I will be the first to admit, I AM A POOR PLAYER. In all the threads about Raids and Full Fellowship instances where someone complains about a group wipe because they unknowingly invited a key masher instead of a master player, I'm that key masher. Thus, I never join with groups or raids when invited. So, the best gear in the game is unavailable to me. I'm OK with that to a point. I play with family. I can survive well enough out in the wild and we get by with the lesser 3 man instances occasionally.
So to my complaint (whining). With the release of Rise of Isengard I have gone from squishy to OMG I've got a hang nail, I'm DEAD. So far I haven't been able to craft any armor yet and I have crafted as good as jewelry as is available. My first character to make it from level 65 to 75 has given up a minimum of 1000 points in moral to get higher level armer and the T7 jewelry. I have done this in a bid to increase stats that seem to be so exclusive of each other I can't increase any without giving up others. My non-scientific case in point. I am dying left, right and center against regular mobs in Isengard that only have 70% of the moral of signature mobs that I used to be able to stand toe to toe with at level 65. That is not increasing my fun. I skirmish a fair amount. Reference "Poor Player". I could do Tier 1 skirmishes. Get in get out. Not too much fuss. Tier 2, I could not complete many of those on level. Tier 3, forget about it. In Tier 1 skirmishes I'm dying against mobs that I never died against before. The auxilary mobs, well they've gotten nearly unbearable. "Run away". I thought prior to release, "Hey, I'll be able to get some of the best Armor in the game for myself." Of course that was before I found out it would take aproximately 45,000 skirmish marks to get the cheapest piece. New levels and new releases will make that armor obsolete before I get any of it. NBD.
So that is my "Secret Nerf" story. I die more. I'm still having fun. I just have increased frustration. My whine is done so now to my cheese and crackers.
Everyone have a Happy and safe Thanksgiving.
I can understand your frustration. I have only made it to 71 with my hunter so far and I am starting to see that it may have been better for me to not get my Agility to uber-fantastic levels. I am currently running with some different armour (was still using the Moria gear, 4-piece easy-to-get set, up until last week). I find myself taking more damage with the newer armour, or let me say that my morale bar looks to be lower percentage-wise due to lower morale overall. I try not to be a button masher, but sometimes I do get ahead of myself. I would recommend not being a button-masher, but we are who we are. Good luck and see you in the game.
So to my complaint (whining). With the release of Rise of Isengard I have gone from squishy to OMG I've got a hang nail, I'm DEAD.
Lol! Good one You are not alone in that experience so don't feel too bad. Most ppl posting here playing different classes have posted some observations about how even the new "uber gear sets" don't appear to be as well balanced in stats compared to what you could get before RoI. Since the stat cap has been removed, it's now up to you to try to balance out your gear/bling in the best manner to adjust for your survivability/play style -- which is kind of nice since that does give you choice. Don't stack your main stat so high that you offset all the others you need, like those for morale and ICPR/ICMR.
Originally Posted by imotos_2000
I am dying left, right and center against regular mobs in Isengard that only have 70% of the moral of signature mobs that I used to be able to stand toe to toe with at level 65.
You may find that some adjusting of your virtues to beef up tactical and physical mits will offset your damage and that you will increase your survivability by a nice margin. Also bear in mind that some bosses do have finesse now so if you increase yours, that will help you improve/reduce your miss chances and be more effective in the fights you have with them.
Originally Posted by imotos_2000
Of course that was before I found out it would take aproximately 45,000 skirmish marks to get the cheapest piece. New levels and new releases will make that armor obsolete before I get any of it.
You did mention that you were running some 3 man content before RoI. The Isengard instances for three mans are quite nice and do provide the best return on medallions needed for 4 pieces of the end game Dragon set, plus they also give seals which can be used for the new are sets at the ox-clan camp.
Glad to hear you are still having fun. Cheers and Happy New Year
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