just had a question on the changes that pvmp has undergone since 2008. Just a backround; I have been playing lotro since 2007 and stopped in 2008. I mostly did pvmp (hence why i quit) and played a loremaster r8 (which was admirable back then). I quit after they nerfed the lm's, not because I couldn't still roll creeps, but because I was too used to being able to 3v1 creeps at the slugs; it was really the only thing that kept it interesting. Anyways, I could not recover my account for some reason, so I am rerolling an LM. Trying to get back into the pvmp and I'm wondering what changes I need to be aware of. I'm not too concerned about specific gear because of ROR, but am wondering about general fighting. Iv'e read some of the forums that talk about tac. mitigation importance. Is that the only change? or is there some other important things I should know about. thanks for all the help in advance!
p.s. I played creep t00, so don't be hating.
I have been playing since 07 also. But I never got into pvp till this year. From what I have been told the only real change as far as the moors goes is level and associated morale increases(see the 18k WL) a few things have changed recently like the introduction of commendations and audacity. The deminishing returns on crowd control as well as audacity make a lot of the LM skills.... Frustrating. I am sure you will pick up on the biggest changes which are not pvp related. The 'simplifying' of stats and mitigations, and the uncapping of stats makes for some crazy numbers. Oh and the tactical mitigation... Most creep classes can deal some form of tactical damage, and as far as mitigations go... The more the merrier. Good luck on your return! And hope fully someone can expand on the changes.
So you quit because you couldnt 3v1 on an LM, and youre coming back now, when LMs are in their arguably worst state of all time.
On topic: audacity gear is a must, and stack tac mit if soloing. On general fighting, its server specific, but most servers are going through a pretty rough zerg stage i hear.
Audacity gear is pvp gear that reduces damage by 30% with a full set, and you get the set from comms, which you get from killing people (half of the renown you get). You need 35k comms for the full set.
Edit: read the post above me; Tac mit is NOT only for tactical damage (and next to no creep classes do tactical damage, none that you have to be worried about). Tac mit is all non-common damage sources, so fire, shadow, and acid.
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