Tips and tricks to get the most out of your LotRO experience
Completely new to playing LotRO? You’re in luck. We’ve prepared a document which thoroughly outlines all you need to know to get started. You can read it here.
How do you set up a fellowship? If you are in the kinship panel you can right click on your intended targets name and a little menu will pop up. One of the options will be ‘Fellowship’. If you place your mouse pointer on that word, a small menu will show up with the word ‘Invite’. Click on invite and it will invite that individul to join you in a fellowship. You can also do this by clicking any players name in the chat box or, alternatively, you can type ‘/invite (player’s name)’ directly into the chat box.
1. Kinship vaults – The main kinship vault is in the EoT Kinship House. A number of kinnies have also opened their house chests for all to use. Feel free to take from or add things to any of these kinship chests. We do ask that any weapons or armour that aren’t either purple or blue level be sold to a vendor instead of placing them in the vault as these types of weapons are easily found as drops throughout the game. We have a map detailing where to find other house vaults which various kin have opened up for use by the kinship.
2. Kinship-only Auction House sales – At times, you’ll find that both of the vaults are full. If this is the case and your loot is really, really good, feel free to post is as a kinship-only sale in the AH. Only VIP members can access the AH, so if you aren’t VIP, feel free to send it to an officer who is, and we’ll post it for you. If you are VIP, follow these directions to post in the AH: Right click on the Auctioneer and a AH panel will pop up. Near the top of the panel, you’ll see a small option for checking “Kinship only”. If you check that before you post anything, the items will only be available to Eagles. Please keep the price low to help our kinsmates find what they need. If you wish to mark the item up, do a general Auction House posting. Any questions? Feel free to contact an officer.
This is your first stop for all things LotRO. A mine of information. Generally there are no walkthroughs or spoilers, but tons of information about the game.
This site often has walkthroughs and tips for completing tricky quests. It’s not comprehensive. If you don’t find it here, then try the LotRO forums.
Tales of Arda is a lovely site run by Whiteberry, who used to be on the Players’ Council. The “Fluffy Wishlist” is a particular favourite. Whiteberry is currently playing Landmark, so don’t expect any LotRO-related updates.
Stuck on a quest? Search the forums to see if someone else has found a solution.
Cosmetics fan? You’ll find glorious outfits here.
Store freebies, downtime, customer support all available through Turbine’s LotRO Twitter account.
If you’re a FB user, you can follow Turbine’s LotRO team there.
Last but not least, our own Luringdad has created a couple of helpful webtoys. From A to Bree is a travel aid, working out the best route to get from one stable to another. Crush Your Foes is a combat log analyser, which we’ve found useful in challenging instances to work out the best tactics for that scenario.
If you’re looking for our Kinship FAQ, you’ll find it on the About page.