Week 4 (Commencing Monday 18th May) Eaglestock: Retaking Weathertop!

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    • #1352

      Dear fellow Eagles,

      This week, the Eagles shall be running the Retake Weathertop instance to meet the needs of our coursera players in order to complete their second peer assignment; however, we also extend this invitation to ANY Eagle who would like to join in.

      Assignment details (for coursera students)
      There are two ways in which you can meet the requirements of this week’s assignment: follow the epic book quests or scale the heights of Weather top as a “walk through” tour. The Eagles have scheduled dates and times for the book instance and will be available to anyone who might opt for the tour instead.

      You have two options for completing this assignment:

      · Option One: Write an essay that compares the scene in the novel, the film, and the game with respect to one of the following aspects: the actions or events in the scene; how characterization occurs; dialogue; setting / mise en scène / gamespace; point-of-view; and your experience of reading, viewing, and interacting with the scene. Include a screenshot of your character’s experience at Weathertop in LOTRO.

      · Option Two: Create a video (similar to what is often called a walk-through) of your journey to the summit of Weathertop. (Check Week 4 of the Syllabus for more detailed instructions about how to approach Weathertop.) Using voiceover narration, describe how your character’s experience of getting to the summit and at the summit itself compares and contrasts to the novel and the film. Remember to focus your comparison primarily on one of the aspects of narrative listed above.

      Prerequisites Option 1: Following the quest line
      You must complete these before you can do the instance.

      Vol I, Book 2: The Red Maid quest chain, chapters 1 to 4. (Level 22)

      Book 2, Foreward: Aiding the Order
      Notes: http://lotro-wiki.com/index.php/Quest:Foreword:_Aiding_the_Order
      Chapter 1: Rise of the Orcs
      Notes: http://lotro-wiki.com/index.php/Quest:Chapter_1:_Rise_of_the_Orcs
      Chapter 2: An Orc Messenger
      Notes: http://lotro-wiki.com/index.php/Quest:Chapter_2:_An_Orc_Messenger
      Chapter 3: War-master Uzorr
      Notes: http://lotro-wiki.com/index.php/Quest:Chapter_3:_War-master_Uzorr
      Chapter 4: Light in the Darkness
      Notes: http://lotro-wiki.com/index.php/Quest:Chapter_4:_Light_in_the_Darkness

      Prerequisites Option 2: As a walk through- “tour”


      Note: You do NOT have to do the Vol 1 Book 2 quests to complete this assignment or this version of doing the assignment.

      What is ‘Retake Weathertop’?

      Weathertop is the great watchtower of Amon Sul. It is an instance, which can be completed either solo or in a fellowship. A ranger named Candaith enlists our help in removing the threat of Orcs from the Weather Hills.

      Option 1:Following the quest line: instance

      Challenge: To get to the top of Weathertop and kill the mobs and bosses you encounter on your journey.

      If in a fellowship you may need:

      Tank- Guardian, Champion, Warden or Captain.
      DPS- Captain, Hunter, Lore-master, Runekeeper or Minstrel.
      Healer- Minstrel, Runekeeper or Lore-master.

      Option 2: As a walk through- “tour”
      Challenge: Find your way to the top of Weathertop and explore the summit.

      Note: You will NOT encounter and mobs or bosses and therefore not gain any xp.

      This can be completed solo or with a fellowship.

      Eagles of Thorondor Retake Weathertop

      Option 1: Following the quest line-instance

      Run times: Friday 8pm server time (EST) , Saturday at 6am and 2pm.
      Meeting place: The Forsaken Inn, Lonelands or Candaith’s Camp.

      Option 2: As a walk through- “tour”

      Meeting place: The Forsaken Inn, Lonelands.
      Possible runs: Friday, Saturday and Sunday by request only.

      Items players might want to have in their bags (although not required):

      Wound potions
      Power and morale pots
      Regen. food such as rations or crams.
      Additional: Hope tokens.

      Any questions about the run or the assignment, please post below.


    • #1365

      We survived Weathertop!

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