Spring Festival notes


So I put up a few posts, videos, and snapshots yesterday of the festival – if you haven’t seen them check out as I was mainly shrew stomping and enjoying the kegs.  Today I wanted to put out a couple of updates and share some posts from others.

Outside of my efforts yesterday, I was back in festival mode today.  I did some more shrew stomping to finish off collecting the items I wanted (the table and the hat mainly) as well as finishing the shrew title.  However, the depressing part of that was once I finished there’s an advanced title “Tamer of the Shrew” that’s for stomping 400 shrews.  That does only work out to 40 games which is roughly 3 hours of non-stop stomping.  I may end up doing it as I have to admit it is working as a good stress reliever for me 😉  I’m also starting to work on the dwarven Ale Association quests as I’ve seen some of the posts/videos and find them quite amusing.  Here’s a video from KurganNazzir showing one of them:

First up of the links, if you’re unsure of where to go or what all to do check out CStM’s Spring Festival guide as they have pretty much all the info you could need.  And CStM does post this as well, but the hedge maze map was a HUGE help for me, so if you’re as lost as I was you might want to check it out.

Sadly, the festival is not without issues.  There are 2 main ones that have been reported.  The first is that apparently the new horse is bugged in some way such that they had to remove the vendor, here’s the thread as well as the post from the devs. The other issue is that if you log off during the “Invitation to the spring festival” you will lose the quest as reported by Sapience here. I’d suggest keeping tabs on both threads if you’re still waiting to get your horse.

Following on the horse theme if you want to stock up on your leaves and horse tokens but are having issues with the plank jumps in the horse races, check out LOTRO life’s post on completing the races without the jumps.

The other post I wanted to mention was a post by Branadoc over on Sneaky hobbits about skirmishes and the festival. I always enjoy reading how others find the festivals and I’m especially interested in how others find skirmishes.

And finally, just posted as I was writing this I saw Turbine’s Welcome Back weekend announcement from the 25th to 29th of March.  In addition to the free play, there’s also a 5% XP bonus during that time as well.  I will probably be working on my RK some during that time to take advantage of the extra XP 🙂

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3 responses to “Spring Festival notes

  1. “The first is that apparently the new horse is bugged in some way such that they had to remove the vendor, here’s the thread as well as the post from the devs.”

    The horse vendor, Will Peartree, was underselling the ownership documents so he’s on a leave of absence. They’re supposed to be 1G and some silver but he was selling them for, I think it was around 700s or some such low price. I had thought (or maybe hoped) it was a discount for some reason but I was wrong.

    And thanks for sharing my little video. Before I got to reading the post, I was looking at the image thinking ‘that looks like my hunter’. lol

    • I actually think it was even lower then that 😉 maybe even a handful of silver…

      And no problem, I really enjoyed those quests and your audio was much better then mine – no sense in editing it when someone’s already done it better 🙂

      • kurgannazzir

        You’re right, I think it was more like 75s and some copper. I’m not sure why I said 700.

        A compliment on my audio? No way. Sad thing is, the recorded audio is not what I actually hear; it comes out more tinny for some reason. Probably because I don’t have a sound card but that’s ok.

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