Meanwhile, in the In-Game LOTRO Store, Crafting Materials!

Lord of the Rings Online dropped a huge update yesterday that included new content, a vault update, a barter token wallet (at last!) and a lot more stuff available on which to spend your Turbine Points.  No, really, that is a really long list of new stuff to buy.

Among the more interesting items are crafting materials.

I got yer crafting materials right here

They include:

Scroll of Lesser Craft Acceleration

Provides a 25% bonus to experience earned from crafting. Lasts 10 minutes.

Apprentice Ingredient Pack

Apprentice Ingredient Packs can be used in place of traditional ingredients. These can only be used on recipes in the Apprentice crafting tier. NOTE – Items crafted with Ingredient Packs are bound to account and cannot be traded to other players.

Journeyman Ingredient Pack

Journeyman Ingredient Packs can be used in place of traditional ingredients. These can only be used on recipes in the Journeyman crafting tier. NOTE – Items crafted with Ingredient Packs are bound to account and cannot be traded to other players.

Expert Ingredient Pack

Expert Ingredient Packs can be used in place of traditional ingredients. These can only be used on recipes in the Expert crafting tier. NOTE – Items crafted with Ingredient Packs are bound to account and cannot be traded to other players.

Artisan Ingredient Pack

Artisan Ingredient Packs can be used in place of traditional ingredients. These can only be used on recipes in the Artisan crafting tier. NOTE – Items crafted with Ingredient Packs are bound to account and cannot be traded to other players.

Master Ingredient Pack

Master Ingredient Packs can be used in place of traditional ingredients. These can only be used on recipes in the Master crafting tier. NOTE – Items crafted with Ingredient Packs are bound to account and cannot be traded to other players.

Supreme Ingredient Pack

Supreme Ingredient Packs can be used in place of traditional ingredients. These can only be used on recipes in the Supreme crafting tier. NOTE – Items crafted with Ingredient Packs are bound to account and cannot be traded to other players.

Recipes

The LOTRO Store has had over 100 new recipes added to it for items both new and old!

Seems that LOTRO learned something from EverQuest II Extended.  EQIIX has been selling crafting materials for a while now.  And something to speed up crafting experience… EQII had those as veteran rewards ages ago.

Recipes though, EQIIX doesn’t sell recipes does it?  No advanced crafting books available for Station Cash?  I wonder why not?

Of course, EQIIX has a very active broker right now, something that LOTRO lacks.

Once it gets done patching, I’ll log in to see how this all works.

Now if they would just automate server transfers for characters and get those in the LOTRO store.

5 thoughts on “Meanwhile, in the In-Game LOTRO Store, Crafting Materials!

  1. mbp

    Interesting development alright. I decided a long time ago that the amount of time I am prepared to put into Lotro doesn’t allow for crafting but I might must be tempted to avail of a shortcut through the cash shop.

    Has anyone worked out yet how much it would cost to buy your way to the top of a crafting profession?

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  2. Mike

    EQ2 Extended? The game that makes you pay to use the most fundamental piece of an MMORPG, the broker/auction house? (unless you pay a sub). When they open up Silver to using the auction house without the constant trickle of real money to play the game market, at least in the form of a single box slot that sells ‘freely’, I’ll be back to it. Until then, I’ll keep playing LOTRO, with its now-robust auction house that encourages me to play the market rather than stifling my desire by constantly slapping the “pay real money” at me when doing the same.

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  3. SynCaine

    Why would you buy crafting mats though? Why not just directly buy either a character with the skills already maxed, or the items you want from the craft directly?

    It’s not like crafting in LotRO is fun itself, so if you skip the whole ‘gather and gear as you go’ part of it, what’s left?

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  4. Wilhelm2451 Post author

    @Mike – I have a post on the current EQIIX broker and its advantages (for some) and limitations (for others).

    @SynCaine – I got on this morning and bought one of these packs.. Essentially what you get is a “package” for a given tier that lets you craft a single recipe from that tier. Only, whatever you craft is bound to your account. So it is not a way to level up crafting. It is more of a way to make a piece of equipment for an alt. At at 25-75 cents a throw, it would be a very expensive way to level up crafting. This is more for the alt-maniacs… like me!

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  5. Bhagpuss

    EQ2X doesn’t sell craft recipe books. Apart from a couple of tiers that Domino hasn’t gotten around to yet, all craft books are now available in-game either through questing or by gaining sufficient faction.

    What would be an interesting twist would be if they added recipes to the Store to make items that are only sold in the Store.

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