Riders of Rohan Launch Day FAQs
Source : http://forums.lotro.com/showthread.php?482820-Riders-of-Rohan-Launch-Day-FAQs
Q: "When can I start patching with the launcher?"
A: You can start the launcher now and begin patching.
Q: "When will the game servers be up?"
A: As of noon U.S. Eastern Time, the game servers are up!
Q: "The launcher is stuck at Examine Programs or Examine Game Data. What should I do?"
A: This happens when the patch servers are overloaded. Let the launcher continue trying for a few minutes. If it doesn't continue, close the launcher, wait 5 minutes, and then start the launcher again.
Q: "What can I do while I wait?"
A: How about watching the official Launch Trailer or reading the release notes and known issues.
Q: "Where can I download the native MacOS client?"
A: The native MacOS client isn't quite ready for release yet, sorry. (Source)
Q: "Where do I begin?"
A: You can begin either with the Epic Story in Lothlorien or start questing directly in Rohan.
*NEW* Q: "Why can't I open the LOTRO Store?"
A: Turbine is performing additional maintenance on the Store and will make it available as soon as possible. (Source)
Q: "How do I get to Rohan?"
A: Ride south from Stangard or Parth Celebrant in the Great River until you cross the bridge into the northern Wold. Continue on to Langhold.
Q: "Where does the Epic Story continue?"
A: Volume III, Book 7 begins with Galadriel at Caras Galadhron in Lothlorien. It will eventually take you to the East Wall, bypassing the Wold temporarily. You can start Book 7 without finishing the earlier books.
*NEW* Q: "I can see a quest NPC's ring on my radar map, but it's invisible in the game world. What should I do?"
A: This is probably a phasing issue. You can select the NPC by clicking on its ring on the radar map. Then press U to interact with the NPC. This has been observed to happen with Luidhros in Book 7, Chapter 1.
Q: "Why can't I finish the quest 'Rohan Awaits'?"
A: You probably finished the Langhold quest arc already. "Rohan Awaits" must be completed first. You can safely continue questing in the Northern Wold. It's a known issue.
*NEW* Q: "My friends and ignore lists are empty. What happened?"
A: This appears to be a side effect of the update, although it's not listed in the known issues yet. Trying to add someone who was previously on your friends list doesn't seem to work, so the list might simply not be displaying correctly right now.
Q: "I'm a Lore-master. Why was my sword unequipped?"
A: Your class legendary traits have changed. Visit your class trainer and then a Bard to see your new options.
*NEW* Q: "Where have the crafting guild halls gone?"
A: They're still there, but the doors have moved closer to the crafting areas. In Esteldin, look inside the main crafting hall. In Thorin's Hall, look near the forges.
*NEW* Q: "I tried to enter the Bree-land Homestead Provisions building and ended up in Archet! What happened?"
A: That door is broken and leads to nowhere. The game has returned you to a safe location as a precaution.
Q: "I purchased the Legendary Edition. Why can't I do the 'Exclusive Rohan Content'?"
A: Horse session play doesn't work right now, but you can participate in mounted combat the same as everyone else. It's a known issue.
*NEW* Q: "I purchased the Base Edition and don't have access to the expansion quests. What happened?"
A: No one is quite sure what happened yet, but it's probably a top priority for Turbine right now. The best thing at the moment is to be patient. You can still start the Epic Story and do all the quests in the Northern Wold to get your war-steed.
Q: "I think I found a bug. What should I do?"
A: First, read the release notes and known issues for any last-minute news from Turbine. You may also want to try asking for help in the /advice channel. If you believe you've found a bug, type /bug and fill out the form with as much detail as you can. The QA team can't respond to every bug report, but your reports help them make a better game!
*NEW* Q: "The game crashes when I try to enter a session play. What should I do?"
A: No one is quite sure yet why this happens for some players but not for others. You may wish to try changing your graphics or sound settings to see if that makes a difference.
Q: "Where's the loot? Nothing is sparkling."
A: Enemies in Rohan all have Remote Looting. If you have the UI option "Always loot all" enabled, it will automatically go into your bags. Otherwise, you can find all your loot in the Pending Loot panel. You can access it through its notification icon.
Q: "What is this big blue Quest Action Available button?"
A: Some quests in Rohan are bestowed and turned in remotely. A quest might be bestowed by killing an opponent (identified with a quest ring), just getting near a warband, using an item on the landscape, or entering a specific area.
Q: "Someone stole my kill! How can I get them to stop?"
A: No one stole your kill. All opponents in Rohan have Open Tapping. Anyone who damages an enemy (or heals someone who damages an enemy) gets quest credit, XP, and loot from that enemy, regardless of if you're grouped.
Q: "My freep characters can't get to the Ettenmoors! Why not?"
A: The Free Peoples must now be level 80 to travel to the Ettenmoors.
Q: "How do I get back to the East Wall?"
A: If you start your adventures in Rohan with the Epic Quests, you may have to ride back through the Wold to return after leaving. Consider setting your milestone in the East Wall if you start out there.
Q: "Is there a Forge-master somewhere?"
A: There are Legendary Item NPCs in every major settlement in Rohan, except in the East Wall.
Q: "Are there class trainers in Rohan?"
A: Yes. You can find class trainers in Harwick and Snowbourn.
Q: "I just leveled up. Why doesn't my class trainer have any new skills for me?"
A: New class skills may be automatically granted without visiting a trainer when leveling up. You may still wish to visit your trainer to double-check.
Q: "Where do I get my war-steed?"
A: Finishing the entire quest line in Langhold in the northern Wold will lead you to your war-steed. It takes about an hour or two.
Q: "How do I get my mounted skills?"
A: All class mounted skills are available at character level 75. All steed mounted skills are available at steed level 2. Visit your class trainer to train these new skills.
Q: "Why do my toggle skills and stances keep turning off and on?"
A: While you're mounted on any kind of steed, any active toggle skills or stances are temporarily suppressed. When you dismount, their effects will be restored.
Q: "What happened to all my quickslots?"
A: When you're mounted on a war-steed, you'll see an entirely separate set of quickslots for mounted skills.
Q: "Why won't any of my mounted combat skills work?"
A: Mounted combat skills are disabled in most towns, some enemy camps, and in all areas outside of Rohan.
Q: "How do I see my war-steed's stats?"
A: Press Shift + M.
Q: "I only see one war-steed mount summoning skill. How do I switch to a different type of war-steed?"
A: You can choose a different type of war-steed by changing to a different mounted trait spec, or by refunding the trait points in your current spec.
Q: What is the maximum level for war-steeds?
A: Level 50. Your war-steed will have 77 trait points at that level.
Q: "Can I use a Light Bridle with my medium or heavy war-steed?"
A: Yes, although any legacies marked "Light Steed" will not be active if you're on a different type of war-steed.
Q: "How do Tasks work in Rohan?"
A: Every Tasks Bulletin Board in Rohan has the same set of Task quests, all available from level 75-85. Each quest requires 10 task items, and rewards XP, Legendary Item XP, and Steed XP. Tasks do not reward any reputation in Rohan.
Q: "Is there a vault in Rohan?"
A: There are vault keepers and other town services in Harwick and Snowbourn.
Q: "Are there crafting guild representatives in Rohan?"
A: Yes, you can find guild representatives at the crafting hall in Snowbourn.
Q: "Where are the warbands?"
A: Right click on your radar map and ensure warband icons are enabled. You may need to do the same for your world map.
Q: "Why isn't a quest popping up for this warband?"
A: Each warband quest can only be done once a day, although you can do all 17 warband quests every day.
Q: "Why did I just get teleported out of Harwick?"
A: Until you finish the quest "On Notice!" the guards in Harwick may be suspicious of you.
Q: "How do I do Five Against the Wold?"
A: This is your first mounted instance quest. Follow the lead of the Four Riders. If you run into a red wall, turn around.
Q: "What do I do with [Silver Tokens of the Riddermark]?"
A: You can barter for armour, jewelry, and shields at levels 76, 78, 80, and 82 along with recipes at Eastemnet Quartermasters in Harwick (west of the milestone) and Snowbourn (outside the Mead Hall).
Q: "Where do I get a [Battered Ring of Rohan]?"
A: These can randomly be found in boxes of warband spoils. You can upgrade them at Eastemnet Quartermasters.
Q: "How do I unlock Hytbold?"
A: Reach level 84 and check your mail. See also: http://forums.lotro.com/showthread.php?482751
Q: "Where do I go next?"
A: In general, the progression through Eastern Rohan goes:
Level 75-76: The Wold (start at Langhold) and/or The East Wall (start virtually anywhere)
Level 77-78: Norcrofts (start at Elthengels)
Level 79-80: Entwash Vale (start at Eaworth)
Level 81-82: Eaves of Fangorn (start at the fishing camp outside the entrance)
Level 83-85: Sutcrofts (start at Garsfeld)
Level 84-85: Hytbold