The most recent developer diary on the Lord of the Rings Online website talks about some upcoming changes to the Legendary Item System. It is looking to be a pretty major overhaul of the Legendaries system, and all LI’s (Legendary Items) will have their stats reset so people can properly choose new ones with the updated system. Not having a Legendary Item yet myself, I can’t really say how this will affect me, but it looks like much of the player feedback about LI’s has been addressed, and that is a good thing. I expect to see some complaining from folks on the forums who see things as fine right now (and maybe don’t want others to be ‘up to par’ with their own stats), but this should be a good update overall.
Developer Diary: Legendary Item System Updates Page 1 of 3 Overview In The Lord of the Rings Online™: Siege of Mirkwood™, we’re updating the Legendary Item system that was introduced in Mines of Moria™. This revision of the Legendary Item system incorporates most of the feedback we have received about Legendary Items since they were introduced. Identification and Reforge Changes One of the primary issues with the system is that players have to invest a large amount of time before knowing that a particular Legendary Item is “good.” We have changed the identification and reforge process to front load the system a bit more. The initial legacies placed on the Legendary Item (LI) at identification are pulled from only the “best” legacies. This ensures the LI has some desirable legacies and the player can make a good guess whether that LI is worthwhile before spending time leveling it.
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