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#13857068 Sep 12, 2018 at 12:20 PM
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While at work, I was watching a levelling guide for a class I was interested in on youtube. What I noticed that the character was 42, but had 52 trait points. I believe I only have half of that around the same level.

Am I missing out on something? (Besides like 20 trait points) I know I have been farming important virtues as I level. Should I be doing the same for traits? If so, is there a place that I can read more about that?

Thanks.
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#13857084 Sep 12, 2018 at 12:51 PM
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The wiki on class trait points is my favorite place to find a list of available points.

Your character probably only has points from leveling -- that's fine. To get any of the other points at such a low level is going to take some work, but a few of those possibilities are:

  • Epic battles -- available at level 10, you get 1 point for 100 promotion points, 1 more point for a second 100 promotion points
  • Class deeds -- check your deed log and see what class deeds you have available. Using the "right" skills a certain number of times can earn you points.
  • Class quests -- easily found via links on that wiki page I linked above

My guess is the character you were watching put in time and effort to completing those things as soon as they became available. Feel free to ask in-game if you're not finding the deeds/quests in your logs, or the information to figure it all out!

Celordal
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#13857105 Sep 12, 2018 at 01:38 PM
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Thanks, Celodral. That helps a lot.

After reading that I don't think I was as far off as I thought I was. I will likely finish my 3 book quests tonight. I was aware of the class deed of using a particular skill an X number of times. I think I have completed 1 or 2 of those meta deeds. Maybe I will devote sometime this weekend on finishing off a few of them.

I just did not realize how prevalent of a practice it is to focus on traits maximizing versus leveling. While I cannot recall the game (I have played way too many of them), but I do remember the practice of focusing on a certain meta game early because it is easier at early levels than at later levels. Even though it is boring work at the beginning, it helps you out.

Thanks again.
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#13857266 Sep 12, 2018 at 05:47 PM
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#13857105 Grayfus wrote:

Thanks, Celodral. That helps a lot.

I just did not realize how prevalent of a practice it is to focus on traits maximizing versus leveling.



Happy to help anytime!

As for it being prevalent -- my experience is that it varies a lot by the player. Personally, I always do the class quests...eventually. Usually before I'm more than 20 levels over. I never stop and gather pages for the page-gathering quests, just get them as I level (usually have them all by the time I finish Moria since all of them can drop there). And at some point I finish all the skill deeds; but I have never stopped and focused on them instead of leveling. The most I choose to do is to keep an eye on which skills I HAVEN'T been using that I have a deed for and kind of try to remember to do them. For my toons scheduled to stop at certain levels I usually do try to focus on completing everything once they equip their stone of the tortoise; otherwise I wait and make sure it's done when I hit 115. :-P

But I know there are completionists that prefer to focus on, and complete, any available deed before going back to primarily leveling, so my way is definitely not the only one. And there is some benefit to that -- more skills, and more potent versions of them, would definitely make leveling easier, maybe even faster.

I think that LOTRO is flexible enough for either choice to be a viable option.
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#13857979 Sep 13, 2018 at 02:04 PM
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The "eventually" plan is my current thought process for class deeds. For virtue deeds if it is one of my five primary, I typically choose to stay in an area before I kill all the things. Some I have skipped (i.e. 70 quests in Shire for example).

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