About Directorate
Directorate is a seven year old Rank 10 kinship, formerly from Imladris, now on the Crickhollow server. We have about 25 active players. There are 219 toons on our roster, of which 130 are active, with an equal balance of male and female kin members. Many of us are older players but our defining characteristic is that we are friendly, courteous, and respectful to all within the kin, and as we travel throughout Middle-earth. We maintain a kin forum with the latest news regarding Lotro, an extensive library and discussion forum, and a gallery section to post our screenshots. Many of us work during the day but at night and on weekends we are in Middle-earth. We have an active day presence as well. Directorate is an end game kin but newcomers to Lotro are welcome; we will assist you while you level. Most of us are from the United States however, we have members in Canada, Israel and Europe. We seek focused individuals who are committed to the game. We use Team Speak 3 voice communication. Directorate has an ongoing relationship with players from other kins who join us on our team speak to run raid content.  We run Raids and other group content on Friday Nights at 8pm EST.  To join Directorate ~ you must send in game mail to Paladiran.
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Update 22.2.2 Release Notes

by Paladiran, 8 days ago

Update 22.2.2 Release Notes

Update 22.2.2 Release Notes

Here are the Release Notes for Update 22.2.2, released on Wednesday, June 13th.

News and Notes:


  • Guardian:
    • Terrible Wound was incorrectly being spread by Radiate. It is no longer affected by this trait.
    • Hemorrhaging Wound and Terrible Wound damage over time has been reduced.
    • Unimbued Legendary Item area of effect damage bonuses have been reduced.
    • Honourable Combat now properly heals for each Bleed removed.
    • Sweeping Cut's base damage has been increased.
    • The skill description of Overwhelm has been fixed.
    • The trait description of Hemorrhage has been fixed.
    • War Chant now does physical damage.
  • Hunter:
    • Damage from Set Trap, Triple Trap, Piercing Trap, and The One Trap is now inherited from your main hand weapon DPS.
    • Blindside has been corrected, and now generates three Focus rather than costing three Focus.
    • Armor Rend now adds properly to the base debuff of Penetrating Shot.
    • Hail of Arrows' cooldown reset can now proc once every 30 seconds.
  • Loremaster:
    • Instant damage has been increased on several skills.
    • Nature's Wrath's periodic damage has been increased.
    • Improved Staff Sweep now deals Light damage.
    • The cooldown on Knowledge of Power has been reduced from 60 seconds to 45 seconds.
    • Ring of Fire now deals significantly more damage in an area burst.
    • Wizard's Fire now benefits from and removes Improved Staff Sweep's fire crit chance buff.
  • Minstrel
    • Improved Chord of Salvation will now correctly increase the Fellowship-wide heal from ranks two through four.


  • Instruments now display properly in the Dressing Room and Character panel.
  • Gleowine's Harp, the Bardic Fiddle, and the Basic Fiddle now correctly appear on the back when sheathed.
  • Cosmetic instruments now correctly disappear while in /music mode.

Mounted Combat

  • Fixed an issue with War-steed turning.

Quests and Adventure Areas

  • Fixed an issue with a missing cocoon in the quest Finding Reason in Archet.


  • Fixed an issue where High-elf Rune-keepers with Legendary Item rune-satchels were unable to log in on a Mac.
  • Fixed a Who panel issue that could prevent information from being shown for previously logged-in players.
  • Who panel input element filtering is now more responsive.
  • The level variance on Who and Quest Grouping panels has been adjusted to be +/- 5 levels.
  • Female elf NPCs once again have a variety of hair colours.
  • To help alleviate some chat spamming issues, characters on Premium accounts must now be level 10 in order to chat on the global chat channels. Characters on VIP accounts continue to have no level restriction to chat, while characters on Free accounts must still be level 20 to use the global chat channels.

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