Book 12: The Month of the Burglar
When I was trying to come up with a catchy tag-line for the
Month of the Burglar, I wanted something clever, quirky, and fun... like the
Burglar. I came up empty. Disappointing candidates include:
"In Book 12, The Month the Burglar
goes to 11!"
"If you like the Burglar, then
you're gonna love... The Month of the Burglar!"
"The Month of the Burglar: It might
surprise you... and stab you in the back?"
See? Not so hot.
Thankfully, I can leave the creation of pithy slogans to our
fully operational Marketing station ["Burglars do it in groups", "Stealth: It's
what's for dinner", "It's not the skills, baby, it's the burglar who uses them,
knowhatimsayin?" - Marketing Intern] and skip ahead to telling you about the
Adding more to a class which already has so much versatility
and depth hasn't been easy. The challenge has been to enhance a very solid base
in ways that will be fun and interesting, while not shifting or bloating its
capabilities beyond where they ought to be.
Ultimately, we decided to add a little something to
everything. That means new skills and items that enhance or play on the
Burglar's established class abilities. Most of the new skills will be awarded
in levels 40-50, but a few will go out earlier in a Burglar's lifetime. The end
result: A mix of fun skills and items that the shrewd Burglar can apply in the
right situations to good (and sometimes humorous) effect.
So without further ado, here's the skinny on what's new for
the sneakiest class in Middle-earth.http://www.lotro.com/article/483