Friday, February 7, 2014

How to Mine Tin on LOTRO

Tin is a highly valuable commodity in LOTRO's economy. A recent check of the Auction House had stacks of 100 Tin Ingots for just over 3 Gold. That is a serious amount of gold to drop on such a low tier crafting item. However, it rarity determines this price. It is highly unlikely that you will ever see tin whilst rambling across the countryside of Middle Earth unless you are specifically searching for it. 

How to Mine Tin on LOTRO

The best place to go tin farming is in Rushock Bog in the Shire. There, the ore spawn sites are close together, so you are able to mine quite a few of them in a short amount of time. Tin will spawn at the same spot that copper does, but you won't find it right away. Here is what you need to do:

  1. Get rid of anything in your inventory that you don't need. This extra space is needed for the extra things such as copper salts that are produced when mining an ore node.
  2. Make sure that you are using the best prospecting tools availible, and that they are fully repaired. Nothing is worse than mining 20 ore nodes and having your prospecting tools break while you are in the middle of the bog.
  3. Travel to Rushock Bog, and use your Resource Tracker to locate ore nodes.
  4. Mine every ore node you see.
Eventually, tin nodes will begin appearing. I honestly find it easier to grind for gold than to mine tin constantly. You can read my tips for getting gold quick here.

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