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Update 20 to be released on Tuesday, March 21st

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017

Hear ye, hear ye! In last weeks Twitch stream Cordovan did say that since they had a release candidate version of the build this weekend will probably not see the build. Also, the...

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Update 20 to be released on Tuesday, March 21st

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017

Hear ye, hear ye! In last weeks Twitch stream Cordovan did say that since they had a release candidate version of the build this weekend will probably not see the build. Also, the...

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Seeing LOTRO

LOTRO Players News Episode 194: Nazgul Repellant Spray

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017

This week we discuss mitigations and LOTRO news. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN194.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (16.4MB) Game News LOTRO Beacon   Store...

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Beyond LOTRO

The Road Goes Ever On For  Adventures in Middle-earth

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017

  The Road Goes Ever On™ is a beautiful collection of 4 large format journey maps for Adventures in Middle-earth, along with a 32 page supplement packed with setting...

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The Road Goes Ever On For Adventures in Middle-earth

The Road Goes Ever On For  Adventures in Middle-earth

Mar 23, 2017

  The Road Goes Ever On™ is a beautiful collection of 4 large format journey maps for Adventures in Middle-earth, along with a 32 page supplement packed with setting information, rules and guidance on making the most of your journeys     The Road Goes Ever On is anticipated as a 2017 release. It contains information first seen in Journeys and...

The Family Line Part 127 – The Cold Winds Blow

The Family Line Part 127 – The Cold Winds Blow

Mar 23, 2017

Part 127 – The Cold Winds Blow The morning was bright and busy were the workers all about. Waving goodbye to the travelers heading out was Herion. The travelers were the Warriors of Eriador and it was the day they departed from Annuminas. As they departed, Herion waved goodbye as he had a sudden feeling of the weight of the entire city of Annuminas on his...

Update 20 to be released on Tuesday, March 21st

Update 20 to be released on Tuesday, March 21st

Mar 20, 2017

Hear ye, hear ye! In last weeks Twitch stream Cordovan did say that since they had a release candidate version of the build this weekend will probably not see the build. Also, the update was, for some difficulties they encountered, moved to not-Monday. Now the update is announced to release tomorrow, Tuesday, March 21st. You can read the downtime announcement...

LOTRO Players News Episode 194: Nazgul Repellant Spray

LOTRO Players News Episode 194: Nazgul Repellant Spray

Mar 20, 2017

This week we discuss mitigations and LOTRO news. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN194.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (16.4MB) Game News LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week March 17th – 23rd Regeneration Food x1 Use Coupon Code NOMNOM 1/Account 20 % OFF Expansions & Expansion Quests Skirmishes & Instances...

Critters Journey [intermezzo] I’m a Mordor firestarter

Critters Journey [intermezzo] I’m a Mordor firestarter

Mar 18, 2017

The mailbox has been flooded with the question, Why does Spike hate orc so much? Ok perhaps not. But it’s still a valid question. One that i can’t deny your search and thirst for answer for. Credits go to Riga (screenshot and first line) and Jarolas for the...

Community Events: March 17th-23rd

Community Events: March 17th-23rd

Mar 17, 2017

Community Calendar: Happy Bullroarer Took Day to you all!  We celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a LOTRO spin this weekend.  Friday is a Green Bullroarer Took Friday on Laurelin, a special edition of the weekly Green Dragon Friday.  Saturday is Landroval’s A Day at the Greenfields, with genre-themed music from 11 bands from 11am to 10pm.  Sunday...

The Family Line Part 126 – The Elves of Lin Giliath

The Family Line Part 126 – The Elves of Lin Giliath

Mar 16, 2017

Part 126 – The Elves of Lin Giliath Morning had come to the lands of the North Downs. The grassy fields in the Kingsfell were bright green as birds chirped their songs all morning long. The vibrant sparkling of the morning dew on the leaves of the trees, tall and proud, sparkled as the branches held flocks of birds that took flight together up into the sky as...

LOTRO Store Sales 3/17/17 – 3/23/17

LOTRO Store Sales 3/17/17 – 3/23/17

Mar 16, 2017

  Free Sample Of The Week March 17th – 23rd Regeneration Food x1 Use Coupon Code NOMNOM 1/Account     Expansions & Expansion Quests Drac Says – Always good to see these on sale! Skirmishes & Instances Drac Says – Just Remember To Skirmish Responsibly Enhanced XP Supply Drac Says – Very Good If Your Working On Alt’s Token of the...

Antipodean Writer: The Paths of the Dead

Antipodean Writer: The Paths of the Dead

Mar 15, 2017

They come! They come! The Dead they come! With flickering banners, muted drum Armoured in fear, The Dead draw near! By Erech’s Stone, here they atone Remembered oath, eld days when loath Isildur’s summons they refuse Today by Erech they must choose To obey summons. Rest in peace! At last Isildur’s curse will cease. They come! They come! The Dead are come! With...

March of the King Fully Voiced

March of the King Fully Voiced

Mar 13, 2017

The March of the King update added a large amount of story beats for players to experience and enjoy.  From remembering the fallen at Pelennor Fields to sneaking into the towers of The Black Gate, March of the King is a journey players will remember for years to come.   The Start March of the King starts off with what might be the most epic collection...

LOTRO Players News Episode 193: Pineleaf’s Angels

LOTRO Players News Episode 193: Pineleaf’s Angels

Mar 13, 2017

This week we add a new member to the LOTRO Players News team. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN193.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (10.3MB) Game News Update 20 beta 2: Recent Changes, Cosmetics and Pets LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week  March 10th – 16th Dye: Evendim Blue x1 Use Coupon Code IMBLUE 1/Account  ...

Critters Journey [55] If you’re sure, then i’m sure

Time passes after the defeat of mordors forces in the battle for Minas Tirith, but Spike and thekupal are still uneasy. They know what is beyond the borders. Pushing to advance on the enemies homelands in the weakend state that gondor is in wasnt well received. But George might just know a thing after he overheard gandalf and merry. Critters feed Don’t want to...

Update 20 beta 2: recent changes, cosmetics and pets

Update 20 beta 2: recent changes, cosmetics and pets

Mar 11, 2017

A second beta version is out on Bullroarer now and we have received some changes based on player feedback on the forums. Some positive, some a little bit less, depending on the player. The changes since U20 Beta 1 Tybur: Notable Changes Since U20 Beta 1: Minor adjustment to Chat UI so that text doesn’t get cut-off at the bottom. In response to feedback,...

Embers of Hope Chapter 3: Days of Plenty

Embers of Hope Chapter 3: Days of Plenty

Mar 10, 2017

A week later Zaradanoric felt able to travel again. He had spent much time while he was waiting with Katherine Oaklane, the intriguing lore-master. Partially, this was due to the manner of his wounds, which required expert skill that she had the knowledge of. After that night on the cliff fighting the possessor spirit, the two had grown closer as friends and...

Community Events: March 10th-16th

Community Events: March 10th-16th

Mar 10, 2017

Community Calendar: We’ve now reached this event planner’s least favourite time of year: the US, Canada, and a few other places in North America will go on Daylight Saving Time on Sunday while most of Europe will go on DST on March 26th.  This means that some events on the European servers will generally take place at a different time than Americans...

LOTRO Store Sales 3/10/17 – 3/16/17

LOTRO Store Sales 3/10/17 – 3/16/17

Mar 10, 2017

  Free Sample Of The Week March 10th – 16th Dye: Evendim Blue x1 Use Coupon Code IMBLUE 1/Account         Ingredient Packs Drac Says – No.. never ever buy these EVER Crafting Guild Access Drac Says – For the F2P/Premium that want to join your crafting guild Craft Experience Boosts Drac Says – Helps the grind but Rapid Crafting...

The Family Line Part 125 – The Blood Path

The Family Line Part 125 – The Blood Path

Mar 9, 2017

Part 125 – The Blood Path The air was thick and sinister. A feeling of dread hung heavy in the atmosphere at the threshold of the path toward the Bonevales. No bird chirps could be heard for quite a while before coming to the edge. Only wind blew through narrow pass before the steps into the stone laden valley that connected the southern part of Enedwaith to...

Screenshots from U20

Screenshots from U20

Mar 8, 2017

If you’re a person dreading spoilers and want to be surprised and amazed, this is probably the point where you don’t click here and instead go read What to do when U20 hits live. And I am pretty sure that this story and reflection on what has happened by Eladan and Elrohir will amaze you as much as it did me. But I also seen something else in this....

New cloak and what to do when U20 hits live

New cloak and what to do when U20 hits live

Mar 7, 2017

What to do when U20 hits live? Honestly, it looks like there isn’t much to talk about when we say “What to do when U20 hits live”, do just what you usually do – pick up a quest and go finish it. But then again, some updates do bring some other changes with them, so let’s see what would be the way to deal with this. Obviously, if...

A New Book for Musical Ninnies.

A New Book for Musical Ninnies.

Mar 7, 2017

Hello Musical and Non Musical LOTRO Players, After declaring I would update the sheet music for The Ninny Hammers way back in December 2016 I can finally confirm that it is complete. I took the decision to split the classical music from the other genres as well as checking each file in the current system. Now I may be blowing my trumpet far too soon. As the...