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Community Events 20th -26th Oct.

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014

Welcome to another Community Events post.   This post is a list of all known player run events planned for this week. If  you have an event and would like to have it included in...

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Podcasts

LOTRO Players Adventures Episode 35: Warg Podiatrist, M. D.

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014

This week we start and complete the Mirkwood skirmishes. Donations A big thanks to DJPimpDaddy for a $10 or more donation to LOTRO Players! “Make sure everyone donates this...

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Seeing LOTRO

LOTRO Players Adventures Episode 35: Warg Podiatrist, M. D.

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014

This week we start and complete the Mirkwood skirmishes. Donations A big thanks to DJPimpDaddy for a $10 or more donation to LOTRO Players! “Make sure everyone donates this...

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Beyond LOTRO

The Hobbit in 72 LEGO Seconds

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014

Brotherhood Workshop is at it again with another great LEGO stop-motion video.  This time they cover The Hobbit in 72 seconds in a surprisingly comprehensive way, especially...

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LOTRO Players Adventures Episode 35: Warg Podiatrist, M. D.

LOTRO Players Adventures Episode 35: Warg Podiatrist, M. D.

Oct 21, 2014

This week we start and complete the Mirkwood skirmishes. Donations A big thanks to DJPimpDaddy for a $10 or more donation to LOTRO Players! “Make sure everyone donates this week to the Lotro Players Extra Life campaign.  All donators to my charity will become in-game NPCs in the upcoming Lotro Players RPG that I will be making live on a 24 hour stream...

Community Events 20th -26th Oct.

Community Events 20th -26th Oct.

Oct 20, 2014

Welcome to another Community Events post.   This post is a list of all known player run events planned for this week. If  you have an event and would like to have it included in this list please email Lilikatebuggins@gmail.com or leave a comment, or you can always send me an in game letter to Lilikate on Landroval. Every effort is made to ensure the details...

LOTRO Players News Episode 69: To Mordor and Beyond

LOTRO Players News Episode 69: To Mordor and Beyond

Oct 20, 2014

This week we discuss and guess the future of LOTRO. Blooper video here. LOTRO Players News Episode 69 [ 1:22:02 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Game News Another Round Of Layoffs No Impact To Current LOTRO Plans Due To Layoffs Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week October 17th – 23rd Simple Rally Horn x1 Use Coupon Code RALLY5 5/Account 20% Off Shared...

Poll: Do You Raid In LOTRO?

Poll: Do You Raid In LOTRO?

Oct 19, 2014

Bludborn’s great raiding article this week made me curious how many of our readers have been/are raiders in LOTRO. Do You Raid In LOTRO? Yes, still at least once a week Yes, but not often Yes, I used to No No, but I have wanted to try Other View Results  Loading...

LOTRO Store Sales 10/17/14 – 10/23/14

LOTRO Store Sales 10/17/14 – 10/23/14

Oct 17, 2014

Free Sample Of The Week October 17th – 23rd Simple Rally Horn x1 Use Coupon Code RALLY5 5/Account     Shared Storage   20% Off 595-995 476-796 Drac Says – YES!!! YES!!! ALWAYS good to see this on sale! Vault Upgrades 20% Off 195-995 156-796 Drac Says – YES!!! YES!!! ALWAYS good to see this on sale! Inventory Slots 20% Off 325 260 Drac Says – You can...

Thoughts About Raiding

Thoughts About Raiding

Oct 17, 2014

First off let me introduce myself. My name is Bludborn. I typically play on the Elendilmir Server and I am member of the kinship, Into the West. I have been playing since November of 2007 and have had an active subscription the entire time. The last time I checked, I had over 8000 hours logged. I have also played other MMOs such as World of Warcraft, Age of...

No Impact to Current LOTRO Plans Due to Layoffs

No Impact to Current LOTRO Plans Due to Layoffs

Oct 16, 2014

Fresh off the heels of the latest round of Turbine layoffs, LOTRO community manager Andy Cataldo (Frelorn) took to Twitch today to level his hobbit minstrel and answer community questions. One of the first questions answered got an open and candid response from Frelorn: I’ll answer this question once, since I knew it was going to be asked. It’s the...

The Hobbit in 72 LEGO Seconds

The Hobbit in 72 LEGO Seconds

Oct 16, 2014

Brotherhood Workshop is at it again with another great LEGO stop-motion video.  This time they cover The Hobbit in 72 seconds in a surprisingly comprehensive way, especially considering the length of the three hobbit...

I Once Was A Hobbit

I Once Was A Hobbit

Oct 16, 2014

Hail friends! This week we continue in our lore series of villains in Middle Earth.  We are taking a look at a very mysterious creature.  I hope you enjoy the story!   The Corruption Takes Place Once a predecessor of the Stoorish Hobbits, Smeagol spent the early years of his life living with his family under the Matriarch, which was his grandmother....

The Family Line Part 14 – A Bitter Arrival

The Family Line Part 14 – A Bitter Arrival

Oct 16, 2014

The Family Line Part 14 – A Bitter Arrival Sniffing and movement close to Theomin woke him. As he came to consciousness he could hear birds singing and the wind rustling the leaves above. A feeling peacefulness engulfed him as he opened his eyes. It was morning on the dreaded overlook of Marton. Sadness and despair then flooded through him like hot water...

LOTRO Video Highlights: The Ballad of Khizli

LOTRO Video Highlights: The Ballad of Khizli

Oct 16, 2014

This week’s video highlight is one of the few more serious works by the BBB. “The Ballad of Khizli” was released in 2011 on Bards, Beers, & Longbeards’ YouTube channel. Do you know of a good LOTRO video and want it to be featured in this series? Send an email to contact@lotroplayers.com with a link to the video and it might end up in...

Another Round of Turbine Layoffs

Another Round of Turbine Layoffs

Oct 15, 2014

WarnerBros. has issued the following statement: As part of our normal business process, we’re routinely looking at the strategic alignment of our company. Unfortunately, in order for us to invest in growth areas at Turbine, we have to eliminate some positions. These are always tough decisions, which we don’t approach lightly, but it’s crucial that Turbine is...

Forgotten LOTRO Lore: Silver Deep Guard House

Forgotten LOTRO Lore: Silver Deep Guard House

Oct 15, 2014

If you have spent any amount time around Thorin’s Gate in Erin Luid, especially down by the Stable Master, you have no doubt noticed a nearby doorway. If, like me, you enjoy exploring the world of Tolkien, you have wandered over to the door, your mind already busily imagining what sort of mysteries could lie behind it. Could it be a vault full of forgotten...

No Adventures This Week

No Adventures This Week

Oct 14, 2014

Due to the amount of news released on Friday of last week and a few members set to be absent anyway, we decided to not have Adventures this week but we look forward to seeing everyone again next week. Donations This week we did not receive any donations but would love your support! To help support LOTRO Players simply go to the donation page where you can help...

Gondor and Beyond – Predicting What Is Next For LOTRO

Gondor and Beyond – Predicting What Is Next For LOTRO

Oct 13, 2014

The Update 15 Beta introduced a new Gondor map that includes various parts of Gondor, Harad and Mordor.  With the game getting so close to several famous locations, we decided it would be a good time to predict how the next several years will play out based on the new...

LOTRO Players News Episode 68: Update 15 – Now Bearier

LOTRO Players News Episode 68: Update 15 – Now Bearier

Oct 13, 2014

This week we cover all the news that came with the Update 15 Beta. LOTRO Players News Episode 68 [ 1:29:42 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Game News Executive Producer Letter – October 2014 Bullroarer Patch Notes for U15 Update 15 Landscape Beta Preview Videos Cithryth’s First Look at the Beorning Beorning Level 50 Combat Overview New Epic Battle...

Community Events 13th to 19th October.

Community Events 13th to 19th October.

Oct 13, 2014

Welcome to another Community Events post.  This post is a list of all known player run events planned for this week. If  you have an event and would like to have it included in this list please email Lilikatebuggins@gmail.com or leave a comment, or you can always send me an in game letter to Lilikate on Landroval. Every effort is made to ensure the details...

Poll: Team Arwen Or Team Éowyn?

Poll: Team Arwen Or Team Éowyn?

Oct 12, 2014

Well, which is it?  Team Arwen or Team Éowyn? Poll: Team Arwen Or Team Éowyn? Team Arwen Team Éowyn View Results  Loading...

New Epic Battle Restores Hope to the System

New Epic Battle Restores Hope to the System

Oct 11, 2014

I have always liked the concept of Epic Battles but the system has never really lived up to my hopes.  There was no real purpose as the fights never truly ended.  While this does kind of fit the lore of Helm’s Deep, it does not make for fun gameplay. With Update 15, an offensive Epic Battle is introduced to LOTRO for the first time.  Retaking Pelargir is...

The Beorning – Creation and Level 50 Combat Overview

The Beorning – Creation and Level 50 Combat Overview

Oct 11, 2014

The Beorning is a completely original addition to LOTRO’s class system.  It offers an experience that is completely its own while still feeling like a LOTRO class. The originality of the class is clear even at character creation when selecting the new race of Beorning and creating your character. The class is made even more special by receiving its own...