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LOTRO Players News Episode 199: Free the Cosmetics!

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017

This week we discuss the 10th Anniversary Celebration. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN199.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (21.6MB)   Game News Update 20.1...

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LOTRO Players News Episode 199: Free the Cosmetics!

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017

This week we discuss the 10th Anniversary Celebration. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN199.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (21.6MB)   Game News Update 20.1...

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What Are Your Favorite Memories From LOTRO?

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017

What are some of your favorite memories and moments from LOTRO? Join the discussion...

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LOTRO Players News Episode 195: We’ll Talk Later

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017

This week we discuss update 20 in vague terms to avoid spoilers and talk about our week in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN195.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Downtime Notice: Tuesday April 25th for Update 20.1.1. 7:00am-11:00am Eastern

Downtime Notice: Tuesday April 25th for Update 20.1.1. 7:00am-11:00am Eastern

Apr 24, 2017

    Community Manager Cordovan posted on the forums about some upcoming downtime   The LOTRO Game Servers will be brought down on Tuesday, April 25th from 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM Eastern (-5 GMT) to launch Update 20.1.1. Click here for the Release Notes. Thanks for your patience, and we’ll see you back in the game soon!   As you can...

What Are Your Favorite Memories From LOTRO?

What Are Your Favorite Memories From LOTRO?

Apr 24, 2017

What are some of your favorite memories and moments from LOTRO? Join the discussion here.

LOTRO Players News Episode 199: Free the Cosmetics!

LOTRO Players News Episode 199: Free the Cosmetics!

Apr 24, 2017

This week we discuss the 10th Anniversary Celebration. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN199.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (21.6MB)   Game News Update 20.1 Release Notes Anniversary Event Controversy And Word From The Dev’s LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week  April 21st – 27th Regeneration Food x1 Use Coupon...

Poll: How many comments will Andang have to sort through?

Poll: How many comments will Andang have to sort through?

Apr 23, 2017

    How many comments about favorite moments from past shows will Andang have to sort through for the 200th episode of LOTRO Players News on April 29, 2017?     How many comments about favorite moments from past shows will Andang have to sort through for the 200th episode? Less than 10 10-50 51-100 101-150 151-3,000 More than 3,000 View...

Anniversary Event Controversy And Word From The Dev’s

Anniversary Event Controversy And Word From The Dev’s

Apr 22, 2017

  So by now, I hope you have been in and enjoyed the anniversary event. There is a bit of controversy that has erupted in the community over the new “scavenger hunt” event.   You will find a new quest give by the party tree, and you will have a list of things you must complete. it’s meant to celbrate LOTRO and take you back to some...

Community Events: April 21st-27th

Community Events: April 21st-27th

Apr 21, 2017

Community Calendar: The Alefords and Struck by Moonlight are hosting a beer festival, The Moonshine Party, Saturday on Laurelin.  The lineup of musicians, poets, and storytellers is impressive.  Sirannon’s 4th Blades and Needles (De Lames et d’Aiguittes) fashion show will also be held on Saturday.  Sunday is the Great Race from Michel Delving to the...

LOTRO Store Sales 4/21/17 – 4/27/17

LOTRO Store Sales 4/21/17 – 4/27/17

Apr 21, 2017

  Free Sample Of The Week April 21st – 27th Regeneration Food x1 Use Coupon Code FIELDSNACK 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 Boosts...

The Family Line Part 131 – At the Brink

The Family Line Part 131 – At the Brink

Apr 20, 2017

Part 131 – At the Brink The ten boats floated toward the center of the lake of Evendim. The water was slightly choppy and the men of Trestlebridge rowing the boats faught with the current as it tried to take the boats eastward toward the Colossus, which marked the southern end of the lake, past the captured city of Annuminas. In the center of the fleet of...

Chance Thomas Teases Surprise Anniversary Announcement

Chance Thomas Teases Surprise Anniversary Announcement

Apr 20, 2017

In a recent post on Facebook, famous LOTRO composer Chance Thomas teases a possible surprise announcement coming up on LOTRO’s 10th...

LOTRO Players News Episode 198: Living and Dying in Forochel

LOTRO Players News Episode 198: Living and Dying in Forochel

Apr 17, 2017

This week we discuss upcoming events in LOTRO, including the 10th Anniversary Celebration. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN198.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (16.3MB) Game News LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week April 14th – 20th Max Morale & Power Scroll x1 Use Coupon Code EXTRAEXTRA 1/Account   25 % OFF...

Antipodean Writer: Fingolfin’s Fall: The Last Ride

Dashing over the dusty plain The High King rode! Fey eyes insane Burnt like twin stars. The goblins flee Afraid to face a foe like he! Mounted on his royal horse Rochallor, Angband is his course. For all is lost. His warriors dead. His allies too have copiously bled Upon the field. They only live Who fled the rout. What can he give When already he’s given all?...

Community Events: April 14th-20th

Community Events: April 14th-20th

Apr 14, 2017

Community Calendar: It’s time to celebrate 10 years of LOTRO!  The Anniversary festival will be back on April 20th, as will Crickhollow’s Muddy Foot Day, an annual celebration of pipe-weed featuring music from five of the finest bands on the server.  The HOPE will celebrate the anniversary on April 15th with the Magical Mystery Tour through...

LOTRO Store Sales 4/14/17 – 4/20/17

LOTRO Store Sales 4/14/17 – 4/20/17

Apr 14, 2017

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LOTRO Academy: 140 – Levels 66 to 75

LOTRO Academy: 140 – Levels 66 to 75

Apr 13, 2017

Teriadwyn, Pineleaf, Sanswinda, and Mortumbra talk about where and how to go about getting those levels from 66 to 75. Thanks for listening. http://lotroacademy.com/cast/ep/140.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (26.8MB) Episodes of LOTRO Academy are recorded on Friday and posted when I can get to it. Leave a comment below or via email (podcast at...

The Family Line Part 130 – Sacrifice

The Family Line Part 130 – Sacrifice

Apr 13, 2017

Part 130 – Sacrifice Sergee, Estonethiel and the elves of Lin Giliath ran eastward on the Evendim road and then north toward the gap between the hills and Ost Forod. They were silent, stealthy, and quick. Very quick, in fact, as it was quickly becoming difficult for Sergee to keep up with the host of elves. But even as they moved quickly, they were very...

LOTRO Players News Episode 197: An Oliphaunt and a Pie

LOTRO Players News Episode 197: An Oliphaunt and a Pie

Apr 10, 2017

Pie, oliphaunts, and a guest… Oh my! http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN197.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (19.1MB) Game News LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week April 7th – 13th Universal Ingredient Pack x1 Use Coupon Code CRAFTER 1/Account   25 % OFF Beorning Class Rune-keeper Class Warden Class Character...

The Eriador Philharmonic Orchestra in Concert: Spring 2017

The Eriador Philharmonic Orchestra in Concert: Spring 2017

Apr 9, 2017

Greetings, The EPO played their first classical concert in the Lore Hall on Landroval on the 8th April. With arrangements from Sevis, Calanna, Belaya, Anon and Lilikate. You can listen to the concert here: After a slightly nervous start we all settled down to enjoy the music. Thanks to all who listened and performed, especially Missis Bunny Fincin herself who...

Critters Journey [56] Battle of Critter Tirith

Critters Journey [56] Battle of Critter Tirith

Apr 8, 2017

The witch king has reached the gates of Mordor. All of Gandalfs skills are on cooldown. He only has his one Spirit beam attack left. But the inductions is 30 minutes. Will he make it in time? What can George do? Battle of Critter Tirith The critters have reached the city. All of them have gathered in this final battle for survival against the forces of Mordor....

Community Events: April 7th-13th

Community Events: April 7th-13th

Apr 7, 2017

Community Calendar: Saturday brings two special concerts: The Eriador Philharmonic Orchestra on Landroval at 2pm and Ziggy Piecrust and the Badgers to the Stars on Laurelin at 2:30pm/7:30pm BST.  Exploring the Lord of the Rings–On Location travels to Arkenstone this week for the usual 9:30pm Tuesday session.  Also on Tuesday: Dwarves Night Out with the...

LOTRO Store Sales 4/07/17 – 4/13/17

LOTRO Store Sales 4/07/17 – 4/13/17

Apr 7, 2017

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