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Community Events: December 2nd-8th

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016

This week’s featured events: Tiberion, a renowned PvMP player on Arkenstone and Brandywine, passed away last weekend after a long illness.  There will be a remembrance...

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LOTRO Players News Episode 178: Designated Hobbit Slapper

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016

This week we talk about civil engineering in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN178.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (12.8MB) Game News LOTRO Market Black...

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Seeing LOTRO

LOTRO Players News Episode 178: Designated Hobbit Slapper

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016

This week we talk about civil engineering in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN178.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (12.8MB) Game News LOTRO Market Black...

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Beyond LOTRO

Fantasy Flight Games Holiday Sale

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016

  It’s scary that I’m even having to talk about “Holiday Sales” The fine folks over at Fantasy Flight Games, have started there annual holiday sale on...

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Community Events: December 2nd-8th

Community Events: December 2nd-8th

Dec 2, 2016

This week’s featured events: Tiberion, a renowned PvMP player on Arkenstone and Brandywine, passed away last weekend after a long illness.  There will be a remembrance ceremony on Friday at 7:30pm at Hoarhollow Fountain in the Ettenmoors on the Arkenstone server. The Evernight Chicken Race is back, and this time the prizes include Turbine Points codes....

Vote LOTRO For Best Community MMOSite Readers Choice Awards

Vote LOTRO For Best Community MMOSite Readers Choice Awards

Dec 2, 2016

    LOTRO is one of the games that are up for the MMOSite Readers Choice Awards, In the best community award. You can vote HERE Users can vote 1 time per 24 hours. Voting will End December 20th. LOTRO (As of this posting) has 3 votes. And is last place!...

LOTRO Store Sales 12/2/16 – 12/8/16

LOTRO Store Sales 12/2/16 – 12/8/16

Dec 2, 2016

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The Family Line Part 111 – A Daring Plan

The Family Line Part 111 – A Daring Plan

Dec 1, 2016

Part 111 – A Daring Plan The hour was late, past midnight it was. The streets of the village of Bree were empty, save a few watchmen who roamed the cobblestone streets. They carried with them torches and brought with them their dogs. They bore red shirts over silver mail that stretched midway down their arms. The symbols on the front of which was a shield with...

LOTRO Players News Episode 178: Designated Hobbit Slapper

LOTRO Players News Episode 178: Designated Hobbit Slapper

Nov 28, 2016

This week we talk about civil engineering in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN178.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (12.8MB) Game News LOTRO Market Black Friday Deals Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week November 24th – December 1st Max Morale & Power Scroll x1 Use Coupon Code MORPOW 1/Account 30% Off Legendary Level Cap Increase...

Poems of the Pine: The Golden Hall

Poems of the Pine: The Golden Hall

Nov 26, 2016

We decide to cross the river despite the king’s orders. Book 11 – The Golden Hall Despite the ban We braved the ford And galloped to the king At the Golden Hall. There Gandalf healed The Grey-haired king And expelled the worm That poisoned the land.   The king decided To create a force To march to Isengard Where the menace dwelt. And named his...

The Tolkien Professor Says Any Kin, Any Server

The Tolkien Professor Says Any Kin, Any Server

Nov 26, 2016

Corey Olsen, The Tolkien Professor, and also known as Gryfflet the Burglarious from his Friday afternoon stream on Turbine’s Twitch channel let listeners know on his November 25th stream that he would be happy to join any interested kinships at events they are having over the holiday season or into the new year to talk Tolkien and LOTRO. This invitation...

Critters Journey [48] Scorched black tree down

Critters Journey [48] Scorched black tree down

Nov 26, 2016

Emerging from the depths of Middle-Earth Everwhite was strucken by the sight of a scarred and scorched landscape. This can’t be the great green Fangorn forest. Will he find the critters and Ents he was told would be here. Or have they moved on as well? Critters feed Don’t want to miss an episode, have a suggestion or a comment?  Follow the critters on...

Community Events: November 25th-December 1st

Community Events: November 25th-December 1st

Nov 25, 2016

This week’s featured events: Belegaer is home to the second annual juggler’s night (Gauklernacht) this Saturday in the Ewall neighborhood of the Bree homesteads.  The event includes juggling, theater, riddle hunts, fighting, strong man contests, hobbit races, raffles, and plenty of music.  Musicians for the event are Notenzauber, Frische Brise, Little To...

The Family Line Part 110 – Tidings of Bree

The Family Line Part 110 – Tidings of Bree

Nov 24, 2016

Part 110 – Tidings of Bree The atmosphere in the dining hall was noisy; thick with smoke of the patron’s pipes. The smoke lingered at the ceiling of the dining hall as it wafted up from their pipes while the patrons gingerly talked and laughed through the evening. The server, a woman who carried four or five of mugs of beer in each hand, hurried through the...

LOTRO Store Sales 11/24/16 – 12/1/16

LOTRO Store Sales 11/24/16 – 12/1/16

Nov 24, 2016

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LOTRO Academy: 137 – The Captain

LOTRO Academy: 137 – The Captain

Nov 23, 2016

Branick, Teriadwyn, Pineleaf, Sanswinda, and Mortumbra are joined by guest hosts Flosiin, Kudithi, and AllupEnya for an in-depth look at the Captain class in The Lord of the Rings Online™. Thanks for listening. http://lotroacademy.com/cast/ep/137.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (36.4MB) Episodes of LOTRO Academy are recorded on Friday and posted when...

LOTRO Market Black Friday Deals

LOTRO Market Black Friday Deals

Nov 23, 2016

Here is what the LOTRO Market has in store for us, for our Black Friday 2016 deals. NOTE- THIS IS LOTRO MARKET ONLY! IE – Real Money (Not the IN GAME STORE) The deals will end Now Nov. 28th     The Lord of the Rings Online™: Helm’s Deep™ Base Edition – Digital Download Experience the finale of Rohan’s Epic Story and the...

LOTRO Players News Episode 177: Middle-earth Linguistics Merit Badge

LOTRO Players News Episode 177: Middle-earth Linguistics Merit Badge

Nov 23, 2016

This week we talk about LOTRO lore and our week in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN177.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (12.6MB) Game News LOTRO Lore Talk with Tolkien Scholars Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week November 18th – 24th Rejuvenation Potion x1 Use Coupon Code FEELFRESH 1/Account 25% Off Virtues Virtue Bundles Trait...

Embers of Hope Prologue III: The Journey Ahead

Embers of Hope Prologue III: The Journey Ahead

Nov 21, 2016

            Zaradanoric awoke the next morning refreshed. As Zaradanoric ate breakfast Althanier told him that Barain would only be in the village for another day and they would need to prepare for their travel. Zaradanoric listened and thought then he remembered something. “Althanier, what happened to the sword pieces I was carrying? They are very important to...

Pelennor Fields Fully Voiced

Pelennor Fields Fully Voiced

Nov 19, 2016

Earlier this year I began a fully-voiced video series through Pelennor Fields.  43 episodes later, I finished the series. The Battle of Pelennor Fields is by far the most epic thing in LOTRO!  The focused story along with the sheer loss created an experience wholly original to LOTRO.  While there were many annoying side quests, the experience at Pelennor Fields...

LOTRO Lore Talk with Tolkien Scholars

LOTRO Lore Talk with Tolkien Scholars

Nov 19, 2016

This week LOTRO streamed a lore discussion on their official YouTube channel.  Senior World Builder Chris Pierson and Tolkien scholars Dr. Corey Olsen and Dr. Michael Drout talked about Gondor, Mordor and various other topics. Watch the previous lore talk...

Aradathalion Reviews: Ered Luin

Aradathalion Reviews: Ered Luin

Nov 18, 2016

This article (and series to follow)  is not a in depth delving into the region. This is just a Frodo Average’s review of an area combined with some opinion and personal experience mixed in. I hope you enjoy. This is one of the three (technically four) starter regions in game. This is where Elves and Dwarfs will spend the majority of levels 4-15 (if you...

Community Events: November 18th-24th

Community Events: November 18th-24th

Nov 18, 2016

This week’s featured event: The rocking dwarves of the Rolling Kegs present Music from the Mithril Screen, a night of songs from movies and TV, at 3pm on Saturday, November 19th on Laurelin.  They will perform inside the Greenhouse at Thorin’s Gate, found at 13.8S, 103.0W. Thursday is Thanksgiving in the US, so don’t be surprised if some...

LOTRO Store Sales 11/18/16 – 11/24/16

LOTRO Store Sales 11/18/16 – 11/24/16

Nov 18, 2016

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