News

LOTRO Store Sales 8/26/16 – 9/1/16

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016

  Free Sample Of The Week Aug. 26th – Sept. 1st +10% Run Speed Boost x5 (90 min) Use Coupon Code RUN4IT 1/Account         Beorning Class Drac Says –...

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Shows

LOTRO Players News Episode 164: Designated Chicken

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016

This week we are joined by the organizers of The Harnkegger Games. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN164.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (26.2MB) Game News Store...

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Seeing LOTRO

Minas Tirith – After the Battle – Update 18.2.1

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016

With Update 18.2.1, Turbine added an ‘After the Battle’ version of Minas Tirith.  I decided to take a look around. *Update 18 Spoiler...

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Beyond LOTRO

Middle-earth Video Highlights: Hobbit Drinking Medley

Posted by on Aug 21, 2016

This week’s video highlight brings us a series of great hobbit drinking songs.  “Hobbit Drinking Medley – Peter Hollens feat. Hank Green!!” was released in...

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Recent Posts

Critters Journey [37] A river of stories and forest tails

Critters Journey [37] A river of stories and forest tails

Aug 27, 2016

Friendly corsairs?! What was that rat thinking? Mermaids?! What is the rat thinking? Mingy rats telling their basket food offerings are no good, what will the humans be thinking? Plenty of people won’t recognize it or came across this quest/deed. But the food baskets mentioned in this comic are a weird little quest that has some deeper ties with some...

LOTRO Store Sales 8/26/16 – 9/1/16

LOTRO Store Sales 8/26/16 – 9/1/16

Aug 26, 2016

  Free Sample Of The Week Aug. 26th – Sept. 1st +10% Run Speed Boost x5 (90 min) Use Coupon Code RUN4IT 1/Account         Beorning Class Drac Says – Hit Things With Your Claws  Rune-keeper Class Drac Says – Blow Things Up. What’s Not To Love Warden Class Drac Says – Be Like Pineleaf! Character Slots Drac Says – When You Want To...

Turbine Revises Story Character’s Death Due to Player Feedback

Turbine Revises Story Character’s Death Due to Player Feedback

Aug 25, 2016

**Update 18 Spoiler Alert** MadeOfLions recently posted on the forums about an upcoming revision to the way a character from the Epic Story dies. “I think this is one of those cases where an idea that worked reasonably well on the page maybe didn’t translate as well into the game. For the next update, Hal won’t come across as quite so much of...

The Staff

The Staff

Aug 25, 2016

A great and destructive force drifted over on the tide toward what is now the beach of Hashadir near the elf haven of Edhellond, close to the future site of the grand city of Dol Amroth close to the end of the second age of Middle Earth. How it ended up there no one knew. A single staff it was purposefully and perfectly cut from the branch of a tree with bark...

Minas Tirith – After the Battle – Update 18.2.1

Minas Tirith – After the Battle – Update 18.2.1

Aug 24, 2016

With Update 18.2.1, Turbine added an ‘After the Battle’ version of Minas Tirith.  I decided to take a look around. *Update 18 Spoiler Alert*

LOTRO Players News Episode 164: Designated Chicken

LOTRO Players News Episode 164: Designated Chicken

Aug 22, 2016

This week we are joined by the organizers of The Harnkegger Games. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN164.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (26.2MB) Game News Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week August 19th – 25th Sturdy Steel Key x1 Use Coupon Code LOOTKEY 1/Account 50 % Off Expansions & Expansion Quests 30 % OFF Skirmishes &...

Middle-earth Video Highlights: Hobbit Drinking Medley

Middle-earth Video Highlights: Hobbit Drinking Medley

Aug 21, 2016

This week’s video highlight brings us a series of great hobbit drinking songs.  “Hobbit Drinking Medley – Peter Hollens feat. Hank Green!!” was released in 2016 on Peter Hollen’s YouTube channel. Do you know of a good Middle-earth themed video and want it to be featured in this series? Send an email to contact@lotroplayers.com with...

LOTRO Academy: August 2016 Schedule Changes

LOTRO Academy: August 2016 Schedule Changes

Aug 21, 2016

http://lotroacademy.com/cast/ep/08_2016_changes.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (1.8MB) I want to apologize for the lack of episodes this month as I adjust to a new job. It may take some time to fully adjust to a new schedule, but I’m still committed to producing this podcast on a regular basis. There will, however, be some changes. Starting...

Poems of the Pine: The Prince of Rohan

Poems of the Pine: The Prince of Rohan

Aug 20, 2016

We bid farewell to the Grey Company and follow the Prince of Rohan. Book 5 – The Prince of Rohan We bade farewell To the band in grey To follow the Riders Of Rohan south. Their prince planned A piercing strike At the orcs awaiting In Orthanc’s depths.   But a trap was set To trick the Mark Into striking a keep Too strong to take. An army of orcs From...

Critters Journey [36] The Marooned 5

Critters Journey [36] The Marooned 5

Aug 20, 2016

This week Bearly the squirrel finds himself in Pelagrir where he evaded the corsairs in Gondor so far. But him desire to help the refugees might end up costing him when a group of corsairs think he is the raid boss and follow the Rat. Critters feed Don’t want to miss an episode, have a suggestion or a comment?  Follow the critters on Critter twitter Facebook...

LOTRO Store Sales 8/19/16 -8/25/16

LOTRO Store Sales 8/19/16 -8/25/16

Aug 19, 2016

  Free Sample Of The Week August 19th – 25th Sturdy Steel Key x1 Use Coupon Code LOOTKEY 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...

Why LOTRO Will Endure (or An Essay on What I Like About The Game)

Why LOTRO Will Endure (or An Essay on What I Like About The Game)

Aug 17, 2016

In the uncertainty surrounding the renewal of the game license past 2017 the doom and gloomers have struck again on the official forums. What I would like to do is take a few minutes to lay out my case on what makes this game so special to me and other people and why it will last.  Being in Tolkien’s world. This is something many of us have read about and...

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Bundle on Bundle Stars

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Bundle on Bundle Stars

Aug 15, 2016

If you have been on the fence about picking up Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor because of price, you have NO EXCUSE at all, not to jump in. The fine folks over at Bundle Stars have a great deal right now. Yes you read that correct. $5.99. But that’s not JUST for the base game, oh no. Save a massive 80% with a Steam key for the GDC 2015 Game of the Year,...

LOTRO Players News Episode 163: Down With Bears

LOTRO Players News Episode 163: Down With Bears

Aug 15, 2016

This week we say farewell to Arathaert. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN163.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (21.0MB) Game News Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week August 12th – 18th Skill and Slayer Deed Boost x1 Use Coupon Code SLAYERTIRITH 1/Account 30 % OFF Legendary Level Cap Increase Legendary Item Stat Upgrade Relic Packs Legendary...

Poll: Who is Your Favorite LOTRO NPC?

Poll: Who is Your Favorite LOTRO NPC?

Aug 14, 2016

Who is your favorite LOTRO NPC? Gléowine Horn Nona Corudan Jajax Mazog Mordirith Gun Ain Golodir Halbarad Amarthiel Rook Vrarz Ronald Dwale Bingo Boffin Theodore Gorse Other View Results  Loading ... Have a poll idea?  Let us know in the comments below and it might be a future...

Poems of the Pine: Rise of Isengard

Poems of the Pine: Rise of Isengard

Aug 13, 2016

Will our journey through Dunland be safer than as our journey through Enedwaith. Book 4 – Rise of Isengard Deep into Dunland We dared not go Till friends we found In the Falcon Clan. We helped them prepare For the perils of war Then learned the lay Of the lands nearby.   The Falcon feigned The friendship it showed And suddenly sold Us to Saruman’s...

Critters Journey [35] Fellowship of food reserves

Critters Journey [35] Fellowship of  food reserves

Aug 13, 2016

Talking with his old 4 legged friend Daisy decided that Elrond must have been speaking about his part in this partys plans. Every word must be about him for sure. With the departure coming up quickly Daisy did feel a little doubt creep in the back of his mind. Bill seemed to need his help so he tried to talk him out of joining this fellowships travels. But...

LOTRO Store Sales August 12th – 18th

LOTRO Store Sales August 12th – 18th

Aug 12, 2016

  Free Sample Of The Week August 12th – 18th Skill and Slayer Deed Boost x1 Use Coupon Code SLAYERTIRITH 1/Account     Legendary Slot Unlock Legacy Tier Upgrades Legacies Scroll of Combination Relic Removal Scroll Drac Says  – Oh Look Another LI...

LOTRO Academy: 131 – The LOTRO Store

LOTRO Academy: 131 – The LOTRO Store

Aug 10, 2016

Branick, Teriadwyn, and Pineleaf explain how the LOTRO Store works, how it compares to more cash shop focused games, and what kinds of things are available for purchase. Thanks for listening! http://lotroacademy.com/cast/ep/131.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (25.5MB) Episodes of LOTRO Academy are recorded on Friday and posted the following Wednesday....

LOTRO Players News Episode 162: Pineleaf Skirmish Consulting

LOTRO Players News Episode 162: Pineleaf Skirmish Consulting

Aug 8, 2016

This week we are honored to be joined by LOTRO Community Manager Cordovan. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN162.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (36.7MB) Game News Store Sales Free sample of the week August 5th – August 11th Random Relic Pack x1 Use Coupon Code FREERELICPACK 1/Account 20% Off Quest Packs Mithril Coins 100% XP Boost (1hr) Max...