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LOTRO Players News Episode 191: Things That Should Never Be Seen

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017

This week we say farewell to Karvett and discuss the first issue of The LOTRO Beacon. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN191.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (18.4MB)...

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LOTRO Players News Episode 191: Things That Should Never Be Seen

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017

This week we say farewell to Karvett and discuss the first issue of The LOTRO Beacon. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN191.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (18.4MB)...

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LOTRO Players News Episode 191: Things That Should Never Be Seen

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017

This week we say farewell to Karvett and discuss the first issue of The LOTRO Beacon. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN191.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (18.4MB)...

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War Announcement Trailer

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017

Over the weekend, there were some rumors and leaks that took over the internet. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Monolith Studios have officially revealed Middle-earth:...

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War Announcement Trailer

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Announcement Trailer

Feb 27, 2017

Over the weekend, there were some rumors and leaks that took over the internet. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Monolith Studios have officially revealed Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the sequel to the successful 2014 release, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. The newly revealed press release confirms that the story will continue to follow the fallen...

LOTRO Players News Episode 191: Things That Should Never Be Seen

LOTRO Players News Episode 191: Things That Should Never Be Seen

Feb 27, 2017

This week we say farewell to Karvett and discuss the first issue of The LOTRO Beacon. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN191.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (18.4MB) Game News The LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Sample of the Week February 23rd – March 2nd Rejuvenation Potion x5 Use Coupon Code DRINKME 1/Account   20% Off Select...

Critters Journey [53] Whispers of a Dadukill

Critters Journey [53] Whispers of a Dadukill

Feb 27, 2017

North Ithilien was thriving with creatures. All shapes and sizes, loud and whispering. Trampling across the lush hills were some peculiar hairy creatures as well. But after losing his father in the Rhundanian wars to the harsh treatment of the Easterlings he never had high regards for them. But to they were capable of killing a small mumakill and even sending a...

Embers of Hope Chapter 2: Phantom Victory

Embers of Hope Chapter 2: Phantom Victory

Feb 25, 2017

Zaradanoric was stirred to wakefulness by an argument outside the barrack walls. By the looks of the sky it was nearing evening. Zaradanoric stiffly sat up, stretched, and then removed his breastplate and shoulders. He laid his armor on the ground next to his bag and strode outside to see what the argument was about. Outside there was a group of people arguing...

LOTRO Store Sales February 23rd – March 2nd

LOTRO Store Sales February 23rd – March 2nd

Feb 24, 2017

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Exploring the Lord of the Rings: What to do with the Ring.

Exploring the Lord of the Rings: What to do with the Ring.

Feb 24, 2017

Chapter 2: The Shadow of the Past (Part 4&5) A dreaded pestilance attacked Casa Buggins last week which is why in this article I highlight two episodes of Exploring Lord of the Rings. We look in these two episodes at the further revlations made to Frodo Baggins informing him that his magic ring is a little more potent than first believed… We also...

Community Events: February 24th-March 2nd

Community Events: February 24th-March 2nd

Feb 24, 2017

Community Calendar: This week Mardi Gras comes to Middle-earth with a couple of events on Landroval.  The night after Ales & Tales visits their kin house, the Mardi Gras Party Band present their weekly concert in front of the Prancing Pony Inn at 8pm EST on Fat Tuesday.  The Bounders of the Shire present Fat Hobbit Tuesday at 8:45pm EST/ST with music from...

Aradathalion Reviews: Bree-land Pt. 2: North Bree and Beyond

Aradathalion Reviews: Bree-land Pt. 2: North Bree and Beyond

Feb 23, 2017

Welcome back to the second part of my review. This covers my hands down favorite portion of Bree as a region. I spent a significant amount of time here throughout my questing. North Bree and Beyond Aesthetics: These are some of the most fun in the game. The Old Forrest is very unnerving and gets the mysterious feel just right. Nestled in the center of it all is...

The Family Line Part 123 – Eastward Bound

The Family Line Part 123 – Eastward Bound

Feb 23, 2017

Part 123 – Eastward Bound The rising sun in the village of Bree was bright and warm. All around, the patrons of the village bustled about on their work going this way and that as others sat and watched, chatting about the day and days gone by. The scholar’s way was no exception. Through the entirety of the way, men were selling meats to hungry patrons near the...

LOTRO Academy: 139 – The Champion

LOTRO Academy: 139 – The Champion

Feb 22, 2017

Branick, Teriadwyn, Pineleaf, Sanswinda, and Mortumbra discuss the Champion class in The Lord of the Rings Online™ and are joined by a recording of noteworthy Champion, Andang. Thanks for listening. http://lotroacademy.com/cast/ep/139.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (53.1MB) Episodes of LOTRO Academy are recorded on Friday and posted when I can get to...

How Would You Rank LOTRO’s Expansions?

How Would You Rank LOTRO’s Expansions?

Feb 22, 2017

How would you rank LOTRO’s expansions? Join the discussion here.

Aradathalion Reviews: Bree-land Part 1: South Bree

Aradathalion Reviews: Bree-land Part 1: South Bree

Feb 21, 2017

Alright folks, apologies on the time gap between articles. The holiday season and restarting school takes a lot of time. This is going to be a multi-part series because of the magnitude of Bree-land. This area is kinda the big party zone for every one. It is the largest quest area for free to play characters and is the zone where you take off the training...

LOTRO Players News Episode 190: Sanswinda’s Time-out

LOTRO Players News Episode 190: Sanswinda’s Time-out

Feb 20, 2017

This week we add a new member to the LPN team and hear part of a poem. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN190.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (8.4MB) Game News Downtime Wednesday, February 15 for a Hotfix   Store Sales Sample of the Week February 17th – 23rd Simple Rally Horn x1 Use Coupon Code TOGETHER 1/Account   20% Off Stat...

Community Events: February 17th-23rd

Community Events: February 17th-23rd

Feb 17, 2017

Community Calendar: This listing of featured events is only published on Fridays, but our Google calendar is kept up to date throughout the week and includes details on many more activities.  Take a look at this week’s agenda for upcoming events around LOTRO and copy some or all events to your personal calendar.  You may add events or post corrections in...

The Family Line Part 122 – The Cruelty of Fornost

The Family Line Part 122 – The Cruelty of Fornost

Feb 16, 2017

Part 122 – The Cruelty of Fornost “What is that?” Eleswith asked. She was staring at the nearby woods just outside the village of Dale. The sound was that of a child crying far off in the distance. “Is that a child?” “Please, Eleswith,” Helesdir said. He grabbed her hand and held it tight to his chest. “Please, do not push me away. I have traveled so far to see...

Antipodean Writer: Lost stanzas to: West of the Moon, East of the Sun

Antipodean Writer: Lost stanzas to: West of the Moon, East of the Sun

Feb 15, 2017

The following are additional verses to the traveling song sung by Frodo shortly before his departure to the West: using the same rhyme and metre recorded in the LOTR. Still round the corner there may wait A new road or a secret gate. And though I oft have passed them by A day will come at last when I Shall take the hidden paths that run West of the Moon, East...

LOTRO Players News Episode 189: Will Accessorize for Mumaks

LOTRO Players News Episode 189: Will Accessorize for Mumaks

Feb 14, 2017

This week Teriadwyn has some alternate suggestions for purchases with LOTRO Points. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN189.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Game News Interview(s) with SSG and other news   Store Sales   Free Sample Of The Week  February 9th-16th Skill and Slayer Deed Boost x1  Use Coupon Code SKILLITUP 1/Account...

Critters Journey [52] Pies are taking For long

Critters Journey [52] Pies are taking For long

Feb 11, 2017

A large gathering of mumakill? Tell me more. Or how to keep a moody mumak satified. Just take dont let it take forever. Critters feed Don’t want to miss an episode, have a suggestion or a comment?  Follow the critters on Critter twitter Facebook Explore middle critter earth...

The Ensemble in The Lore Hall.

The Ensemble in The Lore Hall.

Feb 11, 2017

Greetings Lotro Players, You are all invited to attend a classical concert today at 2pm est in the Lore Hall on Landroval. Liliditty Buggins leads a brave band of talented musicans to bring to life music from bygone days. Our sample is a trio composed by Balakirev, entitled “Nocturne”. All are welcome to join us and if there are other musicians out...

Exploring Lord of the Rings : The History of the Ring

Exploring Lord of the Rings : The History of the Ring

Feb 11, 2017

Chapter 2: The Shadow of the Past (Part 3) Continuing from our discussion last week, which focused on Gandalf and his knowledge of Rings, including the great ring. This week we look into the History of the one Ring. With a fun field-trip down down down to Goblin Town. Our hosts on Brandywine were the Casual Raiders kinship. Here is the full class from Signum...