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LOTRO Players News Episode 262: Spider for Sanswinda

Posted by on Jul 16, 2018

This week Sanswinda was not present to protest spiders. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN262.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (15.8MB) Game News   LOTRO Beacon  ...

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LOTRO Players News Episode 262: Spider for Sanswinda

Posted by on Jul 16, 2018

This week Sanswinda was not present to protest spiders. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN262.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (15.8MB) Game News   LOTRO Beacon  ...

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LOTRO Players News Episode 262: Spider for Sanswinda

Posted by on Jul 16, 2018

This week Sanswinda was not present to protest spiders. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN262.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (15.8MB) Game News   LOTRO Beacon  ...

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[CC] Why do i lag? A lotro look in game and mmo design

Posted by on Jun 24, 2018

Why do i lag? A wizards is never late it arrives precisely when it means to. The same goes for everything that involves your game if everything goes well. Alas not everything goes...

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LOTRO Players News Episode 262: Spider for Sanswinda

LOTRO Players News Episode 262: Spider for Sanswinda

Jul 16, 2018

This week Sanswinda was not present to protest spiders. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN262.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (15.8MB) Game News   LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 25% off now through July 19th:   Select Housing Decorations Select Housing Sets Housing Property Writs Select Cloaks   Summer Sales Now through July 19th: 35% off Universal...

Antipodean Writer – Dreaming of Dragonfire

Antipodean Writer – Dreaming of Dragonfire

Jul 15, 2018

Songwriting = music + poetry As a writer I am often struck by the close links between music and poetry. Such links were often remarked in ancient times (see, for example, the ancient Greek descriptions of the nine muses), and are just as prevalent today: the most popular poetry in western culture is written and performed by songwriters. The song I wrote below...

LOTRO Players News Episode 261: Dwarven Death Machines

LOTRO Players News Episode 261: Dwarven Death Machines

Jul 9, 2018

This week we were joined by our guest, Froring, and discussed our impressions of the summer festival. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN261.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (19.2MB) Game News   LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 20% off now through July 12th: Gift of the Valar + Blessing of the Valar 3rd Age Item Trove Legacy Scroll Box   The Weekly...

LOTRO Players News Episode 260: Update 22 Review

LOTRO Players News Episode 260: Update 22 Review

Jul 2, 2018

This week we reviewed Update 22 and discussed Update 22.3. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN260.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (37.3MB) Game News Update 22.3 LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 25% off now through July 5th: Stat Tomes Regeneration Food Run Speed Boosts Attack Damage Boosts   The Weekly Coupon gets you +5 Hope Boost x1 with coupon code...

Antipodean Writer – Wallpaper – The One Ring – Stanza 1

Antipodean Writer – Wallpaper – The One Ring – Stanza 1

Jul 1, 2018

Download the Wallpaper   Additional Links Read the entire poem online   This wallpaper was first posted on Antipodean...

LOTRO Players News Episode 259: Big Ed’s Fishing Tips

LOTRO Players News Episode 259: Big Ed’s Fishing Tips

Jun 25, 2018

This week we discussed the LOTRO Beacon and our week in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN259.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (13.4MB) Game News   LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 20% Off: Quest Packs                    The 100% XP Boosts                    Mithril Coins                    Max Morale & Power Scrolls   The Weekly Coupon...

[CC] Why do i lag? A lotro look in game and mmo design

[CC] Why do i lag? A lotro look in game and mmo design

Jun 24, 2018

Why do i lag? A wizards is never late it arrives precisely when it means to. The same goes for everything that involves your game if everything goes well. Alas not everything goes well all the time. It might be the server hamsters, your pc or it might even be a solar flare. It can all be a valid answer to the question “Why do i lag?”   In the first article...

LOTRO Players News Episode 258: The Dwarves Had Snacks!

LOTRO Players News Episode 258: The Dwarves Had Snacks!

Jun 18, 2018

This week we discussed Update 22.2.2 and our week in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN258.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (15.1MB) Game News Update 22.2.2 Released LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales   Start a new Journey! Get 25% off now through June 21st: Character Slots   Vet Status Stat Bundles and Selection Boxes   XP Boosts   The Weekly...

Antipodean Writer: Song of the Elf-King

Antipodean Writer: Song of the Elf-King

Jun 15, 2018

In this retelling from The Lay of Lethian, King Felagund combats Sauron in a magical duel on the eyot of Tol Sirion. The Elf king stood in hidden shape. Around the throne of Sauron gape The maws of werewolves. Sauron’s eyes Glow red. The elf king can’t disguise Himself before the Tower’s lord. So in that citadel he poured High elven sorcery into song...

[CC] 99 instances – Moria post launch puzzles and raids

[CC] 99 instances – Moria post launch puzzles and raids

Jun 13, 2018

Moria was a few months old and the different story lines in Moria were coming to a close.You got the chance to see the sun again as you entered the dimril dale. First you had to prove yourself to the elfs and Haldir only to be send back into the depths to look what started to corrupt the orcs in the shadowed refuge. The balrog and orcs wernt the only forces...

LOTRO Players News Episode 257: Dís Dissed Gandalf

LOTRO Players News Episode 257: Dís Dissed Gandalf

Jun 11, 2018

This week we discussed Update 22.2 and our week in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN257.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (21.8MB) Game News Update 22.2   LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Go There, And Back Again! 20% off  now through June 14th:   Milestone Skills Hurried Traveller, Returning Traveller and Expedient Traveller Advanced Riding...

[CC] 99 instances – One boss to rule them all

[CC] 99 instances – One boss to rule them all

Jun 6, 2018

Many of lotro’s biggest villians are from a time where ancient evil was still just evil. Villians from the books cant be defeated. Isuldur cut off the finger from Sauron, not hobbit #34. And the balrog was banished by Gandalf at the cost of his own life, not legowlassie. And lotro came in a time where players time became more limited. Instances became a balance...

Celebrate LOTRO Players 5 Year Anniversary With Giveaways!

Celebrate LOTRO Players 5 Year Anniversary With Giveaways!

Jun 5, 2018

  *Nothing like take 2!* Sorry folks, not sure why it did that, this was the best option to make sure as many could have a shot at the giveaways.BUT this does mean if you entered already you will have to RE-ENTER. BUT you can really pick which one or all of them. SORRY! – Drac   LOTRO Players has turned 5 years old! We want to thank you so much for all...

LOTRO Players 5 Year Giveaways!

LOTRO Players 5 Year Giveaways!

Jun 4, 2018

      SORRY FOLKS.. the Widget we were using decided it wanted to lump all giveaways into one giant pack… SO… The giveaway will restart TOMORROW at 10 am EST… Look for a new post, and I’ll edit this post with a link to it… – DRAC I wanted to make sure as many people as possible could have a shot, so this was the best way to...

LOTRO Players News Episode 256: Five Years Of LOTRO Players (#toosoon)

LOTRO Players News Episode 256: Five Years Of LOTRO Players (#toosoon)

Jun 4, 2018

    This week we discussed the latest build on Bullroarer and celebrated the five year anniversary of the LOTRO Players website and podcast.       http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN256.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (45.7MB) Game News Bullroarer Build #4 LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 25% off now through June 7th: Select Warsteeds Riding Skills...

Critters journey [67] The secret of Seregrost

Critters journey [67] The secret of Seregrost

May 30, 2018

The staging grounds have been set at Bhol Rudh. Their secret base was well-guarded by Druadans. With Talon telling of the beauty that once behold this now corrupted and rotten swamp. George wondered how it could become such a place. Don’t tase me bro! I taste horrible! came from their provisions. Talon caught a wrinkly flesh bag sneaking into their food....

LOTRO Players News Episode 255: Sans the Disgruntled Hunter

LOTRO Players News Episode 255: Sans the Disgruntled Hunter

May 28, 2018

This week we discussed the class changes in the newest build on Bullroarer and our week in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN255.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (24.8MB) Game News Weekly Restarts Bullroarer Build #3 LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 35% Off Legendary Level Cap Increase Legendary Stat Upgrade    Relics Packs Legacies, Legendary...

Poems of the Pine: Madness in Mordor

Poems of the Pine: Madness in Mordor

May 26, 2018

Exploring Mordor can drive you mad.   Chapter 2, Part 2 – Madness in Mordor From the east there came A clatter that told That Rhogrin went mad In a raging fury. We found our friend Near a fetid pit Where Barad Dûr’s Basement Gaped. We knocked some sense And soothed his mind Then Rhogrin left Rotten Mordor. Thus Covadil learned That the land’s too dark To...

May D&D Sale: Middle-earth Adventures [BUNDLE]

May D&D Sale: Middle-earth Adventures [BUNDLE]

May 25, 2018

  If you have been on the fence about jumping into Adventures In Middle-earth, now is a GREAT time to go all in, the good folks over at DriveThruRPG have a bundle up that will get you up and running.       This special bundle product contains the following titles.   Adventures in Middle-earth – Rhovanion Region Guide Regular price: $15.99 Bundle...

Eriador Adventures Now Available in PDF for Adventures in Middle-earth

Eriador Adventures Now Available in PDF for Adventures in Middle-earth

May 25, 2018

  We told you it was available for pre-order in hardcover, but if you want to get your hands on the PDF you can head over to DriveThruRPG and pick it up today!     Children kidnapped in the night, unusually cunning Trolls, a mysterious caravan, the fate of a company of Hobbits, the legacy of the Dúnedain and an evil awakening beneath the barrows – six new...