LOTRO Players News Episode 105: Kermit in Middle-earth


This week we talk about the news and Mirkwood.

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  • L.UN.C.H. run – Dwarrowdelf tied for 6th place!
  • Hit rank 7 on my Guardian after the podcast last weekend
  • Serious armour drama :/



  • Got lost in the Entwash, helped wake up ents, pulled a Jacksonian Denethor in Rohan, Level 84 in the Sutcrofts
  • Popped in to Bree for some shoppin’, discovered winter had brought in brigands so we saved the day!.
  • Discovered why some folks were frustrated with “We Cannot Get Out”… in Moria.



  • Found out ‘The Fellowship Departs’ instance is not repeatable
    • but the Frodo walk is
    • Power leveled my Captain with several people to 45 to do it
  • Filmed a lot of Middle-earth Lore shots



  • Unintentionally over leveled my hobbit hunter on Arkentone
  • Skirmished, skirmished, and skirmished
  • Hit some hitherto unvisited areas of Moria with Spridra and Teri



  • Streamed some more this week, had Landroval!Teriadwyn solo her way through some Tier 2 Duo skirms.
  • Finished Volume 1 on my Rune-Keeper, and she’s now working through Moria and the Volume 2 epic.
  • Lots of skirmishing! Arkenstone!Teriadwyn is up to level 44.



  • On Gladden, my Beorning completed V2 Book 7.
  • Challenge character reached level 17. Completed the three prologues and am in Book 1.
  • Running Gondamon and Amon Sul for my guide.


Skirmish of the Week

Topic: What are the pros and cons of Mirkwood?



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timhedden left a comment on this week’s LotRO and Lore:

“Wonderful! Great series! At some point, please cover the Nameless, those dreadful creatures in the Foundation’s of Stone need some explanation. I feel they are close to what you covered in this episode.”


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  1. Berenthalion /

    I think the team definitely has a fan at turbine , this quote is directly from the patch notes for bullroarer…. “Changes for this build:


    The Fellowship Departs instance has been added to the Reflecting Pool in Rivendell.”

    So all that work paid off Andang & Co…. ish. Well if you need a second take it will be easier now…. perhaps the director didn’t feel the actor’s heart was in the emote, now you can go back more easily to re-film!

    • Andang /

      Yeah I saw that and that is pretty awesome (and kind of scary :D) that they are listening.

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