LOTRO Players News Episode 158: Teri for Sale


This week we discuss the recent layoffs at Turbine and Update 18.2.

Game News

Update 18.2 Released

Turbine Hit With Another Round of Layoffs

Store Sales

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  • Milestone Skills
  • Hurried, Returning and Expedient Traveller
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LOTRO Players News

LOTRO Expansions Giveaway

LOTRO Steely Dawn Starter Pack Giveaway

Poll: Which System Most Needs A Revamp?

Community Events: July 8th-14th

Memorial Event for Tinki

Answer the Call of the Harnkegger!

Small LOTRO Adventures – Episode 59: Bingo’s Loyal Friends

The Family Line Part 98

Critters Journey Part 31

Poems of the Pine: Oath of the Rangers


New Player Question

If I want to maximize marks/medallions in a skirmish, am I better off raising the level of the skirm and staying at Tier 1, or go to a Tier 2 and keep it on level (raising level AND going Tier 2 is not part of the questions)?




  • Top o’ the Moria to ya! More fun and games on my F2P account, this time in Durin’s Way
  • Really disappointed at Elrond’s landscape crew, they’ve really let Rivendale go wild. Bushes, shrubs, even a tree is growing through a bridge now.  Tacky…
  • Pro Tip: Avoid “I’ve totally done this quest before” assumptions.  Ran all over Stangard looking for the door that was directly behind the quest giver.  -_-


Big Ed Mustafa

  • Lots of retro deeding on Mnemone the Hunter
  • LilEdMustafa made Trout Master and Master Angler,mailed 8 stalks of rhubarb to Allupbaba
  • Thought my champion Galandrial was finally kindred with Minas Tirith again, then found out I only made it back to Ally and I still need 70,000 more rep.



  • Mourned the still-broken guard bleeds
  • Mostly Sammath Gul runs
  • (Mostly) finished my Guard’s tanking armour!



  • Saryssa the burglar got her war-steed! She also finished up the Stangard storyline.
  • Skirmished irresponsibly with Teriadwyn and had a pair of Wretched Falconers wreck my plans for a speedy run through Tuckborough.
  • Spent some time playing LOTRO paper dolls to get ready for tomorrow’s Grrlz stream.



  • Glordriel has returned to MT to do the dailies so that she can top off her imbued weapons
  • She is also doing epic battles for star lit crystals, right now focusing on mastering first MT EB
  • Baby champ Fablus has a new lady love, a lady dwarf guardian named Cuddili Bear. They ran through the Barrow Downs together and he is totally smitten. She calls him her boy toy.



  • Brandy warden attempted Helm’s Dike and decided to head to Volume 4
  • My Beorning met a man named Jajax
  • Ran numerous skirmishes – had three Star-lit Crystals waiting for the update.


News Beyond LOTRO

Middle-earth Video Highlights: The Return of the King Trailer

Questions in the Dark

A pretty epic Questions in the Dark this week.


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  1. Barnabras /

    Drac hasn’t been on Academy because he finally got the red skeleton steed, and has been joy riding through out Middle Earth for weeks.

  2. Louni /

    Great show again, as always! During the New Player Question, I was also thinking…(and I think it was Big Ed that mentioned the featured instance) If you really want the best bang for the buck as far as Marks and Med. are concerned, go with a instance. There are usually a few groups farming a instance just for that purpose. and while it can be kinda boring repeating a instance over and over again. the marks and Med. rack up really fast. Just thought I would throw that out there. Thanks for the time you all put into this show.

    One last note, totally unrelated… I work in a retail store, always have lots of family’s shopping, other day I hear this sound, I would swear it was Buda, turned out to be just some 5 year old kid just getting out of control… Gave me a good laugh…

  3. Teri Ruxpin???

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