Mordor 21.2: FINALLY!

Mordor 21.2: FINALLY!

Sep 14, 2017

FINALLY!!!   You may be guessing why the excitement. Finally we are getting not a ‘Destroy all’ button we have been asking for a long time, but a filter to use on items, sounds and quests. FINALLY!!! You access the panel by pressing Alt+R. Now, this will be great to filter out those Eorlingas recipes dropping in Mordor, third age legendary...

Mordor 21.1: T2C builds

Mordor 21.1: T2C builds

Sep 7, 2017

  Unless you want to run some old t2c instances on level 115 these builds aren’t something you would need right now when we only have new landscape and crafting instances that don’t have t2 penetration, but like I said in the article about best available gear, I do not like having landscape builds and always build for t2c, so I can have less...

Mordor 21.1: Best available gear

Mordor 21.1: Best available gear

Aug 27, 2017

  Gearing up in Mordor is a little bit difficult when you’re doing it for the first time, because the gear comes from several different sources and you can’t even access them all right away to eventually plan it. So in the hopes that this clears some things up for you, I’ll just introduce (if we can call it an introduction at this point...

Mordor: Update 21.1

Mordor: Update 21.1

Aug 22, 2017

  This Monday LOTRO has had a curious update to the game. I think most of us were expecting a patch of some sort, a 21.0.3 or something like that. But we have had a full on dot update – 21.1 – you can read the release notes here. It’s not that there isn’t enough in the update, there is, update 20.1 has been a lot poorer in what has...

Fushaum Bal: A short guide to your quest deed

Fushaum Bal: A short guide to your quest deed

Aug 11, 2017

  This is one region I didn’t like one bit while testing it on Bullroarer and I don’t like it now when playing through the content on live. Maybe you won’t mind as much, but I like to have all my reputations maxed and this region doesn’t let you get away with it easily. What is the problem? The problem is that there are two factions...

Mordor: The deed mount

Mordor: The deed mount

Aug 10, 2017

  Since you’re probably used to my longer articles by now I didn’t want to post only a picture of the Meta deed mount and be done with it, so I waited a little bit for the first patch to go live. Must have something to complain about. 🙂 Before I start the complaining, let’s see this mount I speak of.   I was very surprised by the...

Mordor: What they didn’t tell you about allegiance and more

Mordor: What they didn’t tell you about allegiance and more

Aug 6, 2017

So, what do you do when the update first comes out? If you ask me, usually it’s the Epic Book or the epic story. But since this update came with increase in legacy tiers I waited a little bit and finished my legendary items first. It is certainly a big help in an area like Mordor. After that… Epic story. But, where did the story go? Where is the...

Mordor beta 6: A trick to leveling Allegiance faster

Mordor beta 6: A trick to leveling Allegiance faster

Jul 29, 2017

  As far as the Allegiance is concerned one thing that has changed is the location of King Eomer. Now it is a little bit easier to start the allegiance quests and even easier to stumble upon if you don’t really go that much back and forth to the Black Gate. Also, in this build we now have Allegiance repeatable quests that put to use the regional task...

Mordor beta 5: Release date pushed or not?

Mordor beta 5: Release date pushed or not?

Jul 25, 2017

Don’t know if you noticed, but I have skipped ‘Mordor beta 4’. The first reason was that there wasn’t really that many changes or remarks I hadn’t already made and the second reason is that I was bringing you: Release date and pre-order: The story behind the disappointment, Crafting Developer Diary – What it should have...

The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence

Jul 21, 2017

I have had great feedback on the article I written about the story behind the disappointment. You all have been a great support. Even disagreeing with some of you in a constructive manner was one of the better things to share with you and not just you reading or even not reading what has been written. Thank you for that. But it has been pointed out to me that...

Allegiance: Pimp my dev interview

Allegiance: Pimp my dev interview

Jul 20, 2017

This article is satirical in nature and does not represent the official developer interview allowed by the SSG… The original interview has been used and built upon to provide you with more information. The facts about Allegiance are accurate.   Hello, everyone. This time we are bringing you an interview with our developers UnfriendlyCat (UC), DrHashtag...

Crafting Developer Diary – What it should have been

Crafting Developer Diary – What it should have been

Jul 19, 2017

This article is satirical in nature and does not represent the official developer diary allowed by the SSG… Sadly.  The facts about crafting are accurate.   Hello, everybody, I am UnfriendlyCat and I am the developer for the crafting in Mordor that is coming out with the update 21, our most recent expansion, and I would like to share with you a thing...

Release date and pre-order: The story behind the disappointment

Release date and pre-order: The story behind the disappointment

Jul 17, 2017

For three weeks now I have been reporting on the news from Mordor Beta builds, mentioned some bugs and posted a few videos and screenshots. This fourth week I have started with an announcement of the pre-order and the possible (not likely) date that the expansion will be released – July 31st. And that article was very mild if you have followed any of my other...

Mordor: We have a date and you can pre-purchase

Mordor: We have a date and you can pre-purchase

Jul 12, 2017

We didn’t expect to see this so soon. I guess we were expecting a little bit later release date of the expansion, so this news was a bit of a surprise to some of us at least. We have the usual three pre-purchase options: standard, as the lowest; collectors edition and an ultimate fan bundle. The date of the release of the expansion in July 31st, but in...

Mordor Beta 3 testing: I reached 115 and shot +Loft

Mordor Beta 3 testing: I reached 115 and shot +Loft

Jul 10, 2017

Welcome to LOTRO Players News, your source of Sleeping Beauty lore. I am never too happy when there is a server wipe and I have to do everything all over again, but I understand that it must be done when some changes need to get implemented and it’s always nice to see the game move forward and develop in front of your eyes. They did fix some things from...

Mordor Beta 2: High Elf and more

Mordor Beta 2: High Elf and more

Jul 2, 2017

Beware of the spoilers So, as you can see we at LOTRO Players have been running the BR and testing the game to bring you what is new and SSG what is broken. So far, so good. We’re keeping up. Some of the bugs and kinks have been noted in the following video. For your convenience you can use the time links in the description. Other than the ones in the...

Bullroarer: No wipe this week

Bullroarer: No wipe this week

Jun 30, 2017

While we are waiting on the test server to open I can give you two pieces of information. There will be no wipe this week, so we can continue testing where we left off, but there will most likely be one next week, as per Tybur. The server is still closed, but you can update your client. And second piece of information is that it seems there are no plans to...

What awaits us in Mordor?

What awaits us in Mordor?

Jun 25, 2017

If you were to describe Mordor by comparing it to any old area of Middle-Earth, it wouldn’t do it justice. The area is huge, you can find these evil-looking statues all around and sometimes it’s a little bit of a maze. So, the best way to compare it would be to say that it’s a combination of Rohan and Angmar, but on a much larger scale. And...

I just walked into Mordor…

I just walked into Mordor…

Jun 24, 2017

Someone once mentioned something about walking into Mordor, can’t really recall who that was… Bourne… Boris… Bor… Oh, was it Boromir? And in Mordor… Guess who I have found!

What is wrong with Update 20?

What is wrong with Update 20?

Mar 28, 2017

U20 is the 2nd jubilee of some kind for LOTRO – a twentieth update. Yet the team has never announced it as being significant as such, other than saying we are getting to a very important part in the story. The first one, the more important one for LOTRO, is the tenth anniversary and we are impatiently waiting to see what it brings. Before I set out on a...