Evernight crowns first sparring tournament champion

Crowds gathered at the Hobnanigan Fields north of Bree on Tuesday to watch the first Evernight Sparring Tournament, with Ecthalmir the Champion declared the winner after a day of fierce combat. The event, organised by Vingorn of the Evernight server, saw six participants chasing the 150 Gold prize that was on offer. Early polling predicted the burglar or warden...

Evernight breaks server record

A record number of players gathered on Evernight on Saturday to welcome those transferring to the server as part of Turbine’s world consolidation. Around 200 characters gathered by the West Gate of Bree in an event organised by the Evernight Facebook Group, far surpassing the record set when the group met in January 2014 to celebrate their 200th member....

Evernight to gather for server photo

This Saturday, players on Evernight (EU) will gather by the West Gate of Bree for a server-wide gathering and photo opportunity. Gathering from 6pm UK time on Saturday 15 August, players will come together to celebrate the Evernight Facebook Group passing 1,000 members, and be looking to beat the record set when the group gathered in January 2014 to celebrate...

Server Transfer Competition

To assist new players coming over to their server, Evernight is currently running a competition to give a helping hand to those whose server will closing at the end of the year.Entry is simple, according to the Evernight Report who are hosting the event. “Take a screenshot of your newly transferred character next to Bilbo Baggins doing a /kneel emote...

Need a new EU server? Consider Evernight

This morning, Turbine named the 19 servers that would be closing as part of the forthcoming server consolidation. Evernight was one of only five European servers selected to stay online. On behalf of the players of Evernight, I would personally like to extend an invitation to  any EU players on a sunsetting server to come and join us. Evernight is a melting pot...

LOTRO Steam Content On Sale

In addition to the sales in the LOTRO Market and Turbine Market, LOTRO content on Steam is also currently 75% off! The sale includes the Helm’s Deep expansion, the expansion Quad Pack (Mines of Moria, Siege of Mirkwood, Rise of Isengard & Riders of Rohan), and the Steely Dawn Starter Park. More info here. Sale ends July...

75% off the LOTRO Market and the Turbine Market

In their weekly players email, Turbine announced a 75% off sale for the LOTRO Market (http://store.lotro.com), the cash shop built into the LOTRO website which allows you to make in-game purchases using real cash rather than Turbine points. What most people don’t know it that there is a second cash shop which sell slightly different items: the Turbine...

Do you play ‘challenge characters’ in LOTRO?

In order to ensure a large player base, the difficulty of MMOs is often turned down to facilitate the play style of so-called ‘casual gamers’. In doing this however, long standing members of the community can find themselves losing interest in the game, complaining that gameplay is ‘on rails’ and unengaging. Increasingly, LOTRO players...

75% Off LOTRO Content on Steam

As part of its annual Summer Sale, LOTRO content on Steam is currently 75% off. The sale includes: Expansion Quad Park (Moria, Mirkwood, Isengard and Rohan) Helm’s Deep Expansion Steely Dawn Starter Pack The sale ends on June 22, so head over to the Steam Store to grab these bargains!...

Spring Festival 2015 Improvements

As part of the Spring Festival 2015, Turbine is introducing a number of quality of life fixes that are being well received by the community. After issues caused the Spring Festival to be pulled down last week only hours after it went online, an updated version of the event has gone up on the Bullroarer test server as part of Update 16.1 testing. In addition to...

Mithril Edition currently 75% off

Just in time for the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, Gamestop have reduced the LOTRO Mithril Edition to $US4.95, which is an amazing 75% off the regular price of $20! The Mithril Edition includes: Steed of the Horse-lord’s Mount – exclusive to this edition Path of the Fellowship quest pack, which includes: Trollshaws – recently revamped...

Launch of The Evernight Reporter

The Evernight server now has a daily newspaper with the launch of The Evernight Reporter, written by prominent community member Hannihr. Having been instrumental in establishing the Evernight Facebook Group, Hannihr has turned her attention creating a daily news source for members of the server and the wider LOTRO community. The Reporter will look to cover the...

Forgotten LOTRO Lore: The Battle of Forochel

Within the world of LOTRO, the ice bay of Forochel is unique. When it was first added in April 2008, the region represented a solo-friendly area for acquiring end game loot and weapons prior to the launch of Moria.(1) With subsequent expansions, the region has suffered very much the same fate as the Misty Mountains, becoming a region that while once...

Forgotten LOTRO Lore: The Summer of War

In the summer of 2012, while the North America servers were fishing and betting on drunken dwarf races, players in Europe were enjoying a very different summer experience. While both regions were partaking in the Summer Festival, the EU servers were given an additional special event: the Summer of War.(1) During the Summer of War, Codemasters, who ran the EU...

Rohirrim Rambler: The Wold

Having wrapped up questing in the East Wall, your next port of call is The Wold. While the previous East Rohan zone was quite similar to other areas we’ve seen in Middle-earth, The Wold features wide open plains and sweeping vistas, allowing you to see for miles. Such long lines of sight are new to LOTRO, and perfectly suit the new Mounted Combat game mechanic,...

Forgotten LOTRO Lore: Silver Deep Guard House

If you have spent any amount time around Thorin’s Gate in Erin Luid, especially down by the Stable Master, you have no doubt noticed a nearby doorway. If, like me, you enjoy exploring the world of Tolkien, you have wandered over to the door, your mind already busily imagining what sort of mysteries could lie behind it. Could it be a vault full of forgotten...

Rohirrim Rambler: The East Wall

Welcome to the Rohirrim Rambler, where I’ll be taking you on a guided tour of the East and West Rohan. Inspired by the LOTRO Epic a Day column on CSTM(1), this series will provide an overview of the region and its major quest hubs, giving you a clear guide to follow through the area without ruining the story with spoilers. Our first stop is the East Wall, an...

Forgotten LOTRO Lore: The Fashion Maven

Welcome to Forgotten LOTRO Lore, where each fortnight I’ll be taking a look at an aspect of LOTRO which new players might not be aware of, and which old players may have forgotten about. This week we look at the Fashion Maven event, where Turbine would reward the best (and worst) dressed players throughout Middle-earth. The Fashion Maven event looks to have...

Guide to the Revamped Misty Mountains (Part II)

Having last week looked at the first half of the Misty Mountain revamp in Update 13, I will now look to the three remaining quest hubs, some of which have received a much needed facelift with the latest LOTRO game technology. Hrimbarg The fourth quest hub in this region is a mixed bag update-wise. There is still only six quests across two quest chains in the...

Guide to the Revamped Misty Mountains (Part I)

When LOTRO launched in 2007, endgame was represented by two regions covering levels 40-50 which contained high level landscape mobs and challenging group quests – Angmar and the Misty Mountains. While Angmar has remained largely untouched in recent years, as of Update 13 the Misty Mountains have undergone a much needed revamp. Prior to the update, the...