Student Suspended For Threatening With The One Ring

According to an article by The New York Daily News, a student in Texas was suspended for threatening to cause another student to disappear with The One Ring. “I assure you my son lacks the magical powers necessary to threaten his friend’s existence,” the boy’s father later wrote in an email. “If he did, I’m sure he’d bring him right...

LOTRO Poems #13

Hail Friends! Welcome to the 13th edition of LOTRO Poems and a Happy -18 days late- New Year!!! Hope you all had a great start to this year. It is going to be an interesting year for LOTRO and lets hope we all get what we desire.  This week Casual Raiders were able to complete Ost Dunhoth Disease Tier 2 Challenge. It was the first time we were able to finish it...

LOTRO’s Senior World Builder To Speak At Mythmoot III

The Senior Wold Builder for LOTRO, Chris Pierson, will be giving a presentation on world-building at Mythmoot III. “He moved to the States to work as a designer for Turbine Games, the originator of LOTRO. His tenure at Turbine goes back to the beginning of LOTRO, and he has many stories and insights to share about the challenges, joys and frustrations of...

Bag End Litter Box and Barad-dûr Cat Scratching Post

Recently Break released a new video in their Super Fan Builds series, where they have Tim Baker and his expert team of modelers make awesome stuff for super fans. This episode’s fan is a super Tolkien fan… with cats! I can definitely relate. So Tim Baker and his crew decided to make him a Bag End litter box and Barad-dûr scratching post for his...

Making Sauron’s Mace – Man at Arms

The YouTube show Man at Arms: Reforged remakes iconic film weapons every other week.  This episode they decided to remake Sauron’s Mace and it is just as epic as it...

Poll: Would You Listen To A LOTRO Players Role-Playing Podcast?

For some time now we have had the idea to do a role-playing style podcast in LOTRO. This would be a show where we would have a general idea of where we wanted the story to go but would greatly depend on character choices and luck with the RNG dice. It would be recorded live, allowing the audience to change the story as well if we saw ideas we liked. (We are...

Lord of the Rings Films With Live Orchestra Coming To California

A few months ago we posted about The Lord of the Rings with live orchestra was coming to New York and now it is on its way to California.  I have heard nothing but good things from people who have gone to these events before so if you are in the area, you may want to check this out. “SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Symphony Silicon Valley and...

LOTRO Poems #12

Hello friends and welcome to the 12th edition of LOTRO Poems. Yes I am back after a little break. I was busy with studies and work and volunteering, so just didn’t have enough time to write much. However I did hop into the game every now and then to play my new bearman. I love the concept but my only complain is that I want my beorning to be taller in man...

The Hobbit Fan Fellowship Contest Diaries

The Hobbit Fan Fellowship Contest looked for the biggest Hobbit fans and brought them to New Zealand to see The Battle of the Five Armies with Peter Jackson.  The fans were able to see the film over a month before release.  The videos below highlight that journey in a documentary...

No LOTRO Players News & Adventures This Week For Extra Life

This weekend is the main time for the Extra Life Marathon and so several members from Team LOTRO Players will be streaming their marathons instead of doing LOTRO Players News and Adventures this week.  Since so many are streaming and doing the marathon, we decided it would be good to not have the shows this week. Instead we will be trying our hardest to help...

Fantastic Flight Safety Video For Third Hobbit Film

Air New Zealand is at it again with another great flight safety video for the third hobbit film. “As the official airline of Middle-earth, Air New Zealand has gone all out to celebrate the third and final film in The Hobbit Trilogy – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.” Air New Zealand has released two other safety videos for the...

LOTRO Poems #11

Hail Friends! Welcome to the 11th edition of LOTRO Players on our very own brand new site domain! Woohoo! That was the next logical step in the evolution on this amazing site.  This week Casual Raiders did Helms Dike allot. I believe its the most easiest of all the Epic Battles and our best chance to get those rare golden jewelry items.  This week we return to...

Join the LOTRO Players Extra Life Team!

As reported on this week’s LOTRO Players News, we have created an Extra Life team to raise funds for children’s hospitals across North America! Any Extra-Life participants are able to join to help us reach our $3000 goal. If you can’t participate, but still want to be involved, you can still donate to any of the LOTRO Players team members and...

LOTRO Poems #10

Hail Friends! Welcome to the 10th edition of LOTRO Poems!!! Casual Raiders did a lot of raiding this week. We did Ost Dunhoth a bunch of times and also Battle for Erebor and Fires of Smaug. It was fun and challenging and we had a blast. And speaking of Casual Raiders, this week’s poem is called ‘Casual Raiders’. About a year ago I transferred...

LOTRO Poems #9

Hail Friends!  Welcome to the 9th edition of LOTRO Poems. This was one busy week for Casual Raiders as we raided alot. Many of our kin who had just gotten to lvl 100 got their FA symbols. Also I experimented some more on the yellow traits of a burglar, it’s full of tricks and so much fun. This week I am featuring a beautiful poem sent by Amenhir of Rohan....

LOTRO Poems # 8

Hello Friends!  Welcome to the 8th edition of LOTRO Poem! How awesome was this welcome back week end? I levelled so many alts of mine that in the end my arms starting hurting. Casual Raiders didn’t do much raiding this week since everyone was so busy leveling but we did do a Draigoch run which was fun. i am so glad that we get to slay a dragon in game....

LOTRO Poems #7

Hello Friends! Welcome to the 7th edition of LOTRO Poems! This week the Casual Raiders did Barad Guldur raid. It was awesome to do it again after a long time. So the Treasure Hunt started, did you guys get any cave-claws yet? I haven’t checked it out yet but I am planning on doing it tonight. I have just been so busy levelling up my alts and playing with...

Braxwolf is Participating in the Extra Life Fundraiser

Hello, LOTRO! This is a pretty unusual post for me, as I try to restrict my posts on LOTRO Players to strictly LOTRO content. I have decided to participate in the Extra Life charity drive this year, and am humbly asking for members of the LOTRO community to consider a donation to this worthy cause. As you may remember, longtime LOTRO community manager Sapience...

The Hobbit Fan Fellowship Contest

Today on his Facebook page, Peter Jackson announced a new contest to bring a group of “ultimate fans” from around the world to New Zealand to tour the country and then watch the final Hobbit film with Peter Jackson himself. There aren’t a whole lot of details yet, but it seems there will be some kind of “challenge” to determine who...

Real Life LOTRO: Hobbiton, July 2013

My previous two Real Life LOTRO posts showcased the Hobbiton set under construction. But now we come to my most recent set of pictures from Matamata, taken just over a year ago now. After our very small wedding, our little wedding party took a trip and visited Hobbiton once again. At that point in time of course filming had finished and the set had been fully...