Embers of Hope Chapter 2: Phantom Victory

Embers of Hope Chapter 2: Phantom Victory

Feb 25, 2017

Zaradanoric was stirred to wakefulness by an argument outside the barrack walls. By the looks of the sky it was nearing evening. Zaradanoric stiffly sat up, stretched, and then removed his breastplate and shoulders. He laid his armor on the ground next to his bag and strode outside to see what the argument was about. Outside there was a group of people arguing...

LOTRO Store Sales February 23rd – March 2nd

LOTRO Store Sales February 23rd – March 2nd

Feb 24, 2017

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Exploring the Lord of the Rings: What to do with the Ring.

Exploring the Lord of the Rings: What to do with the Ring.

Feb 24, 2017

Chapter 2: The Shadow of the Past (Part 4&5) A dreaded pestilance attacked Casa Buggins last week which is why in this article I highlight two episodes of Exploring Lord of the Rings. We look in these two episodes at the further revlations made to Frodo Baggins informing him that his magic ring is a little more potent than first believed… We also...

Community Events: February 24th-March 2nd

Community Events: February 24th-March 2nd

Feb 24, 2017

Community Calendar: This week Mardi Gras comes to Middle-earth with a couple of events on Landroval.  The night after Ales & Tales visits their kin house, the Mardi Gras Party Band present their weekly concert in front of the Prancing Pony Inn at 8pm EST on Fat Tuesday.  The Bounders of the Shire present Fat Hobbit Tuesday at 8:45pm EST/ST with music from...

Aradathalion Reviews: Bree-land Pt. 2: North Bree and Beyond

Aradathalion Reviews: Bree-land Pt. 2: North Bree and Beyond

Feb 23, 2017

Welcome back to the second part of my review. This covers my hands down favorite portion of Bree as a region. I spent a significant amount of time here throughout my questing. North Bree and Beyond Aesthetics: These are some of the most fun in the game. The Old Forrest is very unnerving and gets the mysterious feel just right. Nestled in the center of it all is...

LOTRO Academy: 139 – The Champion

LOTRO Academy: 139 – The Champion

Feb 22, 2017

Branick, Teriadwyn, Pineleaf, Sanswinda, and Mortumbra discuss the Champion class in The Lord of the Rings Online™ and are joined by a recording of noteworthy Champion, Andang. Thanks for listening. http://lotroacademy.com/cast/ep/139.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (53.1MB) Episodes of LOTRO Academy are recorded on Friday and posted when I can get to...

How Would You Rank LOTRO’s Expansions?

How Would You Rank LOTRO’s Expansions?

Feb 22, 2017

How would you rank LOTRO’s expansions? Join the discussion here.

LOTRO Players News Episode 190: Sanswinda’s Time-out

LOTRO Players News Episode 190: Sanswinda’s Time-out

Feb 20, 2017

This week we add a new member to the LPN team and hear part of a poem. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN190.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (8.4MB) Game News Downtime Wednesday, February 15 for a Hotfix   Store Sales Sample of the Week February 17th – 23rd Simple Rally Horn x1 Use Coupon Code TOGETHER 1/Account   20% Off Stat...

Community Events: February 17th-23rd

Community Events: February 17th-23rd

Feb 17, 2017

Community Calendar: This listing of featured events is only published on Fridays, but our Google calendar is kept up to date throughout the week and includes details on many more activities.  Take a look at this week’s agenda for upcoming events around LOTRO and copy some or all events to your personal calendar.  You may add events or post corrections in...

Antipodean Writer: Lost stanzas to: West of the Moon, East of the Sun

Antipodean Writer: Lost stanzas to: West of the Moon, East of the Sun

Feb 15, 2017

The following are additional verses to the traveling song sung by Frodo shortly before his departure to the West: using the same rhyme and metre recorded in the LOTR. Still round the corner there may wait A new road or a secret gate. And though I oft have passed them by A day will come at last when I Shall take the hidden paths that run West of the Moon, East...

LOTRO Players News Episode 189: Will Accessorize for Mumaks

LOTRO Players News Episode 189: Will Accessorize for Mumaks

Feb 14, 2017

This week Teriadwyn has some alternate suggestions for purchases with LOTRO Points. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN189.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Game News Interview(s) with SSG and other news   Store Sales   Free Sample Of The Week  February 9th-16th Skill and Slayer Deed Boost x1  Use Coupon Code SKILLITUP 1/Account...

The Ensemble in The Lore Hall.

The Ensemble in The Lore Hall.

Feb 11, 2017

Greetings Lotro Players, You are all invited to attend a classical concert today at 2pm est in the Lore Hall on Landroval. Liliditty Buggins leads a brave band of talented musicans to bring to life music from bygone days. Our sample is a trio composed by Balakirev, entitled “Nocturne”. All are welcome to join us and if there are other musicians out...

Exploring Lord of the Rings : The History of the Ring

Exploring Lord of the Rings : The History of the Ring

Feb 11, 2017

Chapter 2: The Shadow of the Past (Part 3) Continuing from our discussion last week, which focused on Gandalf and his knowledge of Rings, including the great ring. This week we look into the History of the one Ring. With a fun field-trip down down down to Goblin Town. Our hosts on Brandywine were the Casual Raiders kinship. Here is the full class from Signum...

Community Events: February 10th-16th

Community Events: February 10th-16th

Feb 10, 2017

Community Calendar: This listing of featured events is only published on Fridays, but our Google calendar is kept up to date throughout the week and includes details on many more activities.  Take a look at this week’s agenda for upcoming events around LOTRO and copy some or all events to your personal calendar.  You may add events or post corrections in...

What Would You Like With Mordor?

What Would You Like With Mordor?

Feb 10, 2017

What would you like to see with the Mordor expansion? Join the discussion here.

The Family Line Part 121 – Midnight Incursion

The Family Line Part 121 – Midnight Incursion

Feb 9, 2017

Part 121 – Midnight Incursion “When is the next group arriving, Pentsgel?” a man in a crimson halbark and fur cap asked another who was at the entrance of the tall rift of the Ram Duath. He sported a long beard that stretched down to the mid of his chest and held in his hand a pike which looked to be more than six feet in length. Above the two men stood the two...

Critters casual – Help i’m 105 – A full guide for fresh and returned players

Critters casual – Help i’m 105 – A full guide for fresh and returned players

Feb 8, 2017

Quick note – Lotroplayers layout functions differently it seems. Tables need to be replaced with images at a later point. Envision, you have watched the lotr movies or your friend has been talking about Gandalf again. You remember you once played a game that was build around that world. But for some reason you just stopped playing. Now that your interest...

LOTRO Academy: After School – Episode 12B

LOTRO Academy: After School – Episode 12B

Feb 8, 2017

LOTRO Academy: After School is our monthly live show where we talk about what each of us have been up to during the month and answer questions from the live chat. Thanks for listening. http://lotroacademy.com/cast/ep/as12b.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (34.7MB) LOTRO Academy: After School is recorded live on the last Friday of the month and posted...

Interview(s) with SSG and other news

Interview(s) with SSG and other news

Feb 7, 2017

The long awaited Producer’s Letter came out on the 27th of January, so some time ago, and we spoke a little about it here too. If by some very unlikely chance you did not read it, you can do that here. To be fair, after such tension about this letter we have had on the forums and everything that is happening this year (10th anniversary, Mordor, High...

LOTRO Players News Episode 188: Chalice of Tea

LOTRO Players News Episode 188: Chalice of Tea

Feb 6, 2017

This week we talked about Uupdate 19.3, had some fun discussing the frustrations of the LI system and learned just how hard it can be remember Pineleaf. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN188.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (19.2MB) Game News Update 19.3 Release Notes   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week  February 3rd -9th +5% Attack Damage...