LOTRO Players News Episode 216: Sanswinda Desensitization Project

LOTRO Players News Episode 216: Sanswinda Desensitization Project

Aug 21, 2017

This week we discussed our recent adventures in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN216.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (10.2MB) Game News LOTRO Servers will be down on Monday from 8:00 to 12:00 for an update to the game. Mysteries of the Ghâshghurm is currently closed due to a bug preventing completion.   Store Sales 20% off Shared...

Antipodean Writer: Azanulbizar

Antipodean Writer: Azanulbizar

Aug 15, 2017

Curse Azog – and the pit that spawned him! Curse his master Sauron as well! Murderer and thief of our dwarf homelands: yet we hued him down to hell! Ah my boy – sit and hear your elder. Though I’ve wounds – I don’t carry shame. For I fought in the wars ‘gainst the orcish swine – for dwarf honour and our name! I don’t say fighting is glorious – there’s a cost...

LOTRO Players News Episode 215: Maven the Master Mangler

LOTRO Players News Episode 215: Maven the Master Mangler

Aug 14, 2017

This week we discussed release notes for update 21.0.2 and our weeks in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN215.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (21.1MB) Game News Update 21.0.2 LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 20% off: Select Housing Decorations Select Housing Sets Housing Property Writs Select Cloaks   Free Sample Of The Week...

The Feanoriad

The Feanoriad

Aug 13, 2017

(A Homeric retelling of The Fall of the Noldor) Sing, O Nienna, of the wrath of Finwe’s son Feanor, the deadly wrath that brought upon the Noldor countless woes and sent many fair princes of the Eldalie down to the Halls of Mandos from that day when first far-seeing Manwe and mighty Feanor parted in strife. Which one of the Powers, then, set them to angry...

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...

What’s Left After Mordor? – LOTRO’s Potential Future

What’s Left After Mordor? – LOTRO’s Potential Future

Aug 8, 2017

I have been getting and seeing a lot of comments regarding LOTRO’s future recently.  Mainly things like “LOTRO is over because Sauron was destroyed.” I decided to make a video to address these concerns and explain what is potentially left after Mordor. Watch more of Andang’s videos...

LOTRO Players News Episode 214: If Angmar and Rohan Had a Baby

LOTRO Players News Episode 214: If Angmar and Rohan Had a Baby

Aug 7, 2017

This week we discuss our first steps into Mordor. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN214.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download () Game News Update 21 Release Notes LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 30 % OFF     Crafting Guild Access    Ingredient Packs   Crafting Accelerators Rapid Craft Crafting Tiers Recipe Books     Free Sample Of The Week NOW –...

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...

The Family Line Part 146 – Once More to Avardin

The Family Line Part 146 – Once More to Avardin

Aug 3, 2017

Part 146 – Once More to Avardin The next day, the couple of travelers had a late start. Theomin hoped to see Sylderan one last time before they departed for Enedwaith. After waiting until midmorning, and the warm heat of the sun beat down on the travelers from above the nearby mountain range, the two decided to depart from Echad Dunann. Through the rest of the...

LOTRO Academy: 144 – Vol. 2 Review Pt. 1

LOTRO Academy: 144 – Vol. 2 Review Pt. 1

Aug 1, 2017

Branick, Teriadwyn, Pineleaf, Sanswinda, and move on to a spoiler-heavy discussion and in-depth look at the Epic Story of Volume 2 of The Lord of the Rings Online™. Thanks for listening. http://lotroacademy.com/cast/ep/144.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (31.8MB) Episodes of LOTRO Academy are recorded on Friday and posted when I can get to it. Leave a...

Mordor To Launch Wednesday

Mordor To Launch Wednesday

Jul 31, 2017

  We can finally walk into Mordor coming up this Wednesday.     Community Manager Cordovan posted over on the official forums We have some good news on Mordor; all’s good and we’re ready to go on Wednesday. The LOTRO game worlds will be unavailable from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Eastern (-4 GMT) on Wednesday, August 2nd, to release...

LOTRO Players News Episode 213: Twas the Night Before Mordor

LOTRO Players News Episode 213: Twas the Night Before Mordor

Jul 31, 2017

This week we discussed preparations for Mordor. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN213.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (21.3MB) Game News Bullroarer Round 6 MadeofLions Interview An Interview with Ted Nasmith On LOTRO.COM High Elf Development Interview LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week Now Through August 3rd Sturdy Steel Key...

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...

Community Events: July 28th-August 3rd

Community Events: July 28th-August 3rd

Jul 28, 2017

Community Calendar: The Department of Harmony and Song celebrates their 3rd anniversary by taking the hobbits to Isengard featuring the hobbit who started it all, former Community Manager Rick Heaton (once known as Sapience).  Speaking of famed quotes/memes, the Rangers of the West will simply walk into Mordor on *the day after the new release day, August 3rd,...

LOTRO Players Polls – What’s The First Thing You Will Do When Mordor Is Released?

LOTRO Players Polls – What’s The First Thing You Will Do When Mordor Is Released?

Jul 27, 2017

      Mordor is upon us, and we just had to ask   What Is The First Thing You Will Do When Mordor Is Released? Simply Walk Into ........ (43%, 63 Votes) The Epic Story! (38%, 55 Votes) Other (Leave Comment) (15%, 22 Votes) Side Quests (2%, 3 Votes) The Black Book Of Mordor (1%, 2 Votes) Total Voters: 141  Loading...

An Interview with Ted Nasmith On LOTRO.COM

An Interview with Ted Nasmith On LOTRO.COM

Jul 26, 2017

  There is a wonderful interview up over at LOTRO.com with fantasy artist, Ted Nasmith.     For those that do not know, Ted Nasmith is a Canadian artist, illustrator, and architectural renderer. He is best known as an illustrator of J. R. R. Tolkien’s works — The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. Sample from the interview...

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...

LOTRO Players News Episode 212: The Emperor’s New Armor

LOTRO Players News Episode 212: The Emperor’s New Armor

Jul 24, 2017

This week we discussed the newest build on Bullroarer and had a guest. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN212.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (20.8MB) Game News Bullroarer Build 5 LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 20% off: Milestone Skills Hurried Traveller and Returning Traveller Advanced Riding Traits Rally Horns   Free Sample Of The Week +5...

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...