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...

What’s behind Mordoor 6.3 – Before the door opens- Getting the edge

What’s behind Mordoor 6.3 – Before the door opens- Getting the edge

Jul 19, 2017

You’ve gotten rid of the old and prepared for the new. But you still got some time left for Mordor hits. What can you do to get that edge over the other players? Mordor is meant to level the playing field and lay the foundation for a revamped balance. As such, I feel there isn’t a definitive edge you can get. But there surely are several ways to be...

What’s behind Mordoor 6.2 – Before the door opens- Prepare for the new

What’s behind Mordoor 6.2 – Before the door opens- Prepare for the new

Jul 19, 2017

Where 6.1 focusses on making getting rid of the old. Not everything old will be bad. In 6.2 we’ll give you some tips on what to keep or even get more of.  We’ll focus on items and character traits in this article since gear will all be replaced (*A bug in beta #4 with Ettenmoors scaling might invalidate this). Gear (*bug beta #4) I’ve told you...

What’s behind Mordoor 6.1 – Before the door opens- Out with the old

What’s behind Mordoor 6.1 – Before the door opens- Out with the old

Jul 19, 2017

The Mordoor will open soon, but what can we do to prepare for the grand opening? Every expansion and level increase means some parts of your character become obsolete and some items skyrocket cause everyone will need it. But there is more than you might think of you can do to come out on top or better than sitting still in Bree waiting for the final...

Poems of the Pine: Interlude in the Old Forest

Poems of the Pine: Interlude in the Old Forest

Jul 19, 2017

As we wait for Mordor, let’s take a walk in the Old Forest. Interlude – The old Forest Deep in the dark And dangerous wood A hatred hampered Four hobbits on a quest Their path did twist To push them south To the Withywindle Where willows slept   By the foulest tree Frodo was snared As his friends were trapped In a frightful grip. As Frodo’s...

Erebor & More – New Mordor Allegiance System Preview

Erebor & More – New Mordor Allegiance System Preview

Jul 18, 2017

The new Allegiance System coming with the Mordor Expansion introduces four new Allegiance Halls.  Each allegiance has its own story in and outside of Mordor proper. The various allegiances each have a description in the new UI that hints at what players can expect to experience. One of the goals of the new Allegiance System seems to be to add story to...

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...

LOTRO Players News Episode 211: I’ll Never Forget Old Whatshisname

LOTRO Players News Episode 211: I’ll Never Forget Old Whatshisname

Jul 17, 2017

This week we discussed the Mordor expansion purchase options and getting ready for Mordor. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN211.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (29.2MB) Game News Mordor: We have a date and you can pre-purchase Bullroarer Build 4 Patch Notes LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week NOW – Through July 20th...

LOTRO Academy: 143 – Vol. 1 Review Pt. 3

LOTRO Academy: 143 – Vol. 1 Review Pt. 3

Jul 16, 2017

Teriadwyn, Pineleaf, Sanswinda, and Mortumbra wrap up a spoiler-heavy discussion and in-depth look at the Epic Story of Volume 1 of The Lord of the Rings Online™. Thanks for listening. http://lotroacademy.com/cast/ep/143.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (28.4MB) Episodes of LOTRO Academy are recorded on Friday and posted when I can get to it. Leave a...

Antipodean Writer: Fingolfin’s Fall: The Elves’ Lament

Antipodean Writer: Fingolfin’s Fall: The Elves’ Lament

Jul 15, 2017

The elves lament. They still sing of that day Fingolfin rode alone to Angband. Say: Of what they sing. What do the elves recall Of what the High King made before his fall? By what strange paths, by what fey-madness sent High King Fingolfin to the place he went? Elves sing of how Fingolfin rode alone Over the plain. With dire wrath his eyes shone Revengeful in...

What’s behind Mordoor 5 – Just think happy thoughts

What’s behind Mordoor 5 – Just think happy thoughts

Jul 15, 2017

Well, that happened. Number 5 was meant to be a happy article looking back on the new rating difficulty with Beta 3 sloping the leveling to be a more accessible, but still equally hard at 105. And the dev post that the Beta 3 best armour wont be the best armour at launch (we’ll be having about 20-30% less stats to work with). Or it would focus on what the...

Community Events: July 14th-20th

Community Events: July 14th-20th

Jul 14, 2017

Community Calendar: We have a relatively quiet week between the mass of events of last week and next Saturday’s Weatherstock, but there are still many weekly concerts, RP gatherings, and other group activities throughout the game.  There will be one very special concert Sunday on Belegaer with Die Fäuste Durins. Breemarsch der Durins Faust der Gerechten...

The Family Line Part 143 – The In Town Meeting

The Family Line Part 143 – The In Town Meeting

Jul 13, 2017

Part 143 – The In Town Meeting Daylight waned as the three travelers continued through the eastern pass of Evendim through the road that led into eastern Parth Aduial. The thoughts of the Colossus and the Canadiach were still fresh in Theomin’s mind. That was the last time he would set eyes on those places. A bitter sweet feeling it was as he remembered the...

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...

LOTRO Players News Episode 210: A Grimm Beginning

LOTRO Players News Episode 210: A Grimm Beginning

Jul 10, 2017

This week we discussed High Elves and Sleeping Beauty. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN210.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (15.9MB) Game News Bullroarer Round 3   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week NOW – July 13th Simple Rally Horn x1 with the Coupon Code MORCREW   20 % OFF Stat Tomes Regeneration Food Run Speed Boosts Attack...

Community Events: July 7th-13th

Community Events: July 7th-13th

Jul 7, 2017

Community Calendar: This is going to be a great weekend in LOTRO: we’ve got the Weatherstock Concert Series and the Festival of the White Lady on Landroval while the Summer of Love Festival comes to Belegaer.   We posted a preview of the WCS yesterday with information on all performers, but the lineup for the Summer of Love is also very impressive....

LOTRO Players News Episode 209: Gift on a Goat

LOTRO Players News Episode 209: Gift on a Goat

Jul 3, 2017

This week we discussed the new build on Bullroarer and essences. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN209.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (24.4MB) Game News Bullroarer: No wipe this week LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales   ​Free Sample Of The Week Now-July 6th Enhanced XP Supply with the Coupon Code MORXP   20% off: Quest Packs 100% XP...

LOTRO Academy: 142 – Vol. 1 Review Pt. 2

LOTRO Academy: 142 – Vol. 1 Review Pt. 2

Jul 2, 2017

Teriadwyn, Pineleaf, Sanswinda, and Mortumbra continue a spoiler-heavy discussion and in-depth look at the Epic Story of Volume 1 of The Lord of the Rings Online™. Thanks for listening. http://lotroacademy.com/cast/ep/142.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (30.6MB) Episodes of LOTRO Academy are recorded on Friday and posted when I can get to it. Leave a...