Antipodean Writer: Lost Stanzas to: In Moria, In Khazad-dûm

Antipodean Writer: Lost Stanzas to: In Moria, In Khazad-dûm

Dec 15, 2017

In Moria, in Khazad-dûm From mountain root, and hidden room Awoke one day grim Durin’s Bane Alas for dwarven-kind it came! Deeply dwarves delved ‘neath mountain stone For mithril ore to smelt and hone And work – all for its beauty’s sake. No more – with Durin’s Bane’s awake! Its Name of Fear, spirit of fire Has claimed the deepness of Moria! Alas! The halls our...

Update 21.3. Almost.

Update 21.3. Almost.

Dec 11, 2017

  Missed me?   As you possibly know, I usually cover the Bullroarer, but this time I wanted to try a different approach and see how that works out instead of writing critique after critique to some issues that might get changed and it seems like this was a good decision this time. For example, a nice feature was introduced to raid loot at first, but...

LOTRO Players News Episode 232: Sanswinda’s a Spider!

LOTRO Players News Episode 232: Sanswinda’s a Spider!

Dec 11, 2017

This week we discussed the release notes for Monday’s update and our week in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN232.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (16.8MB) Game News Monday Downtime for Update 21.3 LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 25% off: Milestone Skills Hurried Traveller and Returning Traveller Advanced Riding Traits Rally Horns...

Downtime Notice: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Eastern (-5 GMT) Monday, December 11th

Downtime Notice: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Eastern (-5 GMT) Monday, December 11th

Dec 8, 2017

    Community Manager Cordovan posted on the forums about some upcoming downtime The LOTRO Game Servers will be brought down on Monday, December 11th from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Eastern (-5 GMT) for an update to the game. He also kindly posted the release notes Click here to read about changes. Thanks for your patience, and we’ll see you back...

LOTRO Players News Episode 231: Conga Lines of Orcs

LOTRO Players News Episode 231: Conga Lines of Orcs

Dec 4, 2017

This week we continued our review of the Mordor expansion by reviewing Talath Urui. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN231.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (42.7MB) Game News Bullroarer Build #5 LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 20% off: Select Housing Decorations Select Housing Sets Housing Property Writs Select Cloaks   Free Sample Of The...

[CC] 99 instances – The angmar experience 1/2

[CC] 99 instances – The angmar experience 1/2

Dec 2, 2017

Barad gularan, Carn dum, The rift and Urugarth. As classic as instance go thesedays these can hardly be beaten. When people go nostalgic, they linger in the memories of Mordrith and Thaurlach. Urugarth and Barad gularan are usually thrown in with the other two. But they do deserve a spot in the limelight.  Good thing that there isn’t a story about...

LOTRO Players News Episode 230: Pineleaf’s Bedtime

LOTRO Players News Episode 230: Pineleaf’s Bedtime

Nov 27, 2017

This week we discussed the producer’s letter and Pineleaf’s bedtime. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN230.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (14.4MB) Game News Executive Producer’s Letter LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales The Weekly Coupon gets you a free Enhanced XP Supply x1 with the Coupon Code XPFORME, now through November 30th!...

The 25 Days of XPACS

The 25 Days of XPACS

Nov 25, 2017

This week, LOTRO Players received an email from Bludborn about a community event he is hosting through the month of December on his Twitch channel: What: The 25 Days of XPACS Where: http://twitch.tv/bludborn When: Monday-Thursday and Saturdays in December Streams start at 10p EST I have been playing The Lord of the Rings Online for 10 years and streaming on...

Sale to the west – expansion sails

Sale to the west – expansion sails

Nov 23, 2017

Black friday isn’t saurons version of where the orcs can leave their ties at home before going to work. It’s the time a lot of shops go on a sales bonanza. Including digital sales. Standing stone games isn’t that different. So without further ado. Lotromarket – 85% off – $ sales  Mines of Moria™ – Digital Download...

Executive Producer’s Letter for November 2017

Executive Producer’s Letter for November 2017

Nov 22, 2017

  Executive Producer Severlin posted the latest producer’s letter looking forward to what’s ahead for next year. The full text of the letter is at the LOTRO forums. Much of the letter discusses what is coming in Update 22: The continuation of the Black Book of Mordor. Lands featured in The Hobbit: Northern Mirkwood, Laketown, Dale, and Erebor....

LOTRO Players News Episode 229: The Floor is Lava

LOTRO Players News Episode 229: The Floor is Lava

Nov 20, 2017

This week we discussed the newest build on Bullroarer and Tolkien news beyond LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN229.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (18.1MB) Game News Bullroarer Build 4 LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales   20% Off Shared Wardrobe Cosmetic Outfit Slots The Mounted Combat Trait spec, Cosmetic Slots Select Cosmetics  ...

Antipodean Writer: Arwen’s Lament

Antipodean Writer: Arwen’s Lament

Nov 15, 2017

Now my lord is dead! Gone to join the dead! In the House of the Kings he lies In the Silent Street he lies still as stone, on the bier where he last closed his eyes. ‘Tis a bitter gift doomed to mortal men: I must bear it. How much I’ve lost! It’s too heavy for us immortal-born to bear: so never did I count the cost! I have laid me down on Cerin Amroth – where...

LOTRO Players News Episode 228: Dragging Their Kites

LOTRO Players News Episode 228: Dragging Their Kites

Nov 13, 2017

This week we discussed the newest Bullroarer build for Update 21.3. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN228.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.3MB) Game News LOTRO Beacon Bullroarer Build 3   Store Sales 30% off: Quest Packs 100% XP Boosts Mithril Coins Max Morale and Power Scrolls   Free Sample Of The Week Universal Solvent x1 with the...

LOTRO Players News Episode 227: I Got a Rock!

LOTRO Players News Episode 227: I Got a Rock!

Nov 6, 2017

This week we discussed Update 21.2.3, the new soundtrack, and Teri getting a rock. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN227.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (18.4MB) Game News Update 21.2.3 Mordor Soundtrack Available Now LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 25% off: Select Warsteeds Riding Skills Select Mounts Movement Speed Buffs   Free Sample Of...

Mordor Soundtrack Available Now

Mordor Soundtrack Available Now

Nov 2, 2017

  You might recall that we told you that, the Mordor soundtrack was coming, and the time is neigh, you can download it enjoy the dark and brooding music anytime you wish, not just when you’re battling the forces of the dark lord.     You can watch a great interview with Chance Thomas and two of the musicians that play  on the soundtrack...

The Norbog news #2 – The Wold Wildlife Funds and extended festival items

The Norbog news #2 – The Wold Wildlife Funds and extended festival items

Nov 2, 2017

Norbog news, semi-investigative journalism. We dig deep so you don’t have to. Elfs stepping down as the Middle-earth preservers As chairman of the Eriador department of the Middle-Earth animal live preservation, Elrond announced that the Elves would be stepping down from their role as the main contributors to the organisation. “The elves have done...

LOTRO Players News Episode 226: Getting Lost Can Be Deadly

LOTRO Players News Episode 226: Getting Lost Can Be Deadly

Oct 30, 2017

This week we discussed the new build on Bullroarer and our week in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN226.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (25.6MB) Game News Isengard and Treebeard Dev Diary Mordor Soundtrack Releasing November 1st LOTRO Beacon Bullroarer 21.3 Build 1   Store Sales 30% off: Legendary Level Cap Increases Legendary Stat...

[CC] 99 instance – Fornost

[CC] 99 instance – Fornost

Oct 28, 2017

Leaving Radagast and his critters to fend for their own (they can take care of their own). We’re following the epic book towards the North downs. This will take us on the doorsteps of Fornost. It’s big, scary filled with evil. The rest will go towards Esteldin, but we’re heading into the instance. The instance area itself is an ancient...

Mordor Soundtrack Releasing November 1st

Mordor Soundtrack Releasing November 1st

Oct 27, 2017

  HUGEsound Records will release LOTRO Mordor original video game soundtrack through all major digital music outlets worldwide on November 1, 2017. The soundtrack album features the game’s new original score, composed and produced by Chance Thomas, an avid lifelong fan of The Lord of the Rings. Each music track can be previewed for free at the HUGEsound...

LOTRO Players News Episode 225: Totally Not Suspicious

LOTRO Players News Episode 225: Totally Not Suspicious

Oct 23, 2017

This week we continued our review of the Mordor expansion by reviewing Lhingris, and we had Camuril back as a guest. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN225.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (30.0MB) Game News LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales LOTRO Bonus Days bring you a VIP Event Boost! Now through October 23rd!   20% off: Virtues and Virtue...