[CC] 99 instances – Halls of the forsaken and Inn of night

The halls of the forsaken and the inn of night are intertwined. So much that those arent even their real names. But in the spirit of both instances i’ll forsake any more riddles. Cause while running them. You’ll find plenty of those. The 2 small fellowship instances are one of the few not tied into an update or expansion. Being a separate purchase...

Antipodean Writer: Melkor & the Imperishable Flame

Antipodean Writer: Melkor & the Imperishable Flame

Feb 15, 2018

Behold! Out of the Imperishable Flame Eru brought forth the Ainur. And they came! Of Valar – twelve. Of Maia – many more Were born. So now the Ainur sing before Illúvatar, performing each alone For long ages, till the Ainur were shown The Great Music. Each Ainur of the mind Of Eru knew a part, yet each did find That as they listened to each other, grew In...

Northern Mirkwood, Dale, Lake-town & More! – Update 22 Beta Videos

Northern Mirkwood, Dale, Lake-town & More! – Update 22 Beta Videos

Feb 13, 2018

Northern Mirkwood, Lake-town, Dale and Erebor will all be coming to LOTRO in Update 22. Check out the new areas in the preview videos...

LOTRO Players News Episode 240: 21 Things In The Lake

LOTRO Players News Episode 240: 21 Things In The Lake

Feb 12, 2018

This week we discussed the first build on Bullroarer for update 22. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN240.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (18.6MB) Game News Bullroarer Update 22 Build 1! LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 30% Off   Select Warsteeds Riding Skills Select Mounts Movement Speed Buffs   Free Sample Of The Week Black Steel Key x 1 with coupon...

LOTRO Update 22 Build 1 Previews

LOTRO Update 22 Build 1 Previews

Feb 11, 2018

  Our own Pineleaf takes a look at some of the new things that are coming in Update 22.   Note this video was based on build 1 of Bullroarer , so all things are subjected to change.   Also, note there are slight spoilers         You’ve been warned…      ...

LOTRO Players News Episode 239: Pineleaf vs The Internet

LOTRO Players News Episode 239: Pineleaf vs The Internet

Feb 5, 2018

This week we discussed our week in LOTRO and the infamous blue screen of death. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN239.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (9.4MB) Game News LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 25% Now – February 8th:   Crafting Guild access Ingredient packs Crafting Accelerators Rapid Craft, Crafting Tiers, Recipe Books   Free Sample Of...

LOTRO Players News Episode 238: Velocity of Chickens off Minas Tirith

LOTRO Players News Episode 238: Velocity of Chickens off Minas Tirith

Jan 29, 2018

This week we had a guest and discussed chicken play. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN238.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (16.3MB) Game News Executive Producer Severlin on upcoming class balance work LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 20% off Now through February 1st: Virtues & Virtue Bundles Trait Slots Skill & Slayer Deed Boosts   Free...

They announced a maintenance, you won’t believe what happened next

They announced a maintenance, you won’t believe what happened next

Jan 26, 2018

  I just had to use this clickbaity cheesy heartbreaking title, they seem to be very popular. 🙂 But the correct title would probably be Update 21.3.1, although in-house they are calling it 21.3.3 or did I miss 21.3.1 and 21.3.2 in my away time? In fact, given the history of communication of SSG towards the player base, you can believe this very easily. What we...

LOTRO Family Chicken Run Marathon

LOTRO Family Chicken Run Marathon

Jan 22, 2018

  If you’re active in the LOTRO community on Twitter and Twitch, you’ve probably heard of the #lotrofamily hashtag and @lotrofamily Twitter account. The account retweets out #lotrofamily posts, runs screenshot contests, and does oodles of work to support and grow the LOTRO community. What you might not know is that all that work is done by one guy: FibroJedi....

LOTRO Players News Episode 237: Swarm of Goats

LOTRO Players News Episode 237: Swarm of Goats

Jan 22, 2018

This week we discussed epic battles and corruption removal skills. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN237.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (17.3MB) Game News LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 25% off  Now through January 25th!   Select storage & more!   Free Sample Of The Week Regeneration Food x1 with the coupon code REGEN, Now through January...

Antipodean Writer: On Durin’s Bridge

Antipodean Writer: On Durin’s Bridge

Jan 15, 2018

In Khazad-Dûm did Gandalf fall, Duelling the Balrog in the hall Of stone where Durin’s folk had stayed – Though dwarven strength is long decayed. Gandalf astride the bridge did stand A staff and sword gripped in each hand. The demon Balrog stalked him there Its winglike darkness filled the air While goblins all about them roared! Gandalf no further could...

LOTRO Players News Episode 236: Reclaim Moria… After Lunch!

LOTRO Players News Episode 236: Reclaim Moria… After Lunch!

Jan 15, 2018

This week we discussed the LOTRO Beacon and entering Moria. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN236.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (12.2MB) Game News LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 20% off: Quest Packs Max Morale and Power Scrolls 100% XP Boosts Mithril Coins   Free Sample Of The Week Now – January 18th Slayer and Skill Deed Boost x1 with the...

LOTRO Players News Episode 235: Love That Stupid Little Goblin!

LOTRO Players News Episode 235: Love That Stupid Little Goblin!

Jan 8, 2018

This week we continued our review of the Mordor expansion by reviewing Agarnaith. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN235.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (25.4MB) Game News LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 25% off: Stat Tomes Regeneration Food Run Speed Boosts Attack Damage Boosts   Free Sample Of The Week Simple Rally Horn x1 with the Coupon Code RALLY...

Deseret News Interviews Chance Thomas

Deseret News Interviews Chance Thomas

Jan 4, 2018

  Yesterday January 3rd would have been Tolkien’s 126th birthday, to mark this Deseret News had a wonderful interview with Chance Thomas about all his work making the wonderful music of LOTRO.     “Everybody is familiar with the Peter Jackson films and the music from those films, I’m the other Lord of the Rings composer.” They talked about the...

LOTRO Players News Episode 234: Shing! Shing! Squish!

LOTRO Players News Episode 234: Shing! Shing! Squish!

Jan 1, 2018

This week we discussed skirmishing, naming cosmetic pets, and more. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN234.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (13.6MB) Game News LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Yule Savings Event! (December 28 through January 4th) 75% off Beorning and Character Slot Bundle and Cosmetic Bundles 50% off Relics and Crafting Boosts 50% off...

Pineleaf’s Pictorial Primer to Skirmishing: Solo Lieutenants

Pineleaf’s Pictorial Primer to Skirmishing: Solo Lieutenants

Dec 30, 2017

Welcome to the third edition of Pineleaf’s Pictorial Primer to Skirmishing. In this edition, we will bring the primer up to date with the latest LOTRO releases, consolidate redundant information, make the morale listings consistent, and repost the guides that mysteriously disappeared from our library. We will begin the new edition with two guides. The...

The task to build a Lotro (classic)

The task to build a Lotro (classic)

Dec 28, 2017

Lotro was better when [insert time], because [insert patch] destroyed the game. No Angmar article is complete without a comment like this. But at what time was it better, what has destroyed the game and are there these things? What is a Classic or Vanilla Lotro? If there wasn’t any objection what moment in time would be the best choice to roll back lotro...

[CC] 99 instances – The angmar experience 2/2 – To balrog or not

[CC] 99 instances – The angmar experience 2/2 – To balrog or not

Dec 24, 2017

Part 2 of the angmar experience is mostly travel across time, “old-school” and (technically not) first Raid instance in lotro. Both Barad Gularan (BG from now) and The rift of nurz ghashu (the Rift) werent in the game at launch, but most will remember it as they were. Getting to level 50, running Carn dum and Urugarth to gear up took a long while. I...

LOTRO Players News Episode 233: The Best Time in the Bloody Gore

LOTRO Players News Episode 233: The Best Time in the Bloody Gore

Dec 18, 2017

This week we discussed the release of update 21.3, the Yule Festival, and our week in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN233.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (17.1MB) Game News Update 21.3 Yule Festival LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales   Free Sample Of The Week Now – December 21st 1 Crimson Dye with the Coupon Code CRIMSON   Yule Savings...

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...