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...

[CC] 99 instances – Agamaur

[CC] 99 instances – Agamaur

Oct 20, 2017

We’re continuing our tour of free instances while we enter the Lone lands. Towards the north-east you’ll find Garth agarwen or agamaur as some know it. It has been an oddball in lotros instances ever since it inception. It has always been popular with the leveling characters, never had much of revamp and always been separate instance for the two 3...

Court of Seregost silent movie t2c

Court of Seregost silent movie t2c

Oct 16, 2017

LOTRO Players News Episode 224 – A Spider for Sans

LOTRO Players News Episode 224 – A Spider for Sans

Oct 16, 2017

This week we discussed cosmetic pets and Update 21.2. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN224.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (15.0MB) Game News Downtime Sunday LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 25% off: Vault Storage and Shared Storage Inventory Slots Currency Cap   Free Sample Of The Week – Fall Injury Immunity x5 with the Coupon Code...

Antipodean Writer: Set Sail for Eldamar

Antipodean Writer: Set Sail for Eldamar

Oct 15, 2017

Parting was hard and bitter-sweet. Then sailing cross the foam Far oversea into the west: for Elrond sailed alone. His salty tears with ocean mixed en route to Eldamar. So Elrond, where your children three? Tell on – say where they are. Elrohir and Elladan – twin sons. Both marched to fight the war: To Aragorn both boys are sworn: for King they’re fighting for...

Downtime Notice: Sunday, October 15th 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM Eastern (-4 GMT)

Downtime Notice: Sunday, October 15th 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM Eastern (-4 GMT)

Oct 14, 2017

    Community Manager Cordovan posted on the forums about some upcoming downtime The LOTRO game worlds will be unavailable from 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM Eastern (-4 GMT) on Sunday, October 15th for a hotfix. Thank you for your patience, and we will see you in the game soon. And the notes on what’s being fixed are as follows: This update...

50 Mithril Coins For Everyone!

50 Mithril Coins For Everyone!

Oct 13, 2017

  So Standing Stone Games is pulling and Oprah on all of us     Use the following code to receive 50 Mithril Coins from the LOTRO Store: MORDORMITHRIL Now through October 22nd, 1/Account. I would suggest that you LOG IN to a character first, and DO NOT do this from the character select screen, just to save some headache, in case your delivery...

Mordor 21.2.1.b?

Mordor 21.2.1.b?

Oct 13, 2017

  It has been a busy few days in SSG and here on our website. The instance update has taken care of this. First, we reacted to Cordovans first announcement to the mistake that has happened. Then, with a great community effort, we announced the different solution that SSG has come up with. And ultimately, we announced the update they released today. Sadly,...

Downtime Notice – Friday Friday, October 13th 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern (-4 GMT)

Downtime Notice – Friday Friday, October 13th 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern (-4 GMT)

Oct 12, 2017

    Community Manager Cordovan posted on the forums about some upcoming downtime   The LOTRO game worlds will be brought down on Friday, October 13th from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern (-4 GMT) to release Update 21.2.1.   As you can see he also, kindly posted the release notes as well News and Notes: Crafting Housing decoration crafting...

A different day, a different solution

A different day, a different solution

Oct 11, 2017

  To remind you, if a reminder is even needed, I have had an article about how SSG wanted to address the issue they have created by not putting the correct Ash value on the elf-enchanter. Some people were happy to see the discounted gear, thinking it’s the correct price because there were so many ways to get more pieces of gear. The teal barter items...

So, you’d like to play a game that punishes you for supporting it?

So, you’d like to play a game that punishes you for supporting it?

Oct 10, 2017

Today, as some players expected even before the announcement, the update 21.2 of the current Mordor expansion was released. And you could have guessed that too, something was broken. But what was it? Simply put, SSG is broken. If you were one of the early log-ins to the game when the update went live, then you would have seen the new items you could get from...

[CC] 99 instances – The great barrows

[CC] 99 instances – The great barrows

Oct 10, 2017

    You’ve visited Constable underhill and Tom Bombadil for your epic story. A scared hobbit looking for a prince and an unfortunate traveler you make you venture into the Barrow downs.  A walled of area littered with the tombs and evil spirits send there by the witch king of Angmar after taking the area from the Dunedain of Cardolan in the...