LOTRO Players News Episode 220: Third Age Valley Girl

LOTRO Players News Episode 220: Third Age Valley Girl

Sep 18, 2017

This week we discussed the new builds on Bullroarer this weekend. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN220.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (22.4MB) Game News The Battle of the Five Armies and the Dwarves of Erebor Update 21.2 on Bullroarer LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 20% off: Monster Classes Monster Traits and Skills 100% Infamy/Renown Gain...

Antipodean Writer: The Riding of the Rohirrim

Antipodean Writer: The Riding of the Rohirrim

Sep 15, 2017

Baaay-huuuuu! With the bay of the sounding trumpets came the riders of the Mark As the new dawn rose over Pellanor, sunrise dispersed the dark The front gate of Minas Tirith, shattered lay, all battered-in When Rohan succored Gondor – their allies called the Rohirrim. King Théoden led his riders who had come by the secret way For the Pukél-men were their...

Mordor 21.2: FINALLY!

Mordor 21.2: FINALLY!

Sep 14, 2017

FINALLY!!!   You may be guessing why the excitement. Finally we are getting not a ‘Destroy all’ button we have been asking for a long time, but a filter to use on items, sounds and quests. FINALLY!!! You access the panel by pressing Alt+R. Now, this will be great to filter out those Eorlingas recipes dropping in Mordor, third age legendary...

LOTRO Players News Episode 219: Shire Drunken Merchant Run

LOTRO Players News Episode 219: Shire Drunken Merchant Run

Sep 11, 2017

This week we discussed the fallibility of Pineleaf’s predictions. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN219.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.9MB) Game News LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Double Bonus Points continues through September 11th! This is your last weekend to stock up on points!   20% off: Select Warsteeds Riding Skills...

Don’t miss a minute of this year’s Harnkegger Games!

Don’t miss a minute of this year’s Harnkegger Games!

Sep 10, 2017

Many of the dwarves of Laurelin seem to be in a frightful hurry these days. Thorin’s Hall is alight with activity in preparation for the games of the year that start tomorrow. What games you say? The Harnkegger Games of course! LOTRO’s very own Olympics with a twist is back for its sixth year. Compete and earn yourself massive amounts of gold...

LOTRO 10th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Double CD Package Sells Out

LOTRO 10th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Double CD Package Sells Out

Sep 9, 2017

  Over on Chance Thomas’s Facebook page he announced the 10th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Double CD Package sold out, immeditly of there first pressing.     You can head over to Hugesound (Chance’s Music Site) and order yourself a copy of the second printing, which he also announced was coming!...

Mordor 21.1: T2C builds

Mordor 21.1: T2C builds

Sep 7, 2017

  Unless you want to run some old t2c instances on level 115 these builds aren’t something you would need right now when we only have new landscape and crafting instances that don’t have t2 penetration, but like I said in the article about best available gear, I do not like having landscape builds and always build for t2c, so I can have less...

LOTRO Players News Episode 218: Delivering the Stinking Mail

LOTRO Players News Episode 218: Delivering the Stinking Mail

Sep 4, 2017

This week we interviewed Gildoin and The Dwarrow Scholar about the upcoming Harnkegger Games. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN218.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (22.7MB) Game News Community Rules Updated LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 30% off: Legendary Level Cap Increase Legendary Stat Upgrade Relics Packs Legacies, Legendary Slot unlocks...

[CC] How is an item made? A tale of scaling

[CC] How is an item made? A tale of scaling

Sep 3, 2017

Every bit of armour, weapon or jewelry your character is wearing was made by the game at one point. But how does the game decide what an item will look like and what stats it will have? For this article I’ll ignore your legendary items since these use a wildly different system, but nearly every other item you can equip is made in 2 different ways. The two...

LOTRO Players News Episode 217: One Rusty Knife??!!

LOTRO Players News Episode 217: One Rusty Knife??!!

Aug 28, 2017

This week we discussed update 21.1 and our week in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN217.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (15.9MB) Game News Update 21.1 The LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week Now Through Aug 31st Reputation Boost with the Coupon Code MORREPDOR   20 % Off Vault Storage Shared Storage Inventory...

Mordor 21.1: Best available gear

Mordor 21.1: Best available gear

Aug 27, 2017

  Gearing up in Mordor is a little bit difficult when you’re doing it for the first time, because the gear comes from several different sources and you can’t even access them all right away to eventually plan it. So in the hopes that this clears some things up for you, I’ll just introduce (if we can call it an introduction at this point...

Mordor: Update 21.1

Mordor: Update 21.1

Aug 22, 2017

  This Monday LOTRO has had a curious update to the game. I think most of us were expecting a patch of some sort, a 21.0.3 or something like that. But we have had a full on dot update – 21.1 – you can read the release notes here. It’s not that there isn’t enough in the update, there is, update 20.1 has been a lot poorer in what has...

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 –...