Community Events: April 7th-13th

Community Events: April 7th-13th

Apr 7, 2017

Community Calendar: Saturday brings two special concerts: The Eriador Philharmonic Orchestra on Landroval at 2pm and Ziggy Piecrust and the Badgers to the Stars on Laurelin at 2:30pm/7:30pm BST.  Exploring the Lord of the Rings–On Location travels to Arkenstone this week for the usual 9:30pm Tuesday session.  Also on Tuesday: Dwarves Night Out with the...

LOTRO Store Sales 4/07/17 – 4/13/17

LOTRO Store Sales 4/07/17 – 4/13/17

Apr 7, 2017

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The Family Line Part 129 – Those Who Defend

The Family Line Part 129 – Those Who Defend

Apr 5, 2017

Part 129 – Those Who Defend The sun had not yet risen over the horizon in the east. The land was dark as was the road westward. The early signs of light began to peak from the east, as the stars above began to fade from the dark backdrop of night and the slightest hints of indigo began phasing in the east. A thick mist hung over the lands as the surrounding...

What is Your Favorite Class in LOTRO?

What is Your Favorite Class in LOTRO?

Apr 5, 2017

What is your favorite class in LOTRO? Join the discussion here.

LOTRO Academy: After School – Episode 15

LOTRO Academy: After School – Episode 15

Apr 4, 2017

LOTRO Academy: After School is our monthly live show where we talk about what each of us have been up to during the month and answer questions from the live chat. Thanks for listening. http://lotroacademy.com/cast/ep/as15.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (31.8MB) LOTRO Academy: After School is recorded live on the last Friday of the month and posted...

LOTRO Players News Episode 196: That Warg

LOTRO Players News Episode 196: That Warg

Apr 3, 2017

This week we discuss That Warg, and have some fun discussing humorous April Fool’s articles. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN196.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (17.9MB) Game News LOTRO Store Temporary Access Change LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week March 31st – April 2nd Dye: Ranger Green x2 Use Coupon Code...

Behind the Mordor War Door

Behind the Mordor War Door

Apr 1, 2017

  I just came back from a surprise visit to the Standing Stone Games office up in Boston. We are excited to share with you some of the early concepts bouncing around in the idea room (located catty-corner to the vending machines, which, unfortunately, had no Coke Zero). Note that these are in an early-mid stage of development, and may not all survive to...

Passage to Mordor Discovered in Shire

Passage to Mordor Discovered in Shire

Apr 1, 2017

Michel Delving, Eriador — Residents were shocked Mersday to discover a passageway to Mordor, the Land of Shadow,  tucked way in the depths of a Shire dwelling. This revelation was made by Tobias Featherbottom of Brockenborings, upon scouring the basement of the Mathom House for some liquid refreshments. “They sent me over to Michel Delving to pick...

Mordor pre-order bonus and your Fell beast

Mordor pre-order bonus and your Fell beast

Apr 1, 2017

As most will guess the ring will be destroyed in the upcoming Mordor expansion. Which will in turn destroy the 9 ring wraith that ride their great fell beasts. But what will happen to the fell beasts that survived? Well, you can get them as your own cosmetic pet soon. Yep, let that sink in. After recent evil-pets like the mumakill and varthag hounds. The next...

Community Events: March 31st-April 6th

Community Events: March 31st-April 6th

Mar 31, 2017

Community Calendar: We have a few special concerts coming up this week: Die Bunten Vögel comes to Sirannon on Saturday, Duidhrastir & Laaleth play elven duets Sunday on Crickhollow, and the Rolling Kegs play April OAKS on Tuesday.  Daylight saving time ends in Australia on Sunday, so No Whole Bard has moved their shows to 7am EDT/ST. Please note that...

LOTRO Store Sales 3/31/17 – 4/06/17

LOTRO Store Sales 3/31/17 – 4/06/17

Mar 31, 2017

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The Family Line Part 128 – The Cold Wind Arrives

The Family Line Part 128 – The Cold Wind Arrives

Mar 30, 2017

Part 128 – The Cold Wind Arrives A strong wind blew in from the north. Its gusts raged through the hills all about as strange sounds began to fill the night air. Far off, a horn blew out in the blackness of the night. Many horns from far away and with every horn blow, the gusts of wind blew stronger. Nearby tents were ripped from their stakes as the wind...

What is wrong with Update 20?

What is wrong with Update 20?

Mar 28, 2017

U20 is the 2nd jubilee of some kind for LOTRO – a twentieth update. Yet the team has never announced it as being significant as such, other than saying we are getting to a very important part in the story. The first one, the more important one for LOTRO, is the tenth anniversary and we are impatiently waiting to see what it brings. Before I set out on a...

LOTRO Players News Episode 195: We’ll Talk Later

LOTRO Players News Episode 195: We’ll Talk Later

Mar 27, 2017

This week we discuss update 20 in vague terms to avoid spoilers and talk about our week in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN195.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (12.2MB) Game News Update 20 to be released on Tuesday, March 21st   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week March 24th – 30th +5% Attack Damage (90 min) x1 Use Coupon Code...

LOTRO Academy: After School – Episode 14

LOTRO Academy: After School – Episode 14

Mar 26, 2017

LOTRO Academy: After School is our monthly live show where we talk about what each of us have been up to during the month and answer questions from the live chat. Thanks for listening. http://lotroacademy.com/cast/ep/as14.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (43.1MB) LOTRO Academy: After School is recorded live on the last Friday of the month and posted...

New steed: Steed of Elessar Host

New steed: Steed of Elessar Host

Mar 24, 2017

There were some pictures of an alleged new reputation steed, which didn’t look at all like a steed of a king. More a steed of  a princes. So since I haven’t seen any of these yet I am bringing you some pictures of it. There are also some random flying items in the new area. And to quote Cordovan You will no longer see any mobs above level 105 (until...

Battle of the Black Gate First Impressions

Battle of the Black Gate First Impressions

Mar 24, 2017

Update 20 starts by covering the fears of the Host of the West as they make their way toward Mordor. The story quickly moves into what I think is the best session play yet.  Not only do we get to play as Gollum, but we get a really cool foreshadowing of the dangers to come. While the Epic Story starts strong, the side quests are not really anything to write...

Community Events: March 24th-30th

Community Events: March 24th-30th

Mar 24, 2017

Community Calendar: This listing of featured events is only published on Fridays, but our Google calendar is kept up to date throughout the week and includes details on many more activities.  Take a look at this week’s agenda for upcoming events around LOTRO and copy some or all events to your personal calendar.  You may add events or post corrections in...

LOTRO Store Sales 3/24/17 – 3/30/17

LOTRO Store Sales 3/24/17 – 3/30/17

Mar 24, 2017

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The Family Line Part 127 – The Cold Winds Blow

The Family Line Part 127 – The Cold Winds Blow

Mar 23, 2017

Part 127 – The Cold Winds Blow The morning was bright and busy were the workers all about. Waving goodbye to the travelers heading out was Herion. The travelers were the Warriors of Eriador and it was the day they departed from Annuminas. As they departed, Herion waved goodbye as he had a sudden feeling of the weight of the entire city of Annuminas on his...