[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...

Critters Journey [64] Dwarfs chickening out

Critters Journey [64] Dwarfs chickening out

Feb 7, 2018

The fellowship makes it way across the barrens wastes of Dor Amarth to the closest known vault. The ruins of Barad dur lost much of its grandeur, but the causeway has been retaken by sentries of the enemy. The enemy might have come closer to the fellowship then they might even think they know....

Critters Journey [63] To vault into Mordor

Critters Journey [63] To vault into Mordor

Jan 31, 2018

Last time we left our friends at the festivities after the battle of Critter Tirith, but forces have begun to stir again. Months have passed since the defeat of Sauron, but not all evil has put their weapons and claws down. Groups of Elves, humans, dwarfs and hobbits have aligned themself to explore the unbeknownst lands of Gorgoroth. But after the uncovering...

[CC] 99 instances – An epic big battle

[CC] 99 instances – An epic big battle

Jan 16, 2018

How do you write a story when you know you will be mostly defeated? Such is the meeting that happened at Turbine when they came to the moment of the Attack on Helms Deep. The players can’t really play a role where they will fail by default. This article will follow the players as they fight the battles of Helms deep, Pelagrir and defend Minas Tirith A new...

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...

[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...

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...

[CC] How big is Bingo Boffin?

[CC] How big is Bingo Boffin?

Nov 12, 2017

*insert hobbit height jokes Now that this has passed. How big is Bingo? At 10:30 on a sunday i set out to find that answer. Can you finish the 52 week journey of Bingo Boffin in about a days time? Setup, a 105 captain with lousy gear. Plenty of stablemasters before central Gondor. He just fell in love with the crafting station on the belfalas kin island and...

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...

[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...

[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...

The Norbog News – The war is over and other mordor news

The Norbog News – The war is over and other mordor news

Oct 11, 2017

    Aragorn and the forces of the Free people have prevailed at the Battle of the black gate. After a victorious charge by our allies from Rohan at the pelennor fields. Time had come to take the battle deeper into Mordor. Rumours have been out there was a secretive mission by a group of delta-hobbits behind enemy lines that infiltrated the enemies stronghold...

[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 second age. To...

[CC] The scale of scaling

[CC] The scale of scaling

Oct 3, 2017

In the beginning, there was Bree. Your first place you found your party members for your venture in the Great Barrows. One massive subterranean infested area full of wights and keys to having a chance at an audience with Sambrog. That is at least the story if you were around level 20 in 2007. Each instance had his own level range. You could still run it at a...

[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...

[CC] Mordor dailies and how to unlock

[CC] Mordor dailies and how to unlock

Aug 20, 2017

Mordor can be a confusing place and an evil place when you level, but it can become even more so when you reach 115. This is because the way you achieve new gear is divided across several paths you can take. The Mordor dailies form a good basis for those as you acquire resources for crafting, reputation items for your allegiances, silver tokens for bartering...

[CC] Allegiance, why, where, how and what for?

[CC] Allegiance, why, where, how and what for?

Aug 18, 2017

In this condensed guide I’ll take you on your journey through the time you first join your first allegiance and when you will finish it. The same questions always seem to pop up when it coming up in kin or world chat. For a full overview of each and every quest, step and breakdown i’ll refer you to the excellent beta post from Omg_peanuts over on...

Critters Journey [62] Stocked upon party weather

Critters Journey [62] Stocked upon party weather

Jul 22, 2017

Months had passed since the battle for Critter Tirith. Critters and humans had returned to their homes waiting for the call for battle. That call was here. The call for Mordor. The eagles had made their rounds and everyone willing to lend their hands was making their way. The forces of western Eriador had one final party planned on Weathertop. They are all...

What’s behind Mordoor 6.3 – Before the door opens- Getting the edge

What’s behind Mordoor 6.3 – Before the door opens- Getting the edge

Jul 19, 2017

You’ve gotten rid of the old and prepared for the new. But you still got some time left for Mordor hits. What can you do to get that edge over the other players? Mordor is meant to level the playing field and lay the foundation for a revamped balance. As such, I feel there isn’t a definitive edge you can get. But there surely are several ways to be...