What’s behind Mordoor 6.1 – Before the door opens- Out with the old

What’s behind Mordoor 6.1 – Before the door opens- Out with the old

Jul 19, 2017

The Mordoor will open soon, but what can we do to prepare for the grand opening? Every expansion and level increase means some parts of your character become obsolete and some items skyrocket cause everyone will need it. But there is more than you might think of you can do to come out on top or better than sitting still in Bree waiting for the final...

Poems of the Pine: Interlude in the Old Forest

Poems of the Pine: Interlude in the Old Forest

Jul 19, 2017

As we wait for Mordor, let’s take a walk in the Old Forest. Interlude – The Old Forest Deep in the dark And dangerous wood A hatred hampered Four hobbits on a quest Their path did twist To push them south To the Withywindle Where willows slept   By the foulest tree Frodo was snared As his friends were trapped In a frightful grip. As Frodo’s...

LOTRO Players News Episode 211: I’ll Never Forget Old Whatshisname

LOTRO Players News Episode 211: I’ll Never Forget Old Whatshisname

Jul 17, 2017

This week we discussed the Mordor expansion purchase options and getting ready for Mordor. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN211.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (29.2MB) Game News Mordor: We have a date and you can pre-purchase Bullroarer Build 4 Patch Notes LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week NOW – Through July 20th...

Antipodean Writer: Fingolfin’s Fall: The Elves’ Lament

Antipodean Writer: Fingolfin’s Fall: The Elves’ Lament

Jul 15, 2017

The elves lament. They still sing of that day Fingolfin rode alone to Angband. Say: Of what they sing. What do the elves recall Of what the High King made before his fall? By what strange paths, by what fey-madness sent High King Fingolfin to the place he went? Elves sing of how Fingolfin rode alone Over the plain. With dire wrath his eyes shone Revengeful in...

What’s behind Mordoor 5 – Just think happy thoughts

What’s behind Mordoor 5 – Just think happy thoughts

Jul 15, 2017

Well, that happened. Number 5 was meant to be a happy article looking back on the new rating difficulty with Beta 3 sloping the leveling to be a more accessible, but still equally hard at 105. And the dev post that the Beta 3 best armour wont be the best armour at launch (we’ll be having about 20-30% less stats to work with). Or it would focus on what the...

The Family Line Part 143 – The In Town Meeting

The Family Line Part 143 – The In Town Meeting

Jul 13, 2017

Part 143 – The In Town Meeting Daylight waned as the three travelers continued through the eastern pass of Evendim through the road that led into eastern Parth Aduial. The thoughts of the Colossus and the Canadiach were still fresh in Theomin’s mind. That was the last time he would set eyes on those places. A bitter sweet feeling it was as he remembered the...

The Family Line Part 142 – The Last Departing

The Family Line Part 142 – The Last Departing

Jul 6, 2017

Part 142 – The Last Departing The day started out cool and fresh. The sun was bright as it rose over the eastern hills of Evendim in the sporadically cloud laden sky. In the nearby trees, the birds chirped their melodic songs, giving the morning a cheerful feeling. A slight breeze came over the land from the east, warm and inviting; not cold and fearful from...

LOTRO Players News Episode 209: Gift on a Goat

LOTRO Players News Episode 209: Gift on a Goat

Jul 3, 2017

This week we discussed the new build on Bullroarer and essences. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN209.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (24.4MB) Game News Bullroarer: No wipe this week LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales   ​Free Sample Of The Week Now-July 6th Enhanced XP Supply with the Coupon Code MORXP   20% off: Quest Packs 100% XP...

What’s behind Mordoor 4 -The flamingo – A high-elf short review

What’s behind Mordoor 4 -The flamingo – A high-elf short review

Jul 1, 2017

The high-elfs are here in their own unique zone. I say zone as in it’s not a classical starting zone. You won’t fight any level 1 boars or carry pies. It more of an interactive movie where you see plenty of big names from lotr and a lot of probably big names i’d have to get the Silmarillion out for. No major spoilers included I don’t...

The Family Line Part 141 – Passing Authority

The Family Line Part 141 – Passing Authority

Jun 29, 2017

Part 141 – Passing Authority A week passed since the group sent Lily on her journey west from Mithlond. Theomin, Eleswith, Estonethiel and Sergee all returned to Annuminas, taking the journey through the Shire and bringing Krovrin back with them as Toby remained in the Shire to aid the four hobbits who began the battle to take back their home from the strange...

Poems of the Pine: The Black Gate

Poems of the Pine: The Black Gate

Jun 27, 2017

What will we find at the Black Gate? Book 8 – The Black Gate At the edge of the Waste Our wandering mind Drifted to Frodo And the fateful ring. Our march was small Next to Mordor’s horde But perhaps the hobbits Would be helped by our show.   We marched to the gate And gathered our strength Then demanded that Sauron Surrender at once. In response, the...

What’s behind Mordoor 3 – Sorry we’re not home

What’s behind Mordoor 3 – Sorry we’re not home

Jun 25, 2017

We came, we saw and we started to slowly conquer Mordor. The gates have been opened and pineleafs were spotted as with a gazillion orcs and weird cows. But when we looked for some things there was an under construction sign. Sauron wasn’t home anymore. What else wasn’t there yet? Based on bullroarer U21 beta #1 and the preview stream by Cordovan we...

The Family Line Part 140 – To Ered Luin

The Family Line Part 140 – To Ered Luin

Jun 22, 2017

Part 140 – To Ered Luin Morning came, bright and early. It was four days since the revelry of the nighttime party. Business went back to normal in the cool dawn of Annuminas. The small number of wardens remained on Tinnudir to finish cleaning the party grounds, mugs, empty barrels of ale, food thrown on the ground were all removed from the island as a new dawn...

Poems of the Pine: March of the King

Poems of the Pine: March of the King

Jun 22, 2017

It is time to March towards Mordor. Book 7 – March of the King Our rest was brief When the battle was done As the hale must heal The hurts of the wounded. The captains took council On the course to take And chose to march And challenge our foe.   We sounded the trumpets As our troops set forth Into Gondor’s glorious Garden – Ithilien. There we...

LOTRO Players News Episode 207: A Well-Dressed Killing Machine

LOTRO Players News Episode 207: A Well-Dressed Killing Machine

Jun 19, 2017

This week we discussed the relative value of the Beorning and described how we use our skills. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN207.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (20.7MB) Game News Bullroarer to Open June 23rd for Update 21 Beta LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week June 16 – June 22 +100% Mark Acquisition (90 min) x1...

What’s behind Mordoor number 1

What’s behind Mordoor number 1

Jun 19, 2017

With the first bullroarer build for Update 21  aka Mordor on the shiny slag coloured horizon it’s time to run the gauntlet of what will be in it. This first article will focus on what is expected and a short comment on each regarding new information or rumours we’ve been teased with.  In this series we’ll keep you updated with new information...

Poems of the Pine: Battle of the Pelennor Fields

Poems of the Pine: Battle of the Pelennor Fields

Jun 17, 2017

We have arrived but there is still a long battle ahead. Book 6 – The Battle of the Pelennor Fields Theoden’s riders Thundered on the field Till the King of Rohan Met the King of Shadow. All fled the menace That no man could kill Till the Nazgûl was slain By the niece of the king.   Then Éomer charged Into the enemy lines So the battle raged At a...

The Family Line Part 139 – Revelry

The Family Line Part 139 – Revelry

Jun 15, 2017

Part 139 – Revelry Sunset came on the land of Evendim. The lake reflected the burning fire of the sky as all the land was tinted in a red-orange color. The trees of the lands, though green, also gave off an orange color as did the grasses. The clouds reflected the bright color of the setting sun as they painted the sky with an orange topaz look. Evening was...

Antipodean Writer: Fingolfin’s Fall: The Duel

Antipodean Writer: Fingolfin’s Fall: The Duel

Jun 15, 2017

Fingolfin stared upwards into the sky. His breathing hard. Still, once again he’ll try To strike his enemy down! Cold Ringil gleamed Like blazing ice. But every movement seemed To slow so that he moved as in a daze And every thought was trapped inside a maze Of unreality. The Dark Lord? Here? Before the gates of Angband? And so near The realm of pain and...

Embers of Hope Chapter 6: Detained in Lakedeep

Embers of Hope Chapter 6: Detained in Lakedeep

Jun 13, 2017

Claire’s words came true a few seconds later. The sizable drawbridge fell across the fast flowing river, which also served as a moat. Zaradanoric and John watched as a small squadron of soldiers marched in formation around a man who seemed to be mildly important. John leaned over to Zaradanoric and whispered, “The mug in the center. If he is who I think he is....