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...

The Family Line Part 147 – Was Like a Dream

The Family Line Part 147 – Was Like a Dream

Aug 10, 2017

Part 147 – Was Like a Dream Through the canyons up and down hills the three walked as early morning turned to midmorning. Eva led Theomin and Eleswith through the safe paths that led out of Dunland and into the Gap of Rohan. Not a cloud occupied the sky but the dust through the canyons obscured the distant hills so that none of the three travelers could see...

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...

The Family Line Part 146 – Once More to Avardin

The Family Line Part 146 – Once More to Avardin

Aug 3, 2017

Part 146 – Once More to Avardin The next day, the couple of travelers had a late start. Theomin hoped to see Sylderan one last time before they departed for Enedwaith. After waiting until midmorning, and the warm heat of the sun beat down on the travelers from above the nearby mountain range, the two decided to depart from Echad Dunann. Through the rest of the...

The Family Line Part 145 – Namaarie

The Family Line Part 145 – Namaarie

Jul 27, 2017

Part 145 – Namaarie Still dark as the sun had not even set its beams of light on the horizon yet, the three started their journey further east. Not wanting to waste any time, they quickly got to their horses and left before any but the half-asleep sentries were awake. With their quickened paces, the three travelers reached the last bridge in only an hour as...

LOTRO Players News Episode 212: The Emperor’s New Armor

LOTRO Players News Episode 212: The Emperor’s New Armor

Jul 24, 2017

This week we discussed the newest build on Bullroarer and had a guest. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN212.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (20.8MB) Game News Bullroarer Build 5 LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 20% off: Milestone Skills Hurried Traveller and Returning Traveller Advanced Riding Traits Rally Horns   Free Sample Of The Week +5...

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...

The Family Line Part 144 – The Road East

The Family Line Part 144 – The Road East

Jul 20, 2017

Part 144 – The Road East Early in the morning on the next day, Theomin, Eleswith and Sylderan left the village of Bree to head eastward. With them, one more wanted to join. Magla had to wanted to join the journey east with the three travelers. His destination was Ost Guruth, by no means a short journey. It was to take the entire day to reach those ruins, hence...

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...

What’s behind Mordoor 6.2 – Before the door opens- Prepare for the new

What’s behind Mordoor 6.2 – Before the door opens- Prepare for the new

Jul 19, 2017

Where 6.1 focusses on making getting rid of the old. Not everything old will be bad. In 6.2 we’ll give you some tips on what to keep or even get more of.  We’ll focus on items and character traits in this article since gear will all be replaced (*A bug in beta #4 with Ettenmoors scaling might invalidate this). Gear (*bug beta #4) I’ve told you...

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...