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...

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!...

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...

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...

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...

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 –...

Mordor: What they didn’t tell you about allegiance and more

Mordor: What they didn’t tell you about allegiance and more

Aug 6, 2017

So, what do you do when the update first comes out? If you ask me, usually it’s the Epic Book or the epic story. But since this update came with increase in legacy tiers I waited a little bit and finished my legendary items first. It is certainly a big help in an area like Mordor. After that… Epic story. But, where did the story go? Where is the...

Mordor To Launch Wednesday

Mordor To Launch Wednesday

Jul 31, 2017

  We can finally walk into Mordor coming up this Wednesday.     Community Manager Cordovan posted over on the official forums We have some good news on Mordor; all’s good and we’re ready to go on Wednesday. The LOTRO game worlds will be unavailable from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Eastern (-4 GMT) on Wednesday, August 2nd, to release...

LOTRO Players News Episode 213: Twas the Night Before Mordor

LOTRO Players News Episode 213: Twas the Night Before Mordor

Jul 31, 2017

This week we discussed preparations for Mordor. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN213.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (21.3MB) Game News Bullroarer Round 6 MadeofLions Interview An Interview with Ted Nasmith On LOTRO.COM High Elf Development Interview LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week Now Through August 3rd Sturdy Steel Key...

Mordor Delayed *Breaking News*

Mordor Delayed *Breaking News*

Jul 30, 2017

  Executive Producer Severlin posted on the forums, about a delay with Mordor   Mordor Launch Date Shift We are as excited as many of you to get into Mordor, but we have some unfortunate news: we have to adjust the release date. While preparing over the weekend to release the expansion on Monday, we discovered an issue in the build that impacted the...

Mordor beta 6: A trick to leveling Allegiance faster

Mordor beta 6: A trick to leveling Allegiance faster

Jul 29, 2017

  As far as the Allegiance is concerned one thing that has changed is the location of King Eomer. Now it is a little bit easier to start the allegiance quests and even easier to stumble upon if you don’t really go that much back and forth to the Black Gate. Also, in this build we now have Allegiance repeatable quests that put to use the regional task...

Community Events: July 28th-August 3rd

Community Events: July 28th-August 3rd

Jul 28, 2017

Community Calendar: The Department of Harmony and Song celebrates their 3rd anniversary by taking the hobbits to Isengard featuring the hobbit who started it all, former Community Manager Rick Heaton (once known as Sapience).  Speaking of famed quotes/memes, the Rangers of the West will simply walk into Mordor on *the day after the new release day, August 3rd,...