Exploring Lord of the Rings: The G.L.O.B.E.

Exploring Lord of the Rings: The G.L.O.B.E.

Jan 14, 2017

Chapter 1: A Long Expected Party (Part 2) A fine gathering assembled on Crickhollow for this installment of “LOTRO meets LotR”. We explored the character differences in Bilbo Baggins when we first meet him in Ch 1. of The Hobbit and again in Ch 1. Of The Fellowship of the Ring. Looking at how Bilbo has developed and how Bilbo has caused other folk...

Community Events: January 13th-19th

Community Events: January 13th-19th

Jan 13, 2017

This week’s featured event: Winterstock takes over the frozen lake northeast of Frerin’s Court at Thorin’s Gate from Friday through Monday on Landroval.  The festival starts at 1pm today and runs through midnight, 12pm-1am on Saturday, 11am-11pm on Sunday, and 12pm through the end of Ales & Tales on Monday (all times EST/server time)....

LOTRO Store Sales 1/13/17 – 1/19/17

LOTRO Store Sales 1/13/17 – 1/19/17

Jan 13, 2017

  Free Sample Of The Week January 13th – 19th Regeneration Food x1 Use Coupon Code MORALEEATS 1/Account   Select Shared Storage Drac Says – YES!!! YES!!! ALWAYS good to see this on sale! Select Vault Upgrades Drac Says – YES!!! YES!!! ALWAYS good to see this on sale! Inventory Slots Drac Says – YES!!! YES!!! ALWAYS good to see this on sale!...

Tur-B or not Tur-B or where do we go from here

Tur-B or not Tur-B or where do we go from here

Jan 11, 2017

Lord of the Rings Online is closing in on its 10th anniversary and its player base has been surprised with news about it breaking off from WB and Turbine. An interesting twist for a game as old as LOTRO and for something some might say has peaked a few years ago. But Lord of the Rings Online has fought against the odds and either won or drew a tie in its...

LOTRO Players News Episode 184: Evil Hot Chocolate

LOTRO Players News Episode 184: Evil Hot Chocolate

Jan 9, 2017

This week we had Cordovan on to answer questions about Mordor and Standing Stone Games. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN184.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (30.6MB) Game News Update 20 currently targeted for February Bree Town’s New Lore Hall   Q&A Q. If not much is really changing in the development of LOTRO, why did you make the...

Bree Town’s New Lore Hall

Bree Town’s New Lore Hall

Jan 6, 2017

Hello There! I bring happy news… Yay The new lore hall in Bree is live and it is divine! I can’t stress how much I love it. A wonderous venue for Exploring Lord of The Rings with Prof. Corey Olsen. Also another wonderful aspect of this venue is the stage! The Buggins’s Bands, which are The Ninny Hammers (2.00pm EST Saturdays) and the all new...

Community Events: January 6th-12th

Community Events: January 6th-12th

Jan 6, 2017

This week’s featured events: There will be two more special Yule concerts over the next few days.  Les Daft Pigs will perform songs in Frostbluff on Saturday at 3pm EST/21:00 CET on the Sirannon server.  On Laurelin, the Brandy Badgers will wassail around the farms of the Shire on Monday at 2:30pm EST/7:30pm GMT.  They start at Longo Burrow’s Farm...

LOTRO Store Sales 1/6/17 – 1/12/17

LOTRO Store Sales 1/6/17 – 1/12/17

Jan 6, 2017

  Free Sample Of The Week January 6th – 12th Summon Skirmish Soldier x5 Use Coupon Code SUMSKIRM 1/Account     Virtues Drac Says – I’m torn on these, it skips the grind, but hate to spend TP/money for these         Virtue Bundles Drac Says – I’m torn on these, it skips the grind, but hate to spend TP/money for these...

Exploring Lord of the Rings: A New Tolkien Learning Experience

Exploring Lord of the Rings: A New Tolkien Learning Experience

Jan 5, 2017

Return to The Shire And we begin at the beginning: Chapter 1: A Long Expected Party (Part 1) A great deal of interest was shown by the LOTRO community when it was announced that an interactive lecture series was going to commence on the 3rd Jan 2017. I have been in awe of Professor Corey Olsen’s “gift-of-the-gab” since I first heard him talk a...

LOTRO Players News Episode 183: Across from the Cat Lady

LOTRO Players News Episode 183: Across from the Cat Lady

Jan 2, 2017

This week we talk about events in the coming new year. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN183.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (19.4MB) Game News   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week December 30th – January 5th +100% Mark Acquisition (90 min) x1 Use Coupon Code marques 1/Account 20% Off Stat Tomes Regeneration Food Run Speed Boosts +5%...

Community Events: December 30th-January 5th

Community Events: December 30th-January 5th

Dec 30, 2016

This week’s featured events: This is the final week for Operation Hardi Clause, the bi-annual community event that Arkenstone’s Roxxi Manor has held ever since the first LOTRO Yule.  They’ve given out crafted crit weapons, class items and food stuffs to lower level players several nights a week since December 12th.  The last two days of...

LOTRO Players News Episode 182: What What Whaaaaat??

LOTRO Players News Episode 182: What What Whaaaaat??

Dec 29, 2016

This week we talk about the huge news involving Standing Stone Games. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN182.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (19.3MB) Game News LOTRO Leaves Turbine/WB And Forms New Studio Standing Stone Games LOTRO License Renewed, Now Stop Worrying About It Character Revamp Upcoming With Mordor? Store Sales Free Sample Of The...

Community Events: December 23rd-29th

Community Events: December 23rd-29th

Dec 23, 2016

This week’s featured events: This week brings even more special Yule concerts across the game.  Les Hobbities will perform in Frostbluff on the Sirannon server at 3pm EST/9pm CET on Friday. The HOPE will be fire dancing at the winter festival with macarena, tango, and more outside of the Frostbluff Theatre on Landroval Saturday at 1pm EST. Die...

LOTRO Market Deals Now – Jan 2nd

LOTRO Market Deals Now – Jan 2nd

Dec 22, 2016

  The LOTRO Market, is running some great deals right now.  NOTE – this are for CASH ONLY, NOT LOTRO POINTS! The sale runs Now-Jan 2nd   The Lord of the Rings Online™: Helm’s Deep™ Base Edition – Digital Download Experience the finale of Rohan’s Epic Story and the beginning of all-out war in Middle-earth. $39.99 $10.00 The Lord of the Rings...

LOTRO Store Sales 12/23/16 – 12/29/16

LOTRO Store Sales 12/23/16 – 12/29/16

Dec 22, 2016

  Free Sample Of The Week December 23rd – January 2nd Universal Solvent x1 Use Coupon Code SOLVIT 1/Account           Legendary Slot Unlock Legacy Tier Upgrades Legacies Scroll of Combination Relic Removal Scroll Drac Says  – Oh Look Another LI Sale…     50% off Healing Potions Regeneration food War-steed Dyes Steed...

Character Revamp Upcoming With Mordor?

Character Revamp Upcoming With Mordor?

Dec 20, 2016

A day after announcing the surprise move to Standing Stones Games Executive Producer Severlin was busy on the forums answering some questions and let this bomb shell drop What if I let it slip that we are looking at substantial avatar revamps for the Mordor expansion? I think we can all agree that prospect can be both exciting and scary. Avatar preference is...

LOTRO Leaves Turbine/WB And Forms New Studio Standing Stone Games

LOTRO Leaves Turbine/WB And Forms New Studio Standing Stone Games

Dec 19, 2016

The team behind DDO and LOTRO are parting ways with Turbine/WB and starting a new independent studio Standing Stone Games with global publishing help from Daybreak Games.   Rob “Severlin” Ciccolini posted over on the forums Greetings, Today we have some momentus news! The game teams responsible for The Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) and...

LOTRO Players News Episode 181: Eriador on Six Coppers a Day

LOTRO Players News Episode 181: Eriador on Six Coppers a Day

Dec 19, 2016

This week we talk about the Yule festival update coming up and news from the site. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN181.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (20.0MB) Game News Update 19.2 will go live on Monday The Yule festival will go live when the servers come back up after the update   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week December 16th...

Community Events: December 16th-22nd

Community Events: December 16th-22nd

Dec 16, 2016

This week’s featured events: Winterfest runs throughout the weekend on Crickhollow.  Twenty bands will play over the course of three days, starting with an opening show from Second Breakfast’s house band, Breakfast Club, followed by a special edition of Bread & Jam.  All solo and group musicians are welcome to share a song in a round-robin style...

LOTRO Store Sales 12/16/16 – 12/22/16

LOTRO Store Sales 12/16/16 – 12/22/16

Dec 16, 2016

  Free Sample Of The Week December 16th – 22nd +5 Hope Boost (90 minutes) x1 Use Coupon Code 5HOPE1 1/Account     Milestone Skills Drac Says –One can never have too many milestones!       Hurried, Returning and Expedient Traveler Drac Says – When you want to get around faster!! Riding Traits Drac Says – Always Good To See...