What is wrong with Update 20?

What is wrong with Update 20?

Mar 28, 2017

U20 is the 2nd jubilee of some kind for LOTRO – a twentieth update. Yet the team has never announced it as being significant as such, other than saying we are getting to a very important part in the story. The first one, the more important one for LOTRO, is the tenth anniversary and we are impatiently waiting to see what it brings. Before I set out on a...

LOTRO Players News Episode 195: We’ll Talk Later

LOTRO Players News Episode 195: We’ll Talk Later

Mar 27, 2017

This week we discuss update 20 in vague terms to avoid spoilers and talk about our week in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN195.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (12.2MB) Game News Update 20 to be released on Tuesday, March 21st   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week March 24th – 30th +5% Attack Damage (90 min) x1 Use Coupon Code...

Battle of the Black Gate First Impressions

Battle of the Black Gate First Impressions

Mar 24, 2017

Update 20 starts by covering the fears of the Host of the West as they make their way toward Mordor. The story quickly moves into what I think is the best session play yet.  Not only do we get to play as Gollum, but we get a really cool foreshadowing of the dangers to come. While the Epic Story starts strong, the side quests are not really anything to write...

Community Events: March 24th-30th

Community Events: March 24th-30th

Mar 24, 2017

Community Calendar: This listing of featured events is only published on Fridays, but our Google calendar is kept up to date throughout the week and includes details on many more activities.  Take a look at this week’s agenda for upcoming events around LOTRO and copy some or all events to your personal calendar.  You may add events or post corrections in...

LOTRO Store Sales 3/24/17 – 3/30/17

LOTRO Store Sales 3/24/17 – 3/30/17

Mar 24, 2017

  Free Sample Of The Week March 24th – 30th +5% Attack Damage (90 min) x1 Use Coupon Code EXTRADMG 1/Account       Monster Classes and Appearances Monster Traits Monster Skills 100% Infamy/Renown Gain Drac Says – PVMP Players will enjoy this sale this...

Update 20 to be released on Tuesday, March 21st

Update 20 to be released on Tuesday, March 21st

Mar 20, 2017

Hear ye, hear ye! In last weeks Twitch stream Cordovan did say that since they had a release candidate version of the build this weekend will probably not see the build. Also, the update was, for some difficulties they encountered, moved to not-Monday. Now the update is announced to release tomorrow, Tuesday, March 21st. You can read the downtime announcement...

LOTRO Players News Episode 194: Nazgul Repellant Spray

LOTRO Players News Episode 194: Nazgul Repellant Spray

Mar 20, 2017

This week we discuss mitigations and LOTRO news. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN194.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (16.4MB) Game News LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week March 17th – 23rd Regeneration Food x1 Use Coupon Code NOMNOM 1/Account 20 % OFF Expansions & Expansion Quests Skirmishes & Instances...

Community Events: March 17th-23rd

Community Events: March 17th-23rd

Mar 17, 2017

Community Calendar: Happy Bullroarer Took Day to you all!  We celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a LOTRO spin this weekend.  Friday is a Green Bullroarer Took Friday on Laurelin, a special edition of the weekly Green Dragon Friday.  Saturday is Landroval’s A Day at the Greenfields, with genre-themed music from 11 bands from 11am to 10pm.  Sunday...

LOTRO Store Sales 3/17/17 – 3/23/17

LOTRO Store Sales 3/17/17 – 3/23/17

Mar 16, 2017

  Free Sample Of The Week March 17th – 23rd Regeneration Food x1 Use Coupon Code NOMNOM 1/Account     Expansions & Expansion Quests Drac Says – Always good to see these on sale! Skirmishes & Instances Drac Says – Just Remember To Skirmish Responsibly Enhanced XP Supply Drac Says – Very Good If Your Working On Alt’s Token of the...

LOTRO Players News Episode 193: Pineleaf’s Angels

LOTRO Players News Episode 193: Pineleaf’s Angels

Mar 13, 2017

This week we add a new member to the LOTRO Players News team. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN193.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (10.3MB) Game News Update 20 beta 2: Recent Changes, Cosmetics and Pets LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week  March 10th – 16th Dye: Evendim Blue x1 Use Coupon Code IMBLUE 1/Account  ...

Update 20 beta 2: recent changes, cosmetics and pets

Update 20 beta 2: recent changes, cosmetics and pets

Mar 11, 2017

A second beta version is out on Bullroarer now and we have received some changes based on player feedback on the forums. Some positive, some a little bit less, depending on the player. The changes since U20 Beta 1 Tybur: Notable Changes Since U20 Beta 1: Minor adjustment to Chat UI so that text doesn’t get cut-off at the bottom. In response to feedback,...

Community Events: March 10th-16th

Community Events: March 10th-16th

Mar 10, 2017

Community Calendar: We’ve now reached this event planner’s least favourite time of year: the US, Canada, and a few other places in North America will go on Daylight Saving Time on Sunday while most of Europe will go on DST on March 26th.  This means that some events on the European servers will generally take place at a different time than Americans...

LOTRO Store Sales 3/10/17 – 3/16/17

LOTRO Store Sales 3/10/17 – 3/16/17

Mar 10, 2017

  Free Sample Of The Week March 10th – 16th Dye: Evendim Blue x1 Use Coupon Code IMBLUE 1/Account         Ingredient Packs Drac Says – No.. never ever buy these EVER Crafting Guild Access Drac Says – For the F2P/Premium that want to join your crafting guild Craft Experience Boosts Drac Says – Helps the grind but Rapid Crafting...

Screenshots from U20

Screenshots from U20

Mar 8, 2017

If you’re a person dreading spoilers and want to be surprised and amazed, this is probably the point where you don’t click here and instead go read What to do when U20 hits live. And I am pretty sure that this story and reflection on what has happened by Eladan and Elrohir will amaze you as much as it did me. But I also seen something else in this....

New cloak and what to do when U20 hits live

New cloak and what to do when U20 hits live

Mar 7, 2017

What to do when U20 hits live? Honestly, it looks like there isn’t much to talk about when we say “What to do when U20 hits live”, do just what you usually do – pick up a quest and go finish it. But then again, some updates do bring some other changes with them, so let’s see what would be the way to deal with this. Obviously, if...

A New Book for Musical Ninnies.

A New Book for Musical Ninnies.

Mar 7, 2017

Hello Musical and Non Musical LOTRO Players, After declaring I would update the sheet music for The Ninny Hammers way back in December 2016 I can finally confirm that it is complete. I took the decision to split the classical music from the other genres as well as checking each file in the current system. Now I may be blowing my trumpet far too soon. As the...

LOTRO Players News Episode 192: Rivendell Bridges

LOTRO Players News Episode 192: Rivendell Bridges

Mar 6, 2017

This week we discuss the preview of update 20 and have a guest. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN192.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (12.9MB) Game News Bullroarer Update 20 Patch Notes Dagorlad, Noman-lands & The Slag-hills – Update 20 Beta Videos LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week 3/3/17 – 3/9/17 +100% Mark...

LOTRO Update 20: Fellowship crafting instances

LOTRO Update 20: Fellowship crafting instances

Mar 5, 2017

This may be a little bit too soon for a 2nd part of the article, but this will just maybe clarify some other things. I have wrote in the first article about the items you can get, the differences and what you need to get those. You can check out that article here. You can also watch videos on the new areas here. In the meantime I was able to complete the...

LOTRO Update 20: The Wastes is coming

LOTRO Update 20: The Wastes is coming

Mar 4, 2017

  So, the long awaited U20 is on BR and… Well, I’d say that some have expected more, but let’s see what is going on. The preliminary release notes you can read here. The whole landscape questing part is very similar to some other regions. It looks very much like a West Gondor + Brown Lands combination, then a little bit of Rohan and...

Dagorlad, Noman-lands & The Slag-hills – Update 20 Beta Videos

Dagorlad, Noman-lands & The Slag-hills – Update 20 Beta Videos

Mar 4, 2017

Yesterday, Standing Stone Games released the first build of the Update 20 Beta. The update adds The Wastes, which includes Dagorlad, Noman-lands and the...