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)....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Community Events: December 9th-15th

Community Events: December 9th-15th

Dec 9, 2016

This week’s featured events: Notenzauber will play their annual end of year concert on Landroval this Saturday at 2pm EST on the stone in front of the Prancing Pony in Bree. Operation Hardi Clause is an annual community event that has been hosted by Roxxi Manor of Arkenstone (formerly Brandywine) ever since the first LOTRO Yule.  They will give out...

Community Events: December 2nd-8th

Community Events: December 2nd-8th

Dec 2, 2016

This week’s featured events: Tiberion, a renowned PvMP player on Arkenstone and Brandywine, passed away last weekend after a long illness.  There will be a remembrance ceremony on Friday at 7:30pm at Hoarhollow Fountain in the Ettenmoors on the Arkenstone server. The Evernight Chicken Race is back, and this time the prizes include Turbine Points codes....

Community Events: November 25th-December 1st

Community Events: November 25th-December 1st

Nov 25, 2016

This week’s featured events: Belegaer is home to the second annual juggler’s night (Gauklernacht) this Saturday in the Ewall neighborhood of the Bree homesteads.  The event includes juggling, theater, riddle hunts, fighting, strong man contests, hobbit races, raffles, and plenty of music.  Musicians for the event are Notenzauber, Frische Brise, Little To...

Community Events: November 18th-24th

Community Events: November 18th-24th

Nov 18, 2016

This week’s featured event: The rocking dwarves of the Rolling Kegs present Music from the Mithril Screen, a night of songs from movies and TV, at 3pm on Saturday, November 19th on Laurelin.  They will perform inside the Greenhouse at Thorin’s Gate, found at 13.8S, 103.0W. Thursday is Thanksgiving in the US, so don’t be surprised if some...

Community Events: November 11th-17th

Community Events: November 11th-17th

Nov 11, 2016

This week’s featured event: The hobbits of the Grand Order of the Lost Mathom will be celebrating their ninth anniversary on Laurelin this Sunday with a party of special magnificence and the premiere of a new play.  Expect speeches, drinks, food, fireworks, and entertainment.  The Grand Order Acting Troupe will present their play, “The Most Precious...

Community Events: November 4th-November 10th

Community Events: November 4th-November 10th

Nov 4, 2016

This week’s featured events: Today on Laurelin: “The Tale of the Bree Rat” otherwise known as, “Fawkes! The undoing of Gubzugoy the Unready.”  Gather at Bree’s South Gate at 8pm GMT/4pm EDT for a processional to Weathertop where the tale will be told.  Free fireworks will be available but everyone is welcome to bring their own and let loose after...

Community Events: October 28th-November 3rd

Community Events: October 28th-November 3rd

Oct 28, 2016

This week’s featured events: Major events and special concerts are taking place all around LOTRO this weekend.  Horrorfest 3 takes place today and tomorrow on Landroval at Da Bugans Kinhouse, 2 Chalk Road in the Stooping neighborhood of the Shire Homesteads.  The event will be livestreamed on MaestroTV.  There will also be bride sacrifices from the bands...

Community Events: October 21st-27th

Community Events: October 21st-27th

Oct 21, 2016

This week’s featured events: The fifth annual Farmer Pierson’s Harvest Party is coming to Landroval this Saturday from 9pm-midnight at the Prancing Pony stables.  Animal House will perform for the gathering and there will be door prizes throughout the night.  There will be two costume contests: dress like your pet and scariest costume.  There is...

Community Events: October 14th-20th

Community Events: October 14th-20th

Oct 14, 2016

This week’s featured event: The Tarciryan Knights kinship celebrates their 6th anniversary (and their 1st since transferring to Crickhollow) on Sunday, October 16 at 9:30pm EDT.  As a ‘thank you’ to all the Crickets for making them feel right at home, Lag Spike will be performing a special concert.  They’ll be performing all of your old...

Listen to MadeOfLions chat with The Tolkien Professor

Listen to MadeOfLions chat with The Tolkien Professor

Oct 12, 2016

Update: You can listen to the full discussion in the following video. Dr. Corey Olsen, ‘The Tolkien Professor’, will be having a chat with LOTRO’s writer of the Epic Story, MadeOfLions, on Thursday. “We’ve got a special treat planned for you as part of Signum‘s 2016 Fall Fundraising Campaign. On Thursday, October 13, at 4...

Community Events: October 7th-13th

Community Events: October 7th-13th

Oct 7, 2016

Community Calendar: This listing is only updated on Fridays, but our community calendar is kept up to date throughout the week.  Take a look at the Google calendar or copy it to your own calendar to keep up to date on all upcoming events around LOTRO.  You may add events or post corrections in the comments section, but the fastest and best way to get it on this...

Community Events: September 30-October 6

Community Events: September 30-October 6

Sep 30, 2016

Community Calendar: I’d like to introduce the new LOTRO Players Community Events calendar.  You may view this calendar directly on Google where you can click on an event to add it to your calendar or simply copy the full calendar to your own Google calendar.  The calendar will be updated as events come in, so it will be...

Community Events: September 23rd-29th

Community Events: September 23rd-29th

Sep 23, 2016

This week’s featured events: Belegaer once again presents the Boar Market, featuring RP trade, a play, raffles, and music from some of the best known bands on the server: Die Bunten Vögel, Die Frische Brise, Schall und Rauch, and Tristess de la Lune.  The market will run from 1pm-6pm EDT/19:00-24:00 CEST on September 25th. The Minas Tirith chicken...