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...

Mordor Beta 2: High Elf and more

Mordor Beta 2: High Elf and more

Jul 2, 2017

Beware of the spoilers So, as you can see we at LOTRO Players have been running the BR and testing the game to bring you what is new and SSG what is broken. So far, so good. We’re keeping up. Some of the bugs and kinks have been noted in the following video. For your convenience you can use the time links in the description. Other than the ones in the...

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...

Bullroarer: No wipe this week

Bullroarer: No wipe this week

Jun 30, 2017

While we are waiting on the test server to open I can give you two pieces of information. There will be no wipe this week, so we can continue testing where we left off, but there will most likely be one next week, as per Tybur. The server is still closed, but you can update your client. And second piece of information is that it seems there are no plans to...

Community Events: June 30th-July 6th

Community Events: June 30th-July 6th

Jun 30, 2017

Community Calendar: Next weekend will be huge.  We’ve got the Weatherstock Concert Series, the Festival of the White Lady, and the Summer of Love Festival.  We have more information on each of these events in the coming soon section.  But there’s still plenty to see this week, from the regular weekly concerts and gatherings to several special events...

LOTRO Players News Episode 208: It’s Mordor-y

LOTRO Players News Episode 208: It’s Mordor-y

Jun 26, 2017

This week we had two guests and talked about our initial impressions of the Bullroarer preview. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN208.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (29.7MB) Game News Bullroarer First Look at Update 21 LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week Now-June 29th Dye: Yellow x1 with the Coupon Code MORSOL   25 %...

Mount Doom, Barad-dûr, Cirith Ungol & More! – Mordor Beta Videos

Mount Doom, Barad-dûr, Cirith Ungol & More! – Mordor Beta Videos

Jun 26, 2017

This week Standing Stone Games released the first round of the Update 21 Mordor Beta. The Mordor expansion will bring players 5 new regions of...

What awaits us in Mordor?

What awaits us in Mordor?

Jun 25, 2017

If you were to describe Mordor by comparing it to any old area of Middle-Earth, it wouldn’t do it justice. The area is huge, you can find these evil-looking statues all around and sometimes it’s a little bit of a maze. So, the best way to compare it would be to say that it’s a combination of Rohan and Angmar, but on a much larger scale. And...

What’s behind Mordoor 3 – Sorry we’re not home

What’s behind Mordoor 3 – Sorry we’re not home

Jun 25, 2017

We came, we saw and we started to slowly conquer Mordor. The gates have been opened and pineleafs were spotted as with a gazillion orcs and weird cows. But when we looked for some things there was an under construction sign. Sauron wasn’t home anymore. What else wasn’t there yet? Based on bullroarer U21 beta #1 and the preview stream by Cordovan we...

I just walked into Mordor…

I just walked into Mordor…

Jun 24, 2017

Someone once mentioned something about walking into Mordor, can’t really recall who that was… Bourne… Boris… Bor… Oh, was it Boromir? And in Mordor… Guess who I have found!

Community Events: June 23rd-29th

Community Events: June 23rd-29th

Jun 23, 2017

Community Calendar: We have several great special concerts to start this week.  This year’s Festival of the White Lady, always a much-anticipated day on the LOTRO calendar, will be taking place on July 8th.  The Weatherstock Concert Series, as well as Weatherstock itself, is also coming up in July.  Find out more about these events below! This listing of...

What’s behind Mordoor number 2 – Rating system update

What’s behind Mordoor number 2 – Rating system update

Jun 21, 2017

Stop hitting yourself! No worries i’ve my mits capped.  Only for tier 1 ratings though. Now it’s time for some serious talk, cause this change in the Mordor update is what could impact you’re gameplay the most (hopefully). What does “Rating” do? Rating is the math the game does to connect all your stats and gear to actually how...

LOTRO Players News Episode 207: A Well-Dressed Killing Machine

LOTRO Players News Episode 207: A Well-Dressed Killing Machine

Jun 19, 2017

This week we discussed the relative value of the Beorning and described how we use our skills. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN207.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (20.7MB) Game News Bullroarer to Open June 23rd for Update 21 Beta LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week June 16 – June 22 +100% Mark Acquisition (90 min) x1...

What’s behind Mordoor number 1

What’s behind Mordoor number 1

Jun 19, 2017

With the first bullroarer build for Update 21  aka Mordor on the shiny slag coloured horizon it’s time to run the gauntlet of what will be in it. This first article will focus on what is expected and a short comment on each regarding new information or rumours we’ve been teased with.  In this series we’ll keep you updated with new information...

Community Events: June 16th-22nd

Community Events: June 16th-22nd

Jun 16, 2017

Community Calendar: Let me start with an apology–this post will revolve around one event in particular this week, and that event is my baby.  This will be the 4th Shirefest hosted by Second Breakfast and our longtime members are amazed to see the growth of the music community on Crickhollow and indeed throughout the game.  Some scoff at LOTRO’s...

LOTRO Players News Episode 206: Update 20 Review

LOTRO Players News Episode 206: Update 20 Review

Jun 12, 2017

This week we review Update 20: The Battle of the Black Gate. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN206.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (37.6MB) Game News LOTRO Hox Fix to reduce most instance mobs to 105 max Note that Cordovan recommends that you save those scraps of paper LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample of the Week Free Crimson Dye x1...

Community Events: June 9th-15th

Community Events: June 9th-15th

Jun 9, 2017

Community Calendar: And we’re back!  Thank you for stopping back by after our week off. Festival season has officially begun.  Brandywine’s Summer Music Fest starts on Saturday at 2pm EDT at the Bree Festival Stage.  Shirefest hits Crickhollow next weekend.  And we now have a date and open signups for Weatherstock on Landroval: band registration...

LOTRO Players News Episode 205: The Orcs Ate Their Wheaties

LOTRO Players News Episode 205: The Orcs Ate Their Wheaties

Jun 5, 2017

This week we discussed update 20.1.2 and destiny points. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN205.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (18.7MB) Game News Update 20.1.2 LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week Skill and Slayer Deed Boost x1 with the Coupon Code SKILLDOR   30% off: Crafting Guild Access Ingredient Packs Crafting...

LOTRO Players News Episode 204: Carn Dûm Day Spa

LOTRO Players News Episode 204: Carn Dûm Day Spa

May 29, 2017

This week we talked about Chance Thomas and reflects. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN204.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (13.8MB) Game News Composer Chance Thomas Returns For Mordor   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week May 26th – June 1st Sturdy Steel Key x1: Use Coupon Code morlootbox 1/Account   25% off Legendary Slot...

Community Events: May 26th-June 1st

Community Events: May 26th-June 1st

May 26, 2017

Community Calendar: There will be two concerts on Sirannon Friday: Les Daft Pigs perform French songs and Les Troubadours du Crépuscule play their debut concert.  Start off your summer the right way on Saturday with a pool party on Belegaer featuring music from Frische Brise, Hopfenfees and Friends, the Michel Delving Bunny Watch, Mondbarden, Ohrwurm, Struck by...