LOTRO Players Polls – What’s The First Thing You Will Do When Mordor Is Released?

LOTRO Players Polls – What’s The First Thing You Will Do When Mordor Is Released?

Jul 27, 2017

      Mordor is upon us, and we just had to ask   What Is The First Thing You Will Do When Mordor Is Released? Simply Walk Into ........ (43%, 63 Votes) The Epic Story! (38%, 55 Votes) Other (Leave Comment) (15%, 22 Votes) Side Quests (2%, 3 Votes) The Black Book Of Mordor (1%, 2 Votes) Total Voters: 141  Loading...

An Interview with Ted Nasmith On LOTRO.COM

An Interview with Ted Nasmith On LOTRO.COM

Jul 26, 2017

  There is a wonderful interview up over at LOTRO.com with fantasy artist, Ted Nasmith.     For those that do not know, Ted Nasmith is a Canadian artist, illustrator, and architectural renderer. He is best known as an illustrator of J. R. R. Tolkien’s works — The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. Sample from the interview...

Mordor beta 5: Release date pushed or not?

Mordor beta 5: Release date pushed or not?

Jul 25, 2017

Don’t know if you noticed, but I have skipped ‘Mordor beta 4’. The first reason was that there wasn’t really that many changes or remarks I hadn’t already made and the second reason is that I was bringing you: Release date and pre-order: The story behind the disappointment, Crafting Developer Diary – What it should have...

LOTRO Players News Episode 212: The Emperor’s New Armor

LOTRO Players News Episode 212: The Emperor’s New Armor

Jul 24, 2017

This week we discussed the newest build on Bullroarer and had a guest. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN212.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (20.8MB) Game News Bullroarer Build 5 LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 20% off: Milestone Skills Hurried Traveller and Returning Traveller Advanced Riding Traits Rally Horns   Free Sample Of The Week +5...

The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence

Jul 21, 2017

I have had great feedback on the article I written about the story behind the disappointment. You all have been a great support. Even disagreeing with some of you in a constructive manner was one of the better things to share with you and not just you reading or even not reading what has been written. Thank you for that. But it has been pointed out to me that...

Weatherstock & Community Events: July 21st-27th

Weatherstock & Community Events: July 21st-27th

Jul 21, 2017

Weatherstock IX: The time has finally come for the biggest event in LOTRO.  Weatherstock is a spectacle like no other, with hundreds of people gathered together on the summit of Weathertop.  Landroval’s the Lonely Mountain Band plays host to this enormous event and 18 performers will be there to entertain the crowd, as well as a super band formed from the...

Allegiance: Pimp my dev interview

Allegiance: Pimp my dev interview

Jul 20, 2017

This article is satirical in nature and does not represent the official developer interview allowed by the SSG… The original interview has been used and built upon to provide you with more information. The facts about Allegiance are accurate.   Hello, everyone. This time we are bringing you an interview with our developers UnfriendlyCat (UC), DrHashtag...

Crafting Developer Diary – What it should have been

Crafting Developer Diary – What it should have been

Jul 19, 2017

This article is satirical in nature and does not represent the official developer diary allowed by the SSG… Sadly.  The facts about crafting are accurate.   Hello, everybody, I am UnfriendlyCat and I am the developer for the crafting in Mordor that is coming out with the update 21, our most recent expansion, and I would like to share with you a thing...

What’s behind Mordoor 6.1 – Before the door opens- Out with the old

What’s behind Mordoor 6.1 – Before the door opens- Out with the old

Jul 19, 2017

The Mordoor will open soon, but what can we do to prepare for the grand opening? Every expansion and level increase means some parts of your character become obsolete and some items skyrocket cause everyone will need it. But there is more than you might think of you can do to come out on top or better than sitting still in Bree waiting for the final...

Erebor & More – New Mordor Allegiance System Preview

Erebor & More – New Mordor Allegiance System Preview

Jul 18, 2017

The new Allegiance System coming with the Mordor Expansion introduces four new Allegiance Halls.  Each allegiance has its own story in and outside of Mordor proper. The various allegiances each have a description in the new UI that hints at what players can expect to experience. One of the goals of the new Allegiance System seems to be to add story to...

Release date and pre-order: The story behind the disappointment

Release date and pre-order: The story behind the disappointment

Jul 17, 2017

For three weeks now I have been reporting on the news from Mordor Beta builds, mentioned some bugs and posted a few videos and screenshots. This fourth week I have started with an announcement of the pre-order and the possible (not likely) date that the expansion will be released – July 31st. And that article was very mild if you have followed any of my other...

LOTRO Players News Episode 211: I’ll Never Forget Old Whatshisname

LOTRO Players News Episode 211: I’ll Never Forget Old Whatshisname

Jul 17, 2017

This week we discussed the Mordor expansion purchase options and getting ready for Mordor. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN211.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (29.2MB) Game News Mordor: We have a date and you can pre-purchase Bullroarer Build 4 Patch Notes LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week NOW – Through July 20th...

What’s behind Mordoor 5 – Just think happy thoughts

What’s behind Mordoor 5 – Just think happy thoughts

Jul 15, 2017

Well, that happened. Number 5 was meant to be a happy article looking back on the new rating difficulty with Beta 3 sloping the leveling to be a more accessible, but still equally hard at 105. And the dev post that the Beta 3 best armour wont be the best armour at launch (we’ll be having about 20-30% less stats to work with). Or it would focus on what the...

Community Events: July 14th-20th

Community Events: July 14th-20th

Jul 14, 2017

Community Calendar: We have a relatively quiet week between the mass of events of last week and next Saturday’s Weatherstock, but there are still many weekly concerts, RP gatherings, and other group activities throughout the game.  There will be one very special concert Sunday on Belegaer with Die Fäuste Durins. Breemarsch der Durins Faust der Gerechten...

Mordor: We have a date and you can pre-purchase

Mordor: We have a date and you can pre-purchase

Jul 12, 2017

We didn’t expect to see this so soon. I guess we were expecting a little bit later release date of the expansion, so this news was a bit of a surprise to some of us at least. We have the usual three pre-purchase options: standard, as the lowest; collectors edition and an ultimate fan bundle. The date of the release of the expansion in July 31st, but in...

Mordor Beta 3 testing: I reached 115 and shot +Loft

Mordor Beta 3 testing: I reached 115 and shot +Loft

Jul 10, 2017

Welcome to LOTRO Players News, your source of Sleeping Beauty lore. I am never too happy when there is a server wipe and I have to do everything all over again, but I understand that it must be done when some changes need to get implemented and it’s always nice to see the game move forward and develop in front of your eyes. They did fix some things from...

LOTRO Players News Episode 210: A Grimm Beginning

LOTRO Players News Episode 210: A Grimm Beginning

Jul 10, 2017

This week we discussed High Elves and Sleeping Beauty. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN210.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (15.9MB) Game News Bullroarer Round 3   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week NOW – July 13th Simple Rally Horn x1 with the Coupon Code MORCREW   20 % OFF Stat Tomes Regeneration Food Run Speed Boosts Attack...

Community Events: July 7th-13th

Community Events: July 7th-13th

Jul 7, 2017

Community Calendar: This is going to be a great weekend in LOTRO: we’ve got the Weatherstock Concert Series and the Festival of the White Lady on Landroval while the Summer of Love Festival comes to Belegaer.   We posted a preview of the WCS yesterday with information on all performers, but the lineup for the Summer of Love is also very impressive....

Weatherstock Concert Series

Weatherstock Concert Series

Jul 6, 2017

The Weatherstock Concert Series will be held this weekend on the Landroval server.  Unlike in the past when the series would take place over a month in a variety of locations, this year’s series will include 19 half hour concerts over the single weekend at the Bree Festival Grounds stage. Performers come from around the world, including musicians from...

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...