LOTRO Players News Episode 227: I Got a Rock!

LOTRO Players News Episode 227: I Got a Rock!

Nov 6, 2017

This week we discussed Update 21.2.3, the new soundtrack, and Teri getting a rock. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN227.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (18.4MB) Game News Update 21.2.3 Mordor Soundtrack Available Now LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 25% off: Select Warsteeds Riding Skills Select Mounts Movement Speed Buffs   Free Sample Of...

Downtime Notice: Sunday, October 15th 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM Eastern (-4 GMT)

Downtime Notice: Sunday, October 15th 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM Eastern (-4 GMT)

Oct 14, 2017

    Community Manager Cordovan posted on the forums about some upcoming downtime The LOTRO game worlds will be unavailable from 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM Eastern (-4 GMT) on Sunday, October 15th for a hotfix. Thank you for your patience, and we will see you in the game soon. And the notes on what’s being fixed are as follows: This update...

Mordor 21.2.1.b?

Mordor 21.2.1.b?

Oct 13, 2017

  It has been a busy few days in SSG and here on our website. The instance update has taken care of this. First, we reacted to Cordovans first announcement to the mistake that has happened. Then, with a great community effort, we announced the different solution that SSG has come up with. And ultimately, we announced the update they released today. Sadly,...

Downtime Notice – Friday Friday, October 13th 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern (-4 GMT)

Downtime Notice – Friday Friday, October 13th 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern (-4 GMT)

Oct 12, 2017

    Community Manager Cordovan posted on the forums about some upcoming downtime   The LOTRO game worlds will be brought down on Friday, October 13th from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern (-4 GMT) to release Update 21.2.1.   As you can see he also, kindly posted the release notes as well News and Notes: Crafting Housing decoration crafting...

Mordor 21.2 Beta 3: Shields and other news

Mordor 21.2 Beta 3: Shields and other news

Oct 3, 2017

  If you thought that we are getting shields for Metalsmiths, then you will be disappointed. There will be shields we can get by playing the new instances. The purple version of the shields we will be able to barter for a Silver Signet of the Armsmaster and the teal version for a Gold Signet of the Armsmaster. But I do have some remarks about the shields....

[CC] The scale of scaling

[CC] The scale of scaling

Oct 3, 2017

In the beginning, there was Bree. Your first place you found your party members for your venture in the Great Barrows. One massive subterranean infested area full of wights and keys to having a chance at an audience with Sambrog. That is at least the story if you were around level 20 in 2007. Each instance had his own level range. You could still run it at a...

The tale of the stale pretzels in Mordor Beta 2

The tale of the stale pretzels in Mordor Beta 2

Sep 25, 2017

  I can’t say that the Mordor 21.2 Beta 2 gave anything much to talk about. There were some minor changes, some others were also made, but too late to implement in build 2. In regard to instances, the change they made from Beta 1 was that the instances now require you to have the Light of Earendil stat. The T2C content will have 200 shadow most of...

Mordor 21.2: FINALLY!

Mordor 21.2: FINALLY!

Sep 14, 2017

FINALLY!!!   You may be guessing why the excitement. Finally we are getting not a ‘Destroy all’ button we have been asking for a long time, but a filter to use on items, sounds and quests. FINALLY!!! You access the panel by pressing Alt+R. Now, this will be great to filter out those Eorlingas recipes dropping in Mordor, third age legendary...

Mordor 21.1: Best available gear

Mordor 21.1: Best available gear

Aug 27, 2017

  Gearing up in Mordor is a little bit difficult when you’re doing it for the first time, because the gear comes from several different sources and you can’t even access them all right away to eventually plan it. So in the hopes that this clears some things up for you, I’ll just introduce (if we can call it an introduction at this point...

Mordor: Update 21.1

Mordor: Update 21.1

Aug 22, 2017

  This Monday LOTRO has had a curious update to the game. I think most of us were expecting a patch of some sort, a 21.0.3 or something like that. But we have had a full on dot update – 21.1 – you can read the release notes here. It’s not that there isn’t enough in the update, there is, update 20.1 has been a lot poorer in what has...

Mordor: The deed mount

Mordor: The deed mount

Aug 10, 2017

  Since you’re probably used to my longer articles by now I didn’t want to post only a picture of the Meta deed mount and be done with it, so I waited a little bit for the first patch to go live. Must have something to complain about. 🙂 Before I start the complaining, let’s see this mount I speak of.   I was very surprised by the...

Mordor: What they didn’t tell you about allegiance and more

Mordor: What they didn’t tell you about allegiance and more

Aug 6, 2017

So, what do you do when the update first comes out? If you ask me, usually it’s the Epic Book or the epic story. But since this update came with increase in legacy tiers I waited a little bit and finished my legendary items first. It is certainly a big help in an area like Mordor. After that… Epic story. But, where did the story go? Where is the...

Mordor To Launch Wednesday

Mordor To Launch Wednesday

Jul 31, 2017

  We can finally walk into Mordor coming up this Wednesday.     Community Manager Cordovan posted over on the official forums We have some good news on Mordor; all’s good and we’re ready to go on Wednesday. The LOTRO game worlds will be unavailable from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Eastern (-4 GMT) on Wednesday, August 2nd, to release...

Mordor Delayed *Breaking News*

Mordor Delayed *Breaking News*

Jul 30, 2017

  Executive Producer Severlin posted on the forums, about a delay with Mordor   Mordor Launch Date Shift We are as excited as many of you to get into Mordor, but we have some unfortunate news: we have to adjust the release date. While preparing over the weekend to release the expansion on Monday, we discovered an issue in the build that impacted the...

Mordor beta 6: A trick to leveling Allegiance faster

Mordor beta 6: A trick to leveling Allegiance faster

Jul 29, 2017

  As far as the Allegiance is concerned one thing that has changed is the location of King Eomer. Now it is a little bit easier to start the allegiance quests and even easier to stumble upon if you don’t really go that much back and forth to the Black Gate. Also, in this build we now have Allegiance repeatable quests that put to use the regional task...

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...

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...

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...