LOTRO Players News Episode 184: Evil Hot Chocolate

LOTRO Players News Episode 184: Evil Hot Chocolate

Jan 9, 2017

This week we had Cordovan on to answer questions about Mordor and Standing Stone Games. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN184.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (30.6MB) Game News Update 20 currently targeted for February Bree Town’s New Lore Hall   Q&A Q. If not much is really changing in the development of LOTRO, why did you make the...

LOTRO Players News Episode 182: What What Whaaaaat??

LOTRO Players News Episode 182: What What Whaaaaat??

Dec 29, 2016

This week we talk about the huge news involving Standing Stone Games. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN182.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (19.3MB) Game News LOTRO Leaves Turbine/WB And Forms New Studio Standing Stone Games LOTRO License Renewed, Now Stop Worrying About It Character Revamp Upcoming With Mordor? Store Sales Free Sample Of The...

March of the King – First Impressions

March of the King – First Impressions

Oct 29, 2016

Update 19 starts right where Pelennor Fields left off.  Players have to deal with the immense loss that is fully realized after the battle’s end.  One item players have to clean up in particular creates a pretty eerie quest. While the cleanup is still going on, players take part in assembling The Council of the Captains.  I found that throughout the new...

Premium Housing Selling Fast

Premium Housing Selling Fast

Oct 25, 2016

Just one week after the introduction of the system, many premium houses have already been purchased. Mirkwoodfalcon pointed out on Twitter that Premium Housing sales might be even better than displayed in the video. @AndangLP 2 thoughts: 1. I live in Bronadath on Landroval which is not on list, so I believe that list only shows places with empty lots. —...

LOTRO Players News Episode 173: Belfalas Timeshare

LOTRO Players News Episode 173: Belfalas Timeshare

Oct 24, 2016

This week we are joined by Haffle to talk about our first impressions of Update 19.  http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN173.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (18.6MB) Game News Update 19 Released Mordor Map Updated Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week Oct 21-27th Regeneration Food x1 Use Coupon Code GOODEATZ 1/Account 25 % Off Milestone Skills...

Mordor Map Updated for Update 19 Release

Mordor Map Updated for Update 19 Release

Oct 18, 2016

Update 19 released today and with it came an updated map of Mordor.

Update 19 Releases Tomorrow

Update 19 Releases Tomorrow

Oct 17, 2016

Today Cordovan informed players Update 19 is going to be added to the game on Tuesday. “The LOTRO game worlds will be unavailable on Tuesday, October 18th from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern (-4 GMT) to release Update 19: March of the King. Thank you for your patience, and we’ll see you in the game soon!” – source More on Update 19:...

LOTRO Players News Episode 172: Cordovan Says No

LOTRO Players News Episode 172: Cordovan Says No

Oct 17, 2016

This week we talk with Cordovan about Update 19 and beyond. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN172.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (46.2MB) Q&A General When will Update 19 be released? Diogovpires asks: “Will the Palantir Preview Program accept a larger quantity of players now that the councils are coming at an end?” Diogovpires asks: “Are...

Update 19 Delayed

Update 19 Delayed

Oct 14, 2016

Cordovan posted the following announcement today on the forums: “The unfortunate part about being more open about when things might happen is I then need to post things like this when something comes up… It looks like we will not be able to get U19 out on Monday, as we found an issue with the Henneth Annun landscape that we want to correct prior to...

Update 19 Release Date Revealed

Update 19 Release Date Revealed

Oct 13, 2016

Update 10/14/16: U19 has been delayed and will not launch on Monday as this article states. See this link for more information.   In today’s LOTRO stream Update 19 Preview, Cordovan stated that the planned release date for update 19, March of the King, is Monday, October 17th. Cordovan: First off, Update 19: March of the King… our current...

Call For Questions – Turbine Interview Coming Up

Call For Questions – Turbine Interview Coming Up

Oct 11, 2016

This Saturday Cordovan will be guesting on LOTRO Players News to answer questions about Update 19 and beyond. You can ask your questions for Turbine by listing them in the comments below, emailing us at podcast@lotroplayers.com or by being in the live chat. LOTRO Players News goes live every Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Eastern. Join us for our live shows at...

Update 19 Planned To Release Next Week

Update 19 Planned To Release Next Week

Oct 10, 2016

Today on the forums, Cordovan commented on the planned release window for Update 19. “If everything goes well this week, it could be out sometime next week.” – source More Update 19 News The Black Gate Revealed – Mordor...

LOTRO Players News Episode 171: The Last Pinestraw

LOTRO Players News Episode 171: The Last Pinestraw

Oct 10, 2016

This week we talk about Update 19 and Mordor news. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN171.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (12.9MB) Game News The Black Gate Revealed – Update 19 Beta North Ithilien – A Preview in Pictures Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week October 7th – 13th +5% Attack Damage (90 min) x1 Use Coupon Code MOREDMG 1/Account 25...

The Black Gate Revealed – Update 19 Beta

The Black Gate Revealed – Update 19 Beta

Oct 8, 2016

At the end of the Epic Story coming with Update 19, players go to The Black Gate at the border of Mordor. More Update 19 preview...

North Ithilien – A Preview in Pictures

North Ithilien – A Preview in Pictures

Oct 6, 2016

Greetings LOTRO Players! In this article, we will be taking a look at some of the new sights that are coming soon when Update 19 goes live later this month. I’ll give my thoughts on the new region below, and also be warned that you should not continue past this point if you want to experience these wonderful new views firsthand!   Ithilien, the Land...

LOTRO Players News Episode 170: Wardenitis

LOTRO Players News Episode 170: Wardenitis

Oct 3, 2016

This week we are joined by Kazcovall to talk about YouTube and Update 19. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN170.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (16.1MB) Game News Mithril Upkeep No Longer Required for Premium Housing Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week Sept 30th-Oct 6th 3rd Age Item Trove x1 Use Coupon Code 3RDAGES 1/Account 20 % OFF Quest Packs...

Mithril Upkeep No Longer Required for Premium Housing

Mithril Upkeep No Longer Required for Premium Housing

Oct 1, 2016

Turbine released a new test build this weekend.  In the release notes, the developers talk about the updated upkeep costs for Premium Housing. “Players may now pay gold upkeep for Premium Houses. 1g for Stately and Luxurious, 5g for Deluxe Kinship” “Mithril Upkeep for houses has been reduced globally. The cost is now 2 Mithril Coins for...

Turbine Looking at Minimizing Premium Housing Upkeep Costs

Turbine Looking at Minimizing Premium Housing Upkeep Costs

Sep 29, 2016

Today Turbine let players know they are listening to Bullroarer feedback and are looking at minimizing Premium Housing upkeep costs. “We want all players to feel good about any housing they choose to purchase with Mithril. We have been listening to the Bullroarer feedback and are now looking at changing upkeep costs to make them minimal and generally...

LOTRO Players News Episode 169: Andang’s Hobby Horse

LOTRO Players News Episode 169: Andang’s Hobby Horse

Sep 26, 2016

This week we talk about the Update 19 beta. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN169.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (25.2MB) Game News Update 19 Title Revealed Belfalas Housing, North Ithilien, and Mordor – 2016 Producer’s Letter North Ithilien – Update 19 Beta Videos Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week Sept. 23rd – 29th Rapid Crafting Boost...

North Ithilien – Update 19 Beta Videos

North Ithilien – Update 19 Beta Videos

Sep 24, 2016

Yesterday Turbine released the first build of the Update 19 Beta. The Update adds the after-the-battle versions of Pelennor Fields and Osgiliath as well as the new zone of North Ithilien. Update 19 also brings premium housing to the game in a new Cape of Belfalas housing area. Update: Mithril upkeep is no longer required for a Premium House. The update also...