Interview(s) with SSG and other news

Interview(s) with SSG and other news

Feb 7, 2017

The long awaited Producer’s Letter came out on the 27th of January, so some time ago, and we spoke a little about it here too. If by some very unlikely chance you did not read it, you can do that here. To be fair, after such tension about this letter we have had on the forums and everything that is happening this year (10th anniversary, Mordor, High...

LOTRO Players News Episode 188: Chalice of Tea

LOTRO Players News Episode 188: Chalice of Tea

Feb 6, 2017

This week we talked about Uupdate 19.3, had some fun discussing the frustrations of the LI system and learned just how hard it can be remember Pineleaf. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN188.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (19.2MB) Game News Update 19.3 Release Notes   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week  February 3rd -9th +5% Attack Damage...

LOTRO Players News Episode 187: Mordor Express

LOTRO Players News Episode 187: Mordor Express

Jan 30, 2017

This week we talked about the producer’s letter and said goodbye to Andang. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN187.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (25.7MB) Game News 2017 Producer’s Letter   Store Sales No sale, BUT FREE gift to VIPs from February 6 – March 13   LOTRO Players News Players Alliance Changes/Andang’s Last Show...

2017 Producer’s Letter – Mordor & Beyond

2017 Producer’s Letter – Mordor & Beyond

Jan 28, 2017

2017 is going to be a big year for LOTRO.  Not only is it the 10th anniversary, but there will also be 3 updates, one of which will bring the Mordor expansion.   Producer’s Letter Highlights   10th Anniversary New event that will serve as the centerpiece of the festival Lengthy Livestream   Update 20 The Wastes Region brings Noman-lands,...

LOTRO Players News Episode 186: Even Snootier Elves

LOTRO Players News Episode 186: Even Snootier Elves

Jan 23, 2017

This week we talk about adjustable housing hooks and High Elves. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN186.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (29.9MB) Game News Adjustable Housing Hooks – Update 19.3 Beta High Elves – New Playable Race With Mordor Expansion Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week January 19th – 26th Universal Solvent Use Coupon Code...

Adjustable Housing Hooks – Update 19.3 Beta

Adjustable Housing Hooks – Update 19.3 Beta

Jan 21, 2017

Adjustable housing hooks are being tested for Update 19.3 on the test server.  With the update, interior hooked items can now be moved 10 meters in any direction.  The hooks have also been color coded for ease of use. Check out the patch notes for more on Update...

High Elves – New Playable Race With Mordor Expansion

High Elves – New Playable Race With Mordor Expansion

Jan 21, 2017

In an interview with Massively Overpowered, LOTRO’s Executive Producer talked about a new playable race they are looking at adding with the Mordor expansion. “Q. You’ve stated that you’re working on expansions for both DDO and LOTRO. Are there any new features or classes planned for them on top of more quests and regions? A. Rob...

LOTRO Players News Episode 185: Update 19 Review

LOTRO Players News Episode 185: Update 19 Review

Jan 20, 2017

This week we review Update 19: March of the King. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN185.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (36.7MB) Game News Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week January 13th – 19th Regeneration Food x1 Use Coupon Code MORALEEATS 1/Account 20% Off Select Shared Storage Select Vault Upgrades Inventory Slots Currency Cap  ...

Thinking out loud or How moral is this morale

Thinking out loud  or How moral is this morale

Jan 17, 2017

The new essence grind is certainly a topic and a part of this game that gets everyone’s blood running and not in a good way. There’s usually some harsh verbs involved when speaking of those. Since the flowers hit the game I’ve been thinking, to myself mostly, what do these updates give us? Armour upgrade was barely noticeable, 9 main stat, some armour (which...

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??

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

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

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

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...