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...

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 200: 55 Lockboxes, Still No Skeleton Steed

LOTRO Players News Episode 200: 55 Lockboxes, Still No Skeleton Steed

May 1, 2017

This week we are joined by Cordovan, Arred, and many former LPN hosts in a celebration of 200 episodes of LOTRO Players News. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN200.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (41.2MB) Game News Downtime Notice: Tuesday April 25th for Update 20.1.1. 7:00am-11:00am Eastern LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The...

LOTRO Players News Episode 199: Free the Cosmetics!

LOTRO Players News Episode 199: Free the Cosmetics!

Apr 24, 2017

This week we discuss the 10th Anniversary Celebration. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN199.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (21.6MB)   Game News Update 20.1 Release Notes Anniversary Event Controversy And Word From The Dev’s LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week  April 21st – 27th Regeneration Food x1 Use Coupon...

What is wrong with Update 20?

What is wrong with Update 20?

Mar 28, 2017

U20 is the 2nd jubilee of some kind for LOTRO – a twentieth update. Yet the team has never announced it as being significant as such, other than saying we are getting to a very important part in the story. The first one, the more important one for LOTRO, is the tenth anniversary and we are impatiently waiting to see what it brings. Before I set out on a...

LOTRO Players News Episode 195: We’ll Talk Later

LOTRO Players News Episode 195: We’ll Talk Later

Mar 27, 2017

This week we discuss update 20 in vague terms to avoid spoilers and talk about our week in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN195.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (12.2MB) Game News Update 20 to be released on Tuesday, March 21st   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week March 24th – 30th +5% Attack Damage (90 min) x1 Use Coupon Code...

Battle of the Black Gate First Impressions

Battle of the Black Gate First Impressions

Mar 24, 2017

Update 20 starts by covering the fears of the Host of the West as they make their way toward Mordor. The story quickly moves into what I think is the best session play yet.  Not only do we get to play as Gollum, but we get a really cool foreshadowing of the dangers to come. While the Epic Story starts strong, the side quests are not really anything to write...

Update 20 to be released on Tuesday, March 21st

Update 20 to be released on Tuesday, March 21st

Mar 20, 2017

Hear ye, hear ye! In last weeks Twitch stream Cordovan did say that since they had a release candidate version of the build this weekend will probably not see the build. Also, the update was, for some difficulties they encountered, moved to not-Monday. Now the update is announced to release tomorrow, Tuesday, March 21st. You can read the downtime announcement...

LOTRO Players News Episode 193: Pineleaf’s Angels

LOTRO Players News Episode 193: Pineleaf’s Angels

Mar 13, 2017

This week we add a new member to the LOTRO Players News team. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN193.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (10.3MB) Game News Update 20 beta 2: Recent Changes, Cosmetics and Pets LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week  March 10th – 16th Dye: Evendim Blue x1 Use Coupon Code IMBLUE 1/Account  ...

Update 20 beta 2: recent changes, cosmetics and pets

Update 20 beta 2: recent changes, cosmetics and pets

Mar 11, 2017

A second beta version is out on Bullroarer now and we have received some changes based on player feedback on the forums. Some positive, some a little bit less, depending on the player. The changes since U20 Beta 1 Tybur: Notable Changes Since U20 Beta 1: Minor adjustment to Chat UI so that text doesn’t get cut-off at the bottom. In response to feedback,...

Screenshots from U20

Screenshots from U20

Mar 8, 2017

If you’re a person dreading spoilers and want to be surprised and amazed, this is probably the point where you don’t click here and instead go read What to do when U20 hits live. And I am pretty sure that this story and reflection on what has happened by Eladan and Elrohir will amaze you as much as it did me. But I also seen something else in this....

New cloak and what to do when U20 hits live

New cloak and what to do when U20 hits live

Mar 7, 2017

What to do when U20 hits live? Honestly, it looks like there isn’t much to talk about when we say “What to do when U20 hits live”, do just what you usually do – pick up a quest and go finish it. But then again, some updates do bring some other changes with them, so let’s see what would be the way to deal with this. Obviously, if...

LOTRO Players News Episode 192: Rivendell Bridges

LOTRO Players News Episode 192: Rivendell Bridges

Mar 6, 2017

This week we discuss the preview of update 20 and have a guest. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN192.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (12.9MB) Game News Bullroarer Update 20 Patch Notes Dagorlad, Noman-lands & The Slag-hills – Update 20 Beta Videos LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week 3/3/17 – 3/9/17 +100% Mark...

LOTRO Update 20: Fellowship crafting instances

LOTRO Update 20: Fellowship crafting instances

Mar 5, 2017

This may be a little bit too soon for a 2nd part of the article, but this will just maybe clarify some other things. I have wrote in the first article about the items you can get, the differences and what you need to get those. You can check out that article here. You can also watch videos on the new areas here. In the meantime I was able to complete the...

LOTRO Update 20: The Wastes is coming

LOTRO Update 20: The Wastes is coming

Mar 4, 2017

  So, the long awaited U20 is on BR and… Well, I’d say that some have expected more, but let’s see what is going on. The preliminary release notes you can read here. The whole landscape questing part is very similar to some other regions. It looks very much like a West Gondor + Brown Lands combination, then a little bit of Rohan and...

Dagorlad, Noman-lands & The Slag-hills – Update 20 Beta Videos

Dagorlad, Noman-lands & The Slag-hills – Update 20 Beta Videos

Mar 4, 2017

Yesterday, Standing Stone Games released the first build of the Update 20 Beta. The update adds The Wastes, which includes Dagorlad, Noman-lands and the...

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,...