LOTRO Academy: 87 – Introduction to Epic Battles

Branick, Mysteri, and Pineleaf welcome new host Draculetta for this introductory look at Epic Battles. Thanks for listening. http://lotroacademy.com/cast/ep/87.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (25.5MB) Those Alien...

LOTRO Academy: 84 – A New Perspective

Branick, Mysteri, and Pineleaf are joined by Ace, a returning playerwith a fresh perspective, to answer his questions and talk about The Lord of the Rings Online™. Thanks for listening. http://lotroacademy.com/cast/ep/84.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download...

LOTRO Academy: 82 – 2013 Character Guide Part 2

In this episode of the LOTRO Academy podcast, Branick, Mysteri, and Pineleaf continue their 2013 Character Guide with discussions on the introductions, early game structure, beginning group content, crafting, and LOTRO’s unique cosmetic system. Also, Branick refers to the Great Barrow as the Barrow Downs far too many times. Thanks for listening....

LOTRO Academy: 81 – 2013 Character Guide Part 1

Branick, Mysteri, and Pineleaf have so much to say about the races and classes available in The Lord of the Rings Online™ that they run out of time to talk about anything else. Thanks for listening. http://lotroacademy.com/cast/ep/81.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (39.4MB) LOTRO Wiki: Racial Traits mmorsel: Choosing a Class: Soloing mmorsel: Choosing...

LOTRO Academy: 76 – 2013 Account Guide

The Lord of the Rings Online™ can be a little overwhelming or confusing at first, especially in regards to the Free to Play model adopted in September of 2010. So Branick, Mysteri, Rolfkrage, and Pineleaf are here to answer your account-related questions in what we hope will be the first of an annual series of New Player guides. Our goal is to record updated...

LOTRO Academy: 63 – Where to Begin Part 2

In the second part of our new-player focused Where to Begin series, Branick, Mysteri, and Pineleaf discuss how to get horses and houses, and we give a primer on the various types of item storage available in The Lord of the Rings Online™. Thanks for listening. http://lotroacademy.com/cast/ep/63.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (35.7MB) Steam Starter...

LOTRO Academy: 62 – Where to Begin Part 1

In our new Where to Begin series, Branick, Mysteri, Pineleaf, and Rolf get back to basics and explain some of the fundamentals of Lord of the Rings Online™, starting with How Experience Works, The Four Roles, and Choosing a Class. Thanks for listening. http://lotroacademy.com/cast/ep/62.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (43.0MB) Pineleaf Shows Mounted...

LOTRO Academy: 51 – Housing

Branick and Mysteri are here by listener request to talk about the housing system in The Lord of the Rings Online™. Thanks for listening. http://lotroacademy.com/cast/ep/51.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (32.6MB) LOTRO-Wiki: Housing All of CSTM’s fantastic Housing Guides CSTM: Decoration and Furniture Guide CSTM: How to Use Decoration...

LOTRO Academy: 48 – The Social Panel

In this episode Branick, Mysteri, and Krorain take a detailed look at the many uses of the Social Panel in Lord of the Rings Online™. Thanks for listening. http://lotroacademy.com/cast/ep/48.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download...

LOTRO Academy: 35 – Chat

LOTRO’s chat system is very versatile and quite powerful, and though it’s rather simple and intuitive once understood, it can be quite confusing, and even off-putting, to new players. We wanted to do something about that, so in this lengthy episode, Branick, Mysteri, and Krorain (Okay, mostly just Branick because he talks so much in this one) cover...

LOTRO Academy: 31 – Food

Branick and Krorain cover some last minute news before the release of the Rise of Isengard™ expansion before tackling the subject of food in Lord of the Rings Online™. Thanks for listening. http://lotroacademy.com/cast/ep/lotroacademy_ep31_food.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download () Cooked Food Trail Food Fortifying Food Rise of Isengard Crafting Changes...

LOTRO Academy: 25 – Levels 20 to 40

Branick, Mysteri, and Krorain discuss the questing zones, skirmishes, and instances available to take you from Level 20 to Level 40 in Lord of the Rings Online™. Especially useful for Free and Premium players who may need help deciding which quest-packs to purchase, this episode picks up where LOTRO Academy: 3 – Leveling to 20 left off....

LOTRO Academy: 24 – Music

Achazia and Abergar, members of the popular LOTRO in-game band, The Shades, join Branick and Mysteri for an epic two hour episode about LOTRO’s unique Player Music System. Featuring a look back at Weatherstock 2011, an interview about the history of The Shades, and tons of information on how anyone can learn to play music in LOTRO, there was just too much...

LOTRO Academy: 23 – Terminology

Clocking in at over an hour and twenty minutes, this episode is packed full of MMO and LOTRO terminology. Branick and Mysteri do their best to define and explain the terms you’re likely to come across in Lord of the Rings Online™. We try to keep it friendly and entertaining rather than dry, and hope you find it illuminating. Thanks for listening....

LOTRO Academy: 22 – Security

Rise of Isengard™ is the next expansion pack for Lord of the Rings Online™ and will release on September 27. It’s available for pre-purchase right now, so Branick and crew are here to go over the differences between the three Editions available, in order to help you choose which is right for you. For our main topic, we offer some security tips,...

LOTRO Academy: 19 – Chicken Play

Branick talks about Chicken Play in the shortest episode ever. http://lotroacademy.com/cast/ep/lotroacademy_ep19_chickenplay.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (8.7MB) Lorebook: Chicken Session...

LOTRO Academy: 17 – Account Types

Long overdue, Branick, Mysteri, and Calddir devote this episode to discussion and comparison of Free, Premium, and VIP LOTRO accounts. There continues to be a lot of confusion regarding the three account types in LOTRO since the Free to Play transition. We hope to make sense of it for you. Thanks for listening....

LOTRO Academy: 16 – Reputation

Branick, Mysteri, and Calddir return to discuss Reputation in LOTRO. Whether you’re new to Lord of the Rings Online™ and looking to understand what Reputation is all about, or a veteran player just looking for a refresher on the subject, this episode has you covered. And as usual, for even more in depth information, you can find relevant links in the show...

LOTRO Academy: 15 – Traits

Despite working with somewhat limited and dry information, Branick and Mysteri attempt to keep this discussion of traits as lively and entertaining as possible. Paying special attention to Virtues and Racial traits, they try to make sense of this often confusing topic. Also, Mysteri shows her skills as a research assistant and Branick shows his frustration with...

LOTRO Academy: 13 – Deeds

Often overlooked by new players, deeds are an important aspect of Lord of the Rings Online™ and we’re here to explain why. Branick, Mysteri, and Calddir discuss all 10 types of deeds in LOTRO as well as the rewards for completing them. http://lotroacademy.com/cast/ep/lotroacademy_ep13_deeds.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (23.8MB) Lotro-Wiki:...