New steed: Steed of Elessar Host

New steed: Steed of Elessar Host

Mar 24, 2017

There were some pictures of an alleged new reputation steed, which didn’t look at all like a steed of a king. More a steed of  a princes. So since I haven’t seen any of these yet I am bringing you some pictures of it. There are also some random flying items in the new area. And to quote Cordovan You will no longer see any mobs above level 105 (until...

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...

LOTRO Players News Episode 194: Nazgul Repellant Spray

LOTRO Players News Episode 194: Nazgul Repellant Spray

Mar 20, 2017

This week we discuss mitigations and LOTRO news. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN194.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (16.4MB) Game News LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week March 17th – 23rd Regeneration Food x1 Use Coupon Code NOMNOM 1/Account 20 % OFF Expansions & Expansion Quests Skirmishes & Instances...

Critters Journey [intermezzo] I’m a Mordor firestarter

Critters Journey [intermezzo] I’m a Mordor firestarter

Mar 18, 2017

The mailbox has been flooded with the question, Why does Spike hate orc so much? Ok perhaps not. But it’s still a valid question. One that i can’t deny your search and thirst for answer for. Credits go to Riga (screenshot and first line) and Jarolas for the...

March of the King Fully Voiced

March of the King Fully Voiced

Mar 13, 2017

The March of the King update added a large amount of story beats for players to experience and enjoy.  From remembering the fallen at Pelennor Fields to sneaking into the towers of The Black Gate, March of the King is a journey players will remember for years to come.   The Start March of the King starts off with what might be the most epic collection...

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  ...

Critters Journey [55] If you’re sure, then i’m sure

Time passes after the defeat of mordors forces in the battle for Minas Tirith, but Spike and thekupal are still uneasy. They know what is beyond the borders. Pushing to advance on the enemies homelands in the weakend state that gondor is in wasnt well received. But George might just know a thing after he overheard gandalf and merry. Critters feed Don’t want to...

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....

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...

Critters Journey [54] Ungratefull robes and white sticks

Critters Journey [54] Ungratefull robes and white sticks

Mar 5, 2017

Big thanks to lotrobeacon and cordovan for the spotlight. Lots of new people found their way to the comic and other pages. Just browse explore middle earth for all episodes and the critter journey tag here on lotro players. Spike made it way further south to get away from the easterlings. Soon he was met with a white robed figure that welcomed him along his...

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...

LOTRO Players News Episode 191: Things That Should Never Be Seen

LOTRO Players News Episode 191: Things That Should Never Be Seen

Feb 27, 2017

This week we say farewell to Karvett and discuss the first issue of The LOTRO Beacon. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN191.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (18.4MB) Game News The LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Sample of the Week February 23rd – March 2nd Rejuvenation Potion x5 Use Coupon Code DRINKME 1/Account   20% Off Select...

Critters Journey [53] Whispers of a Dadukill

Critters Journey [53] Whispers of a Dadukill

Feb 27, 2017

North Ithilien was thriving with creatures. All shapes and sizes, loud and whispering. Trampling across the lush hills were some peculiar hairy creatures as well. But after losing his father in the Rhundanian wars to the harsh treatment of the Easterlings he never had high regards for them. But to they were capable of killing a small mumakill and even sending a...

Exploring the Lord of the Rings: What to do with the Ring.

Exploring the Lord of the Rings: What to do with the Ring.

Feb 24, 2017

Chapter 2: The Shadow of the Past (Part 4&5) A dreaded pestilance attacked Casa Buggins last week which is why in this article I highlight two episodes of Exploring Lord of the Rings. We look in these two episodes at the further revlations made to Frodo Baggins informing him that his magic ring is a little more potent than first believed… We also...

Aradathalion Reviews: Bree-land Pt. 2: North Bree and Beyond

Aradathalion Reviews: Bree-land Pt. 2: North Bree and Beyond

Feb 23, 2017

Welcome back to the second part of my review. This covers my hands down favorite portion of Bree as a region. I spent a significant amount of time here throughout my questing. North Bree and Beyond Aesthetics: These are some of the most fun in the game. The Old Forrest is very unnerving and gets the mysterious feel just right. Nestled in the center of it all is...

How Would You Rank LOTRO’s Expansions?

How Would You Rank LOTRO’s Expansions?

Feb 22, 2017

How would you rank LOTRO’s expansions? Join the discussion here.

Aradathalion Reviews: Bree-land Part 1: South Bree

Aradathalion Reviews: Bree-land Part 1: South Bree

Feb 21, 2017

Alright folks, apologies on the time gap between articles. The holiday season and restarting school takes a lot of time. This is going to be a multi-part series because of the magnitude of Bree-land. This area is kinda the big party zone for every one. It is the largest quest area for free to play characters and is the zone where you take off the training...

LOTRO Players News Episode 190: Sanswinda’s Time-out

LOTRO Players News Episode 190: Sanswinda’s Time-out

Feb 20, 2017

This week we add a new member to the LPN team and hear part of a poem. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN190.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (8.4MB) Game News Downtime Wednesday, February 15 for a Hotfix   Store Sales Sample of the Week February 17th – 23rd Simple Rally Horn x1 Use Coupon Code TOGETHER 1/Account   20% Off Stat...

LOTRO Players News Episode 189: Will Accessorize for Mumaks

LOTRO Players News Episode 189: Will Accessorize for Mumaks

Feb 14, 2017

This week Teriadwyn has some alternate suggestions for purchases with LOTRO Points. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN189.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Game News Interview(s) with SSG and other news   Store Sales   Free Sample Of The Week  February 9th-16th Skill and Slayer Deed Boost x1  Use Coupon Code SKILLITUP 1/Account...