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...

Critters Journey [52] Pies are taking For long

Critters Journey [52] Pies are taking For long

Feb 11, 2017

A large gathering of mumakill? Tell me more. Or how to keep a moody mumak satified. Just take dont let it take forever. Critters feed Don’t want to miss an episode, have a suggestion or a comment?  Follow the critters on Critter twitter Facebook Explore middle critter earth...

Exploring Lord of the Rings : The History of the Ring

Exploring Lord of the Rings : The History of the Ring

Feb 11, 2017

Chapter 2: The Shadow of the Past (Part 3) Continuing from our discussion last week, which focused on Gandalf and his knowledge of Rings, including the great ring. This week we look into the History of the one Ring. With a fun field-trip down down down to Goblin Town. Our hosts on Brandywine were the Casual Raiders kinship. Here is the full class from Signum...

What Would You Like With Mordor?

What Would You Like With Mordor?

Feb 10, 2017

What would you like to see with the Mordor expansion? Join the discussion here.

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...

Critters journey [51] A lostiphaunt

Critters journey [51] A lostiphaunt

Feb 4, 2017

North Ithilien quiet nights have been disturbed by large creatures being driven in a hurry? Is there somewhere they need to be? Something is amiss. A little mumakill has tried his dearest best to keep his patron on his paws, but his love for marrow roots with old age have made him lose his herd. Critters feed Don’t want to miss an episode, have a suggestion or...

Exploring Lord of the Rings: Gandalf and the Great Ring

Exploring Lord of the Rings: Gandalf and the Great Ring

Feb 4, 2017

Chapter 2: The Shadow of the Past (Part 2) Yet another week and more thought provoking chat with Prof. Corey Olsen. This time we look at the text in the second chapter to discuss what exactly did Gandalf know about Bilbo’s ring. Why did he decide to leave it and Frodo in the Shire for seventeen years? I watched this episode on YouTube and you can also....

A Tour of Lore – Part 1.1 – Bree-land | Archet Dale

A Tour of Lore – Part 1.1 – Bree-land | Archet Dale

Feb 1, 2017

One question we might ask ourselves when embarking on a critical study of Tolkien’s work and the LOTRO world is “are we just reading too much into a story & graphics of a game? ” Christopher Tolkien argued for the authenticity of such analysis: “Such inquiries are in no way illegitimate in principle; they arise from an acceptance of the...

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...

Exploring Lord of the Rings: Beating The Bounds

Exploring Lord of the Rings: Beating The Bounds

Jan 26, 2017

Chapter 2: The Shadow of the Past (Part 1) Professor Corey began our indepth look at chapter 2… (FotR). Lilirose from the Kinship Rangers of The West led a wonderful introduction on Gladden. We open The Shadow of The Past with a visit to The Green Dragon and a conversation between Samwise Gamgee and Ted Sandyman. As usual I like to go grab a screen shot...

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...

Exploring Lord of the Rings: The Mantle

Exploring Lord of the Rings: The Mantle

Jan 23, 2017

Chapter 1: A Long Expected Party (Part 3) Greetings fellow scholars, Sorry I missed posting this article in time for LPN. The community of Arkenstone were our hosts for this talk, the last look at Chapter 1. The Professor (Corey not JRR) led a detailed discussion looking at the conversation between Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf. (After the Party). What does Gandalf...

Find the funny in Middle-Earth

Find the funny in Middle-Earth

Jan 22, 2017

Some doe with an identity crisis. A framed Dwarf, the Steward Riding in the water Reach me if you can Tell Neo the code has been changed. A talking head It’s a bunny An outer body experience Some issues with the graphics Leaning on your imaginary friend. A bear hug. And ent riding a horse with an LM. A pretty lively looking corpse. Godnorian? Where?...

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  ...

Mûmak in Middle-earth

Mûmak in Middle-earth

Jan 15, 2017

Heya Friends! Warning: This is a Lilikate article, in this series there will be no helpful news about content or raiding. Or anything useful at all really. I am still producing “Trees of Middle-earth” screen shot series over on my blog Theninny, however I wanted to begin something fun exclusively for LOTRO Players. As another year has past and...