[CC] How is an item made? A tale of scaling

[CC] How is an item made? A tale of scaling

Sep 3, 2017

Every bit of armour, weapon or jewelry your character is wearing was made by the game at one point. But how does the game decide what an item will look like and what stats it will have? For this article I’ll ignore your legendary items since these use a wildly different system, but nearly every other item you can equip is made in 2 different ways. The two...

LOTRO Players News Episode 217: One Rusty Knife??!!

LOTRO Players News Episode 217: One Rusty Knife??!!

Aug 28, 2017

This week we discussed update 21.1 and our week in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN217.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (15.9MB) Game News Update 21.1 The LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week Now Through Aug 31st Reputation Boost with the Coupon Code MORREPDOR   20 % Off Vault Storage Shared Storage Inventory...

Mordor: Update 21.1

Mordor: Update 21.1

Aug 22, 2017

  This Monday LOTRO has had a curious update to the game. I think most of us were expecting a patch of some sort, a 21.0.3 or something like that. But we have had a full on dot update – 21.1 – you can read the release notes here. It’s not that there isn’t enough in the update, there is, update 20.1 has been a lot poorer in what has...

LOTRO Players News Episode 216: Sanswinda Desensitization Project

LOTRO Players News Episode 216: Sanswinda Desensitization Project

Aug 21, 2017

This week we discussed our recent adventures in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN216.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (10.2MB) Game News LOTRO Servers will be down on Monday from 8:00 to 12:00 for an update to the game. Mysteries of the Ghâshghurm is currently closed due to a bug preventing completion.   Store Sales 20% off Shared...

[CC] Mordor dailies and how to unlock

[CC] Mordor dailies and how to unlock

Aug 20, 2017

Mordor can be a confusing place and an evil place when you level, but it can become even more so when you reach 115. This is because the way you achieve new gear is divided across several paths you can take. The Mordor dailies form a good basis for those as you acquire resources for crafting, reputation items for your allegiances, silver tokens for bartering...

[CC] Allegiance, why, where, how and what for?

[CC] Allegiance, why, where, how and what for?

Aug 18, 2017

In this condensed guide I’ll take you on your journey through the time you first join your first allegiance and when you will finish it. The same questions always seem to pop up when it coming up in kin or world chat. For a full overview of each and every quest, step and breakdown i’ll refer you to the excellent beta post from Omg_peanuts over on...

LOTRO Players News Episode 215: Maven the Master Mangler

LOTRO Players News Episode 215: Maven the Master Mangler

Aug 14, 2017

This week we discussed release notes for update 21.0.2 and our weeks in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN215.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (21.1MB) Game News Update 21.0.2 LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 20% off: Select Housing Decorations Select Housing Sets Housing Property Writs Select Cloaks   Free Sample Of The Week...

Mordor: The deed mount

Mordor: The deed mount

Aug 10, 2017

  Since you’re probably used to my longer articles by now I didn’t want to post only a picture of the Meta deed mount and be done with it, so I waited a little bit for the first patch to go live. Must have something to complain about. 🙂 Before I start the complaining, let’s see this mount I speak of.   I was very surprised by the...

What’s Left After Mordor? – LOTRO’s Potential Future

What’s Left After Mordor? – LOTRO’s Potential Future

Aug 8, 2017

I have been getting and seeing a lot of comments regarding LOTRO’s future recently.  Mainly things like “LOTRO is over because Sauron was destroyed.” I decided to make a video to address these concerns and explain what is potentially left after Mordor. Watch more of Andang’s videos...

LOTRO Players News Episode 214: If Angmar and Rohan Had a Baby

LOTRO Players News Episode 214: If Angmar and Rohan Had a Baby

Aug 7, 2017

This week we discuss our first steps into Mordor. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN214.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download () Game News Update 21 Release Notes LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 30 % OFF     Crafting Guild Access    Ingredient Packs   Crafting Accelerators Rapid Craft Crafting Tiers Recipe Books     Free Sample Of The Week NOW –...

Mordor: What they didn’t tell you about allegiance and more

Mordor: What they didn’t tell you about allegiance and more

Aug 6, 2017

So, what do you do when the update first comes out? If you ask me, usually it’s the Epic Book or the epic story. But since this update came with increase in legacy tiers I waited a little bit and finished my legendary items first. It is certainly a big help in an area like Mordor. After that… Epic story. But, where did the story go? Where is the...

LOTRO Players News Episode 213: Twas the Night Before Mordor

LOTRO Players News Episode 213: Twas the Night Before Mordor

Jul 31, 2017

This week we discussed preparations for Mordor. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN213.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (21.3MB) Game News Bullroarer Round 6 MadeofLions Interview An Interview with Ted Nasmith On LOTRO.COM High Elf Development Interview LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week Now Through August 3rd Sturdy Steel Key...

An Interview with Ted Nasmith On LOTRO.COM

An Interview with Ted Nasmith On LOTRO.COM

Jul 26, 2017

  There is a wonderful interview up over at LOTRO.com with fantasy artist, Ted Nasmith.     For those that do not know, Ted Nasmith is a Canadian artist, illustrator, and architectural renderer. He is best known as an illustrator of J. R. R. Tolkien’s works — The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. Sample from the interview...

Mordor beta 5: Release date pushed or not?

Mordor beta 5: Release date pushed or not?

Jul 25, 2017

Don’t know if you noticed, but I have skipped ‘Mordor beta 4’. The first reason was that there wasn’t really that many changes or remarks I hadn’t already made and the second reason is that I was bringing you: Release date and pre-order: The story behind the disappointment, Crafting Developer Diary – What it should have...

LOTRO Players News Episode 212: The Emperor’s New Armor

LOTRO Players News Episode 212: The Emperor’s New Armor

Jul 24, 2017

This week we discussed the newest build on Bullroarer and had a guest. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN212.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (20.8MB) Game News Bullroarer Build 5 LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 20% off: Milestone Skills Hurried Traveller and Returning Traveller Advanced Riding Traits Rally Horns   Free Sample Of The Week +5...

Critters Journey [62] Stocked upon party weather

Critters Journey [62] Stocked upon party weather

Jul 22, 2017

Months had passed since the battle for Critter Tirith. Critters and humans had returned to their homes waiting for the call for battle. That call was here. The call for Mordor. The eagles had made their rounds and everyone willing to lend their hands was making their way. The forces of western Eriador had one final party planned on Weathertop. They are all...

What’s behind Mordoor 6.3 – Before the door opens- Getting the edge

What’s behind Mordoor 6.3 – Before the door opens- Getting the edge

Jul 19, 2017

You’ve gotten rid of the old and prepared for the new. But you still got some time left for Mordor hits. What can you do to get that edge over the other players? Mordor is meant to level the playing field and lay the foundation for a revamped balance. As such, I feel there isn’t a definitive edge you can get. But there surely are several ways to be...

What’s behind Mordoor 6.2 – Before the door opens- Prepare for the new

What’s behind Mordoor 6.2 – Before the door opens- Prepare for the new

Jul 19, 2017

Where 6.1 focusses on making getting rid of the old. Not everything old will be bad. In 6.2 we’ll give you some tips on what to keep or even get more of.  We’ll focus on items and character traits in this article since gear will all be replaced (*A bug in beta #4 with Ettenmoors scaling might invalidate this). Gear (*bug beta #4) I’ve told you...

What’s behind Mordoor 6.1 – Before the door opens- Out with the old

What’s behind Mordoor 6.1 – Before the door opens- Out with the old

Jul 19, 2017

The Mordoor will open soon, but what can we do to prepare for the grand opening? Every expansion and level increase means some parts of your character become obsolete and some items skyrocket cause everyone will need it. But there is more than you might think of you can do to come out on top or better than sitting still in Bree waiting for the final...

Erebor & More – New Mordor Allegiance System Preview

Erebor & More – New Mordor Allegiance System Preview

Jul 18, 2017

The new Allegiance System coming with the Mordor Expansion introduces four new Allegiance Halls.  Each allegiance has its own story in and outside of Mordor proper. The various allegiances each have a description in the new UI that hints at what players can expect to experience. One of the goals of the new Allegiance System seems to be to add story to...