Mordor 21.2: FINALLY!

Mordor 21.2: FINALLY!

Sep 14, 2017

FINALLY!!!   You may be guessing why the excitement. Finally we are getting not a ‘Destroy all’ button we have been asking for a long time, but a filter to use on items, sounds and quests. FINALLY!!! You access the panel by pressing Alt+R. Now, this will be great to filter out those Eorlingas recipes dropping in Mordor, third age legendary...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Mordor Beta 3 testing: I reached 115 and shot +Loft

Mordor Beta 3 testing: I reached 115 and shot +Loft

Jul 10, 2017

Welcome to LOTRO Players News, your source of Sleeping Beauty lore. I am never too happy when there is a server wipe and I have to do everything all over again, but I understand that it must be done when some changes need to get implemented and it’s always nice to see the game move forward and develop in front of your eyes. They did fix some things from...

What awaits us in Mordor?

What awaits us in Mordor?

Jun 25, 2017

If you were to describe Mordor by comparing it to any old area of Middle-Earth, it wouldn’t do it justice. The area is huge, you can find these evil-looking statues all around and sometimes it’s a little bit of a maze. So, the best way to compare it would be to say that it’s a combination of Rohan and Angmar, but on a much larger scale. And...

Critters Journey [61] Everswim

Critters Journey [61] Everswim

Jun 8, 2017

Lobel the little frog from Evendim goes around the lake reminiscing about blue skies, trains of people swimming by while he sunbaths on the rock. The city of yonder has been in rubble for as long as he remembers, but there used to be a nice statue on the island. Now it’s Lobels spot, the copper still radiates a nice warm glow at the sunset when he’s...

Critters Journey [60] Critters arn’t Oathbreakers

Critters Journey [60] Critters arn’t Oathbreakers

May 25, 2017

With the mumakill being dispatched by the Rohirrim the orcs whip their tail between their legs and are dashing towards Mordor. Afraid of being routed they scatter in every direction. But with the forest alive and the swamp being treacherous with all kind of bad puns they make for the last path they know is safe. Atleast that what they remember. In his own...

Critters Journey [58][59] A team with a dash of plan B

Critters Journey [58][59] A team with a dash of plan B

May 23, 2017

The battle drew on. Some orcs proved more willing to fight to their last lives breath. But suddenly a large school of mumakill broke formation. What happened? 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              ...

Critters Journey [57] Who let the horses out?

Critters Journey [57] Who let the horses out?

Apr 28, 2017

On our last episode Gandalf was charging his beam attack and the sky was full of chickens. What will happen next? The Minas tirith kids have gathered to hear more stories from Belgir about the forgotten tales from their hazardous nights in the midst of the Battle of critter tirith. Critters feed Don’t want to miss an episode, have a suggestion or a comment?...

The Eriador Philharmonic Orchestra in Concert: Spring 2017

The Eriador Philharmonic Orchestra in Concert: Spring 2017

Apr 9, 2017

Greetings, The EPO played their first classical concert in the Lore Hall on Landroval on the 8th April. With arrangements from Sevis, Calanna, Belaya, Anon and Lilikate. You can listen to the concert here: After a slightly nervous start we all settled down to enjoy the music. Thanks to all who listened and performed, especially Missis Bunny Fincin herself who...

Critters Journey [56] Battle of Critter Tirith

Critters Journey [56] Battle of Critter Tirith

Apr 8, 2017

The witch king has reached the gates of Mordor. All of Gandalfs skills are on cooldown. He only has his one Spirit beam attack left. But the inductions is 30 minutes. Will he make it in time? What can George do? Battle of Critter Tirith The critters have reached the city. All of them have gathered in this final battle for survival against the forces of Mordor....

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...