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...

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...

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...

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....