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LOTRO Players News Episode 228: Dragging Their Kites

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017

This week we discussed the newest Bullroarer build for Update 21.3. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN228.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.3MB) Game News LOTRO...

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LOTRO Players News Episode 228: Dragging Their Kites

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017

This week we discussed the newest Bullroarer build for Update 21.3. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN228.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.3MB) Game News LOTRO...

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Seeing LOTRO

LOTRO Players News Episode 228: Dragging Their Kites

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017

This week we discussed the newest Bullroarer build for Update 21.3. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN228.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.3MB) Game News LOTRO...

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Beyond LOTRO

Lord Of The Rings TV Show Officially Coming To Amazon Prime

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017

  We told you that Amazon wanted a LOTR TV Show, and Amazon always gets what it wants.     Amazon has officially given the green light Variety reports, to a new...

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A different day, a different solution

A different day, a different solution

Oct 11, 2017

  To remind you, if a reminder is even needed, I have had an article about how SSG wanted to address the issue they have created by not putting the correct Ash value on the elf-enchanter. Some people were happy to see the discounted gear, thinking it’s the correct price because there were so many ways to get more pieces of gear. The teal barter items...

The Norbog News – The war is over and other mordor news

The Norbog News – The war is over and other mordor news

Oct 11, 2017

    Aragorn and the forces of the Free people have prevailed at the Battle of the black gate. After a victorious charge by our allies from Rohan at the pelennor fields. Time had come to take the battle deeper into Mordor. Rumours have been out there was a secretive mission by a group of delta-hobbits behind enemy lines that infiltrated the enemies...

So, you’d like to play a game that punishes you for supporting it?

So, you’d like to play a game that punishes you for supporting it?

Oct 10, 2017

Today, as some players expected even before the announcement, the update 21.2 of the current Mordor expansion was released. And you could have guessed that too, something was broken. But what was it? Simply put, SSG is broken. If you were one of the early log-ins to the game when the update went live, then you would have seen the new items you could get from...

[CC] 99 instances – The great barrows

[CC] 99 instances – The great barrows

Oct 10, 2017

    You’ve visited Constable underhill and Tom Bombadil for your epic story. A scared hobbit looking for a prince and an unfortunate traveler you make you venture into the Barrow downs.  A walled of area littered with the tombs and evil spirits send there by the witch king of Angmar after taking the area from the Dunedain of Cardolan in the...

Mordor 21.2: A brief look through the notes

Mordor 21.2: A brief look through the notes

Oct 10, 2017

  Welcome to the open beta. (In case you didn’t notice that Bullroarer is an alpha test server). Let’s see what is going on in the Update 21.2.   Twenty new repeatable daily quests are now available! Find these new quests by speaking with the Expedition Organizers in each of the Allegiance halls (Vórthi, Tancram, Glórellas, or Aster...

LOTRO Players News Episode 223: Moria Goat Waste Janitor

LOTRO Players News Episode 223: Moria Goat Waste Janitor

Oct 9, 2017

This week we had Druidsfire as our guest and discussed Extra Life and our week in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN223.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (18.6MB) Game News LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 30% off:   Crafting Guild access Ingredient packs Crafting Accelerators Rapid Craft, Crafting Tiers, and Recipe Books   Free...

LOTRO Mordor Soundtrack On The Way

LOTRO Mordor Soundtrack On The Way

Oct 5, 2017

  Over on Chance Thomas facebook page, he announced that the soundtrack to Mordor will soon be releasing, we don’t have many details yet, other than the release date will be Nov 1st Some happy news for my LOTRO friends. The powers that be have approved a Mordor soundtrack release. November 1 is the big day. Stay tuned for more details…! Posted...

Mordor 21.2 Beta 3: Shields and other news

Mordor 21.2 Beta 3: Shields and other news

Oct 3, 2017

  If you thought that we are getting shields for Metalsmiths, then you will be disappointed. There will be shields we can get by playing the new instances. The purple version of the shields we will be able to barter for a Silver Signet of the Armsmaster and the teal version for a Gold Signet of the Armsmaster. But I do have some remarks about the shields....

[CC] The scale of scaling

[CC] The scale of scaling

Oct 3, 2017

In the beginning, there was Bree. Your first place you found your party members for your venture in the Great Barrows. One massive subterranean infested area full of wights and keys to having a chance at an audience with Sambrog. That is at least the story if you were around level 20 in 2007. Each instance had his own level range. You could still run it at a...

LOTRO Players News Episode 222: Tastes Like Evil Chicken

LOTRO Players News Episode 222: Tastes Like Evil Chicken

Oct 2, 2017

This week we continued our review of the Mordor expansion by reviewing Dor Amarth. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN222.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (36.6MB) Game News Bullroarer Update 21.2 Round 3 LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales   20% off: Stat Tomes Regeneration Food Run Speed Boosts Attack Damage Boosts    Free Sample Of The Week...

Poems of the Pine: The Ring of Power

Poems of the Pine: The Ring of Power

Sep 28, 2017

Can we possibility survive this encounter? Book 9 – The Ring of Power At the point of despair The pressure was eased As the eagles arrived To reverse the tide. The Nazgûl fled south To Sauron’s aid, Till the gate groaned With a ghastly crash.   Then Landroval carried us To the ledge of Doom To find our friends Frodo and Sam. They were tired, hungry,...

The tale of the stale pretzels in Mordor Beta 2

The tale of the stale pretzels in Mordor Beta 2

Sep 25, 2017

  I can’t say that the Mordor 21.2 Beta 2 gave anything much to talk about. There were some minor changes, some others were also made, but too late to implement in build 2. In regard to instances, the change they made from Beta 1 was that the instances now require you to have the Light of Earendil stat. The T2C content will have 200 shadow most of...

LOTRO Players News Episode 221: Great Pants

LOTRO Players News Episode 221: Great Pants

Sep 25, 2017

This week we began our review of the Mordor expansion by reviewing Udûn. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN221.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (36.7MB) Game News Update 21.2 Build #2 LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 25% off: Virtues and Virtue Bundles Trait Slots Skill and Slayer Deed Boosts   Free Max Morale and Power Scroll with the Coupon...

The Family Line

The Family Line

Sep 21, 2017

Hello Family Line readers, This is timhedden, or just Tim. Yes, two weeks ago, I ended The Family Line. My tale of Theomin and his personal journey started over three years ago in mid-July of 2014. All during that time, it has been an absolute pleasure telling this tale through Lotro Players. Thank all of you who read my story and kept up with Theomin’s...

LOTRO Players News Episode 220: Third Age Valley Girl

LOTRO Players News Episode 220: Third Age Valley Girl

Sep 18, 2017

This week we discussed the new builds on Bullroarer this weekend. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN220.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (22.4MB) Game News The Battle of the Five Armies and the Dwarves of Erebor Update 21.2 on Bullroarer LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 20% off: Monster Classes Monster Traits and Skills 100% Infamy/Renown Gain...

Celebrate Hobbit Day In Style

Celebrate Hobbit Day In Style

Sep 16, 2017

Planning a Hobbit day party? Want to impress your guests? I’ve got just what you need. Next Friday, September 22, is both Bilbo and Frodo’s birthday and has been proclaimed by the Tolkien Society as Hobbit Day. Many Tolkien fans go all out on the day and throw parties if this is you and you really want to stand out, and so all of your guests that you are...

Antipodean Writer: The Riding of the Rohirrim

Antipodean Writer: The Riding of the Rohirrim

Sep 15, 2017

Baaay-huuuuu! With the bay of the sounding trumpets came the riders of the Mark As the new dawn rose over Pellanor, sunrise dispersed the dark The front gate of Minas Tirith, shattered lay, all battered-in When Rohan succored Gondor – their allies called the Rohirrim. King Théoden led his riders who had come by the secret way For the Pukél-men were their...

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...

LOTRO Players News Episode 219: Shire Drunken Merchant Run

LOTRO Players News Episode 219: Shire Drunken Merchant Run

Sep 11, 2017

This week we discussed the fallibility of Pineleaf’s predictions. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN219.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.9MB) Game News LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Double Bonus Points continues through September 11th! This is your last weekend to stock up on points!   20% off: Select Warsteeds Riding Skills...

Don’t miss a minute of this year’s Harnkegger Games!

Don’t miss a minute of this year’s Harnkegger Games!

Sep 10, 2017

Many of the dwarves of Laurelin seem to be in a frightful hurry these days. Thorin’s Hall is alight with activity in preparation for the games of the year that start tomorrow. What games you say? The Harnkegger Games of course! LOTRO’s very own Olympics with a twist is back for its sixth year. Compete and earn yourself massive amounts of gold...