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Allegiance: Pimp my dev interview

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017

This article is satirical in nature and does not represent the official developer interview allowed by the SSG… The original interview has been used and built upon to provide you...

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Shows

LOTRO Players News Episode 211: I’ll Never Forget Old Whatshisname

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017

This week we discussed the Mordor expansion purchase options and getting ready for Mordor. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN211.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download...

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Seeing LOTRO

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

Posted by on 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...

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Beyond LOTRO

LOTRO Players News Episode 210: A Grimm Beginning

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017

This week we discussed High Elves and Sleeping Beauty. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN210.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (15.9MB) Game News Bullroarer Round 3...

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Recent Posts

Weatherstock Concert Series

Weatherstock Concert Series

Jul 6, 2017

The Weatherstock Concert Series will be held this weekend on the Landroval server.  Unlike in the past when the series would take place over a month in a variety of locations, this year’s series will include 19 half hour concerts over the single weekend at the Bree Festival Grounds stage. Performers come from around the world, including musicians from...

The Family Line Part 142 – The Last Departing

The Family Line Part 142 – The Last Departing

Jul 6, 2017

Part 142 – The Last Departing The day started out cool and fresh. The sun was bright as it rose over the eastern hills of Evendim in the sporadically cloud laden sky. In the nearby trees, the birds chirped their melodic songs, giving the morning a cheerful feeling. A slight breeze came over the land from the east, warm and inviting; not cold and fearful from...

Warner Brothers And Tolkien Estate Settle $80 Million Lawsuit

Warner Brothers And Tolkien Estate Settle $80 Million Lawsuit

Jul 5, 2017

  After five years of litigation, Warner Bros. and the estate of author J.R.R. Tolkien have announced in court that they have amicably resolved a fight over the digital exploitation of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Some back history on the suit, back in 2012 J.R.R. Tolkein’s estate and publisher HarperCollins Took Warner Bros, New Line...

LOTRO Players News Episode 209: Gift on a Goat

LOTRO Players News Episode 209: Gift on a Goat

Jul 3, 2017

This week we discussed the new build on Bullroarer and essences. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN209.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (24.4MB) Game News Bullroarer: No wipe this week LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales   ​Free Sample Of The Week Now-July 6th Enhanced XP Supply with the Coupon Code MORXP   20% off: Quest Packs 100% XP...

LOTRO Academy: 142 – Vol. 1 Review Pt. 2

LOTRO Academy: 142 – Vol. 1 Review Pt. 2

Jul 2, 2017

Teriadwyn, Pineleaf, Sanswinda, and Mortumbra continue a spoiler-heavy discussion and in-depth look at the Epic Story of Volume 1 of The Lord of the Rings Online™. Thanks for listening. http://lotroacademy.com/cast/ep/142.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (30.6MB) Episodes of LOTRO Academy are recorded on Friday and posted when I can get to it. Leave a...

Mordor Beta 2: High Elf and more

Mordor Beta 2: High Elf and more

Jul 2, 2017

Beware of the spoilers So, as you can see we at LOTRO Players have been running the BR and testing the game to bring you what is new and SSG what is broken. So far, so good. We’re keeping up. Some of the bugs and kinks have been noted in the following video. For your convenience you can use the time links in the description. Other than the ones in the...

What’s behind Mordoor 4 -The flamingo – A high-elf short review

What’s behind Mordoor 4 -The flamingo – A high-elf short review

Jul 1, 2017

The high-elfs are here in their own unique zone. I say zone as in it’s not a classical starting zone. You won’t fight any level 1 boars or carry pies. It more of an interactive movie where you see plenty of big names from lotr and a lot of probably big names i’d have to get the Silmarillion out for. No major spoilers included I don’t...

Bullroarer: No wipe this week

Bullroarer: No wipe this week

Jun 30, 2017

While we are waiting on the test server to open I can give you two pieces of information. There will be no wipe this week, so we can continue testing where we left off, but there will most likely be one next week, as per Tybur. The server is still closed, but you can update your client. And second piece of information is that it seems there are no plans to...

Community Events: June 30th-July 6th

Community Events: June 30th-July 6th

Jun 30, 2017

Community Calendar: Next weekend will be huge.  We’ve got the Weatherstock Concert Series, the Festival of the White Lady, and the Summer of Love Festival.  We have more information on each of these events in the coming soon section.  But there’s still plenty to see this week, from the regular weekly concerts and gatherings to several special events...

The Family Line Part 141 – Passing Authority

The Family Line Part 141 – Passing Authority

Jun 29, 2017

Part 141 – Passing Authority A week passed since the group sent Lily on her journey west from Mithlond. Theomin, Eleswith, Estonethiel and Sergee all returned to Annuminas, taking the journey through the Shire and bringing Krovrin back with them as Toby remained in the Shire to aid the four hobbits who began the battle to take back their home from the strange...

Hunt For The Ring Coming This Summer From Ares Games

Hunt For The Ring Coming This Summer From Ares Games

Jun 28, 2017

  This summer Ares Games brings  The Hunt for the Ring , a new board game inspired by the work of JRR Tolkien developed by the makers of the game The War of the Ring.     Hunt for the Ring is a hidden movement, deduction and adventure game, for 2 to 5 players, that recreates the initial chapters of “The Lord of the Rings”.  A player must take...

Poems of the Pine: The Black Gate

Poems of the Pine: The Black Gate

Jun 27, 2017

What will we find at the Black Gate? Book 8 – The Black Gate At the edge of the Waste Our wandering mind Drifted to Frodo And the fateful ring. Our march was small Next to Mordor’s horde But perhaps the hobbits Would be helped by our show.   We marched to the gate And gathered our strength Then demanded that Sauron Surrender at once. In response, the...

LOTRO Players News Episode 208: It’s Mordor-y

LOTRO Players News Episode 208: It’s Mordor-y

Jun 26, 2017

This week we had two guests and talked about our initial impressions of the Bullroarer preview. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN208.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (29.7MB) Game News Bullroarer First Look at Update 21 LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week Now-June 29th Dye: Yellow x1 with the Coupon Code MORSOL   25 %...

Mount Doom, Barad-dûr, Cirith Ungol & More! – Mordor Beta Videos

Mount Doom, Barad-dûr, Cirith Ungol & More! – Mordor Beta Videos

Jun 26, 2017

This week Standing Stone Games released the first round of the Update 21 Mordor Beta. The Mordor expansion will bring players 5 new regions of...

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...

What’s behind Mordoor 3 – Sorry we’re not home

What’s behind Mordoor 3 – Sorry we’re not home

Jun 25, 2017

We came, we saw and we started to slowly conquer Mordor. The gates have been opened and pineleafs were spotted as with a gazillion orcs and weird cows. But when we looked for some things there was an under construction sign. Sauron wasn’t home anymore. What else wasn’t there yet? Based on bullroarer U21 beta #1 and the preview stream by Cordovan we...

I just walked into Mordor…

I just walked into Mordor…

Jun 24, 2017

Someone once mentioned something about walking into Mordor, can’t really recall who that was… Bourne… Boris… Bor… Oh, was it Boromir? And in Mordor… Guess who I have found!

Community Events: June 23rd-29th

Community Events: June 23rd-29th

Jun 23, 2017

Community Calendar: We have several great special concerts to start this week.  This year’s Festival of the White Lady, always a much-anticipated day on the LOTRO calendar, will be taking place on July 8th.  The Weatherstock Concert Series, as well as Weatherstock itself, is also coming up in July.  Find out more about these events below! This listing of...

The Family Line Part 140 – To Ered Luin

The Family Line Part 140 – To Ered Luin

Jun 22, 2017

Part 140 – To Ered Luin Morning came, bright and early. It was four days since the revelry of the nighttime party. Business went back to normal in the cool dawn of Annuminas. The small number of wardens remained on Tinnudir to finish cleaning the party grounds, mugs, empty barrels of ale, food thrown on the ground were all removed from the island as a new dawn...

Poems of the Pine: March of the King

Poems of the Pine: March of the King

Jun 22, 2017

It is time to March towards Mordor. Book 7 – March of the King Our rest was brief When the battle was done As the hale must heal The hurts of the wounded. The captains took council On the course to take And chose to march And challenge our foe.   We sounded the trumpets As our troops set forth Into Gondor’s glorious Garden – Ithilien. There we...