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What’s behind Mordoor number 2 – Rating system update

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017

Stop hitting yourself! No worries i’ve my mits capped.  Only for tier 1 ratings though. Now it’s time for some serious talk, cause this change in the Mordor update is...

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LOTRO Players News Episode 207: A Well-Dressed Killing Machine

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017

This week we discussed the relative value of the Beorning and described how we use our skills. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN207.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download...

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Seeing LOTRO

What’s behind Mordoor number 2 – Rating system update

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017

Stop hitting yourself! No worries i’ve my mits capped.  Only for tier 1 ratings though. Now it’s time for some serious talk, cause this change in the Mordor update is...

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Beyond LOTRO

LOTRO Poems #18

Posted by on May 18, 2017

Hail Friends! Hope you are all doing well! The sun is shinning bright, spring has said goodbye but weather-man says the unexpected winds of winter are about to make a come back...

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Recent Posts

LOTRO Players News Episode 204: Carn Dûm Day Spa

LOTRO Players News Episode 204: Carn Dûm Day Spa

May 29, 2017

This week we talked about Chance Thomas and reflects. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN204.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (13.8MB) Game News Composer Chance Thomas Returns For Mordor   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week May 26th – June 1st Sturdy Steel Key x1: Use Coupon Code morlootbox 1/Account   25% off Legendary Slot...

Community Events: May 26th-June 1st

Community Events: May 26th-June 1st

May 26, 2017

Community Calendar: There will be two concerts on Sirannon Friday: Les Daft Pigs perform French songs and Les Troubadours du Crépuscule play their debut concert.  Start off your summer the right way on Saturday with a pool party on Belegaer featuring music from Frische Brise, Hopfenfees and Friends, the Michel Delving Bunny Watch, Mondbarden, Ohrwurm, Struck by...

Composer Chance Thomas Returns For Mordor

Composer Chance Thomas Returns For Mordor

May 25, 2017

Community Manager Cordovan was joined today on the Thursday live stream by none other than Chance Thomas himself. It was announced that he will indeed return to compose the music for Mordor. Thomas’ work featured in the game since launch up until the Riders of Rohan expansion in 2012. And fans have been very vocal about getting him back for Mordor. Thomas said...

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...

The Family Line Part 136 – Fallen Kin

The Family Line Part 136 – Fallen Kin

May 25, 2017

Part 136 – Fallen Kin A clash with the axe and staff sparked another strike of lightning. Kronog swung his axe one armed as his other arm was too weak from the blood pouring out from the sword wound. His wounds from the animals also made him weak. He was battling as hard as he could and swung wide from the lack of focus by the loss of blood from the many wouds...

Poems of the Pine: Ride of the Rohirrim

Poems of the Pine: Ride of the Rohirrim

May 23, 2017

We search for the Riders of Rohan. Book 5 – The Ride of the Rohirrim Hirgon the herald Lay hacked on the ground For orcs held the road The riders would take. We must warn Rohan That the route was blocked So we plunged into the wood Where the Woses beat their drums.   The Woses were wild But willing to help As the orcs were foes Of the foulest kind....

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              ...

LOTRO Players News Episode 203: Pineleaf Finds His Marbles

LOTRO Players News Episode 203: Pineleaf Finds His Marbles

May 22, 2017

This week we discuss skirmish soldiers and enjoy poetry. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN203.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (18.0MB) Game News LOTRO Beacon Note that there will be no Beacon next week as Cordovan will be on vacation.   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week May 19th-25th Rapid Crafting Boost (1 minute) x1 with the Coupon...

Community Events: May 19th-25th

Community Events: May 19th-25th

May 19, 2017

Community Calendar: Green Dragon Friday celebrates 9 years on Laurelin.  There will also be a two-day horse-racing event in the Shire on Belegaer featuring music from popular musicians like Die Bunten Voegel, Frischen Brise, Grünfinken, Fäust Durins, and Ziehenden Muskanten. This listing of featured events is only published on Fridays, but our Google...

LOTRO Academy: After School – Episode 16

LOTRO Academy: After School – Episode 16

May 18, 2017

LOTRO Academy: After School is our monthly live show where we talk about what each of us have been up to during the month and answer questions from the live chat. Thanks for listening. http://lotroacademy.com/cast/ep/as16.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (24.4MB) LOTRO Academy: After School is recorded live on the last Friday of the month and posted...

The Family Line Part 135 – The Void Opens

The Family Line Part 135 – The Void Opens

May 18, 2017

Part 135 – The Void Opens “You are beaten,” Azagod said to Theomin as she held the staff in her bat-like hand. She looked at the sky as the red flaming eyes of Morgoth came closer to the gate of the void and the smell of sulfur began wafting through the city. “Now begins the returning age of Morgoth and the beginning of Dagor Dagorath.” She held the staff up...

LOTRO Poems #18

LOTRO Poems #18

May 18, 2017

Hail Friends! Hope you are all doing well! The sun is shinning bright, spring has said goodbye but weather-man says the unexpected winds of winter are about to make a come back here in northern Italy. Casual Raiders had a slow week, with some players taking a break from gaming to tend to real life, we have decided to take this time to go back to the basis and...

Poems of the Pine: Minas Tirith

Poems of the Pine: Minas Tirith

May 17, 2017

We arrive in the White City to find that danger is creeping closer. Book 4 – Minas Tirith It was time to ride To the Tower of Guard: The massive city Of Minas Tirith. We found Faramir On the field as we rode But he was downed by a dart Of a deadly Nazgûl.   As the soldiers in the city For a siege prepared The steward studied A stone for news. He saw...

Antipodean Writer: Fingolfin’s Fall: The Last Duel

Antipodean Writer: Fingolfin’s Fall: The Last Duel

May 15, 2017

The Dark Lord stands: an ebon tower Looming tall in that evil hour. Without device, his massive targe Jet-black, blots out the sky, so large That buckler is. His mighty mace – Called Grond – is brought up to his face Then raised to crush the brazen foe Standing upon the plains below. Fingolfin stands. But suddenly He is not there. Fast-footed, he...

LOTRO Players News Episode 202: Oliphaunt Guard

LOTRO Players News Episode 202: Oliphaunt Guard

May 15, 2017

This week we discussed hobbit gifts and housing hooks. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN202.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (15.0MB) Game News Made of Lions posts the text for Articles and Implements LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week Terebinthe x1 with the Coupon Code HAPPYTREE   20 % OFF Stat Tomes Regeneration Food...

Community Events: May 12th-18th

Community Events: May 12th-18th

May 12, 2017

Community Calendar: Laurelin is getting ready to celebrate two major milestones.  Green Dragon Friday started nine years ago, and that’s an occasion worth two parties.  The warm up party is this Friday and includes competitions, a parade, riddles, and a lecture.  The Forest of OAKS will mark 3 years on Saturday with their anniversary concert, featuring 7...

How Would You Revamp PvMP?

How Would You Revamp PvMP?

May 11, 2017

How would you revamp PvMP? Join the discussion here.  Watch more Ask You...

The Family Line Part 134 – Old Enemies

The Family Line Part 134 – Old Enemies

May 11, 2017

Part 134 – Old Enemies Swooping down over Eleswith, a green colored creature much like the others falling upon the others descended upon her and grabbed her by the throat with her long, sharp talon baring foot. The creature crouched down and looked deep into her eyes with glee. “The world you know will fall. Already the staff, the key to Morgoth’s return, is...

LOTRO Players News Episode 201: Face Plant in a Pool of Acid

LOTRO Players News Episode 201: Face Plant in a Pool of Acid

May 8, 2017

This week we were regaled with poems and shared stories of our week in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN201.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (17.8MB) Game News LOTRO Beacon   Store SalesFree Sample Of The Week Black Dye  x1 with the Coupon Code PAINTEDBLACK   20 % OFF Vault Storage and Shared Storage Inventory Slots Currency Cap...

Community Events: May 5th-11th

Community Events: May 5th-11th

May 5, 2017

Community Calendar: Anniversary celebrations continue with Dawning Eclipse’s 10th anniversary on Crickhollow May 6th.  That’s also the date for the coronation of the May Queen and King on Laurelin.  All votes for the Queen and King must be mailed to Nannie prior to the ceremony.  Nost-na-Lothion, an elven festival of flowers, will be held on...