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[CC] 99 instances – An epic big battle

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018

How do you write a story when you know you will be mostly defeated? Such is the meeting that happened at Turbine when they came to the moment of the Attack on Helms Deep. The...

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LOTRO Players News Episode 236: Reclaim Moria… After Lunch!

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018

This week we discussed the LOTRO Beacon and entering Moria. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN236.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (12.2MB) Game News LOTRO Beacon  ...

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Seeing LOTRO

[CC] 99 instances – An epic big battle

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018

How do you write a story when you know you will be mostly defeated? Such is the meeting that happened at Turbine when they came to the moment of the Attack on Helms Deep. The...

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Beyond LOTRO

The Wilds of Rhovanion Coming In A New Deluxe Expansion for The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017

    As the shadow of Mordor extends its reach, ever more people are torn from their homes and left without safety or refuge. When you are met with one such band of wanderers, you...

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Recent Posts

LOTRO Players News Episode 230: Pineleaf’s Bedtime

LOTRO Players News Episode 230: Pineleaf’s Bedtime

Nov 27, 2017

This week we discussed the producer’s letter and Pineleaf’s bedtime. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN230.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (14.4MB) Game News Executive Producer’s Letter LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales The Weekly Coupon gets you a free Enhanced XP Supply x1 with the Coupon Code XPFORME, now through November 30th!   Sale to...

The 25 Days of XPACS

The 25 Days of XPACS

Nov 25, 2017

This week, LOTRO Players received an email from Bludborn about a community event he is hosting through the month of December on his Twitch channel: What: The 25 Days of XPACS Where: http://twitch.tv/bludborn When: Monday-Thursday and Saturdays in December Streams start at 10p EST I have been playing The Lord of the Rings Online for 10 years and streaming on...

Sale to the west – expansion sails

Sale to the west – expansion sails

Nov 23, 2017

Black friday isn’t saurons version of where the orcs can leave their ties at home before going to work. It’s the time a lot of shops go on a sales bonanza. Including digital sales. Standing stone games isn’t that different. So without further ado. Lotromarket – 85% off – $ sales  Mines of Moria™ – Digital Download...

Executive Producer’s Letter for November 2017

Executive Producer’s Letter for November 2017

Nov 22, 2017

  Executive Producer Severlin posted the latest producer’s letter looking forward to what’s ahead for next year. The full text of the letter is at the LOTRO forums. Much of the letter discusses what is coming in Update 22: The continuation of the Black Book of Mordor. Lands featured in The Hobbit: Northern Mirkwood, Laketown, Dale, and Erebor. A new...

LOTRO Players News Episode 229: The Floor is Lava

LOTRO Players News Episode 229: The Floor is Lava

Nov 20, 2017

This week we discussed the newest build on Bullroarer and Tolkien news beyond LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN229.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (18.1MB) Game News Bullroarer Build 4 LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales   20% Off Shared Wardrobe Cosmetic Outfit Slots The Mounted Combat Trait spec, Cosmetic Slots Select Cosmetics   Free Sample of...

Antipodean Writer: Arwen’s Lament

Antipodean Writer: Arwen’s Lament

Nov 15, 2017

Now my lord is dead! Gone to join the dead! In the House of the Kings he lies In the Silent Street he lies still as stone, on the bier where he last closed his eyes. ‘Tis a bitter gift doomed to mortal men: I must bear it. How much I’ve lost! It’s too heavy for us immortal-born to bear: so never did I count the cost! I have laid me down on Cerin Amroth – where...

Lord Of The Rings TV Show Officially Coming To Amazon Prime

Lord Of The Rings TV Show Officially Coming To Amazon Prime

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 small screen series based on J.R.R. Tolkien‘s The Lord of the Rings. The new program will set its story before the events of The Fellowship of the Ring, taking viewers on Middle-earth adventures not yet...

LOTRO Players News Episode 228: Dragging Their Kites

LOTRO Players News Episode 228: Dragging Their Kites

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 Beacon Bullroarer Build 3   Store Sales 30% off: Quest Packs 100% XP Boosts Mithril Coins Max Morale and Power Scrolls   Free Sample Of The Week Universal Solvent x1 with the Coupon...

[CC] How big is Bingo Boffin?

[CC] How big is Bingo Boffin?

Nov 12, 2017

*insert hobbit height jokes Now that this has passed. How big is Bingo? At 10:30 on a sunday i set out to find that answer. Can you finish the 52 week journey of Bingo Boffin in about a days time? Setup, a 105 captain with lousy gear. Plenty of stablemasters before central Gondor. He just fell in love with the crafting station on the belfalas kin island and...

LOTRO Players News Episode 227: I Got a Rock!

LOTRO Players News Episode 227: I Got a Rock!

Nov 6, 2017

This week we discussed Update 21.2.3, the new soundtrack, and Teri getting a rock. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN227.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (18.4MB) Game News Update 21.2.3 Mordor Soundtrack Available Now LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 25% off: Select Warsteeds Riding Skills Select Mounts Movement Speed Buffs   Free Sample Of The Week...

Amazon Has It’s “Eye” Set On Lord of the Rings TV Show

Amazon Has It’s “Eye” Set On Lord of the Rings TV Show

Nov 4, 2017

  One TV show to rule them all?     Amazon is in talks with Warner Bros. Television to develop a new TV series based on The Lord of the Rings. The estate of J.R.R. Tolkien is also involved, after settling the lawsuit with Warner Bros. over a rights dispute, they two seem to be playing nice again. Variety broke the news/rumor that Amazon is in talks with Warner...

Mordor Soundtrack Available Now

Mordor Soundtrack Available Now

Nov 2, 2017

  You might recall that we told you that, the Mordor soundtrack was coming, and the time is neigh, you can download it enjoy the dark and brooding music anytime you wish, not just when you’re battling the forces of the dark lord.     You can watch a great interview with Chance Thomas and two of the musicians that play  on the soundtrack below, this was...

The Norbog news #2 – The Wold Wildlife Funds and extended festival items

The Norbog news #2 – The Wold Wildlife Funds and extended festival items

Nov 2, 2017

Norbog news, semi-investigative journalism. We dig deep so you don’t have to. Elfs stepping down as the Middle-earth preservers As chairman of the Eriador department of the Middle-Earth animal live preservation, Elrond announced that the Elves would be stepping down from their role as the main contributors to the organisation. “The elves have done...

LOTRO Players News Episode 226: Getting Lost Can Be Deadly

LOTRO Players News Episode 226: Getting Lost Can Be Deadly

Oct 30, 2017

This week we discussed the new build on Bullroarer and our week in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN226.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (25.6MB) Game News Isengard and Treebeard Dev Diary Mordor Soundtrack Releasing November 1st LOTRO Beacon Bullroarer 21.3 Build 1   Store Sales 30% off: Legendary Level Cap Increases Legendary Stat...

[CC] 99 instance – Fornost

[CC] 99 instance – Fornost

Oct 28, 2017

Leaving Radagast and his critters to fend for their own (they can take care of their own). We’re following the epic book towards the North downs. This will take us on the doorsteps of Fornost. It’s big, scary filled with evil. The rest will go towards Esteldin, but we’re heading into the instance. The instance area itself is an ancient...

Mordor Soundtrack Releasing November 1st

Mordor Soundtrack Releasing November 1st

Oct 27, 2017

  HUGEsound Records will release LOTRO Mordor original video game soundtrack through all major digital music outlets worldwide on November 1, 2017. The soundtrack album features the game’s new original score, composed and produced by Chance Thomas, an avid lifelong fan of The Lord of the Rings. Each music track can be previewed for free at the HUGEsound Records...

LOTRO Players News Episode 225: Totally Not Suspicious

LOTRO Players News Episode 225: Totally Not Suspicious

Oct 23, 2017

This week we continued our review of the Mordor expansion by reviewing Lhingris, and we had Camuril back as a guest. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN225.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (30.0MB) Game News LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales LOTRO Bonus Days bring you a VIP Event Boost! Now through October 23rd!   20% off: Virtues and Virtue Bundles...

[CC] 99 instances – Agamaur

[CC] 99 instances – Agamaur

Oct 20, 2017

We’re continuing our tour of free instances while we enter the Lone lands. Towards the north-east you’ll find Garth agarwen or agamaur as some know it. It has been an oddball in lotros instances ever since it inception. It has always been popular with the leveling characters, never had much of revamp and always been separate instance for the two 3...

Court of Seregost silent movie t2c

Court of Seregost silent movie t2c

Oct 16, 2017

LOTRO Players News Episode 224 – A Spider for Sans

LOTRO Players News Episode 224 – A Spider for Sans

Oct 16, 2017

This week we discussed cosmetic pets and Update 21.2. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN224.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (15.0MB) Game News Downtime Sunday LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 25% off: Vault Storage and Shared Storage Inventory Slots Currency Cap   Free Sample Of The Week – Fall Injury Immunity x5 with the Coupon Code MINDTHEGAP...