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LOTRO Players News Episode 221: Great Pants

Posted by on 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...

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LOTRO Players News Episode 221: Great Pants

Posted by on 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...

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Seeing LOTRO

LOTRO Players News Episode 221: Great Pants

Posted by on 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...

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Beyond LOTRO

The Family Line

Posted by on 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...

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Mordor: Update 21.1

Mordor: Update 21.1

Aug 22, 2017

  This Monday LOTRO has had a curious update to the game. I think most of us were expecting a patch of some sort, a 21.0.3 or something like that. But we have had a full on dot update – 21.1 – you can read the release notes here. It’s not that there isn’t enough in the update, there is, update 20.1 has been a lot poorer in what has...

LOTRO Players News Episode 216: Sanswinda Desensitization Project

LOTRO Players News Episode 216: Sanswinda Desensitization Project

Aug 21, 2017

This week we discussed our recent adventures in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN216.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (10.2MB) Game News LOTRO Servers will be down on Monday from 8:00 to 12:00 for an update to the game. Mysteries of the Ghâshghurm is currently closed due to a bug preventing completion.   Store Sales 20% off Shared...

[CC] Mordor dailies and how to unlock

[CC] Mordor dailies and how to unlock

Aug 20, 2017

Mordor can be a confusing place and an evil place when you level, but it can become even more so when you reach 115. This is because the way you achieve new gear is divided across several paths you can take. The Mordor dailies form a good basis for those as you acquire resources for crafting, reputation items for your allegiances, silver tokens for bartering...

[CC] Allegiance, why, where, how and what for?

[CC] Allegiance, why, where, how and what for?

Aug 18, 2017

In this condensed guide I’ll take you on your journey through the time you first join your first allegiance and when you will finish it. The same questions always seem to pop up when it coming up in kin or world chat. For a full overview of each and every quest, step and breakdown i’ll refer you to the excellent beta post from Omg_peanuts over on...

The Family Line Part 148 – Theomin’s Promise

The Family Line Part 148 – Theomin’s Promise

Aug 17, 2017

Part 148 – Theomin’s Promise Three days the two traveled through the Westemnet to the Eastemnet. The days were warm and humid and the skies, at times, broke loose and released rain on the riders as they traveled back toward Theomin’s home. Mostly, the skies were drenched in clouds, large ones that reached great heights and those were the ones that...

Antipodean Writer: Azanulbizar

Antipodean Writer: Azanulbizar

Aug 15, 2017

Curse Azog – and the pit that spawned him! Curse his master Sauron as well! Murderer and thief of our dwarf homelands: yet we hued him down to hell! Ah my boy – sit and hear your elder. Though I’ve wounds – I don’t carry shame. For I fought in the wars ‘gainst the orcish swine – for dwarf honour and our name! I don’t say fighting is glorious – there’s a cost...

LOTRO Players News Episode 215: Maven the Master Mangler

LOTRO Players News Episode 215: Maven the Master Mangler

Aug 14, 2017

This week we discussed release notes for update 21.0.2 and our weeks in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN215.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (21.1MB) Game News Update 21.0.2 LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 20% off: Select Housing Decorations Select Housing Sets Housing Property Writs Select Cloaks   Free Sample Of The Week...

The Feanoriad

The Feanoriad

Aug 13, 2017

(A Homeric retelling of The Fall of the Noldor) Sing, O Nienna, of the wrath of Finwe’s son Feanor, the deadly wrath that brought upon the Noldor countless woes and sent many fair princes of the Eldalie down to the Halls of Mandos from that day when first far-seeing Manwe and mighty Feanor parted in strife. Which one of the Powers, then, set them to angry...

Fushaum Bal: A short guide to your quest deed

Fushaum Bal: A short guide to your quest deed

Aug 11, 2017

  This is one region I didn’t like one bit while testing it on Bullroarer and I don’t like it now when playing through the content on live. Maybe you won’t mind as much, but I like to have all my reputations maxed and this region doesn’t let you get away with it easily. What is the problem? The problem is that there are two factions...

Mordor: The deed mount

Mordor: The deed mount

Aug 10, 2017

  Since you’re probably used to my longer articles by now I didn’t want to post only a picture of the Meta deed mount and be done with it, so I waited a little bit for the first patch to go live. Must have something to complain about. 🙂 Before I start the complaining, let’s see this mount I speak of.   I was very surprised by the...

The Family Line Part 147 – Was Like a Dream

The Family Line Part 147 – Was Like a Dream

Aug 10, 2017

Part 147 – Was Like a Dream Through the canyons up and down hills the three walked as early morning turned to midmorning. Eva led Theomin and Eleswith through the safe paths that led out of Dunland and into the Gap of Rohan. Not a cloud occupied the sky but the dust through the canyons obscured the distant hills so that none of the three travelers could see...

What’s Left After Mordor? – LOTRO’s Potential Future

What’s Left After Mordor? – LOTRO’s Potential Future

Aug 8, 2017

I have been getting and seeing a lot of comments regarding LOTRO’s future recently.  Mainly things like “LOTRO is over because Sauron was destroyed.” I decided to make a video to address these concerns and explain what is potentially left after Mordor. Watch more of Andang’s videos...

LOTRO Players News Episode 214: If Angmar and Rohan Had a Baby

LOTRO Players News Episode 214: If Angmar and Rohan Had a Baby

Aug 7, 2017

This week we discuss our first steps into Mordor. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN214.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download () Game News Update 21 Release Notes LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 30 % OFF     Crafting Guild Access    Ingredient Packs   Crafting Accelerators Rapid Craft Crafting Tiers Recipe Books     Free Sample Of The Week NOW –...

Mordor: What they didn’t tell you about allegiance and more

Mordor: What they didn’t tell you about allegiance and more

Aug 6, 2017

So, what do you do when the update first comes out? If you ask me, usually it’s the Epic Book or the epic story. But since this update came with increase in legacy tiers I waited a little bit and finished my legendary items first. It is certainly a big help in an area like Mordor. After that… Epic story. But, where did the story go? Where is the...

The Family Line Part 146 – Once More to Avardin

The Family Line Part 146 – Once More to Avardin

Aug 3, 2017

Part 146 – Once More to Avardin The next day, the couple of travelers had a late start. Theomin hoped to see Sylderan one last time before they departed for Enedwaith. After waiting until midmorning, and the warm heat of the sun beat down on the travelers from above the nearby mountain range, the two decided to depart from Echad Dunann. Through the rest of the...

LOTRO Academy: 144 – Vol. 2 Review Pt. 1

LOTRO Academy: 144 – Vol. 2 Review Pt. 1

Aug 1, 2017

Branick, Teriadwyn, Pineleaf, Sanswinda, and move on to a spoiler-heavy discussion and in-depth look at the Epic Story of Volume 2 of The Lord of the Rings Online™. Thanks for listening. http://lotroacademy.com/cast/ep/144.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (31.8MB) Episodes of LOTRO Academy are recorded on Friday and posted when I can get to it. Leave a...

Adventures in Middle-earth: Eaves of Mirkwood and Loremaster’s Screen

Adventures in Middle-earth:  Eaves of Mirkwood and Loremaster’s Screen

Aug 1, 2017

  Cubicle 7 Entertainment will release Adventures in Middle-earth:  Eaves of Mirkwood and Loremaster’s Screen, a combination accessory and introductory adventure module.     Designed for both new and existing players, Eaves of Mirkwood includes a four-panel “Loremaster’s Screen” decorated with an image of the city of Lake-town on the outside and...

Mordor To Launch Wednesday

Mordor To Launch Wednesday

Jul 31, 2017

  We can finally walk into Mordor coming up this Wednesday.     Community Manager Cordovan posted over on the official forums We have some good news on Mordor; all’s good and we’re ready to go on Wednesday. The LOTRO game worlds will be unavailable from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Eastern (-4 GMT) on Wednesday, August 2nd, to release...

LOTRO Players News Episode 213: Twas the Night Before Mordor

LOTRO Players News Episode 213: Twas the Night Before Mordor

Jul 31, 2017

This week we discussed preparations for Mordor. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN213.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (21.3MB) Game News Bullroarer Round 6 MadeofLions Interview An Interview with Ted Nasmith On LOTRO.COM High Elf Development Interview LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week Now Through August 3rd Sturdy Steel Key...

Mordor Delayed *Breaking News*

Mordor Delayed *Breaking News*

Jul 30, 2017

  Executive Producer Severlin posted on the forums, about a delay with Mordor   Mordor Launch Date Shift We are as excited as many of you to get into Mordor, but we have some unfortunate news: we have to adjust the release date. While preparing over the weekend to release the expansion on Monday, we discovered an issue in the build that impacted the...