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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...

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Recent Posts

Antipodean Writer: Set Sail for Eldamar

Antipodean Writer: Set Sail for Eldamar

Oct 15, 2017

Parting was hard and bitter-sweet. Then sailing cross the foam Far oversea into the west: for Elrond sailed alone. His salty tears with ocean mixed en route to Eldamar. So Elrond, where your children three? Tell on – say where they are. Elrohir and Elladan – twin sons. Both marched to fight the war: To Aragorn both boys are sworn: for King they’re fighting for...

Downtime Notice: Sunday, October 15th 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM Eastern (-4 GMT)

Downtime Notice: Sunday, October 15th 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM Eastern (-4 GMT)

Oct 14, 2017

    Community Manager Cordovan posted on the forums about some upcoming downtime The LOTRO game worlds will be unavailable from 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM Eastern (-4 GMT) on Sunday, October 15th for a hotfix. Thank you for your patience, and we will see you in the game soon. And the notes on what’s being fixed are as follows: This update...

50 Mithril Coins For Everyone!

50 Mithril Coins For Everyone!

Oct 13, 2017

  So Standing Stone Games is pulling and Oprah on all of us     Use the following code to receive 50 Mithril Coins from the LOTRO Store: MORDORMITHRIL Now through October 22nd, 1/Account. I would suggest that you LOG IN to a character first, and DO NOT do this from the character select screen, just to save some headache, in case your delivery...

Mordor 21.2.1.b?

Mordor 21.2.1.b?

Oct 13, 2017

  It has been a busy few days in SSG and here on our website. The instance update has taken care of this. First, we reacted to Cordovans first announcement to the mistake that has happened. Then, with a great community effort, we announced the different solution that SSG has come up with. And ultimately, we announced the update they released today. Sadly,...

Downtime Notice – Friday Friday, October 13th 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern (-4 GMT)

Downtime Notice – Friday Friday, October 13th 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern (-4 GMT)

Oct 12, 2017

    Community Manager Cordovan posted on the forums about some upcoming downtime   The LOTRO game worlds will be brought down on Friday, October 13th from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern (-4 GMT) to release Update 21.2.1.   As you can see he also, kindly posted the release notes as well News and Notes: Crafting Housing decoration crafting...

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...