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Blogging into Mordor: Finding the perfect name for your Monster Character

While playing one of the Free Peoples (elves, dwarves, hobbits, and men) is usually what comes to mind when one wants to role-play in The Lord of the Rings Online, there is another part of the game that is sometimes overlooked - Monster Play. Once you reach level 10 on a server you are able to play...

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Blogging into Mordor: Finding the perfect name for your "special" character

So far I have explained the common naming conventions for the Race of Men, the Hobbits, the Elves, the Dwarves, and Monster Characters. But what if you are planning to role-play a character in the Lord of the Rings Online that doesn't fit within the boundaries of creation set by Turbine? For instan...

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Blogging into Mordor: Finding the perfect name for your Dwarf

Have you decided to roll a burly dwarf in the Lord of the Rings Online and need a name to match? Not keen on making yet another "Thorinn", "Duurin" or "Gihmli"? Have you already chosen one of these unfortunate names and are looking for a change? This guide will walk you through choosing the perfect ...

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Blogging into Mordor: Finding the perfect name for your Elf

Looking to create an elf in the Lord of the Rings Online but not sure what to name it? Want to avoid naming it "Legolazs" or "Elronde"? Have you unfortunately already used one of these names but are looking to change it? You're in luck! This article will show you how to find a decent, lore-appropri...

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Blogging into Mordor: Finding the perfect name for your Man (or Woman)

Having the most available classes and arguably the best racial abilities in The Lord of the Rings Online, the Race of Man is also the most popular. So it can be hard to find a decent name for your human. Everyone wants to be a hero, for their character to be great and achieve fame and glory. But ca...

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Blogging into Mordor: Finding the perfect name for your Hobbit.

Looking for a name for your little halfling? Unwilling to settle for "Frodow" "Samwizze" or "Bihlbo"? Have you already named your character one of these but are looking to change it to something decent and lore-abiding? This guide will help you to find the perfect name for your hobbit and avoid the...

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The Lord of the Rings Online: The epic quest line told in pictures

It's been one full year since Turbine released The Lord of the Rings Online to the public. The game has seen four large content updates since April 24, 2007 which have increased the amount in land available in the game by over 50% and added everything from new raid instances to the ability to play...

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The Lord of the Rings Online's one-year anniversary: A look back

In releasing Book 13 on its one-year anniversary, the Lord of the Rings Online finishes off its first year with five large content updates, known as Books. In addition to new epic storylines, the lore progressed significantly this past year as new Books were added. Let's take a look at all the chang...

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LotRO, A Look Back: Book 9

Less than two months after launch, the first content patch added Book 9: The Shores of Evendim on June 14, 2007. Not only did it include a continuation of the epic storyline, but it also released a new zone -- the aforementioned Evendim. This is the land of the Dúnedain that Elendil and his...

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LotRO, A Look Back: Books 10 & 11

On August 21, 2007, Book 10: The City of Kings was released and opened up the city of Annúminas was for players to experience. Unfortunately, the city had been invaded by the forces of Angmar, and players had to fight to keep certain points of the city friendly to them. If they failed, the ...

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