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The Road to Mordor: Five ways LotRO should be streamlined

You would think that growth and expansion is nothing but a good thing for MMOs -- after all, those are the hallmarks of the genre. But as these games get bigger, issues emerge as the developers add new zones, features, and systems. In short, maturing MMOs gravitate toward complexity, and this can...

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LotRO musicians prepare for Weatherstock 2011

With summer almost upon us, the fair free folk of Middle-earth are gearing up for the largest player-organized in-game event of the year: Weatherstock 2011! Lord of the Rings Online adventurers from around the world will flock to the summit of Weathertop in the Lone-lands on the Landroval server ...

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The Road to Mordor: Luck be a lady tonight

During this past week in the wild world of Lord of the Rings Online, we were treated to a snippet of exceptionally good news: The LotRO lotteries are back. Some of you might be indifferent to this news, some might be overjoyed, and some -- I'm guessing -- are totally puzzled about what this all ...

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The Hillmen of LotRO's Ost Crithlanc want to kill you: read about it

Angmar is the source of most of the evil of the Shadows of Angmar volume of The Lord of the Rings Online. It's home to the Witch-king of (you guessed it) Angmar, the right-hand man of the Dark Lord Sauron. So it probably won't be surpassed in pure evilness (at least not lore-wise) until Mordor is ...

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LotRO Lorebook updates players on ancient horrors

We've always enjoyed Turbine's regular The Lord of the Rings Online Lorebook updates. The Lorebook is essentially a wiki that contains both gameplay information and Middle-earth lore. Some of the entries are made by players, and some are official. They usually focus on a particular character or pla...

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LotRO's Lorebook updated with Champion class guide

One of the great online tools for Lord of the Rings Online players is LotRO's recently updated official wiki, The Lorebook. Being a wiki, player contributions were requested and lately the Lorebook has seen more than minor edits. Players who enjoy writing up extensive play guides on the forums are...

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LotRO's Gaunt-lords will scare the bejeesus out of you

Making it into the Lord of the Rings Online lorebook this week are the supremely evil Gaunt-lords. Beginning their lives -- err, their "undeath" -- as Gaunt-men, they moved throughout Middle-earth in service to Morgoth, raising wights as they went. It was only later on, when serving the Witch-king, ...

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The LotRO lorebook gains a real estate agent

Well, only peripherally. Badennas is an elf who helps players work on their first home in Eriador. She gives players quests when they feel it's time to put down roots and become valued members of the community. Why does she do it? According to the lorebook, "Badennas has delayed her departure from M...

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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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Lorebook tells tales of Ents gone bad

According to Turbine's most recently highlighted The Lord of the Rings Online Lorebook entry, even Ents can turn to the proverbial dark side. One might think that even if they did, it would take them such a long time to work out how to kill you that they wouldn't be much of a threat. Unfortunately, ...

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