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LotRO heaps love on its music system with Update 15

This news should be sweet music to many Lord of the Rings Online players: Turbine is making improvments to the music system come Update 15. "This system has such a net positive effect on the game, and more importantly on community, [that] it was long overdue for some developer love," the team...

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MMO Blender: Bree's big-budget sandbox

Writing MMO Blender feels like getting three wishes from a magical lamp and having to think very, very carefully about what you ask for. You have to word it just right and ponder the consequences of each wish on the others because you just know that Genie's going to screw with you. If I were...

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Why I Play: Lord of the Rings Online

It's confession time, folks. I change MMOs like most people change socks, so while many of my colleagues write about their long-term MMO love and possibly a backup game or two in this column, I'm more inclined to write about four different titles in as many weeks. In fact, by the time you finish...

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The Game Archaeologist answers Asheron's Call 2: The highlights

MMO sequels are funny animals. Sequels (along with prequels and "reimaginings") are ingrained into the entertainment industry so deep that it makes sense that MMO studios would follow suit. And yet these types of games -- with their ever-growing nature and heavy involvement with loyal playerbases...

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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: Community check-up

It's a quiet week around these here parts, what with the Thanksgiving holiday in NA and the lull before the November Update hits on the 29th. As such, I thought it'd be a great time to catch up on the current state of the community, especially as we've seen so many new bloggers and sites and...

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The Road to Mordor: Old school hobbits

(Screenshot courtesy of Lord of the Rhymes) Over the past couple weeks Lord of the Rings Online players' eyes have turned to the future, and this column with it. After all, with the beta for LotRO F2P edition in full swing and the recent news from E3 about this fall's offerings, it's kind of...

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The music of LotRO: Community perspective

Lord of the Rings Online has a unique and popular roleplaying addition to the game with its music system. This is a feature that allows your character to equip various instruments and either play them real-time according to certain keys on your keyboard, or load up what's known as an ABC file to...

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Comprehensive music guide helps you rock out in LotRO

You may have been playing a bunch of Guitar Hero III or Rock Band recently, and be a little upset that when playing other games no one realizes what a rock god you are. Well, for players of Lord of the Rings Online, this excellent music guide will get you on your way to importing your musical...

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