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Lord of the Rings Online's Weatherstock returns this weekend

Weatherstock, the annual player-run music festival in Lord of the Rings Online, will be returning for its sixth appearance this weekend. This year there will be two elements of the festival. The first is the Weatherstock Concert Series, which features longer sets leading up to the battle of the...

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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: Rating Eriador

Lately I've been playing world traveler with my level 43 Lore-master as he's bouncing all over Middle-earth in what used to be the high-level zones of the game: Trollshaws, Angmar, Forochel, Misty Mountains, and Eregion. Once again, I'm struck by just how cohesive this place feels -- it's not a...

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One Shots: Old friends in new lands

Good friends turn any good MMO into a great MMO. Of course, when you start out with a game like Lord of the Rings Online, which features deep lore and interesting visuals, adding friends is a combination that's hard to beat. That's why we weren't surprised to read what Tom M. had to say about his...

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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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Weatherstock '10 takes the stage in LotRO this Saturday

You know how your hippie relatives are forever bragging about how they went to Woodstock during the Summer of Free Love, and how your generation will never experience something that historical and muddy? Well, now you can get all up in their faces and say, "Yeah, but were you at Weatherstock in...

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The Road to Mordor: Forum diving

[Special note: Obviously, the news that LotRO is going free-to-play hit after this article was already written, so stay tuned as we dissect what it means for existing and potential new customers next week!] Lately, it feels like we're in a holding pattern for Lord of the Rings Online. The last...

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One Shots: A ways from Weathertop

While it is true that Lord of the Rings Online doesn't look quite as lush in DX9, it's still a good-looking game. More importantly, making the graphics more accessible means that more people get to experience the beauty of The Lord of the Rings Online; Middle-earth in MMO format! Today's One Shots...

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The hero's guide to the Lone-Lands of Lord of the Rings

Codemasters has released another entry in their "hero's guide" series of articles for The Lord of the Rings Online, this one centering on the Lone-Lands, home of Weathertop and many other dangerous locales. The Lone-Lands are marked by the ruins of ancient kingdoms, each once part of the human...

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One Shots: Weathertop at dusk

This location is loved by many Lord of the Rings Online players as being one of the many interesting settings of lore. Indeed, we've gotten several screenshots from readers of this location over the history of One Shots. That said, we haven't gotten an image showing it in the distance at dusk like...

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