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  • Exploring Middle-earth: The House of Elrond

    The official site for Lord of the Rings Online has been updated with another in the Exploring Middle-earth series.

    In the protected Valley of Rivendell, near the western slopes of the Misty Mountains stands the legendary House of Elrond, home to generations of noble Elves and a refuge for certain weary travelers in these dark days. Often called "The Last Homely House," this large and beautiful dwelling has been a tranquil yet well-protected and strongly-guarded refuge for as long as most memories can recall. Indeed, the Valley of Rivendell has been the home to Elrond and his people since well before the beginning of the Third Age, more than 3,000 years past.

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    Thu, Feb 08, 2007
    LadySirse
  • New Beta Player Journal

    The official site for Lord of the Rings Online has been updated with the weekly beta player journal. Keep reading to learn about memorable adventures within beta.

    I am writing this journal about when I first received my beta key for Lord of the Rings Online. After settling on playing as a member of the race of men, I was surprised to find out that I now had to choose a lineage for my character. This was a harder choice to make as each group had its very own look and feel for how the character would be portrayed in the world. There were the Dale-landers, with their roots stretching all the way back to the shadow of the Lonely Mountain, there were the men of Rohan, with their golden hair and stern mien.

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    Thu, Feb 08, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Allan Maki - Welcome to the Ettenmoors!

    The official site for Lord of the Rings Online has a new article posted in their Developer Corner. This one is a tour of Ettenmoors!

    Senior Content Designer Allan “Orion” Maki takes us on a tour of the Ettenmoors, home to LOTRO’s monster play activities!

    Don't miss out. Head overand check it out!

    News
    Wed, Feb 07, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Weekly Beta Journal

    The official site for Lord of the Rings Online has been updated with this week's beta player journal!

    Leaving Ost Guruth we traveled east, entering the Haragrim swamp and then turning north. From there, we fought our way through the corrupted forest of Agamaur. More difficult foes presented themselves as we approached the outer gates of Garth Agarwen, but we pressed onward, determined to complete our quests...

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    Wed, Jan 31, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Exploring Middle-earth: Agamaur

    The official site for Lord of the Rings Online has been updated with this week's addition of Exploring Middle-earth.

    North of the Great East Road, as it leads from the barrens of the Lone-lands to the Last Bridge, north also of the ruins of Ost Guruth, home of the scavenging Eglain, lies a vast marsh known as the Red Swamp. The swamp had not always been this way. Once, it had been a small lake beside a green meadow, but tales tell that a great bloody battle between the Hillmen of Rhudaur and the armies of Arthedain and Cardolan took place upon that site. The blood of the fallen tainted the water of the lake, corrupting it and the lands around it.

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    Tue, Jan 30, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Codemasters Announces European Launch Details for LOTRO

    The official site for Lord of the Rings Online has a press release that tells us the details for the European launch for the game.

    Codemasters Software Company Limited and Turbine, Inc. today announced that The Lord of the Rings OnlineTM: Shadows of AngmarTM, the highly anticipated massively multiplayer online game, is currently scheduled to launch on April 24, 2007 across Europe. The Lord of the Rings Online lets players experience the greatest epic fantasy adventure of all time and join with millions of fans from around the globe in the vast world of Middle-earth.

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    Fri, Jan 26, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Turbine and Midway Unveil Revolutionary Pre-Order Founder's Program for The Lord of the Rings Online

    In a press release issued today we learn about the pre-order program for the upcoming Lord of the Rings Online. April 24, 2007 is the official launch date.

    This exciting Founder's Program rewards all players who pre-order The Lord of the Rings Online with special $9.99 monthly subscription pricing, early access to the game (beta version), character roll-over and unique in-game bonus items. Players can become a Founder by pre-ordering the title at www.lotro.com/preorder or at retail stores nationwide beginning February 1, 2007. This limited-time offer is exclusively available to pre-order customers.

    Get clicking to learn more in the full press release.

    News
    Thu, Jan 25, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Exploring Middle-earth: Midgewater Pass

    The official site for Lord of the Rings Online has been updated this morning with another in the Exploring Middle-earth series. Keep reading to learn about Midgewater Pass...

    While the easiest passage from Bree-land into the Lone-lands and Trollshaws is to follow the Great East Road below the Midgewater Marshes, it is not the only way through the hills. There are some paths known to few save the Rangers of the North, and one of these passes through the Marshes themselves.

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    Thu, Jan 25, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Crafting Beta Journal

    The official site for Lord of the Rings Online has their weekly beta player journal posted today. This week's journal looks at crafting...

    At game's beginning I said to myself, "I'm going to just run quests and kill some baddies...level up as fast I can; forget about crafting".

    Well, as luck would have it, an early quest led me to a crafting center. While at the crafting center, I couldn't help but be amazed by the number of people in the area doing crafting at the time and how neat it looked to see so many people pounding away at things with hammers, sewing things and cooking. So, having been sucked into the crafting center at that moment, I decided to talk to the master of apprentices to check out the different professions available. The Explorer profession caught my attention.

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    News
    Wed, Jan 24, 2007
    LadySirse
  • New York Times Talks Lord of the Rings!

    The http://lotro.turbine.com" target=blank>official site for Lord of the Rings Online has a note this morning that there is an article in the New York Times today that talks about the upcoming game.

    The New York Times has published a very interesting article about LOTRO this morning! Make sure to grab your copy of the Times, or get the online version here.

    News
    Wed, Jan 24, 2007
    LadySirse
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