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Lord of the Rings Online + Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited + Sword of the New World Previews

  • Piercing the Shadows of Angmar

    IGN has posted a look at the Minstrel in the upcoming Lord of the Rings Online.

    We say Minstrels are strange mostly because their most common form of attack, ballads, involves the character strumming a tune on their instrument. The effects of the ballads widely vary, but usually involve three things. First, strumming a ballad bestows a short-duration buff to either solely the Minstrel or the rest of the Fellowship (group).

    Keep reading to learn more.

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Mar 01, 2007
    LadySirse
  • A Hands On Look At Middle-earth

    Gamespy offers a hands on look at The Lord of the Rings Online.

    Tolkien's Middle-earth presents a stark contrast between good and evil without much moral ambiguity. The Free Peoples (Men, Elves, Dwarves and Hobbits) are intrinsically good, though all (save Elves) may be corrupted by darkness. Sauron's minions such as the Orcs, Goblins, Spiders and Worgs are intrinsically bad.

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    Features, Previews
    Thu, Mar 01, 2007
    LadySirse
  • A Look at Lord of the Rings Public Stress Test

    Gameworld Network has posted a preview of The Lord of the Rings Online based on what they were able to learn in the recent public stress test.

    Before being whisked out of the noob area and into contact with other players, I was treated to an in-game cinematic moment. That means I could still move around -- but not fight -- while NPCs did things to carry the story along. For example, while playing a Dwarf I witnessed a troll attack Gimli, and was then tasked with going to his aid.

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    Features, Previews
    Wed, Feb 28, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Lord of the Rings at GamersInfo

    GamersInfo.net updated their site with their second preview of Lord of the Rings Online which is due to hit stores in April of this year.

    Turbine is also introducing “traits”, abilities that are earned by accomplishing certain tasks in game. Your character is limited to the number of traits available, giving each player the opportunity to make their character unique in more than just appearance.

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    Features, Previews
    Tue, Feb 27, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Google maps and Gandalf? Developers put the "fun" in functionality for fans

    Games Radar has taken a look at the upcoming Lord of the Rings Online. This preview includes several new screenshots as well.

    MMO enthusiasts will appreciate the way LOTR Online plans to iron out some serious kinks that plague the genre. Whether its setting up a voice chat server for your guild, posting a comment on a forum about a difficult quest, or creating a website for your character, MMO players have gone through great lengths to develop and participate in the strong online communities that grow around their game of choice – and its refreshing to see how developer, Turbine is taking a proactive approach to cultivating these communities.

    More is just a click away.

    Features, Previews
    Mon, Feb 26, 2007
    LadySirse
  • A Look at Middle-earth

    GamersInfo takes a look at Lord of the Rings Online and shares their thoughts...

    In Lord of the Rings: Shadows of Angmar, Turbine’s new MMORPG due out in April, you play a part in defending Middle-Earth from the forces of Sauron. Over the course of your journey, you will meet and interact with famous Tolkien characters, including members of the Fellowship and Sauron’s minions like the Nazgul. Or you could just become a farmer.

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    Features, Previews
    Fri, Feb 23, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Early Impressions

    Kotaku.com has posted their impressions of Lord of the Rings Online. Keep reading to learn more.

    The gameplay will be familiar to any who have played an MMO. You have skills you acquire as you level up. You collect things and sell them for better weapons. And there are always plenty of missions to grab, from deliver this package here, to sort out this big mystery that is linked to the grander Lord of the Rings theme of the game.

    More is a click away.

    Features, Previews
    Tue, Feb 20, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Lord of the Rings Online Beta Impressions

    IGN.com updated their site recently with a preview of Lord of the Rings Online. Keep reading to find their beta impressions.

    The explanation is quite simple. LOTR lore is infinitely more accessible to people who haven't read the biographies of the founders at Blizzard. There's no doubt that Blizzard's Warcraft series has built up an epic, detailed and loveable back-story - but it's only known by players of former Warcraft games.

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    Features, Previews
    Tue, Feb 20, 2007
    LadySirse
  • This Game is Baroque...with Style.

    With nary a Bach reference, 1up.com has posted a scintilating look at the Baroque-stylized MMO, Sword of the New World: Grenada Espada (previously known as simply Grenada Espada). While that may sound strange at first, with graphics akin to Lineage II and a uniquely compelling multi-character system, it's worth your time to check out the preview. Here's a snippet:

    But art direction aside, one of the unique features of Sword of the New World is the Multi-Character Control system. Players will be able to create an entire family of characters to play with. Each family can have up to four members, and the members will carry the family surname. Best of all, you can take up to three family members out in a party at the same time. For people who can't decide on any one class to focus on, now you can level up three at once.

    Time to get your Baroque on. Read it!

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Feb 16, 2007
    Cody Bye
  • First Look

    MMORPG.com posted their first look at Lord of the Rings Online this weekend.

    My Hobbit Minstrel really became my main character as I traveled through the lands of Middle Earth playing songs to heal the Morale of my fellow party members as well as fighting and doing damage through my shouts. What is Morale, you ask? It is your health bar, plain and simple. In a fight, if you do poorly, you lose Morale (a good take on Tolkien’s theme). A Minstrel has the ability to boost Morale, thus healing players.

    More is just a click away.

    Features, Previews
    Mon, Feb 12, 2007
    LadySirse
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