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Posts tagged “LOTRO”

LoTRO’s Third Expansion Detailed, Trailered

MMORPG Lord of the Rings Online may have gone free to play, but that doesn't mean Turbine have to stop making pay-for expansion packs. The third, Rise of Isengard, now has a date- September 27th. It'll bring with it three new areas (Isengard, Dunlan and the Gap of Rohan), a level cap increase up to 75, a new 24 player raid and more. I'm continually…

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Lord Of The Rings Euro On The Move

Lord Of The Rings Online is to be entirely taken over by Turbine, Eurogamer reports. Until now the European servers have been in the hands of Codemasters, who seem to cling on to existence via their Codies Online Gaming hosting MMOs. But from the 1st June, the developers will be operating all their servers worldwide. Why tell you? Because if you're a player you're going…

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Mirkwood Ready To Be Sieged

Lord of the Rings Online expansion The Siege of Mirkwood is now online. Are you already there? Or planning to return? I must confess to having had no real experience of LOTRO, beyond a disastrous pre-release event where I was abandoned in some weird place with nothing to do for 45 minutes before quitting in confusion. I'm assured this isn't how the game works, but…

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LOTRO: The Shpiel Of Mirkwood

A little while back, I attempted an interview with Turbine's producer Jefferey Steefel about their reliably successful MMO Lord Of The Rings Online. It was intended for a preview of the upcoming expansion Siege Of Mirkwood, and for another publication. I wasn't, ah, entirely illuminated by the answers I got, so I sent some follow-up questions intended to further solicit his thoughts on the extent…

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And My Axe!

Another of those vaguely meh 'if I blog about it, the time I spent playing it wasn't wasted' webgames. Swig and Toss is a free promotional doohickey for the upcoming Lord of the Rings Online expansion, The Mines of Moria. It's about dwarves (dwarfs? I can never remember which is Tolkien-approved), axe-throwing and booze.

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Interview: Turbine on Lord of the Rings Online

Apropos of nowt, thought I'd lob up this spare interview with Turbine's Executive Producer Jeffrey Steefel about Lord of the Rings Online, conducted late last year. 'T'ain't nothing fancy, and is only a partial transcript (can't find the original recording, annoyingly), originally intended for an 'Introduction to LOTRO' kinda feature in a publication that didn't eventually happen. Games journalism is a fool's errand, kids. Nonetheless,…

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On LOTRO, and the free trial thereof

Lord of the Rings Online is a queer fish, critically speaking. Most reviewers with half a brain about them were entirely concious of just how unashamed a World of Warcraft clone it was (those without just shouted “it's got Gandalf in it!"), presenting something of a dilemma. Do we kick it for not trying very hard at all, or do we celebrate it for, as…

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