Posts Tagged ‘The Lord of the Rings Online’

MMoh: Asheron’s Call closing, D&D Online & Lord of the Rings Online leave Turbine

Oh! One newsbit we missed over Horacemas is the changes afoot at Turbine. The MMORPG specialists announced that they’re closing down Asheron’s Call, after seventeen years, and its sequel. Meanwhile, the teams behind Dungeons & Dragons Online and The Lord of the Rings Online have started their own new studio, Standing Stone Games, and taken the games with them. That leaves the remains of Turbine making… a Batman mobile game? Standing Stone plan to continue working on DDO and LotRO as before, though they’ve now teamed up with Daybreak Games Company (the former Sony Online Entertainment lot) to publish ’em. Read the rest of this entry »

Sounding The Horn: LOTRO Rides To Helm’s Deep


We all know how the story of Rohan plays out, and in November The Lord Of The Rings Online will allow you to play out that story. The Helm’s Deep expansion is a great big piece of work for the MMO, including the famous siege itself, and a raise of the level cap to 95. It’s not unpricey, though, with the basic edition ringing in at a hefty £29.99.

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Wizard: LOTRO Rise Of Isengard Shots & Info

Coo, that's rather pretty.

Lord of the Rings Online: Rise of Isengard is out at the end of this month – the 27th to be dangerously precise – and that means anyone who was on the beta can talk about it. Except I wasn’t, as I have this full time job. However, it does mean a bunch of new details have been revealed, along with some new screenshots revealing new gear and weapons. As ever we bring you the most helpful coverage, below.

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Nice Dwarf, But Is It Art?

This is how Frodo should've travelled.

Crikey. This man is travelling 2000 miles in a box at the beginning of next month and the only thing he says he will do while inside is play Lord of the Rings Online. Jordan Wayne Long is a performance and video artist who, from July 7, plans to travel from a town called Bald Knob (hehe) in Arkansas to Portland, Oregon in a specially designed crate. That’s across seven states. In a box. Playing LOTRO.

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LoTRO’s Third Expansion Detailed, Trailered

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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 impressed by the deviousness of games developers. Check this out: As an extra bonus if you buy Rise of Isengard now, you’re immediately granted access to in-game benefits ranging from a 25% XP boost to new mounts. Genius. I’m also not sure I’ve ever seen Base, Heroic and Legendary editions of an expansion pack before. A trailer as well as a full list of both Rise of Isengard’s features and the pre-order benefits awaits after the jump.
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Lord Of The Rings Euro On The Move

I'm three years old.

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 to need to migrate your account across to the new owners. All the servers will remain, so there’s no cause for disruption. But you will need to make the account move, which will of course be free. There’s an FAQ for those who have further questions about the whole business. LOTRO is of course now free to play, which makes the need to re-enter your billing details the sort of thing that makes my brain hurt.

Here’s Free Stuff For LOTRO EU Newbies

I bet that monster has free stuff in him, too. They always do.
Codemasters have provided us with a fancy newbie code for Lord Of The Rings Online (EUROPE EDITION!) One code can be claimed per person, and can be used when creating a new account. It gives you free stuff! This is the free stuff: War Cloak of Isildur (a cloak) – Provides 34 Armour & +120 non-combat morale regeneration, The Guiding Star (a pocket Item) – Increases +1% Critical Hit Mod, Ring of Agility (Jewellery) Provides +3 Agility to the player’s character, Waybread of Imladris (Food) Restores power, heals damage, and increases Morale & Power regeneration. (Stack of 10), Bree-horse (Mount) – Provides faster travel around Middle-earth, can be used at lower player levels.

A free mount sounds good to me. (Arf.) Go! Sign up!