Get pumped for LOTRO: Mordor with wallpaper art and a soundtrack interview

    
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While Lord of the Rings Online players are chewing over the Mordor pre-order packages, there are a few free ways that fans can get pumped up about the expansion. For starters, Composer Chance Thomas appeared on an episode of NPR’s Music Respawn to talk about his return to the game to score Mordor. He stresses that his contributions aren’t just an imitations of the soundtracks from Peter Jackson’s films.

“People assume all the time that I take the movie themes and re-work them,” Thomas said. “I went to the source! I took from the source material the feelings, the ideas, the colors, the themes, and the harmonies that are a reflection of that world.”

If music isn’t your bag, what about gorgeous concept art? This year, the studio has commissioned renowned Tolkien artist Ted Nasmith to create three pieces for Update 16, 20, and 21. The Mordor wallpaper in particular is drop-dead awesome, and you can download all of them to your computer for use. You can check them all out below.

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Melissa McDonald

I personally feel the closeness of music and art and architecture (especially Elven) makes for a good synergy with the movies. Trolls are also quite a bit the same in the movies and the game.
The main theme may not be a “ripoff” but it certainly is an, um, “variation on a theme by” (in the classical way) of Howard Shore’s theme.

Ba dum dum dum, dada dum dada dum vs
Ba dum da dum da dum, dada dum dada dum

etc. etc.

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Jack Pipsam

Ah a commission, that makes sense now. Pretty awesome though.

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Denice J. Cook

I won’t bother getting pumped until the nebulous “sometime this winter” comes around, at which point I can supposedly use some of my zillion Turbine Points to buy the expansion and the elves. ;)

Until then, ESO: Morrowind, EQ2, Tera and BDO have my attention.

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agemyth ?

Here’s the highest resolution version of that Mordor art I could find since the imgur sourced image is barely big enough for a 13″ laptop screen these days.

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CthulhuDawg

I was pumped until I saw that you have to buy the $80 version of Mordor in order to unlock High Elves. I’m officially uninterested now.

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Paragon Lost

Nice pictures. Now, where was that poster (bobfish)who kept telling me I was wrong that Zaentz had anything to do with LotRO anymore… Note the artwork info bobfish.

With the Lord of the Rings lawsuit settled, LOTRO moves on with sunflowers and Weatherstock IX

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Melissa McDonald

pretty small pix… any high-res ones?