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LOTRO Legendarium is a Lord of the Rings Online column by Justin Olivetti. [Follow this column’s RSS feed]

LOTRO Legendarium: Lord of the Rings Online’s Hytbold experiment

The landscape of any long-running MMORPG is bound to be littered with various developer experiments that were tried and later abandoned. Lord of...

LOTRO Legendarium: Five ideas for special servers in Lord of the Rings Online

At PAX East recently, Standing Stone Games teased some details of Lord of the Rings Online's future. I'm going to hold off...

LOTRO Legendarium: Revisiting Riders of Rohan in Lord of the Rings Online

It's finally time: We're heading back to Rohan. On Lord of the Rings Online's progression servers, at least -- the live servers...

LOTRO Legendarium: Rating the best active racials in Lord of the Rings Online

Picking a race to play in Lord of the Rings Online isn't as consequence-free as you might encounter in other MMORPGs. For starters,...

LOTRO Legendarium: How did Lord of the Rings Online do in 2019?

When we gave Lord of the Rings Online the award this year for the Most Underrated MMORPG on the market, it came...

LOTRO Legendarium: Second breakfasts and the importance of food

Here's an esoteric tidbit for you today: Way back in 2010 when I took over the Lord of the Rings Online column at...

LOTRO Legendarium: First impressions of Minas Morgul

To kick off this early look at Lord of the Rings Online: Minas Morgul, I want to start by taking a step...

LOTRO Legendarium: Taking the Stout-Axe Dwarf on a journey

While the (hopeful) launch of Minas Morgul is still over a week away, players who have pre-ordered the newest Lord of the...

LOTRO Legendarium: Minas Morgul is off to a better start than Mordor

While we have known for a long while that this was coming, the official announcement of Lord of the Rings Online's 2019 expansion...

LOTRO Legendarium: The bold life of a player chicken

When you get a little bored of the normal questing flow or dungeon hopping in Lord of the Rings Online, there are plenty...

LOTRO Legendarium: Lord of the Rings Online’s prettiest and ugliest places

Depending on how you count it, at the present Lord of the Rings Online boasts somewhere around 45 zones -- a vast improvement...

LOTRO Legendarium: A timeline of Lord of the Rings Online from 1994 to 2019

When I wrapped up writing my previous LOTRO column on the game's first year of live operation, I felt that I had left...

LOTRO Legendarium: Five essential roleplaying tools for living in Lord of the Rings Online’s Middle-earth

While you can and will find roleplaying active in many MMOs, there's something very conducive to Lord of the Rings Online's design and...

LOTRO Legendarium: Which Lore-master pet should you use?

Ever since the first year of Lord of the Rings Online's operation, I've always been head-over-heels for the Lore-master class. Everything about it...

LOTRO Legendarium: The bounty of adventuring options in Lord of the Rings Online

I can't recall the last time I felt pulled in two different directions in an MMORPG, but over the past couple of weeks,

LOTRO Legendarium: How LOTRO does Lord of the Rings justice

Oh. Oh no you didn't, Kotaku. You didn't just sit there, scratching your head for an easy post, and then write up an essay...

LOTRO Legendarium: My vision for free-to-play version 2.0

A few weeks ago I embarked on an experiment that I had hoped would make for a fascinating column. Basically, I created a brand-new...

LOTRO Legendarium: Ranking LOTRO’s festivals from worst to best

The schedule for Lord of the Rings Online's special events keeps us hopping most of the year-round, as Standing Stone Games weaves...

LOTRO Legendarium: Five fun secrets hidden in Moria

Making your way through Lord of the Rings Online's Moria can be a unique experience -- for both good and bad reasons...

LOTRO Legendarium: The return of skirmishes in Lord of the Rings Online

Out of all of Lord of the Rings Online's additional features that it has added post-launch, skirmishes have my vote as one of...

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