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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: 23 LOTRO facts I learned from Scenario’s Casual Stroll video series

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Your mileage may vary, but as both a journalist and a gamer, I absolutely love hearing about how my favorite titles were made. It...

LOTRO Legendarium: LOTRO’s Minstrel revamp is a master class in studio obstinance

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Does anything in this world produce a cold sweat faster than a developer abruptly announcing, "Oh hey, we're going to retool your class?" Unless...

LOTRO Legendarium: Will Before the Shadow evade the mini-expansion stigma?

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With the announcement this week at Gamescom's Devcom of Lord of the Rings Online's "mini-expansion," Before the Shadow, we now have a pretty good...

LOTRO Legendarium: What new classes could LOTRO add in the future?

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There is certainly no end to the topics to discuss about Lord of the Rings Online, but sometimes I want to take a break...

LOTRO Legendarium: Update 33.1’s further adventures are more like a light snack

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Seeing as how I was somewhat underwhelmed with Lord of the Rings Online's Further Adventures with Bilbo Baggins, I approached this week's new mission...

LOTRO Legendarium: Is LOTRO’s PvP game worth salvaging?

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The funny thing about Lord of the Rings Online's PvP scene is that I truly believe most players are either unaware or uncaring that...

LOTRO Legendarium: Evaluating Lord of the Rings Online’s legendary servers, four years later

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When Lord of the Rings Online released its first -- and, quickly thereafter, its second -- legendary server back in 2018, it was one...

LOTRO Legendarium: Embracing Lord of the Rings Online’s new class/race combos

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Lord of the Rings Online's July through September edition of the Producer's Letter appeared this week, hauling along with it some disappointment, some intrigue,...

LOTRO Legendarium: Return to Moria hopes to fill a niche crevasse

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As you may have already noticed from this column's previous coverage of the Amazon MMO, LOTRO Legendarium's umbrella is big enough to provide shade...

LOTRO Legendarium: Which LOTRO race is the best to play?

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Sometimes column topics come from idle inner dialogue, while other times they may arise from a desire to do some personal research that ends...

LOTRO Legendarium: 10 helpful tips to improve your LOTRO experience

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Recently, my 12-year-old daughter began playing Lord of the Rings Online for the first time after having watched the movies and read The Hobbit....

LOTRO Legendarium: Exploring the bounds of Yondershire

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As I write this, I'm coming down off of the buzz that was Lord of the Rings Online's 15th anniversary. All in all, I...

LOTRO Legendarium: Remembering 15 amazing years of Lord of the Rings Online

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Server performance issues aside, Lord of the Rings Online's 15th anniversary has been a smashing success. It's been far greater an event than I...

LOTRO Legendarium: Six reasons why now is a great time to return to LOTRO

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When you greatly love a game, franchise, or IP, there's nothing so heartwarming as to see it get a renaissance. In a world where...

LOTRO Legendarium: Why Lord of the Rings Online’s world feels different from all other MMOs

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I truly wish I remember the name of the gaming magazine that I picked up in early 2007, but such details escape me. What...

LOTRO Legendarium: Six reasons why LOTRO’s Beorning is amazing

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When Update 33 arrives later this month, Lord of the Rings Online players will have access to a slew of classes and races that...

LOTRO Legendarium: Should LOTRO’s raids be made accessible to all?

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Despite playing Lord of the Rings Online since beta and covering it professionally since 2010, there is a big part of the game that...

LOTRO Legendarium: Lord of the Rings Online takes much-needed steps forward

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I don't know about you, Lord of the Rings Online fans, but I am really, really digging these quarterly producer's letters. It feels like...
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LOTRO Legendarium: Why people bounce off Lord of the Rings Online

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Any time that you are deeply invested in an MMORPG, it's perhaps one of the most disheartening and frustrating experiences to watch your friends...

LOTRO Legendarium: Exploring LOTRO Update 32’s Angle of Mitheithel

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Even after a decade-and-a-half of constant expansion, Lord of the Rings Online's Middle-earth has more left to show us than is currently on the...

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