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

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LOTRO Legendarium: Reacting to LOTRO’s 2023 roadmap

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Do you remember the years of the past when we'd be waiting well into March or even later for a Lord of the Rings...

LOTRO Legendarium: 10 more tips to improve your LOTRO experience

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A while back, I put together a list of 10 tips to enhance your everyday Lord of the Rings Online play experience. It was...

LOTRO Legendarium: A look back at Lord of the Rings Online in 2022

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Holy cow, are we already wrapping up another year of Lord of the Rings Online? I've been writing this column since 2010, and I...

LOTRO Legendarium: Why the new class trait system changes are a bigger deal than you’d think

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Greetings and salutations, fellow Lord of the Rings Online adventurers! I know I previously said that my next LOTRO Legendarium column would tackle the...

LOTRO Legendarium: Exploring Before the Shadow’s new starter area and skirmish

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You know that agonizingly delicious sensation of encountering an MMO drop that has so much stuff to explore that you hardly know where to...

LOTRO Legendarium: What class should you pick in LOTRO?

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Hunter. Thanks for coming to the column! See you in the next one! What, you want a bit more than that? Sheesh, fine. I'll stop amusing...

LOTRO Legendarium: 10 reasons to get psyched about Before the Shadow (that aren’t the new zones)

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Standing Stone Games went and pulled a classic case of misdirection on all of us -- and I'm not complaining. While the studio had...

LOTRO Legendarium: Four options for character leveling in LOTRO

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One of the unsung benefits of maturing MMORPGs is that they generally offer far more options for leveling and adventuring than what was present...
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LOTRO Legendarium: Are LOTRO’s missions a little too good?

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When Before the Shadow arrives in Lord of the Rings Online next month, it will bring both an additional set of missions and a...

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....

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