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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: Is Moria amazing – or agonizing?

In about a month, Lord of the Rings Online's progression servers will unlock their first expansion and take us deep into the mines...

LOTRO Legendarium: Five lessons I’ve learned from replaying Shadows of Angmar

Over the past three months, I've been exclusively playing on the Anor progression server in Lord of the Rings Online. During that time,...

LOTRO Legendarium: A requiem for trait lines

Back in last October when Standing Stone Games announced that it would be launching the legendary server type, one of the most contentious points...

LOTRO Legendarium: Eight tips for leveling up in Lord of the Rings Online

Typically around this time of the year, I'll offer up my wish list of features and changes that I'd like to see happen in...

LOTRO Legendarium: Lord of the Rings Online’s 2018 review

It was the best of years, it was the worst of years for Lord of the Rings Online -- but no matter what,...

LOTRO Legendarium: Taking a fresh look at Lord of the Rings Online’s early zones

One of the unexpected benefits of jumping onto Lord of the Rings Online new progression servers is that it's giving many of us...

LOTRO Legendarium: Starting on a legendary journey

Part of me was laughing at myself. Here I was, a grown man, shuffling around my weekly schedule to come home in the middle...

LOTRO Legendarium: Six ways to prep for legendary servers

With progression servers on the way for... sometime... this month, many players (myself included) are planning out their brand-new adventures through Middle-earth. There's certainly...

LOTRO Legendarium: Wistmead surprises and progression servers

What a week this has been! Originally I was all gung-ho to talk about nothing else than all of the new Halloween content that...

LOTRO Legendarium: Wait a minute, LOTRO, you lost me

If WildStar will go down in gaming history as the MMO with the consistently shortest quest text, then Lord of the Rings...

LOTRO Legendarium: A new Lord of the Rings MMO enters the One Ring

It's a tale as old as time: Whenever an MMO starts getting up there in years and starting to show signs of age, you...

LOTRO Legendarium: The unique feel of Lord of the Rings Online

I am very much a creature who is affected deeply by my environment. I suspect all of us are to varying degrees, but I...

LOTRO Legendarium: Is Lord of the Rings Online aging well?

By now, to me, Lord of the Rings Online is a comfortable, well-worn friend that always offers a very predictable and enjoyable experience...

LOTRO Legendarium: Are the new seasonal instances a win or a whimper?

Let us travel back to 2009, when Lord of the Rings Online released its second expansion pack, Siege of Mirkwood. This pint-sized expansion...

LOTRO Legendarium: Why Mordor fails and Northern Mirkwood succeeds

When Lord of the Rings Online turned its sight toward Mordor, it had been running off of a rather hot streak. Not perfect,...

LOTRO Legendarium: A whirlwind of activity in Lord of the Rings Online

If you haven't noticed already, an extended silence from me in this column space usually means that I've taken a break from Lord...

LOTRO Legendarium: The 10 best pages on Lotro-Wiki

Earlier this week, one of my online friends and fellow Lord of the Rings Online player put out a notice that there...

LOTRO Legendarium: My LOTRO wish list for 2018

Ever since I've been writing this Lord of the Rings Online column -- which spans back to 2010, if you can believe it...

LOTRO Legendarium: Looking back at the road we traveled in 2017

"The road goes ever on" is one of the most well-known phrases from Lord of the Rings, alluding to the ongoing journey of the...

LOTRO Legendarium: Fixing Lord of the Rings Online’s grouping problem

One of the quirks -- and frustrations -- of MMORPGs is that there never seems to be one game that truly has it all....

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