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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: Finding purpose in Lord of the Rings Online’s Wildwood

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In what promises to be quite the busy year for Lord of the Rings Online, the game's first content update -- Wildwood -- arrived...

LOTRO Legendarium: Analyzing the 2021 LOTRO producer letter

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Despite the title of the "February 2021" producer's letter, Standing Stone Games' official annual roadmap was welcomed when it arrived last week. In March....

LOTRO Legendarium: How much value does a VIP subscription offer these days?

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Probably the biggest question any Lord of the Rings Online player has to ask him or herself is whether to go subscription or free-to-play...

LOTRO Legendarium: How can LOTRO become more alt-friendly?

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Lord of the Rings Online has so much to offer players, from an expansive world to thousands of quests to, um, chicken soccer. But...

LOTRO Legendarium: Ranking Lord of the Rings Online’s Eriador zones from worst to best

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Probably like many of you, I have gone through the initial zones in Lord of the Rings Online more times than I can count...

LOTRO Legendarium: It’s long past time to delete legendary items from Lord of the Rings Online

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Mines of Moria was easily the most ambitious expansion that Lord of the Rings Online created. Not only did it implement the largest underground...

LOTRO Legendarium: LOTRO’s history in 2020 and hopes for 2021

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Just as how Sam and Frodo experienced depths of despair and heights of hope in their journey to Mount Doom, Lord of the Rings...

LOTRO Legendarium: What Daybreak’s sale revealed about LOTRO

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Just when I thought we were getting to a quieter point in the year where I could engage in a leisurely wrap-up of the...

LOTRO Legendarium: Getting a glimpse of LOTRO’s 2021 plans

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For a good long while now -- years, really -- I've joined the chorus of voices that have been asking Standing Stone Games to...

LOTRO Legendarium: Was LOTRO’s lifetime sub the best deal ever?

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When Lord of the Rings Online ramped up to its launch in early 2007, Turbine offered a tantalizing deal to potential players. If they...

LOTRO Legendarium: How to make Lord of the Rings Online Classic work

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Twice now this year we have heard from Standing Stone Games' Jeff Libby that, no, a hypothetical LOTRO Classic isn't in the works, nor...

LOTRO Legendarium: Is LOTRO at war with Orcs – or with its playerbase?

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Normally, I would be opening this column with my enthusiastic explorations of the brand-new content update for Lord of the Rings Online. After all,...

LOTRO Legendarium: Speculating on the Brawler class

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You have to imagine that there's some frustration over at Standing Stone Games this past week. The studio wants us all to be focused...

LOTRO Legendarium: Is LOTRO getting greedy with its fall content update?

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Boars. Beets. Battlestar Galactica. OK, let's talk about one of those things, at least in a roundabout way, because there's no escaping the fact...

LOTRO Legendarium: The quiet consistency of Lord of the Rings Online

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I want to start this LOTRO Legendarium column today by talking about, well, by talking about World of Warcraft. Like probably many of you,...

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

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Every once in a while, it's a lot of fun to sit down and rank things in your favorite geeky franchises. A while back,...

LOTRO Legendarium: The pros and cons of Rohan housing

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To my knowledge, this past week's Update 27.2 for Lord of the Rings Online may well be the biggest housing patch that's hit the...

LOTRO Legendarium: What we have here is a failure to communicate

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If this year has taught us anything, it's that clear and boosted communication is vital to handling a crisis. Having information and a message...

LOTRO Legendarium: A very Middle-earth wedding

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Dearly beloved players, we are gathered today to celebrate the release of Lord of the Rings Online's Update 27, and with it, a great...

LOTRO Legendarium: 6 tips for fun and profitable deed hunting

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Just because you've hit the level cap or come to the end of available quests in Lord of the Rings Online doesn't mean you've...

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