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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: 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...

LOTRO Legendarium: Examining 2019’s amazing producer’s letter

I swear, the news never fails to make a monkey out of me. Just the other day I was grousing about how it was...

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...
It's Lord of the Rings. There's your elevator pitch.

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...

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