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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 LOTRO’s early game too big and unwieldy?

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As I was making some personal plans for my future adventures on Lord of the Rings Online's new legendary servers, I was really struck...

LOTRO Legendarium: Six ways you can prepare for the new legendary servers

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With brand-new legendary servers coming soon to Lord of the Rings Online, the allure of a fresh start, lower lag, and the Ringwraith ruleset...

LOTRO Legendarium: Six ideas LOTRO totally should steal from other MMOs

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It's only natural for people who play multiple MMOs or are aware of what's happening in other titles to foster a sense of envy....

LOTRO Legendarium: LOTRO announces its next legendary servers, Angmar and Mordor

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Believe it or not, the last time that Lord of the Rings Online brought out fresh legendary servers, it was the pair of Treebeard...

LOTRO Legendarium: Am I excited at all for Amazon’s Lord of the Rings MMO?

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With all of the recent hullabaloo around New World, I've noticed several mentions of what this may portend for Amazon's Lord of the Rings...

LOTRO Legendarium: What will happen when Lord of the Rings Online dies?

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You know that old hypothetical of "Would you want to know when you die or would you rather be ignorant of it?" A slightly...

LOTRO Legendarium: Is Lord of the Rings Online’s new birding hobby a flight of fancy?

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My father-in-law is an obsessive birdwatcher. He took it up as a hobby a few years ago, and now he travels all over the...

LOTRO Legendarium: LOTRO’s Update 41 plans monster play reward track, birding hobby, and coop crafting event

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Yesterday's Lord of the Rings Online dev stream was a particularly informative one as SSG's Orion made an appearance to talk about what's coming...

LOTRO Legendarium: Moria, Gundabad, and LOTRO’s lessons on underground design

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In late 2008, Lord of the Rings Online released its first and highly touted expansion, Mines of Moria, featuring the iconic Dwarven underground kingdom...

LOTRO Legendarium: Is it worth being a zone completionist in LOTRO?

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We need to start today's column with one important disclaimer: There's no right or wrong way to play Lord of the Rings Online, only...

LOTRO Legendarium: 27 practical benefits of LOTRO’s player housing

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There's this ongoing common perception in MMOs like Lord of the Rings Online that player housing is good for one and only one purpose:...

LOTRO Legendarium: Looking back and ahead at LOTRO’s 17th birthday

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At the start of Fellowship of the Ring, Bilbo Baggins famously celebrates his 111th birthday (alongside Frodo's own 33rd birthday). He looks back at...

LOTRO Legendarium: Lord of the Rings Online’s Corsairs of Umbar is a vacation into the unknown

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Those of you who follow this column know that I'm never in a particular rush to plow through Lord of the Rings Online expansions...

LOTRO Legendarium: Middle-earth’s world integrity is an endangered species in MMOs

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Back in 2018, Steven Spielberg adapted the popular novel Ready Player One into a film. It seemed like a great pairing: The master director...

LOTRO Legendarium: My 11 favorite zones in LOTRO

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This week I put my chin on my fists and thought super-hard about the following question: What column could I write that would be...

LOTRO Legendarium: 10 fashion tips to make your LOTRO character pop

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Forget raids or the epic books or even Bingo Boffin; we all know that the true endgame in Lord of the Rings Online is...
Of all time.

LOTRO Legendarium: Untangling LOTRO’s complicated travel system

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Considering how absolutely huge Lord of the Rings Online's Middle-earth has become, I'd say finding efficient ways to traverse its landscape is paramount to...

LOTRO Legendarium: Three key problems LOTRO can’t seem to solve

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There's a special agony reserved for faithful fans of a franchise when they see said franchise make unforced errors, decline in quality, or fail...

LOTRO Legendarium: 10 ways LOTRO was vastly different at launch

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While I would argue that Lord of the Rings Online has grown in a remarkably cohesive way since its launch, what we have here...

LOTRO Legendarium: Rethinking LOTRO’s landscape soldiers

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In December 2009, Lord of the Rings Online added one of its most unique side systems with skirmishes. Not only were these instances flexible...

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