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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: 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....

LOTRO Legendarium: They’re taking the Hobbits to Erebor!

With some depressing news bouncing around the MMO genre as of late, it was particularly welcome to read an upbeat and exciting producer's...

LOTRO Legendarium: What the Amazon TV series means for Lord of the Rings Online

If you haven't been paying attention to the television market over the past few years, you might have missed the fact that we are...

LOTRO Legendarium: Reviewing the Mordor soundtrack

Here's a weird thing to admit: I was actually concerned when I heard that Lord of the Rings Online brought back Chance...

LOTRO Legendarium: A shocking Halloween twist

Two of my absolute favorite "inconsequential" elements of Lord of the Rings Online have to be the Haunted Burrow every Halloween and the...

LOTRO Legendarium: Grading Lord of the Rings Online in 2017

At the beginning of 2017, it seemed as though a mini-renaissance was brewing for Lord of the Rings Online. Standing Stone Games broke...

LOTRO Legendarium: Six places LOTRO could go after Mordor

It always seems a bit unfair, a bit impatient, and a bit premature to be asking that eternal question of an MMO: "What's next?"...

LOTRO Legendarium: Is Mordor too difficult?

If there's one topic of discussion that I've been hearing a lot in world chat, on the forums, and among my kinship, it's about...

LOTRO Legendarium: A trip back through LOTRO’s expansions

Now that we're in the thick of Lord of the Rings Online: Mordor (which I'm still enjoying very much), my mind has...

LOTRO Legendarium: First steps into Mordor

Victory. It's a fascinating place to begin an expansion, really. Most games like to set up a new threat, pit players against impossible odds, and...

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