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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: Reacting to LOTRO’s 2023 roadmap

Do you remember the years of the past when we'd be waiting well into March or even later for a Lord of the Rings...

LOTRO Legendarium: 10 more tips to improve your LOTRO experience

A while back, I put together a list of 10 tips to enhance your everyday Lord of the Rings Online play experience. It was...

LOTRO Legendarium: A look back at Lord of the Rings Online in 2022

Holy cow, are we already wrapping up another year of Lord of the Rings Online? I've been writing this column since 2010, and I...

LOTRO Legendarium: Why the new class trait system changes are a bigger deal than you’d think

Greetings and salutations, fellow Lord of the Rings Online adventurers! I know I previously said that my next LOTRO Legendarium column would tackle the...

LOTRO Legendarium: Exploring Before the Shadow’s new starter area and skirmish

You know that agonizingly delicious sensation of encountering an MMO drop that has so much stuff to explore that you hardly know where to...

LOTRO Legendarium: What class should you pick in LOTRO?

Hunter. Thanks for coming to the column! See you in the next one! What, you want a bit more than that? Sheesh, fine. I'll stop amusing...

LOTRO Legendarium: 10 reasons to get psyched about Before the Shadow (that aren’t the new zones)

Standing Stone Games went and pulled a classic case of misdirection on all of us -- and I'm not complaining. While the studio had...

LOTRO Legendarium: Four options for character leveling in LOTRO

One of the unsung benefits of maturing MMORPGs is that they generally offer far more options for leveling and adventuring than what was present...
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LOTRO Legendarium: Are LOTRO’s missions a little too good?

When Before the Shadow arrives in Lord of the Rings Online next month, it will bring both an additional set of missions and a...

LOTRO Legendarium: 23 LOTRO facts I learned from Scenario’s Casual Stroll video series

Your mileage may vary, but as both a journalist and a gamer, I absolutely love hearing about how my favorite titles were made. It...

LOTRO Legendarium: LOTRO’s Minstrel revamp is a master class in studio obstinance

Does anything in this world produce a cold sweat faster than a developer abruptly announcing, "Oh hey, we're going to retool your class?" Unless...

LOTRO Legendarium: Will Before the Shadow evade the mini-expansion stigma?

With the announcement this week at Gamescom's Devcom of Lord of the Rings Online's "mini-expansion," Before the Shadow, we now have a pretty good...

LOTRO Legendarium: What new classes could LOTRO add in the future?

There is certainly no end to the topics to discuss about Lord of the Rings Online, but sometimes I want to take a break...

LOTRO Legendarium: Update 33.1’s further adventures are more like a light snack

Seeing as how I was somewhat underwhelmed with Lord of the Rings Online's Further Adventures with Bilbo Baggins, I approached this week's new mission...

LOTRO Legendarium: Is LOTRO’s PvP game worth salvaging?

The funny thing about Lord of the Rings Online's PvP scene is that I truly believe most players are either unaware or uncaring that...

LOTRO Legendarium: Evaluating Lord of the Rings Online’s legendary servers, four years later

When Lord of the Rings Online released its first -- and, quickly thereafter, its second -- legendary server back in 2018, it was one...

LOTRO Legendarium: Embracing Lord of the Rings Online’s new class/race combos

Lord of the Rings Online's July through September edition of the Producer's Letter appeared this week, hauling along with it some disappointment, some intrigue,...

LOTRO Legendarium: Return to Moria hopes to fill a niche crevasse

As you may have already noticed from this column's previous coverage of the Amazon MMO, LOTRO Legendarium's umbrella is big enough to provide shade...

LOTRO Legendarium: Which LOTRO race is the best to play?

Sometimes column topics come from idle inner dialogue, while other times they may arise from a desire to do some personal research that ends...

LOTRO Legendarium: 10 helpful tips to improve your LOTRO experience

Recently, my 12-year-old daughter began playing Lord of the Rings Online for the first time after having watched the movies and read The Hobbit....