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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: 10 helpful tips to improve your LOTRO experience

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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....

LOTRO Legendarium: Exploring the bounds of Yondershire

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As I write this, I'm coming down off of the buzz that was Lord of the Rings Online's 15th anniversary. All in all, I...

LOTRO Legendarium: Remembering 15 amazing years of Lord of the Rings Online

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Server performance issues aside, Lord of the Rings Online's 15th anniversary has been a smashing success. It's been far greater an event than I...

LOTRO Legendarium: Six reasons why now is a great time to return to LOTRO

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When you greatly love a game, franchise, or IP, there's nothing so heartwarming as to see it get a renaissance. In a world where...

LOTRO Legendarium: Why Lord of the Rings Online’s world feels different from all other MMOs

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I truly wish I remember the name of the gaming magazine that I picked up in early 2007, but such details escape me. What...

LOTRO Legendarium: Six reasons why LOTRO’s Beorning is amazing

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When Update 33 arrives later this month, Lord of the Rings Online players will have access to a slew of classes and races that...

LOTRO Legendarium: Should LOTRO’s raids be made accessible to all?

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Despite playing Lord of the Rings Online since beta and covering it professionally since 2010, there is a big part of the game that...

LOTRO Legendarium: Lord of the Rings Online takes much-needed steps forward

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I don't know about you, Lord of the Rings Online fans, but I am really, really digging these quarterly producer's letters. It feels like...
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LOTRO Legendarium: Why people bounce off Lord of the Rings Online

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Any time that you are deeply invested in an MMORPG, it's perhaps one of the most disheartening and frustrating experiences to watch your friends...

LOTRO Legendarium: Exploring LOTRO Update 32’s Angle of Mitheithel

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Even after a decade-and-a-half of constant expansion, Lord of the Rings Online's Middle-earth has more left to show us than is currently on the...

LOTRO Legendarium: Lord of the Rings Online must extract itself from its currency quagmire

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Lord of the Rings Online began 2022 on a most curious note: an abrupt and not-very-well-explained announcement of significant changes to the game's biggest...

LOTRO Legendarium: It’s time to revisit skirmishes in Lord of the Rings Online

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Ever since 2009, I've loved skirmishes in Lord of the Rings Online. These were a new type of instance that rose to prominence in...

LOTRO Legendarium: Does LOTRO need a new dungeon finder tool?

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Welcome to a new year of the LOTRO Legendarium! With Fate of Gundabad at our backs and an unknown future ahead, it's quite the...

LOTRO Legendarium: A look back at Lord of the Rings Online in 2021

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It's that time of year again! As we get ready to make the psychological transition to a new year, we pause to look back...

LOTRO Legendarium: OK, let’s talk about Lord of the Rings Online on console

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I'll admit it: When EG7 acquired Daybreak back in 2020, I was very dismissive of the report that mentioned a console edition for Lord...

LOTRO Legendarium: The double-edged sword of being past the books

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This past week, Lord of the Rings Online crossed another major milestone in its development as it released its eighth expansion, Fate of Gundabad....

LOTRO Legendarium: Returning to LOTRO after seven years away

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It’s a strange feeling, returning to a place that holds a special meaning to you after many years have passed. When my high school...

LOTRO Legendarium: Six ways to renew your love of Lord of the Rings Online

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For a little bit of context, I have been playing Lord of the Rings Online since its beta and pre-launch period back in 2007....

LOTRO Legendarium: Maximizing your character’s first 20 levels in Lord of the Rings Online

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Probably more times than I can count, I have started up new characters in Lord of the Rings Online and gone through those oh-so-familiar...

LOTRO Legendarium: Embracing the journey that is Lord of the Rings Online

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I know that there are a whole lot of things I should be talking about Lord of the Rings Online in this week's space,...

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