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MMORPG | Setting:Fantasy | Status:Final  (rel 04/24/07)  | Pub:Midway Games
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Lord of the Rings Online

Lord of the Rings Online is the premier MMORPG set in J.R.R. Tolkien’s wondrous world of Middle-earth, brought to life through those most famous of books, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and wonderfully portrayed in Peter Jackson’s movies. LOTRO brings you into the timeline of the events of The Lord of the Rings story, and sets you on a path that parallels the Fellowship of the Ring, aiding them on their journey to Mordor by performing tasks and adventurous deeds surrounding their path across Middle-earth.


You choose your character from a selection of races: Man, Elf, Dwarf, and Hobbit. Nine classes are also available, inspired by famous characters from the books, such as Burglar (Bilbo Baggins, Champion (Gimli son of Glóin), Lore-Master (Elrond Halfelven), and others. In your exploits against the Shadow growing in the East, you’ll meet those extraordinary heroes, and many others, and be given tasks by them to support Frodo’s mission, quest, thing.


As in the books and the movies, LOTRO brings Middle-earth into vivid and spectacular detail, only this time you get to experience it all in first-person view! Hobbiton, the whole of The Shire, Bree, Weathertop, Rivendell, Mirkwood, the Mines of Moria, Lothlórien, and many other places may be traveled to and adventured in, solo or with your own loyal Fellowship.


With a consistently updated storyline by way of installments called ‘books’, a variety of special in game events throughout the year, Monster Play (PvP), quality roleplaying choices, player housing, and many other options, Turbine is keeping LOTRO one of the most impressive MMORPGs on the market today. Oh, and it can all be enjoyed for free!


RACES

  • Man | The Race of Destiny, as Tolkien called them, more varied than the other races, from the Dunédain of the North, the Horse-lords of Rohan, the soldiers of Gondor, the Haradrim in the far East.
  • Elf | The oldest race in Middle-earth, tall, graceful, and in the midst of leaving Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age, but not before lending their incredible skills to the defeat of Sauron.
  • Dwarf | Excellent warriors and master craftsmen, but also very secretive, living in their deep underground homes, but now have come out into the open to stand with Middle-earth against the Shadow.
  • Hobbit | Halflings of modest and simple bearing, very content with the quiet life, and yet who were destined to have the greatest impact of all the races in the fight to save Middle-earth.

CLASSES

  • Burglar | Inspired by Bilbo Baggins; masters of stealth, tricks, and startling attacks.
  • Captain | Inspired by Eärnur, the last King of Gondor; armored melee fighters who inspire and lead others in battle, along with their Herald companions.
  • Champion | Inspired by Gimli son of Glóin; consummate warriors, with unrelenting strength and combat prowess.
  • Guardian | Inspired by that most loyal of hobbits, Samwise Gamgee; stout protectors, most proficient at shielding allies from harm.
  • Hunter | Inspired by Legolas, Prince of Mirkwood; master survivalists in field and forest, and the most deadly fighters with bows, traps, and dual-weapons.
  • Lore-Master | Inspired by Elrond Halfelven, Elf-lord and Master of Rivendell; masters of ancient lore, capable of using their vast knowledge and wisdom to call on the strength and powers of the natural world.
  • Minstrel | Inspired by Lúthien Tinúviel, the Sindarin princess known as the Morning Star of the Elves; skilled at using the power of music for healing, and for channeling their Ballads, Anthems, and War-speech.
  • Rune-keeper | Inspired by the master Elf-smith Celebrimbor, the one who forged the Rings of Power; masters of Angerthas and Tengwar runes, and their use in healing allies or attacking foes.
  • Warden | inspired by Haldir, the marchwarden of Lothlórien, and his brothers Rúmil and Orophin; military-trained mobile melee warriors, masters of shield and javelin.

FEATURES

  • Middle-earth | Simply put, the greatest fantasy world ever created.
  • Deep, Balanced Gameplay | Play as one who is directly or indirectly fighting Sauron’s threatening influence, one who has joined the Shadow openly or secretly, or as one who is simply going about a daily life.
  • Compelling Combat | Intense combat action, whether it’s out in the wilds of Middle-earth, or in Skirmishes, Instances, Raids, or Player vs. Monster Player (PvMP).
  • Epic Advancement | Over 3,000 quests throughout Middle-earth, encompassing 65 levels and hundreds of available Deeds, Traits, and Titles.
  • Skills and Professions | Seven vocations (Armourer, Armsman, Explorer, Historian, Tinker, Woodsman, Yoeman) with ten professions (Cook, Farmer, Tailor, Forester, Woodworker, Prospector, Jeweller, Scholar, Weaponsmith, Metalsmith) and seven tiers of proficiency each.

Producer's Letter Examines Plans For The Coming Year

Producer's Letter Examines Plans For The Coming Year - Lord of the Rings Online News

The Lord of the Rings Online producer's letter has been published on the official site that gives players an insight on what the team is currently working on as well as a peek in the future.

Posted Sep 24, 2016 by Catherine Daro
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Entering Mordor Needs to be 'Big' to Do It Justice

Entering Mordor Needs to be 'Big' to Do It Justice - Lord of the Rings Online News

Lord of the Rings executive producer "Severlin" has posted on the official forms that all is not lost for LOTRO due to Turbine's shift to mobile games announced recently. Saying he shouldn't be saying anything, he proceeds to do so anyway.

Posted Jul 21, 2016 by Suzie Ford
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Summer Festival Arrives with New Things to Do & New Items

Summer Festival Arrives with New Things to Do & New Items - Lord of the Rings Online News

The annual Lord of the Rings Online Summer Festival has arrived and it comes packed with new activities and items to score. Participating in events and quests can yield tokens that are used to purchase items such as this year's newest thing, a flying kite.

Posted Jul 21, 2016 by Suzie Ford
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Players Honor Tinki, the Heart of the Lonely Mountain Band

Players Honor Tinki, the Heart of the Lonely Mountain Band - Lord of the Rings Online News

Lord of the Rings Online players took to the Landroval server this past Sunday, July 10th to honor Tinki, one of the original founders of the Heart of the Lonely Mountain Band Kinship who recently passed away after a long fight with cancer. The event took place at the Bree-land Festival Grounds where players shared memories, music and comforted one another. Tinki, best known for always being clad in yellow, was honored by players donning the color for the event.

Posted Jul 12, 2016 by Suzie Ford
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CONFIRMED: Layoffs Hit Turbine

CONFIRMED:  Layoffs Hit Turbine - Lord of the Rings Online News

Lord of the Rings and Dungeons & Dragons Online developer Turbine Studios is rumored to have undergone a round of layoffs. The information was posted to the personal Facebook account of former LOTRO Community Manager Rick Heaton. We have reached out to Turbine to confirm or deny the rumors and will report back when we know more.

Posted Jul 07, 2016 by Suzie Ford
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Throne of the Dread Terror Raid Goes Live with Update 18.2

Throne of the Dread Terror Raid Goes Live with Update 18.2 - Lord of the Rings Online News

For the first time a long, long while, Lord of the Rings Online players will be able to experience a brand new raid with the arrival of Update 18.2 and the Throne of the Dread Terror. The 12-player raid is available to level 105 capped players with two difficulties, Tier 1 and Tier 2.

Posted Jul 05, 2016 by Suzie Ford
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Never Say Never - Next Raid Already in the Works

Never Say Never - Next Raid Already in the Works - Lord of the Rings Online News

After three years, Lord of the Rings Online players had given up hope of ever getting another epic raid. But you know what they say, "Never say never."

Posted Jun 24, 2016 by Suzie Ford
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Spring Festival Ongoing

Spring Festival Ongoing - Lord of the Rings Online News

From now through June 21st players can take part in the final days of the Spring Festival. Several activities, including horse racing and maze games to name a few, are included.

Posted Jun 19, 2016 by Catherine Daro
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Gear Drop Swap Becomes A Reality

Gear Drop Swap Becomes A Reality - Lord of the Rings Online News

The latest Lord of the Rings Online update notes have been published on the official forums. Among a very long list of quest, combat, class and other miscellaneous fixes is the very cool note that players obtaining an unwanted Featured Instance class gear can trade it in for another item from the same instance by using Long-Lost Coins.

Posted May 16, 2016 by Suzie Ford
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Ninth Anniversary Kicks Off with Tons to Do

Turbine is inviting players to log into Lord of the Rings Online from now through May 8th to take part in the ninth anniversary celebration. Players will have tons to do including fighting for a pint at the ale hall, participate in special horse races, acquire tokens to trade in for a special anniversary gift box and be able to take advantage of an increased loot box drop rates.

Posted Apr 22, 2016 by Suzie Ford
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