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Ill Omens Skirmish Returns to The Lord of the Rings Online  This Week With Update 34.2

The Ill Omens Skirmish returns to The Lord of the Rings Online. Update 34.2 also fixes a number of issues, from incorrect Delvings access to accidental teleportation.


LotRO's Southern Expansion Towards Umbar Should Be Exciting For Any Tolkien Fan

Last year when The Lord of the Rings Online teased the location of the next major expansion, Bradford was hoping for Mithlond. However, yesterday's announcement that it's in fact Umbar, it might have him more excited, especially as a Tolkien fanatic.


The Lord of the Rings Online Is Going To Umbar As The Team Unveils 2023 Roadmap

The Lord of the Rings Online is going south after spending a few years in the northern reaches of Middle-earth. The latest letter on the LotRO website unveils that the Free Peoples will be heading south, into lands unseen in the MMO before: Umbar.


Best LOTRO Plugins for Beginners in 2023

As more players start to hop into The Lord of the Rings Online, we wanted to give new players a leg up with some of the best add-ons to grab as you start your adventure, whether in The Shire or grabbing a pint at the Inn at the Prancing Pony.


Are There Any MMOs You Fell Off Of In 2022 That You're Hoping To Pick Back Up In 2023?

As the new year approaches, many of us take the time to look back on the year that was. For some of us, we look back on those games that might have captured our attention at one point, but we really, really fell off of as the year went on. Is there an MMO that you fell off of in 2022 that you're hoping to hop back into in 2023?


Check Out LotRO's Map Expansion From Launch Until Now In New Graphic

MMO game worlds inevitably get bigger over time as more and more content gets added to the game. The Lord of the Rings Online was already one of the most expansive when the MMO released in April of 2007, and in 15 years it has steadily grown even larger.


The Lord of the Rings Online Tweaks PvMP, and Sarch Vorn, the Black Grave Opens on Dec 1st

Sarch Vorn, the Black Grave is coming tomorrow to The Lord of the Rings Online for Before the Shadow owners. Update 34.0.1 has been released, with a number of fixes, items, PvMP tweaks, and other changes. 


LotRO's New Before the Shadow Starting Zone Is Absolutely Breathtaking - And Fun Too

The Lord of the Rings Online's Before the Shadow launched this week and Bradford has dove headlong into the new regions. Rolling yet another alt he hopes he can actually level up this time, one thing has already stuck out to him when loading into the new regions: Swanfleet is absolutely breathtaking at times.


LotRO's Before The Shadow Launches Today, Bringing The Largest Land Drop In MMO's History

One of The Lord of the Rings Online's greatest strengths is the ability to flesh out Middle-earth in more ways than just the main quest for Mount Doom. This is something that the team over at Standing Stone Games has done for ages now since launching the MMO back in 2007, and today's mini-expansion continues that legacy with Before the Shadow.


Before the Shadow and Update 34 Are Live in The Lord of the Rings Online

After a short delay, Before the Shadow and Update 34 are now live for The Lord of the Rings Online


The Lord of the Rings Online Pushes Before the Shadow and Update 34 Back a Week to November 15th

We'll be waiting a little bit longer for Before the Shadow and Update 34, as The Lord of the Rings Online team has delayed both a week to November 15th.


The Lord of the Rings Online Is Previewing Before the Shadow This Friday

The Lord of the Rings Online is hosting an Extra Life stream for charity this weekend like many game companies out there, however, they are taking the time during the event to showcase the next major addition to the MMO.


PSA: Today Is The Last Day For Free Lord Of The Rings Online Content Packs

Standing Stone Games has been giving away content after content pack for free over the last few years, and the most recent one for The Lord of the Rings Online ends today.


Lord of the Rings Online's Bullroarer Test Server Live With First Before The Shadow Content

The Lord of the Rings Online is ramping up towards the release of its upcoming mini-expansion, Before the Shadow, and one of the first major features to be tested is on the Bullroarer test server as of today.


Preview the Region of Cardolan, Coming in the Lord of the Rings Online's Before the Shadow Mini-Expansion

Standing Stone Games is previewing Cardolan, a zone featured in the upcoming Before the Shadow mini-expansion for The Lord of the Rings Online, diving into its history, structures, and lore.