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Announcing Weatherstock 2015!

Lord of the Rings Online has a unique music system and battle weary players have taken a real liking to its nuances. ABC files number into the many thousands with music being played at any street corner and at all hours with genres ranging from Mozart, to Led Zeppelin. This could make for ripe event planning… Enter the fan-created event, Weatherstock!

Update 15 - A Valiant Effort from a Reduced Studio

While Lord of the Rings Online hasn't been around quite as long as other AAA MMOs, it's still been around long enough for the short attention span of the internet to proclaim it 'forever'. Launched in April 2007, the game has taken the Lord of the Rings story all the way to Gondor, with players getting to help Aragorn take on the Corsairs of Umbar. Update 15 also brings Beornings to the table, the first new class added to the game since 2008.

Returning to LOTRO Part 4

In his fourth and final Returning to LOTRO report, MMORPG.com's Phil James takes a look at the features that he feels make Lord of the Rings Online unique: Monster Play and Skirmishes. Check out Phil's thoughts about these two features and be sure to add your comments below.

Returning to LOTRO Part 3

MMORPG.com writer Phil James has been having a rousing good time in his latest excursion into Lord of the Rings Online after a hiatus. In the third installment of the series, Phil talks community, kinships, crafting and group quests. Check it out and then tell us about your experiences.

Returning to LOTRO Part 2

In the second installment of Phil James's "Returning to LOTRO" articles, he details his experiences trying to level his 'toon up to 40. Along the way, Phil talks about the incredible amount of lore in the game, particularly for those who are familiar with the books and movies. Check out Phil's latest adventures in Returning to LOTRO Part 2.

Returning to LOTRO

MMORPG.com writer Phil James has hit the wall with his old MMO favorites, WoW and EQII. It's time, he has determined to go back and revisit one of the countless number of MMOs that he's tried and discarded after the free month trial is over. In his quest to find something to fill his time, Phil has reacquainted himself with Lord of the Rings Online. Find out if Phil's return to Middle Earth is more engaging, more fun, more -everything- than the last time he played.

November Update & 2011

MMORPG.com's Jaime Skelton has a lot to say about the recent happenings in Lord of the Rings Online. Bot the upcoming November update and the just-announced expansion, Rise of Isengard, garner attention from Jaime who has quite a bit to say about each. Check out Jaime's LOTRO: November Update & 2011 and then leave a comment below.

PAX Chat With Aaron Campbell

At last week's PAX convention, MMORPG.com's Angie Webb had the opportunity to check out the new F2P-P2P hybrid version of Lord of the Rings Online. Turbine's Aaron Campbell took Angie through the game and discussed some of the finer points like "Does free to play actually mean free to play?" Garrett also got a look at what he called "he most interesting online haunted house I’ve ever seen." Read on!

LotRO Update

MMORPG.com's Garrett Fuller recently spoke with the team at Turbine about Lord of the Rings Online, where the current game is and what the team has planned for the future.

Over Rock and Under Tree

MMORPG.com Lord of the Rings Online Reporter Jason Parnele writes this look at his own return to Turbine's Middle-Earth MMO, recounting some of his experiences.

is LotRO Art?

MMORPG.com Lord of the Rings Online Correspondent Andrei Harnagea writes this article looking at the video game as an art form.

A Look at the Looks of LotRO

MMORPG.com Lord of the Rings Online Correspondent Andrei Harnagea writes this look at the different factors that make Lord of the Rings Online a visually appealing game.

Two Years, Book 8 and Beyond

Today, Turbine celebrates the 2nd anniversary of Lord of the Rings Online. In a press conference to mark the event, EP Jeffrey Steefel discussed the game's past two years and revealed some of what we can expect in the upcoming Book 8 and further into the future of the game.

A Look at Book 7

MMORPG.com's Donna Desborough recently had a chance to go and look at the new additions that Turbine brought in with the recent launch of Book 7 for Lord of the Rings Online

Another Look at Moria, Part Three

MMORPG.com writer Matt McLean writes this new look at the Mines of Moria expansion for Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online, outlining some of the new areas introduced by the expansion.