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The White City Under Siege

Everyone has her/his own favorite book or film in a series. For the two big ones, Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings, it’s become fashionable to like The Empire Strikes Back and The Two Towers, respectively, and pooh-pooh the others. Yet, Return of the Jedi and Return of the King have always been my favorite movies in those trilogies, as they represent the most epic and climactic moments in fantasy storytelling.


The Beornings and Central Gondor Are Coming

Recently, we were invited by Turbine to check out Lord of the Rings Online's Update 15. In it, we were presented with a first look at the Beorning class and also the new big battle that centered around the off-camera lore story of the retaking of Pelargir, an important Gondorian port that Aragorn and the Grey Company needed to liberate in order to prevent a devastating attack upon Minas Tirith.


Playing an Ent in The Breaking of Isengard

The 7th anniversary of Lord of the Rings Online is right around the corner and so is the release of Lord of the Rings Online’s 13th Update: The Breaking of Isengard. Previously, players had taken part in Isengard content by being held captive by Saruman and the orcs within. Now? The story has progressed with the books and players will get to explore what happened and how Saruman came to lose power. Yes folks, that means lots and lots of Ents and the Entmoot.


Helm's Deep - Rich In Lore

Turbine has been proudly showing off the locations and environments coming in the next Lord of the Rings Online expansion, Helm's Deep, that is slated to go live in November. We've tagged along on a couple of tours and have some thoughts to share. Read on before leaving your thoughts in the comments.


Helm's Deep Preview

Turbine is continuing the player journey into Middle-earth with the Lord of the Rings Online expansion "Helm's Deep". We recently had the opportunity to find out more about the expansion and offer this exclusive preview. Read on and then let us know what you think in the comments.


Against the Shadow Preview

Turbine isn't resting on the laurels of the recent Lord of the Rings Online expansion, Riders of Rohan. At some point in the near future, they will be releasing the first major content addition, Against the Shadow. We've got an exclusive preview of the new content. Read on!


Riders of Rohan Exclusive Preview

We spent some hands-on time with the upcoming Riders of Rohan expansion to The Lord of the Rings Online during last week's Wayback Wednesday. Today, we're offering a recap of our experiences during the event in this exclusive preview.


Shores of the Great River Preview

Update 6: Shores of the Great River is poised to bring some exciting changes to Lord of the Rings Online. We have an interesting preview of some of these changes today. Read it through and then leave us your thoughts in the comments.


Bringing Riders of Rohan in 2012

Turbine is ready to talk about the next Lord of the Rings Online expansion, Riders of Rohan. We've got a firsthand look at what players can expect from Riders of Rohan and LotRO in 2012. Check it out!


The Prince of Rohan Preview

Lord of the Rings Online players have been enjoying the Rise of Isengard expansion for a couple of months. With the recent Prince of Rohan update, players continue the epic storyline. We have a preview of some of the content players will encounter in Prince of Rohan. Read on and then leave us a comment or two.


Rise of Isengard Impressions

With the announcement that Lord of the Rings Online would be expanding this fall, Turbine generated a lot of excitement as players would finally get to Isengard. MMORPG.com's Drew Wood had the opportunity to check out some of the Rise of Isengard expansion and has some impressions to offer. Check it out and then let us know what you're looking forward to in the comments.


Update 3 Developer Walkthrough

Turbine and the Lord of the Rings development team have been working quite hard during the first half of 2011 to bring to large updates into the game. MMORPG.com Lead Writer Bill Murphy recently had the opportunity to participate in a developer walkthrough of Update 3 with Turbine developers Linda Currie and Aaron Campbell. See what Bill discovered during his guided tour.


F2P Session

MMORPG.com writer Jaime Skelton recently had the opportunity to spend time with Lord of the Rings Online producer Aaron Campbell. During their session, Jaime was treated to a firsthand look at the upcoming free to play scaled instance Enedwaith. See what she thought of the new material and her thoughts about LOTRO's F2P model.


Volume III, Book I Tour

MMORPG.com's Bill Murphy writes this recounting of his preview tour of the upcoming Volume III, Book I update to Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online.


Siege of Mirkwood Preview

William Murphy recently took a tour of the upcoming expansion to Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online, Siege of Mirkwood. Today, he shares his experiences.


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