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The worst part of having a great night of partying is always that blasted morning after! Whether you're talking about real-life overindulgences like cookout food and frosty beverages, or in-game happenings like too much ale at the Summer Festival in Lord of the Rings Online, there's always that per...

July 5th 2010 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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The halcyon days of summer are upon us, and between trips to the beach and leveling up our cooking skill at the grill, it's a perfect time to celebrate the outdoors. Of course, Lord of the Rings Online is all about the outdoors -- the hobbits have yet to perfect internet access -- and to encourage...

June 29th 2010 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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June 29th is just a few days away, and if you're a Lord of the Rings Online player in Europe, that means it's almost party time! The Summer Festival is returning to Middle-earth, bringing all of your old favorites such as Keg Racing and Taste of Hobbiton. You've got plenty of time to participate...

June 25th 2010 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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[Special note: Obviously, the news that LotRO is going free-to-play hit after this article was already written, so stay tuned as we dissect what it means for existing and potential new customers next week!] Lately, it feels like we're in a holding pattern for Lord of the Rings Online. The last maj...

June 4th 2010 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Now that the Summer Festival has begun in Lord of the Rings Online, a new developer diary has been posted that tells us a bit about some of the events, and what's different from previous festivals. This year, party invitations have been sent to each player's mailbox. This is more than a formality -...

June 25th 2009 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Once again, Turbine has been kind enough to offer us a sneak peek look at the newest Book update to Lord of the Rings Online. This newest one, Volume 2, Book 8, introduces two new 3-man instances, a 6-man space and their largest instance to date: an enormous 12-man instance with six bosses! In addi...

May 29th 2009 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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It seems that the recent festival has brought in more Lord of the Rings Online pictures in from far and wide. Today's One Shots shows off a kinship riding off for adventure courtesy of a ride from the last festival! Rhedbjerd writes in and tells us more about this particular screenshot: This one di...

October 2nd 2008 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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That's right, after the recent uproar on the forums, Lord of the Rings Online's Summer Festival is back until September 1st, 2008. So if you never finished gaining all of your dance emotes, gathering quests or winning that festival horse, you still have a chance through next weekend.The main reason...

August 23rd 2008 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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The first official patch to Lord of the Rings Online's Book 14 has arrived today, and with it comes mostly bug fixes, gameplay balance issues and crafting improvements. However, some of the most pressing changes were ironically added at the very bottom of the patch notes page.In order of awesomeness...

August 21st 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Way back in early July, we wrote up a complete guide to this year's Summer Festival in Lord of the Rings Online, and now players have the chance to experience this festival on the live servers! This festival comes about 6 weeks later than it did last year, but is packed with much more to do and see...

August 1st 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments