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David Braben released a new update on the development of upcoming sci-fi sandbox game Elite: Dangerous, while the success of the game's Kickstarter campaign still remains uncertain. Star Citizen's developers revealed several of the game's ships; developer Chris Roberts made the bold claim that th...

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As I reported last week, I've recently rerolled as a Hobbit Minstrel in an effort to refresh my attitude toward the game, to get a different perspective, and to continue my series in which I go through all of the single-player quests in the game. It's been, in a word, smashing. Having been ...

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It's hard to believe that it's been 10 years to the month since The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring came out in movie theaters. It's even harder to process that Peter Jackson will be bringing us back to Middle-earth with the two Hobbit films starting a year from now. The Jackson trilogy...

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A couple of weeks ago I decided to embark on a long-planned project to play through the entirety of Lord of the Rings Online -- or at least a whole heck of a lot more than I ever have previously. My thought was that in the rush to level and progress, I had been skipping much of the content that m...

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MMOs are often the place we go to get away from the routine of life, where we can explore exotic worlds and cull all life from them in pursuit of the almighty ding. Even though this virtual exploration is fun, from time to time the locales call to us strongly. "Come!" they say. "Visit us! Ignore ...

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Right now, Lord of the Rings Online is in a brief respite between the insanity of PAX East and the upcoming March 21st release date for its next big update, Echoes of the Dead. To say that there's a lot coming with this update is a vast understatement, so it was great to get a sneak peek at the f...

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Say the words "there and back again" to any Lord of the Rings fan, and you'll likely immediately conjure up images of the Shire in his mind. It is one of the favorite areas of several Lord of the Rings Online players we've spoken to, and it's the very spot we see in today's sunny One Shots. This ...

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Lately I've been playing world traveler with my level 43 Lore-master as he's bouncing all over Middle-earth in what used to be the high-level zones of the game: Trollshaws, Angmar, Forochel, Misty Mountains, and Eregion. Once again, I'm struck by just how cohesive this place feels -- it's not a c...

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We're huge fans of breaking away from the computer and going to have fun under that giant fiery ball in the sky. We know it sounds weird, but sometimes you just can't resist when the weather is nice. Of course, when it's too hot and yucky outside, that's when we're all for staying in and enjoying ...

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You can imagine the sheer excitement of Lord of the Rings Online players today as they get ready to log in and get their Book 7 gaming on. With so many great new things coming, it's definitely one heck of a good time to be a Lord of the Rings Online player! As such, we figured today was a great da...

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Welcome to Know Your LotRO Lore, a new weekly column here at Massively showcasing the lore of J.R.R. Tolkien's world as it intersects with Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online. For some, the holidays are already over, but for many they've just begun. Throughout Middle-earth, none are known better fo...

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Welcome to Know Your LotRO Lore, a new weekly column here at Massively showcasing the lore of J.R.R. Tolkien's world as it intersects with Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online. Known as essentially the main characters of Tolkien's books, Hobbits are an interesting bunch that have been admired and co...

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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 s...

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Amdir, a Ranger found in the town of Archet, is the subject of an update to the Lord of the Rings Online lorebook. The Nazgûl entering the Shire seemed to cause an increase in the Blackwold brigand troubles in Bree-land, and so Amdir was sent to Archet to investigate. Here he attended to the p...

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Today's One Shots signals the return of one of our regular contributors, Lockwood! He sent in today's One Shots (with a few more you'll see in upcoming days) with the following note: [This shot was picked] after several minutes sifting through the many shots I've taken (and realizing that the best...

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There's an odd feeling of satisfaction that comes from a really productive resource-gathering run -- knowing that you've spent your time at maximum efficiency and have picked up what you need to break into a new tradeskill tier, and can retire to the crafting area for the simple combines. Well, TenT...

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As everyone knows, a large portion of a Hobbit's existence is occupied with consuming pies, and nosing around other Hobbit's business. But behind the scenes, there are the middlemen that allow this to continue. Who delivers these pies? Who moves the mail that other Hobbits have the pleasure of tryin...

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The Lord of the Rings Online Yule-tide festivities are comprised of a single level 1 quest resulting in a snow-covered tree for your front yard. Not quite on the scale of the Harvest Festival, but something fun to do and the reward looks great on your virtual lawn. The problem is that all the runnin...

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Turbine have returned to their Lord of the Rings Online lorebook groove with a spotlight on Ost Forod, one of the main outposts in the Evendim region. Last week it was wolf-men, this week it's brigands and tomb raiders. No, not Lara Croft. Northeast of Lake Evendim (which in itself is north and east...

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