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One of the probably-not-very-interesting things about me is that I'm somewhat of a video game soundtrack aficionado. Ever since MP3s became all the rage, I've been collecting my favorite tunes from console and computer games, often replacing the in-game score with my own personal soundtrack. MMO...

July 8th 2011 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Despite what the brochures may tell you, Lord of the Rings Online's Middle-earth isn't all puppy dogs, sparkly rainbows and ice cream wagons. In fact, when you take a moment to stop screenshotting the living daylights out of the Shire, you'll quickly realize just how dark, cold and brutal this worl...

October 15th 2010 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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This past week I finally finished Volume 1 of the epic storyline for the very first time in my LotRO career. Yeah, I know, welcome to 2008, right? My inner survey department says that 60% of this column's readers finished Volume 1 a long time ago (and perhaps many times since), and are currently si...

July 23rd 2010 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Turbine? We need to talk. When you're going to drop one of the biggest game-changing announcements since launch, doing so an hour before I'm posting an article talking about how LotRO's been so quiet -- when I have no time to rewrite it -- is a good way to see if you can get my head to explode. Do...

June 11th 2010 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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While the weekends are a great time to catch up on that to-do list, they're also fabulous for spending some richly-deserved downtime, immersing yourself in experiences you love. Considering how many Lord of the Rings Online One Shots we seem to get, we'd guess there are quite a number of our reader...

May 16th 2010 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Have you considered traveling into the Old Forest, only to turn back at the first sound of a tree creaking maliciously or a wolf growing threateningly? Fear not, for you are not alone. In fact, many heroes and adventurers find themselves lost and slightly afraid of what's within those dark, ancient...

February 19th 2009 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Ahh, the Old Forest. Lord of the Rings Online players have mixed emotions about this area: fear, respect, probably a very healthy portion of loathing as they stumble around in circles for far too long trying to get through it. It is here that you may stumble upon Goldberry, who has just been given h...

April 25th 2008 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Tom Bombadil is one of the most mysterious and bizarre characters in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth canon. Nobody, not even Tolkien himself, knows exactly what he is or what he represents, but he's depicted in such an impacting way that some readers theorized he might even be a manifestation of Middl...

November 8th 2007 at 9:01pm 0 Comments