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While we relayed to you several details of the five new dungeons coming with Lord of the Rings Online's Echoes of the Dead update, it's still great to be able to see them as well. Today, Turbine released screens for three of the instances for our visual consumption. Stoneheight is a town under s...

March 15th 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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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...

March 15th 2011 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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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...

February 25th 2011 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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The next few years promise to be exciting ones for fans of Middle-earth. Ever since The Return of the King debuted in theaters in 2003, audiences have clamored for more of Tolkien on the big screen -- specifically, The Hobbit. After nearly a decade of back-and-forth negotiating and legal entanglem...

November 12th 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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On August 21, 2007, Book 10: The City of Kings was released and opened up the city of Annúminas was for players to experience. Unfortunately, the city had been invaded by the forces of Angmar, and players had to fight to keep certain points of the city friendly to them. If they failed, the e...

April 24th 2008 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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In releasing Book 13 on its one-year anniversary, the Lord of the Rings Online finishes off its first year with five large content updates, known as Books. In addition to new epic storylines, the lore progressed significantly this past year as new Books were added. Let's take a look at all the chang...

April 24th 2008 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Today we bring you what Lockwood of The Shadows kinship from the Laurelin server has called a "fan favorite" -- Gollum! He tells us that this screen was taken in the South Trollshaws in Lord of the Rings Online, and before he bumped his graphic settings up. Even with lower graphic settings, it's cr...

April 15th 2008 at 2:15pm 0 Comments
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Shadows loom in the darkened forest, swallowing the intrepid explorer Twarsong and creating today's eerie One Shots image. While we can assure you that this is indeed Lord of the Rings Online, the Trollshaws isn't an area we see here too terribly often. It certainly isn't as bright and cheery as ma...

April 10th 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Tâl Bruinen is the focus of a new article in the Lord of the Rings Online lorebook, and we get to find out why the area is so uninhabited. Once upon a time, there were many small settlements in Tâl Bruinen (which is located in The Trollshaws, south of Rivendell). Now only a few camps of...

March 26th 2008 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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The next point of interest is being featured at the Lord of the Rings Online official website. This time we're treated to the history of the outpost Echad Candelleth. This way-station was established by a scout that Elrond sent to search for servants of the Enemy. She was an Elf-woman, and her name...

January 25th 2008 at 10:00pm 0 Comments