Lord of the Rings Online Review: Be a Part of the Story That Unfolds

Lord of the Rings Online Review: Be a Part of the Story That Unfolds

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We’ve all seen the Lord of The Rings series, been entangled by the tales of The Hobbits and the rich history of Middle Earth by the one and only J.R.R. Tolkien. Thanks to Mr. Jeffrey Anderson from Turbine, Inc. we may now weave our own tale and live out our Middle Earth fantasies .

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Background story 

Since 2007 (to present), LOTRO has been run as an open world free-to-play game with certain player subscription benefits. However, Turbine, Inc kept it fair by allowing players to earn store point credits throughout their progress. Hence, a non-paying player may eventually benefit as such. The game was able to survive till date due to its loyal Tolkien roleplaying community of players and the desire that is to fulfil their life-long dream, that is to live in Middle Earth.

However, based on my experience I realized that LOTRO had only made a small impact on MMORPG players,as simply put as “It’s so predictable”. Yes, we all know the epic ending to the series and how it generally plays out. But the movies are literally the tip of the iceberg, or the tip of Uranus (I mean the cold planet, not what you’re thinking) itself, behind the rich and dark history of the One Ring. All the compelling drama, shocking turn-of-events and heart-breaking tragedies that befell Middle Earth were not entailed. Even the after-story or after life of Middle Earth has some juicy lore.

Why you Should Play Lotro?

() Free-to-play and sales occur almost weekly with essentials for your characters.

() Friendly community, kinship (guild) with housing systems.

() Thousands of quest featuring kill, collect, interact, and even miscellaneous. Yes, even eating some pies, drinking a pint of ale and performing on stage while other players throw scrap or cheer for you. Role-playing is literally the heart and soul of this game.

() Tons of epic steeds and items only unlockable by progressing in the game to ensure paid subscription players are not having the upper hand. (We wouldn’t want that)

() Large scale battles featuring wars, 12 to 24 man raids and skirmishes that make you feel like you are living in the moment. The thrill and excitement is immense.

() You’re bored and you need to beautiful sceneries for your Instagram. No kidding, some of the best sceneries in the game, were captured by players adventuring and questing. Seasonal events are the best out of all. Especially, the coming winter where earnable cosmetics make you look extra-fabulous.

LOTRO features

The Hobbits

The small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keeps darkness at bay. The act of kindness and love” – Gandalf the Grey. We all wanted to be Bilbo at some point, let’s just do it!

The Man

Powerful and ambitious, but also the most gifted of all races. Even in Tolkien’s universe, politics are just not great with humans, so let’s stick to adventuring.

The Elves

Immortal, wisest and the fairest of all Middle Earth beings” – Galadriel

Come on, none of you ever dreamt of being Legolas? Being a pretty boy and stealthily dangerous.

The Dwarves

Great miners, craftsmen and conqueror of mountains.

In addition to being the toughest of all races, they have beard goals, let’s face it.

The Beorning

Skin-changers, able to take a form of a beast imbued with a strong sense of righteousness, loyalty and above all, a love towards nature itself.

Summary

So what are you waiting for? Hop on the hype and carve your own Middle Earth adventures and learn the stories that may unfold.

PS: Let’s face it, we all wanted to bash in some Orcish skulls, tear down some Wargs and shine a bright light on the Trolls after witnessing Tauriel weep as Kili faded away.

HERE’S YOUR CHANCE!

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Jose PasillasWhich Server should i play on?

13 hours ago

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Timothy Cedar Sr.Free code of the week is for a free key, use code MORSTURDY

14 hours ago

Lance Gamoramobile game or PC?

5 hours ago

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Robbie McLachlanOlly Scott

12 hours ago   ·  1

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Issue 20 of the LOTRO Beacon is now available! https://www.lotro.com/en/game/articles/lotro-beacon-issue-20 #LOTRO

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Colin DallI don't understand why people who obviously don't like the game are even here watching the stream. Make your life happier, and stop following the things you dislike.

20 hours ago   ·  11

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Eric HawleyFor the High Elf, is there going to be any type of advantage, difference with the existing elf class or is it basically the same with different movement and facial look?

20 hours ago   ·  2

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Fabiano AttoliniBeing able to play your class as intended is BASIC and those things should be addressed before any more content is made. And im not even talking about class balance, just bugs and trait lines.

20 hours ago   ·  1

Simon LassakAre there plans for class-set items we haven't seen yet or are they coming with the raid? And are there plans to balance the rune-keeper healing compared the ministrel?

20 hours ago   ·  1

Domen BrumecI've been charged extra tax on purchase and haven't gotten no reply from support yet. What is the normal response time of the team?

20 hours ago

Joe Meadis this sort of like an advertisement to a game ? I heard there was an MMORPG LOTR but that it was a sh*t game, is this video like a new update or something and trying to encourage players back ? I'm lost.

20 hours ago   ·  1

Rick KuntzHas the Shadowed Essence Recipe been added for Scholar? The vendor has 1 for all other crafts but It has been missing for the Scholar for the past 2 betas and I have bug reported it both times.

20 hours ago

Shane HeinrichI just downloaded all the updates. Surprised to find one of the main things I was hoping had been worked on hasn't been touched.. I'd rather Warsteeds be completely removed than be the disappointing rubber-banding, lagging

20 hours ago

Rene EhlersHow long a downtime are you expecting for the launch? 4-12 hours or more?

20 hours ago   ·  2

Gor MiotEven WoW: Legion costed 69$ and you want 130$ for cosmetics and copy pasted graphics?

20 hours ago   ·  2

Aaron GarciaI think there may be some increased worries on class balance because the mechanical scaling caused by increase in level cap, favours some classes over others. But so long as all classes have a role to play in group content players will be happy.

20 hours ago   ·  1

Cassandra Castaldo-GlowackiIs the Mordor release as big as the Moria one? (land wise that is).

20 hours ago   ·  1

Missy JonesPeas give us another octave in music system, Precious?

20 hours ago

Júlio TochetoHey everyone, someone can tell me please if the Lotro still with lotro points?

20 hours ago   ·  1

Tj JamesTyler Keich: It has too much lag to be Minecraft.

20 hours ago   ·  2

Rene EhlersWill there be new cosmetic clothing coming for the allegiance factions?

20 hours ago   ·  1

Rene EhlersTimothy, Cord spoke to that earlier: Races are locked to classes, so no.

20 hours ago   ·  1

Luke ChambersThanks. You guys do a great job. It's important you know that.

20 hours ago   ·  1

Timothy Cedar Sr.Will we ever be able to buy a race change? Like from elf to dwarf.

20 hours ago   ·  1

Sophia EstherThere are light bonuses and a self Rez mainly that I've heard as bonuses

20 hours ago

Sophia EstherThere are female dwarves, you just can't tell because they all have beards and deep voices

20 hours ago   ·  1

Fabiano AttoliniMicrosoft took Paintbrush from Windows and this is what we get.

20 hours ago   ·  1

Fabiano Attoliniis this the cinematics? looks just terrible as the one with golum in previous update.

20 hours ago

Bart Bazsikthe new Pvmparmour comes out when and with wich stats and essences or not?

20 hours ago   ·  1

Michael EversMines of Moria was still one of the best expansions

20 hours ago   ·  2

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