Category Archives: LotRO

I scream, you scream, they all scream (but no ice cream)

LotRO calls them “Shouts” and “Cries.” After the 15th or so it’s just screaming. Every character appears to have them.  Lots of humanoid mobs appear to have them. If you play LotRO have you noticed how vocal the world is? … Continue reading

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There and back again.

LotRO’s next expansion is announced: Rise of Isengard™. I went Free-to-Play with LotRO months ago.  The wife has maintained her VIP account. What caught my eye about the announcement was the pre-order perks (which were available immediately): All three Rohirrim Style Mounts with … Continue reading

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Teach a toon to fish

Give a toon a fish, and he’ll sell it as vendor trash. Teach a toon to fish, well that’s a different story. Both World of Warcraft and Lord of the Rings Online offer fishing. Mechanically, the operation is fairly similar … Continue reading

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The Lone Lands

It was a great weekend in Middle Earth.  My Warden, above, has reached level 22, and the wife and I are making things right in the Lone Lands.  He’s been crafted some level 21 weapons, the spear and javelin on … Continue reading

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Surfing into the Barrow Downs

I remember way back, my first weekend in Irvine, CA and I was getting ready to start my studies at the University of California there.  I’d found my apartment and was spending some time at Corona del Mar beach.  Beside … Continue reading

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Here and back again.

Just watched a documentary about J.R.R. Tolkien and decided to join the wife in Middle Earth for a bit. Our earlier couple, a Champion and a Burglar, were having a bit of difficulty in the Barrow Downs.  I guess when … Continue reading

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