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  • Release Date: 2007
  • Developer: Standing Stone Games
  • Platform: PC

LOTRO’s Warden Class Changes Announced in Developer’s Diary

The developer OnnMacMahal has announced changes to the Warden class in an upcoming update for the game. The Warden class is structured around the use of gambit skills, but the current state of the class faces issues such as a lack of defensive cooldown abilities and underutilized gambit chains. The class also has a large …

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The Lord of the Rings Online Unveils Ambitious 2023 Plans, Including Return to Angmar and System Revisions

The Lord of the Rings Online is set to have a big year in 2023, according to a letter to the players from Lead Systems Designer Allan “Orion” Maki. In the letter, Maki outlined the ambitious goals for the game in the upcoming year, which include updating existing systems and experiences, expanding the game world, …

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Lord of the Rings Update 34.1.2: Delvings Nerfed for Easier Gameplay

The latest update for the popular game Lord of the Rings, Update 34.1.2, has made significant changes to Delvings, reducing the difficulty for players. In the update, Dread has been reduced in high-tier Delvings, making it less punishing for players. Additionally, the Delving Malice “Sauron’s Defence I” no longer auto-stacks, and an issue with “Sauron’s …

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The Lord of the Rings Online Review: Is LOTRO Worth Playing in 2022?

The Lord of the Rings Online has been around for over one and a half decades. Player numbers were in decline for a long time for the veteran MMO but the game has had a resurgence in players over the last year. The game was released in 2007, and it has received several updates over …

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LOTRO Previews the Before the Shadow Delving System

The new Delving system is designed to increase the risk but also reward players undertaking “Before the Shadow” missions. In a recent developer blog post, we get a peek at this new system and how it will work, and what benefits it will bring to players. Delvings are a new mechanic debuting with Before the …

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Update 32: Rangers and Ruins Released for Lord of the Rings Online

Today, Lord of the Rings Online released Update 32: Rangers and Ruins. This update includes a new zone called Angle of Mitheithel for 40-45 level players, as well as new challenges for players to complete. In addition, there are also updates and changes to the Brawler class, with some minor changes as well to the …

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LOTRO’s Shadowfax and Treebeard Progression Servers Open Up New Content and Increase Level Cap

The two Lord of the Rings Online progression servers is opening up new content today. Treebeard is opening up the first of the LOTRO expansions, Mines of Moria, and will see the level cap increased to level 60, while Shadowfax’s faster content schedule means that it is time for Rise of Isengard and a level …

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LOTRO’s Update 32 Will Be Released In February and Introduce a New Raid and Housing in Erebor

LOTRO has just released their newest Producer’s Letter, with Producer Raninia taking over the reins from Severlin The letter sheds some light on what is on the horizon this coming year for LOTRO which is turning 15-years in 2022. The 15th-anniversary celebrations will begin in mid-February with Update 32 which will introduce a new 12-player …

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Patch 30.3 is Live in LOTRO Bringing With it the Brawler & Legendary Item Revamp

The pre-patch for the Lord of the Rings Online’s next expansion is now live. The actual expansion Fate of Gundabad will release next month on November 10th, but players who have pre-purchased the expansion can already now play the new Brawler class. Players can now create Brawler characters and play them! The Brawler is a …

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The Lord of the Rings Online Previews the Brawler Class Ahead of Oct. 13 Release

It’s just a couple of days now until the Brawler is released upon Middle-earth on October 13th, and Standing Stone Games have just given us a short teaser for the new LOTRO class. LOTRO’s next expansion Fate of Gundabad is set to release next month on November 10th.

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LOTRO’s Fate of Gundabad is Available for Pre-Purchase

Fate of Gundabad is set to release in LOTRO on November 10th, but LOTRO players can now pre-purchase the new expansion, bringing the fight to the Dwarven homelands of Gundabad. Following the grueling battles and heavy tolls of the initial assault, Prince Durin and his allies now regroup and prepare their final offensive on the …

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The Lord of the Rings Online is Handing Out a Bunch of Free Content

Standing Stone Games is preparing for the release of Fate of Gundabad, and to get the players prepared they are giving away 26 Quest Packs for free. All you have to do is use the code LOTROQUESTS2021 before November 30th and you are good. In addition, selected Expansion Quests and Instance Clusters can also be …

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