How do I get to the game itself?
There is a big download button which will start you on your way.
Lord of the Rings Online is free to play, but it's not an "online" game. You need to download and install a fairly large game client, which only runs under Windows.
If you are reading this message, click the Home tab and look for a Download link.
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