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An Open Letter from the Bounders of the Shire

Good Gentlehobbits and Friends of the Shire, the Bounders are calling for your aid!

The Shire has long been a happy, quiet land, with little need to know of or care about movements in the great lands beyond.   However, in the last years, threats have been increasing at our borders.  Strange persons and creatures can be seen prowling in ever greater numbers, with the once exotic glimpse of a travelling elf or dwarf growing more common by the day.

New Quarterly Wallpapers are here! (Q3 2013 Edition)

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Mounted Combat 2.0: A Tale of Problems & Solutions

A few months back, a small group of us started to meet and discuss what we would like to build for Mounted Combat 2.0. We started by looking at your feedback from the first implementation of the feature that went live with Riders of Rohan. By far, the biggest complaint was that people were having trouble with the War-Steed movement.

Update 11: Volume III, Book 10 Quest Notes

Welcome to another edition of Quest Notes! I like to take a few pages every so often to keep you all posted on the current state of the Epic Story in LOTRO and to provide some choice tidbits concerning the adventures on which your character soon will embark.

Update 11 Developer Notes: Housing Foreclosure and Escrow Changes

Vacant houses. They take up space and make it hard for folks to find a home close their friends. In preparation for some cool housing updates later this year, it’s time to clean up those old homes and get them back on the market.

The One Fund Cloak

To raise awareness for The One Fund, the LOTRO team has created The One Fund Cloak!

Update 11: Treachery of the White Hand

The epic story continues as you are called to the remote region of Wildermore


Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment unveiled today The Lord of the Rings Online™: Helm’s Deep™, the next expansion to the award-winning free-to-play massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) developed by Turbine. 

New Quarterly Wallpapers are available!

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FAQ: Hobbit Presents
Find out more about the upcoming reward system called Hobbit Presents!
Bullroarer Took Day 2013 Screenshot Contest Winners!

Announcing the winners of our Bullroarer Took Day 2013 Screenshot Contest!

Fashion Week Screenshot Contest 2013 - The Winners!

Here are the winners for the 2013 Fashion Week Screenshot Contest!

We are very pleased to announce the LOTRO Player Council!

Starting March 22st, 2013, we invite players to apply for the LOTRO Player’s Council.

Bullroarer Took Screenshot Contest 2013 Rules, Terms and Conditions


Fashion Week: Schedule of Events 2013

All times listed in /servertime. (Eastern Time, -4 GMT)

Come Join Us For Middle-earth Fashion Week 2013!

Adventuring never looked this good! From March 11th to the 18th it’s Fashion Week here in LOTRO. Pull out your finest fabrics and make sure to participate in these various community and in-game events.

Middle-earth Fashion Week Fashion Contest

Sure, you adventurers may fight through the swamps, ditches, and battlegrounds of Middle-earth, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dress to impress! It’s Middle-earth Fashion Week and we want to see your latest couture combinations! 

Bullroarer Took Day 2013 -- You Could Win a Copy of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey!

Come celebrate Bullroarer Took day with us! On March 14th we’ll begin accepting screen shots from all over Middle-earth honouring the mighty Bullroarer Took! You could win a copy of The Hobbit on Blu-Ray! (it’s about another very famous Hobbit you might have heard about.)

Update 10 - Critical Defence Revision

As part of an ongoing examination of the Combat System, we have been making adjustments to the nature of Critical Hits in LotRO.

Update 10: Warden Stat Change - Agility Wardens!

Hey everybody! DEViled_Egg here to talk about the Warden stat changes. I’ll be going over what’s changing, how, why, and what we’ll be doing to ease this transition. RockX will also provide some more details on the change and what this means from an itemization perspective.

Update 10 - Instance Cluster Developer Diary

The second half of the instance cluster takes place within the lands of Erebor, at the town of Dale and at the Lonely Mountain. It tells the story of the Battle of Dale and Siege of Erebor. Sauron sent a large Easterling army north to defeat the Men of Dale and Dwarves of Erebor at the same time he was engaged with Gondor.


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