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Lord of the Rings Online: Welcome Back Week July 9-15th

Examiner.com writes:

"Turbine is offering a "Welcome Back Week" from July 9th until July 15th. For those who have already played Lord of the Rings Online, you can reactivate your account starting tomorrow, and play for a week for free.

For all players of Lord of the Rings Online, you'll also get to indulge in a 25% experience boost (which stacks with rested bonus.) "

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JoySticksFTW5456d ago

I made it to 49lvl Burg and a Master Chef, but quit soon after.

It didn't capture that magical feel of EQ or the camaraderie and sense of accomplishment of FFXI which forced you to group to get anywhere... sans you Beastmasters :)

The community was great though for the most part, but again -- that was when I first started.

For those that care...

You can solo (both grind or quest) to lvl but obviously having help makes things go much quicker and you will miss the best content without a group.

And not a huge time-investment is required-- at least compared to other legendary mmo time-sinks

Blasphemy5456d ago (Edited 5456d ago )

I played this game for a little bit. It reminded me to much of WoW though so I didn't play for long. I remember SE doing something like the for FF XI players but instead of a free week they would do a whole month.

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As The 17th Anniversary Approaches, Lord Of The Rings Online Details 2024 Plans

New raids, class updates, festivals and more are on the calendar.

OtterX151d ago

Now this makes me feel old! I remember playing the beta while I worked at Gamestop. I honestly didn't even know this game was still online! A quick search showed that it's even F2P now, so I may check it out for nostalgia's sake.

I only subbed at launch for 1-2 months bc I was already caught up in WoW at the time. I love the LotR universe though and would like to see how it's being handled these days.

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With Before the Shadow, Lord of the Rings Online Is Still Growing Strong | COGconnected

Before the Shadow is the latest expansion to the still-thriving MMORPG, Lord of the Rings Online, introducing new regions and mechanics.

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Middle-earth Enterprises sends cease-and-desist letter to LOTRO rogue server project

From MMORPG: "Some Lord of the Rings Online players may have been aware of an unofficial rogue server project that was set to release this month called Echoes of Angmar. Aiming to create a true vanilla version of LOTRO, trait lines and map-less Old Forest and all, the server ran the real risk of drawing legal ire down on its head because of the unlicensed use of a very much still-operating and still-in-development MMO.

PLAY LOTRO FOR FREEAnd in fact, the Echoes of Angmar’s team received a cease-and-desist letter from Middle-earth Enterprises today demanding the cessation of all work and operation: “It is thus with a heavy heart that we must ask that you immediately cease all of your unauthorized use of Echoes of Angmar, and all other Tolkien-related IP on all platforms.”

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