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The Lord of the Rings Online is now free on Steam


1:00 PM on 06.06.2012
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Finally! This is my favorite free-to-play MMO and I can't recommend it enough. It doesn't have the same level of polish as a lot of new games like Rift or Star Wars: The Old Republic, but it does a great job of immersing you into the lore of Middle Earth. The gameplay is similar to Everquest II, but it does borrow a lot of modern mechanics from World of Warcraft like daily quests and titles.

If you fancy running around as a hobbit, killing Nazgul, or hanging out with Strider, you should give The Lord of the Rings Online a try. It's free, so what do you have to lose? If you like it, you can also grab a starter pack on sale right now for $14.99 that will let you ride mounts, gain XP 25% faster, and explore three quest packs. Even if you don't want to drop a dime on it, it's still a fantastic game.

Also, you can play instruments in the game and it's very easy to use text files as sheet music. This leads to many hours of standing around in town doing nothing but playing the lute.








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11:00 AM on 12.15.2013
LOTR Online selling level 50 character boosts

So yeah, you can now legitimately buy a level 50 boost for your Lord of the Rings Online characters directly from the developers via the MMO's online store until December 19. They've named it the 'Gift of the Valar' and ...more



6:00 AM on 11.20.2013
Lord of the Rings Online: Helm's Deep expansion out today

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11:00 AM on 10.18.2013
Lord of the Rings Online is having a 100% XP boost month

Coming off of its fifth expansion, Lord of the Rings Online keeps on truckin', and from now until November 17th, you can enjoy a full month of 100% XP boosts. The campaign itself is presumably to slingshot players into the He...more



8:00 PM on 10.15.2012
Calling all Horse Lords! Riders of Rohan content released

If you've been looking for a reason to venture back into the lands of Middle Earth, or are just looking to pass the time before the next Peter Jackson film, Turbine has got you covered. Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainm...more



11:00 PM on 02.28.2012
Lord of the Rings Online has a new box copy at GameStop

The Lord of the Rings Online: Mithril Edition is now available exclusively from GameStop in stores and online. This $29.99 boxed copy includes an exclusive "Steed of the Horse-lords" mount, the "Path of the Fellowship" quest ...more



3:15 PM on 12.08.2011
New screenshots for LOTRO: The Prince of Rohan

The updates keep coming for the Lord of the Rings Online in 2011. On December 12, users will get a chance to play a new update entitled "The Prince of Rohan." This follows just a few months after the Rise of Isengard which la...more




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