LOTRO Echoes of the Dead Release Date

This has been reported previously but I was waiting for someone from Turbine to actually come out and say it – and last night Sapience did confirm March 21st as the launch date for Echoes of the Dead. They also seem to be doing quite a few contests over twitter, so it …

LOTRO Developer Diary – Battle for Moria

Berephon walks us through the much talked about and long awaited changes to the 2.5.5 Instance group.  This is part of the overall re-vamp of Volume 2 to make it soloable but it slightly different as they’re making these instances fully scalable skirmishes as well.  These fights shape up very …

New LOTRO Store Items on Bullroarer

Before you freak out too much, remember these are still in beta and as we’ve seen before things can and do change.  Some items might be removed completely while others may have their prices changed.  I originally was quite panicked when I looked at the list of added items but …

LOTRO Developer Diary – Solofication of Volume 2

A new voice for today’s diary, Bob “Maurath” Hess walks us through the process of re-working Volume 2 in a similar fashion as Volume 1 such that these first two volumes of the epic line can be solo’d.  Where this gets stickier with Volume 2 is that many of the …

Turbine Continues to Update Echoes of the Dead

Another patch has hit Bullroarer for the upcoming Echoes of the Dead update, and I must say I’m surprised as this seems to be the most patched update ever to come to Bullroarer. Remember, anything that says “BULLROARER ONLY” just means it is a tweak or change to something that’s …

LOTRO End Game Content Developer Diaries

We’ve been asking and waiting for a while now and Turbine has released two different diaries one focused on the instance cluster and the other on the 12-man raid Ost Dunhoth. TsiengLiu starts off with walking through the new cluster which includes 2 3-mans, 2 6-mans, and the 12 man …

Updated LOTRO Legendary Items on Bullroarer

With all the discussion on this topic, I wanted to check things out on Bullroarer and see how these all play out.  There were a few things I really wanted to check out: How the existing high tier relics works with Melding Items you can now create via this system …

LOTRO Developer Diary on Crafting Changes

Another diary up today walking through the various Crafting Changes coming with Echoes of the Dead. This diary walks through the 4 main areas of the update: New Crafting Tutorials Revamping the Crafting Quests Updates for Tailor and Metalsmith New Recipes For the tutorials, I really appreciate this for the …

Armor sets for LOTRO Echoes of the Dead Updated

I haven’t finished them completely but wanted to get a quick update of the new set stats.  Some nice boosts for sure, and interesting set bonuses.  Of interest to note that each of the sets now has 2 options with identical stats but slightly different set bonuses.  These are much …

Latest LOTRO Bullroarer Patch Notes

The server is down until 2pm Eastern to apply these updates. There are quite a few tweaks here and there and many are things that fix what was done in the previous patch, that’s why they’re labeled “Bullroarer Only” as live will never see them. Various fixes are in that …