#LOTRO: Gift of the Valar–Who is it for?

posted this on December 13th, 2013.
Categorized as Gift of the Valar, goat, leveling, lotro, LotRO News, LotRO store, moria, Virtues.

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Yesterday Turbine announced the Gift of the Valar is officially a thing on live servers. From December 13th – 19th, you have the option of buying a package in game that will auto level one character to level 50 with some bonuses. Who should buy this package?

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#LOTRO: Helm’s Deep Release Notes

posted this on November 20th, 2013.
Categorized as expansion, Helm's Deep, known issues, lotro, LotRO News, Release Notes, turbine.

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Full link: http://cstm.mymiddleearth.com/2013/11/lotro-helms-deep-release-notes/

The release notes for Helm’s Deep have been published and they are pretty extensive.  They contain information about the new Epic Battles, new regions, class changes and more!  Check them out and let us know what you’re looking forward to the most!

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#LOTRO: Helms Deep Beta Key Codes Available Again!

posted this on September 26th, 2013.
Categorized as beta, expansion, Facebook, Helm's Deep, lotro, LotRO News.

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In case you missed out on the last offering of beta keys, right now you can snag a Helms Deep beta key from LOTRO’s Facebook page!

No contest or drawing. All you need to have is a Facebook account, “like” the LOTRO page and allow the giveaway app (Offerpop) Turbine is using permissions and they will hand you a code.

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#LOTRO Helm’s Deep First Look!

posted this on September 18th, 2013.
Categorized as Big Battle, crafting, ents, epic storyline, expansion, Helm's Deep, lotro, LotRO News, turbine, walkthrough, war-steed, Warband.

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The Wold is being overrun, the riders are being outflanked, Saruman’s army is growing ever vigilant, Edoras is in peril, the kings strength is failing, it is time to retreat to the refuge of Helm’s Deep.

This year Turbine gave us the honor of yet again getting a behind the scenes look at Turbines new expansion to their popular MMO Lord of the Rings Online! CSTM had the unique opportunity of receiving a guided walkthrough of western Rohan and Helm’s Deep. Not only did we receive the traditional media overview of Rohan but we were also able to split off into two different groups of press to get two similar but still uniquely different walkthroughs of the game.

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#LOTRO: Helm’s Deep Launches November 18th and Pre-Order Offer

posted this on September 12th, 2013.
Categorized as expansion, Helm's Deep, lotro, LotRO News, pre-order, turbine, Videos.

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Full link: http://cstm.mymiddleearth.com/2013/09/lotro-helms-deep-launches-november-18th-and-pre-order-offer/

Turbine has a press release announcing their 5th expansion for The Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) for November 18, 2013.

Featured highlights for the expansion:


  • Experience the Battle for Helm’s Deep – Fight to defend Helm’s Deep starting as early as level 10, when your character enlists as a soldier in the Battle of the Hornburg, the most epic conflict yet in The Lord of the Rings Online.  Earn rewards for your contribution to the war effort – win or lose, your skill makes a difference!
  • Explore new landscapes across Western Rohan – Explore the Westemnet of Rohan and rally each of the five ridings as Rohan returns to glory. Traverse the capital of Edoras, mysterious Dunharrow, and the fortress of the Hornburg within Helm’s Deep.
  • Advance from levels 85 to 95 – Experience 10 new levels, from 85 to 95, with new skills and completely updated class specializations. Both mounted and un-mounted combat will challenge you as you war against the evil forces of Saruman.
  • Continue the Epic Story – Encounter beloved characters such as Aragorn, Éowyn, and Éomer. Restore King Théoden to his rightful throne while you defend the peoples of Rohan at Helm’s Deep.
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#LOTRO: Rank Farming Abuse Policy

posted this on August 28th, 2013.
Categorized as creep, freep, lotro, LotRO News, monster play, multi-boxing, PvMP, pvp.

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Full link: http://cstm.mymiddleearth.com/2013/08/lotro-rank-farming-abuse-policy/

Today Turbine’s Customer Service Manager, River, came to the forums to announce a new policy regarding rank farmers in PVMP that is effective immediately.

“Rank Farming” is officially defined as the intentional surrender of your character to an enemy; resulting in a purposeful defeat and a gain of Infamy or Glory to increase rank. Rank Farming is specific to Ettenmoors PvMP (Freep vs. Monster Player). The enemy can be controlled by any player – either the same player controlling the surrendering character, or someone else.

Participation in Rank Farming is an abuse of our game mechanics, and against our rules. Customer Service can identify this behavior and will take the appropriate action on both accounts involved, based on our findings. This activity can also be reported to the in-game staff for review.

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#LOTRO: XP Boost Weekend

posted this on August 22nd, 2013.
Categorized as double experience, lotro, LotRO News.

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Full link: http://cstm.mymiddleearth.com/2013/08/lotro-xp-boost-weekend/

This boost weekend is actually already active and is up through the weekend until August 26th. This is a 100% XP boost that appears as a small heart buff for your character.

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#LOTRO Summer Festival Extended and Loot Box Weekend

posted this on August 6th, 2013.
Categorized as extended, loot boxes, lootboxes, lotro, LotRO News, Summer Festival.

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Summer Festival Extended

Due to the unexpected connection outages that some LOTRO players experienced over the weekend, Turbine is extending the LOTRO Summer Festival though to next Monday to give those who needed some time to collect tokens to buy up the goodies they want before the festival shuts down for the year.

Found in the LOTRO Launcher:

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Kinship Renames Available For Free!

posted this on July 8th, 2013.
Categorized as kinship, LotRO News, rename, services.

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Full link: http://cstm.mymiddleearth.com/2013/07/kinship-renames-available-for-free/


The ability to rename your kinship has not been available for some time. I wasn’t even aware this was an option so I cannot speak as to when the option was closed. Today CarpeNoctem on the forums has announced their return and a significant price change!

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The Weekend is for Dancing! Fri 5 – Sat 6th July.

posted this on July 5th, 2013.
Categorized as Events, lotro, LotRO News.

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Full link: http://lotroplayers.mymiddleearth.com/2013/07/05/the-weekend-is-for-dancing-5-6th-july-2/

The Weatherstock  Concert Series is now in full swing. This coming weekend we are so lucky as to have the opportunity to be entertained by three of our Weatherstock bands.

Scroll down and take note of the times and places of each event then grab your best outfit and dancing shoes. I’ll meet you there!

We have The Shades on the 5th July Bree Stage

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