Letters From the West: The Wilds of Wildermore

posted this on July 5th, 2013.
Categorized as fan fiction, fiction, Letters, Letters From the West, Lore and Fiction, lotro, Wildermore.

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Full link: http://lotroplayers.mymiddleearth.com/2013/07/05/letter-1-the-wilds-of-wildermore/

Letters From the West

 

Dearest Bria –

It gladdens me to hear of your survival of the onslaught of our village! Our brother, Borowolf, was likewise encouraged by the news. He gave me a bear-hug that nearly splintered the arrows in my quiver! We agreed to split a keg of Dwarven ale to celebrate our family’s good fortune, a celebration from which Borowolf has yet to regain his full faculties. But fear not! The wolf brothers shall recover as we have many times before.

Much has happened since the fateful attack that left us orphaned and without a home. Since our reunion at the city of Osgiliath, and subsequent banishment (a long story, to be sure), Boro and I have been wandering the strange, largely uninhabited western realm of Middle-Earth. We have many stories of battles, encounters, sadness and celebration to share, and perhaps in time I will be able to recount them to you. For now, however, let me give you a quick description of our current state. As I write on this parchment, my fingers are chilled with the air of Wildermore, a land of frozen ground and dangerous terrain. Warg-riders roam freely in this land, as over much of Rohan these days. Our latest victory in battle came not against men or Orcs, but against a giant of wood and ice. The mighty Nurzum fell to my arrow, and yet the cold remains. It is unclear to those of this region whether the snow will ever melt again, despite felling the crystalline beast.

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Weekly Store Sale Starting June 28,2013

posted this on June 27th, 2013.
Categorized as goat, LotRO store, Quest Pack Sale, stat tomes, steed of rhun, Wildermore, XP Boost.

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Full link: http://cstm.mymiddleearth.com/2013/06/weekly-store-sale-starting-june-282013/

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The following items are on sale from June 28 – July 4. Below you will find the sale listings as well as our recommendation on purchasing.

Free Sample of the Week

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Wildermore Warband Locations

posted this on June 26th, 2013.
Categorized as End Game Guides, lotro, The Academy, Warbands, Wildermore.

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Full link: http://lotroplayers.mymiddleearth.com/2013/06/26/wildermore-warband-locations/

Wildermore Warbands

 

solo = green
small fellowship = purple
fellowship = blue
raid = red

I put this together so I could easily find soloable warbands or if I was looking for a particular warband for the daily Forlaw quest.  I hope you find it useful too.

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LOTRO Reporter Episode 185 – Cari vs. the Stupid Inn League Dudes

posted this on June 1st, 2013.
Categorized as General, Hytbold, lord of the rings online, lotro, lotro reporter, LOTRO Reporter Podcast, mmorpg, Wildermore.

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Full link: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/LordOfTheRingsOnlineReporter/~3/ipxUA3yKUeM/

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Cari and Layanor are all alone this week. We talk about Inn League Quests, Markets, and fashion. Chris’ life was crazy so he couldn’t join us.

Listen now:

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Wildermore Warbands Locations

posted this on May 16th, 2013.
Categorized as games, lord of the rings online, lotro, rpg, Update 11, useful info, Warbands, Wildermore.

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Full link: http://starandshadow.wordpress.com/2013/05/16/wildermore-warbands-locations/

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solo warbands in green
small fellowship in light blue
fellowship in dark blue
raid in pink

nb.  all locations are approximate.  The high knolls blizzard and shaguk are very approximate locations (deduced from memories of a mad warband ride and info on wiki)

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Update 11 Store Updates

posted this on May 13th, 2013.
Categorized as crafting, LotRO store, pricing, relic, store, Update 11, Wildermore.

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Full link: http://casualstrolltomordor.com/2013/05/update-11-store-updates/

Turbine has published a store update for Update 11 listing the changes to the LOTRO Store.

Unfortunately, there is no prices listed for their new items. I am not able to get into game and get these for you at this time but feel free to help out by posting in the comments below!

See the forums for the store offer update post by QuartermasterU.

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LOTRO Update 11 Fan Trailer

posted this on May 10th, 2013.
Categorized as Andang, Community, fan, General, Trailer, Update 11, video, Videos, Wildermore.

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Full link: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cstmfeed/~3/0NkJvPiWjQU/

It is not every day that you get to work with an amazing voice artist and actor like Middle-Earth Network Founder, Tyler Michael Jonsson but that is what I found myself doing this week to create this trailer.  I had already written the script to sound a certain way but thankfully Tyler took it in a slightly different direction and got really into it and that made it sound far better than I could have imagined.  It is a really rewording thing to write something on a page and have an actor bring it to life.  I already had the music picked out before Tyler did the voice and actually had him listen to it while he recorded.  I feel that this allowed for a much more authentic performance as it is really hard to be listening to the voiceless music while reading the script and not want to start yelling it out.

Pineleaf also made an appearance in this as the Lore Master that joins us as an ally.  I have to give him a lot of credit as he had very short notice and yet still was more than willing to help.  The video itself was easy enough to capture but I did learn that orcs don’t like living camera men as we both died many times to bring you this information about the death st…I mean Wildermore.

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LOTRO Update 11 Fan Trailer

posted this on May 10th, 2013.
Categorized as Andang, Community, fan, General, Trailer, Update 11, video, Videos, Wildermore.

Shorthand Link:
Full link: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cstmfeed/~3/0NkJvPiWjQU/

It is not every day that you get to work with an amazing voice artist and actor like Middle-Earth Network Founder, Tyler Michael Jonsson but that is what I found myself doing this week to create this trailer.  I had already written the script to sound a certain way but thankfully Tyler took it in a slightly different direction and got really into it and that made it sound far better than I could have imagined.  It is a really rewording thing to write something on a page and have an actor bring it to life.  I already had the music picked out before Tyler did the voice and actually had him listen to it while he recorded.  I feel that this allowed for a much more authentic performance as it is really hard to be listening to the voiceless music while reading the script and not want to start yelling it out.

Pineleaf also made an appearance in this as the Lore Master that joins us as an ally.  I have to give him a lot of credit as he had very short notice and yet still was more than willing to help.  The video itself was easy enough to capture but I did learn that orcs don’t like living camera men as we both died many times to bring you this information about the death st…I mean Wildermore.

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Update 11 Launching May 13th

posted this on May 6th, 2013.
Categorized as hobbit presents, housing, LotRO News, mounted combat, update, Update 11, Wildermore.

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Turbine has sent out a press release announcing the launch of Update 11 on May 13th. Update 11 is entitled “Treachery of the White Hand” and the following is the description for this update:

The epic story continues as you are called to the remote region of Wildermore!  This Eastern Rohan area has been hard hit by an unnatural and deadly winter. A Stone Giant named Núrzum, under the control of Saruman, is rumored as the source of this icy tragedy. Throughout Wildermore, villages have suffered ravage and townsfolk have become refugees. Follow in the chilly footsteps of evil as you attempt to restore this once thriving region.

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Bullroarer: Update 11 Wildermore Overview

posted this on April 25th, 2013.
Categorized as Andang, Bullroarer, General, Update 11, video, Videos, Wildermore.

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Andang heads to Bullroarer to explore the new Wildermore region and show us some of the new system changes coming with Update 11. He walks through the zone shows some of the mobs, the new system alerts, a glance at the mounted combat yellow tree and hobbit presents.

All of this is subject to change before it gets to the live server. Bullroarer is a public test server.