LOTRO: MMORPG; love this game, (certifies i am a nerd)

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Watching all three Lord of The Rings movies, DVD Extended-Directors cut editions, takes about like 10 hours- ive done that in one sitting many times;] (The Fellowship is playing in my dvd player as I type).

LOTRO (Lord of The Rings Online, wiki link) MMORPG (Massively multiplayer online role-playing game: wiki link) is one of the awesomest games that I love playing. It’s one of those, if you’re a gamer and a nerd and all that, games you will always have sitting on your HDD and jump in and  play 10mins to hours on end every week at least.

You can play the ten day free trial, instead of buying the entire game, and paying the monthly play service fee.

Here’s a little background and of the game and its developmental future:

As of the Siege of Mirkwood Expansion, The Lord of the Rings Online is set during The Fellowship of the Ring. The player starts simultaneously with Frodo and company leaving The Shire. The timeline is currently set at the Fellowship’s recent escape from Moria and their resting in Lothlórien.

In the initial release, only the area of Eriador was available. Eriador was further divided in Ered Luin, The Shire, Breeland (this included the area around Bree, the Old Forest and the Barrow-downs), North Downs (Fornost), Lone Lands (the area around Amon Sûl), Trollshaws (the area surrounding Rivendell), Misty Mountains (then excluding Goblin Town), Angmar and the Ettenmoors. There have been 2 new major regions added to the game since launch, The Shores of Evendim update added the region surrounding Lake Evendim and Annúminas, about 100 miles north of the Shire. Book 13, Doom of the Last King added Forochel, a snowy tundra, as a new zone, while other books have added areas such as player housing, or expanded already existing zones, such as the addition of Goblin town and the High pass to the Misty Mountains. With the release of the Mines of Moria expansion, Turbine also released Book 15 for players not purchasing the expansion pack. The free update allowed players to travel to the main part of Eregion. Players who purchased the Mines of Moria Expansion have access to the entirety of Eregion, Moria, and Lothlórien. This type of expansion was continued with the release of the latest in the series: the Siege of Mirkwood, this released the region of south Mirkwood including Dol Guldur and the latest storyline continuation Book 9 to those who purchased the game. Turbine have stated that their intention is to eventually fill in the entirety of Middle Earth, but prioritizing the areas visited by the Fellowship.

LOTRO (Lord of The Rings Online; MMORPG; new features