LOTRO Academy is a free, weekly audio podcast focused on getting the new player up to speed in Lord of the Rings Online™. Each episode will feature an in-depth look at a particular element of the game, starting with the basics, such as character creation, soloing and grouping, and using the LOTRO Store, but moving onto more intermediate and advanced topics as we continue our adventures in Middle-earth. Our goal is to learn as much about LOTRO ourselves as we can, and to share what we learn with our listeners.
LOTRO Academy: 144 – Vol. 2 Review Pt. 1
Branick, Teriadwyn, Pineleaf, Sanswinda, and move on to a spoiler-heavy discussion and in-depth look at the Epic Story of Volume 2 of The Lord of the Rings Online™. Thanks for listening.
LOTRO Academy: 143 – Vol. 1 Review Pt. 3
Teriadwyn, Pineleaf, Sanswinda, and Mortumbra wrap up a spoiler-heavy discussion and in-depth look at the Epic Story of Volume 1 of The Lord of the Rings Online™. Thanks for listening.
LOTRO Academy: 142 – Vol. 1 Review Pt. 2
Teriadwyn, Pineleaf, Sanswinda, and Mortumbra continue a spoiler-heavy discussion and in-depth look at the Epic Story of Volume 1 of The Lord of the Rings Online™. Thanks for listening.
LOTRO Academy: 141 – Vol. 1 Review Pt. 1
Branick, Teriadwyn, Pineleaf, Sanswinda, and Mortumbra kick off a spoiler-heavy discussion and in-depth look at the Epic Story of Volume 1 of The Lord of the Rings Online™. Thanks for listening.
LOTRO Academy: After School – Episode 16
LOTRO Academy: After School is our monthly live show where we talk about what each of us have been up to during the month and answer questions from the live chat. Thanks for listening. LOTRO Academy: After School is recorded live on the last Friday of the month and posted when I can get to […]
LOTRO Academy: 140 – Levels 66 to 75
Teriadwyn, Pineleaf, Sanswinda, and Mortumbra talk about where and how to go about getting those levels from 66 to 75. Thanks for listening.
This show has aged well.
While some parts of this podcast are out of date (the hosts refer to Turbine Points and other features which have been changed since these podcasts were made), they are still full of useful information for the new LOTRO player.
Note: This is a joint review for LOTRO Academy, LOTRO Players News, and DDO Players News. As such, I will be posting a copy of this review for each podcast.
I strongly recommend this podcast to anyone interested in the material covered. Professionally done, the content is always up to date and entertaining. The hosts are well informed and friendly. Each adds his or her own quirks to the ensemble, enhancing the overall appeal. They are the type of people that once you have listened to them long enough, they almost seem like they have become your own friends. And perhaps most importantly, the show is clean.
As a Christian, it has become harder and harder for me to find gaming podcasts that actually have clean content, even when listed as clean, as even shows that bleep out f and s-words will fail to bleep out misuse of the Lord’s name. Not so here. Aside from the occasional OMG, which is mild enough not to warrant a reduction in rating, the hosts are vigilant to keep their speech inoffensive to all. This is something I, at least, am grateful for. I guess you could say that they “Cast Responsively” (you will understand once you listen).
I look forward to each new episode each week. Keep up the great work everyone!
Listen and Learn!
Sharpen your pencils, get your keyboard and mouse fingers ready, and be prepared for a maelstrom of knowledge! The fine folks that make up LOTRO Academy may have different background and playstyles, but that only makes each episode an interesting discussion on LOTRO. Topic-specific episodes are a definite must-listen for new players (or seasoned who wish to brush up on a facet of the game), and off-topic episode still often provide a great social commentary on some part of LOTRO. Class dismissed! -Zyngor