Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Remember: TWO EPISODES Were Released Today

Just a reminder to everyone that we released BOTH episode 13 and 14 today. I've noticed about half as many people have downloaded Episode 13 than 14, which is a shame because Episode 13 is the one with the real show. Episode 14 is just a mini-cast with info about Siege of Mirkwood. So don't forget! Head over to Zune, iTunes, or whatever and check out both episodes!

That is all.

Episode 14 – Siege of Mirkwood Update

Hey there! So…imagine my surprise when I check the LOTRO website real quick on my way out the door Tuesday morning after we had recorded a solid show the night before only to find that Turbine had opened up some of the news floodgates (perfectly timed for non-inclusion in Episode 13). Alberos and I decided the best course of action was to make a mini-cast and cover the info that came out. So here you have it: Episode 14, a Siege of Mirkwood Mini-Cast.

You can see Turbine’s official announcements on the release date and pricing plans for Siege of Mirkwood here.

You can check out the three dev diaries we covered by following there links: mounts, shared vault space, and skirmishes.

Enjoy and see you in two weeks!

Episode 13 – The Lone Lands Shownotes

Hello, everyone, and welcome back to LOTROCast: The Lord of the Rings Online Podcast! A quick note before I move into the rest of the shownotes…due to the fact that we recorded episode 13 on Monday, there really was no news to report. Little did we know that the very next day, Turbine would dump a huge amount of information on us. In response, we recorded a short mini-cast to cover the news from Tuesday. That mini-cast is Episode 14, and is also available right now.

You can find LOTROCast on the Zune Marketplace, on iTunes, and you can direct download them from the toolbar on the right hand side of this website.

Check out the Dragon Snacks’ list of games to play in LOTRO…there’s really something for everyone.

Check out the adventures of Pobo, one BAAAAD hobbit, by following this link.

There are a LOT of changes happening in the Lone Lands in the near future. Check out what Orion, one of the developers for the LOTRO team, has to say about the revamping on this area in his blog. WARNING….be prepared to read A LOT of text if you want to get all the way caught up. The blog entries we discussed start here.

Make sure you check out Episode 14 of LOTROCast, also available today, to find out about some of the details coming in Siege of Mirkwood.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Introducing the Galactic Holofeed

Greetings, all!

Moormur here just letting you know that the first episode of the Galactic Holofeed, our podcast covering the Star Wars: The Old Repbulic MMO comming up from Bioware, has been released. You can check it out at If you are interested, it should hold you over until the next LOTROCast episode on this Wednesday. I want to re-iterate that the two podcasts are not meant to replace each other...they just cater to different interests of mine. I am drawn to SW:TOR for the same reasons I was drawn to LOTRO...I love the story behind the game. I have no plans on leaving LOTRO behind, even when SW:TOR comes out.

See you in Middle-Earth!


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Episode 012: The Journey

Welcome back to LOTROCast! Boy do we have a BIG show for you today. It was one of the most fun to put together and I hope you enjoy the fruits of our labors.

In this content episode, we discuss the upcoming LOTRO Expansion and examine what it means to 'Journey' through Middle-Earth with guests Ivy and Paperbard.

You can find episode 012 on iTunes, the Zune Marketplace, and you can direct download using the toolbar to the right.

You can see LOTROCast's YouTube channel right over here, and you can check out Bain Ennorath by following this link.

You can find the SPECTACULAR website and blog The Road Goes Ever On by following this link.

You can join in on the discussion on the Bounty System at another excelent LOTRO blog, The LOTRO Chronicles. You can find the specific post here.

You can read about Atari's response to Turbine's lawsuit in this article. I'm not sure how much more we will follow it in the show, to be seems like it will quickly degenerate into a finger-pointing fight.


You can read Banaticus' thoughts on 'craft-a-holics' right here. I certainly wish I had his self control...

There is TONS of information about the upcoming expansion around the internet. Some great starting points are the official (somewhat lame, but I suppose that's what teasers are for) Teaser Site here and the LOTRO Official Forums here. The blogs I have listed to the right also have some pretty in-depth coverage of the expansion and we will cover it in plenty of detail between now and launch.

Finally, as mentioned in the show, if you are interested in helping out with a potential new podcast project in ADDITION TO LOTROCast (not instead of, at least for me) centered on Star Wars: The Old Republic, please contact me at

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

It's Gonna Be A Big One!

Hey, all!

I just put the final touch on tommorow's episode and I was so excited to see all that we managed to stuff into that episode that I just had to come on here and let you know that thhe next episode is going to be awesome. We've got some great discussion, some great content, some wonderful guests. This has GOT to be the best one yet, no small thanks to Alberos who has been incredible to work with. Get your MP3 players ready, 'cause this one clocks in at one and a half hours.

See you tomorrow!


Friday, September 4, 2009

New Video Posted on YouTube

Hey, all!

Those of you who have subscribed to the LOTROCast channel over at YouTube will see that I posted a new can also just follow the link here to find it.

In the spirit of Chicken Runs from Episode 11, I decided to put up this video. It was submitted by Obsidia from over on the Snowborne serverin Europe of a chicken run the Element Zero kin put on.


If you have a LOTRO video you would like included on the channel, don't hesitate to let me know!