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Lord of the Rings Online: First Steps Game Guide & Walkthrough

Lord of the Rings Online: First Steps Game Guide & Walkthrough

Lord of the Rings Online: First Steps Game Guide

Strategy Guide and Walkthrough by Krzysztof "Lordareon" Gonciarz

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Welcome to our The Lord of the Rings Online guide for beginners - Lord of the Rings Online: First Steps - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Welcome to our The Lord of the Rings Online guide for beginners! LOTRO is a MMO - which means that thousands of players from all around the world travel its virtual world simultaneously in search for glory and adventure. This guide is not indented for experienced players who are already on par with contemporary MMORPGs. It was prepared as a detailed, while simple, source of basic knowledge for all of you guys who just want to check out what's that "Massively Multiplayer" creed about.

LOTRO is not a typical MMO game. In comparison to its competitors on the market, it's a lot more story-driven. Not all quests are all about killing endless numbers of monsters, thus farming experience. In here, you might find it more worthwhile to help a hobbit cook deliver his cakes, than to spend a few hours in a forest, killing goblins. With this in mind we encourage you to start your adventure in this game just as if it was a usual action-RPG. The only difference is that from time to time you meet other players and preferably join forces with them. Well, even better.

Krzysztof "Lordareon" Gonciarz

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The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar



Lord of the Rings Online: First Steps

Lord of the Rings Online: First Steps Video Game

  • genre: MMORPG

  • developer: Turbine

  • publisher: Codemasters (EU), Midway (US)

  • platform: PC

  • rated: PEGI: 12+ / ESRB: Teen

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.

The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™ is the world's first and only MMOG based on the Books of J.R.R. Tolkien. Players can experience the most famous fantasy world of all time, exploring and adventuring their heroes through the vast reaches of Middle-earth in the fight against the forces of the Dark Lord Sauron.

Experience Classic Tolkien: Meet famous characters like Gandalf and the Fellowship. Explore legendary locations like the Prancing Pony and Rivendell! Battle deadly enemies, including Nazgul, Trolls, and Uruk-Hai!

Defeat the Shadows of Angmar: Join with the Fellowship and fight against the forces of Sauron. Confront the forces of the Nazgul Witch-king in the North. Protect the Shire and root out evil on Weathertop.

Explore Ancient Lands: Journey through Middle-earth to collect valuable Tolkien lore, knowledge, and artifacts that bring your hero greater powers. Complete ambitious quests of courage and exploration that bestow compelling character traits.

Additional features:

- Create a unique character: Adventure as a Man, Elf, Dwarf or Hobbit. After choosing where your character hails from, select region-appropriate color palettes for skin, hair, eye color, and more. Equip yourself with items like sturdy Dwarven armor, intricate Elven mail, or weapons created with the knowledge of past Ages. Choose one of seven classes: deal massive damage as a Champion, protect your fellowship as a Guardian, beguile your enemies as a Burglar, or try a Captain, Hunter, Minstrel, or Lore-master.

- As your character advances and grows, customize it using Traits – interchangeable abilities which modify your character's skills to give you greater control over its specializations. Gain new Trait slots by leveling, and unlock new Traits by completing Accomplishments.

- Fight alone or with other players: With hundreds of hours of gameplay, there's plenty to do in LOTRO as a solo player or in a fellowship. Follow the storyline on your own or form a fellowship with other players for epic battles against creatures like Orcs, Wights, and even Balrogs. Coordinated fellowships can use group combo moves to do incredible damage, heal their fellowship, or restore their energy – how they harness the power of a combo is entirely up to them to decide! LOTRO will also include a consensual Player vs. Player combat system (details forthcoming), allowing players to fight against each other for glory and honor!

- Create items both legendary and mundane: Farm in the Shire or forge weapons and armor in Thorin's Halls. Players can craft arms for the fight against the Dark Lord Sauron, or enjoy more peaceful activities like cooking and farming. Those who dedicate themselves to becoming master crafters can create legendary items of unsurpassed quality.

- Dramatic sequences: LOTRO offers an expansive, open world, and incorporates cinematic technology to present the player with movie-like sequences which further the storyline. Experience epic challenges like the depths of the Great Barrow, the siege of Fornost and the battle to retake Weathertop.

- Interact with others: Meet and socialize with thousands of other players and fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's works. Relax at the Prancing Pony in Bree, the Green Dragon Inn in the Shire, or any of the many other social centers throughout the land. Express yourself through emotes and chat – wave hello, bow, or dance with a friend!

- Journey through Middle-earth: Experience an epic storyline through hundreds of quests created as a companion to The Lord of the Rings. Adventure in familiar areas as well as new ones, created for the game, which were only briefly touched on by J.R.R. Tolkien in his master works. Experience Middle-earth as never before as you swim the Brandywine River or make your way through the mists of the Old Forest. Turbine, working closely with Tolkien Enterprises, has created what Gamedaily calls "...a must have title for fans of Tolkien lore."

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Comments and responses

springmelody 16/11/2012 03:04

wow is very famous now ,you should try ,you will fell Excitement and passtion

Fennyariel 13/10/2010 06:56

You don't need money anymore! ;v) It's now F2P! ;v)

daisytina 08/01/2010 07:56

LOL,maybe there are more players play WoW than LOTRO

Jenvieve 26/12/2009 06:35

As a former WOW player, I would encourage any gamer to avoid WoW. The programing is out of date, servers have perpetual problems and the graphics are rudimentary. LOTRO is the best MMO option available.

Mefiu 08/06/2007 13:33

Supposedly LotRO has no chance with WoW. But, for a change you can try it if you got time and money ;)

World of Warcraft 08/06/2007 11:47

Is this game worth buying? I'm looking for new cool mmo game :)