The time has come for me to say Goodbye to LOTRO Weekly. I had a lot of fun and I hope I helped some people along the way. In the end, it’s not you, it’s me. No really. My main reasons for shutting down LOTRO Weekly are thus: not enough time in my life to devote to quality LOTRO blogging and feeling pressure from myself to be putting out content on a regular basis. These two things combined mean that I just don’t have as much fun writing for LOTRO Weekly as I once did. Like I said, this is mostly because of internal pressures that I put on myself. At this point, I spend more time digging through the forums and doing LW stuff than actually playing LOTRO, which I feel is not how it should be.
I will leave LOTRO Weekly up in a slightly different format so that people can still access the information herein, I’m not a Scorched-Blog type person.
I will still be active in the Windfola community and will still post to the LOTRO forums when it strikes my fancy to write a guide or something. I will also keep The White Captain up, as that is strictly for my RP pursuits and outfits.
Again, I hope I have helped some people in the past year this site has been going and I hope it continues to help people.
I am sure you all know that the LOTRO 4th Anniversary celebration began yesterday. There was a lot of excitement for a new horse and new cosmetics and new housing items. However, once it was determined exactly how much grind is required to achieve these things, people got grumpy. And people are still grumpy. I am still grumpy. I usually try not to write ‘editorial’ type articles on this site, however today I feel there is just cause for such an article. And here’s why…
Today the anniversary festival launched! There’s a new horse and some new cosmetics to get. I’ll post the cosmetics later, but here’s the horse! You can read more about the anniversary event here.
The Prancing Pony was the main Inn of the town of Bree. In addition to providing beds and meals for travellers, the Inn also served as a meeting place for the local townsfolk. While most rooms at The Pony were used by Rangers and dwarves, there was also a wing with rooms specifically designed with hobbits in mind.
Today, Turbine introduced a new Lorebook feature: the Free People’s Press – “Your weekly community roundup!”. This is a lovely idea and helps show the community what’s going on. It also gives a chance for everyone to get involved.
You can see the inaugural edition here.