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{Updated 10/2010}

GAME Info: This is the main game link & you can find most of what you want here:
http://lotro.mmodb.com/

GAME Info: Turbine's "Down & Dirty" information on the game & their world of LotRO: a quick primer of the game to get you started.
http://www.lotro.com/war-of-the-ring/?roi=echo4-6705602952-5769809-28be490cc0505235bc17edd3823da411&utm_source=EDM_Oct09&utm_medium=EMAIL&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER&referral=119907&skip=1

GAME Info: Wiki is good for general information. (They have some good maps)
http://lotro-wiki.com/index.php/Main_Page

GAME Info: "mmorsel" Want to find out anything about the game? This guy probably has it covered -(classes, virtues, gold, leveling etc.).
http://lotro.mmorsel.com/2010/03/choosing-name-for-your-character.html

GAME Info: Easy to use site with excellent player-friendly Class Guides & "How to" ABC Music info plus a lotRO comic.
http://www.lotroinfo.com/

GAME TIPS: If I only knew then... Game play tips & helpful hints from players
http://forums.lotro.com/showthread.php?t=344385


CREATURES in the game.
http://lorebook.lotro.com/wiki/Creature_Codex


EUROPEAN LotRO: If you're interesting in seeing what LotRO'ers are up to across the "pond."
http://community.lotro-europe.com/index.php


EVENTS: Fan inspired In-game Events. (There are also seperate server pages)
http://forums.lotro.com/forumdisplay.php?f=144

EVENTS: Real-life LotRO Events page.
http://forums.lotro.com/forumdisplay.php?f=376


HOUSING: Decorations & Housing Items
http://www.casualstrolltomordor.com/2010/06/decoration-and-furniture-guide/


Leveling: Where to go next to level?
http://www.lotrolife.com/quests/lotro_leveling_guide/


LI Info: mmorsel's Legendary Item information
http://lotro.mmorsel.com/2010/06/choosing-your-legendary-items.html

LI points: mmorsel's Legendary Item "Point Spender." Checkout & test the various ways to spend those points on your LI's.
http://lotrotools.mmorsel.com/lispender


LotRO Podcast: news on the game & community
http://lotrocast.blogspot.com/


MAPS: Great map site
http://www.arda-online.com/map/


MOUNTS: Getting your first mount.
http://lotro.mmorsel.com/2010/02/guide-to-lotro-mounts.html

MOUNTS: All the type of Mounts you can have in game (get one of each!).
http://www.statesmanswatch.com/lotro/horses01.html#faction


NAMES: What does that name in the game mean?
http://forums.lotro.com/showthread.php?t=127919

Plugins: plugins, mods and addons to enhance your user interface.
http://www.lotrointerface.com/
http://lotroplugins.com/

QUESTS/Maps: This one if you want some actual player comments on quests & maps for pre-Moria sections:
http://www.thebrasse.com/lotro/

QUESTS: For general quest info & items besides LotRO.com:
http://lotro.allakhazam.com/

Walkthroughs- Skirmish: Encounter info from a players Blog (not a true walkthru but close)
Tuckborough- http://my.lotro.com/raleyd/2010/06/10/spsk0104/
Gondomon- http://my.lotro.com/raleyd/2010/07/11/spsk0204/


World of The Lord of the Rings- WIKI (Books not the game)
http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page


VIRTUES: What they do & how to get them.
http://files1.guildlaunch.net/guild/library/16828/Virtuebyrank2.pdf
 
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Here's a nice link from Turbine with "Down & Dirty" information on the game & their world of LotRO: a quick primer of the setting to get you started.

Covers a bunch of topics: The War, Areas, Minions, Time-line, etc.

They drop some useful info in there occasionally like:
"Burglars- Most of The Dead have a Fear Aura that does damage, breaking your stealth. In short, The Dead are not something you normally want to Burgle or Sneak Up on!"

I found that out with my Burg the hard way!:skull: :(

http://www.lotro.com/war-of-the-ring/?roi=echo4-6705602952-5769809-28be490cc0505235bc17edd3823da411&utm_source=EDM_Oct09&utm_medium=EMAIL&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER&referral=119907&skip=1
 

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Don't know how many players use the LotRO "Lore Book" but another interesting link concerns the creatures of the game. Provides some nice shots of the creatures & information and what, if any real link they have to Tolkien's World.

Click on the "name" for the information & on the "avatar" for a better look at them. There are occasional maps with their location as well.

http://lorebook.lotro.com/wiki/Creature_Codex

At least they include their "creative license" for the appearance of some of the more unusual "creatures.

Ex. "Bolgrukh and the merrevail were created by Turbine for The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™ , extrapolating from references in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings to unnamed creatures which served the Enemy."

You can certainly go a long way riding on the "unnamed creatures" reference! :laugh:
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Good map of Goblin Town to have open as you play AFTER you have fun being totally lost & disoriented :thumup: but have finally entered that "WHERE THE HECK AM I NOW!!" phase one too many times. :angry:

http://lotro-wiki.com/index.php/Goblin_Town

Screen-shot of the bottomhalf of GT.

You get "teleported" around from section to various section which is probably intentional to give that feeling of being in a vast maze. Once you figure out which spot sends you where it stays the same while you are inside.
 

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Virtues! Ever wonder just what the point of Virtues are? (See screen-shot)

Well here's a link to a site (.pdf) that shows what each "Name" does (Charity/Compassion etc) and the bonuses you get per Virtue level plus the areas to get the step increases.

http://files1.guildlaunch.net/guild/library/16828/Virtuebyrank2.pdf

Some are geared to a specific class:

Determination = Agility = Hunter
Discipline = Might = Melee Class
Wisdom = Will = Caster Class
etc.

Since you can have up to 5 Virtues equipped you can significantly up your characters stats & abilities in the exact areas you want instead of hoping to find or buy items. Most require a lot of grinding of a certain mob to get the virtue. Good Grinding!
 
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