Leaves of Gold by Chance Thomas for Lotro

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Today it was brought to my attention that the brilliant Chance Thomas, composer of Lotro’s Mines of Moria and Riders of Rohan soundtracks, has released a full version of a Lotr/Lotro themed song. Titled ‘Leaves of Gold’, Mr. Thomas posted the track on Youtube earlier this month and you can hear it in full below.

 

Simply amazing. Apparently a shorter version of this track was released years ago either in game or out, but I cannot find it. If anyone has any more information, do share! I just love Chance’s ability to single out a certain passage from Tolkien’s lore and transform it into a beautiful piece of music. I truly hope that Turbine makes the right decision for the game moving forward and let Chance compose the soundtracks for future content.

On a final note, at minute 3:40 of the video, you will see a screenshot of a Warden sitting in a pond among swans. That is I, and you will find my original screenshot here, on this particular post.

#fanboymodeoff

LOTRO Turns 7: My 7(+3) favorite PVE screenshots

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Continuing from the last post, here are my favorite PVE screenshots to date.

 

1.

I love this one. A level 35 Haffleheim departs from Rivendell. Whenever I see this, I think of the memories from adventures past, and the journey ahead.

I love this one. A level 35 Haffleheim departs from Rivendell. Whenever I see this, I think of the memories from adventures past, and the journey that lies ahead.

2.

What are you looking at? I'm just borrowing. He's dead anyway..

What are you looking at? I’m just borrowing. You’re dead anyway..

3.

Regardless of how I feel about Big Battles, getting to this moment felt surreal.

Regardless of how I feel about Big Battles, getting to this moment felt surreal.

4.

Here's a sentimental screenshot of the moment before my kinship's last kin run together. I miss you all, Mercenaries.

Here’s a sentimental screenshot of the moment before my kinship’s last kin run together. I miss you all, Mercenaries. From left to right: Scylea, Moops, JimmyJames, Churgar, Adhrean, Skirlet, Pinchakko, Fellonix.

5.

I've seen a lot of LOTRO selfies lately. Here's mine.

I’ve seen a lot of LOTRO selfies lately. Here’s mine.

6.

Added this magnificent decoration to our Mercenary kin house. We always talked about getting these accolades even though we were a small kin. A gift then for everyone, should they ever log in again.

Added this magnificent decoration to our Mercenary kin house. We always talked about getting these accolades even though we were a small kin. A gift then for everyone, should they ever log in again.

7.

In the name of celebration!

In the name of celebration!

Honorable mentions!

This was taken on one of CSTM's fellowship walks on the Landroval server. The line stretched on and on, as far as your computer graphic card's eye could see. It was amazing to be a part of this. So many people coming together for such a great cause.

This was taken on one of CSTM’s fellowship walks on the Landroval server. The line stretched on and on, as far as your computer graphic card’s eye could see. It was amazing to be a part of this. So many people coming together for such a great cause.

LOTRO has always been about the story, but more than that I enjoy the company of my close friends that I've met in game. Here's Whap the Dwarf Minstrel, but better known as Churgar or Babbor, the best Wardens I ever knew. Miss you bud.

LOTRO has always been about the story, but more than that I enjoy the company of my close friends that I’ve met in game. Here’s Whap the Dwarf Minstrel, but better known as Churgar or Babbor, the best Wardens I ever knew. Miss you bud.

When I look at this picture, I am reminded of the great memories I've had with the Rohan content in the last couple of years. Alas, it is time to move on. Gondor awaits!

When I look at this picture, I am reminded of the great memories I’ve had with the Rohan content in the last couple of years. Alas, it is time to move on. Gondor awaits!

 

And that wraps up the screenshots. I know some of these aren’t beautiful or pretty but more emotional and sentimental. Can’t help it! Till the next post, have fun gaming everyone.

LOTRO Turns 7: My 7 favorite PvMP screenshots

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Happy seven years, LOTRO! In conjunction with the anniversary festival, I’m posting up my seven favorite screenshots from my PvMP adventures with commentary.

1.

#ugliest #selfie #ever #? #riddermark #pvmp #blackarrow #creep #iglax

#ugliest #selfie #ever #? #riddermark #pvmp #blackarrow #creep #iglax

 

2.

Ah, I miss the old days. A newbie like me would escape to Elf Camp thinking I would be safe. Wrong. Here comes the creep zerg!

Ah, I miss the old days. A newbie like me would escape to Elf Camp thinking I would be safe. Wrong. Here comes the creep zerg!

 

3.

Down From the Sky. Its raining Captains! Ft. Peodric

Down From the Sky. Its raining Captains! Ft. Peodric

 

4.

Meet the greatest PvMP raid leader I've ever played under, the Warden with the shield icon that has become symbolic with his name, Adino. Adino introduced me to the Moors and its culture, but more importantly, thought me to be myself and have fun. Thank you Adino.

Meet the greatest PvMP raid leader I’ve ever played with, the Warden with the shield icon that has become symbolic with his name, Adino. Adino introduced me to the Moors and its culture, but more importantly, taught me to be myself and have fun. Thank you Adino.

 

5.

Adino was so great, he often called upon his trusty steed to steer him to battle, Invisiblefax

Adino was so great, he often called upon his trusty steed to steer him to battle, Invisiblefax

 

6

On quieter days, my friends and I find plenty of ways to amuse ourselves. #trolled #selfie

On quieter days, my friends and I find plenty of ways to amuse ourselves. #trolled #selfie

 

7.

There is movement in Gramsfoot. The Creeps muster. The Freeps however, are distracted with warm pie.

The orcish horns are sounding in the distance. There is movement in Gramsfoot. The Creeps muster. The Freeps however, are distracted with warm pie.

Okay I lied. There is honestly so many good screenies, its hard to not to fit all the best ones in here. A few more honorable mentions!

Who remembers the good old flag from Grothum that needed to be ninja-ed back to Tol Ascarnen? My obsession with stealing from the Creeps started here.

Who remembers the good old flag from Grothum that needed to be ninja-ed back to Tol Ascarnen? My obsession with stealing from the Creeps started here.

 

8 April 2014. I hit rank 11, Commander. When I started coming back out to the Moors on my Captain at rank 3, I had Wiga to thank. 7 ranks later, I am still thanking you, Wiga. I am glad I got share that moment with one of the greatest Loremasters on the Riddermark server.

8 April 2014. I hit rank 11, Commander. When I started coming back out to the Moors on my Captain at rank 3, I had Wiga to thank. 7 ranks later, I am still thanking you, Wiga. I am glad I got share that moment with one of the greatest Loremasters on the Riddermark server.

 

And that is all I’ve got folks. Next post will be my 7 favorite PVE screenshots and it might take a while. That’s over 3,000 screenshots to look through! Again, congratulations LOTRO and to the LOTRO community.

Moors Update – Mission Accomplished

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Hail friends!

Just a quick update here. I’ve done it!

Since first stepping out into the Moors, I’ve always said it to anybody who would listen, that the Freep Rank 11 title of Commander is one of the coolest titles to have and wear in game. I’ve always wanted it but doubted early on that I would ever attain it.

And now..

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Thank you to everyone who has made this possible – Freeps, Creeps, the Gods of Sleep and Coffee, My Asus G53 laptop for enduring the abuse, Moors Autoflip Dev and finally my good Lotro friends in the Coop.

Major relief. So what now? More of the same until Rank 12? Perhaps. But I want to take a brief step away from PvMP to catch up on other things such as raiding. I desperately need star-lit crystals and gold. I’d also use the time to level up another PvMP prospect alt. One that can vanish. Heh. Diablo III is also on my gaming list now, I’m finding it super fun (Bought Reaper of Souls and am loving the new Crusader class as it plays just like my Captain somewhat), and finally, back to The Secret World which just released exciting new investigation mission packs.

To wrap this up, there will not be any PvMP weekend updates for the foreseeable future with U13 on the horizon. I will however still be taking my Captain out there on alternate weekends to do what Commanders usually do, leading Moors raids and keeping in touch with the new Freep community that we are trying to build on the Riddermark. Definitely no more spending 14 hours out there hunting renown. I want to keep this title forever.

Final note: Rank 11 video is in the works, you’ll enjoy it.

Enjoy the rest of the week!