Monday, February 29, 2016

Episode 67: Into Osgiliath

Welcome to Episode 67!

News:

2016 Executive Producers Letter
https://www.lotro.com/en/game/articles/letter-executive-producer



My Journey from Pelargir to the western side of Osgiliath



A Layover in Tumladen

Admiring the sculptures

Osgiliath in flames

Against the Mumak

At the cross roads


Which is patrolled by Mumakil

A better view of the city

On the great bridge

Which has been repaired

The Palace of Eldacar (

The Return of an old "friend"

Finally, Minas Tirith

The ruins of Osgiliath

Games Reviews
The Park (2/5 or 4/5 for TSW fans)
http://www.thesecretworld.com/news/pre_order_the_park_at_23_off

Neverwinter Nights Online (3/5)
http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/neverwinter

Eve Online
http://www.eveonline.com/

Heart of the Show:  Osgiliath - The Citadel of the Stars

Thanks
Alberos

Monday, December 7, 2015

Episode 66: Catching up in Pelargir

Welcome to Episode 66:  Catching Up in Pelargir.

News
Looks like the famous director will be directing a famous doctor in the near future.
http://movieweb.com/doctor-who-season-10-peter-jackson-director-video/

In and Out of Game
Finished Rohan and the Epic Battles at Helm's Deep








Then on to Isengard




And Finally Pelargir





Things I am Looking Forward To!

The Park (A Secret Worlds Game)
http://www.thesecretworld.com/news/pre_order_the_park_at_23_off

Neverwinter Online
http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/neverwinter

Heart of the Show

The History of Pelargir

Movie Reviews

The Hobbit:  An Unexpected Journey (4/5)
The Hobbit:  The Desolation of Smaug (3.5/5)
The Hobbit:  The Battle of the Five Armies  (3/5)

I hope you enjoy the show!






Monday, October 5, 2015

Episode 65: Return to Middle-Earth

Welcome to episode 65:  Return to Middle-Earth!

After a year hiatus, I am back with a new podcast episode.

In this episode I'll cover:


  • What caused me to stop podcasting
  • What I was doing while I was gone
  • Why I came back to LOTRO and to podcasting
We will also take a quick look at the Sons of Castamir, the chief source of trouble in Western Gondor.

I hope you enjoy the episode.

Alberos

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

LOTROCast has moved to the LOTROPlayers portal on the Middle-Earth Network

Hi all-

LOTROCast has moved blog sites to the LOTROPlayers portal on the Middle-EArth Network.

You can visit my new page by following this link:

http://lotroplayers.mymiddleearth.com/category/podcasts/lotrocast/

And this link will take you to the LOTROPlayers home page where you can find many other great LOTRO Bloggers and Podcasts.

http://lotroplayers.mymiddleearth.com/

I look forward to seeing you on the new site.

Alberos

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Episode 61 - The One With the Expansions

Hi all-

Welcome to Episode 61 - The One with the Expansions

The News

Bilbo goes to the World's End
http://www.blastr.com/2013-5-8/aliens-ruin-pegg-and-frost%E2%80%99s-epic-pub-crawl-1st-hilarious-world%E2%80%99s-end-trailer

The Dwarven Periodic Table
http://www.blastr.com/2013-5-7/youll-never-forget-dwarf-periodic-table-middle-earth

Spock sings the Ballad of Bilbo Baggins
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGF5ROpjRAU

Spock vs Spock (with a little Hobbit homage thrown in)
http://www.blastr.com/2013-5-7/quinto-and-nimoy-battle-spock-supremacy-surprisingly-awesome-car-ad

Trifecta Tattoo
http://www.blastr.com/2013-4-24/ultimate-geek-tattoo-combines-lotr-hitchhikers-guide-and-doctor-who

Was Sting a lightsaber?
http://www.blastr.com/2013-4-18/15-pics-prove-lightsabers-would-make-every-sci-fi-franchise-better

Peter Jackson goes in the Tardis?
http://www.blastr.com/2013-4-15/3-former-doctors-push-peter-jackson-direct-episode-who

In Game

The Forsaken Inn

North Cotton Farms

Fornost:

Photo Album









The Heart of the Show

Helm's Deep is coming this fall!
http://www.lotro.com/en/game/articles/warner-bros-interactive-entertainment-and-turbine-announce-lord-rings-online%E2%84%A2-helm%E2%80%99s

Update 11:  Treachery of the White Hand
http://www.lotro.com/en/u11 (Main Article)
http://www.lotro.com/en/game/articles/mounted-combat-20-tale-problems-solutions (Mounted Combat)
http://www.lotro.com/en/game/articles/faq-hobbit-presents-2 (Hobbit Presents)

I hope you enjoy the show!

Alberos


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Episode 60 - A Fate Full Update!

Hi all

Welcome to Episode 60 - A Fate Full Update.

In this episode we will catch up on::

The News!

The Fall of Sauron brings....economic crisis?
http://www.businesstoday.org/online-journal/concerning-economics-economic-summary-middle-earth-through-fourth-age?page=1

The Sands of Minas Tirith
http://www.blastr.com/2013-3-8/image-day-epic-minas-tirith-sandcastle

The Hobbit Delays Return Trip
http://www.blastr.com/2013-3-1/were-gonna-have-wait-see-hobbit-3-blame-x-men-sequel

Wear a Middle-Earth Map...never get lost
http://www.blastr.com/2013-2-22/check-out-sexy-lord-rings-dress-made-out-middle-earth-map

Off-Topic

Lara is Back!
http://www.blastr.com/2013-3-5/new-prequel-games-gonna-bring-lara-croft-back-big-screen

In-Game






The Heart of the Show:  Update 10:  Against the Shadow, Part II
http://lorebook.lotro.com/wiki/Update_10,_Against_the_Shadow,Part_II_Official

Mithril Coins
http://www.lotro.com/en/game/articles/update-10-mithril-coin-qa

Warden Grace Period
http://www.lotro.com/en/game/articles/update-10-warden-stat-change-agility-wardens

Wrap-Up

Tolkien Work Eviserated (Slashobi of Unforgiven Kinship on Gladden)
http://www.worldcrunch.com/culture-society/my-father-039-s-quot-eviscerated-quot-work-son-of-hobbit-scribe-j.r.r.-tolkien-finally-speaks-out/hobbit-silmarillion-lord-of-rings/c3s10299/#.UT1NAxzCZ8H


I hope you enjoy the show!

Alberos


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Episode 59 - To Rohan Via the Shire

Hi all-

Welcome to our double stuff episode 59 - To Rohan via The Shire!  In this episode I'll review the Hobbit, review the Riders of Rohan Expansion, reward our contest winner and discuss other topics.

News:

Man eats entire shire....and survives!
http://blastr.com/2012/12/guy-eats-entire-dennys-ho.php

Mordor Weather Report
http://blastr.com/2012/12/images-of-the-day-of-the-2.php#1

Gandalf's Motives?
http://blastr.com/2012/12/hobbit-writer-reveals-why-1.php

Bilbo's Mom on the Cutting Room Floor
http://blastr.com/2012/12/mckellens-favorite-hobbit.php

Dwarven Tongue Twisters?
http://blastr.com/2012/12/find-out-who-from-the-hob.php

Fitness over Function
http://blastr.com/2012/12/image-of-the-day-why-gand.php

Frollum?
http://blastr.com/2012/12/see-frodo-as-gollum-in-th.php

All Good Things Must Have Three Endings:  Part 1
http://blastr.com/2012/12/hobbit-writer-reveals-how.php

Hobbit Art Class
http://blastr.com/2012/12/enter-middle-earth-again.php#1

In Game

Play As Frodo
 The Great Eye
 Argonauth Loading Screen
 Argonauth on the River
 Closer
 The Water is AMAZING!
 The Breaking of the Fellowship
 Looking down on Rohan
 The Nazgul are Here
 Winter Mount:  The Wintery Yule Mount
 At Cliving
 An Ent
 Fighting the Bad Guys
 Gandalf
 Sauruman
 Merry, Pippin and Treebeard
 Burned Out Stable in Hytbold

Contest Winner:  Shipwreck and Errantry
http://www.cyberears.com/cybdirect/15476.mp3

 
Alberos Reviews the Hobbit (3.5 out of 5 Stars)

Heart of the Show:  Riders of Rohan Expansion and the Winter Festival


Wrapping Up: Guest Spots
Beneath Your Feet (Hosted by Shipwreck): The Old Forest
http://www.lotrobeneathyourfeet.com/2012/11/episode-23-old-forest.html#more

Alda Saga (Hosted by Brent Landon)
http://traffic.libsyn.com/aldasaga/Tolkien__Old_Norse_16.mp3

I hope you enjoy the show.
Alberos