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    Lord of the Rings Online for Russian-learners!

    Hail and hello, russian-language knowledge seekers of planet earth!

    I would like to invite you to increase your russian knowledge through a computer game! Lord of the Rings - Russian Version

    Властелин Колец Онлайн™

    It's free to play, and can run on just about any computer! So start downloading it!

    This group is completely new, so we're recruit members. It's a pretty cool way to learn a new language
    IMPORTANT: We play on the server Mirkwood

    (As of right now, we're creating either elves or dwarves, so we will be at the same starting area. If you create a human or a hobbit you may need to level up a bit before you can join us).

    We should be available at this forum's chat to coordinate meetings, or if you have any questions. After you create your character write down your account name and character name here

    Current members are:

    Debroski
    Valda - account name: "shieldmaiden"
    Fester
    "Особенно упорно надо заниматься тем, кто ничего не знает." - Като Ломб

    "В один прекрасный день все ваши подспудные знания хлынут наружу. Ощущения при этом замечательные, уверяю вас." -Кто-то

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    Hey, it's Deborski! Not debroski

    Looking forward to slaying Orcs with you!
    Вот потому, что вы говорите то, что не думаете, и думаете то, что не думаете, вот в клетках и сидите. И вообще, весь этот горький катаклизм, который я здесь наблюдаю, и Владимир Николаевич тоже…

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    I downloaded the game and am installing it now. It's been challenging to understand all the directions in Russian, but so far, so good!

    PS - The LoTR community kinda looks like dating site with all the girl players posting their photos!!!
    Вот потому, что вы говорите то, что не думаете, и думаете то, что не думаете, вот в клетках и сидите. И вообще, весь этот горький катаклизм, который я здесь наблюдаю, и Владимир Николаевич тоже…

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    Sounds like lot of fun, we got to have more than 3 geeks in this forum right?

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    I finally got my toon working! her name is Zhenobia.
    But I need to by more Cyrillic stickers for my keyboard in order to speak Russian in the game.
    Вот потому, что вы говорите то, что не думаете, и думаете то, что не думаете, вот в клетках и сидите. И вообще, весь этот горький катаклизм, который я здесь наблюдаю, и Владимир Николаевич тоже…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborski View Post
    I finally got my toon working! her name is Zhenobia.
    But I need to by more Cyrillic stickers for my keyboard in order to speak Russian in the game.
    Have you tried going with a phonetic layout? You'd need to memorize the location of only maybe five or six letters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zxc View Post
    Have you tried going with a phonetic layout? You'd need to memorize the location of only maybe five or six letters.
    zxc - I use one that is online, but I have to copy and paste my cyrillic elsewhere. Do you know where I could find software that would transliterate? I looked and was unable to find a reliable program. Would appreciate any advice you have!
    Вот потому, что вы говорите то, что не думаете, и думаете то, что не думаете, вот в клетках и сидите. И вообще, весь этот горький катаклизм, который я здесь наблюдаю, и Владимир Николаевич тоже…

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    I use a phonetic variant that looks like this:



    You can find the necessary files and instructions at this site.

    Once you set it up you can switch back and forth by pressing ALT+SHIFT.

    The only letters that sometimes still trip me up are ш, щ, ч, ё, ъ and I get confused as to why the в and ж aren't reversed. They offer some alternative layouts out on that site and also offer instructions on how to modify the layout to your liking, though.

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    Спасибо большое! I found a program that works for firefox
    Вот потому, что вы говорите то, что не думаете, и думаете то, что не думаете, вот в клетках и сидите. И вообще, весь этот горький катаклизм, который я здесь наблюдаю, и Владимир Николаевич тоже…

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    Hey. I already have been playing LOTRO for a while now, but none of my characters are on Mirkwood. I'm gonna have to fix that. Here's a list of the ones I already have on there:

    [CHAR NAME, SERVER - RACE, LEVEL, CLASS, CRAFT, (KINSHIP)]
    Ingolmien of Eldar - Elf, lvl 13, Loremaster, Woodsman
    Ankalima of Eldar - Elf, lvl 11, Hunter, Woodsman
    Otharien of Vanyar - Man, lvl 1, Captain
    Tararwen of Vanyar - Man, lvl 7, Minstrel
    Altohtarien of Vilya - Elf, lvl 13, Champion (The Lone Wolves)
    Irisi of Vilya - Hobbit, lvl 11, Burglar, Armsman (The Lone Wolves)

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    My toon is named Женобиа, she is level 31 Охотник, фермер/повар (лесной союз)
    Great way to learn Russian!
    Вот потому, что вы говорите то, что не думаете, и думаете то, что не думаете, вот в клетках и сидите. И вообще, весь этот горький катаклизм, который я здесь наблюдаю, и Владимир Николаевич тоже…

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    Женобиа? Somehow it strikes me like "wife-that-beats".
    "Особенно упорно надо заниматься тем, кто ничего не знает." - Като Ломб

    "В один прекрасный день все ваши подспудные знания хлынут наружу. Ощущения при этом замечательные, уверяю вас." -Кто-то

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valda View Post
    Женобиа? Somehow it strikes me like "wife-that-beats".
    It's from Zenobia, an ancient queen of Palmyra! She defeated the Roman army and conquered Egypt for a short time. Eventually Emperor Aurelian burned Palmyra to the ground and dragged her in golden chains behind his chariot through the streets of Rome in triumph. Amazing story!
    Вот потому, что вы говорите то, что не думаете, и думаете то, что не думаете, вот в клетках и сидите. И вообще, весь этот горький катаклизм, который я здесь наблюдаю, и Владимир Николаевич тоже…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborski View Post
    It's from Zenobia, an ancient queen of Palmyra!
    It's "Зеновия" or "Зенобия" in Russian. "Женобиа" sounds very unnatural. At least -иа ending is totally wrong.
    Please, correct my mistakes, except for the cases I misspell something on purpose!

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    Another month ends. All targets met. All systems working. All customers satisfied. All staff eagerly enthusiastic. All pigs fed and ready to fly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Basil77 View Post
    It's "Зеновия" or "Зенобия" in Russian. "Женобиа" sounds very unnatural. At least -иа ending is totally wrong.
    It's a game about Elves and Halflings... and you tell me Zhenobia is unnatural.....?

    Besides, Zenobia was already taken!
    Вот потому, что вы говорите то, что не думаете, и думаете то, что не думаете, вот в клетках и сидите. И вообще, весь этот горький катаклизм, который я здесь наблюдаю, и Владимир Николаевич тоже…

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    o.O I never saw this thread before... I wanna play!! but if it was hard to understand the instructions for Deb I will be in a world of trouble....
    but I wanna try...

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    It is really too bad that Steam does not have LOTRO Russian. I wouldn't be so sad, but I also only have 2GBs hard drive space left. Oh, well. . . I guess I'll just have to play on my friend's computer next time I go on vacation. Either that, or just get rid of some more stuff on my computer. Nah, I'll just commandeer my friends'.

    I'll post here again when I get set up with Russian LOTRO, probably not for a while still - starting another semester of Russian. Wish me luck!

    BTW, LOTRO is awesome; masterrussian is awesome!

    До свидания!
    Namarie!

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