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The Two Towers, an online game set in Tolkien's world of Middle-Earth, at the time of 'Lord of the Rings'
Adventures in Middle-Earth - For fans, by fans - Established 1994

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The Date is March 15, 3019 Third Age.

Sauron has brought war to the Free People of Middle-Earth. On the field of the Pelennor, at the gates of the great city of Minas Tirith, the battle of our time is being fought. Lothlorien, Thranduil's Kingdom, Dale and Erebor are also under siege.

Sauron will not stop until all of Middle-Earth is his. Join him, or stand with those who are against him. The choice is yours!

The Two Towers MUD is a free Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game set entirely within Tolkien's world of Middle-Earth, at the time of 'Lord of the Rings'. We have extensively re-created the lands of Middle-Earth in a rich text environment, from Mithlond to Mordor and the lands of Harad beyond. With over 100,000 rooms and always growing, The Two Towers is a richly developed and highly interactive world. There are hundreds of quests, with rewards great and small, for you to discover.

The Two Towers has an active community of players from around the world who come together to play online. Players join together to create guilds, raid enemy lands, and more.

Online continuously since 1994, The Two Towers is one of the longest running Multiplayer games on the internet and is maintained by a staff of hardworking volunteers who love Tolkien and multiplayer gaming.

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T2T News
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October 7th, 2021
The T2T Harvest Festival will be opening later this month around the time of Halloween, and will stay open until around U.S. Thanksgiving. Join us for the Crypt, and some new tricks and treats!

September 30th, 2021
The second T2T podcast episode is now live! Osse and Vildoran discuss the evolution of the battleground, recent accessibility improvements, re-imagining combat, a rework classic Beast Hatchery area. Listen here: http://t2tmud.org/live

September 19th, 2021
The first phase of accessibility improvements for visually impaired players is complete. Click the date link above to view the recap of all of the changes.

September 11st, 2021
The second T2T newsletter went out earlier today, and the first T2T Podcast went live today as well! Please let us know what you think about these publications.

September 4th, 2021
A new accessibility setting has been added to the 'settings' command, which can be toggled on by vison-impaired players who make use of screen reader software.

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Recent T2T Updates

Below is a list of the most recent 20 updates made on The Two Towers by our dedicated volunteer coders.

DateUpdaterUpdate Text
10/08/21LungorthinThe loot protection for the quest Azimor's Mission has been updated to resolve an issue where the reward was not obtainable under rare circumstances. The lockbox is now also unbashable and unpickable, as was originally intended.
10/04/21IlmareThe cozy little town of Archet in West Arda has a glassblower who has been seeing an uptick in business. She can buy old bottles and jars, and melt them down to use in her creations. She has also been talking about how delightful it is to catch fireflies nearby.
10/02/21LungorthinThe shimmering cloak quest's draw on your endurance is now less taxing.
10/02/21LuthienGuild armoury boxes will now show roughly how many items are inside.
10/02/21OsseThe Shire town of Frogmorton can now be entered by players over the level limit (5), so that they can do the quest one time if they have never done it before.
09/29/21VildoranBattleground updates: 1. Fixed several bugs with rangers/charm; 2. Fixed a lot of gaps with civilians/minions using the armour sets; 3. Sniffers can now hunt when using cloth or leather; 4. Rangers can hunt when wearing the leather armour; 5. You can now use 'info' on armour set pieces; 6. Added two additional bows; 7. Upgraded the elm shortbow; 8. Lots of other random bugfixes.
09/25/21LungorthinA small number of wargs which previously could not be skinned now yield pelts. Players who come across any that still cannot be skinned are welcome to idea report them. This change may take up until next reboot for some of the wargs before it applies.
09/19/21VildoranBattleground updates: 1. Pipeweed should no longer be stripped; 2. Notifications are now a bit more obvious; 3. Guardians should hopefully no longer attack their own side; 4. The leaders had a nasty bug that got in the way of them using their abilities. This has been fixed, and they will likely now hurt quite a bit more; 5. Fixed a bug that caused the spider to have a bit less HP than intended.
09/19/21OssePlayers with 'accessibility' turned on will now receive a version of the auction list that is more easily understood using a screenreader.
09/18/21OsseThe 'warscape' command now defaults to brief mode for users with accessibility turned on, and also presents its information in a more descriptive way better compatible with screenreaders.
09/17/21OsseA certain treasure room in Michel Delving will now be less deadly for our younger players.
09/17/21LungorthinThe quest involving Thrain's final resting place no longer accidentally kills unwary players who happen to stumble into the area a moment before the mountain collapses.
09/16/21OsseThe help texts for the 'cast' and 'enchant' wizard commands now make it clear that enchanted items are consumed when used for casting (which has always been the case). The functionality of cast and enchant has not changed.
09/15/21OsseThe 'exits' command will now show some information about the room on the other side of each exit, IF you would normally be able to look/glance through it.
09/15/21OsseThe 'score', 'skills' and 'tradeskills' command will now include commas after values for players with the 'accessibility' setting turned on, so that screenreaders will pause appropriately, making the audible version easier to understand.
09/14/21VildoranBattleground updates: 1. More bugfixes; 2. Herb respawn decreased a bit (but still higher); 3. Spider spawns at 10m now
09/13/21OsseThere is a new help topic, 'help screenreader' that contains suggestions for playing T2T using a screenreader program. If you have any ideas for additions to this help file, please mail Osse!
09/13/21OssePlayers level 9 and below can now get information about their current location by using 'find me' or 'find <myname>' at a cost of 5 EP.
09/12/21OsseThe Ivy Tavern quest in Hobbiton will no longer be as potentially deadly for our younger adventurers.
09/11/21LungorthinAldin, the sole smith in Bree, wouldn't mind if young adventurers helped him with a minor task... and doing so would likely yield a useful reward. Do check in with Aldin again, once the reward has been obtained, he just might have another trick or two up his sleeve.
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