10 Must-Have LOTRO Plugins and Addons for 2023
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Top 10 LOTRO Plugins and LOTRO Add-ons 2023 | Personalise your Lord of the Rings Online

While I cannot speak for other MMOs, The Lord of the Rings Online is the only one out of three that I’ve played that has player-created extensions. Even better, with its API, players are in fact encouraged to build and share their creations. I’ve been using LOTRO plugins for years, but for this revamped guide, I took two days trying new and old ones out.So here’s the end result, my current top 10 must-have LOTRO addons. Of course, “must-have” is subjective! So take a look, then try them out for yourself.

My Top 10 LOTRO Plugins and Addons

Before we dive in, I have just a few notes:
  • I have tried to ensure minimal overlap in functionality. Where there is, I’ve explained it.
  • I purposefully feature nine different authors to ensure a broad acknowledgement of the LOTRO modding community. One was used twice because there was nothing else like it on offer.
  • I have not included plugins that are limited by the API in significant ways.
Lastly, there are some very prolific addon developers, who should be thanked for their contribution. With each addon, I’ve included a link to that author’s creations. Click/tap this view the other LOTRO plugins they have added to the library. With all that out of the way, let’s get to it.

1. Altholic

2. TitanBar

3. Reminders

4. Travel Window II

5. Deed Tracker

6. BuffBars

7. Pets

8. Waypoint

9. Lost Lore Reference

10. Store Assistant

Additional Pointers

LOTRO Plugins for Group Content and PvMP

I’m not qualified to pass a real opinion on group content, raids, PvMP and the like. Thankfully, LOTROinterface has a section specifically for those of you who are.Raiding & Instances Plugins

Limited by LOTRO’s API

I had featured the LOTRO Addons below in a previous “Top Plugins” post, but I have excluded for now. This is because the range of Carry-alls that LOTRO now offers covers many different item types. Under the current API, plugins cannot read the contents of carry-alls.If you do not have carry-alls, however, you will find these LOTRO mods interesting:

How to Install LOTRO Addons

So as not to clutter this Top 10 any further, please see my How to Install Plugins guide. This includes manual installation and using PluginCompendium.

“Plugin Along” Stream

If you want to speak to a LOTROstream-er and watch a plugin being built, then tune in to “Plugin Along” on Twitch. To find out when the next one is, here’s a Twitter link to help you out.

TL;DR Make the Game Your Own with LOTRO Plugins Today

There are many different types of addons for The Lord of the Rings Online and you’ll only find your own Top 10 LOTRO Plugins by trying them out for yourself. I have held back on a few I may feature in a future update, as I’m waiting on answers to questions/bugs from the developers. But it is my intention to regularly review this post going forward. So, if you have any you’d like me to consider, please do let me know.Have fun in Middle-Earth, folks!
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