I personally do not think that the happenings and stories in lotro could possibly coexist with the story by tolkien. However, there are a few bits and pieces in this game that surely fit in and there is so much to see in this virtual ME that one might play this and put it right next to tolkiens books in terms of "thats what happened in middle earth". So im asking you people if when you play lotro, do you consider its stories and places part of the lore, or do you stricly seperate them from tolkiens world. And im not asking if tolkien himself would accept lotro as fact, we all know the answer to that. But for you personally?

Any ideas and thoughts would be appreciated!