News from Turbine


The fourth installment of The Rohan Report is now out

You will find many tips and hints in the report on things such as;

  • Mounted Combat
  • War-steed customization
  • Hytbold

You can find the full report here, as well as previous releases of the Rohan Report!



News from Turbine


Riders of Rohan Developer Diary: Warbands has now been released.

This new Warbands developer diary contains information regarding a few additions;

  • Wardbands: Can easily ruin a players day.
  • Warbands are very hard to kill and can come in all shapes and sizes.
  • New system added allows anyone who is fighting a Warband will receive credit.

To find out all the details regarding the diary, click here


News from Turbine


This week a few new exciting things have taken place. 

  • Executive Producer Kate Paiz spoke about the Riders of Rohan delay. You can see the entire announcement here.
  • Developer  Erika has released her latest Warden changes in hew new developer diary.
  • LotRO has been nominated for a golden joystick award in the  MMO Category. To find out more about what the award is, and if you wish to vote click here.
  • And last but not least. The Summer Festival.  Show off your skills, or go enjoy the games.
  • To see more about the festival and the content it contains, check it out.


News from Turbine


LotRO Riders of Rohan beta testers NDA  ( Non Disclosure Agreement)  has now been removed!

This means that beta testers from Riders of Rohan can now speak freely about anything they experienced in the expansion.

If you want to check out what some of the beta testers said, click here.


News from Turbine

The Riders of Rohan developer diary Rune-keeper has been released.

The diary contains information regarding new features added, as well as any changes made to the class. A couple of the improved skills added are;

  • Improved Scribe’s Spark
  • Improved Rune of Restoration

To see the entire developer diary, click here.

News from Turbine


LOTRO Presentation with Senior Producer Aaron Campbell
If you do not already know, LOTRO has a table set up at GamesCom.

One of the more recent events that has happened is having Senior Producer Aaron Campbell do a small presentation and Q@A. Many things were covered in the presentation, including;

  • How far the game has come over the years.
  • More information regarding the upcoming release of Riders of Rohan.
  • And as the Q@A mentioned above,  Campbell’s responses to some widely asked questions regarding LOTRO and Riders of Rohan.

You can see the entire video at SP Aaron Campbell presentation

The Secret World Takes the In-Game Store to a New Level


Due to popular request Funcom has taken their In-Game store to an out of game website. You can still take care of all of your shopping needs in game, but now you can also claim items by going to their out-of-game website.
Recently I requested a way to view the store items outside of the game. At the time, a friendly GM said this wasn’t possible. Well now it is! If you have an account you can leisurely flip through all the choices to spend your coins on.
A drop-down menu allows you to choose what character you’re claiming the items on, so you can even plan your The Secret World outfits during your lunch break at work if you desire!
Here is a screenshot I took from the webpage:

Here’s the Funcom Announcement:

We hope that you have had a chance to check out our in-game store service! The store had more than 600 items on offer at launch, and keeps on growing! Every week we have introduced new items and campaigns – and have several exciting new items and services coming in!

We do not sell items that gives you power in the game, but we sell fun stuff like fireworks and nice additions like social pets, cool titles and awesome clothing that you cannot find elsewhere in the game.

Last week we launched a fully new outfit – the “Original Gangster” look. Time to own the streets, no? In addition we have added several new color flavors of the Racing Jacket.

We have also opened an out-of-game Item Store! That’s right, you can now shop from wherever you are! When you purchase items in this store, the items will be waiting for you when you log in.

Note that we have unique daily and weekly offers – so check out the store often to see if you find that little extra to top off your time in The Secret World.

News from Turbine

Weekly Community Roundup.

Many new & exciting developments have happened this week. Here is short recap on some of them.

  • Riders of Rohan had it’s beta release test run a short while ago.
  • Developer diary released which included Minstrel changes for Riders of Rohan.
  • Developer diary released for the Riders of Rohan Lore-Master.
  • To see the entire list of updates this week click here.


Also just as a reminder, Riders of Rohan will officially be released September 5 2012!

News from Turbine

WTF her eyelashes are so pointy...

The Riders of Rohan Minstrel Developer Diary has now been released! It focuses on the Minstrel changes for the upcoming release, Riders of Rohan.

To view the entire diary and all of the changes that have been added, check it out here.



News from Turbine


Riders of Rohan is now available for pre-order.

If you have any questions regarding  the expansion updates, or purchasing the game,  you may find the FAQ here.

Additionally, a beta event for Riders of Rohan is being held tomorrow from 2PM-5PM EDT (-4GMT)!

For more information on the event check out

Spring  Festival Screenshot 2012 Winners 

The winning screenshots in the contest  have been decided. Below is one of the three winning entries.

You can visit Contest Winners to see them all.