EU LOTRO and F2P News, or Lack of it

I know there are a good portion of you that read my blog that are not on the North American servers.  I’ve been trying to keep up on the EU/Codemasters issues but in all honestly it seems very strange and nebulous.  There still is no definite date or explanation of …

Radiance Speculation and Raid Gating

I’ve been thinking about this for a while now, ever since the WarCry Dev Chat mentioned the fact that Radiance as a system was going away.  I first want to cover my thoughts on the current system, what I’d like to see happen, and what I think will happen.  And …

More Server Issues for LOTRO

Sapience has been busy with updating on the server status today.  The patch went rather smoothly this morning, here are the patch notes if you’ve missed them. However, things didn’t quite turn out that well as many had issues with rubber-banding, items missing and other such issues.  Plus there appears …

Codemasters F2P Still Delayed

As this post from Community Liaison Dnote explains, they’re still working out the kinks on getting this launched for the non-US folks.  The expected timeframe is still a “few weeks” out but no official date as of yet.  I’m not sure how that timeline fits within Sapience’s definitions, but we …

Featured Article – New Player Tips and Hints

A really good article up on the official Turbine forums was posted yesterday with great tips for new players.  Some reminders on the default keyboard shortcuts as well as the definitions for the mob color definitions.  Also some user interface suggestions, but all in all a handy article for new …