ATX – Post-Qualifier 2 (weekend battles from july 7th – july 8th)

  This was the weekend when it was determined which teams from the qualifying pool that would go on to partake in the group stages. As the qualifier rounds are point based (like almost everything else in the tourney) it is those teams that has the highest score that will …

Sally Forth in LORTO – Episode 13

This episode is pretty heavily focused on the news as there’s just been a ton of it lately.  Also, please feel free to let me know if there are any topics of specific interest and I’ll try to get those covered. News: Upcoming EU/Codemasters Changes New items with update 3 …

Sally Forth in LOTRO – Episode 12

This weeks episode focuses on the Anniversary with a little bit of a trip down memory lane. News: Middle-Earth Radio News Dr. Corey Olsen’s Move and new Book My Middle-Earth Recorded Live Show Discussion LOTRO’s 4th Anniversary Massively Interview Topic: My week of Raiding Ost Dunhoth Looking back on the …

Sally Forth in LOTRO – Episode 11

This episode is a little different in that I primarily just cover the news and my takes on the Echoes of the Dead update.  I should be back on a normal schedule and will get back to my normal news and topic format.  Feel free to let me know if …

LOTRO PvMP Design Intentions

There have been quite a few tweaks to the moors lately and today we also met another member of the team working with Orion on the on-going attention being paid to the Moors.  Kelsan put up a pretty short post on the forums talking about the plan as well as …

LOTRO Echoes of the Dead Patch Notes

There’s way too much to even try to put the on one post – so here’s the link to the full set of patch notes. Major topics include: 1.1 Radiance Removal 1.2 Four New Instances and a 12 Player Raid 1.3 Monsterplay (PVMP) Changes 1.4 Class Updates 1.5 Character Panel …

Interview with LOTRO Producer Aaron “Rowan” Campbell

Episode 9 of the podcast is a special episode as I get the chance to talk with Rowan about the Echoes of the Dead update coming next week.  It certainly was a good chat as I was able to get a feel for why Turbine did some of the things …

LOTRO Developer Diary – Echoes of the Dead Quest Lines

Just when we thought we had seen all of the diaries for the Echoes of the Dead update, Jeff “MadeofLions” Libby (MoL) comes out with another one walking through the various storylines coming up. Most of the storyline comes from the Mysterious Relic event from January as the starting point …

LOTRO Developer Diary – Solofication of Volume 2

A new voice for today’s diary, Bob “Maurath” Hess walks us through the process of re-working Volume 2 in a similar fashion as Volume 1 such that these first two volumes of the epic line can be solo’d.  Where this gets stickier with Volume 2 is that many of the …

LOTRO End Game Content Developer Diaries

We’ve been asking and waiting for a while now and Turbine has released two different diaries one focused on the instance cluster and the other on the 12-man raid Ost Dunhoth. TsiengLiu starts off with walking through the new cluster which includes 2 3-mans, 2 6-mans, and the 12 man …