LOTRO Developer Diary on Radiance

Today Orion sheds some light on the design goals, implementation, and issues surrounding on of the most controversial systems in LOTRO, Radiance. He goes on to lay out the idea of Radiance, which I agree sounds like a great idea as it was supposed to be more then a statistic …

Sally Forth in LOTRO – Episode 4

I admit my distraction up front, but did get in some pretty solid LOTRO time this past week. [youtube Hz60tv9jS6A] News LOTRO Store Tweaks Codemaster’s Hacked Account Policy What we know is coming (Sapience’s Post) 3 Classes re-vamped in Q1 update with Dev Diaries coming soon Volume 2 revamp Anniversary …

More Raid Content on the Horizon?

There’s been a bunch of hype swirling around the F2P launch and in addition, Turbine is slowly leaking out what their game plan is for the upcoming couple of releases.  I’ve pieced this information together from a few sources, but since it hasn’t shown up as an official post of …

Videos of My First Group Experience with Lua

As I mentioned yesterday, I ran my first group content recently since the free to play launch so this was really my first chance to get a feel for how Lua would work for me.  And I do have to save I’m loving it 🙂  It wasn’t a completely stressful …

Getting Back on the Leveling Horse

I actually haven’t been able to get in game all that much lately, but over the past week or so that has actually changed and I’ve gotten in some good time on both my Champion and my Warden. I’ve spent most of my time lately leveling up my Champ, and …

Latest End-game Armor Spreadsheets

So I finally got around to updating these spreadsheets with all the changes in the F2P launch.  The other big addition is love for the Champions such that this spreadsheet covers Wardens, Captains, and Minstrels as well.  Sadly I can’t take screen shots of the other radiance sets for Champions …

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 …

WarCry Dev Chat – Isengard and Radiance Details

During the downtime there was a Dev Chat hosted by WarCry with the full transcript posted a couple of places but I read it over at Mordor of Bust.  Certainly some good Q&A but a couple things leaped off the page for me: With regard to the Isengard Expansion (Kate …

Good Warden End-game Gear

This will probably have some spill-over for the other classes as well but I wanted to start keeping track of not only some of the better gear options but where some of these things drop.  The forums are a great resource for this kind of information but sometimes it can …

Developer Diary – Instances Part 4 – Helegrod

For me this was the most highly anticipated part of the instance scaling diaries to date as not only do I love Helegrod but I’m curious to see what they have planned for the space.  There’s a lot of good information in the Diary so check out the latest from …