Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Episode 2 - The Wall Shownotes

Episode 2 – The Wall Shownotes

Link to the Podcast RSS feed: Episode two is called “The Wall.”

I have a new email address dedicated to this podcast. Predictably enough, the address is If you wish to contact me, feel free to email me there.

Hello, everyone! It’s time for Episode Two of LOTROCast. In this episode, we take an in-depth look at the dev’s X-Fire chat, then take a look at what’s going on in the servers (there are some very, very interesting things happening, so make sure you stay tuned at least to that).

The emphasis of this episode is on the fabled “30 Wall.” I sit down with Merrylady, a player who has recently come across the wall and we discuss what it is and how it could be fixed. Don’t know what the wall is? Then make sure you listen to this episode of the LOTROCast.

I need to note that this episode is in stereo, so to get the most out of it I would make sure you use a stereo setup to listen.

I also tried out a new method of recording interviews with this episode. PLEASE let me know if you feel the quality of the interview (sound wise) declines with this new method.

Turbine News:

Here is a link to transcript of the dev X-fire chat. It shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes to read if you have the motivation.

Server Rundown:

To get more information about the Chicken Run on the Snowbourn, sponsored by Element Zero, contact Ranka or Honvik on that server. Their kin website is here It will be at 7:30 GMT on February 25th. The winner will get 20g!

Here is the Arkenstone Observer. READ THIS. You will not regret it.

Here is a link to the Firefoot Kin Awards.

Here is a link to more information on the Bounders of the Shire Fish Fry.

In Depth Look: The Wall

I’m not going to include too much information here on the wall, it is really more of a personal thing; you either hit it or you don’t. Just to help convince you out there who absolutely don’t believe in the wall, here is an example of a victim of it. While you can get out of it, as we discuss in the episode, this user had to go all the way to the forums to get things settled.

If you have thoughts and/or feelings on the discussion we had, please leave it as a comment so I can incorporate into a future episode.

Looking Ahead:

Our next episode of LOTROCast will be a focus on PvP. Look for that at the start of March. After that episode, I am looking to do an in-depth segment with sort of an emphasis on a “New Player Survival Guide,” new player defined as someone who has not yet reached level 20 who has never played the game before. If you have tips or tricks that you would like shared (things that you wish you had known then but didn’t, or just tips for new players), please pass them along in an email to, or leave them here as a comment. I am looking for both written comments and short sound-bite interviews. Let me know if you are interested in either!

Thanks for listening!


1 comment:

  1. Garbert's Cottage in the Trollshaws, do the quests there and you will interact with Gollum. Coincidentally, I just recently lamented on my blog the lack of good LOTRO podcasts available. I think your podcast is off to a great start and my advice to you would be try and have guests as often as possible. Listeners are more interested in hearing some back and forth interaction most of the time. Keep up the good work!