Sunday, May 31, 2009

Back in Wisconsin, Back in Production

Hey, all! The trip to Independence, MO was a success and I am safe and sound back in WI. The episode is in production and should be up on Monday. There is a LOT of great new content to go over, so stay tuned!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New Episode Moved Back :-\

Yeah, so I know I promised the new episode a few days early but (and I'm gonna be brutally honest here) I have had so much fun playing my new Captain, I didn't get finished recording/editing it before I left for my trip down to Missouri. Never fear, as soon as I get back home, I will finish the episode and get it out, probably this Saturday or Sunday. I know you are all waiting with baited breath. /sarcasm.

On a side note, I am officially jealous of any of you who live in Independence. Square Pizza = Best Pizza Ever (not sarcasm).

Have a nice week,


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Episode 009 Release Moved Up

Hello, all!

Hope you enjoyed Episode 008. It was a lot of fun to make!

Usually when I announce a rescheduling for an episode, it means I'm pushing it back. This time, though, I'm pulling it forward. Next Wednesday, I will be out in Sandusky, Ohio and nowhere near my computer so instead of pushing everything back a week, I figure I will just bring it forward. I'll keep you updated if anything changes.

In the meantime, feel free to wail on my fighter at


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Episode 008: Dev Interview - Berephon

Its episode time again! As usual, you can find the latest episode on iTunes, the Zune Marketplace, and right here, direct downloaded from the sidebar to the right. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about LOTROCast, feel free to email us at

This episode is another long one, clocking in at just over 50 minutes. I didn't set out to make it that long, but time has a way of getting away from you and before I know it I had a big episode on my hands. I feel it is 50 minutes of good content, though. In this episode we interview Johathan ‘Berephon’ Rudder, a member of the LOTRO Team in charge of lore, names, copy editing, and all sorts of behind the scenes stuff. In addition, we introduce a new segment called the LOTRO Workbench, hosted by Alberos from the Arkenstone server. PLEASE let us know what you think about the new segment, if you would like to see more similar segments, etc.

Turbine is hosting a stress test of the Bullroarer server on Thursday, May 14th. Devs will be in-game to interact with and prizes will be given out during the event. More information can be found here.

You can find more info about the Gray Council of Arnor’s birthday bash, check out the thread on the official forums here.

Make sure you take some time and view Raymiond’s film “To Defend and Uphold.” You can find more information on the forums here.

The combat photos found here are beyond breathtaking. The eye of the dead pale-folk in the bottom right corner of one of the second sec of pictures is just creepy….

Johanthan ‘Berephon’ Rudder is an accomplished author. His books have been well received and reviewed by readers. You can find more information about the books here.

You can find My.Lotro here and of course, you can follow my page here. Make sure you scroll down and check out the latest adventures of Coco the Chicken.

You can find the 'hidden nuggets' thread right here. If you find your own easter egg, feel free to add it!

In the next episode, I am looking to finish the series I began with episode 007 and talk about what ‘hardcore’ raiders get out of the game. Stay tuned for that in two weeks!

Until then, see you in Middle-Earth,