Greetings, listeners! It is episode time again! You can find LOTROCast on the Zune Marketplace, iTunes, and you can directly download the episode from the toolbar on the right once it updates. We’d love it if you took a moment and rated us on iTunes!
Check out Hayoo’s most excellent flash map, The Hunt for the Ring, that masterfully interweaves the lore behind the early part of the Fellowship of the Ring and the game’s lore in a vivid visual manner. Check out some of Hayoo’s other works here.
Altaholic? There are others who share your affliction. Check out Project Altoholism at the Casual Stroll to Mordor, another excellent LOTRO podcast.
Try your luck in the LOTRO Lottery. Check out Turbine’s information about that here.
Part Two of the Developer Question and Answer feature was released recently. If you have not yet looked it over, you can find it here.
PvP your thing? Check out this video that came off the Russian servers of an event that Turbine has EXPLICETLY STATED AS ONCE IN A LIFETIME (meaning there are NO plans to bring this to the game, and NO, other countries do not have creeps running around all over the place). LOTROCast covered PvP very thoroughly back in the early run of the show, in Episode 004: PvP.
If you are running Windows 7, not only am I jealous but Turbine has some information for you. You can find that here.
Two developer diaries on Skirmishes have been released since our previous episode. One is on the topic of randomization and scaling of the skirmishes, and one on the soldier system.
True to form, Turbine released a diary after our recording. Shame on you, Devs! We’ll cover the new dev diary, on the design of Mirkwood, in our episode coming up in a few weeks.
Orion put a spectacular amount of effort into explaining the changes coming to faction and reputation in his blog here.
Thanks to all of you who responded to our query on tiers! Check out the Wizzard of Azz’s blog over here.
Look out for the Lore Mini-casts hitting the podcast starting next week. We’ve got a variety of great topics already lined up…can’t wait to get it going!
See you in Middle-Earth,