Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Episode 020: Dev Interview - Orion

Greetings and Happy Holidays to everyone! We have a very special 20th episode for you today. Alberos and I sat down with Orion, a Senior Content Designer at Turbine. Many thanks to Orion for taking an hour out of his Chritmas vacation time to chat with us. There is a lot of great information in the interview, which can be found on the Zune Marketplace, iTunes, and can be direct downloaded from the bar to the right once the feed has updated. Orion covers a wide variety of topics, from behind the scenes at the Turbine offices and discussing a lot of the fundamental design decisions in the games to reminding us about the first Rule of Isengard: Don't Talk About Isengard. Find out about the Man Behind the Gorilla and get some insight as to what's in store for LOTRO in the new year.

I suppose here, he's the man in FRONT of the gorrila.

We hope you all enjoy the interview and have a wonderful rest of 2009! LOTROCast is going on a short hiatus until mid-January to give us both a chance to spend some time with our families and ring in the new year, but we will be posting LoreCasts between now and then (plus our contest winner on January 1st! See below for details). If you want something else to tide you over, I would recommend checking out Orion's extensive series of blogs at his my.Lotro.


  1. great episode! you guys did a good job of picking Orion's brain.

  2. That was excellent, really enjoyed it, thanks to you all.

  3. Thank you, I really enjoyed it.

  4. Finally got around to listening to this. Way good stuff as usual, sirs! I was glad to see the quality of the 'cast improve as well: there's not longer that awkward innernet talking delay thingy.

    I thought it was especially interesting to hear that Orion has (or wanted to have) a stage career. Jeffery Steefle has a background in drama as well. I wonder what other dramakids are out there in the game development world...