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Wed, Feb 27, 2013 | 23:31 GMT
Big changes are coming to Lord of the Rings Online’s Wardens in the imminent update. The class is undergoing such a dramatic change that Turbine has decided to implement a grace period to allow players to collect gear appropriate to the new builds. If you play or are interested in a Warden, check out this developer post detailing the changes and what you need to do about them. The update brings all sorts of changes and new content and is expected soon.
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 | 21:38 GMT
DDO is having its 7th birthday next week, and as part of the party they’ve launched Update 17 and given everybody presents.
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 | 20:55 GMT
The Lord of the Rings Online Update 10 is coming soon, and Jonathan Steady at Turbine has posted a Dev Diary to explain some upcoming changes to the game they haven’t yet talked about, such as boss loot alterations and what’s going on with armor set bonuses.
Tue, Dec 18, 2012 | 05:57 GMT
Dungeons and Dragons Online is n its way to Mac. A beta client for the free-to-play MMO is available right now from this link; it comes with a number of caveats so be sure to read the accompanying FAQ on the forum. Turbine recently produced an OS-X friendly version of The Lord of the Rings Online, too.
Fri, Oct 05, 2012 | 04:24 BST
Lord of the Rings ONline will gain a new kind of daily quest with the Riders of Rohan expansion – Warbands.
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 | 06:23 GMT
This new trailer gives a peek at the environments to be found in the newly-released update for Lord of the Rings Online.
Tue, Feb 28, 2012 | 02:14 GMT
The very first expansion for six year-old MMORPG Dunegons and Dragons Online will go on sale on June 25, with pre-orders netting a substantial list of bonuses.
Mon, Jan 30, 2012 | 23:57 GMT
The free to play revolution isn’t killing premium subscriptions, Turbine believes, but it’s forcing providers to give consumers flexibility.
Thu, Jan 19, 2012 | 04:46 GMT
New, performance-enhancing premium items added to the Lord of the Rings Online store are there to help out new players, Turbine has explained.
Tue, Nov 11, 2008 | 06:45 GMT
Kotaku’s posted up a new Lord of the Rings Online dev diary, this one detailing the new classes to be released in the Mines of Moria expansion later this month.
If Runemastering and Wardening have been top of your list of fantasy things to do since you were eight years old, you’re in luck.
Take a look.
Fri, Nov 07, 2008 | 13:54 GMT
On CVG. The second major Lord of the Rings Online expansion ships on November 18, and is looking tasty if hobbits are your thang.
The video gives a look at some of the game’s new classes, and the 17 shots show the Central Levels and Khazaddum area.
Thu, Nov 06, 2008 | 14:58 GMT
Turbine will announce console MMO “products” early next year, Lord of the Rings Online dev boss Jeff Steefel told VG247 today. Note the plural.
“We’re really not talking about what our console product plans are, but we will be soon,” he said when asked specifically if we’re going to see a console version of LotRO.
“I would guess by early next year’s we’ll be able to be much more specific about what we’re doing with console, what kind of products we’re putting on console.”
Steefel said that the developer’s work on console games is currently focused on working with platform holders to pave the way for the first wave of console MMOs, and that Turbine’s console plans are still early.
“What we’re doing now is the early development work and the work with the hardware manufacturers to understand where they’re heading in the online space, where the connectivity between the console and internet is really headed.
“That’s everything from how the games really need to behave to the relationship between the hardware manufacturers and the developers to the publishing model, to the consumer business model,” he said.
“It’s never been done before.”
Turbine’s console plans are still a mystery, but rumour of a LotRO port has been heavy. But then, so has a Harry Potter game, so you never know.
Steefel was talking ahead of the launch of Lord of the Rings Online’s Mines of Moria expansion, which ships on November 18.
Thu, Oct 09, 2008 | 19:53 BST
Codemasters has confirmed that LotRO expansion Mines of Moria will release in both Europe and the US on November 18.
Exec producer Jeffrey Steefel said, “Beginning November 18 players across North America and Europe will journey with the dwarves deep into Middle-earth to reclaim the ancient kingdom of Khazad-dûm from the minions of Saruman.”
More on MCV.
Mon, Sep 29, 2008 | 20:38 BST
The company is looking for a senior user interface engineer to “bring the user interfaces of our massively multiplayer titles to the next level” and do so “across both PC and console platforms”.
Specifically, “this engineer may be refactoring existing user interfaces or implementing completely new user interfaces for systems such as combat, skills, inventory, treasure, and social systems”.
More through the link.
Tue, Sep 09, 2008 | 06:38 BST
As far as MMOs go, this looks amazing. Turbine’s shown off a video of scenery from the Flaming Deeps section of LotRO’s Mines of Moria expansion, and “pretty” isn’t the word, really.
We’re going to get a closer look at this later in September. See it for yourself after the break.
Mon, Sep 01, 2008 | 20:21 BST
Speaking to Eurogamer, Lord of the Rings Online boss Jeff Steefel has said that his game has the most chance of the fantasy MMOs to follow World of Warcraft into the mass market.
“There’s another level of success, which is reaching a certain mass-market critical mass, which to be totally fair, only Blizzard has achieved completely so far,” he said.
“We think that we are the game that has the most likelihood of being the second to do that, but we’re not there yet.”
Sat, Aug 30, 2008 | 08:17 BST
Turbine’s inviting applications for the final stage of the Mines of Moria beta, so go over to the official site and fill in your details if you want to get involved.
The Lord of the Rings Online expansion’s listed as a Q4 release on Gamespress, and there’s a UK press event for it in late September, so you’ll be able to be a non-beta Moria inhabitant before too long, anyway.
Thu, May 01, 2008 | 21:30 BST
According to this Private Equity Hub report, LotRO developer Turbine’s raised a further $40 million in VC funding for as yet unknown purposes.
The company has now raised a total of $90 million in VC, apparently, the most recent round being a $30 million injection in February 2005.
That piece speculates that Turbine is about to announce “some major strategic change”, although it doesn’t quantify it, guessing at a move into console or mobile markets. We reckon a mobile LotRO spin-off would be well worth $40 million. Do you?
Mon, Mar 17, 2008 | 09:55 GMT
As well as announcing expansion Mines of Moria for Lord of the Ring Online at Connect this morning, Turbine’s confirmed annual updates in a similar fashion to WoW.
“Our focus is to be consistent with what players have already seen us do with the game – continually update content with a lot of new, rich, deep and meaningful content on a regular basis – and that’s something we are going to continue to do,” said Steefel, the game’s executive producer.
“We’re going to have an expansion to the product on an annual basis. So we are going to be keeping up the pace of this game, this game will be evolving, growing and expanding constantly.”
There were still no user figures for the game, but Steefel assured that the game had been very successful in Europe and the US, with Asian launches promised this year.
Wed, Feb 20, 2008 | 07:53 GMT
Speaking at GDC yesterday, Turbine head Jeff Steefel has warned that open world MMOs are baffling to the masses and that the rigid structure of games themselves is needed to help them make sense.
“Coming into a completely open environment for a lot of people is completely overwhelming, especially when you reach out into a broader audience,” said the Lord of the Rings Online developer. “The biggest intersection between games and virtual worlds is that games provide structure by their very nature.”
He added: “Our jobs going forward, and the art of what we are doing, is in the balance between freedom and structure.”
Steefel will be appearing at Codemasters’ Connect 2008 event in the UK next month.