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Lord of the Rings Online Features

  • Doggy pile!

    What do you get when you stick five members of the Turbine team in a room full of curious gamers? You get the Stratics House of Commons Developer IRC chat, and the good people of Turbine turned out in force last night. Martuk attended and brings back the highlights from this event.

    Features
    Tue, Aug 14, 2007
    Aelryn
  • Frustration tastes nothing like chicken, for the record.

    The Lord of the Rings Online staff takes a look at death penalties this week in a pair of opposing editorials which mock no one. No one but veteran MMOG players. Martuk's earlier editorial examined the need for stricter death penalties citing a number of great examples, but RadarX has a more moderate approach using unrefutable logic such as "nuh uh" and "doy." Don't miss out on the second part of our series on death, it'll slay you.

    Features
    Tue, Aug 14, 2007
    Aelryn
  • Ach, look out, Hans! It's the Lhurgoyf!

    The death penalty is a highly debated mechanic in MMOs. Love it or hate it this mechanic can be one of the most interesting in many MMOs. In this week's editorial Martuk examines the death penalties of past and current MMOs and reflects on their influence on current ones such as Lord of the Rings Online.

    Features
    Tue, Aug 14, 2007
    Aelryn
  • More Monster Play Goodness.

    Turbine certainly has an interest in pleasing its players, especially when it comes to the Monster Play portion of its game. In their next upgrade, labeled Book 10: City of Kings, Turbine has thoroughly enhanced the Monster Play portion of the game and looks to bring more functionality to the battles in the Ettenmoors.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Aug 10, 2007
    Cody Bye
  • In other words, "Does it help to have Tolkien backing you up?"

    Is pre-written lore a blessing or a curse in an MMO like Lord of the Rings Online. Some people feel it is to limiting, while others feel it makes the world even more rich in story and content. Martuk takes a look at this topic in greater detail in his editorial "Is Pre-Written Lore a Blessing or Curse?"

    Features
    Thu, Aug 09, 2007
    Cody Bye
  • Job Requirement: 20 hours game time a week...

    Can playing MMOs make you more desirable for business needs? Could they one day be the deciding factor in you landing that job you always wanted? In some cases this may very well be true. Playing MMOs like Lord of the Rings Online have been proven to sharpen you leadership skills and maybe even your knowledge of running a business.

    Features
    Mon, Aug 06, 2007
    Cody Bye
  • Build me a nice tall house, boy.

    How will player housing in LoTRO be implemented when it goes live? This week Martuk takes a look at some of the many forms of player housing throughout the MMO universe and how some of those concepts might influence housing in Lord of the Rings Online.

    Features
    Thu, Aug 02, 2007
    Aelryn
  • Bawk, bawk, baaaaawk!

    Curious how the much talked-about "chicken play" is going to work in LoTRO? G4 gives you a little video and lets you see (you also get to see some troll and ranger play).

    Check it out here.

    Features, Previews
    Mon, Jul 16, 2007
    Aelryn
  • Which Comes First, the Chicken or the Game?

    Ever think, "Man, my MMO gaming experience would be complete if only I could just play a chicken!"? Yeah, me either. But who can withstand the coolness of an attack named Threatening Cluck? Chicken play is among the many new features coming in the next free update of Lord of the Rings Online. Shayalyn serves up this preview direct from E3:
    Features, Previews
    Mon, Jul 16, 2007
    Shayalyn
  • No one ever takes the time to talk face to face anymore...

    LoTRO Stratics talks with a whole fistful of LoTRO developers in their latest IRC Chat.

    Welcome to another great Stratics house of commons with the developers of The Lord of the Rings Online! Tonight's topic is the General Discussion, all questions are welcome.

    Read the whole thing over at their site.

    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Jul 12, 2007
    Aelryn
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