Exclusive LOTRO Mines of Moria Launch Interview with Jeffrey Steefel

Posted Wed, Nov 19, 2008 by Cody Bye

Launching an expansion is one thing, but putting a game on the market with four other major expansion and one content upgrade all releasing within two weeks is something else entirely. Yet that's what happened to EVE Online, EQ2, World of Warcraft, Warhammer Online, and Lord of the Rings Online. With all of these games large enough to warrant space on Ten Ton Hammer's community site network of awesomesauce, how can a gamer choose between one or the other? That's just one of the many questions we asked LOTRO's executive producer, Jeffrey Steefel, in our exclusive Mines of Moria post-launch interview. We hope you enjoy it, and when you finish with the interview, make sure you check out our Mines of Moria portal!

“[Mines of Moria] went live bright and early on Tuesday morning, just a little bit after midnight, and there were plenty of people waiting in line to come on board. Now we’re just working through whatever issues there may be and that’s why we have what we call “mission control” where there’s a bunch of people in a room monitoring things until this launch is squeaky clean,” Steefel said. “The rest of the team – ninety percent of our staff – is already working on the next expansion and the next Book update.”

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