Updated Mon, Jan 05, 2009 by Methost
What are the minimum system requirements?
Will LOTRO feature both 3rd-person and 1st-person camera perspectives?
What platforms will be supported?
Do you know anything about the game engine?
A GeForce 3 or equivalent Video Card
Yes. LOTRO supports both 1st- and 3rd-person cameras. While in 3rd-person perspective, players will be able to utilize the mouse wheel to choose the camera angle they prefer.
For now the game will be PC/Windows only. There are no current plans to port it to other platforms (Apple, PS2 etc).
LOTRO uses the G3 engine made by Turbine, an updated version of the G2 engine used for AC2. This does not mean that LOTRO will be like AC2: the engine itself is a generic toolset to build the game and contains no concepts (as best as possible) for a specific game rule set, form of combat or look-and-feel. Also tools like Maya for 3D modeling , Photoshop Pro (textures), Worldbuilder, MS Visio and even MS Excel are used.
Turbine is also a listed user of Havok, an engine to create realistic physics, and "Granny", a tool for creating avatars, but we do not know if they are used for LOTRO.