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Mines of Moria + Lord of the Rings Online Features

  • We need more events involving alcohol. Lots of alcohol.

    Today marks the release of the final segment of our Lord of the Rings Online developer interview series. This final discussion with the developers gives some insight into their war on gold seller spam, the development of more high level content, and the arrival of more festival activities such as what we saw during the Summer Solstice Festival.

    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Sep 27, 2007
    Aelryn
  • Sounds like fancy grammar tricks and flashy lights to me...

    As the final part of our "Balrog" series of Lord of the Rings Online articles, the Ten Ton Hammer staff was fortunate enough to receive the official developer response from the Turbine devs concerning their reasoning behind more than one Balrog being in the lands of Middle Earth. Through a bit of hunting, we also happened upon a response to the question of mortals killing Balrogs on the LOTRO official boards as well, so if you still have lingering doubts, check out this article immediately!

    Features
    Wed, Sep 26, 2007
    Aelryn
  • I bets it's tough for a wee little dwarf to raise a house.

    Continuing our week's worth of Lord of the Rings Online content, Ten Ton Hammer presents our readers with an in-depth look into the player housing that is being introduced in LOTRO's upcoming Book 11. In this article-based interview, Cody "Micajah" Bye and Jeff "Ethec" Woleslagle discuss housing with Jeffrey Steefel and Adam Mersky, going into the details of player and kinship housing and what player should expect with the upcoming update.

    Features
    Tue, Sep 25, 2007
    Aelryn
  • Time to scare up some page views... BALROG BALROG BALROG PARIS HILTON BALROG!

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Sep 25, 2007
    Aelryn
  • Plus you don't need a fire-proof suit this way.

    You don't have lots of time, Martuk does, and the official forum posts are many. Join him as he digs into the most interesting Lord of The Rings Online posts that have popped up during the previous week or so.

    Keeping up with the Official Forums can be cumbersome and who really has time to troll through hundreds of dramatic posts for that one nugget of information you occasionally find? I do! Join us as Ten Ton Hammer examines all the important threads this week and keeps you up to date.

    Features
    Fri, Sep 21, 2007
    Aelryn
  • He's probably more like "ecstatic" than just "happy."

    WarCry manages to snag some good info from Turbine CEO Jeff Anderson in this informative AGDC interview.

    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Sep 20, 2007
    Aelryn
  • Raise your hand if you hate goldfarmers!

    One problem that plagues all MMORPGs is the constant problem of spam that the players have to deal with from Gold sellers. Many MMOGs have found creative ways to keep this nuisance under control, but it has been running crazy in LOTRO. This week Martuk addresses this topic in his editorial.

    Features
    Tue, Sep 18, 2007
    Cody Bye
  • Flames and rants, synthesized into shiny informational gems.

    You have too many things to do to be wasting time sifting through Lord of The Rings Online posts looking for that one tidbit of useful information. Let Ten Ton Hammer do it for you!

    Keeping up with the Official Forums can be cumbersome and who really has time to troll through hundreds of dramatic posts for that one nugget of information you occasionally find? I do! Join us as Ten Ton Hammer examines all the important threads this week and keeps you up to date.

    Features
    Fri, Sep 14, 2007
    Aelryn
  • Information-hungry fans are far better than dev-hungry fans.

    What do you get when you stick several Turbine Developer's into a room full of information-hungry LoTRO fans? You get the Stratics House of Commons chat. Recently, Stratics hosted another chat with the developers from Turbine and it proved to be insightful as it offered up lots of information on coming updates including Player Housing, PvP changes, and upgrades to character customization.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Sep 11, 2007
    Aelryn
  • To some people, role-playing is naughty chat in a hobbit hole.

    To some people, role-playing can be the most important aspect of MMORPGs. While it's not the most abundant force in the MMO world it is certainly the most creative. This week Martuk speaks with Ardra Ruthanakhas, the leader of The Green Company, a Lord of the Rings Online Fellowship. If role-playing is an important aspect of the MMORPG experience to you, read on.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Sep 10, 2007
    Aelryn
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