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Mines of Moria + Lord of the Rings Online Features

  • My First Steps in Middle Earth - A LotRO Hands-On Preview

    For this hands-on preview of LotRO, Cody "Micajah" Bye decided to jump into more of a storyteller role and give you his very first impressions as he took his initial few steps in Middle Earth. If you're looking for details on monster-play or the founder's system, look elsewhere. Here you'll find the gut feelings of a Middle Earth fan and learn just how the world looks through his eyes in the crucial first moments of his testing experience.

    In all my gaming years, rarely have I experienced an intro movie that prepares a player so perfectly for what their task is in the game ahead, while also providing entertainment at the same time. Even though the movie isn't as pretty as something you might see from the Blizzard crew, the whole presentation actually educates the viewer as he is watching. By the time you finish the movie, you actually understand what your goals will be in the game!

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    Features, Previews
    Fri, Mar 30, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Forging the Rings

    Eurogamer has posted this interview with Turbine's Jeff Steefel about the upcoming Lord of the Rings Online.

    Despite the weight of expectation which rests on his shoulders, Jeff was in fine spirits when we met him in London recently - and with the launch of Lord of the Rings Online looming, there was plenty to talk about...

    Get clicking to see what they were able to learn.

    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Mar 29, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Audio InterviewWith Jeff Anderson

    WarCry has posted an interview with Turbine's Jeff Anderson. You can listen to this interview in MP3 format. Download it now to learn more about the upcoming Lord of the Rings Online.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Mar 26, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Piercing the Shadows of Angmar

    IGN has posted a look at the Minstrel in the upcoming Lord of the Rings Online.

    We say Minstrels are strange mostly because their most common form of attack, ballads, involves the character strumming a tune on their instrument. The effects of the ballads widely vary, but usually involve three things. First, strumming a ballad bestows a short-duration buff to either solely the Minstrel or the rest of the Fellowship (group).

    Keep reading to learn more.

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Mar 01, 2007
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  • A Hands On Look At Middle-earth

    Gamespy offers a hands on look at The Lord of the Rings Online.

    Tolkien's Middle-earth presents a stark contrast between good and evil without much moral ambiguity. The Free Peoples (Men, Elves, Dwarves and Hobbits) are intrinsically good, though all (save Elves) may be corrupted by darkness. Sauron's minions such as the Orcs, Goblins, Spiders and Worgs are intrinsically bad.

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    Features, Previews
    Thu, Mar 01, 2007
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  • A Look at Lord of the Rings Public Stress Test

    Gameworld Network has posted a preview of The Lord of the Rings Online based on what they were able to learn in the recent public stress test.

    Before being whisked out of the noob area and into contact with other players, I was treated to an in-game cinematic moment. That means I could still move around -- but not fight -- while NPCs did things to carry the story along. For example, while playing a Dwarf I witnessed a troll attack Gimli, and was then tasked with going to his aid.

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    Features, Previews
    Wed, Feb 28, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Lord of the Rings at GamersInfo

    GamersInfo.net updated their site with their second preview of Lord of the Rings Online which is due to hit stores in April of this year.

    Turbine is also introducing “traits”, abilities that are earned by accomplishing certain tasks in game. Your character is limited to the number of traits available, giving each player the opportunity to make their character unique in more than just appearance.

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    Features, Previews
    Tue, Feb 27, 2007
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  • Comic Con Interview with Jeff Anderson

    MMORPG.com has posted this interview today with the CEO of Turbine.

    When I brought up the word that most people shy away from...expansions, Jeff was excited to talk about what Turbine is planning. He said there are tons of opportunities for expansions. Words like Moria and Helms Deep were mentioned as ideas for upcoming areas and events for players to take part in. The biggest thing that Turbine is aiming for in the expansions is to bring more of the story to the players and allow them a more important part within them.

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    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Feb 27, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Ask Turbine #3: Interview with Jeffrey Steefel

    WarCry has posted the thrid in a series of Q & A's with the makers of Lord of the Rings Online.

    Mattlow: Where will the best loot in the game come from? Crafters or from monsters.

    Jeffrey Steefel: We want players to have lots of opportunities to get the fat loot. So, obviously, the mastery level, which is the highest tier of crafting, will come up with some of that loot that you're going to be able to buy at auction if the seller is nice or greedy enough. Also, in our raids and in the high-end stepped instances - where you're going to encounter some of the bigger bosses - and also in some areas of the Ettenmoors, which are the monster play areas, you're going to encounter some pretty hefty loot.

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    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Feb 26, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Google maps and Gandalf? Developers put the "fun" in functionality for fans

    Games Radar has taken a look at the upcoming Lord of the Rings Online. This preview includes several new screenshots as well.

    MMO enthusiasts will appreciate the way LOTR Online plans to iron out some serious kinks that plague the genre. Whether its setting up a voice chat server for your guild, posting a comment on a forum about a difficult quest, or creating a website for your character, MMO players have gone through great lengths to develop and participate in the strong online communities that grow around their game of choice – and its refreshing to see how developer, Turbine is taking a proactive approach to cultivating these communities.

    More is just a click away.

    Features, Previews
    Mon, Feb 26, 2007
    LadySirse
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