ArchLord + Dungeons &amp; Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited + Lord of the Rings Online Interviews http://www.tentonhammer.com/taxonomy/term/129%2030%2099/interviews en EXCLUSIVE! LotRO's New Class Details Revealed | Ten Ton Hammer http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/new-class-revealed?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-257035" style="width: 640px;"><a href="/lotro/new-class-revealed"><img src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/257035/preview" alt="LOTRO_NEWCLASS_02" title="LOTRO_NEWCLASS_02" class="image image-preview " width="640" height="385" /></a></div> <!--paging_filter-->An interview with producer Aaron Campbell reveals some surprising details about the game's first new class in over 5 years. <p><a href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/new-class-revealed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/new-class-revealed#comments Lord of the Rings Online Ten Ton Hammer Network Anonymous Ten Ton Hammer Network News Interviews Sun, 30 Mar 2014 05:45:04 +0000 gunky 257038 at http://www.tentonhammer.com LotRO's Update 13: The Breaking of Isengard | Ten Ton Hammer http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/update-13?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-257030" style="width: 640px;"><a href="/lotro/update-13"><img src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/257030/preview" alt="LOTRO_u13_06" title="LOTRO_u13_06" class="image image-preview " width="640" height="360" /></a></div> <!--paging_filter-->When things take a dark turn, some folks break bad. Ents break Isengard. <p><a href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/update-13" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/update-13#comments Lord of the Rings Online Ten Ton Hammer Network Anonymous Ten Ton Hammer Network News Interviews Sun, 30 Mar 2014 05:24:38 +0000 gunky 257033 at http://www.tentonhammer.com LotRO Devs Go In-Depth on Helm's Deep Class Changes | Ten Ton Hammer http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/helms-deep-class-changes?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-253975" style="width: 640px;"><a href="/lotro/helms-deep-class-changes"><img src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/253975/preview" alt="LOTRO_HD03_11" title="LOTRO_HD03_11" class="image image-preview " width="640" height="360" /></a></div> <!--paging_filter-->Turbine's development team give us a detailed look at some of the class changes coming with LotRO's Helm's Deep expansion, and they're just as nervous about it as the players. <p><a href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/helms-deep-class-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/helms-deep-class-changes#comments Lord of the Rings Online Matt Zimmitti Anonymous Ten Ton Hammer Network News Interviews Sat, 19 Oct 2013 06:59:20 +0000 gunky 253976 at http://www.tentonhammer.com The Art & Design of Helm's Deep: An Interview with LotRO Devs | Ten Ton Hammer http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/helms-deep-art-design?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-253660" style="width: 640px;"><a href="/lotro/helms-deep-art-design"><img src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/253660/preview" alt="LOTRO_HDART_08" title="LOTRO_HDART_08" class="image image-preview " width="640" height="360" /></a></div> <!--paging_filter-->It takes a team of talented artists and designers to put together a new expansion. Here's a look at the design process and the team's influences with one of Turbine's world-builders. <p><a href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/helms-deep-art-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/helms-deep-art-design#comments Lord of the Rings Online Leo Tan Matthew Fahey Anonymous Ten Ton Hammer Network News Interviews Sat, 05 Oct 2013 20:00:13 +0000 gunky 253669 at http://www.tentonhammer.com Helm's Deep - an Interview with LotRO Devs | Ten Ton Hammer http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/helms-deep-interview?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-253109" style="width: 640px;"><a href="/lotro/helms-deep-interview"><img src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/253109/preview" alt="LOTRO_HD_04" title="LOTRO_HD_04" class="image image-preview " width="640" height="360" /></a></div> <!--paging_filter-->Turbine staffers talk about PĂșkel-men, visual trickery, complete class overhauls and other things we can expect from LotRO's fifth expansion, Helm's Deep. <p><a href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/helms-deep-interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/helms-deep-interview#comments Lord of the Rings Online Anonymous Ten Ton Hammer Network News Interviews Wed, 11 Sep 2013 19:39:30 +0000 gunky 253113 at http://www.tentonhammer.com Turbine Devs Field 20 LOTRO Community Questions | Ten Ton Hammer http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/news/turbine-devs-field-20-lotro-community-questions?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss <!--paging_filter--><p>The <em>LOTRO</em> dev team answers another collection of community questions on in-game events, PvP, and concerns about the impending end to the 2014 licensing.</p> <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-250062" style="width: 640px;"><a href="/lotro/news/turbine-devs-field-20-lotro-community-questions"><img src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/250062/preview" alt="LOTRO - Fallows 01" title="LOTRO - Fallows 01" class="image image-preview " width="640" height="360" /></a></div> <p><a href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/news/turbine-devs-field-20-lotro-community-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/news/turbine-devs-field-20-lotro-community-questions#comments Lord of the Rings Online Anonymous External News Interviews News Official Announcements Thu, 11 Jul 2013 00:33:17 +0000 Martuk 251728 at http://www.tentonhammer.com Riders of Rohan Play-session with LotRO Devs | Ten Ton Hammer http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/features/interviews/ror_playsession?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-233193" style="width: 330px;"><a href="/lotro/features/interviews/ror_playsession"><img src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/233193/preview" alt="LOTRO_RORPS_tz.jpg" title="LOTRO_RORPS_tz.jpg" class="image image-preview " width="330" height="200" /></a></div> <!--paging_filter-->We saddle up with Aaron Campbell to have a look at LotRO's awesome mounted combat system, coming this fall with the Riders of Rohan expansion! <p><a href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/features/interviews/ror_playsession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/features/interviews/ror_playsession#comments Lord of the Rings Online Aaron Campbell Anonymous Ten Ton Hammer Network News Interviews Mon, 16 Jul 2012 04:24:03 +0000 gunky 233190 at http://www.tentonhammer.com Roadmap to Rohan - an Interview with LotRO's Devs | Ten Ton Hammer http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/features/interview/riders-of-rohan?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-227489" style="width: 350px;"><a href="/lotro/features/interview/riders-of-rohan"><img src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/227489/preview" alt="LOTRO_ROADMAP12_tz" title="LOTRO_ROADMAP12_tz" class="image image-preview " width="350" height="187" /></a></div> <!--paging_filter-->Our interview with Kate Paiz and Adam Mersky about the Riders of Rohan expansion this fall, and what else is in store for 2012. <p><a href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/features/interview/riders-of-rohan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lord of the Rings Online Adam Mersky Kate Paiz Anonymous Ten Ton Hammer Network News Interviews Wed, 25 Jan 2012 13:57:16 +0000 gunky 227491 at http://www.tentonhammer.com Looking Back at 2011: an Interview with LotRO's Devs | Ten Ton Hammer http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/features/interview/2011-look-back?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-226960" style="width: 350px;"><a href="/lotro/features/interview/2011-look-back"><img src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/226960/preview" alt="LOTRO_ROADMAP11_tz.jpg" title="LOTRO_ROADMAP11_tz.jpg" class="image image-preview " width="350" height="187" /></a></div> <!--paging_filter-->2011 was a landmark year for the Lord of the Rings Online. We sit down with Adam Mersky, Director of Communications for Turbine, and Kate Paiz, Executive Director for LotRO, to look back over the accomplishments of 2011. <p><a href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/features/interview/2011-look-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lord of the Rings Online Anonymous Ten Ton Hammer Network News Interviews Wed, 18 Jan 2012 08:50:46 +0000 gunky 226961 at http://www.tentonhammer.com LotRO's Update 5 - An Interview with the Devs | Ten Ton Hammer http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/interview/update-5?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-203953" style="width: 350px;"><a href="/lotro/interview/update-5"><img src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/203953/preview" alt="LOTRO_U5INT_tz.jpg" title="LOTRO_U5INT_tz.jpg" class="image image-preview " width="350" height="245" /></a></div> <!--paging_filter-->We sat down with Turbine's Director of Communications, Aaron Campbell, and Senior Producer for LotRO, Adam Mersky, for a sneak peak at what's in store this December for Update 5 <p><a href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/interview/update-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lord of the Rings Online Anonymous Ten Ton Hammer Network News Interviews Mon, 14 Nov 2011 00:37:14 +0000 gunky 203957 at http://www.tentonhammer.com DDO to Offer New Class and Content with Update 11 | Ten Ton Hammer http://www.tentonhammer.com/ddo/gamescom/2011/update-11-preview?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-101727" style="width: 640px;"><a href="/ddo/gamescom/2011/update-11-preview"><img src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/101727/preview" alt="ddo_update11_Sceptres(2)" title="ddo_update11_Sceptres(2)" class="image image-preview " width="640" height="320" /></a></div> <!--paging_filter-->Turbine&rsquo;s latest expansion for <span style="font-style: italic;">Dungeons and Dragons Online</span>, <span style="font-style: italic;">Update 11</span>, features the new artificer class, end-game raids, and more. Ten Ton Hammer caught up with Erik Boyer, <span style="font-style: italic;">DDO&rsquo;s</span> producer, at gamescom 2011 to get the juicy details.<br> <br> <p><a href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/ddo/gamescom/2011/update-11-preview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> gamescom 2011 Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited Ten Ton Hammer Network Erik Boyer Anonymous Ten Ton Hammer Network News Previews Interviews Thu, 18 Aug 2011 08:43:47 +0000 jeffprime 101845 at http://www.tentonhammer.com Looking Ahead at Update 3 & Isengard: An Interview with Aaron Campbell and Adam Mersky | Ten Ton Hammer http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/features/update3_interview?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-97797" style="width: 640px;"><a href="/lotro/features/update3_interview"><img src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/97797/preview" alt="LOTRO_U3INT_HDR" title="LOTRO_U3INT_HDR" class="image image-preview " width="640" height="180" /></a></div> <!--paging_filter--><p><img style="width: 640px; height: 180px;" alt="Looking Ahead at Update 3 &amp; Isengard: An Interview with Aaron Campbell and Adam Mersky" src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/97797"></p> <br> <div style="text-align: center; clear: both;"><img src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/89646" alt="divider"></div> <br> <p>During our April 20th interview with Aaron Campbell and Adam Mersky, the fellas had a lot to discuss. As the Producer for <em><a href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro">the Lord of the Rings Online</a></em> and the Executive Director of Communications for Turbine, Inc. (respectively), their first order of business was to discuss the 4th anniversary of the game. That discussion is detailed <a href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/features/anniversary">Here</a>.</p> <p>But they also wanted everyone to know that they don't intend to rest on their laurels and coast on the success of Update 2: Echoes of the Dead, released on March 21st. They're keeping the ball rolling with another batch of content, Update 3, which is scheduled to land at the end of May. So what can we expect from this as-yet-unnamed update? Lots, apparently.</p> <p><a href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/features/update3_interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lord of the Rings Online Aaron Campbell Adam Mersky Anonymous Ten Ton Hammer Network News Interviews Sat, 23 Apr 2011 03:22:30 +0000 gunky 97798 at http://www.tentonhammer.com LotRO's 4th Anniversary: An Interview with Aaron and Adam | Ten Ton Hammer http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/features/anniversary?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-97734" style="width: 565px;"><a href="/lotro/features/anniversary"><img src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/97734/preview" alt="LOTRO_4THANN_HDR" title="LOTRO_4THANN_HDR" class="image image-preview " width="565" height="225" /></a></div> <!--paging_filter--><div style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 565px; height: 225px;" alt="LotRO's 4th Anniversary: An Interview with Aaron and Adam" src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/97734"><br> </div> <br> <p>With the Spring Festival having just ended, the Free People continue to celebrate their victories against the forces of shadow for the fourth anniversary of <a href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro"><em>the Lord of the Rings Online</em></a>. &nbsp;And the devs have reason to celebrate as well - we got Aaron Campbell, Producer of LotRO, and Adam Mersky, Executive Director of Communications at Turbine, Inc., on the phone to talk about the festivities and about what's coming up for the game. In regards to the 4th anniversary of LotRO, Adam said, "It's been a killer 4 years for us and we're real happy to have made it to this milestone, as not many games have. Ironically, LotRO is still the baby in our stable, as we have a title that's turning 12 this year and a title that's just turned 5, but nonetheless we're still proud to be 4."</p> <p><a href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/features/anniversary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lord of the Rings Online Aaron Campbell Adam Mersky Anonymous Ten Ton Hammer Network News Interviews Thu, 21 Apr 2011 02:07:21 +0000 gunky 97736 at http://www.tentonhammer.com LotRO's Kate Paiz Previews March Update and More | Ten Ton Hammer http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/videos/pax-east-2011?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-95948" style="width: 640px;"><a href="/lotro/videos/pax-east-2011"><img src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/95948/preview" alt="lotro_09_monster_play" title="lotro_09_monster_play" class="image image-preview " width="640" height="508" /></a></div> <!--paging_filter-->Turbine has been going strong recently with the success of <a href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro"><span style="font-style: italic;">Lord of the Rings Online</span></a> and <a href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/ddo"><span style="font-style: italic;">Dungeons and Dragons Online</span></a> going to a hybrid subscription/free-to-play model. At PAX East 2011, Ten Ton Hammer got to speak with <span style="font-style: italic;">LotRO&rsquo;s</span> Executive Producer Kate Paiz about upcoming events in 2011 for Lord of the Rings Online and the newest content update, <span style="font-style: italic;">Echoes of the Dead</span>. Watch the video for some jaw-dropping graphics, new gameplay, and information on slapping hobbits!<br> <p><a href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/videos/pax-east-2011" target="_blank">read more</a></p> PAX East 2011 Lord of the Rings Online Kate Paiz Anonymous Ten Ton Hammer Network News Previews Interviews Video Wed, 16 Mar 2011 05:47:13 +0000 jeffprime 96556 at http://www.tentonhammer.com DDO Update 9 First Look and New Crafting System Video from PAX East 2011 | Ten Ton Hammer http://www.tentonhammer.com/ddo/video/update-9-and-new-crafting-system?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-96411" style="width: 640px;"><a href="/ddo/video/update-9-and-new-crafting-system"><img src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/96411/preview" alt="Ten Ton Hammer&#039;s Ethec talks with DDO&#039;s Erik Boyer and Iain Currie at PAX East 2011" title="Ten Ton Hammer&#039;s Ethec talks with DDO&#039;s Erik Boyer and Iain Currie at PAX East 2011" class="image image-preview " width="640" height="359" /></a></div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Excluding Duke Nukem Forever (which counts only in concept), we only found one five+ year-old game on the show floor at PAX East 2011. That game was Dungeons and Dragons Online, and Producer Erik Boyer and Design Director Iain Currie were on-hand to show us how Turbine continues to keep this hybrid free-to-play success story fresh. </p> <p>One feature that DDO historically lacked is a full-fledged crafting system - but no more! Iain describes how crafting works, why you'll need to play the game to be a successful crafter, and how Turbine plans to phase in the changes to minimize player economy upheaval. Next, Erik takes us deep into the fourth and final part of Update 9. It's a mad journey through the sensibilities of a fleshcrafting mindflayer "artist", complete with a catwalk and "Spring Fashions" plus what might be DDO's most intense boss fight yet, so have a look at this DDO Update 9 / Crafting Improvements video from PAX East 2011!</p> <p><a href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/ddo/video/update-9-and-new-crafting-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> PAX East 2011 Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited Erik Boyer Iain Currie Anonymous Ten Ton Hammer Network News Previews Interviews Video Mon, 14 Mar 2011 14:57:31 +0000 Ethec 96410 at http://www.tentonhammer.com