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    Turbine’s latest expansion for Dungeons and Dragons Online, Update 11, features the new artificer class, end-game raids, and more. Ten Ton Hammer caught up with Erik Boyer, DDO’s producer, at gamescom 2011 to get the juicy details.

    Previews, Interviews
    Fri, Aug 19, 2011
    jeffprime
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    Looking Ahead at Update 3 & Isengard: An Interview with Aaron Campbell and Adam Mersky


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    During our April 20th interview with Aaron Campbell and Adam Mersky, the fellas had a lot to discuss. As the Producer for the Lord of the Rings Online 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 Here.

    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.

    Interviews
    Mon, Apr 25, 2011
    gunky
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    LotRO's 4th Anniversary: An Interview with Aaron and Adam

    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 the Lord of the Rings Online.  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."

    Interviews
    Thu, Apr 21, 2011
    gunky
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    Turbine has been going strong recently with the success of Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online going to a hybrid subscription/free-to-play model. At PAX East 2011, Ten Ton Hammer got to speak with LotRO’s Executive Producer Kate Paiz about upcoming events in 2011 for Lord of the Rings Online and the newest content update, Echoes of the Dead. Watch the video for some jaw-dropping graphics, new gameplay, and information on slapping hobbits!
    Previews, Interviews, Video
    Wed, Mar 16, 2011
    jeffprime
  • Ten Ton Hammer's Ethec talks with DDO's Erik Boyer and Iain Currie at PAX East 2011

    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.

    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!

    Previews, Interviews, Video
    Mon, Mar 14, 2011
    Ethec
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    Looking Ahead: What Else is Coming to LotRO in 2011?

    Features, Interviews
    Wed, Nov 24, 2010
    gunky
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    Rise of Isengard: An Interview with Adam and Aaron

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Nov 19, 2010
    gunky
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    DDO shook the MMOG world when they switched to a free-to-play model.
    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Jul 22, 2010
    jeffprime
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    With today's big news that The Lord of the Rings Online is going free-to-play, Ten Ton Hammer Executive Editor, Benjamin J.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Jun 07, 2010
    B. de la Durantaye
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    At Ten Ton Hammer, our viewers vote with what they read, and one of the hottest topics this month is LotRO's December expansion, Siege of Mirkwood. We've been spending a lot of time with LotRO...

    Features, Interviews
    Wed, Nov 11, 2009
    Ethec
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