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  • Launch Day Status Report, Interview with Adam Mersky

    Warcry.com has posted this report and interview today as Lord of the Rings Online celebrates it's launch day.

    Turbine launched Lord of the Rings Online this morning and as of 3:00 PM Eastern time the company is very happy with how things had rolled out so far. Launch is a scary day, but the team made it even more frightening when key staff spread out to locations across the United States for launch parties. WarCry spoke to Adam Mersky, the head of Turbine's Public Relations, just after he got back from a launch event in New York City.

    "[The launch has] been great, really smooth," Mersky told us in a phone interview. "Everyone is very calm, things are rolling smoothly."

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    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Apr 24, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Jeffrey Steefel and Adam Mersky Interview

    IGN has posted this interview with Turbine's Jeffrey Steefel and Adam Mersky. Keep reading to see what they were able to learn.

    We talked with Executive Producer Jeffrey Steefel and Director of Communications Adam Mersky at Turbine, discussing higher level content, plans for expansion, and distribution in overseas markets.

    Keep readng to see what they were able to learn.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Apr 24, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Mike Searle, Prima Games LotRO Guide Author, Interviewed

    It's Lord of the Rings Online launch day, and Ten Ton Hammer's John Hoskin interviews Mike Searle, author of 30 (!) Prima Games guides covering everything from Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon series to Dark Messiah of Might and Magic. This man clearly knows his computer and video games! Most recently, Searle wrote two guides for Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, and he shares his thoughts on what it takes to craft these intricate guides and what he hopes to offer his readership.

    "(Searle:) I've been hooked on MMOs since battling ruthless PKers in Ultima Online, and there isn't an MMO out there that I haven't at least booted up to see how it tackles character creation. So it was with real joy (and dread) that I picked up LOTRO as my very first MMO book for Prima. It combined my two greatest passions--the fantasy world of J.R.R. Tolkien and massively multiplayer online games--but talk about daunting! Luckily, we had a lot of time to work on the books and constant help from the Turbine design team. We overcame the challenge of an incredibly huge and immensely detailed world setting through a coordinated effort."

    Keep reading with just a click to find out what else John was able to learn!

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Apr 24, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Ask Turbine #7: Launch Preview

    WarCry has updated today with the seventh in a series of community type interviews with Turbine. This week's issue is a bit of a preview of what is to come at launch.

    With under a week to go until the Lord of the Rings Online launches, the crew at Turbine can see the end of a four year journey. They've been in an Open Beta for a few weeks and the massive influx of people has taught them a few things about their game, their customer support and their overall readiness for April 24th.

    More is just a click away.

    Features, Interviews
    Sat, Apr 21, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Jeffrey Steefel Talks Lord Of The Rings Online

    GameInformer.com posted this interview with Jeffrey Steefel last night. Keep reading to see what they were able to learn about the soon to be launched Lord of the Rings Online.

    There are few fantasy worlds that seem like they would ever give Warcraft a run for its money. Lord of the Rings is one of those worlds and in just a few days, Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar will release to a bevy of hungry MMORPG and LotR fans. To get you prepped for your adventure, we asked Executive Producer Jeffrey Steefel a few things about the new game. On top of that, we have an exclusive HD video featuring Steefel as he talks about the monsters of Middle-earth.

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    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Apr 17, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Module 4 Interview

    MMORPG.com has posted an interview with James Jones, the Executive Producer of DDO and Kate Paiz, the game's Producer.

    As many of you may or may not know, today marks the release of Module 4: Reaver's Bane, the most recent free update from Turbine's Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to sit down for a conversation with James Jones, the Executive Producer of DDO and Kate Paiz, the game's Producer to talk about the release, and what players can expect from it.

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    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Apr 12, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Ask Turbine #6: ESRB, IGE, Euro Access and Cinematics

    WarCry updated their site today with the sixth in a series of community interviews with the developer's of Turbine's soon to be released Lord of the Rings Online.

    Turbine made some negative waves a couple weeks ago when they announced that they and European publisher Codemasters would employ IP blocking to ensure that players played in their designated territories. The move was not unexpected, Codemasters obviously has an interest in protecting their revenue stream, but the plan was met with vocal opposition with the community and forced Turbine and Codemasters to reevaluate their plans.

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    Features, Interviews
    Sat, Apr 07, 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
  • An Hour with Turbine: Interview with James Jones, Executive Producer of DDO

    Straight from the Producers of DDO!

    This weekend I had the pleasure of an exclusive interview with James Jones, DDO's Executive Producer, where I proceeded to try to get as many details about what's coming in DDO. He was kind enough to give me as much as he could, so that you, his customers, could find out what is coming up in the next year!

    "And we will probably touch some of our old adventure areas, Tangleroot, Three Barrel Cove, previously areas that didn’t get a lot of play outside the one or two times you go in to get your favor points. We want to really open these areas up, give players a lot to do there."

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    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Mar 19, 2007
    LadySirse
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