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Synopsis: Lord of the Rings Online Senior Producer Jeffrey Steefel joins us for Loading... Live Episode 14, which is all about the fun surrounding LotRO's 2nd anniversary and what we can look forward to in the coming months. Volume 2 Book 8 will take us back into Moria to settle some unfinished business and then into Southern Mirkwood and Sauron's old stomping grounds, Dol Guldur. Plus, Jeffrey fields questions related to the upcoming Skirmish feature (which will allow players to command NPC troops in instances) and more great questions from the audience. It's all in this week's Loading... Live!


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  • Jeff "Ethec" Woleslagle
    Ten Ton Hammer Editor-in-Chief
  • Ben "Machail" de la Durantaye
    Managing Editor - Ten Ton Hammer Network


  • Cody Bye
    Ten Ton Hammer Executive Editor


  • Jeffrey Steefel
    Senior Producer, Lord of the Rings Online
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  • 0:22 Introductions

We introduce our team and special guest, then move straight to the news so we have plenty of time for questions.


  • Loading... - Ten Ton Hammer's daily newsletter and column

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News and Events
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  • 1:09 The Machail Report
  • 1:09 - Fallout MMO falling out
  • 2:55 - Shadowbane shutdown
  • 4:00 - Chronicles of Spellborn Free Trial

In this week's Machail Report, we discuss the future of the Fallout license now that Interplay will likely lose the license. Next up, the Shadowbane playerbase bids farewell to their cult favorite MMO and its troubled history, and Acclaim launches Chronicles of Spellborn in North America.


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Featured Q&A Session
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  • 6:06 Meet Jeffrey Steefel
  • 7:07 Second anniversary gifts and pricing goodies
  • 10:47 Book 8 Q&A
  • 27:27 Audience questions
  • 44:45 Wrap-Up

After learning a bit about Lord of the Rings Online second anniversary gifts and activities, Jeffrey reveals where we'll be going and what we'll be doing in Volume 2, Book 8. LotRO's next content update will see us delving back into Moria for some unfinished business, then into Southern Mirkwood and Dol Guldur, and Jeffrey reveals what Turbine has planned as part of the new Skirmish system. That, and will we see an increase in level cap this year? The answer might surprise you, so listen in!




To read the latest guides, news, and features you can visit our Lord of the Rings Online Game Page.

Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

About The Author

Jeff joined the Ten Ton Hammer team in 2004 covering EverQuest II, and he's had his hands on just about every PC online and multiplayer game he could since.