LOTRO Reporter 317 – Update Madness

Chris and Carrie dive travel the paths of Middle Earth to talk about the latest Producer’s Letter which gives us a view of this year’s updates and where we’ll be going. The desolate lands of Mordor await us!

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What we’ve done in game:

Cari:

  • I patched the game. 🙂

Chris:

  • New Burglar!
  • Continuing my exploration of the lands outside the Black Gate

 

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News:

Producer’s Letter

https://www.lotro.com/en/game/articles/lotro-producers-letter-2017-plans-new-expansion-and-10th-anniversary

  • New event coming as centerpiece to 10th anniversary celebrations
  • Update 20
    • The Wastes
      • Bleak Noman-lands
      • Dagorlad
      • Slag-Hills of Mordor
      • Talion????? I would lose my mind with happiness with a Talion easter egg
    • Battle of the Black Gate
    • Two capstone resource dungeons
      • Solo or Fellowship
    • Various companies within the Host of the West
      • Factions mentioned during the interview?
  • Update 21
    • This is the expansion
    • “Shatter the Black Gates and march into Mordor”
    • Multiple (four – as per interview) regions
    • New monsters, new mechanics and new treasures
    • New High Elf race
    • Aesthetic improvements to all races
  • Update 22
    • Still this year (hopefully)

 

Massively OP Interview

http://massivelyop.com/2017/01/20/massively-op-interview-standing-stone-on-lotro-ddo-and-daybreak/

  • Character model and animation update
  • New race – “High Elf”

 

Interview at MMO-Central with Cordovan, Made of Lions and Severlin

http://www.mmo-central.com/2017/01/31/going-mordor-standing-stone-games/

  • Allegiance System
    • You pledge yourself to the Dwarves, the Hobbits, the Men or The Elves.
    • Follow each individual storyline
    • Questions
      • Can you change allegiances?
        • Yep. Gets harder as you go on with one character.
      • Does the choice matter?
  • Majority of Mordor expansion takes place AFTER the Ring is destroyed.

 

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Community:

Discussion/Poll on forums about LOTRO Music

https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?648659-Best-in-game-music-themes-poll

  • LOTRO Legacy – New Menu Screen music from Riders of Rohan

 

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