The latest Lord of the Rings Online producer's letter has been published. In it, Aaron Campbell talks about what is coming in the next update, most notably a revamp of the North Downs area, among other things.
Gamasutra is reporting that Turbine has entered another round of lay offs at the Warner Bros. Interactive owned and operated games studio. There is no indication which teams were affected, specifically whether or not Lord of the Rings Online development staff has been let go. According to the report, Gamasutra is reaching out to Warner Bros. for more specific information.
For those who are confused by whether or not Turbine succeeded in its quest to keep the license for Lord of the Rings Online and for the game's longevity, fret no more. Sapience has dived into a forum thread to let everyone know that the game will be developed and supported for many years to come.
According to a post at ContainsModeratePeril.com, Lord of the Rings Online players aren't going to be treated to any new dungeons in the near future. Compiled from a chat script, Community Manager Sapience confirmed the rumor and further confirmed that no server merges are planned at this time.
Turbine has announced that, after a two day delay, the Lord of the Rings Online expansion, Helm's Deep, has officially launched. To celebrate the announcement, Turbine also has released a brand new trailer. Check it out!
Turbine has announced via the Lord of the Rings Online Facebook page that the Helm's Deep expansion launch is being delayed until Wednesday, November 20th. LOTRO servers have had a rough few days with a power outage at the main data center. According to news published on Facebook, the backup servers did not kick in resulting in the need to restore data, hence the delay of the expansion launch.
According to a post on the Lord of the Rings Online forum, Turbine has had to add test server realms to match the demand of players wanting to check out the Helm's Deep expansion content and assist the team with bug squashing, etc.
Turbine and the Humble Bundle folks have announced that Lord of the Rings Online is now aboard. Players can grab a Steely Dawn Starter Pack that includes some pretty sweet stuff.
The latest Lord of the Rings Online developer diary focuses on changes coming to most classes with the release of the Helm's Deep expansion later this fall. To give the quick and dirty, the team has produced a highlight video.
Turbine has been proudly showing off the locations and environments coming in the next Lord of the Rings Online expansion, Helm's Deep, that is slated to go live in November. We've tagged along on a couple of tours and have some thoughts to share. Read on before leaving your thoughts in the comments.