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Developer Journal

Posted by Jon Wood on Jun 27, 2006  | Comments

Developer Journal - Lord of the Rings Online -

The people at Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online have updated their official website with a brand new Developer Journal. This one is penned by Rick "October" Schmitz, and tells about the life of a Lead Content Support Artist:


Hello there! Rick "October" Schmitz here!

I'm the Lead Content Support Artist on The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™ (LOTRO). You may be wondering, "What the heck kind of title is that?" Well, it's the sort of title you get when you're crazy enough to work with Content folks and Artists.

While the majority of the LOTRO Art team is toiling away on all sorts of things you might expect to find in a game based on J.R.R. Tolkien's amazing books (like Orcs, Dwarves, Rivendell, hobbit holes and so on), the Content Support team makes some of the unexpected items that the Content folks dream up along the way. Though Tolkien may not have expressly mentioned many of these things, they're just the sort of items needed to make our Middle-earth feel realistic and believable. They are often things you would take for granted and only notice in their collective absence.

Read the whole Journal, here.