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Devlog: Developing the New Warden Class

Posted by Keith Cross on Oct 15, 2008  | Comments

Devlog: Developing the New Warden Class - Lord of the Rings Online - MMORPG.com

Turbine has published a new dev diary which looks at the process of developing the new Warden class for Lord of the Rings Online's Mines of Moria expansion.

Introduction

Every outpost of civilization in Middle-earth contains those individuals who see it as their duty to protect hearth and home from the ravages of the Wild. These Wardens patrol the borders of civilized lands, preventing the encroachment of fell creatures in these troubled times.

Development Process

When I was first asked to lead the design for one of LOTRO’s new classes I was given two main directives. The first was that the new class should be able to function as a main tank in grouping situations, and the second was that the new class should be visually distinct from all the other classes. Those goals, along with the class name formed the foundation of the Warden.

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