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A letter from Kate Paiz, Executive Producer, The Lord of the Rings Online™.

Hello all!

January has been an exciting month for us on the dev team!  We’ve wrapped up our plans for 2013, and I’m very pleased to announce some new big initiatives for LOTRO you can expect in the coming year:

Update 10 Mithril Coin Q&A

The release of Update 10 will introduce a new in-game currency called Mithril Coins. They can be purchased in the LOTRO store with Turbine Points and can be used for a variety of services including Stablemasters, Fast Travel to NPCs in quests, Reviving, Mannequins, and Daily Quest resets.

Letter from the Producer: Looking Back on 2012

Hello all!  As we close out 2012, I wanted to give you a current “state of the game” report and highlights from the past year.  Kate Paiz (LOTRO’s Executive Producer) will be back in early 2013 with more detail on our upcoming plans for LOTRO development.

Update 9 - Yule Festival

Hi all, I’m Aubergine.  I’ve been working on this year’s Yule Festival, and wanted to give you some insight into the changes we’ve made and some of the thoughts behind why we made them.

Update 9 - Revisiting the Mines of Moria, Part II

In case you were wondering when you could bring your character from Durin’s Threshold to the Dimrill Dale without much of a hiccup, the wait is finally over! We have just wrapped up our revamp of the second half of Moria, from Zelem-melek through Nud-melek.

Update 9 - Combat Revisions

Learn about changes to Miss Chance, Critical Defense, and Interrupts!

Update 9 - Riders of Rohan Instance Cluster, Part I

The Shadow in the East arises once more. Darkness threatens to spread across Middle-earth. War is coming. Knowing that the Ring has been found and that the Dark Lord Sauron has begun to call all evil to himself, Gandalf the Grey seeks news of the allies and enemies of the past.

Update 9 - Travel To Quest Location: Behind the Scenes

Since the release of RoR, I have been hard at work on new features and fixes for you guys for Update 9. I'd like to tell you about one of them, the new “Travel to Quest Objective” feature, today.

Developer Diary: Mounted Combat

Horses in LotRO have had a fascinating back story to them since the beginning of the game – a story that may not be so well known outside of our office. During the initial development of the game, horses were added as a late feature.

Developer Diary: Welcome to Hytbold

Hytbold is a new solo-able endgame experience being delivered with Riders of Rohan. It focuses on rebuilding a razed Rohirrim village by aiding the people of the Eastemnet through a large suite of rotating, randomized, daily quests.

Developer Diary: War-Steeds

When Riders of Rohan goes live this fall, we’ll all have a choice of which war-steed is best fitted to carry us into combat.

WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND TURBINE LAUNCH THE LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE™: RIDERS OF ROHAN™

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment unveiled today The Lord of the Rings Online™: Riders of Rohan™, the latest expansion to the award-winning free-to-play massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) developed by Turbine.

Developer Diary: Warbands

With the Riders of Rohan, we knew that we had a major update that you have been anticipating for quite some time. We knew also that we had to do it right and look at as many aspects of our game as possible.

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