The Lord of the Rings Online Shadows of Angmar

Truth is, I could go on and ramble about a thousand other little things, you know, if only to come up with the mother of all blog-based reviews, and I wouldn’t have even managed to scratch the surface of what a magnificent beast LotRO is. Things like the recent Solstice Festival, the raising difficulty of quest as one progresses eastward, destiny points, the amazingly detailed beginner’s quests (instanced) & areas, the sheer number of available emotes, the immensely helpful community are all there for you to discover, but -as expected- not all is perfect. LotRO is still very young by MMORPG terms.

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The Interview: Peter Brauer: Second Skin

I started playing 13-15 hours a day, and didn’t do much else for a month or two. I had to seriously check my playing to start making the film. I don’t regret the time I spent playing, because I reconnected with a childhood friend who had moved to California. I just had to find the right balance between gaming and working. MMOs can affect player lives differently depending on how they play. We tried hard to show people who played positively.

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