This week we have special guest, Haakon on the podcast. We specifically asked Haakon to come on and discuss the proposed Champion changes Orion is blogging about since we felt we were doing a bad job of explaining it ourselves.
We also did a quick interview of Haakon so the Haakon-fans out there can know a bit more about him!
- Dev Diaries for new dungeons
- Dev Diary for new skirmishes
- Proposed Champion Changes
- Codemasters Services Closing before June 1
- Turbine Support Site downtime
- Downtime May 23 for Update 3
- Steed of Night Returns
- Weekly Store Sales
- Win Mines of Moria code for Codemasters account
- Win Shadows of Angmar code for Codemasters account
- Winner of the Video Contest
Raise Your Glass:
Hi guys! First of all thank you so much for your work, I really enjoy coming here and reading your blog on a pretty much daily basis. You’re my main stop for lotro related fun
I don’t know if this has been covered before, but I felt it is a topic that should be somehow brought to the devs’ attention. It is about voice acting in the game, and I find some of the decisions in this area really not up to the standard set by the rest of the game.
In recent expansions and updates it seems we get Germans and women as dwarves (no offense to either :), and when you think they learn something from this at Turbine, I go to Enedwaith and all the rangers and hillmen have Aragorn’s voice! Talk about a put-off… It’s like getting someone a wonderful beautiful present, which is the game, and then wrapping it in newspaper! And that is how I feel about some of the voices there. I mean Grimbriar and Aragorn really have cool voices, but that doesn’t mean all the characters in the game now should have the same!
I feel this might be a good topic to cover. I enjoy reading about the cool things in the game and hope to continue this, but this one aspect I think needs major improvement and perhaps we can let Turbine know about it.
Thanks very much and sorry for the longish message. I wish you all the best, personally and professionally! Good luck guys!
I have been making my way through all of your back dated podcasts. I just finished the Tolkien professor one. So now I have a new podcast that I have to make my way through J Thanks for providing this wonderful resource. Between roundtables that are helping me plan my toons, to wonderful music (I intend to pick up some Lonely Mountain Band stuff soon), and motivation for my new game (leaving WoW), I think CSTM has been a big help to see what LOTRO can offer for someone who doesn’t want to be hardcore anymore.
Zydeco Mistfoot (minstrel), et al of Gladden
Dear Merric and Goldenstar,
My name is Prighild Tussletoe. I am a Hobbit Guardian of the Firefoot server. Well met and thank you for your excellent podcast. I have learned so much.
I am writing because I am confused about a topic that comes up often during your show; buying quest pack with Turbine Points versus buying the expansion box. I am trying to save my TP for character development, so I would much rather buy the “Mines of Moria” box (I saw it online for $12) if it is a better value. I think I understood your both say that it was a better value.
Am I correct? Is this still the case, even with the next expansion on the horizon? Will the “Mines of Moria” be obsolete? Will I still need to buy the next expansion? How much would it cost if I wanted to buy just enough TP to have all the quest packs with the expansion box(es)? I am pretty eager to know, as I heard that as of the next update (8 days) I won’t be able to use the “Mines of Moria” expansion in this way. Is this true or just a rumor? I might mention that I am a VIP, so I do have a steady stream of TP coming in, but as I said I rather send that on character development.
I am look forward to hearing your answer.
Today I finally got my main (Shamoth) to level 44. Yay double digits! I got some rocking skills and can continue with some of the angmar epic quests. But first I have forced myself to do crafting because I am behind. Boo.
Shamoth rising sun falling moon kinship Silverlode
P.S. AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! SPIDERS THAT ARE A HIGH LEVEL!!!! RUN
Llyradan (Translated from Welch)
Greetings Merric and Goldenstar, just wanted to say how pleased I am to have found your site and podcast and to say thanks for doing a great job. I hope you translate this without too much problems of! Kind regards Wales!
Llyradan, a slightly disreputable burglar on Evernight EU server – by the way wouldnt it be great if you could break into peoples houses in game and leave notes for them and steal copies of their things??
The moon is a cloak you money, you may dress Sunday in gold, you may safely travel all the time, and may your spirit never grow old.
Thank you to Fogsong, Mithril Knights of Firefoot for his donation to CSTM this week!
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