The Lord of the Free2Play Rings

(Note for the Germans: Das ist der Protoyp für ein neues Format aus englischsprachigen Interviews. Übersetzungen und/oder Untertitel sind momentan nicht geplant, weil extrem zeitaufwändig. Für die Pilotfolge hat Jochen zwei Entwickler seines heimlichen Lieblingsspiels eingeladen: Der Herr der Ringe Online. Wie immer gilt: Viel Spaß und lasst uns im Forum wissen, was ihr denkt!)

Ladies and Gentlemen,

we are very happy (and rather proud, come to think of it) to introduce Well Played – a new interview show that features developers from around the world. In the first episode, Jochen talks Lord of the Rings Online with Jerry “Cardovan” Snook and Jeff “Made of Lions” Libby from Turbine.

Topics covered include the transition from a subscription based model to a free2play one, the challenge of writing quality stories and quests in what is probably one of the most established and beloved fantasy universes out there, and the proper ways to handle feedback from a community made up of vastly different play styles and interests. In other words, it’s not just for LOTRO players – but if you happen to be one (Jochen and his Hobbit burglar say hi, by the way) we sincerely hope you’ll enjoy the ride, too.

Oh, and please do share your thoughts. We probably won’t drop the German accents, but we will definitely drop you a line on any question you might have.

Das ist der Protoyp für ein neues monatliches Format aus englischsprachigen Interviews. Übersetzungen und/oder Untertitel sind momentan nicht geplant, weil extrem zeitaufwändig.