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Layanor

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About Layanor

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  • Birthday 12/06/1974

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    USA for now
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  1. http://mmoreporter.com/2013/09/17/lotro-reporter-presents-a-captain-general-is-going-home/ Layanor interviews long time Lord of the Rings Online player Yand in his five year journey for rank 15 in the Ettenmoors. We talk about opinions on the current moors build, problems in leading, and do you keep playing after getting no more renown.
  2. Chris and I from Lotro Reporter get to tour the instances once again! They even explane some of the waves and boss tactics!
  3. Hi all! Welcome to our first twitter dev chat! Make sure you use the following tags when you ask questions.#LOTRO #DEVCHAT We'll RT your question, and then the answer. Answers will include the initials for the person responding (RH,AC,MZ, etc) #LOTRO #devchat Please keep your questions brief and as close to 1 tweet as possible! #LOTRO #DEVCHAT Today we have Senior Producer Aaron “Rowan” Campbell, Lead Systems Designer Matt “HoarseDev” Zimmitti,(cntd) #LOTRO #DEVCHAT World Designer Matt “Scarycrow” Fahey,Senior Content Designer Lauren “Budgeford” Salk,(cntd) #LOTRO #DEVCHAT Senior Content designer Joe “JWBarry” Barry, LOTRO Community Manager Rick “Sapience” Heaton #LOTRO #DEVCHAT Let's get started! #LOTRO #DEVCHAT Q1:WhitewolfUK-How do you feel mounted combat has been received? #LOTRO #DEVCHAT A1:MZ -MC has been very well received so far. We’re already incorporating feedback into the system…#LOTRO #DEVCHAT A1b:Specifically, we’re looking into ways to make the classes have more of a distinct impact in future updates.#LOTRO #DEVCHAT Q2:MRWarg-When will you make new creep appearances available in the store? #LOTRO #DEVCHAT A2: MZ-I just stood over the shoulder of someone working on these this morning. We’re hoping for u10 and u11.#LOTRO #DEVCHAT Q3: @rwfrk JWB: Why did you remove raid locks from BG? Any plans to let us do the raid over multiple nights again? #LOTRO A3: JWB-Raid locks don't really work well with scaled instances. A3b: We think BG is doable in a night. OD will be multiple instances. #devchat Q4: Do you have any plans to make a new zone for Dale and Erebor or is it just going to be the Instaces? A4: Just the instances. #LOTRO #DEVCHAT Q5:Schinderhannes-Do you have any ideas/plans for Lotro nobody but you knows about and you think this would be great? #LOTRO A5: LS-Yes, yes I do! #LOTRO #DEVCHAT Q6: @DWLobsters Level cap increases makes me feel like the endgame is increasingly less attainable. Why not add new content midgame? A6: LS- We're working on improving mid=level content such as the moria revamp. Q7:Lathius-Are we going to scale Rift/CD anytime in the near future? #LOTRO #DEVCHAT A7: JWB -They're on the list. There's a lot of nostalgia and love for those spaces, so we're taking our time and treading very carefully. Q8:@Frickinidget-Great work on Bree/Archet appearance! Any plans for other older game areas? #LOTRO #DEVCHAT A8: MF- We've been discussing older game areas and how we can bring them up to ROhan quality. Q9: @Strause64 -Hunter class are they getting anything new in future updates or game play? #LOTRO #DEVCHAT A9: MZ- We're doing a comprehensive investigation into ALL classes. #LOTRO #DEVCHAT Q10: @Lord_Dolvic What advice would you give to someone interested in starting a career in game development? #LOTRO #DEVCHAT Q10: PLay lots of games. All games. Look for Entry level positions and work HARD. Q10b: Or learn to code and how to work well with others. ) Q11: Econn-When will we see some work done for housing? #LOTRO #DEVCHAT A11: MZ-Hoo-ee…need to set the stage by getting neighborhoods consolidated with less vacant housing first. #LOTRO #DEVCHAT A11:Working out the details of that stuff now.All I can say is that we have a lot of devs interested in doing some serious home Q12:@rwfrk In a recent interview with Lotro Reporter you acknoweledged video of a landmass. Can you tell us about region timeable? U10? Q12: LS- The next region is in the update after part II of the instance cluster. #LOTRO #DEVCHAT Q13: @dillwillson is there any way you can delete hunters so we dont have to hear them cry anymore? A13: RH - HEY! I'm a hunter! A13b MZ- Well in that case.... Q14: Bohrn_EU-When are you going to fix the forums? A14: RH - We just revamped http://lotro.com and the forums are currently in the web team's sights. No ETA. (Soon!) Q15: @EiledonTruvoice What do you do for fun? #LOTRO #DEVCHAT A15: MF - I play lots and lots of games. I have very little time, I live here. Help me. A15b: LS- I work for fun. Don't help Matt. A15c: MZ- Brew beer. Make Cheese. Craft beards. A15d: RH- Matt Z has been holding out on me... Q16: @BloodSpeaker How far down the chain is a Helegrod scaling? A16: JWB - DONE! Go play! Q17:@Kheledlire Can we see something very awesome new feature in 2013?Character updates, better mounted combat or a very new feature? #LOTRO A17: MZ- YES! Q18:Sorig09-Will there be mounted combat instances in the future? A18: JWB-There's a lot of design and work going on internally to figure out how to meld MC and instance gameplay in a satisfying way. Q19: @arch07js Plans to expand Hytbold type of non-killkillkill questing to additional areas of the game? #LOTRO #DEVCHAT A19: JWB - Variety is the spice of life! Yes. #LOTRO #DEVCHAT Q20: @scorp_71 Instance Finder was a perfect idea but never adopted by players.Do you plan to review it for Help solo players to group. A20: JWB- We're looking into it. #LOTRO #DEVCHAT Q21: @DaveFortin are there plans to allow mounted combat in future regions? #LOTRO #DEVCHAT A21: LS- Yes. We already have MC content in development. It's in the next region. Q22: @RannaDylin @Floradine_S: What are your plans to protect RPers from forced emotes? A22: MZ- Plans? We're done with plans.We're testing a solution right now. A22b MF - In the meantime we're also putting in "serious business' locales, where those emotes won't work. Q23: @Drewoid13 Are there any plans to revamp questing in the 40s? A23: LS- Now that Moria is finished, we have our eye on lower levels, but no solid plans. Q24: @Icekiro_RK Hey, My house is really cold. Anyway to use some dragon fire to heat it up?!? A24: JWB - Draigoch drops an animated fireplace. Q25: WhitewolfUK-What were your thoughts on releasing the Rohan cluster into two separate releases. #LOTRO #DEVCHAT A25: MZ - This balanced approach allows us to focus more on individual spaces. Speed is often the enemy of quality… #LOTRO #DEVCHAT A25b:Cramming them all into one release can seriously bring the overall quality level down. #LOTRO #DEVCHAT A25c:It also allows us to work on more long-term improvements that need to simmer at the same time. #LOTRO #DEVCHAT A25d: JWB-It was a very hard decision.We'd prefer to release it as a whole.But it's more important to have quality gameplay. #LOTRO That wraps it up! Thanks for all the great questions! Hope we answered some of your top ones! #LOTRO
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