Remarkable. This thread has easily been the most interesting thing I've ever read on the internet. As a player that has spent countless hours and approaching a decade of use of LOTRO, I found Aylwen's insider explanations fascinating - surprisingly so and no detail was too small to be of interest. As a technology attorney, I found GameDev's (who seems likely to be Zombie Columbus) identification of points that WB Games Legal would consider breach of NDA to be probably correct. I expected to finish this thread and find that Aylwen was no longer posting because of threat of litigation. Never in a million years would I have expected things to resolve in the tragic manner they have. And regardless of what I expected, I hoped that Aylwen would still be teaching us about the inner workings of Turbine and LOTRO. I wanted to ask about the dwarves in the Rotting Cellar inspecting a waterwheel that looks suspiciously like the Turbine logo and concluding that they have no idea how to fix it. I wanted to ask so many things. But mostly, I wanted to thank him for his measured candor and unprecedented openess regarding a rather opaque industry. If his family or friends happen to see this, I'm sorry for your loss.