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RingCast #8
Tue, 12 Jun 2007 03:36:00 GMT [download/play]



In this episode, Alusian is back with tavern talk, we discuss the upcoming server downtime, getting around in Bree-Land, and working around the Carn Dum bugs. A listener writes in about crafting item usage, and we tell you how to get a special hidden in-game title.
 
Some good sites for Mastery Crafting Items:
http://lotro-wiki.com/index.php/Crafting_master_items
http://lotro-wiki.com/index.php/Special_crafter_recipes
http://www.lotro-crafting.com/craftingmobs.aspx
http://www.lotrolife.com/rare_crafting_component_list
http://www.axiomfiles.com/Files/138938/components.html
http://forums.lotro.com/showthread.php?t=54078
 
Website of the Week:
One of the best sites I have found for crafting is: http://www.lotro-crafting.com/
 
RingCast is a weekly podcast covering Turbine's MMO, Lord of the Rings Online. The typical format will include the latest updates and patch notes from Turbine, a special topic segment, such as a class, race, or guide on game aspects, and a helpful hints segment. The hosts of the show are Brad and Elizabeth, a married couple with no kids and a very spoiled beagle. RingCast is part of the VirginWorlds MMO Podcast collective found at http://www.virginworlds.com

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Episode 8 Discussion Thread

'Trial and Servers' by Akely
Submitted on 2007-06-12 04:53:51 CST
I'm interested in trying this game out.

I remember that Turbine first said that the Euro versions would not be able to play on US servers... then that statement was retracted... But how did it end up? Any of you yanks have Euro pals playing?

And furthermore... How about a trial? Is there any? I looked... but my Google-Fu seems low today.



'EU & US Servers' by Brad
Submitted on 2007-06-12 07:30:50 CST
If you have a US copy of the game, then you can play on the US servers. The only really free trial you get at present is getting a buddy key from someone who has purchased the game. I will try to send you a buddy key once I get home this evening if you will send me an e-mail with your info.

Brad



'Brad,' by Akely
Submitted on 2007-06-12 17:09:05 CST
I registered to your forums so I could PM you an e-mail addy without the whole Intarweb seing it. But for some reason sending PM was not possible. No error or anything. Might be a forum rule (have not posted yet...)

Anyhow... the database in the forums have my addy, and you are Admin.

********** This is part of what I tried to PM.

I've figured out that I need to buy a US version... but one seem to be able to download it too. No biggie, either way will work for me.

I also want to thank in advance in case you do find me a buddy code. Both the Mrs and me are excited about trying LOTRO.



'Credit where it is due.' by Akely
Submitted on 2007-06-14 10:04:16 CST
For all to know:

Brad did indeed send my a Buddy account key! Thats awfully sweet of him and I will put it in use as soon as I get me (and the mrs) basically informed regarding servers, classes, etc.

Thanks a lot Brad, you are a gem!



'Interesting podcast and padding' by scytale2
Submitted on 2007-06-17 03:43:30 CST
This is a very informative podcast, which I have been listening to, with a view to being enthused about playing LOTRO and logging into my somewhat unused account. Many people are finding it very "dry" (just like the books) and the "magic" and "sparkle" and "accessibility" and "adventure" of the film just isn't there.

I would be interested in hearing a discussion on the merits of the game and what keeps you logging in - not just the "one more deed" completist element that Brent has described and one which I don't really subscribe to.

Lastly and I make this point to every podcast, bar the main one to which this does not apply:
There's no need to have a long show. Quality is far more important than quantity and one of the segments in the show was not the same high quality (it was more a list).

In some ways 20 minutes is actually better than 60. it makes people much more likely to listen to you, takes less time to make and takes up less bandwidth for VW so clearly is a "win-win-win" for everyone.

Anyway, am looking forward to your comments on the Evendim expansion next time - thanks!



'First Time RingCast Listener - Reject the Shorter Format' by Mezzum
Submitted on 2007-07-03 12:54:34 CST
I found this podcasts after the 8th episode was completed, I download episode one just to check it out.. needless to say, I downloaded the next 7 and listened to them back to back to back. Some I listened to more then once.

This podcast is not only informational, but entertaining as well. Brad and Liz make a great team.

To those that speak of a smaller or shorter podcast I say this... if you want cold hard facts with no substance, read a forum or any of the games Fan-sites. These people (Brad and Liz) are trying to pass along information as well as their experiences. I am not sure you could do that in 20 minutes about anything you truly care about.

In closing I suggest that RingCast not change their formatted length etc... I feel you would lose out on what makes the show special, and thats YOUR specualtion, interpretations and experiences of/in the game. Lose that, and your just reporting on the game, and I can get that anywhere.

I am awaiting your 2 hours special (snicker).

Respectfully,

"I may disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."
Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694–1778), French philosopher, author. (paraphrased)