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LOTR Online Update
Xoanon @ 8:46 pm EST

Ramen, Online Community Specialist for The Lord of the Rings Online writes: I'm the newest member of the LOTRO Community Relations team. If you haven’t already, you can check out my introduction from last week on the official forums here. I’m looking forward to getting to know our fan-site folks, and thought that sending out this week’s Thursday update email would be a nice little ice-breaker (I come bearing gifts!)

Our update this week is a Developer Diary from esteemed Content Designer Allan “Orion” Maki regarding solo vs. group play and how it pertains to LOTRO:

It seems whenever you set out to design a massively multiplayer online game one question – one sticky, important question – finds its way into the discussions of designers and fans. This question draws hard battle lines, across which terrible words are exchanged, mothers’ names are dragged through the mud, pets are sacrificed on altars of dark forces and hyperbole becomes the ultimate weapon of choice. It is a question that, at its very core, is somewhat of an oxymoron: ‘Will your massively-multiplayer game support solo play?’

Read Friends Don’t Let Friends Tank Balrogs in its entirety here.