Jeff “MadeOfLions” Libby has released his Developer Diary regarding the Epic Storyline that will be released with the Riders of Rohan. One can only imagine how exciting it must be for a developer at Turbine and creating the landscape and content of Rohan. But it must be doubly so for MadeOfLions who gets to dive head-first into the rich lore of the area. A lot of buzz has been going around the LOTRO community about what role we’ll be playing in the breaking of the Fellowship (if any) and how much we’ll be interacting with the main characters of The Lord of the Rings in general. (We’ll do our best to remain spoiler-free and ask our commenters do the same.) So let’s take a look at what MadeOfLions has to say!
It’s taken awhile to get to the point where the technology allows us to deliver Rohan as it deserves to be delivered, but I think the time was worth it. We’re getting to the real meat of Volume III: Allies of the King now, and you’ll begin to see that maybe the story of this Volume is dealing with more than one King, after all…
First off, there will be three books in Riders of Rohan. They are titled:
- Volume III, Book 7 – A Fellowship Endangered
- Volume III, Book 8 – Into the Riddermark
- Volume III, Book 9 – The Third Marshal
Minor Spoiler on the starting location for Volume 3, Book 7 below.
Secondly, MadeOfLions strongly recommends that players complete Volume 3, Book 6 (released with Update 6) before heading into Book 7 so that it will make more sense from a story perspective.
With that, MadeOfLions discusses the technology behind creating some parts of the Epic Storyline (contains spoilers) and leaves us with a few teasing images to keep us salavating. For those of you not wishing to read the diary I will include the image, well because it’s just downright cool. You can click on it for a larger version.