The Lord of the Rings Online Summary
Boston-based developer, Turbine, has reportedly laid off staff for the third year in a row. The studio that is well-known for its online role-playing games: The Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online is now turning towards mobile gaming, instead.
Turbine's owner (Warner Bros.) confirmed the redundancies to Kotaku in this statement:
Turbine isfor venerable MMO Lord of the Rings Online, shutting down several of its world servers so that each region will only have five worlds to choose between from now on.
Characters currently live on any of the closing servers can be transferred for free, and there's a guide to doing soThere's no time limit for switching servers.
Of all the many colourful characters in Tolkein's fiction, The Hobbit'sis probably one of the ones you'd least want to annoy. Because he could turn into a bear and eat your head.
Now you too can opt for a little ursine transformation if you play Lord of the Rings Online, with the latest update's addition of the new 'Beorning' class.
Fears that MMO developers Turbine were losing their grip on the Lord of the Rings license appear to have been lessened by a post on the LOTRO forums by a community manager that confirms the company has an agreement in place until 2017.