WarCry: Ryvick921: Can you clarify the kinds of bosses that will be dropping Housing Trophy Barter Items with Book 12?
Keth_Turbine: Well, let's see. We wanted to give out trophies from some of our more iconic boss characters.
Keth_Turbine: These items will reflect their unique character, items that you could put in your front yard (or your kinship's) to show off your accomplishment.
Keth_Turbine: So you might get a bosses weapon or something else... I don't want to tell you what bosses, because that's for you to discover!
Keth_Turbine: By the way, these trophies will be bound to the person who initially picked it up.
Keth_Turbine: so if you put it in a hook and it is removed, it will be returned to the escrow of the person who originally picked it up.
WarCry: bubba: I heard that Lotr will be supported til 2010 - True and if so any longer? Tks!
Ringleader: ::Ringleader checks budget to see how far it goes.....::
Keth_Turbine: HOLY CRAP, I'm only employed for 2 more years!?!?! I can't retire then!
Ringleader: OK, seriously...
Ringleader: This is just the beginning for LOTRO, Middle-earth as a world and all of our adventures in it.
Ringleader: The fiction is HUGE, the world is HUGE and our appetite to work on it is HUGE
Ringleader: LOTRO has a long happy life ahead of it.....
Ringleader: Keth is no longer employed for 2 more years...
Keth_Turbine: Yeah cuz I said "crap" in a dev chat.
Ringleader: ::regaining control:::
TurbineMeghan: I am going to kill you.
WarCry: Sargo_of_Meneldor: Please confirm that there will NOT be any asian based items/armor added to the game please!
Keth_Turbine: nope, we are not planning on adding any specifically asian themed items or armor appearances to the game. As always, we plan on staying as close as we can to the Lore.
WarCry: Orladen: Will we ever see the costline in the areas we currently have to explore,?
Scenario: Our next new region, currently slated for a Book 13 release, will allow players to see the ocean for the very first time. The time for speculation is now!
WarCry: Brandorn: Hello there! Any plans on taking off/reducing the cooldown on Burglar stealth? Thanks guys
Annuvin: Hola! I'm Annuvin, and my wife could be delivering my first born RIGHT NOW... but I'm here with you.
Annuvin: That's how much I love all of you. Dwell on that! (crazy gleam in eyes)
Annuvin: Sadly, my first answer shows no love. There are no plans to shortening the burglar stealth cooldown.
WarCry: Beneros: Any plans to make classes more unique, I often feel like im the same as every other hunter my class, a branching system would be neat.
TensLOTRO: For Book 12 we've wrapped up our major class updates with the Month of the Guardian and Burglar.
TensLOTRO: But, to be perfectly honest, we think that giving our classes more customization options is neat too.
TensLOTRO: So much so, it's currently a large portion of what the Systems Team is working on, now that we've got our major class updates out of the way.
TensLOTRO: While I can't reveal any hard details, I can say that future class specialization will lean heavily on Traits, Items, and a feature to be announced at a later date.
TensLOTRO: Don't worry - we're on it :)
WarCry: Smilingbandit: Is there the possability to make a message/bulletin board in the kin house for people to post short term (daily/weekly) events or messages?
TurbineMeghan: There's lots we want to do for kinships, and that's one of the ideas under discussion. You may see it in LOTRO at some point, but it's not currently more than an idea at this time.
WarCry: Godot: When is switch to a cosmetic armour slot, will my weapons still be visible? can i switch them off somehow ?
Keth_Turbine: Even with one of your outfits visible, your weapons will still be visible, and when Book 12 launches, there will be no switch to hide them in-game.
WarCry: Kohnan|LoJ|: As a former AC1 player for several years, I really enjoyed the "tinkering" system that was set up for weapons, armor, items, etc. I found it fostered a lot of cooperation and camaraderie between members of the same group and in between groups. I'd love to see a similar system in place in LotRO. Anything like this in the works?
Annuvin: So, having worked on Ac1, I'm a big fan of a lot of their work (Much love to AC1/Crowley).
Annuvin: One of the benefits of working here is we have a lot of industry experience in the building.
Annuvin: Having worked on some of the initial tinkering approach, I think it's an invaluable system, and one
Annuvin: that we can learn a lot from. That said, we pride LOTRO on it's approach to setting and atmosphere,
Annuvin: so we'll need to find a very different approach with it.
WarCry: lotrowarcry353: I see in the b12 update you are getting rid of the captain/summoning with chair thing..its the only reason my wife plays! (jk) in all seriousnes tho things like this are a fun distraction for a few seconds, any reason you are taking it out other than its just a bug?
TensLOTRO: Nope. It's a bug. Sadly, we try to fix those.
TensLOTRO: Sadly... :(