: LoTRO possible changes in 2017

Discussion in 'Lord of the Rings Online' started by RIP, Dec 20, 2016. : LoTRO possible changes in 2017

Discussion in 'Lord of the Rings Online' started by RIP, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. RIP

    RIP Veteran Member

    Updated Avatars a Possibility in 2017 + Mordor Expansion!
    Posted by Suzie Ford on Dec 20, 2016 | 6 Comments

    Now that Lord of the Rings Online is off on its own, developers are looking at some long-requested features for the game. In a thread discussing things players would like to see, Executive Producer Rob "Severlin" Ciccolini wrote that the team is looking into new character avatars in 2017, though with some trepidation.

    What if I let it slip that we are looking at substantial avatar revamps for the Mordor expansion?

    I think we can all agree that prospect can be both exciting and scary. Avatar preference is super subjective, and even some of the best received game revamps have a percentage of players who prefer the old look. We are looking at providing an option to use the old avatars so we are not forcing players to use newly updated models and animations if they don't want to.

    Having two avatar paths then becomes a design challenge if we add new hairs or facial options; the old avatars wouldn't have an equivalent option.

    These are the types of design and art challenges we are wrestling with as we work on the expansion.

    Ciccolini also mentioned that lag is the priority and has asked players for specific information about when they are experiencing issues.

    Other things mentioned by Ciccolini in the thread:

    • work is continuing on the Mordor expansion
    • interaction with all parts of the game will see great gear, not just the best from raiding
    • more than one raid is needed to "revitalize the raiding community"
    Check out the full thread at the link above.

    Does this get you twitterpated for improvements to the beloved LOTRO?

    Thanks, anonymous tipster!

  2. Martinfort

    Martinfort Division Leader Staff Member

    Updated avatars are on the bullroarer test server.

    Some examples




    Lembas overload maybe?
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    Now I'm sure these are just preliminary tests for what they want to do in the Mordor expansion, however! This is how I currently feel about what is being done so far.

    RIP likes this.
  3. mynameismonkey

    mynameismonkey AoA Admin Emeritus

    Smaller feet.

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