Lord of the Rings Online talks Update 23, Mordor’s difficulty, lag, and more
“Our next update will move towards the Grey Mountains, but as we expand we expect to have some reference or maybe even a short appearance because that will be the beginning of [Shelob’s] storyline,” said Ciccolini.
The conversation wound around to a variety of different topics, such as housing upkeep, security issues, the difficulty of Mordor, Daybreak as a publisher, The Hobbit as source material, class balance passes, and the severe lag issues the game has experienced for years now (no reassuring answers for the latter, by the way).
Here’s an interesting fact: Ciccolini says that Daybreak Austin’s Jack Emmert — yes, that Emmert — is his “direct boss.”
Ciccolini said that the studio is in the process of hiring a new engineer to work on the game, which should give hope to those looking for fixes to some of the creaky underpinnings of this MMO.