While Standing Stone has been communicative over the past month, we wanted to dig deeper into the decision to form the new studio, its relationship with Daybreak, and plans for both DDO and LOTRO going forward. To wit, we sat down with Standing Stone Executive Producer Rob “Severlin” Ciccolini, Lead Designer Ben “DrOctothorpe” Schneider, and Community Manager Jerry “Cordovan” Snook to discuss this major transition and its possible impact for these two MMO game worlds.
There doesn’t need to be a major release on the horizon to create an excuse to interview MMO devs, are we right? The crew at the Auf ein Bier Games Podcast think so, at least, and have recorded an hour session with two of Turbine’s team members: Jerry Snook and Jeff Libby.
The two devs talk about many of the aspects of creating, running, and wrangling the community of Lord of the Rings Online. How does the team handle being called liars? How do the CMs handle the numerous avenues of communication? What pressures is Turbine under on a regular basis? Tune in after the break and hear the answers to these and more!