Starting in late 2008 I did a series of podcasts under the name of LotROCast. Unfortunately someone else also started to do podcasts in this name slightly after me and refused to give up the name. I have to be honest with you all and say it put me off podcasting for quite some time.
I have recently got the itch again but before I start recording new episodes I am going to rebrand the old episodes as the new show and post them up. Expect to see six episodes posted pretty much at the same time under this new name.
My goal will be to focus on a class, race, trait, skill or what ever other part of the game that I find interesting that most people might miss at first glance. I’m also hoping to do some interviews with people who play classes that I don’t play to help everyone out there get a better understanding of them.
So what will be different between all the other Lord of the Rings Online podcasts out there? Well I think the main difference is that I focus more on the actual learning tips and tricks of the game. There will be more content based around the actual game mechanics and the lessons myself and others have learnt over the time we have played the game.
My aim is to be more instructional than to have a purely a news based podcast. This doesn’t mean that any big announcements will be missed as I’d still like to cover anything that may have an effect on how people play the game. I also would like to have special episodes every now and then that may waver from the purely instructional. I’m not sure what that might be but just in case I’m saying it up front rather than have people upset that we wandered off track a little.
So in essence I would like to build a reference library of useful Podcasts that you can go back to and listen to refresh your memory on something about the game. However I am wary of being too detailed on any subject. Listening to an hour long show about one particular skill would be far too much for most.
So what about the new Free to Play model that Turbine is introducing? Well I’m aware of the changes and my goal is to not be too specific on anything relating to how that might change the game until we see some hard facts about what those changes will actually be.
Also I want to announce some changes to the way that the idea of these Podcasts. I want for them to be backed up by not only information and links but other material on the lotroworld.com website. This may include video tutorials like the one on Assist Targets already posted on this site and also some other materials like screen shots.
If you have anything you’d like to contribute to the podcasts or to the lotroworld.com website feel free to send it in to me. I’m open to suggestions, content or anything else you’d like to suggest to make this a success. To do so just get in touch me by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep well and happy questing.