Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Episode 37 - The World Renown RPer?

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

In this episode we'll cover:

Congratulations to Casual Stroll to Mordor ( for being named the #1 MMO Blog by Massively

What I've Been Doing in Game
Reputation Grind for World Renowned Title:
  • Algraig of Enedwaith (Done)
  • Men of Bree (Done)
  • Hobbits of the Shire (i.e the Mathom Society) (Done)
  • Dwarves of Thorin's Gate (Working on this now)
  • Elves of Rivendell (Done)
  • Eglain of the Lone Lands
  • Rangers of Esteldin
  • Wardens of Annuminas
  • Council of the North in Angmar
  • Lossoth of Forochel
  • Grey Company (Done)
Winter Festival Picture for the Festival Fashion Contest

Yule Festival Glittering Horse

Heart of the Show focuses on LOTRO's inclusion of RP in recent Holiday Events

And then we wrap up with listener feedback including news on radiance and gloom

I hope you enjoy the show.



  1. I am posting regarding the iTunes feed. I to get the podcast through iTunes, but I have no problem having to re-subscribe if you want to updated your information. :)

  2. hey, I noticed on cyber ears that you are # of the top ten podcasts of 2010 on their site, congrats

  3. Thanks so much for the mention! We really appreciate it. :)

  4. Has anyone had their accounts hacked recently? I heard smatterings of this from Alberos on his twitter feed, and my account got completely emptied of all gold and anything valuable in my bags. I've changed passwords, etc. but was curious if there was a lot of this going on over the holidays?

  5. I know that our Kin bank toon got hacked and at least one other in our kin. Believe they were the same RL person though.

  6. From what I've read, the problem has to do with the Forum software that Turbine are using, and some known vulnerabilities. This is further magnified by the issue that (by default) your login ID/password for your Lotro account is the same as your forum account. Therefore when the hackers get access to the forums through an account, they have the same ability to hack into the individual's player account and start transfering gold around, etc. Its a major weakness in Turbine's design that its done this way. But end users can change their account password to be different to their Lotro password. This might be a worth topic of discussion on an upcoming podcast because its just good practice to do this, but unfortunately its not default behavior with Turbine (its the same with DDO accounts as well, BTW).


  7. Also Turbine appear to be unable or unwilling to help with these things, stating that its the user's own responsibility to manage passwords, etc. Sure, but how about telling them that the forums which are built on open source software that has a history of known vulnerabilities, could expose your password - thereby exposing your Lotro account to anyone who wants to give it a try....