Episode 176: Zzzzzzzzzz

posted this on December 17th, 2012.
Categorized as combat, Contest, dev diary, episode, Episodes from 2012, Giveaway, instance cluster, moria, podcast, Revamp, Riders of Rohan, soundtrack, Travel to Quest, Update 9.

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Hobby HorseThis week we talk about Update 9 and all the dev diaries, hobby horses, rumors, store sales and more!

Goldenstar’s burglar during Dum Time did the Necromancer’s Gate skirmish and the Ringwraith’s Lair. Next week we will be tackling the Battle in the Tower. Special thanks to Pineleaf for his videos on the Necromancer’s Gate!

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Riders of Rohan Official Video Game Score & Contest!

posted this on December 14th, 2012.
Categorized as Chance Thomas, Contest, Events, General, Giveaway, Riders of Rohan, soundtrack.

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Hey everyone DJ Helsing here. With the recent release of Riders of Rohan and the upcoming Update 9 I wanted to take a few minutes to review the Official Video Game Score and provide an opportunity for one of you to walk away with a FREE copy of the CD.

When I first entered into Rohan I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the music that Turbine ordered for the expansion. Normally in MMO’s you hear the same generic music throughout the game and nothing ever changes. Most games have one battle theme and one or two regional themes but nothing to expansive. Some MMO’s even reuse old music from less visited regions making it seem like its new music for the new area. This was definitely not the case with LOTRO and Rohan. Turbine spared no expense and created a very expansive score of 22 different and unique tracks that we hear through the Riddermark both in battle, instances and throughout the different regions of the expansion.

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Taylor Davis Performs “Theme for Rohan”

posted this on December 13th, 2012.
Categorized as Chance Thomas, LotRO News, Riders of Rohan, soundtrack, Taylor Davis, video, Videos.

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Turbine posted today on their LOTRO YouTube Channel a new video featuring the “Theme for Rohan” being played by Taylor Davis with composer Chance Thomas.

Taylor plays wonderfully and I enjoyed the video although I have to admit, I had no idea who she is. (I’m saying this a lot lately – maybe I’m just old?). So I headed to google to investigate. Her notoriety appears to stem from her YouTube and you may want to check that out is she plays a lot of video game and movie themes on her violin. Final Fantasy, Halo, Zelda, Kingdom Hearts and now LOTRO!

You can also check out her web site at http://www.taylordavisviolin.com

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ZAM: LOTRO Rohan Soundtrack Giveaway

posted this on October 29th, 2012.
Categorized as Chance Thomas, lotro, LotRO News, Riders of Rohan, soundtrack, zam.

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ZAM has a giveaway up right now where you can win a copy of the Riders of Rohan Soundtrack composed by Chance Thomas.

To enter just visit their post here and leave a comment talking about your favorite part of Rohan. The post just says winners will be chosen at the end of the week so just do it now and avoid the question if they mean Friday, Saturday or whatever.

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Fellowship Walk: Donate to Win a Riders of Rohan Soundtrack CD

posted this on October 19th, 2012.
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Winner of the sountrack is Araward from Landroval!

Tonight during the live broadcast, we will be giving away a physical CD copy of the Riders of Rohan soundtrack to one lucky donator!

The soundtrack is something we are super excited about as you can tell with our interview with composer, Chance Thomas. We were super excited that Turbine sent us a CD to share with the Fellowship Walk!

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Episode 166: Interview with Chance Thomas

posted this on October 19th, 2012.
Categorized as Chance Thomas, episode, Episodes from 2012, music, podcast, Riders of Rohan, soundtrack.

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Today we have a very special interview where we were able to interview composer of the new Riders of Rohan soundtrack, Chance Thomas.

We discuss how he got involved with composing music for LOTRO, his process for writing a score for an expansion like Rohan, distribution of his first video game soundtrack and more!

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Episode 165: Say Hi Alfonso

posted this on October 14th, 2012.
Categorized as Alfonso, Amazon, Chance Thomas, Episodes from 2012, Erebrandir's Horseshoe, lawsuit, lottery, podcast, Riders of Rohan, soundtrack, turbine, Unigoat.

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Unigoat

This week we talk about Rohan, horseshoes, festivals, lawsuits and unigoats. All while playing freeze tag in-game! We are so talented! (This will also explain the exclamations of “he got me!” or “I’m being chased” you may hear.)

Goldenstar’s Dum group broke up into two 3-man groups to do “Stompy Monster” in the Water Works dungeon. She worked on a couple of deeds, played with the festival. We reached our $4,000 goal for the Fellowship Walk on Friday and hosted an in-game walk. Next goal is $5,000.

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LOTRO Reporter Episode 155 – Soundtracks of Rohan

posted this on October 13th, 2012.
Categorized as General, lotro, LOTRO Reporter Podcast, Riders of Rohan, soundtrack, war steeds.

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Layanor, Chris, and Cari discuss the Riders of Rohan soundtrack, living in Canada or not, and their history with video games.

Listen now:

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LOTRO Riders of Rohan Soundtrack Now on Amazon

posted this on October 11th, 2012.
Categorized as Amazon, Chance Thomas, digital download, LotRO News, mp3, Riders of Rohan, soundtrack.

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I know some folks were keen not to use iTunes for your digital music purchases so I thought it may be worth a post that the Riders of Rohan soundtrack composed by Chance Thomas is now available from Amazon.

It’s even cheaper than iTunes (at least in USD) with a $8.99 price tag.

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The Sound of Rohan [Video]

posted this on October 9th, 2012.
Categorized as Chance Thomas, LotRO News, music, Riders of Rohan, soundtrack, video, Videos.

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In tandem with the release of the Riders of Rohan soundtrack on iTunes, Turbine has released a video called the “Sounds of Rohan” which highlights the music of the upcoming expansion.  The video shows a great look at some of the work that took place behind-the-scenes and includes commentary from from those deeply involved in the project including Judd Maher (Conductor), Chance Thomas (Composer), Monte Belknap (Concert Master). Glen Neibaur (Scoring Mixer). as well as others.  But you know what stands out the most?  How amazing the music is in the video itself!


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