LOTRO wedding

A brief post on the Lord of the Rings Online forums has my brain speculating a bit today. In it, executive producer Athena “Vyvyanne” Peters states simply that the game will be migrating to a new data center on Monday, Jan. 11. The game is scheduled to be down for about 10 hours, from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST.

Here’s where my thought process has me thinking ahead: This probably isn’t an inexpensive move, and not one that would be likely for a game that’s got a very short time left. As we all know, the current contract for Turbine to produce LOTRO runs out in 2017 — most likely toward the end of the year — so perhaps this is a harbinger of… well, something else. Or at least not the doom that many of us predict or fear. I like to think that could be the case, at least.

Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.



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