Turbine To Allow Modding In Lord Of The Rings Online
You might have already thought that dedicated programmers kind of look like Gollum, but until today, that would have been an unfairly inaccurate characterization. Now, however? Slander away! Via Massively and A Casual Stroll To Mordor comes word that Turbine is going to allow Lua scripting in Lord Of The Rings Online. Modders, access to The Precious has been granted!
Turbine’s Senior Manager of Community, Meghan Rodberg, had this to say:
“We historically have not allowed any modding of the UI other than skinning it. Hope I’m not blowing anything here, but there is a Lua scripting project going on… It seemed like enough of our players were looking for this that we decided to do it.”
She stressed that there’s no word as to exactly what extent modding will be allowed, but since Lua is already used extensively on MMORPGs like WoW, it’s reasonable to hypothesize that Turbine will anticipate demand for considerable freedom to completely muck about with Middle Earth’s UI. Can you say Naked Bartering System? Yes, I think you can. No word yet on whether or not this drops with the impending F2P update, but we’ll let you know as soon as we know something.