The LOTROCommunity forums are typically referred to as the unofficial forums for LOTRO. It is a place where LOTRO players feel they can speak more freely about their opinions of the game. In the past, this community has been avoided by LOTRO’s community managers.
However, last week LOTRO’s new Community Manager posted on the LOTROCommunity forums.
“Hello! I wanted to create an account here just to introduce myself, and see what’s going on. I know there’s been some animosity between the community folks and this forum in the past, but AFAIK it didn’t involve me (much?), so I figure this new era of sorts is a good time to say hello. I’m the current Community Manager for LOTRO and DDO (and to the extent AC is still supported, Asheron’s Call.) I’m an old-school gamer and pen and paper nerd. Ask me about my THACO!
There’s a lot of work to do in the LOTRO community in the coming weeks, and I plan to do it. If you have a short bullet-list of what you feel is most important for the community (not development, that’s a different thing), lemme know.” – Cordovan
The LOTRO community seems to be reacting positively to Cordorvan’s post.
“That is amazing you posted here. I am impressed. Thank you. A lot of us here have a deep love of Lotro.” – nosam9
“Thanks for taking the time (and the leap of faith) to engage with us over here!” – Fredelas
— Lina Willowwood (@LinaWillowwood) July 22, 2016
LOTRO Players was able to confirm the validity of Cordovan’s post and obtain the following statement:
“I’ve been working in recent weeks to take a holistic look at the entirety of the LOTRO community, and I want to reach out to as many people as I can. Introducing myself to the LOTROCommunity folks was just me wanting to get a better understanding of their concerns, and seeing if there are some things I can do to address it.” – Cordovan
Cordovan has continued to write on the LOTROCommunity forums since his original post last week.