Rick “Sapience” Heaton, Online Community Specialist for Turbine, writes: Greetings! Here’s this week’s round up.

Reminder: Scheduled Maintenance Tuesday February 23
As the final stage of our datacenter move, all Turbine games will be offline on Tuesday February 23, from 4:00AM – 4:00PM Eastern Time (-5 GMT). Websites, including myaccount.turbine.com, forums, wikis, and social networks will be available, but players may be unable to log in or access their account information during this time. We thank you for your patience while we complete the move!

Crafting Dev Diary
The release of Volume III, Book 1 brings a bunch of updates for many crafting professions of Middle-earth. Improvements for both Jewellers and Cooks bring more choices and enhanced functionality to these professions. Read more about the Crafting Updates in the latest Developer Diary. (http://www.lotro.com/gameinfo/devdiaries/623-developer-diary-volume-iii-book-1-crafting-update)

Skill Upgrades Dev Diary
“With the launch of Siege of Mirkwood™ behind us, the systems team’s bandwidth has increased. When we looked at our list of “things we want to do,” sitting right on top was “add level 64 skill upgrades.” So here we are! The new combat system has had some time to mature, and we are feeling more comfortable with making additions to players’ skills” (http://www.lotro.com/gameinfo/devdiaries/619-developer-diary-volume-iii-book-1-skill-upgrades)

Tell the Community Team – Radiance and Itemization
What do you think of the items in LOTRO? What about Radiance? Is there a Cosmetic item you’ve never seen, but think should be in the game? Tell us what you think in the latest Tell the Community Team Thread! (http://forums.lotro.com/showthread.php?t=318596)

Featured Player
Today’s featured player is Caron aka Jilla! Jilla is a regular forum poster and one well-rounded Hobbit. She is a Mom, a gardener, a world-travelling scuba diver, and dare we say one of Vilya’s biggest cheerleaders! Read more about Caron on my.turbine.com! (http://my.lotro.com/turbinecommunity/2010/02/19/featured-player-jilla/)

If you’d like nominate yourself (or someone else!) to be a featured player, send us a quick email at lotro@turbine.com. Make us laugh, make us cry, and tell us why you (or they) should be in the spotlight!