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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

LotRO Expands Middle Earth with sixth update

Lord of the Rings online players are about to experience the shores of the Great River as the Journey Towards Rohan begins.

This sixth update for the popular MMO is bringing quite a bit to the table including a whopping seven new areas to explore.



Travel along the shores of the mighty Anduin in the expansive new region coming in Update 6!  The signs of war are all around you as Isengard and Barad-dûr put their dark plans into motion. Push back the Easterlings, dangerous brigands and an ancient enemy of Rohan, as they gather for an attack on Rohan and Lórien. Explore seven new areas along the upper Anduin including the green plains of Parth Celebrant where treacherous shades roam, unable to rest.
Epic Story
The latest chapter in LOTRO’s free Epic Story awaits! Travel to Lothlórien to seek Galadriel’s wisdom after experiencing troubling dreams.  Investigate the grim tidings along the Great River but be prepared as the evidence may point to a foe more terrible than your darkest nightmares.

Soldier on Landscape
Get the helping hand you need with LOTRO’s new Soldier on Landscape!  This new feature allows you to summon your faithful skirmish companion in the field.  Customize your skirmish solider to help you tackle even the toughest challenges!

Instance Finder Update
You spoke, we listened, and now we’re making Instance Finder better than ever! Instance Finder will soon allow you to queue for the specific instances and skirmishes that you want to do.  You can also choose to change loot rules and remove players with a fellowship vote. The rewards are being enhanced, too, granting additional XP for skirmish completion and scaling currency bonuses for when you queue for a larger range of instances. 
I've never been a big fan of massively multiplayer online games, but titles like LotR and The Old Republic do make getting into them tempting. They're definitely more serious in tone than something like World of Warcraft and seem like they both put a much bigger emphasis on a single player experience.

Update 6 should be available soon and is free to Lord of the Rings Online VIP's
LotRO Expands Middle Earth with sixth update
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