OK, looks like we're starting to head towards preview time on this one, so I'll throw up an official topic for us:
Rowan, Executive Producer wrote:Looking forward to sharing more about Central Gondor, the Beorning starting experience, and our first offensive Epic Battle in the next few weeks. All of these are going into internal test now.
Rowan also confirmed the extent on the landmass by replying to my answer to another person on the LOTRO forums:
Balthelion wrote:We'll be getting a new region - Central Gondor - which goes at least as far east as Pelargir, but probably no further. IE, No Minas Tirith, unless they want to surprise us - But I see that as being more of a 2015 thing
Rowan, Executive Prodicer wrote:Osgiliath and Minas Tirith are still next year. Correct!
And he's also dropped some hints about what we can expect to find in Central Gondor:
Rowan, Executive Producer wrote:I've been doing walkthroughs of Central Gondor all week. Looking beautiful. Oh, and Half-Trolls.
Mar-Evayave, Player wrote:Is that even lore-appropriate? Honestly, first thing that pops into my mind is Hagrid (I know, half-giant, not half-troll). And then looking at his half-brother (full giant). Definitely biologically challenged.
Rowan, Executive Producer wrote:Specifically lore-appropriate for the Haradrim. Yes!