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2012 Yule Festival Extended!

Sunday, 30th December 2012 - 05:12

Posted by Balthelion in Game News

Sapience has confirmed that the 2012 Yule Festival has been extended by 2 days, to make up for the extended downtime caused by the hotfix just before the Christmas holidays.

The Festival will now end on January 3rd 2013, so use this time wisely to collect extra Festival Tokens!

Update 9 Launching Mon 17th Dec!

Saturday, 15th December 2012 - 23:06

Posted by Balthelion in Game News

Update 9 will be hitting the live servers on Monday 17th December 2012!

The servers will be offline between 12:00 and 15:00 UK time (GMT) for the update to be applied to the game.

You can ready more about the main features coming to the game in our Update 9 Summary Thread on the forums. Bear in mind that some information in the original post has been outdated by updates posted further along in the thread. And all information in this thread is from the Bullroarer beta server, so is subject to change before launch.

Turbine will of course post office patch notes on Monday during the downtime.

Riders of Rohan: First Three Dev Diaries

Saturday, 1st September 2012 - 01:27

Posted by Balthelion in Game News

Turbine have released the first three developer diaries for Riders of Rohan, detailing changes to the Burglar class and the Ettenmoors, plus discussing the new Eastern Rohan Region.

The Burglar Dev Diary can be found here.

The Eastern Rohan Dev Diary can be found here.

The Ettenmoors Dev Diary can be found here.

Rider of Rohan Pre-order now available!

Tuesday, 5th June 2012 - 14:27

Posted by Balthelion in Game News

The Riders of Rohan Pre-order is now available!

You can learn more about the expansion by visiting the expansion website.

For those of you wondering how the dollar priced convert, I can personally confirm that the Legendary edition works out as £47.07 at the time of writing (paying via paypal)

Turbine Announces "Riders of Rohan" Expansion!

Wednesday, 25th January 2012 - 21:09

Posted by Balthelion in Game News

Executive Producer Kate "Nereid" Paiz


Hi all!

I’m very excited to finally be able to share with you some exciting news that we will be formally announcing today. This fall, we’ll be releasing our next major expansion, Riders of Rohan!

Riders of Rohan will bring players into this epic region, increase the level cap to 85 and introduce Mounted Combat! Rohan is huge! So huge, that this fall we’ll be introducing the Eastern Plains of Rohan, the largest region we’ve ever introduced (almost twice the size of Moria!) You’ll also be able to explore the Eaves of Fangorn and the fabled Amon Hen, where Boromir was slain and the Fellowship broke up! We can’t go to Rohan without introducing Mounted Combat, which will allow you to fight atop your new mount, the War-steed. Mounted Combat will allow you experience LOTRO in a whole new way!

While fall might seem like a long wait, there is much work to do, and many miles to travel before we arrive. This spring we’ll take our first steps along the path as we add another new region to the game and allow players to explore the shores of the Great River (Free for VIPs!). We’ll also introduce the option to bring Skirmish Soldier along to aid you on your adventures throughout Middle-earth. We can’t wait to share more details with you as the year progresses.

We think you’re going to be very happy with the all that 2012 is shaping up to be!

Forth Eorlingas!
-Kate

Read more about Riders of Rohan in the Official Press Release!

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