The Lord of the Rings forum has a new producer's post that lays out some of the first details coming to the game in the future. Most notably, players will finally get some amazing Dwarven lore and culture with the game expanding to include the Lonely Mountain, the Iron Hills and the Grey Mountains. These will come along with a new instance cluster and a new raid later in 2018. Players will find over 80 new quests and a level cap increase to 120. Other plans on the table: tying up several storylines Morgul Vale delayed to 2019 to "allow for an expanded vision of the content" Seasonal Instances coming this summer: "Two Instances will be added, which will run during the duration of the Summer Festival. First, we are remastering Thrang from the Rift of Nûrz Ghâshu as a standalone, scaling Fellowship Instance. Secondly, we are introducing "A Perfect Picnic", a Festivity Instance that allows groups of varying sizes (including solo players) to enjoy a challenge at their level. … [Read more...] about Journeying to the Lonely Mountain, the Iron Hills & the Grey Mountains
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(Update August 22, 9 pm local time: This giveaway is closed. All winners will get their codes via email, so you won’t have to do anything. Just wait a bit…) Trion has been very generous and as such, we did not only get codes for Rift, but codes for Atlas Reactor as well. In case you have not heard about the game yet, Atlas Reactor is a turn-based battle arena. It has the obligatory PvP mode, but it also has a nice PvE mode where you can either play against bots with other players or purely with and against NPCs. So even if you like such a game but do not like PvP at all, Atlas Reactor offers you the chance to enjoy it anyway. Having said that, we are giving away 10 beta codes. Atlas Reactor has a “Free Mode” which is available right now already. Download the game and play it. However, there are some restrictions. Once you buy the game, you are free from all these restrictions. Or, if you use a beta code, you are free from these restrictions throughout the beta. … [Read more...] about Atlas Reactor Giveaway: Grey’s Citadel Skin, Loot Matrices and more beta codes!
A brief note has appeared on the Lord of the Rings Online forum to let players know that the Grey Mountains instances have been disabled "in order to address a bug with them". At this point there is no firm indication when they might reopen. The post simply indicates that they are expected to be reopened "in an upcoming patch". The Grey Mountains, legendary home of the Dwarves, launched last week as part of Update 23: Where Dragons Dwell that also included new quests and deeds, instances and a new instance cluster. Check out the links above for more information. … [Read more...] about Standing Stone Disables Grey Mountains Instances Pending Bug Fix
Play LOTRO for freeHope you’ve about finished up your adventures in Dale, fair travelers, because Lord of the Rings Online will soon be calling you to lands beyond. Update 23 is coming soon, and we know that because the patch has been in deep testing on the Bullroarer server. In fact, there’s a new build up this week in case you’d like to get an advance preview (and help stomp out some bugs, of course). The biggest change is the addition of tier 2 difficulty for the new instance cluster. Standing Stone Games has also adjusted lootbox gear, increased the power of crafted potions, and bumping up the danger level of mid-level monsters. If you missed it, you can get a preview of the new Dwarven zones coming in Update 23, thanks to a series of videos straight from the test server. Source: Patch notesSHARE THIS ARTICLE … [Read more...] about LOTRO tests out a new build of its Grey Mountains update
You might know that Lord of the Rings Online’s world is big. Like, really, really big. But you might not have the appreciation for the sheer size of the landscape until you see it pieced together as one continuous map. That’s where Daniel Moravek comes in. This LOTRO fan captured terrain information for each region of the game and stitched it together to show how the landscape is connected from the far north of Forochel to the ghastly region of Mordor in the south. It’s pretty cool to see how the rivers and mountain ranges flow together, as well as how some of the regions (Ered Luin, Mordor, Northern Mirkwood) lack land connections to the rest of the world. While the map doesn’t include the new areas of Update 23, it’s still very impressive to witness. And it’s useful as well, considering that the older in-game maps are far less detailed and not helpful to navigating tricky terrain. … [Read more...] about Get an eagle’s eye view of LOTRO’s entire world map