12. March 2012 09:44
LOTRO Update 6 released. Includes a new area (Shores of the Great River) with 200 quests, free for VIPs, that will take the players north to Rohan in anticipation of the next Riders of Rohan expansion. Update 6 also continues the Epic story line that is free for everyone as well as Soldiers (Companions) in Landscapes. Further more several classes (Warden, Rune-keeper, Warg and Weaver) have been updated.
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27. January 2012 09:35
Well it has been a week of announcements for Turbine. First announcing the new expansion and level cap increase for Dungeons & Dragons Online, now Turbine outlines their plan for LOTRO in 2012. In an interview with Massively.com Turbines Kate Paiz shares will be a new anniversary event scheduled for April 2012 to mark LOTROs 5th year (replacing last year’s broken event). The interview also discusses Update 6 as well as the new expansion called Riders of Rohan which will feature mounted combat.
It looks like on top of the new expansion LOTRO will also receive a level cap increase (from 75 to 85), and we will be able to take our skirmish companion characters (Soldiers) out to the LOTRO world.
Having spent some time playing SWTOR (with their companions) I am fairly excited about being able to take my LOTRO healer soldier on open world quests.