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Wed, Jul 11, 2012 | 15:15 BST
Turbine has released a set of screenshots showing the elite group of Warbands included with the Riders of Rohan expansion. These elite groups of mounted enemies roam the plains, traveling long distances and can quickly overcome unwary adventurers. Along with the Warbands, anyone can go against these marauders due to the new “open tapping” combat rules included in the expansion. This ensures that more than one player can get credit and experience for defeating enemies in mounted combat, even when ungrouped, encouraging cooperation towards common goals. The expansion releases on September 5.
Tue, May 08, 2012 | 22:27 BST
Turbine has released a new set of screenshots for Lord of the Rings Online showing update 7. The new content will include Methedras, the tall wintry peak which lies at the southern end of the Misty Mountains. Players will confront supernatural forces which are striving to stop Rohan and players will join forces with the Rangers as they battle the sorceress Gwyllion. The new skirmish supports twelve players, level 70-75, and offers two tiers of difficulty for those who like a bit of a challenge.
Fri, May 04, 2012 | 14:48 BST
New content is heading to Lord of the Rings Online with Shades of the Past, also known as Update 7. The content will include a new skirmish for levels 70-75 for all group sizes and solo players, and it will be free for VIPs. While a new skirmish is always a welcome addition, Turbine is also revamping Fornost by splitting it into four, scalable six-man fellowships for levels 30-75 and it’s spit-polishing Moria as well as giving it a much-needed quest restructuring. The update should be on the Bullroarer test server soon, and the update should land in the main game sometime before June 5. Thanks, A Casual Stroll to Mordor.
Mon, Apr 30, 2012 | 02:33 BST
Turbine has announced an extension to the ongoing anniversary festivities for Lord of the Rings Online’s fifth birthday. On the surface, the main draws are the fireworks, racing and bar brawls, but the celebration has also spawned a number of quests and bonuses which are well worth checking out – especially if you’re returning to the MMORPG after an absence.
Tue, Apr 24, 2012 | 17:09 BST
Lord of the Rings Online officially turns five today, even though the MMO has been celebrating the fact since last week. To celebrate even further, Turbine has released a video which takes a look back over the years at the game’s development, change and the various areas of exploration. The anniversary festivities can still be participated in until April 30, and the header image was captured last night during the fireworks launch quest in Bree on the Nimrodel server. There’s lots and lots of fireworks this time out, and starting today, you will earn double XP on monster kills. Also, if you are running low on points, itching for the Mithril Edition of the game, or would like to win a lifetime sub, hit up GameFront to figure out how to go about this.
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 | 06:23 GMT
This new trailer gives a peek at the environments to be found in the newly-released update for Lord of the Rings Online.
Wed, Feb 29, 2012 | 15:08 GMT
Turbine’s put out the latest update on the Wargs for Lord of the Rings Online. In the latest development diary, changes for the race have now been detailed, such as stance changes depending on what type of situation the player is in and what you’d prefer. You can get the details here.
Tue, Feb 28, 2012 | 14:26 GMT
Turbine has announced the Mitrhil Edition for The Lord of the Rings Online is now available through GameStop.
Wed, Jan 25, 2012 | 14:45 GMT
Turbine is planning to release a new expansion to Lord of the Rings Online this fall called Riders of Rohan, and it will add mounted combat, making it one of the few MMOs to include the mode.
Thu, Dec 08, 2011 | 15:41 GMT
Turbine has announced that Update 5: The Prince of Rohan for The Lord of the Rings Online will launch on December 12.
Wed, Nov 30, 2011 | 21:26 GMT
Turbine has released a few new screenshots from Update 5: Armies of Isengard, the December update for The Lord of the Rings Online. The epic story continues in the Rise of Isengard title update, and tasks the player with aiding aid Prince Théodred of Rohan as he and his Riders strive to thwart the evil plans of Saruman. The update will include five new Isengard instances, new raids for smaller groups, and instance finder, and lots of other updates and tweaks. Preliminary patch notes from the Bullroarer test server can be found through here. The screens below the break are from The Prince of Rohan instance.
Wed, Nov 16, 2011 | 21:22 GMT
Goodies galore in shorts today, starting with an instance finder coming to Lord of the Rings Online, King of Fighters XIII DLC, Amazon sales, an indie game coming to Steam, and some interesting news out of Japan. Go ahead and hit the break.
Sat, Nov 12, 2011 | 00:56 GMT
Little did you know, that all those times you looked at the clock and it was 11:11, the cosmos was preparing itself for the Dragonborn. Because the day of reckoning is now upon us, little else is happening. Regardless, there’s still enough to warrant a shorts post.
Sun, Oct 09, 2011 | 20:49 BST
The shorts post is rather long today, so we’re going to go ahead and race to the finish with it.
Sat, Oct 08, 2011 | 21:49 BST
Turbine is to release a Mithril Edition of Lord of the Rings Online, which looks to be a rather nice deal if you’ve yet to try it out. It will run you $29.99 and includes the game discs, a starter guide, keyboard map, 2,000 Turbine Points for spending in the in-game store, an exclusive Steed of the Horse-lords mount, and a quest pack covering the Trollshaws, Eregion, Moria and Lothlorien. Heck, the mount alone would cost you around $20 in the store anyway, so this is a bit of a bargain as the whole package is valued at $50. Seriously, Turbine, you’re killing my bank account with all these horses.Check it out here. Thanks, Massively.
Tue, Sep 27, 2011 | 18:05 BST
In a bid to possess what little remains of the free time I devote to the game already, Turbine has launched its Rise of Isengard expansion for Lord of the Rings Online. As a matter of fact, after finally being able to get into the game yesterday after biting my nails to nubs for three hours, I played it until 2am this morning. Yes, the horses were met with a grumpy lady with buckets of oats when breakfast rolled around this morning. At least they don’t hold grudges unlike human beings. You can check out the launch trailer for the expansion below, courtesy of GameFront. While you are over there, check out the site’s preview of the content here.
Wed, Sep 21, 2011 | 20:58 BST
Turbine has released a new developer diary for Lord of the Rings Online, with the firm’s senior producer Aaron Campbell discussing the Tower of Orthanc, and how the landscape around it has changed since Saruman starting breeding Uruk-hai. Apparently the Uruks bred by Sauron needed improvement in Saruman’s eyes, and now they are an even more formidable force to the reckoned with. The dev diary discusses the past, present, and the future of the area around Isengard, and you’ll be pleased to know Wormtounge shows up in this diary. Check it out below, along with the screens.
Rise of Isengard hits on September 27.
Wed, Sep 21, 2011 | 11:52 BST
Spit-balling Shorty McShort news updates to keep you in the know. Lots to read, gawp at and make fun of.
Sat, Aug 27, 2011 | 18:48 BST
Turbine has released screenshots and a developer diary for its Lord of the Rings Online expansion, Rise of Isengard, which is scheduled for release on September 27.
Wed, Aug 17, 2011 | 21:58 BST
Time for a second batch of shorts to get your gamescom afternoon rolled up.