Tag Archives: mines of moria
Sat, Nov 14, 2009 | 20:32 GMT
Turbine has updated the UI for LOTRO with Vol. 2 Book 9 which part of Siege of Mirkwood.
To access the new feature, all you d is go to the Options Panel and select “UI Settings”, or click the new Customize Toolbar Slots button to the left of the Auto-Attack button.
It has Skirmish Join and Skirmish panels, and customizable Toolbar Slots that will open up whatever panel you want – there’s loads more detail through here.
This was a much needed update to the UI, and it should make things much easier.
Thu, Nov 05, 2009 | 23:12 GMT
Siege of Mirkwood is out on December 1, and there will be a new solo mode for players – like yours truly- who have not finished the epic quest line for Volume One due to being unable to find groups to tackle the content.
Because the game has been out for such a long period, higher level players not wanting to delve back into something they have already finished. Therefore, newer players or ones who have for one reason or another not finished the quest line – yours truly – are skipping it.
Riding in on a sturdy white horse from Book 15 comes Turbine to the rescue with the upcoming “Inspired by Greatness” mode.
The new mode enables players to solo these quests and in turn get a significant boost to morale/power, in and out of combat morale/ power regeneration, damage, and healing, according to MMORPG.
Great to hear, that.
In order to get you excited for the very large patch headed players’ way, new screens for the game are after the break, and feature the Ashenslades region deep in the forest of Mirkwood.
Thu, Oct 29, 2009 | 16:08 GMT
Turbine has sent over some really nice screens for LOTRO’s Siege of Mirkwood expansion.
Looks like when exploring the Scuttledells region, adventurers will be faced with wrights, spiders, gaunt men, and those annoying craban that you just want to smash into mush.
The expansion comes out digitally in December. Have a look past the break.
Thu, Oct 15, 2009 | 16:23 BST
Turbine has released a video for Siege of Mirkwood, the upcoming expansion to Lord of the Rings Online.
It looks rather fatalistic, to be honest.
Slated for release this December, the conclusion to Volume II: The Mines of Moria has players under the command of Lothlorien’s Celeborn and Galadriel, where you must fight through vast armies of Orcs alongside the Elves in a battle that will take you to the gates of Dol Guldur, the fortress of the Ringwraiths.
This update includes Book 9 and the Epilogue to last year’s expansion.
Wonder how many times we’ll get to hear the Ringwraiths scream?
Fri, Sep 04, 2009 | 15:46 BST
Turbine has announced that Siege of Mirkwood, a digital expansion to Lord of the Rings Online: The Mines of Moria, Volume II, will be released this fall.
Siege of Mirkwood will expand the online world of Middle-earth where players will join forces go into the dark, creepy, spider infested forest of Mirkwood where the conclusion to Volume II will take place.
The download includes anincreased level cap, the fortress of Dol Goldur, enhancements to combat and Legendary Items and the introduction of Skirmishes, a new system where players will train customizable soldiers and take them into battle as part of the War of the Ring.
Details regarding pricing, preorder offers and availability will be unveiled soon.
Sounds great. Hopefully we will be able to meet the elves of Mirkwood as well – that’s where Legolas is from ya know. Mirkwood is also close to the Lonely Mountain and the Beorens so who knows what the future has in store for players of LOTRO.
Hopefully something very cool.
Full press release below.
Tue, Aug 10, 2010 | 18:47 BST
VG247 had a chance to send Turbine over a few questions for Lord of the Rings Online, specifically regarding some of the changes to the crafting system and the new content included in Book 8 for Mines of Moria.
Aaron “Rowan” Campbell, live producer for the game, was kind enough to answer our prattling questions, and gave us hints on what to expect in the future for the Tolkien-based MMO.
It’s posted in it’s entirety through the jump. It’s rather lengthy. Might wanna go grab a snack first.
Sat, Jun 20, 2009 | 20:50 BST
Lord of the Rings Online players will get to dive into Volume 2 Book 8 for Mines of Moria on June 23.
Turbine has the new content ready for pre-patch, so if you want to download it now to be ready for Tuesday, you can.
Get it through the official website here.
While you are at it, take look at the patch notes through here.
Might want to have a sandwich and a cool beverage on hand. The list of changes is quite long.
Fri, Jun 19, 2009 | 21:58 BST
Unlike other MMOs that have had to merge servers, the same cannot be said for Lord of the Rings Online because the user base is expanding, according to Turbine.
We asked Aaron Campbell, live producer for the game, if the company had seen a drop off in player activity on certain servers or if there were plans to merge servers in the future.
“If anything, The Lord of the Rings Online is growing,” he told us. “We have no plans to merge servers.
“And please don’t mention it, it makes me twitch unpleasantly.”
Same here Aaron.
More of our chat with Turbine will be posted soon.
Sat, Jun 13, 2009 | 22:50 BST
Not much going on with MMOs this week, but what little there is, we thought we’d share with you.
Those who play Lord of the Rings Online should take a look at the changes coming to Bree, EVE Online players were ripped-off, Star Trek Online added timelines, an EverQuest documentary is coming to Fan Faire 2009, and Final Fantasy XI is getting an update in July.
To find out about these topics and more, hit the jump.
Tue, May 26, 2009 | 20:57 BST
Turbine gave us a nice Twitter update earlier announcing that Book 8: Scourge of Khazad-dum will arrive for Lord of the Rings Online in June.
This is part of Volume 2, also known as Mines of Moria, and it’s the second update for the expansion which landed in November of last year.
The first bit of extra DLC arrived in March with the addition Lothlórien to the game.
Sat, Apr 25, 2009 | 17:42 BST
Turbine’s lovely MMORPG The Lord of the Rings Online turned two yesterday, and in celebration you can get the game at a discounted price of $9.99 a month.
This is a limited time offer running from now until June 30 so if you have been holding off on trying it, go get the trial version, play it, and lock in this cheap price.
“Our anniversary is a chance for us to celebrate with our past and present players and enjoy everything that is special about Middle-earth,” said executive producer Jeffery Steefel. He also said this was a way to thank gamers for “their wonderful support with some special subscription options.”
The special pricing is not all that’s going on either.
In-game celebratory items include rare coins dropped from mobs which you can exchange for gift boxes containing various item, and current subscribers will receive a special in-game item called the Writ of Passage. It gives you 20 percent off when renting ponies – which can get a bit pricey.
Find out more on the official website.
Mon, Mar 30, 2009 | 06:03 BST
Turbine is offering free play of The Lord of the Rings Online, running till March 31, for those maybe looking for a reason to come back.
Not a bad idea: the Spring Festival is currently going on, and you’ll get a 25 percent XP boost during this time.
More information can be found on the official website.
Sun, Mar 22, 2009 | 19:52 GMT
Weekly MMO news round-up: NCSoft hiring, EVE Online gives career guidance, Chronicles of Spellborn has pretty pictures
A lot of the mainstream MMO news was posted up during the week, so this isn’t as thick as usual.
There’s bound to be something in here for you, though. Read on for the full thing.
Thu, Mar 26, 2009 | 01:39 GMT
This week wasn’t too eventful in the way of MMO news, other than Warhammer consolidating server populations and luring gamers back with some goodies. But we already touched on that, it’s, like, old.
Today, news reached us that Second Life is trying to deal with all of the adult content in the game, Zork is no longer going to be an MMO, and EverQuest II players are currently inebriated with Brewday. Who wouldn’t look forward to Brewday?
Hit the break for all you need to know about the goings-on in the land of MMOS this week.
Sun, Mar 15, 2009 | 10:05 GMT
Turbine has announced that the Volume 2, Book 7: Leaves of Lórien update for Lord of the Rings Online can be downloaded a few days early from the official site.
Scheduled to go live on Tuesday, March 17, North American, Australian and New Zealand can get the patch ahead of schedule. No word on European players.
More information over on Massively.
Sun, Mar 08, 2009 | 11:44 GMT
It’s that time once again, kiddos. Here’s your weekly all-in-one spot for the goings-on in the world of MMOs that didn’t get its own post.
‘Fraid there’s nothing too earth shattering this week — but who knows: you may find the bits below interesting after all.
Thu, Jan 22, 2009 | 08:11 GMT
A third patch for the excellent Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria is due for release today, and fixes a couple of issues with the Captain class and a handful of other minor bugs.
The patch notes are:
The following issues have been resolved when Master of War is traited.
- Escort NPCs will no longer attack you when using “Noble Mark”.
- Noble Mark will no longer generate 40 times the intended threat. Yes, I said 40 TIMES.
Volume 2, Book 3 Chapter 9
Thili should now be responsive to all players and advance after defeating the Orcs at the Bridge of Khazad-Dum. You can now get out.
The odd triangles on male elves wearing Lorien armor have been addressed.
Info courtesy of the official forums.
By Mike Bowden
Tue, Nov 18, 2008 | 20:40 GMT
The Mines of Moria expansion’s launched for Lord of the Rings Online. We’re installing as we type.
The update is a big one, including two new classes, ten new levels to grind through and hundreds of new quests.
The mines themselves, obviously, play host to the new content. You should want to play this: orcs, innit.
Press release after the link.
Sat, Nov 15, 2008 | 10:16 GMT
A new Mines of Moria movie has detailed the builsing of the underground Tolkein world and claimed the LotRO expansion gives access to, “The most epic indoor adventure ever,” according to art director Harry Teasley.
Matt Elliot, lead world designer, added: “Moria really is the biggest, grandest dungeon space ever, and this is reflected in the efforts of our artists and world designers.”
After the break. It does look very cool, no doubt. Moria’s out on November 18.
Tue, Nov 11, 2008 | 06:45 GMT
Kotaku’s posted up a new Lord of the Rings Online dev diary, this one detailing the new classes to be released in the Mines of Moria expansion later this month.
If Runemastering and Wardening have been top of your list of fantasy things to do since you were eight years old, you’re in luck.
Take a look.