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The Lord of the Rings Online was due to finally add Mordor in its new expansion today, over a decade after the MMORPG first launched, but memesters will know full well that walking into Mordor is a difficult feat. The doorknob is at troll height, for starters. So it’s no surprise that developers Standing Stone Games announced at short notice that, contrary to plans, the Mordor expansion will not launch today. They’re busy squishing a bug and hope to offer an updated release date soon. (more…)

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Come join us for this year's Anniversary and so much more.

LOTRO is celebrating it's 10 year Anniversary all April long.
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Journey through The Wastes!

Update 20, The Battle of the Black Gate, features more than ninety quests in three new regions: the Noman-lands, Dagorlad, and the Slag-hills. Discover new adventures beginning in the Camp of the Host.

The Black Gate

Epic Volume IV, Book 8 is now available. Experience the Host of the West’s climactic confrontation with Sauron’s forces at the Battle of the Black Gate, as Aragorn seeks to draw Sauron’s Eye away from his true peril…

Want to learn more? Take a look at the detailed release notes:


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Update 19.3 brings many changes that our community manager, Cordovan, has posted on our official forums!

Changes to Player housing, Chat Channels, and more!

Release notes
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Oh! One newsbit we missed over Horacemas is the changes afoot at Turbine. The MMORPG specialists announced that they’re closing down Asheron’s Call, after seventeen years, and its sequel. Meanwhile, the teams behind Dungeons & Dragons Online and The Lord of the Rings Online have started their own new studio, Standing Stone Games, and taken the games with them. That leaves the remains of Turbine making… a Batman mobile game? Standing Stone plan to continue working on DDO and LotRO as before, though they’ve now teamed up with Daybreak Games Company (the former Sony Online Entertainment lot) to publish ’em. … [visit site to read more]

Jul 13, 2016
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Introducing the new Stablemasters Collection: displays all Stable-masters you have discovered, and helps you find those you have yet to discover!

Read the official release notes for more information on what has been updated with this release.

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Update 18.1 brings update and fixes to quests, landscape content, combat, classes, and more. Read the release notes to learn all the details:


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And as always, thank you for being a Citizen of Middle-earth!
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The Battle of Pelennor Fields call brave adventures forward. Your time is now! Bring the Rohirrim South and play your part in one of the largest battles in Middle-earth. Battle new foes, mission with old friends, and make a stand against the horde of an Army of Mordor.
  • Level Cap Increase +5
  • 3 New Instances
  • 70+ Quests and Deeds for Level 100+ Players
  • New Weekly Instances
  • and more!

Read more about what awaits here:
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Find out what's new in the store:
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Nouveau au magasin SdAO
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Update 17.2
Enjoy new content and updated features in this winter update!
Emote collection UI:
  • You can now see all emotes available to the free people of Middle-earth in the Collections Panel. In the new emote tab you can preview emotes, learn how to earn them, and perform emotes directly from this panel.
  • You can also drag emotes from this panel to your skill quickslots.
New Quests have been added in Minas Tirith:
  • A new public endgame space in the Cisterns is available.
  • New quests can be found near the Stone Theatre (in the northern 1st Tier), inside the Houses of Lore, inside the Houses of Healing, at the Citadel, at the Training Ground, and near the Baths of Belecthor (in the 4th Tier).
  • Stable travel options have been added in Minas Tirith.
  • If you have already completed all of his adventures, George at Sandson's Farm might just have a new one waiting in the wings.
Updates have also been made to Instances & Currency, Housing, Classes, and more!

Read the release notes to find out more:
EN: Update 17.2 Release notes
FR: Update 17.2 Release notes
DE: Update 17.2 Release notes
Jul 24, 2015
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Fight for power in the ruins of Osgiliath

Pit your skills against opponents in a new combat setting taking place in Osgiliath. Take over key locations to push your enemies back, win glory, and unlock quests. Fight for the security of the Free Peoples or carry out Sauron's will on the fields of battle once more!

Cosmetic Weapons are here!

Further customize the way your hero looks and feels! Cosmetically equip weapons you find in the world in the Cosmetic Outfit tab and show off your favorite weapons.

New Roving Threats

Explore the more of Middle-earth in search of dangerous creatures who lurk and plot. Roving Threats have now been added to Evendim, The North Downs, and the dangerous reaches of Mirkwood.

Weekly Episodic Content

The Adventures of Bingo Boffin will whisk you off on a new journey through old Middle-earth, from the Shire to who-knows-where. Every week you'll have the chance to reconnect with Bingo and see what else he's up too!

New Store Items

The LOTRO Store will be getting quite a few new offers, including new PvMP Cosmetics, Expanded Storage Offers, and more!

EN: Update 16 Release notes [www.lotro.com]
DE: Update 16 Release notes [www.lotro.com]
FR: Update 16 Release notes [www.lotro.com]
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