Riders of Rohan- coming this fall, and new landmass before then!

Literally minuites ago a forum section and post appeared on what looks to be LOTRO’s new expansion: Riders of Rohan!

Riders of Rohan will bring players into this epic region, increase the level cap to 85 and introduce Mounted Combat! Rohan is huge! So huge, that this fall we’ll be introducing the Eastern Plains of Rohan, the largest region we’ve ever introduced (almost twice the size of Moria!) You’ll also be able to explore the Eaves of Fangorn and the fabled Amon Hen, where Boromir was slain and the Fellowship broke up! We can’t go to Rohan without introducing Mounted Combat, which will allow you to fight atop your new mount, the War-steed. Mounted Combat will allow you experience LOTRO in a whole new way!

It will be worth keeping an eye on LOTRO over the next few weeks to see what further news gets released. But mounted combat, huge new zones, new factions and stories, and before all that a new region: The Great River will be introduced this coming spring! It makes a lot of sense as they seem to be adding eastern Rohan, which means we will have to be linked to that via somke means other than Isengard, so heading out of Mirkwood and Lorien will be a quick way to get there, and to assist Eomer with his troubles!

While fall might seem like a long wait, there is much work to do, and many miles to travel before we arrive. This spring we’ll take our first steps along the path as we add another new region to the game and allow players to explore the shores of the Great River (Free for VIPs!). We’ll also introduce the option to bring Skirmish Soldier along to aid you on your adventures throughout Middle-earth. We can’t wait to share more details with you as the year progresses.

Least we now have an idea of what is next and when, and I for one I really looking forward to it!

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Posted on January 25, 2012, in Games and Guard News and Events. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Brilliant! Can’t wait for more news on this. Thanks for the head’s up! Cheers

  2. Wow! Mounted combat finally. I had given up on the hope of that. Kinda excited over this. 🙂

  3. Okay… equally big news is the mention of using your Skirmish soldier outside of skirmishes? Do they really mean out in general Middle-Earth?

    • I very much imagine so, Star Wars: The Old Republic has this functionality and it is great, indeed SWTOR have taken the skirmish soldier system to the next logical step, so it looks like Turbine is going to as well.

  4. This does sound like an exciting development. Looking forward to finding out more.

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