New Content Released for Lord of the Rings Online


Turbine announced the release of Ringforge of Eregion, which is the sixth and final update for Volume 1 of The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar.  Here is a summary of the update: The story takes center stage in Book 14 with several new storytelling mechanics combined with live in-world events that allow players to work together to be part of the rise and fall of Amarthiel at the Ring-forges of Eregion!  This will unlock the prelude quests that will lead players to the Mines of Moria, scheduled to be released this fall.  New Features:The Finale of the Epic Story – The story continues as Laerdan leaves for Mirobel, the Ring-forges of Hollin, to reforge the ring Narchuil.  Players will set out after him and engage in an epic battle with Amarthiel’s minions that ultimately reveals the true enemy.  The story will use several new storytelling mechanics and feature a series of live events hosted by Turbine’s Game Masters who will be playing the role of Amarthiel. New Battlefield Adventure Instances – Book 14 introduces a new style of gameplay for LOTRO through a series of 6-player experiences calling on the heroes of Middle-earth to hold the line against the invading forces of Angmar.  Players across each world must complete a series of chained quests a certain number of times in order to unlock additional content for the entire server. New Animation Technology – LOTRO continues to improve the award-winning experience for players with major improvements to player animations and the introduction of new emotes for Monster Players. For more information, head on over to the official LOTRO websites – N. America or Europe.

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