Lord of the Rings Online: Rise of Isengard Announced (Fall 2011)

Being the Sneaky Hobbit that I am, I am springing this post on y’all with no warm-up or intro!

Today announced that the next expansion for The will be coming to us in Fall of 2011. The Expansion is named Rise of Isengard to portray our arrival in that fabled area. Here is a short list of some of the features coming with the new expansion pack:

  • Experience the Rise of Isengard – The Epic Story continues as the Grey Company makes its way south into Dunland, but troubles arise as their road takes them into lands where Dunlending forces, marshaled by the Wizard Saruman, prepare for war. The Rangers must seek new allies and face dangerous new foes, chief among them the traitor Saruman, whose web of intrigue threatens to endanger your quest, your friends, and your life.
  • Increased Level Cap — Players will be able advance their characters up to level 70, gaining access to new traits, virtues, skills and class quests.  
  • Expanded Monster Play – LOTRO’s monster play system will get a major revamp including opening up the feature to all players, changes to monster player skills and advancement and a brand new region for players to battle for or against the forces of evil.

That last bullet point should be nice for folks who care about PvMP in the game – though it likely won’t be enough for some of the more, shall we say, strident of voices.

The announcement also states that it will be “coming to the Store”, which makes me think that it will be 100% purchasable with Turbine Points – if so it will be the first “big” test of their new system in my eyes.. if the entire expansion can be purchased (non piece-meal) for a decent TP cost from the store then us Lifetime members have it made ;).

Anyways, that is the big news in LotRO’s world today. As for me, I will try to post more frequently on the blog here, but Real Life keeps kicking me in the bum.

Happy Hunting Middle Earth!



~ by Branadoc on November 19, 2010.

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