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Folks with a creative bent will want to check out the new Lord of the Rings Online photo contest called "Have You Seen the White Hand of Saruman?"
Participants in the contest download Saruman's white hand and are asked to apply it in creative ways to a photo of their choice. Submissions are posted to the Lord of the Rings Online Facebook page.
Read the fine print on the Lord of the Rings Online community site.
In the latest Turbine developer diary, Lord of the Rings Online's Ken "Graalx2" Burd takes a look upcoming changes to the Guardian class with the arrival of the Rise of Isengard expansion at the end of September.
Howdy Guardians! We believe that Guardians are in a good place before Rise of Isengard and will not need any major changes for the expansion. We are currently increasing the additional threat added by Guardian skills and other tanking classes to make sure that they can do their jobs in a Fellowship. While it may be a little more difficult to permanently lock a monster on you, we realize that most Guardians live to tank and we don’t want to take that away.
Read the full dev diary on the Lord of the Rings Online site.
Turbine and the Lord of the Rings Online team have released six new screenshots from the upcoming Rise of Isengard expansion. The screens feature Saruman as well as several nice looking environment and battle screens. Check them out in our Lord of the Rings Online gallery.
Turbine has released four new screenshots for the upcoming 'Rise of Isengard' expansion to The Lord of the Rings Online. The new shots give us a taste of monster play in the upcoming expansion.
The Lord of the Rings Online: Rise of Isengard will feature three new regions (Dunland, Gap of Rohan, and Isengard), a level cap bump to 75, and a new 24-man raid. Look for the expansion to go live on September 27th.
Check out the new shots in our LOTRO gallery.
A new developer post has cropped up on the Lord of the Rings Online site that addresses changes to itemization coming with the Rise of Isengard expansion. The team identified two main areas of concern and lays out exactly how those will be addressed and how the changes will affect all types of players.
Finesse and how it isn’t the new Radiance
Let me start off by saying that Finesse is not intended to be a replacement for Radiance. Finesse is a rating, not dissimilar from offense rating or critical strike rating. You will find it on quest gear, you will find it in instance loot, you will find it all over the place.
Radiance required you to grind for extremely specific loot in order to be effective in a raid space; we’re not going back to that world. The hope is that a player will be about at their maximum finesse efficiency by wearing roughly 3 pieces on-level with the space. So a raid player might walk into a raid wearing four rare quality items with finesse on them, but after gearing up in the raid cut down to three incomparable items with finesse on them. We’re also not requiring you to More >
The Lord of the Rings Online dev team has released six new screenshots from the upcoming Rise of Isengard expansion. The screens feature the Tower of Orthanc, as well as the Gap of Rohan. Rise of Isengard is scheduled to be released on September 27th. Check the screenshots out in our Lord of the Rings Online gallery.
Turbine announced today that Rise of Isengard, the third expansion pack for free-to-play giant Lord of the Rings Online, is set to enter into its Beta Testing phase on Wednesday, July 27th. The beta is by invitation only, but if you pre-purchase the expansion, you'll get preferred access.
THE LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE: RISE OF ISENGARD FEATURES:
* Explore Three New Regions! – The time has come for you to turn eastward, toward the vale of Isengard. Where ancient forests once flourished, a corrupted waste of metal and wheels suffers under the thrall of the traitorous wizard Saruman. Here, in the shadows of the tower of Orthanc, gathers an army of Orcs and Uruk-hai, toiling to make ready for war. Forge ahead into these devastated lands and uncover new quests, skills, and traits as you strive to thwart Saruman’s ambition. - Dunland – Adventure amidst the bright forests in the foothills of the southern Misty Mountains. Beware the Dunland Clans, rugged warriors tempted by the dark promise of power. - Gap of Rohan – Battle over the legendary pass between Eriador and the plane of Rohan. This key strategic point must be defended against the ambitions of Sauron. - Isengard – Explore More >
THE LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE™: RISE OF ISENGARD™ TO LAUNCH BETA PROGRAM ON JULY 27TH – news from LOTRO
THE LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE™: RISE OF ISENGARD™ TO LAUNCH BETA PROGRAM ON JULY 27TH
Turbine announced today The Lord of the Rings Online™: Rise of Isengard™, the next expansion to the award-winning free-to-play massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) will launch its Beta Program on July 27, 2011. The Rise of Isengard Beta Program is Invite-only. Players across North America and Europe can pre-purchase Rise of Isengard to receive special benefits including preferred access to the Beta Program. For more information visit http://www.lotro.com/isengard.
Turbine has released a new batch of screenshots from the upcoming Lord of the Rings Online Expansion pack, Rise of Isengard. The screens detail the brand-new region of Dunland, one of the three new regions coming with the expansion pack coming on September 27th this year.
Check out all six right here at MMORPG.com.
Jordan Wayne Long contacted us via e-mail to share a project he’s beginning in July. He’s a performance artist from Arkansas and as a piece on trauma and the ways to deal with it; he’ll be shipping himself in a tiny box across country armed with only Lord of the Rings Online to keep him company. We sat down with Jordan to discuss the project and the motivation behind it. Take a look!
MMORPG: Well let’s start with the obvious, Jordan. Tell everybody who you are, what your background is, and what exactly it is you’re doing.
Jordan: I'm a video and performance artist originally from Bald Knob, AR. I graduated in 2011 from Cranbrook Academy of Art with my MFA. My works deals with trauma and the mechanisms I and others use to deal with it.
Read more of Bill Murphy's A Chat with Jordan Long: The Man in the Box.