In Lord of the Rings Online the Free Peoples must face the threatening Shadow growing in the East of Middle-earth. All of Mordor is stirring as Sauron dispatches the Nazgûl to hunt for the Ring. The rumor of war brings forth many eager adventurers who will find their place among the great events of the Third Age. High deeds call to the willing, for their time is at hand. Hundreds of thousands of people will enter the perpetual world of Middle-earth for the very first time. Prepare yourself to choose a path amongst the likes of Elves, Dwarves, and Humans. Will you choose to fight for the things that bring peace to the land or will you add to the corruption of Middle-earth as the forces of Sauron move swiftly to extinguish all that is good?
LotRO brings you into the timeline of the events of The Lord of the Rings, assisting elsewhere while the events of the novels occur, the game mixes established Tolkien tales with new material for the game. Explore the lands, train your character in levels and three-pronged professions, or even learn the innovative music system. The storyline is constantly updated free by Turbine in installments called “books”. The additional content made available for free was complemented further by the three paid expansions “Mines of Moria”, “Siege of Mirkwood” and “Rise of Isengard”.
The game went free to play in 2010 in both North America and Europe. It now features an item shop and three different memberships (free, premium and VIP).
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