Lord of the Rings Online
The Lord of the Rings Online is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) set in Tolkien's Middle-Earth, originally developed by Turbine, Inc.
It is available in multiple languages in virtually every country of the world. English, French and German language support is found in the game client for players in North America and Europe. Release and patch notes as well as Forums are also available in those languages.
Game launch and history of major releases
|Shadows of Angmar||24 April 2007||Ered Luin, The Shire, Bree-land, Lone-lands, North Downs,
Evendim, Trollshaws, Misty Mountains, Angmar, Forochel
|Official Launch (SoA)|
|Mines of Moria||18 November 2008||Eregion, Moria, Lothlórien||First Major Expansion (MoM)|
|Siege of Mirkwood||01 December 2009||Mirkwood, Enedwaith||Second Major Expansion (SoM)|
|Update 1||The Ride of the Grey Company||10 September 2010|
|Update 2||Echoes of The Dead||18 March 2011|
|Update 3||Lost Legends of Eriador||05 May 2011|
|Update 4||Rise of Isengard||26 September 2011||Dunland, Gap of Rohan, Nan Curunír||Third Major Expansion (RoI)|
|Update 5||Armies of Isengard||12 December 2011|
|Update 6||Shores of the Great River||12 March 2012||The Great River|
|Update 7||Shades of the Past||14 May 2012|
|Update 8||Riders of Rohan||15 October 2012||East Rohan||Fourth Major Expansion (RoR)|
|Update 9||Against the Shadow||17 December 2012|
|Update 10||Against the Shadow part II||06 March 2013|
|Update 11||Treachery of the White Hand||13 May 2013||Wildermore|
|Update 12||Helm's Deep||20 November 2013||West Rohan||Fifth Major Expansion (HD)|
|Update 13||The Breaking of Isengard||14 April 2014||Entwood, Isengard (after)|
|Update 14||The Paths of the Dead||14 July 2014||West Gondor|
|Update 14.2||The Dead Marshes||15 September 2014||The Dead Marshes|
|Update 15||Gondor Aflame||05 November 2014||Central Gondor|
|Update 16||Locked and under Siege||04 May 2015||East Gondor|
|Update 17||Minas Tirith under Siege||27 October 2015||Minas Tirith Besieged|
|Update 18||The Battle of Pelennor Fields||12 April 2016||Far Anórien|
|Update 18.2||Throne of Dread Terror||05 July 2016|
|Update 19||March of the King||18 October 2016||North Ithilien|
|Update 20||Battle of the Black Gate||21 March 2017||The Wastes|
|Update 21||Mordor||02 August 2017||Mordor||Sixth Major Expansion (MD)|
|Update 22||Legacy of the Necromancer||06 March 2018||Eryn Lasgalen and the Dale-lands|
|Update 23||Where Dragons Dwell||09 October 2018||Iron Hills, Ered Mithrin and Withered Heath|
|Update 24||Vales of Anduin||04 June 2019||Vales of Anduin|
|Update 25||Minas Morgul||05 November 2019||Mordor Besieged, Imlad Morgul||Seventh Major Expansion (MiMo)|
|Update 26||Mists of Wilderland||23 April 2020||Wells of Langflood|
|Update 27||The Great Wedding||30 June 2020||Minas Tirith (Midsummer)|
|Update 28||War of the Three Peaks||20 October 2020||Elderslade, The War of Three Peaks||First Minor Expansion (WotTP)|
|Update 29||Wildwood||17 March 2021||The Wildwood|
|Update 30||Blood of Azog||08 June 2021||Azanulbizar|
|Update 31||Fate of Gundabad||10 November 2021||Gundabad||Eighth Major Expansion (FoG)|
|Update 32||Rangers and Ruins||16 February 2022||Angle of Mitheithel|
|Update 33||The Yondershire||20 April 2022||Yondershire|
|Update 34||Before the Shadow||15 November 2022||Swanfleet, Cardolan||Second Minor Expansion (BtS)|
- 20 April 2010 Turbine, Inc. - The game's developer was acquired by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group.
- 10 September 2010 - The game became Free-To-Play
- 16 December 2016 - The game team responsible for The Lord of the Rings Online moved from Turbine, Inc to Standing Stone Games, a newly formed indie game studio.
- Update 4 was released on 26 September, 2011, a day earlier than announced.
- Update 8 introduced of the Native Mac Client - originally scheduled for release in early September, was delayed and released on 15 October 2012.
- Customizable player characters:
- 7 Races: Beorning, Dwarf, Elf, High Elf, Hobbit, Man, and Stout-axe
- 11 Classes: Beorning, Brawler, Burglar, Captain, Champion, Hunter, Guardian, Lore-master, Minstrel, Warden, and Rune-keeper.
- 10 Professions, enabling resource gathering and item crafting.
- The Traits system allows further customization of the character's skills and stats.
- Monster Play (PvP)
- In-game trading, mail service and auction system.
- Acclaimed Player Music System. Allows one to play music and entertain other players in-game, utilizing the "ABC Music system."
All of the information found on this, the Lotro-Wiki.
- The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria
- The Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood
- The Lord of the Rings Online: Rise of Isengard
- The Lord of the Rings Online: Riders of Rohan
- The Lord of the Rings Online: Helm's Deep
- The Lord of the Rings Online: Mordor
- The Lord of the Rings Online: Minas Morgul
- The Lord of the Rings Online: War of Three Peaks
- The Lord of the Rings Online: Fate of Gundabad
- The Lord of the Rings Online: Before the Shadow
- Wikipedia article on Lotro
- Wikipedia article on Lotro Mines of Moria expansion
- Wikipedia article on Lotro Siege of Mirkwood expansion
- Wikipedia article on Lotro Rise of Isengard expansion
- Wikipedia article on Lotro Riders of Rohan expansion
- Wikipedia article on Lotro Helm's Deep expansion
- Wikipedia article on Mordor expansion
- Wikipedia article on Minas Morgul expansion
- Wikipedia article on War of Three Peaks expansion
- Wikipedia article on Fate of Gundabad expansion
- Wikipedia article on Before the Shadow expansion