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Aug 062017

LOTROMordorBoxThe Black Gate Opens…

Or should I say they crumble and fall after the Fall of Sauron and the destruction of the One Ring of Power in the heart of Mount Doom!

Now a new journey begins… 

The folks at Standing Stone Games are now marching into unknown territory as they enter into Mordor after the fall of the Dark Lord and begin a new chapter in the Middle-earth Legendarium. An exciting time for LOTRO Gamers!

To find out more about the new Mordor Expansion go HERE for the latest Release Notes on Update 21.

Players can witness the fate of the One Ring and Sauron! This Epic quest line reaches a major milestone, and remains free to all players. In the Black Book of Mordor, a new story begins with Update 21 that will continue into future updates. Travel beyond the Black Gate, seek treasure and conquest, and discover what happens when the Free People enter a land of evil and corruption.

Players can explore the northern areas of Mordor which includes all of the plain of Gorgoroth. Udûn, the entryway that holds great forges, quarries, and parade grounds of Mordor. Dor Amarth, the rocky plain holding the broken bones of Barad-dûr. Talath Úrui, located south of Mount Doom, home to key fortresses, prisons, and military establishments. Lhingris, west of the Morgai ridge, home to Cirith Ungol. Agarnaith, a valley southeast of Barad-dûr with a dense, pestilent, and bloody swampland.


The are also introducing the all new Allegiance System. This new end-game system allows players to pledge their allegiance to one faction at a time. Pledge yourself to the Dwarves, Elves, Hobbits, or Men, and unlock rewards through activities in Mordor, including a unique story arc! Players will accrue Allegiance Points which advance your character along a given Allegiance. These points can be earned through acquiring items found in Mordor, completing repeatable quests, and more.

Areas of Shadow can be found in varying intensity throughout Mordor. These areas weaken visitors, but the Light of Eärendil can counteract this darkness. Your character will see a Shadow and Light Rating, which will help you understand the threat posed by the Shadow. Items that grant Light of Eärendil can be found in Mordor.

Go HERE for more…

 August 6, 2017  Posted by at 7:03 pm
  • Roberto Took

    The company didn’t put any effort into that trailer, but the update itself is really cool. I’m liking the little features like new character models and frill density changes. (For a better trailer look for the fan made one)

  • I have to agree… the trailer sucks compared to the ones they have created in the past.

  • Ruca77

    What Roberto said! The expansion itself is epic so far! Great story, and a great sense of fellowship is back with mobs hitting hard and you appearing into a middle of a fight and saving your companions from 4 or 7 orcs! Epic feeling!
    Looking forward for next updates! Exciting part as now… all will be new to us! o7! FOR FOG!

    ps: About the trailer indeed, even I that enjoyed all others trailers, this one was probably the worse of them all :/