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      The Lord of the Rings Online

      Lord of the Rings expansion

      Riders of Rohan in autumn.

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      Warner Bros and Turbine today announced The Lord of the Rings Online: Riders of Rohan, an expansion to the popular MMORPG, set for release some time this autumn.

      Kate Paiz, Executive Producer of The Lord of the Rings Online, Turbine, said: "Riders of Rohan is our biggest expansion yet, and raises the bar technically and artistically much like Mines of Moria did in 2008. We're introducing the largest area we've ever built and a combat system unlike anything that has been built before in MMOs."

      "We're excited for players to be able to continue the epic story as players immerse themselves in Rohirrim culture and support King Théoden himself as they strive to keep the eyes of Mordor distracted from the Ringbearer's task."

      New features include the introduction of Mounted Combat, a landscape three times the size of Moria and a level cap increase to 85.

      There are three different limited editions. The official spiel for each is below.

      "Legendary Edition - Includes the full Riders of Rohan Expansion plus:

      o The Steed of the Eastemnet - An exclusive Rohirrim Mount available immediately with matching War-steed appearance available when Riders of Rohan launches
      o Armor of the Eastemnet - An exclusive full set of Rohirrim cosmetic armour
      o Friend of the Mark - An exclusive in-game Rohirrim title
      o 6th Inventory Bag - An inventory bag that grants 15 additional storage slots
      o Crystal of Remembrance - Adds one additional legacy to your legendary weapon
      o Exclusive Rohan Content - Discover the lineage of the great War-steeds and earn a mounted combat deed that grants an exclusive skill for your War-steed

      o Pre-Purchase Bonuses:
      Rohan Elite Guard Statted Cloak - A box of four level 75 statted cloaks that allows you to choose a power bonus for your hero type
      The Outriders Token - A 25% XP Boost for all characters on your account that will last up to level 75
      Rohirrim Soldier on Landscape Appearance - Upon reaching level 20, you can customize your Soldier on Landscape with a Rohirrim Appearance

      Heroic Edition - Includes the full Riders of Rohan Expansion plus:

      o The Steed of the Eastemnet - An exclusive Rohirrim Mount
      o Hauberk of the Eastemnet - An exclusive Rohirrim cosmetic chest piece
      o Friend of the Mark - An exclusive in-game Rohirrim title
      o Evendim, Moria, and Lothlórien Quest Packs - Over 650 quests, 10 fellowship instances, and two raids

      o Pre-Purchase Bonuses:
      Rohan Elite Guard Statted Cloak - A box of four level 20 statted cloaks that allows you to choose a power bonus for your hero type
      The Outriders Token - A 25% XP Boost for all characters on your account that will last up to level 75
      Rohirrim Soldier on Landscape Appearance - Upon reaching level 20, you can customize your Soldier on Landscape with a Rohirrim Appearance

      Base Edition - Includes the full Riders of Rohan Expansion plus:
      o The Steed of the Eastemnet - An exclusive Rohirrim Mount
      o Friend of the Mark - An exclusive in-game Rohirrim title
      o Pre-Purchase Bonuses:
      Rohan Elite Guard Statted Cloak - A box of four level 20 statted cloaks that allows you to choose a power bonus for your hero type
      Rohirrim Soldier on Landscape Appearance - Upon reaching level 20, you can customize your Soldier on Landscape with a Rohirrim Appearance

      Players will have access to all of the bonus items including the Steed of the Eastemnet, the Armour and Hauberk of the Eastemnet, the Friend of the Mark in-game title, the 6th inventory bag, the Crystal of Remembrance, the Exclusive Rohan Content, the Evendim, Moria, and Lothlórien Quest Packs, the Elite Guard Statted Cloaks, the Outrider's Token, and, upon hitting level 20, the Rohirrim Soldier on Landscape Appearance after purchase."

      If that all appeals then head over to the official website for even more information.

      The Lord of the Rings Online

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