LOTRO ushers in the Siege of Minas Tirith

Lord of the Rings Online players have finally made it to one of Middle-earth’s most famous metropolises: Minas Tirith.

Today the game has released Update 17: The Siege of Minas Tirith, which finds the titular city in the midst of a pitched battle. Players can explore a new region, Old Anórien, as well as take on two epic battles based in and around Minas Tirith. There’s also a 13-chapter addition to the main storyline with Volume IV: Book 4. Players can access the new book without having to complete any previous epic story installments.

Other changes with Update 17 include improvements to the cosmetic weapon system, the ability for Beornings to use bows, and many changes to crafting’s tenth tier.

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Geering
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Geering

I have set foot in Minas Tirith! I can die happy, now.

Praise be Turbine.

Dwakelee82
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Dwakelee82

Epic battles being fun?! I call shenanigans

wanderv15
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wanderv15

Telos_ And how is it possible to create such huge MMO from the scratch? Tell us please. The only real way is to make world very small – no thanks. I waited 8 years but i got one of the biggest MMORPG worlds.

And no you (and all other people) NEVER will get ‘proper LOTR mmo’ because you didn’t support this MMO. No money – no honey.

Theo454
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Theo454

I’m still hoping someday there will be an MMO based on the beginning of the first age of middle earth when Morgoth was still around(instead of the end of the third age which lotro is set in). I know it’s unlikely to happen due to rights issues, but I can dream.

melissaheather
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melissaheather

I heart this game

paragonlostinspace
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paragonlostinspace

Cambruin Last month I tried to update my account information and couldn’t get it to take. Also tried to update my CC information, also ran into a problem. Gave up, so now I’m staying an unsubbed account.

Cambruin
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Cambruin

Now if only I could subscribe… Damn you flawed Turbine account management team!

BKone
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BKone

Telos_ Middle Earth Online was playable in 2003. If they kick that game out the door back then, they would be the current juggernaut MMO in the west.
C’est la vie…

Telos_
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Telos_

8 years too late.  I said it back then, and i’ll say it now, Lotro should’ve released all these major zones at launch, such as Rohan, Mines of Moria, Minas Tirith, etc..  Instead, they released these zones in a linear fashion due to the story progression, which was always a bad idea to begin with, since most of their players wouldn’t stick around and wait (which became true).
8 years later, and the game looks outdated with terrible models, animations, textures, and a terrible combat system.  Hopefully a proper LOTR mmo will come out in the future.

Koshelkin
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Koshelkin

I only need to buy 6$ worth of Turbine points so I guess I’ll get this in the end.