Lord of the Rings Online has begun the process of closing down some of its servers and encouraging players to migrate to one of 10 remaining worlds in order to boost population density.
Today Turbine announced which servers will be surviving, five in each region. In the US, Arkenstone, Crickhollow, Landroval, Gladden, and Brandywine have made it, while in the EU, Belegaer, Gwaihir, Sirannon, Laurelin, and Evernight will continue to endure. The studio said that starting now, no one will be able to make new characters on servers closing down, although existing characters there will be saved and able to transfer to free to another world in their region.
On a happier note, the EU community will be hosting its annual Harnkegger Games later this month on the Laurelin Server. The event, which sees a week of player-run games, will take place August 31st through September 6th.