For the last week or two, Justin has been nervously playing Lord of the Rings Online’s progression server, convinced that Standing Stone was about to drop another expansion and he wasn’t prepared for it. As it turns out, he was correct, as SSG has pushed out The Rise of Isengard for the Legendary servers today, and you guys have no idea how hard it is not to make a “they’re taking the Hobbits to Isengard” joke right now.released to production servers back in 2011 (we covered it extensively on Old Massively, of course!), ROI adds the Gap of Rohan, Dunland, and Isengard itself, plus more levels to zip through, the Draigoch raid, class updates, tier 7 crafting, and of course, the Book questline itself.
“The Rise of Isengard expansion has arrived on Anor and Ithil! Journey eastward toward the tower of Orthanc, where an army of Orcs and Uruk-hai make ready for war. Uncover new quests, skills, and traits as you strive to thwart Saruman’s ambition! The level cap on the Legendary Worlds has been increased to 75 as well. Complete Instances in Isengard and the Great River, quest in the Limlight Gorge, and complete the Epic Story. Rewards include an account-wide Hooded Re-purposed Cloak of the White Hand, an account-wide Great River portrait frame, and an account-wide Dispeller of Isengard title.”
— LOTRO (@lotro) September 5, 2019