PAX East 2020: LOTRO plans Aragorn and Arwen’s wedding plus 2021 expansion as DDO teases unicorns

    
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If you skipped out on PAX because of contagion concerns, or just missed the Standing Stone party last night because all the MMOs piled their meetups on the same evening, then you dodged what was apparently a really juicy event at the Adventure Pub, stuffed full of all those huge announcements SSG seems slow to make elsewhere.

MMO blogger Druidsfire over at MMO-Central has a full recap together with a clip of the big stuff; for Lord of the Rings Online, we can expect summer content revolving around Aragorn and Arwen’s wedding (!), two major updates along an orcs vs. dwarves storyline this year (The Legacy of Durin and the Trial of the Dwarves), endgame and level-scaling missions (yep), and Rohan housing (with functional, visible stables) coming as soon as the prog servers get Helm’s Deep. Then there’s a Gundabad-centered expansion coming by spring of 2021. Gundabad is part of the Misty Mountains and was featured a few times in The Hobbit movies, so expect more dwarves and orcs. There were also vague teases for long-term content destinations (The War of Three Peaks, Floodfells, Umbar, Rhûn) and the Scouring of the Shire. LOTRO may be getting a new legendary server too, but merges are off the table.

The Dungeons and Dragons Online segment is less revelatory since it actually did get a proper producer’s letter this year, but Standing Stone does tease unicorns (seriously), a path to level 40 eventually, Feywild geography, and (maybe) megaservers and housing.

Check out the highlights!

Source: MMO-Central. Thanks, Druidsfire, GumpsGang, DDOCentral!

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odin valhalla

It was great to see severlin put out some info for everyone in LOTRO. We need a producers letter to formalize everything. Im hopeful we get a legendary server with PVP in the very near future.

gelfred
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gelfred

‘Mega servers’ for DDO mentioned, could be the best thing announced.

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warroth weill

Give us Lotro classic!

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Vinnie travi

Was hoping for a Lotro Classic announcement :(

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Robert Mann

LOTRO does progression servers, might be a new one as some have requested a slower pace… but that’s still up in the air.

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warroth weill

Unless we get a real classic version, slower pace wont be possible since they have butchered old content.

Techno Wizard
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Techno Wizard

If we’re getting Uni’s in D&DO then hopefully Dungeon Master will make an appearance in an expansion as well. Venger too.

DM: “Greetings adventurer’s.”

Everyone: “Dungeon Master!”

Uni the Unicorn: “Bwaaahh!”

Venger: “I have you now. Hand over your weapons and the Unicorn! I want a Unicorn too. It’s not fair, Dungeon Master. They have those weapons and the Unicorn. Why not me?”

DM: “Sigh.”

Sorry, just daydreaming there. Loved that D&D cartoon.

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gamingforfun

I can’t wait to ride my unicorn mount later this year. :)

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Bryan Cole

I’ve just recently returned to Lotro and have been enjoying it more than ever. Excited to see all this new content coming to a nice and matured MMO.

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Amorey

we can expect summer content revolving around Aragorn and Arwen’s wedding (!), two major updates along an orcs vs. dwarves storyline this year (The Legacy of Durin and the Trial of the Dwarves), endgame and level-scaling missions (yep), and Rohan housing (with functional, visible stables)

Oh that is so nice, I am super excited to see the new content this year :)

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gelfred

Sounds good, but im dreading that the wedding will be a few hundred fetch quests in a row! Though a few hundred food eating quests would do too.

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Robert Mann

Fetch food, fetch wine, go get materials for a wedding outfit, visit 22 different shops to have it made, return in a week while doing other things. Eat the food you got a week ago… surely it isn’t rotten yet. Drink the wine in case it was. Be very drunk at the wedding, and cause umpteen problems that you must solve before Arwen decides a you-shaped hide would look good before a fireplace. XD