Lord of the Rings Online’s $20 quest pack, War of Three Peaks, launches today

    
29

It’s a strange and uncertain new era in Lord of the Rings Online, as Standing Stone Games has moved to start selling quest packs to everyone — including its subscribers. Update 28: War of Three Peaks arrives today in the game, but you won’t be experiencing it unless you shell out some cash — not LOTRO Points — to pay at least $20 for it.

The update adds the new level-flexible mission system, a new zone that leads up to the Gates of Gundabad, two raids to be unlocked in the future, an increase to the virtue cap, and a nerf to Embers of Enchantment acquisition in dungeons.

“Missions are a new way for one or two people to play together between levels 20 and 130,” the studio explained. “Players can access the Missions hub by visiting a Gabil’akk√Ę Stable-master, located near other stable masters.”

Update 28 arrives at about the same time as the studio is making some adjustments to the LOTRO Market. These changes don’t look that significant right now, but the studio’s developers say that they “are looking forward to bringing more features to the updated LOTRO Market in the future after this initial release during War of Three Peaks.”

Source: LOTRO
Update
Multiple people have linked us (thanks Jonathan and Roger!) the full breakdown of the edition bundles, which SSG was intentionally keeping under wraps until the launch today, and now it’s clear why that was done, as the mounts are all tucked behind the higher packages. The players are… not impressed.

Advertisement
Previous articleThe Daily Grind: What explorer-friendly mechanics should be in more MMOs?
Next articleKickstarted MMO Zenith wants to be ‘the Ultima Online of VR’

No posts to display

29 Comments
newest
oldest most liked
Inline Feedback
View all comments