“After suffering countless setbacks and defeats, the last remnants of the Iron Crown have returned to Carn Dûm, hoping to wield a lost artifact of the Witch-king of Angmar to win dominion over the Free Peoples of Middle-earth. Aid the Hill-men of the North and their allies in the fight to cast off the Iron Crown once and for all! This Update features 3 new Instances, and soon a new Raid, for Level 140 Players set in a re-imagined Carn Dûm! Players who wish to aid in the fight against the Iron Crown should travel to Bail Avarc in Angmar. Bail Avarc can be reached via the stable-masters at Esteldín, Gath Forthnír, and Rivendell. Bail Avarc can initially only be accessed via stable-master routes, but other options for Swift Travel are available for barter from the Stewards of the Iron-home.”
If you play… well, any class at all, and you do, but especially if you play a Captain or Warden, you will want to deep-dive the changes as those are the two classes getting a major rebalancing overhaul today. SSG has also recalculated how master and damage mods works, added new delvings, heavily revamped monster play, retools power mechanics, buffed healers, and… it’s a lot.
Do note that SSG acknowledges it’s “not possible to complete ‘Angmar Reborn, Chapter 4’ until the launch of the raid: Gwathrenost, the Witch-king’s Citadel.”
Expect the servers back by 2 p.m. EDT.
The LOTRO game worlds will be unavailable on Wednesday, March 22nd from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Eastern (-4 GMT) to release Update 35: Return to Carn Dûm. Read the release notes on https://t.co/Kc31if2MLz: https://t.co/QFYH4acTeP #LOTRO
— LOTRO (@lotro) March 21, 2023