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Submitted by: Sean F.

Against The Shadow

Don't look now, but Update 10 has hit Middle-earth!

Lord of the Rings Online: Against The Shadow Part Two brings with it a whole host of changes, including the usual smattering of class updates, items and combat changes of course. But the real meat of the update features the second part of the Riders of Rohan instance cluster, Road to Erebor, with four exciting new raids:

  • The Bells of Dale
  • Road to the Lonely Mountain
  • The Fires of Smaug
  • The Battle for Erebor

And what would a preview be without accompanying screenshots? Just a wall of text, that's what! Check out the impressive screens below. 

Escape to Erebor

There are many glorious battles throughout the Lord of the Rings. In the closing chapters of Tolkien’s epic saga, the monumental struggles at Minas Tirith and the Black Gate of Morannon marked a shift in the tide against Sauron’s dark shadow.

But as that Third Age drew to a close, similar conflicts were unfolding across Middle Earth. It’s these skirmishes and sieges that are the focus of the tenth update for Lord of the Rings Online. Concluding the Riders of Rohan instance pack, Turbine takes us on a journey from Dale to the Lonely Mountain. 

The Lonely Mountain

If you're a dyed-in-the-wool Lord of the Rings Online player, you're well aware that Update 10 is just around the corner. You're also probably aware of the Lonely Mountain raids that are coming to the game, including the 6-man The Bells of Dale, the 12-man Road to the Lonely Mountain, the 12-man The Battle for Erebor and perhaps the most intriguing, the 12-man The Fires of Smaug:

12 Games of Christmas: LOTRO

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For the fifth Game of Christmas how could it be any game other than the most famous gold ring of Lord of the Rings Online?

It has been a big year for LOTRO, with Riders of Rohan bringing added scope to the already impressive game.

Screenshot Teaser of LOTRO's New Dungeons

What's this we have here? New screenshots for Lord of the Rings: Online's Update 9? Why thank you, don't mind if I do! Right here we have the Iorbars Peak, where this Frost Giant looks like he's about to stomp an egg or two. And below, behind the jump, Webs of the Scuttedells and Seat of the Great Goblin. 

LOTRO: Update 9 Walkthrough

With The Hobbit releasing next week, all things Tolkien are on the public consciousness. That’s all well and good in my opinion as I’m a bit of a Lord of the Rings nut.

When I was given the opportunity to take a run through some of the changes coming to Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) with some of the charming devs at Turbine, I gladly accepted the chance to go romping through Middle Earth.

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Wednesday, October the 31st, 2012

Tuesday, October the 30th, 2012

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Monday, October the 29th, 2012

LOTRO: Riders of Rohan Official Score Giveaway

Since it's launch, I'm sure you've had the chance to revel in the fantastic music featured in LoTRO: Riders of Rohan .

ZAM and Turbine are combining to give you a chance to own a copy of the official score composed by Chance Thomas.

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