Fifteen years is a long time for anything, let alone an MMO in a volatile industry. But The Lord of the Rings Online hits that milestone this week, and the team at Standing Stone Games is celebrating with in-game gifts, content, and the release of Update 33.
In patch notes sent to the LotRO website, the team is preparing for Update 33, which brings with it the latest update for the legendary Shire, Yondershire. The new area was home to what Standing Stone Games describes as “hobbit hermits and troublemakers.” So it’s fitting that Lotho Sackville-Baggins moved to the area to check on the locals.
The new area is part of Standing Stone Games’ effort to introduce more mid-level zones in future updates, rather than simply continuing the endgame content with each addition. The new zone will be for level 20-23 characters and is part of the VIP Perks (as well as for sale in LotRO save points).
Also on April 20th is the 15th Anniversary event, Seeing The Lord of the Rings Online celebrate in style. In addition to the normal anniversary celebrations, players can participate in a new celebration instance called “A Flurry of Fireworks,” which tasks them with helping “put on the biggest fireworks display Bree-land has ever seen.”
There’s a lot of giveaways in-game, from the new chestnut corgi pet, Steed of Starlight, cosmetics, mithril coin currency, a 15-year character frame, and more. In addition, with Update 33, players will always get a Vault of content for free, whether they are VIP or Free-to-Play players LotRO effectively creates a way for players to level to 95 without spending a penny. This includes content from multiple expansions, regular updates and more starting in 2007. VIP players will also see the mordor, Minas Morgul and War of the Three Peaks Content permanently added to your account.
There is so much more LotRO with tomorrow’s update. Visit the official website for more information.
https://www.mmorpg.com/news/lord-of-the-rings-online-preps-for-its-15th-anniversary-and-update-33-with-new-patch-notes-2000124837 Lord of the Rings Online gears up for its 15th anniversary and Update 33 with new patch notes