Mordor Expansion Goes Live Today On The Lord Of The Rings Online
After a brief delay with the expansion launch, players will be walking into Mordor today. The Lord of the Rings Online, is launching the Mordor expansion in a few hours, taking players deeper into Gorgoroth.
Among the new things that players can expect is the new High Elf race. This new race will be playable today for all those that purchased the second tier package and higher. There is a new starter area on top on brand new character models for Humans and the High Elves to check out as well.
The Mordor expansion will be vastly larger than any landmass from previous content updates. The new allegiance system also adds more horizontal progression to the game. Increasing your standing with the allegiance of your choice (any of the Middle Earth races) will get you some sweet loot. In addition to that, there is a new Light and Shadow mechanic that players need to be aware of. A new UI meter will be added once the expansion goes live, and the deeper you venture into Mordor, the more shadow you get on your meter. That means debuffs and other nasties. To counter this, you’ll need to acquire brand new gear that have shadow countering stats. For players that have been around since 2008, think of it as Radiance 2.0.
Overall, it’s taken 10 years to finally progress the Epic Story to the point where the One Ring gets destroyed. This will be a beefy expansion and there’s a lot more content coming after it’s all over, in the form of the Black Book. To read up on all these and more, check out the official patch notes for the expansion today here.