Game Description and Comments
Mines of Moria is the first expansion for Lord of the Rings Online. Since Wrath of the Lich King was GameOgre’s Featured Online Game of the Week last week we felt that it would only be fitting that the other major expansion pack to be released in November would be have that honor this week. Mines of Moria more than earns that honor by offering impressive features such as the gargantuan area of Moria and legendary weapons. Moria itself will be a sight to see due its huge size and all of the instances that it will add but do not be surprised if legendary weapons get the most attention in this expansion. That attention will likely lead to this system being copied by many games in the future.
Legendary weapons give players something special. Instead of seeing your weapon being carried around by countless people in every city you go to as in World of Warcraft Legendary weapons are more unique and are more closely connected to their wielders. These weapons are forged by Forge Masters and can be named to give the weapon its own identity. Furthermore legendary weapons grow stronger as they gain experience and levels over time. These amazing weapons even give out quests. With all of the content that this expansion adds Mines of Moria is a must-have for any current Lord of the Rings Online player.
- First major expansion for LotRO.
- Legendary weapons that gain experience and give quests.
- Players must be at least level 50 to use a legendary weapon.
- Massive area of Moria with a plethora of new instances with varying group size requirements.
- Two new classes: Runekeeper and Warden.
- Adds three new regions.
- Level cap increased to 60.
- Extends the storyline.
- Item upgrade system via forging and reforging.
- Raids can take on the Watcher in the Water.
Select Reviews (Edited for Presentation)
Comment: Looks great with awesome instances but I don’t see it beating Wrath of the Lich King. How can they top the Death Knight and Northrend? The story for Wrath of the Lich King is great too.
Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria must be bought and requires a subscription to Lord of the Rings Online.
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