Lord of the Rings Online Mirkwood Expansion Dated

By Nick Breckon, Sep 29, 2009 2:03pm PDT The latest expansion for Lord of the Rings Online will be released digitally on December 1, according to Turbine.

Continuing the eastward march across the Tolkien map, the Siege of Mirkwood adds the aforementioned forest region. New quests and monsters populate the zone, in addition to the raid dungeon of Dul Guldur.

Mirkwood also raises the level cap to 65, adds a new skirmish system for randomized instances, and an improved mount system.

The expansion can be had for $20. Current or former subscribers that sign up for a multi-month subscription before October 31 will receive the expansion for free. More details follow:

SIEGE OF MIRKWOOD PRE-LAUNCH OFFERS
Starting today, players can take can take advantage of several special pre-launch offers to celebrate the release of the second expansion to LOTRO:
  • The LOTRO Lifetime Membership is now available for $199.
  • Any current or former player who renews or upgrades their subscription to any multi-month plan by October 31st gets the Siege of Mirkwood digital expansion for FREE!
  • All players can pre-order the new LOTRO Adventurer�s Pack which contains 2 character slots and one shared storage slot that allows players to share items with all of their characters on the same server for $19.99 and get the Harbinger�s Cloak which provides 8% speed boost and the Dusky Nimblefoot Goat mount for FREE!
  • Starting today, existing Lifetime Members who pre-order the LOTRO Adventurer�s Pack get the Siege of Mirkwood digital expansion plus two in-game items (Harbinger�s Cloak which provides an 8% speed boost and a new mount) for FREE!
These special offers will be available for a limited time. For more information, please visit www.lotro.com/mirkwood.

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