As of today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced that Lord of the Rings Online will be free-to-play up to level 50. In addition, a LOTRO Store has been launched where players can purchase expansions, quest packs, items, and account services. Players can also join the VIP program that provides unlimited access to the game for one low monthly price.
"We are continuing to expand the market by offering LOTRO free-to-play and providing players with a choice in how they experience premium online entertainment," said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "Today’s launch allows gamers to play one of the world’s best online games completely free while letting core LOTRO fans dive deeper into the game as they choose."
The major update also includes the launch of Volume III, Book 2: The Ride of the Grey Company, in which players will join the Grey Company in Rivendell as they journey to the game’s new region of Enedwaith. Book 2 features fifteen solo-able chapters will expand on the game’s storyline with exploration, combat, and mystery.
For more information or to download Lord of the Rings Online, visit http://www.lotro.com/.
The worst experience ever. I have the original install disk never opened from launch. Opened them up installed and got errors immediately. Finally installed it and started getting errors resolved those to get errors trying to load in. Finally gave it up after setting in a que of anywhere from 600 to 1400. Their updater is quite slow also. Wanted to give it another try but with all these problems I’m writing it off as another company with crap for games go sit at the back of the buss with SOE Turbine. Shamefull.