Lord of the Rings on-line is celebrating its sixteenth anniversary this 12 months, releasing this previous week update 35.1 (wow) and including a cool new raid alongside a bunch of upgrades and presents for gamers. Whereas gamers long-ago plundered the Witch-king’s citadel at Angmar and deposed the wraiths dwelling there, it seems that like each different evil in Center-Earth they most likely ought to have simply gone and chucked the whole lot there in a volcano for good measure.

“Gwathrenost, the Witch-king’s Citadel is a brand new Raid for Stage 140 Gamers set in a re-imagined Carn Dûm! This raid will likely be accessible on Tiers 1 and a couple of within the close to future. As soon as the seat of the Witch-king of Angmar, the dread citadel of Gwathrenost casts a protracted shadow upon town of Carn Dûm. All however deserted after the Steward of Angmar was deposed, the remnants of the Iron Crown have crept forth from the shadows, searching for to grasp a misplaced artifact of the Witch-king and reclaim dominion over the realm,” says the announcement.

All respect to Tolkien as normal, as a result of I did not roll my eyes at any of these made up phrases. Each single one was cool as hell. Gwathrenost.

4otro’s sixteenth anniversary update additionally provides new customization choices for folks taking part in as people, drastically letting you broaden what you are able to do within the appears to be like division in your characters. There are actually extra shared choices between the genders, and a few textures have gotten upgrades to enhance their look. There’s additionally a better vary of physique proportions accessible. 

“We need to make as many gamers really feel represented within the game as potential, and we’re introducing new character creation choices in your face, hair, and physique,” say the builders, however noting that they’ve extra work to do for a greater variety of choices they usually’ll observe up with extra sooner or later.

Lord of the Rings On-line is definitely an older MMO at this level, nevertheless it’s nonetheless going very sturdy. Builders Standing Stone Video games have outlined a wealthy record of updates and additions coming this 12 months. Amid updates to classes, crafting, and taking part in as monsters, they’re additionally operating in-game occasions like festivals and treasure hunts. Later this 12 months new adventures will launch, together with the next stage cap, a brand new class, new situations, and a brand new raid—all alongside expansions to the game’s already-copious story.

See extra

You possibly can learn the whole launch notes for Lord of the Rings On-line Update 35.1 on its web site.