MMO fans: Your geeky ship is coming in. The Rise of Isengard expansion for Lord of the Rings Online has been dated. You'll be able to play it in Fall 2011. Here's what you can expect:
- The level cap is being raised to 70.
- LOTRO’s monster play system will get a major revamp including opening up the feature to all players, changes to monster player skills and advancement and a new region for players to battle for or against the forces of evil
- According to Warner Brothers, the expansion will allow you to "Experience the Rise of Isengard" as the "Epic Story continues as the Grey Company makes its way south into Dunland, but troubles arise as their road takes them into lands where Dunlending forces, marshaled by the Wizard Saruman, prepare for war. The Rangers must seek new allies and face dangerous new foes, chief among them the traitor Saruman, whose web of intrigue threatens to endanger your quest, your friends, and your life."
“2010 has been a year of unprecedented growth for The Lord of the Rings Online with our successful introduction of a free-to-play option for our players,” said executive producer Kate Paiz in a statement. “This is going to be another outstanding year for the game as we progress on our journey toward Mordor and it all begins with our upcoming November update.