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Lord of the Rings Online Celebrates 14 Years With Anniversary Celebrations, Adds Adventures Of Bilbo Baggins

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It's been a busy weekend for Lord of the Rings-themed MMORPGS. The Lord of the Rings Online is celebrating its 14th Anniversary with Anniversary celebrations, as well as releasing Update 29.5, its Further Adventures content to both the Live and Legendary servers.

The Lord of the Rings Online officially celebrates 14 years on April 24th, however the party is getting started today with Update 29.5, as it brings its Further Adventures quests to the MMORPG. The first in the series sees players living through adventures with everyone's favorite of Hobbits, Bilbo Baggins.

Via the LotRO website:

"One of the most famous of all the hobbits has gone missing, and it seems Bilbo's adventuring days are not yet behind him! Speak to Celeblír in Rivendell, not far from the Last Homely House, to begin 'The Further Adventures of Bilbo Baggins,' the first of our new story-based Missions quests available starting at level 20 through 130! The Further Adventures of Bilbo Baggins is FREE to VIPs and available in the LOTRO Store."

Players who complete all ten missions in the Further Adventures of Bilbo Baggins will complete a Deed, get Virtue XP as well as Tokens of Further Adventure, which "can be bartered for level-appropriate rings, cosmetic items, and housing decorations."

In game, the Anniversary celebrations will begin on April 21st and run through May 11th. Like Anniversary events before, players will take part in an in-game festival, as well as receive rewards based on how long you've been playing the game, with previous years endowing players with a custom portrait frame showing how many years they've been playing. LotRO's Legendary Server has also seen a level cap increase to 105 as well as the content up to the Black Gates of Mordor. 

Standing Stone Games is likely breathing a major sigh of relief this weekend as Amazon announced it was canceling its Lord of the Rings MMORPG due to contract issues with Leyou's parent company, Tencent.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore