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The Lord of the Rings Online Update Raises Legendary Item Level, and Makes Good for Recent Downtime

The update also nudges upgrading to 64-bit clients.

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Today, a new update for The Lord of the Rings Online, 33.0.1: The Yondershire, prepares for a new tier of The Hiddenhoard of Abnankâra, fixes quests bugs, nudges use of the 64-bit client, and replaces items for those that lost them during last week’s extended downtime and rollback.

Last week, the weekly update launched and then was immediately followed by the servers being brought down for maintenance. This maintenance lasted for almost a whole day before the server was brought back up with a fix and a rollback to the status of the server before the update was originally applied.  Because there was some time that players were able to log in, those who had purchased any or all of the Mordor, Minas Morgul, or War of Three Peaks Collector's Editions, or who got the 15th anniversary Collector's Edition gifts before the rollback will see their missing items available on the first character to log in after today's update. 

Legendary Item maximums have been raised to 449. Loremaster gets two light tweaks this week, with The Kindred Flame pet buff now given the right bonuses and also made visible when applied. The Sic’em skill is also gone due to updates. Several quests got fixes, including some small typos and errors that were affecting the anniversary quests. Celebrations should now be able to continue as planned.

This week's update also lays the groundwork for next week’s opening of tier 5 of The Hiddenhoard of Abnankâra raid. The 12-person, level 140 raid gets the new tier on May 5th at noon Eastern. If claiming titles, Leading the Charge, Vanguard, and Original Challenger can be yours through June 16th.

One of the other changes in this update is that, "Legacy clients will now request an update to the 64-bit client". While you’ll still be able to play with the 32-bit legacy clients for now, this is the beginning nudge to get players to update before support is officially withdrawn for the earlier version.

See the full notes over at The Lord of the Rings Online.


Christina Gonzalez

Christina is MMORPG.COM’s News Editor and a contributor since 2011. Always a fan of great community and wondering if the same sort of magic that was her first guild exists anymore.