Last week, The Lord of the Rings Online showcased its upcoming Mariner class, coming with the Umbar expansion later this year. The new class is all about balance, going with the ebb and flow of combat to maximize its potential.
The Lord of the Rings Online is spinning up its preview server this week to give players a glimpse at the upcoming class, the Mariner. The new class is one part of the upcoming Umbar expansion, which is slated to release sometime this year.
The Lord of the Rings Online hosted a Q&A with executive producer Rob "Severlin" Ciccolini, where more details about the upcoming expansion set in Umbar including a new class, as well as when players can expect to see River Hobbits make their debut in the MMO.
Last year when The Lord of the Rings Online teased the location of the next major expansion, Bradford was hoping for Mithlond. However, yesterday's announcement that it's in fact Umbar, it might have him more excited, especially as a Tolkien fanatic.
The Lord of the Rings Online is going south after spending a few years in the northern reaches of Middle-earth. The latest letter on the LotRO website unveils that the Free Peoples will be heading south, into lands unseen in the MMO before: Umbar.
Last Friday during a Q&A with Lord of the Rings Online executive producer Rob "Severlin" Ciccolini, we got a tease of next year's fall expansion. The 'smell of salt water' has Bradford really interested in where LotRO could go here, possibly bringing the story back to more familiar roots.