The world of JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings is an expansive one. Those books seem to only exist so that Tolkien can engage in world building. That certainly has been beneficial for Lord of the Rings, though, what with all the movies and, occasionally, the video games. This includes the MMORPG The Lord of the Rings Online, where players can traverse the legendary lands that Tolkien created. The world of the game has gotten even larger, though, thanks to a new Mordor expansion that is now available.
Mordor is, of course, one of the most famous lands within Lord of the Rings, and certainly a treacherous one. As it is described in the press release, Mordor is “the shadowy lands beyond the Black Gate.” This new expansion brings a lot of new stuff to Lord of the Rings Online. We’re talking a whopping 300 new quests, some of which seem like they will involve Mount Doom. Who doesn’t want to check out Mount Doom?
There’s so much more, though. A new race, the High Elf, has been added to the game, there are updates to the gear and the landscape, and a new allegiance system. If the world of Lord of the Rings Online wasn’t already detailed enough, this Mordor expansion seems like it could be a game in and of itself.