Spears shall be shaken, shields shall be splintered, the Riders of Rohan Expansion shall be released today! Do you hear it? The simultaneous thumping of hoofs against the plains, the thundering horns, the cries of players getting ponies to ride. The expansion brings much to Middle Earth with the addition of the sprawling plains of Eastern Rohan, the largest landscape yet.

But thats not why you should be excited about the Riders of Rohan expansion, granted the hundreds of new quests new gear and new experiences certainly sweeten the deal but that isn’t the ultimate prize. That prize comes in the form of riding your very own loyal War-steed as you defend the people of Rohan from the forces of Isengard and Mordor. War-steeds are faster, stronger, more dashing, and more trained for battle than normal mounts. With your very own War-steed you can advance its skills over time and customize it with your own unique flairs. No doubt many a War-steed will be decorated and named after Pinkie Pie, Applejack, and perhaps Rainbow Dash.

The Lord of The Rings Online expansions unfortunately must be bought. The site lists three packages that cost between $39.99 and $69.99. Each tier offers an increasing amount of cash-shop currency, some cosmetic armour, a special steed, and more. Forty dollars for a F2P expansion is a bit pricey, but the expansion does seem to be chock full of new things to do. Will you be Riding into the Rohan expansion? Let us know!

Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009. In addition to contributing First Look videos and news articles, Michael also serves as the Community Manager for the upcoming MMORPG, Skyforge.


  1. You are incorrect in saying it MUST be bought. You can purchase the expansion with points gained through gameplay (Turbine Points). The same is true with all the expansions, and ALL available cash shop items. This fact is one reason I prefer Lotro’s f2p model to nearly all others (excepting LoL and Aion, off the top of my head, whose f2p models are superior). Even though it IS challenging to get enough TP to play at the P2P level easily/conveniently, at least is IS possible for the f2per to access ALL content. The investment required is simply time. I certainly prefer this model to any that restrict some content as p2p exclusively.

  2. Game is not worth it, right after I found out you can buy stats from the game shop… I knew this wasn’t the game I played before it went free to play.

  3. yeah seriously! this game is already Freemium, which allows f2p players a minimum of stuff to do, then you gotta buy everything. Now you must pay 40$ aditionnally to get more stuff that you’ll have to buy? I don’t wanna live on this planet anymore…

  4. Lol srsly why make it pay to play? because at a small scale thats what it is cant understand why companies want to disapoint their customers such players.


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