Today's Blood Of Azog For LotRO Update Adds Raid Against The Balrog Of Moria
The Lord of the Rings Online keeps on keeping on, with Update 30 going live later today. Titled Blood of Azog, it adds a new Interlude, Tale of Yore, and Raid.
The Interlude is the titular Blood of Azog and it introduces a new story set after the War of Three Peaks that lets players "experience historical moments in Middle-earth’s history as Prince Durin." The Tale of Yore is lets players take part in the historic Battle of Azanulbizar, playing as their own characters but "through the eyes of Hermáth Stormhammer, a hero of Durin's Folk."
The new 12-player raid is the Fall of Khazad-dûm, and as we already knew about, and it lets players join Náin I, King of Durin's Folk, in the dwarves' final (and futile) battles against the Balrog of Moria. The raid adds a new mechanic, Revive Counters, which limits the number of times players can be revived during battle at Tier 2 and above.
The update also makes a number of changes to every class in the game -- well, only one to champions and wardens -- as well as changes to housing, crafting, and various quests. Also: "Torch-carrying Elf/High-elf Rune-keepers no longer T-Pose." Whew!
You can check out the complete patch notes for Update 30: Blood of Azog on the LotRO site.
About the Author
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.
You May Enjoy
Here’s A Look At Zynga’s Squad-Based Arena Combat Star Wars Game
The game was revealed at Nintendo Direct in February, but will be available on mobile devices as well.By QuintLyn Bowers - 5 days ago
Bless Unleashed’s First PC Update Adds Twisted Spider Queen Boss But May Have To Close The Marketplace
It also introduces new UI improvements.By QuintLyn Bowers - 2 days ago
Go Fishing For the Lunar Leviathan In Genshin Impact’s Latest Event
Earn special fish-y rewards.By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
Warcraft 3 Multi-Player Mod Legion TD 2 To Officially Launch On Steam October 1
Players can pick up the game now in Early Access.By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
An Epic Victory: Judge Rules That App Store Must Allow Devs To Link Out To Alternate Payment Methods
Injunction goes into effect in December.By Jason Winter - 1 week ago
Fallout Worlds Is Now Available In 76
Play in customized worlds with special features.By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago