Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today that the Riders of Rohan expansion pack for Lord of the Rings Online has been delayed until October 15th. A message was included from Kate Piaz, the Executive Producer of the Riders of Rohan update.
“We’ve had a very successful Beta program with some of the largest and most active beta player populations we’ve seen since Moria. The amount and quality of feedback on our largest expansion ever has been fantastic,” said Kate Paiz, Executive Producer of The Lord of the Rings Online™.
“Thanks to some great efforts from beta players, we’ve identified issues that we think need to be addressed before we can launch. In order to address those issues and meet our expectations for quality we’re going to need more time. As a result, we’ve elected to delay our launch to October 15th.”
“We understand that many players have been looking forward to joining us in Rohan as soon as possible and will be disappointed by this news. As a token of our appreciation for your patience we are granting a gift to all pre-purchasers of Riders of Rohan.”
“We thank you for your feedback and patience and hope to see you all in Rohan later this year.”
Because of the delay, Warner Bros. are compensating any players that pre-purchased the Riders of Rohan expansion pack by giving them 500 Turbine Points and a goodie bag of consumables. The goodie bag will include.
- 100% XP Boost (1hr)
- Slayer Deed Accelerators x1 (60 min)
- +20% Renown (3 hours)
- +20% Mount Speed (1 hour)
- Tome of Defence
- Scroll of Finesse
The gifts will be credited to players accounts on or around the 5th September to any account that has pre-purchased by that date. In the meantime there will be in game events which included Frodo and Bilbo’s birthdays. To find out more visit their website. http://www.lotro.com/gameinfo/devdiaries/2365-letter-from-the-producer-riders-of-rohan-update