Standing Stone Games has announced that two new “Legendary” worlds have launched for Lord of the Rings Online. These new servers offer LOTRO VIP players a fresh start on either the Shadowfax or Treebeard servers with content rolling out gradually. Each server offers a unique way to play and experience the game.
On the Shadowfax server, players can speed through Middle-earth with a number of great bonuses to propel them along the way. These include:
- +50% XP, Legendary Item XP, and Mount XP
- +20% Virtue XP
- new content comes along at a faster pace, about every two months
On the Treebeard server, players will be able to experience the game at a more leisurely pace. Server-specific rules include:
- 60% reduced XP
- new content comes at a much slower pace, about every 5-6 months
Developers are also introducing the new Landscape Difficulty feature only found on Legendary Worlds.
You can set the landscape difficulty between Normal and Deadly +6, which increases the challenge of enemies you’ll face on the landscape. The difficulty can be changed again at any time by speaking again with Berthadan. However, if you begin a higher level difficulty prior to reaching level 11 and stick with a high level difficulty you will get rewarded for reaching levels 50 and 130!
Additional dangers face you at all Deadly difficulties in the form of “Eye of Sauron” effects. Once the Eye of Sauron is upon you, your progress will be hintered by several random effects for the next minute or so. Players will get an XP and Virtue XP boost for running on higher difficulties, starting at +10% XP up to +20% XP and +1% up to +5% Virtue XP.
Check out the Lord of the Rings Online official site to learn more.