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Lord Of theR Rings Online Goes Free 2 Play

Lord of the Rings Online : Turbine Announces Free to Play

In what many are sure to describe as a surprise move, Turbine announced today that their flagship title, Lord of the Rings Online, would be joining Dungeons and Dragons Online as a Free 2 Play title using a similar pricing model.


BURBANK, CA – June 3, 2010– Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today that Turbine, Inc. will unveil a major update this fall, making The Lord of the Rings Online™ (LOTRO) free-to-play for everyone. Extending its award-winning story, LOTRO delivers the ultimate adventure featuring a massive world with state-of-the-art graphics and gameplay, and a rich set of features that until now could only be found in premium subscription-based online games.

Launching this fall across North America and Europe, with Codemasters operating the game free-to-play in Europe, LOTRO will introduce Turbine’s innovative new pricing model that allows players to download the game and play for free, purchase expansions, quest packs, items, and account services a la carte from the new LOTRO Store, or join the VIP program to get unlimited access to all of the game’s content for one low price. Players interested in getting a sneak peek of the new LOTRO can sign up for a chance to participate in the Beta program which begins June 16, 2010 at .

“Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is bringing quality games based on The Lord of the Rings to multiple platforms, and the franchise’s expansive adventure story lends itself perfectly for LOTRO free-to-play, giving a wide range of players the opportunity to experience the game,” said Jeff Junge, Senior Vice President Online Games and Digital Games Platforms, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “We are focused on expanding our game franchises onto new digital platforms to maximize quality experiences for gamers worldwide and LOTRO’s new model is a great leading example of this.”

“Turbine’s Dungeons and Dragons Online®: Eberron Unlimited™ was the world’s first truly premium free-to-play online game that ushered in a new era of choice for online gamers seeking quality entertainment,” said Jim Crowley, President and CEO of Turbine. “The popularity of DDO validated the extraordinary demand by gamers for quality entertainment they can experience at their own pace and within their budget. Extending free-to-play to LOTRO will offer another premium game to a broad spectrum of fans.”

“Having successfully taken two titles free-to-play in the past we are very pleased to be doing the same with The Lord of the Rings Online in Europe,” said David Solari, Vice President and General Manager of Codemasters Online. “It’s a fantastic, award-winning game with a wonderfully realized world and this step will only broaden its appeal and increase its player base.”

LOTROwill offer players unlimited choice!


* Free means Free! – Players will download LOTRO by visiting and join with millions of other adventurers as they explore the most complete and authentic recreation of Middle-earth ever created and participate in LOTRO’s award-winning epic story up to level 50 for free.

* Visit the new LOTRO Store! -- The LOTRO Store is loaded with thousands of convenience items as well as expansion packs, premium content, additional character slots, potions, character customization and more! The LOTRO Store is seamlessly integrated into the game and lets the player identify new and exciting ways to enhance and customize their experience using points which can be purchased in the store or earned through gameplay.

* Be a LOTRO VIP! – Players who elect to become a LOTRO VIP will have unlimitedaccess to all premium content, receive priority server access, 5 character slots, a shared bank slot, and a monthly allotment of points to spend in the new LOTRO Store.

Source:Mmorpg



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Cool. I Sign Up for the Beta. But 1 Char per Server with free user and gold limit of 2 :S But i will try it


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Cool. I Sign Up for the Beta. But 1 Char per Server with free user and gold limit of 2 :S But i will try it
Dont frogret that u can make as many accounts as u want :P its free So u will have more then 2 chars per server
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Yes xD. But when the beta starts. I didnt get any email after i sign up


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I've signed up too. Sounds like a nice time to test that game again
Even if whether me nor a friend of mine are really happy with these changes. And with Turbine. I mean...why stating "We are doing it for teh players!1111", when they really mean "We want more money, Itemshop lol!".
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Yes xD. But when the beta starts. I didnt get any email after i sign up
beta starts on 16 june of this year hope fully i get picked by then i think taht the game gonna be a big succes since everyone know Lord of the rings movies and like them :P now its f2p


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