In a recent Producer’s Letter on the official LOTRO site plans for the rest of the year has been revealed.
Legendary Items is the first topic that is covered.
We know players want changes to how these items advance, and to have more opportunity to improve their items in later content. We are also looking at more substantial changes for later in the year. It is important for us that the players feel that their progress on their Legendary Items carries forward into the new system, and we are discussing design changes with that in mind.
The theme for the next update called Mists of Wilderland set to arrive in the near future is the war between the dwarves and the orcs, with a storyline called “The Legacy of Durin and the Trials of the Dwarves”. This will be an ongoing theme throughout the year, towards 2021
When summer arrives LOTRO will be hosting the first challenge league;
which is a new temporary server that allows players to fight each other for honor, with the defeated required to retreat from the battlefield, rally themselves, and move back into the world to continue the fight.
Summer will also celebrate the wedding between Aragorn and Arwen in a special event.
Come fall and we will see a big update called “War of the Three Peaks” which will continue to dwarves vs. orcs storyline, along with a new housing area and a new legendary server also set to arrive this fall.