Hey! I just got a nice E-mail from Rick Heaton, the LOTRO community manager, and he had a TON of links to information surrounding the release of Mirkwood to share. These links went to all the LOTRO community sites. He's calling it the Ultimate Mirkwood Recap (copyright 2009 Rick Heaton . . . ok, that catch phrase isn't copyrighted, but I like it; it's catchy!).
First up is a long list of links for a developer diary look at the new Skirmishes system:
Part 1: Overview
Part 2: Story Instances
Part 3: Randomization and Scaling
Part 4: Skirmish Soldiers
Part 5: Rewards
Part 6: Accessibility
Part 7: The End
Ok, I now officially have a lot to read.
Then Rick lays the true dirt down about all the OTHER features in the new expansion:
Crafting in Siege of Mirkwood
Welcome Back to The Lone-lands
Introducing Dol Guldur
Legendary Item System Update
Legacy Pool Updates
Siege of Mirkwood Skill Upgrades
Combat System Changes
Character Panel and Stat Updates
Cripes! Did I tell you I have a lot of reading to do now?
Ok, I'm going to stop there for now . . . After I finish digesting some of that, I shall revisit the remainder of this e-mail.
Merry Minstrel-ing! (think I may be close to my own catch phrase there!)