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According to Lord of the Rings Online Executive Producer Kate Paiz, the Riders of Rohan expansion will be delayed until October 15th to give the team time to address some issues and concerns brought up by players during the recent beta test. Riders of Rohan was scheduled for a mid-September release.
“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.”
Players who have preordered the expansion will receive 500 Turbine points and a "goodie bag" of consumables that will be available to them on September 5th. In addition, the team is planning several in-game events including a celebration of both Frodo's and Bilbo's birthdays!
Read the full post on the Lord of the Rings Online site.