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Middle Earth just got much bigger! If you're an avid player of The Lord of the Rings Online, you'll want to explore the Dwarven world beneath the Misty Mountains and beyond to Lothlorien. The epic story of LOTRO continues in these new lands with hundreds of new quests to embark upon.
Explore the halls and tunnels where the Fellowship made their dangerous passage. Fight the goblins, orcs and trolls that now inhabit the once-glorious Dwarrowdelf and perhaps you will survive to face Durin's Bane itself, the Balrog. Once through the mines themselves you will be able to explore the forests of Lothlorien and there meet Galadriel, Celeborn and other Elves.
The expansion pack also brings two new playable classes - the Warden and the Rune-Keeper. The Rune-Keeper can wield magical artefacts capable of either great healing or great harm. The Warden in turn can sequence their abilities to create special attacks. The existing classes from Shadows of Angmar will also receive enhancements.
In addition, Mines of Moria introduces the Legendary Items mechanic that promises to replace end-game equipment grind. By visiting Forge and Relic Masters, players will be able to customise their weaponry with abilities and stat boosts. Over time the efficacy of these weapons will increase, forging a legendary link between weapon and wielder.
The Mines of Moria expansion has been designed for players of level 50 or above, which is why the the level cap has been increased to 60.
Beware what lurks in the dark!