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Neigh: Lord of the Rings Online: Riders of Rohan delayed

Lord of the Rings Online

Lord of the Rings Online: Riders of Rohan isn’t going to meet its intended release date of September 5th. Luckily, developer Turbine have launched themselves into a positive spin that makes us dizzy just to watch, congratulating beta testers for, um, finding so many bugs: “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 executive producer Kate Paiz.

“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.”

And what of the Pre-Purchasers of Rohan? By way of apology, Turbine are offering 500 Turbine points and a goodie bag of consumable items, namely:

  • An 100% XP Boost (1 hour)
  • Slayer Deed Accelerators x1 (60 min)
  • +20% Renown (3 hours)
  • +20% Mount Speed (1 hour)
  • Tome of Defence
  • Scroll of Finesse