Some information on Update 7 has been posted to LOTRO’s web site. Update 7 is called “Shades of the Past” and while no date is posted, we have information on what is coming!
New Skirmish: Storm on Methedras
Level Range: 70-75
Group Sizes:, Solo, Duo, Small Fellowship, Fellowship, Raid
A new skirmish! Yay! All group sizes and meant for those near end game this is the first new skirmish we’ve seen in some time and I’m excited to hear about this.
This skirmish will be free for VIP players. No listing on the store pricing but considering all skirmishes sell 395 Turbine Points, it’s probably a pretty good guess it will be priced similarly.
Level Range: 30-75
Group Sizes: Fellowship
Fornost has been revamped and split into four instances for 6-man fellowships. It will be scalable now and will have two tiers of difficulty. As we said on last week’s podcast, neither Merric and I believe we’ve ever finished this dungeon as it was just so huge. Breaking it up seems like a great idea.
This was a bit unexpected. This revamp is said to include some visual as well as quest restructuring.
The Great Delving, Silvertine Lodes, Water Works, and Durin’s Way now look better and play better than ever before.
Visually I didn’t have a problem with Moria but I’m still excited to see what has gotten a bit of a facelift.
The quest restructuring has me very excited. Since my burglar is currently in Moria (and constantly lost) I think it could be very helpful if it gets a similar streamline feel like they’ve done with Lone-lands and Evendim.
We do know from LOTRO Community team posts on the forums that Update 7 should be on Bullroarer soon (like probably tomorrow to meet the “late next week” prediction from Sapience last week). [source]. There has been an update to the Eyes and Guard Tavern on Bullroarer as a new guide to Eyes and Guard has been posted.
We also know that Update 7 is coming before June 5th [source] so is probably planned for near the end of the month.