Although the canon Fellowship of the Ring was substantial when it set out from Rivendell in Tolkien’s epic, the group’s size diminished in time as members went their separate ways. So, too, can Lord of the Rings Online players split off into smaller groups for different adventures. Such is the case with the new Road to Erebor instances coming in Update 9, due to release some time in December. This trio of level-scaling instances lets a team of up to three dive into The Hobbit-inspired locales to do their part to prevent Mordor from gathering more and more power.
LotRO Senior Producer Aaron Campbell unlocked the secret back door and let Massively romp through the snowy hills, trash-strewn halls, and dark caverns of Iorbar’s Peak, Seat of the Great Goblin, and Webs of the Scuttledells so Justin and I could share those experiences with you. We faced down massive stone giants, filthy goblins, and emaciated trolls so you’d know what to expect come release. And trust us when we say, there are a couple of hints you’ll be glad to hear before tackling these new adventures.
Gallery: LotRO Road to Erebor instances