The Lord of the Rings Online: Riders of Rohan

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The Lord of the Rings Online: Riders of Rohan
Video game
DeveloperTurbine, Inc
PublisherTurbine, Inc
Midway Games
PlatformMicrosoft Windows
Release date15 October 2012[1]
GenreMMORPG

The Lord of the Rings Online: Riders of Rohan is the fourth expansion of The Lord of the Rings Online. It includes three new regions and features mounted combat, as well as smaller additions like an increase of the level cap from 75 to 85. The game was released on October 15, 2012.[1]

Storyline[edit]

The game story focuses on the Riders of Rohan, the Breaking of the Fellowship and Éomer's fight against the Orcs and Uruks who invade eastern Rohan.[1] The Riders of Rohan expansion continues the Epic Quest storyline with books 7, 8 and 9 of Allies of the King. These books team the player with a motley crew consisting of an exiled Rohir, a Dunlending woman and an Elf of Lothlorien.

Regions[edit]

Riders of Rohan adds one big zone and two smaller zones to the game world:[2]

Mounted Combat[edit]

Riders of Rohan allows players to fight from horseback for the first time. Early quests in The Wold of East Rohan give players access to a War-steed, a special breed of horse trained for combat. Players can learn special attacks and maneuvers for their War-steeds and their mounts level up with experience just as the players do. War-steeds can be ridden in most game regions but mounted combat options are only available in Rohan.

Trailer[edit]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND TURBINE UNVEIL THE LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE™: RIDERS OF ROHAN™", www.lotro.com (accessed 30 January 2012)
  2. Justin Olivetti, "Riding into Rohan: LotRO maps out in 2012" dated 25 January 2012, Engadget (accessed 25 August 2020)
The Lord of the Rings Online
Games titles Base Game Shadows of Angmar
Expansions Mines of Moria · Siege of Mirkwood · Rise of Isengard · Riders of Rohan · Helm's Deep · Mordor · Minas Morgul · War of Three Peaks · Fate of Gundabad · Before the Shadow
Major Patches/Updates Shores of Evendim · The City of Kings · Defenders of Eriador · The Ashen Wastes · Doom of the Last-king · The Rings-forges of Eregion · Daughter of Strife · Leaves of Lórien · Scourge of Khazad-dûm · Oath of the Rangers · Ride of the Grey Company · Journey to Winter-Home · Echos of the Dead · Lost Legends of Eridar · Armies of Isengard · Shores of the Great River · Shadows of the Past · Against the Shadow · Against the Shadow, Part II · Treachery of the White Hand · The Breaking of Isengard · Paths of the Dead · Gondor Aflame · Ashes of Osgiliath · The Siege of Minas Tirith · The Battle of Pelennor Fields · March of the King · Battle of the Black Gate · Legacy of the Necromancer · Where Dragons Dwell · Vales of Auduin · Mists of Wilderland · The Great Wedding · The Wildwood · Blood of Azog · Rangers and Ruin · The Yondershire
Story Line Volume I: Shadows of Angmar · Volume II: Mines of Moria · Volume III: Allies of the King · Volume IV: The Strength of Sauron · The Black Book of Mordor · Volume V: The Peace of Middle-earth · The Legacy of Durin and the Trials of the Dwarves
Soundtracks Shadows of Angmar · Mines of Moria · Riders of Rohan · Helms Deep · 10th Anniversary · Mordor · Legacy of the Necromancer · Where Dragons Dwell · Vales of Anduin · Minas Morgul · Mists of Wilderland · The Great Wedding · War of Three Peaks · The Wildwood of Bree-land · Battle of the Black Gate · Blood of Azog · Fate of Gundabad · 15th Anniversary
See also Characters · Classes · Locations · "King Under the Mountain" minigame
Licensed video games set in Middle-earth
 Melbourne House: The Hobbit (1982) · Lord of the Rings: Game One (1985) · Shadows of Mordor (1988) · War in Middle Earth (1988) · Crack of Doom Software Adventure (1989) · Riders of Rohan (1990)
 Interplay Productions: The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I (PC) (1990) · The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers (1993) · The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I (SNES) (1994)
 Vivendi Universal: The Fellowship of the Ring (2002) · The Hobbit (2003) · War of the Ring (2003)
 Electronic Arts: The Two Towers (2002) · The Return of the King (2003) · The Third Age (2004) · The Battle for Middle-earth (2004) · Tactics (2005) · The Battle for Middle-earth II (2006) (The Rise of the Witch-king (2006)) · Conquest (2009)
 Turbine/Standing Stone Games: The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (2007-) (Mines of Moria (2008) · Siege of Mirkwood (2009) · Rise of Isengard (2011) · Riders of Rohan (2012) · Helm's Deep (2013) · Mordor (2017) · Minas Morgul (2019)) - War of Three Peaks (2020) - Fate of Gundabad (2021)
 Warner Bros: Aragorn's Quest (2010) · War in the North (2011) · Guardians of Middle-earth (2012) · Kingdoms of Middle-earth (2012Armies of The Third Age (2012) · ·Shadow of Mordor (2014) · Shadow of War (2017) · Rise to War (2021)
 Glu Games: Middle-Earth Defense (2010)
 Traveller's Tales: Lego The Lord of the Rings: The Video Game (2012) · Lego The Hobbit (2014)
 Daedalic Entertainment: The Lord of the Rings: Gollum (2022)
 North Beach Games: The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria (2023)