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LOTRO goes Free to Play in Europe November 2nd
Posted: 29.10.2010 15:13 by Joe Robinson Comments: 9
Codemasters has just announced the re-launch dates for the European version of Lord of the Rings Online.

On November 2nd, players in Europe will be able to fully enjoy the new Free to Play LOTRO, along with everything it entails. The LOTRO Store, where you can buy the premium content that will support this game from now on, will also be launching at the same time

This update will also include Volume III, Book 2: Ride of the Grey Company which extends the game’s story and expands the world of Middle-earth with the new region of Enedwaith.
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Comments

By fltatk (SI Veteran Member) on Oct 29, 2010
fltatk
Will definitely try this one out then.
By lichlord (SI Core) on Oct 29, 2010
lichlord
yeah me too asling if its free lolz
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Oct 29, 2010
herodotus
Have held out on this for ages now, but with "The Hobbitt" movies back in full production I might be tending to finally give it a go. Haven't been to Middle-earth since "BFME 2".
By lichlord (SI Core) on Oct 29, 2010
lichlord
Well lord of the rings never gotten as ambitious as star wars n stuff still nice they are giving it for free or at least they are making it like guild wars to pay then you can count me in this is free for me so im gonna grab me a beer and try it out on the 2nd of november
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Oct 30, 2010
Eversor
Free, hmm. They usually make people pay subscriptions for this type of game.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Oct 31, 2010
herodotus
They did when it was first released, and for the following 12-18 months however player numbers markedly fell away just as they did with "Age of Conan". So instead of folding, they've opened it up for free, as many MMO's are becoming now ("Company of Heroes Online" and "Age of Empires Online").
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Nov 01, 2010
Eversor
They still make people pay for World of Warcraft though.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Nov 01, 2010
herodotus
And they always will, Evers. Activision-Blizzard run a very different business practice to everyone else. Profit is the bottom line, and they have a big bottom line.
By Morteus (I just got here) on Nov 01, 2010
Morteus
Well this was nicely timed - just totaly lost interest in WoW after the latest patch and looking for something else. If it's any good I might invest in a proper account :)