Turbine has announced the next expansion for Lord of the Rings Online, the Siege of Mirkwood.
Being something of a partisan of the game, I ought to be happy to see a new installment coming out for the game.
And yet I feel a little guilty that this expansion is coming along this fall.
You see, I set myself four gaming goals this year. I was going to do a post about them back in January, but I never got around to it.
None the less, I have had them in my mind and have tried to achieve them. My goals were:
- Hit 80 in World of Warcraft
- Buy a freighter in EVE Online and make back the money I spent on it
- Play no SOE games
- See Moria in Lord of the Rings Online
The first was easy enough. The instance group may have taken its time getting to 80, but we’re all there.
The second I managed and I have made back the money spent a couple times over now.
The third is tough to explain, which is part of the reason why my goals never made it to a post. Too much EverQuest nostalgia I think. Anyway, SOE games suddenly became unpalatable so I am taking a year off from them. And I have stuck to that one despite the fact that Gaff was hit with the Norrath bug a few weeks back.
And then there is Moria.
I am nowhere close to seeing any of Moria. I have level 30 characters on two servers, but the furthest I have been is Rivendell. And that was back in February.
And now there is more Middle-earth coming out this fall.
I like the game.
I enjoy the game when I play.
And of course I am in love with the lore and the mere idea of walking free in Middle-earth.
But more than one fantasy MMO at a time seems to be beyond my capabilities right now.
So now that Mirkwood has been announce, I will probably go patch the game and take a peek. Maybe even get a level. But I doubt that Moria is in the cards this year.