Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) is a free-to-play 3D Fantasy MMORPG featuring incredibly high-quality visuals and gameplay, 4 races and 9 unique classes.
Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) recreates J.R.R Tolkien’s world of Middle Earth, placing you in a land of adventure and fantasy like never before.
Locations ranging from the white city of Minis Tirith to the dark corners of Moria are commonplace in LOTRO. It’s a world first designed almost a century ago in the mind of J.R.R Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings; and again more recently by Peter Jackson in the movie Trilogy by the same name. This time, its Turbine, the illustrious video game studio behind Dungeons and Dragons Online, and it might just be the best recreation yet.
You’ll begin by creating your first character. There are 4 options for race; the Human, Dwarf, Elf and Hobbit, and 9 choices for class; the Champion, Guardian, Hunter, Minstrel, Captain, Burglar, Warden, Lore-Master and Rune-Keeper. You’ll then be transported to you race-specific starting area, and begin a series of Intro Quests that serve two very specific functions: first, to introduce you to LOTRO’s game mechanics, and second, to introduce you to the world of Middle Earth, the characters that inhabit it, the rich story that surrounds it, and your place in the center.
The War of the Ring is spreading across Middle-earth, and as the Company of the Ring embarks on its journey, the call has gone out for Heroes among all the Free Peoples. But the story you know is only the beginning. Your own epic quests will write a new legend of Middle-earth as you rise to safeguard the Company of the Ring and preserve hope among the Free Peoples. As you grow in power, ever-more deadly minions of the dread Sauron will seek your doom and fight to keep the Company of the Ring from its goal. Whether they succeed is up to you! Beyond the story you know, your own legend waits to be forged!
LOTRO’s award-winning re-creation of Middle-earth opens the world of legendary fantasy as you have never seen it before. From the green fields of the Shire and the golden wood of Lothlórien to the blasted plains of the Lone-lands, where Weathertop still keeps its vigil, the world of Middle-earth is brought to stunning life. And beyond these realms, more than 800 regions and landmarks are open for exploration. Dare the Rift of Nûrz Ghâshu in Angmar, delve into the twisted depths of Moria, pit your courage against the icy wastes of Forochel, and brave the dark and deadly Mirkwood. Beyond the lands you know, a world of adventure awaits.
Join millions of players in the world’s largest fellowship of fans: a heroic force gathering on the edge of a blade to turn back the swelling shadow of the Dark Lord Sauron. Band together to fight, explore, forge your own legends, and make friends with the others who have heard the call of adventure and come to Middle-earth. A world of adventure, fellowship, and epic times is waiting for the best players around.
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