The launch of LOTRO: Riders of Rohan has been delayed

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Riders of Rohan, the biggest expansion to date of The Lord of the Rings Online, whose launch was originally scheduled for September 5, has been changed to October 15.  The delay is mainly due to lack of time to fix all the errors that have appeared and have been reported by the beta testers.

We’ve had a very successful Beta program with some of the largest and most active beta player populations we’ve seen since Moria. The amount and quality of  feedback on our largest expansion ever has been fantastic.

Thanks to some great efforts from beta players, we’ve identified issues that we think need to be addressed before we can launch. In order to address those issues and meet our expectations for quality we’re going to need more time. As a result, we’ve elected to delay our launch to October 15th.

We understand that many players have been looking forward to joining us in Rohan as soon as possible and will be disappointed by this news. As a token of our appreciation for your patience we are granting a gift to all pre-purchasers of Riders of Rohan.

We thank you for your feedback and patience and hope to see you all in Rohan in October.

Not everything is bad news, however: to compensate the delay for all the users who made the Riders of Rohan pre-purchase will receive 500 Turbine Points and a bag of extras.