It's almost here: On Monday, March 21st, Lord of the Rings Online
will release its next big content update, Echoes of the Dead
. Containing a warehouse worth of fixes, features and new content, Echoes of the Dead is looking quite fine indeed
Although we have to wait for the weekend to pass to get our hands on this update, Turbine
did go ahead and release the full patch notes
for our consumption. Of course, if you've been following along with the many, many developer diaries that Turbine's released over the past few months, you're probably up to speed on all of the major points already.
As usual, Turbine's snuck in a few funny notes amid all of the technical details, so it may be worth your while to hunt for comedic Easter eggs in this batch. Our favorite: "The Minstrel's 'Armour of the Silver Voice' set that is obtained in Mirkwood was renamed to 'Armour of the Hopeful Melody.' This sudden change was enacted when the creators of the Helegrod 'Silver Voice Armour' set sought to sue for copyright infringement. As far as we know all charges have been dropped, though Skirmish vendors everywhere intend to keep a very close eye on the Mirkwood barter vendors in the future."