When Lord of the Rings Online: Rise of Isengard
launched, it did so with the understanding that it wasn't quite completed. The expansion had no new instanced content apart from a 24-person raid, and Turbine
promised that this would be rectified by the end of the year. Enter the redemption of Update 5
, where a new instance cluster will be introducing five additional dungeons into the game. These instances include a walk through Fangorn Forest and a personal encounter with Saruman.
Ten Ton Hammer
got a chance to talk with the devs about Update 5 and discovered a few previously unreleased details. The biggest of these is word of an instance finder feature -- AKA a "dungeon finder" -- that is similar to those found in World of Warcraft
. Through the instance finder, players will be able to queue up for level-appropriate runs and be matched up with other eager adventurers.
Update 5 will also include the next book of the epic storyline titled The Prince of Rohan in which players will part with the Grey Company for new vistas.
Stay tuned to Massively as we'll have a hands-on look at Update 5 later this week!