It's one of the bigger content updates that Lord of the Rings Online
has seen in quite a while, and if all goes well, Update 6
will be uploaded to fans this coming Monday. As time is running short between now and then, Turbine
is rushing to finish up with its dev diary series covering the major features of the patch.
Today's dev diary discusses the fleshing out of the Instance Finder
, which will now offer players tailored rewards and the ability to pick specific dungeons and skirmishes. The diary goes into detail about how the rewards work, but the basic version is that players get better currency, power, and morale bonuses when they sign up for more skirmishes and instances at a time. This gives players an incentive to look for a wide range of instances while at the same time it facilitates match-ups between interested parties.
We've also got several new screencaps from Update 6 for your viewing pleasure, including four exclusive pictures and many more showing off the new "soldiers on landscape" feature. You can scope them out in the gallery below.