Since the word came down recently that Turbine
is revamping much of Lord of the Rings Online's Moria
, players have been buzzing about the merits and scope of such a project. Content Developer Lauren Salk posted an article on the official site
explaining the reasoning behind the decision as well as the specific changes involved.
Salk said that Turbine wanted to respond to player complaints about the difficulty and pace of Moria's leveling experience. She admits that the quests did not always lead to the best places and resulted in a frustrating stint underground instead of an amazing journey. Salk confessed that the zone even frustrated her mother, who never made it all the way through.
With Update 7
will update half of Moria, while the latter half will come later on down the road. In addition to a smoother quest flow, additional quests, and an easier difficulty level, Turbine's adding tasks for all to enjoy.
Travel through Moria will become more pleasant, as the lighting will be adjusted, additional stable routes added, monsters moved out of the major pathways, and a no-reputation goat made available from the start.