Way back in May, Turbine
expended a fair bit of resources to revamp half of Moria
, the large underground complex that was the centerpiece of Lord of the Rings Online's
second expansion. With Update 9
, the team is completing the task, paving the way for better transportation and a smoother questing experience.
In a new dev diary
, the team shares a few of the pertinent details of the remaining revamp. The bottom line? "Each zone now has many more quests, a simple questing path, fewer monsters, and hopefully no more frustration with excessive back-and-forth questing."
Update 9's revamp covers the areas of Zelem-melek, The Redhorn Lodes, The Flaming Deeps, Nud-melek, The Dimrill Dale, and The Foundations of Stone. The team added 70 new quests, removed some deadwood, and added the remote quest bestowal system that is being used in Riders of Rohan