While it didn't take much reading between the lines
to realize that Turbine
has an expansion in the works for Lord of the Rings Online
this year, the team confirmed the terminology in a dev chat
. The devs hinted that the full announcement would come around the game's sixth anniversary next month.
Players had many questions regarding the promised but vaguely detailed revamp coming to characters. Turbine revealed a few more details in the chat: "Three trees per class. Some degree of blending at a higher cost than sticking with a pure build. Bonuses granted based on an early-level specialization choice that grows as points are spent. You can have multiple specs. You can respec."
Other interesting nuggets to chew on from the Q&A session include the news that player housing will include crafting facilities, virtue acquisition may see a significant change, and that applications for the player council will begin tomorrow.