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LOTRO to go free.

June 4, 2010

Ok so I didn’t enjoy LOTRO when I played it when it came out the first time but I heard it got better with the patches. But since I’ve gone extreme-casual on WoW I might give it another spin. Here’s the lowdown from Massively

There’s been a lot of speculation that was largely wishful thinking, but it’s been confirmed this morning: Lord of the Rings Online is going free-to-play.

Yes, you heard that right. LOTRO will introduce Turbine’s innovative new pricing model that allows players to download the game and play for free, purchase expansions, quest packs, items, and account services a la carte from the new LOTRO Store, or join the VIP program to get unlimited access to all of the game’s content for one low price.”

The news gets even better, as the offer is not restricted to Turbine players. The update will launch this fall across North America and Europe — Codemasters will also be adopting the pricing structure.

The beta program for the new free-to-play model will launch June 16th, and anyone interested in participating can sign up on the LotRO site.

Link to source

Good news to the Free-To-Play community but I doubt even this move will dent the WoWmachine’s power.

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