We were hoping to see the latest expansion for Lord of the Rings Online today, with the initial release date of Mordor set for today. Sadly this will not be the case and the launch has had to be pushed back. There was always some chance of this, with a final release date of August 31st being mooted right from the beginning but it’s still a shame to see it missed.
Apparently the team discovered an issue effecting monster and NPC movement which needed to be resolved before release. It’s probably a better solution than launching a buggy update so fingers crossed we’ll be getting hold of it soon. The developers released the below statement on the LOTRO blog:
“We are as excited as many of you to get into Mordor, but we have some unfortunate news: we have to adjust the release date. While preparing over the weekend to release the expansion on Monday, we discovered an issue in the build that impacted the ability of monsters and NPCs to move around correctly. This problem was specifically identified in older content.
While correcting this issue is not a problem, the process to correct it takes too long to be able to release Mordor on Monday. So, we have to adjust the release date. We will have more info on the release date soon. We will know a lot more in the next 24 hours or so, and will pass along the info as soon as we can.”