Mirkwood the Deep
Once it was Greenwood the Great, and men and Elves lived in peace beneath its boughs - until the Necromancers Tower arose, waking evil in the forests heart. And then the shadow spread.
Mirkwood the Dark
Now madness thickens the forest air. The green, growing things of ages past are twisted by the evil of Dol Guldur, the impenetrable fortress of the Ringwraiths, whose black shadows fill every hollow and drown every hill.
Mirkwood the Deadly
In this nightmare, where the heart of Saurons power throbs in thick corruption, the first great challenge of the Free Peoples of Middle-earth demands your strength and courage. Unless you stem the tide, the menace of Mirkwood will spread to every land and cover the world in darkness. Join the elves of Lothlorien in war against Sauron among the ancient ruins, spider-haunted canyons, and foul bogs of Mirkwood. In the shadow of Dol Guldur, the enemy waits - and so does glory, for those strong enough to take it.
- Enter Epic Battles on Demand! New Feature: Skirmish!
Jump into battle with the new Skirmish system. Skirmishes offer endless action in randomized instances for 1 to 12 players.
Create and lead your own customizable soldier into battle, training him to greater skill as you earn victories against the forces of shadow. Stand and fight wherever violence erupts with the Skirmish Join feature, which lets you and your friends instantly travel to the fight from anywhere in Middle-earth.
- Answer the Call of War!
Hundreds of challenging new quests lead you into the new region of Mirkwood, where the Elvish forces of Celeborn and Galadriel rely on your aid as they battle enormous armies of fearsome Orcs. Risk all against the epic new monsters that stalk the dread forest, led by Saurons elite trolls, the brutal Olog-hai. Penetrate the deadly fortress of Dol Guldur, and brave the power of its dread lord!
- Rise to Heroic Power!
Advance your hero to level 65, and grow the power of your Legendary Items to level 70. Craft your own Second and Third Age Legendary Items from raw materials. New Legacies, new legendary scrolls, and a fourth Relic slot make your Legendary Items more unique - and more powerful.
- Raid the Fortress!
Strike a blow against Saurons forces in intense new 3-person instances. Infiltrate the Dungeons of Dol Guldur, the deadly Sword-halls, and the savage Warg-Pens of Dol Guldur, dread fortress of the Ringwraiths.
Join a party of 6 to assail the Sorcerer of Dol Guldur within Saurons Sancturary of Sammath Gul. Call upon your fellows to risk the most daring 12-person raid ever devised, and face the ultimate challenge - the Nazgul Lord, Lieutenant of Dol Guldur. New enhanced combat responsiveness turns up the action like never before
- Mounts 2.0!
Mounts have been entirely revamped! The new mount system will allow you to use certain skills and emotes while riding as well interact with NPCs!
- Shared Storage
With the purchase of the Adventurer's Pack players can access a new storage system designed to enable sharing between all characters on a given account! Until now, your only options to share items between characters were to mail them individually, deposit them into a personal chest at your home, or have a friend hold them while you switched characters.
Release Date: December 1, 2009