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Middle-Earth Enterprises Offers Reassurance for LotRO’s Future

Even if one of the game’s community managers already offered some consolatory words about the safety of Lord of the Rings Online, maybe you’re still a bit nervous. One such fan was and went so far as to write Middle-earth Enterprises about it, then shared the company’s response regarding LotRO’s future.

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In short, the candid reply from MEE wanted to make it pretty plain that Lord of the Rings Online and the license with Standing Stone Games is secure:

“The expanse of Turbine’s interpretation of Middle-earth, with regard to the lore and the actual geography, is incredibly immersive and satisfying. (I recently dived back into LOTRO after taking a few years off and love the polish and streamlining implemented by SSG.)

“Please be assured that all parties involved intend to proceed exactly as you hope; LOTRO and Athlon will co-exist within the Middle-earth universe, and create complementary experiences for fans.”

This further bolsters our own assumptions about the timing in the LotR canon for both games, which line up in such a way that they seem to try to not step on one another’s toes. Still, getting direct assurance from someone within the controlling interest is likely good news.

Our Thoughts

We’d like to offer some thanks to whomever wrote that response within MEE for their candor. It’s very obvious now that the issuance of the license isn’t just being done recklessly or with the hopes of burying Lord of the Rings Online. Now that we’ve got that concern out of the way, we can look forward to the updates that are due next to the overall story in LotRO and what new things Athlon Games will do.

Source: LotRO subreddit via Massively Overpowered

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