A lot of questions are still being asked on the official forums and certainly not everyone is happy with the answers they’re getting. I have to say I’m not surprised with most of the answers and some I’m positively surprised. It’s been a while since Riders of Rohan was released and a shorter time since Treachery of the White Hand (or Wildermore) was released. And now eveyrone’s waiting for new content. Helm’s Deep has been announced, but no actual date has been set, besides “later this year”.
For those of you who have been waiting for more content to show up between now and Helm’s Deep, I have to disappoint you. Sapience stated there would be no new content released.
There is no content coming between now and Helms Deep. 11.2 and any other patches will be bug fixes and minor updates to festivals. If you’re expecting something like a new region between now and HD, no. You just got one in U11.
Personally I don’t realy mind, especially since none of my character have ventured farther than the Lone Lands. Also we’ll have several festivals again:
- Farmer’s Faire (which I hope they continue)
- Summer Festival
- Fall Festival
- Yule Festival
Together with the Helm’s Deep expansion this is a lot which all going to happen starting late august and continuing until December/January. I’d say that’s a hell of a lot that’s going on in the second half of this year. I doubt we can even keep up with everyting if they’d introduced yet another content update besides Helm’s Deep. Of course, I do realize there are probably a lot of people who couldn’t care less about the festivals, but I happen to like them and I know loads of people like the festivals too.
The only request I have for Turbine:
Please, do NOT plan the summer festival so shortly after the Farmer’s Faire has ended. For me that was a reason not to participate in every festival last year (before my computer really broke down anyway). We had too many festivals in a very short amount of time. It took away the joy of participating in the festivals.
Now you know my opinion about not getting any new content between now and the Helm’s Deep expansion. But what is your opinion on the matter? Do you yearn for a new content update before Helm’s Deep? Would you like to see a little extra piece of Tolkien’s world to explore? Let me know!