Everyone in the MMO blogging community seems to be on a big Lord of the Rings kick lately Michael, Darren, and John (among others). As a long-time player, I’ve been very pleased with the response the Moria expansion has gotten. LoTRO really hadn’t garnered much attention prior to November, so it’s great to see the pendulum swing the other way, even more so since it’s so well deserved.
How good is the Moria expansion? Let me answer by mentioning that I am a huge Warhammer 40K Dawn of War fan. I own the original game and all of the expansions. It is the oldest game I have installed on my computer that I still play on a semi-regular basis. So of course, I’ve been looking forward to DoW2 and I was excited to learn recently that Steam players who bought Soulstorm were going to get an early preview. Last night when I launched Steam I found that the preview/beta was available for download which I immediately started. My plan then was to spend an hour or so in LoTRO to wrap up some crafting and turn in some quests, then log out and try DoW2. So three hours later at 1:30 am, I logged out of LoTRO and went to bed. I didn’t even think about the demo until I was browsing through my Google Reader feeds this morning. That is how good the Moria expansion is.