from codemaster forums:
Sep 4th 2009, 14:00 GMT
Codemasters Online Unveils The Lord of the Rings Online
: Siege of Mirkwood
Codemasters Online today unveiled The Lord of the Rings Online
: Siege of Mirkwood, the digital expansion to the award-winning massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG).
Siege of Mirkwood will expand the online world of Middle-earth where players will join forces to press further eastward into the dark, foreboding and treacherous forest of Mirkwood and take part in the epic conclusion to Volume II of The Lord of the Rings Online.
Siege of Mirkwood will be available as a digital download this autumn and provide players with an increased level cap, a new region including the legendary evil fortress of Dol Guldur, major enhancements to combat and Legendary Items and the introduction of Skirmishes, a new system where players will train customizable soldiers and take them into battle as part of the War of the Ring.
“2009 has been a year of unprecedented growth for The Lord of the Rings Online and the launch of Siege of Mirkwood will end the year with a bang,” said Jeffrey Steefel, Executive Producer of The Lord of the Rings Online. “As the game expands east of the Misty Mountains, players will face the raging war and shadow that has spread across Middle-earth and the new Skirmish system will thrust players and their soldiers into the War of the Ring.”
so..... Codemaster knows about the release of AION, and have some fear..... and.... they think: ummmmm we will loose a lot of players... so... lets do a new crappy expansion!... with only more good armors, and weapons, and all good things for FREEPS!...oohhh... and lets give em new levels, so they can have more skills !.... and for creeps.... ummmmm...... naaahhhhhh... they dont need nothing, they ARE BALANCED! ..... yay!.....
just can say 1 thing: GOOD LUCK THERE CREEPS!..... you will need it.....