Pelennor Fields starts right where Update 17 left off with Gandalf. He quickly sends us on in search of the Rohirrim. On the way we find the Woses and give them aid so that they can help the Rohirrim through the forest.
We have had the monotony of the same type of quests for several zones now. Update 18 breaks that by giving us new quests surrounding the Woses that feel fresh. The quests really feel tailored to the new race in a way we have not really felt since the Shire.
The environment also feels like something we have never really seen. The forest has new assets and the Woses have a new style of structures. While that doesn’t sound like much, it actually makes Update 18 feel like something new and exciting.
With that being said, Pelennor is more expensive than previous areas. However, based on my hour of gameplay, I personally think that the original story and landscape in Update 18 might be worth the cost. This is a fresh update that revives LOTRO from the rut some players found themselves in.
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