Erebor & More – New Mordor Allegiance System Preview

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The new Allegiance System coming with the Mordor Expansion introduces four new Allegiance Halls.  Each allegiance has its own story in and outside of Mordor proper.

The various allegiances each have a description in the new UI that hints at what players can expect to experience.

One of the goals of the new Allegiance System seems to be to add story to reputation, as MadeOfLions suggests on the forums:

“One of the things I’ve been dissatisfied with about Reputations in the past is how story-agnostic they could feel. Yes, you’re helping various factions with their problems and becoming more and more respected in their society, but there was no real progression in a story sense. They respected you more and more, and offered you more rewards, but there was no real sense of a continuing storyline for most of them. Allegiances do have you filling up a bar, and there are repeatable quests and rewards, but for me the significant addition is that each of them tells a continuing story. I think of my Allegiances like Bingo Boffin style quest arcs, but instead of funny hobbit shenanigans you get dwarf- or Gondor-themed problems and stories, and instead of them advancing weekly they advance as you gain AP.

I’m always trying to add more story to LOTRO rather than less, and Allegiances allow us to add Quite A Lot More Story, and in some surprising ways. I dig it.”  – Source

What do you think of the new Allegiance Halls and the system as a whole?  Let us know in the comments below.

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