A few details on the Book 13 update

Lord of the Rings Online's Book 12 update is out, and Book 13 should be ready by sometime this spring. A significant slice of information will be revealed at Codemasters' upcoming Online Connect 2008 event in Birmingham, England this March.

Book 13 will include a new explorable landmass and a fishing system. Turbine also hinted at further tweaks to their barber shop interface, a refined looking for group system, and some kind of online leaderboards to reinforce the game's sense of community.

In other news, Turbine recently released information that they'd extended their licensing agreement for MMOGs based on The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to at least 2014. So now, though Turbine isn't saying anything, it appears we're just waiting on that The Hobbit Online announcement…

Source: GDC 2008: The Lord of the Rings Online Update

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