I was quite pleased to see Sapience not waiting for PAX (maybe he felt the pressure) to release that the new instance cluster that’s coming “before the end of the year” will be FREE for those who purchase Isengard, either via pre-order or post launch.

Also included in this announcement were the specifics that it includes:

  • 3 3-player instances
  • 1 6-player instance
  • 1 12-player instance

While I’m bummed the timing isn’t quite what I’d like, I am happy that not only is Turbine doing the right thing price wise but also not making us wait (or rumor-monger) any longer then necessary.