Today Turbine came out with another big announcement – the next expansion will happen in Fall of 2012 with the introduction of the Riders of Rohan!

Coming with the expansion are:

  • Increased level cap
    • new skills and deeds on to Level 85
  • Mounted Combat
  • Iconic locations like Amon Hen and Fangorn Forest!

Holy cow, I really didn’t expect this announcement this early but I have to say I quite expected it.  Although I was wrong on the whole level cap thing, I did nail Rohan, the timing, and mounted combat in my last podcast episode :)  The only downside is that I see no mention of Helm’s Deep :( so I’m not sure if we’ll see that battle yet or if we’ll have to wait.

What do you all think?