Up until now , players who play Lord of the Rings Online have been giving up hope of ever getting another epic raid. But you know what they say, “Never say never”. Recently, in a new blog post on the game’s official site, Content Designer Ryan “Pinion” Penk layed out the history behind the current development of Throne of the Dread Terror. The raid fills the gap between the events of King’s End and Rider’s Stand.The post goes into detail about the design of the raid, what encounters and mechanics players would face and what to do about raid locks.

Accessibility was one of our main goals for this raid – not in simplicity of design, but for making it easy for many people to play the raid and try it out with friends and new acquaintances alike.

To that end, we have implemented new tech that allows us to determine which Tiers of a space both give and react to raid locks.

For Throne of the Dread Terror, Tier 1 has no locks, and thus, no progress-saving. However, that also means that you can run it as many times as you want in a week without the worry of being locked out. Tier 2, on the other hand, does use locks. Your progress will be saved during the course of the lock-cycle and you can only defeat each boss once per week.

Throne of the Dread Terror will launch with Update 18.2. For more information, please click here.