What's Next For LoTRO?
People seem concerned about what else SSG can do with the world of Middle Earth after SPOILERS sauron's death. Well, I could tell you that geography is not the most important thing when it comes to storytelling and you can easily make stories in existing areas, perhaps I can instead show you guys what exactly there IS left:
I modified SSG's map of Middle-earth to show important Landmarks in Middle-earth. Pro-tip: The greyed out names are areas we haven't been to yet. While we have covered the "major" zones in the Lord of the Rings story, there is still a TON of land we have yet to visit. Mirkwood, South of Bree-land, Southern Gondor, Mordor (Soon!) and the Dale/Iron Mountains area in particular combined make up effectively the entirety of the explorable space of Middle-earth we have today!
There are a lot of factors that go into what we can and cannot get regarding content. There are license issues to consider that SSG will never be able to publicy state aside from the obvious, but the fact remains that regardless of how we get it, we can always be certain it will be worthy of Tolkien's legacy!