Countdown to Mordor - Day -1

I sincerely hope this is the last one. I've enjoyed my adventure through my memories but I'm just really excited for Mordor.

I want to take this opportunity to focus on the future instead of the past. This series has been entirely about the last 10 years, but perhaps we can talk about the next 10 years.

So, what does LoTRO have to work with? Pictured below in pink is the remaining landmass unexplored:

Really puts things into perspective! But let's be fair, a lot of that is mountain ranges and unless it's underground (which is possible!) let's show just open fields:

Still significant. Granted, it's very true Tolkien didn't expand much on these areas and they really are ruins of kingdoms long past. But the here is potential places to explore:

South Farthing of the Shire 
Gray Havens
South Downs
Far Downs
The rest of Enedwaith
The rest of Mirkwood
Gladden Fields
Grey Mountains
Iron Hills
The Brown Lands
The Rest of Mordor
South Gondor

Now, as you can see there is quite a few areas left to really explore. The majority of what I mentioned made up the old kingdom of Cardolan and the rest is of Rhovanion and the Haradrim (excluding the mountains and mirkwood of course). But, I'm sure all of us would love to see it.

The second possibility, of course, is to revisit existing areas. SSG has the tech to create zones that are set in specific times (Pelennor Fields, Battle of the Black Gate), so it's not impossible that the next few expansions would have things like A scoured Shire, A Lothlorien under siege, a Bree rebuilt to its former grandeur, etc. 

I'm excited to see what comes after Mordor. Whatever it may be, it will have the care that SSG has shown before. As long as we approach it with open minds, I'm sure we will love it.

Anywho, I wonder what comes next. But for now, I will enjoy what Mordor has to offer.

Hopefully see you guys in Mordor tomorrow!

Thanks for reading!


  1. This was so great! With the Mordor expansion opening up High Elf as a race, I am really hoping they let us go to the Grey Havens... It has always been a dream of mine to watch Frodo leave, that scene is so emotional in the movies.


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