The Legendary World of Anor has reached Mordor!
Enjoy the tales of Middle-earth, chapter by chapter, visiting iconic locations and adventuring with new friends - or reconnecting with old ones - on the path of Frodo, Gandalf, and the Fellowship of the Ring.
Join us on a Legendary Server and make a fresh start with a brand new character; see Tolkien's bustling realm anew, whether for your first or fiftieth time. The Legendary Server opens new regions and levels gradually over time from the beginning of LOTRO all the way up to today's current exciting chapters of the story! We invite you to come home to Middle-earth.
Introducing: Shadowfax and Treebeard!
The Legendary World experience now has two new servers, Shadowfax and Treebeard, that will take you through the journey faster or slower, more or less difficult - your choice!
Speed through Middle-earth on the Shadowfax server:
- Get +50% XP, Legendary Item XP, and Mount XP along with +20% Virtue XP!
- Unlocks more quickly than normal, about every two months.
Enjoy every moment of LOTRO on the Treebeard server:
- Get only 40% of the XP you would normally receive (-60% reduced XP).
- Unlocks less frequently than normal, about every five to six months.
Shadowfax and Treebeard also debut a new Landscape Difficulty option! Currently, this option is only available on Shadowfax and Treebeard. Speak with Berthadan near the Prancing Pony in West Bree to get started!
You can set the landscape difficulty between Normal and Deadly +6, which increases the challenge of enemies you'll face on the landscape. The difficulty can be changed again at any time by speaking again with Berthadan. However, if you begin a higher level difficulty prior to reaching level 11 and stick with a high level difficulty you will get rewarded for reaching levels 50 and 130! Four titles are available per class; two for reaching Hard and above difficulty at level 50 and level 130, and two for reaching Deadly and above difficulty at level 50 and level 130. You MUST activate your desired difficulty prior to reaching level 11, and maintain that difficulty or higher until you earn your title. NOTE: Once you select a higher difficulty, you cannot lower that difficulty and retain the Deed, even if under level 11. The Deed can be found in-game to track your progress.
Additional dangers face you at all Deadly difficulties in the form of "Eye of Sauron" effects. Once the Eye of Sauron is upon you, your progress will be hintered by several random effects for the next minute or so. Players will get an XP and Virtue XP boost for running on higher difficulties, starting at +10% XP up to +20% XP and +1% up to +5% Virtue XP.
Legendary Worlds are available to any VIP from the game launcher.
Current Progress on each world:
Anor: Mordor Level 115
Shadowfax: Shadows of Angmar, Level 50
Treebeard: Shadows of Angmar, Level 50
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between a Legendary server and a standard server?
On standard servers, players can reach the maximum level cap with no restrictions, and players adventure in the story beyond the destruction of the One Ring.
The Legendary servers start with only initial Level 50 and below content, with a focus on the Shadows of Angmar story. The level cap and story content unlocks over time, allowing players to enjoy the early story of The Lord of the Rings Online anew, together!
Do I need a subscription to play on the Legendary server?
The Legendary servers are available to VIP subscribers along with Lifetime VIP subscribers.
Can we transfer characters off or on to this server?
Players cannot transfer characters onto Legendary Worlds. Currently, players can transfer characters from Anor to other game worlds through a paid World Character Transfer. It is not currently possible to transfer characters from Shadowfax and Treebeard to the other game worlds, nor transfer characters between Shadowfax and Treebeard.
Can I access the LOTRO Store on the Legendary server?
Yes, but some items may not be available until the Legendary server advances further in the Story / Level cap.
Are there Trait trees?
Can I play a Rune-keeper, Warden, or Beorning?
Can I play a High-elf or Stout-axe?
Will I get anniversary gifts when I make a new character?
Yes, you will still get your anniversary gifts. However, some level restricted pre-order items aren't available until the Legendary world advances far enough in the story to unlock them.
Can I keep playing on my non-Legendary server as well?
Yes, the Legendary server experience does not impact your ability to play on other worlds.
Will Standing Stone Games continue to develop the non-Legendary worlds?
Yes! We have no intention of adjusting our frequent, regular, and active development of the non-Legendary game worlds, and have plans for them well into the future.
Can I transfer my Shared Account items from a Legendary server to a non-Legendary server?
Players can currently send Shared Account items from Anor to a non-Legendary game world through a paid World Transfer. Players CANNOT currently transfer characters from Shadowfax and Treebeard to other game worlds. Players also cannot transfer characters between Shadowfax and Treebeard. The same restrictions apply to shared account items.
Is there PvMP on the Legendary server?
There is currently no PvMP available at this time.
If I purchase an account-based service or item from the LOTRO Store on the Legendary server, does it apply to the non-Legendary servers as well?
Yes. Additionally, previously-purchased account-based items are available on both worlds.
Do I need to download a different game client to play on the Legendary server?
No. The Legendary servers are available from the Select Game World menu when logging in through the regular LOTRO client.
Can I access all of the LOTRO world and content on the Legendary server?
Eventually yes. The Legendary servers gradually unlock content and stories over time.
Will legendary weapons be available on the Legendary server?
Legendary weapons become available when the Legendary server unlocks the Mines of Moria story.
Can I play instances and skirmishes on the Legendary server?
Any skirmishes or instances that are above the current level cap of the Legendary server are not accessible until the level cap increases.
Is there a separate European Legendary server?
No. Players from all territories can play together on the Legendary server, and German and French speaking players can play on Legendary using the localized game clients.
Does the Legendary server have festivals and anniversary events like the other worlds?
Yes, most festivals are available for all worlds, including Legendary. A very limited amount of events might occur in a region that the Legendary world has not yet advanced to, but would become accessible once the Story / Level cap advances into those areas.
Can I use character boosts on the Legendary server?
While the use of Experience potions and items is permitted, players are not able to use or purchase character level boosts (example: Gift of the Valar) on the Legendary world until the Story and level cap has advanced far enough. It is not possible to use a character boost to reach a level or content higher than the Legendary server currently has unlocked.
If I previously purchased Expansions or Quest Packs, will I be able to access them on Legendary once the server progresses to them?
Yes, any previously purchased Expansions and Quest Packs will be honored and allow you access on Legendary once the server reaches that point in the Story.
Is the Legendary server a “Classic” or “Vanilla” server?
By most descriptions, a “Classic” server is an attempt to recreate LOTRO exactly as it was at launch, using only assets and content that was available in 2007.
A Legendary server runs alongside existing servers, and therefore contains many of the changes that have been made to the game over the years, such as UI improvements, bug fixes, changes to game systems, etc. In cases where we have updated or changed the layout of regions, the Legendary server uses the updated version of the regions. In cases where we have changed items or player abilities, the Legendary server uses those updated abilities. Some content or gameplay that isn’t appropriate to the Legendary server’s current level cap may be restricted, until that portion of the story unlocks with level cap increases (one does not simply walk into Mordor on Legendary until the time comes).