LOTRO launches beta client for Mac
The much-awaited LOTRO for Mac can now be downloaded via this direct download link.
Fans of the online rpg can also visit the official LOTRO homepage to download the Mac client, which is still in beta version and will likely have kinks that need ironing out. Still, developers are pleased that the popular free rpg is now accessible to a wider gaming audience.
“We are really excited to open up the world of Middle-earth to Mac,” said Kate Paiz, Executive Producer of The Lord of the Rings Online. “We’ve just launched our biggest expansion yet and we’re happy to welcome gamers to play the game natively on Mac OS X for the first time ever.”
Ms Paiz was referring to the newly released expansion, Riders of Rohan, which went live October 15.
The expansion introduced full-mounted combat in keeping with the horse-riding lineage of the Rohirrim. It has also been dubbed the largest content addition the MMO has ever seen; Rohan and the other new areas are said to be almost three times as large as Moria. The level cap was also raised to 85 with new skills, deeds, armor and gear available to match the increased power level of players.