Today we have an update on the Riders of Rohan instances question from Sapience.
We are working on an instance cluster. Currently it is planned to be part of an update due to release after the Riders of Rohan expansion has shipped.
I know this has been a question a lot of folks were asking for and I’m afraid this answer is probably going to disappoint a lot of you. It doesn’t seem like we will be out of new content to do, however.
Rohan itself will be released with a new type of repeatable content.
As to what this new repeatable content is, we don’t know just yet.
We’re not really talking about either of these things at the moment. Even the press is just getting a very rough overview, but you will be getting more information about both the cluster and the new repeatable content later this summer.
Obviously, with Beta due to start later this summer, there will be an opportunity for players to get some hands on time with the new content and of course mounted combat (which is being very well received by the press in our demos!). As with Rise of Isengard, a pre-purchase will get you to the front of the line for Beta invites (assuming an account in good standing of course).
An FAQ has been removed and has caused some suspicion that the Rohan cluster may not be included in the Riders of Rohan price.
The original FAQ stated:
There are no plans to release an instance cluster simultaneously with the expansion. However, an instance cluster is planned for release in a following update and will be free to players who have purchased the Rohan expansion.
23. When are we going to see some new instances?
We will be introducing a new instance cluster by the end of the year. More information will be released later this summer.
Sapience has confirmed there was a error in the original question having been copied over from Isengard. [source] How the FAQ was incorrect is not being discussed at this time [source] but the fear by players at this time is that “free to players who have purchased the Rohan expansion” is the issue.
Turbine has modified their expansion bundles and have stated that the instance cluster releasing after launch will be included to players who have purchased Rohan. Read more about it here.