The Lord of the Rings Online licence has been renewed and will last until 2017, developer Turbine has assured fans.
"NOW FOR YOU, INSECTS! BOLDLY, YOU SOUGHT THE POWER OF RAGNAROS. NOW YOU SHALL SEE IT FIRSTHAND!"
Meanwhile, in Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings Online plods on through J. R. R. Tolkien's great fiction one hairy overgrown foot at a time.
A fifth expansion pack, Helm's Deep, has just been announced for the autumn, and will bring the game's story up to that eponymous battle as well as raise the level cap a further 10 levels to 95.
If you're level 10 or above you can fight for Helm's Deep, but don't forget to look to the East at dawn on the fifth day etc.
Ken Rolston - lead designer on Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind, its sequel Oblivion, and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - has recently joined Turbine, developer of Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons & Dragons Online.
The Riders of Rohan expansion to Lord of the Rings Online has been pushed back to 15th October, developer Turbine has announced.
Executive Producer Kate Paiz noted on the company blog that the beta had been "very successful" and "The amount and quality of feedback on our largest expansion ever has been fantastic."
Unfortunately, "In order to address those issues and meet our expectations for quality we're going to need more time. As a result, we've elected to delay our launch to October 15th."