Turbine is spreading the word that all those grinding to get their characters up to level 50 for Lord of the Rings Mines of Moria have a Bonus Experience Weekend ahead of them. starting Thursday, October 2nd until Monday October 6th, Shadows of Angmar players will earn 25% more experience. Talk about an extended weekend.
LOTRO developer Brian “Zombie Columbus” Aloisio has revealed more details on the basis, skills and abilities of the Rune-keeper class for Moria in a new developer diary.
There's been much debate on whether the Rune-keeper fits Tolkien's vision of Middle-earth. This explanation of where the class gets its power from helped settle mind mind on the matter. The Rune-keepers aren't exactly based on any one character or race, but the moon letters and runes they derive their power from are definitely part of the books.
“The Minstrel sings words of Power and the Lore-master finds Power from ancient secrets, but there are more paths than these. Middle-earth is a land where language has Power, and such words are comprised of rune-letters. Put them together in the right order and the world can be changed in subtle and sometimes grand ways.”