Following a lengthy beta period Turbine Inc. has elected to put back its Lord of the Rings Online: Riders of Rohan expansion until 15 October.

‘We’ve had a very successful beta program with some of the largest and most active beta player populations we’ve seen since Moria. The amount and quality of feedback on our largest expansion ever has been fantastic,’ said Kate Paiz, Executive Producer of The Lord of the Rings Online.’

‘Thanks to some great efforts from beta players, we’ve identified issues that we think need to be addressed before we can launch. 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.’

‘We thank you for your feedback and patience and hope to see you all in Rohan later this year.’

As a sweetner to fans looking forward to the update those who have pre-purchased Riders of Rohan will receive 500 Turbine Points and a goodie bag containing:

100% XP Boost (1hr)
Slayer Deed Accelerators x1 (60 min)
+20% Renown (3 hours)
+20% Mount Speed (1 hour)
Tome of Defence
Scroll of Finesse