Ok, I did a little research, and actually learned alot in a short amount of time. Moderators, feel free to delete my other thread, asking for info. The following information is from the official website. Midway To Co-Publish and Distribute Turbine's Much-Anticipated Massively Multiplayer Online Game WESTWOOD, Mass., FEBRUARY 23, 2006 -- Turbine, Inc. announced today that Midway Home Entertainment Inc. (a subsidiary of Midway Games Inc. NYSE: MWY) will co-publish (along with Turbine) and distribute The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™ in North America. The Lord of the Rings Online is the world's first and only massively multiplayer online (MMO) role playing game based upon the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien. =article&pagebuilder[display_item]=8"]Read more... Codemasters Will Distribute and Support the Massively Multiplayer Online Game WESTWOOD, Mass., March 3, 2006 – Turbine, Inc. announced today that The Codemasters Software Company Limited will distribute and operate the online service for The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™ in Europe. Under the agreement, Codemasters will be responsible for the distribution, hosting, community management, technical support, and billing for the title. This announcement follows Turbine's previous selection of Codemasters to provide European support for DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE™: Stormreach™, the highly anticipated online virtual world currently scheduled to launch in the first quarter of 2006. =article&pagebuilder[display_item]=9"]Read more... Newest Trailer -- High Quality http://www.gametrailers.com/player.php?id=9659&pl=game&type=wmv E3 Trailer http://download.turbine.com/lotro/video/lotro_e3_web.wmv As of now they expect to release sometime this year, however no actual date has been set, and they aparently have not gone to beta either. There are no system requirements yet, which tells me that they are probably not going to be releasing anytime soon. We are most likely looking at a late 2006 or even a 2007 release. It will be a monthly fee MMO, but they have not yet set the price. I, for one, can't wait to find out more, and will definitely look farther into this game as it develops.
turbin has been boasting this game since 2003, which means this game either has some serious problems and will suck or they've invented the best game ever and just have been very modest in the advertising. I personally think it will suck.