Lorien “Ramen” Carney, Community Relations Specialist for The Lord of the Rings Online writes: It’s only Tuesday, but we’re already having a very busy week here on The Lord of the Rings Online. Last night marked our “End of Closed Beta” party, a night full of fun and mayhem. The Beta servers were taken down this morning at 9 AM Eastern, as we prepare for the exciting arrival of our Open Beta! Pre-order customers will gain Open Beta access this Friday, March 30.

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Join the World Tour and Play Free – Join the World Tour of Middle-earth today for your free preview of The Lord of the Rings Online before the official launch on April 24th. [More]

Here, players can obtain a key for the public Open Beta, which begins on April 6. Open Beta keys can also be found in the latest copy of PC Gamer, along with an installation DVD. [More]