GameSpy writes: "Nobody hurries in Lothlorien. The fabled home of the Elves in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth is a place of quiet contemplation and ethereal music, possessing an almost otherworldly quality. For the developers at Turbine, the proprietors of the electronic version of Middle-earth, this presented a problem. The Lord of the Rings Online is an MMO. Players expect to be challenged, excited, intrigued and entertained by new content releases. Yet once the Mines of Moria expansion pack had been released, Lothlorien was the next logical place to go. How do you make what sounds like a combination of a Zen retreat and Xanadu an interesting and exciting place for players to go after they've just come out of the sinkhole of Moria?"