The first LOTRO game brought to life the greatest fantasy story ever written by tolkien. But what makes this game special? The expansion introduces the next step in the story, the mines of Moria, and it introduces new and completely unique legendary weapons that you decide the traits on, you level up along with your character, and YOU NAME. This is no cheap put a blue gem on your weapon system like other MMO's (hmm WoW?), your weapon is completely unique to you and depending on your class and style, will be completely different then someone elses. But this system extends to armor also, a truly unique system belonging only to this game. The expansion includes two new classes(WoW has added 1 throughout 2 expansions) The best thing about buying this expansion- it comes with the original game too! There's so much to list I can only cover a small portion- Player houses (Kinships too), Mounts, Deeds, Traits and Titles for characters,PvMP (players vs monster players), Deep crafting, the best story out there, great graphics, skill based combat, and tons of free content.Also, one of the best things about this game is the community, people are alot more mature and knowledgable then your warcraft preteen/teen players. Onto Moria!