Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar has released a new Creatures of Middle Earth feature. This one concentrated on the Sickle-Flies.
Throughout the bogs and marshes and even the wooded Wilderlands of Middle-earth there are many varieties of biting and buzzing insects, from the harvest-flies of the Shire to the greater sickle-flies of the Midgewater Marshes and the Bruinen vile-flies of the Trollshaws. Most of these creatures are little more than disgusting nuisances, but some varieties are known to carry debilitating diseases. A single bite can make a brave adventurer easy prey for larger and more dangerous predators.
The adventurers of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings often find themselves the unfortunate victims of annoying insects, bitten and stung and driven to distraction. The sickle-flies and other insects of The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™ tend to be a little more dangerous in the marshy regions. Players would be well-advised to avoid the disease-bearing bugs, lest they find themselves in a weakened state against larger and deadlier enemies.For more on LOTRO click here.