LoTRO Lord of the Rings Online Instances

Instances break away from the collective persistent world of Lord of the Rings online, and can take an individual or group through a highly crafted encounter which pushes the story forward. More than simply private dungeons, where a group sets out on a dangerous quest, an Instance is plot. A character may exit an instance to find parts of the world changed. Buildings which once stood will appear burnt down, characters will behave differently. Solo instances allow the game designers to create a detailed story line more familiar to single player games then return to the expansive persistent world of middle-earth.