Festivals are a fun way to unwind in LOTRO. They are a nice change of pace from the usual questing and crafting adventures – not to mention they’re an easy way to level up a new character, or to start role-playing. This month, LOTRO is celebrating its 7th Anniversary, and from April 16-29 is rewarding players based on their membership status.
This week, we have three PC DVD copies of The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar and The Lord of the Rings Online: the Mines of Moria, courtesy of Turbine, to give away. Read on for more rules and information!
I was pretty excited when the Anniversary Festival started, because it was my very first one. I love these events in LOTRO, because places like Bree become alive, full of players and it’s funny!
I took all the quests with my main character, but I always failed the horse races, so I decided to not spend time with them and I focused myself on the other quests. My favourite one is Lost Invitations, thanks to this quest I won the lovely and funny /toast emote and a stunning War-steed Cosmetic Set called Reveler’s Gilded Appearance. Unfortunately I don’t own a War-steed yet, but now I can’t wait to level up to try my winnings!
Also I spoiled my main character with other two ponies (and respective outfits): the Teal Fireworks Laden Steed and the Steed of Odogil. My favourite cosmetic is definitely the Decorated Cake Topper.
I’ve been playing LOTRO for five years now, so unfortunately, I got all of the big rewards during last year’s festival (although I finally got the Azure Festival Steed this year). Still, there are plenty of rewards to be bartered for, so I’m never at a loss!
I was extremely impressed with the new mount, the Steed of Odogil – and even better was the fact that the war-steed caparison only cost 10 tokens, so I immediately grabbed it for my eight heroes.
I’ve spent most of the festival so far on my Dwarf, Bodivar. He’s my newest character, so he’s lacking in horse ownership. I managed to get him the Teal Fireworks-laden Steed and the Steed of Odogil (and, of course, the matching robe and cloak set!). I also finally finished the Moria Cartographile deed on each of my toons. In all, I’d say it’s been a pretty successful festival for my toons so far.
The only downside to the Anniversary Festival is the lack of available quests. The ones that offer a fair amount of XP and festival tokens (such as the Gift-giving quests) have a three-day cooldown.
I’m playing LOTRO for less than a year, so this is my first anniversary. Consequently, I can’t give any comparisons on previous ones. It has been an interesting experience for many reasons. I was surprised that the few anniversary quests available, in comparison to the Yule festival. Sometimes, these few quests caused issues. I’m sure I’m not the only one that had their envelopes or firework spots stolen by other players. Of course, it is not such a big deal, but different people steal your firework spot three times in a row, it can be very frustrating.
Nevertheless, the anniversary festival had many great facets. Couldn’t help but stop and listen every time an impromptu concert was given! I’ve stumbled across some many great performances! The festival made me think of how devoted many players are. Some being a part of LOTRO since the earliest beginnings. Despite my short time being a part of it, I’m strongly attached to my three main characters, I really can only imagine how important all this must be for people playing for seven years now!
I couldn’t wait for the Anniversary festival because it would be the first one I participated in, and I wanted to get my hands on some gifts. I’ve only been a member for two years so the gifts weren’t AMAZING but I do love my new character frame!
Festivals mean new mounts, new cosmetics and easy XP… all good things. I was bracing myself for the latest tablecloth steed, and was pleasantly surprised, I LOVE the Steed of Odogil, and the Odogil cosmetics. The quests are pretty fun, though it took a long time for me to master the art of catching flying invitations. Last time I logged on and did that quest, I got some war steed cosmetics which will have to be left unused until I get my war steed. Still going to try and get the toast emote! In addition to the Odogil goodies, I got a Teal Fireworks Laden steed, the matching pack, and the decorated cake topper.
Oh, and I love the fireworks! I lost count as to how many screen shots I have of just the firework show in Bree.
The Lord of the Rings Online PC DVD Giveaway
We love to talk about our own LOTRO experiences, but we like to hear about yours, too! Leave us a comment below (screenshots are always welcome, but not required) telling us why you love the game so much, what makes you keep coming back, or what your favourite experience in LOTRO has been. We’ll select three of the most entertaining entries to receive a PC DVD copy of The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar and The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria.
- Must be a resident with a US mailing address
- Submissions must be appropriate and family-friendly
- One entry per person. Multiple entries will not be considered.
- The contest will end at 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, April 29. We’ll announce the winners the following day.
All of us at the Middle-earth News would like to extend a HUGE thank you to the folks at Turbine for providing us with copies of the game to give away!