Details on the new and improved anniversary festival have been posted! This year’s anniversary festival will run from April 16th – April 30th, 2012.
We will post a full guide to the festival when this activated but here’s what we know is coming!
New Quests and Deeds
This year we have new quests and deeds to help us earn extra anniversary tokens.
Travel across the Shire and Bree-land on all-new fireworks quests and deeds. Plus- A new gift giving quest and invitation hunt start you on your path to earning new festival gear.
From April 24 – 30, 2012 there is double experience earned on monster kills! Time to get your favorite character or favorite alt some levels!
Gift Box Tokens Drop from Mobs
Just like previous years, monsters will be dropping level appropriate gift boxes randomly that will hold metal themed names. For example “Tin Token” or “Gold Token”. These are not the same as the anniversary tokens. You will not have to do anything special as these will just randomly drop as you are slaying your foes.
This event is also available for monster players to participate in!
This event was active last year and will be again although it will not be the only way to obtain anniversary tokens. These are short repeatable battles where you whack other players around with a huge club while trying to obtain the glorious beer. It’s gruesome, messy and plain crazy. That’s your clue that the dwarves invented this “sport”.
Horse races will be active like with other festivals and there is a special Anniversary steed (that is separate from the 5 year steed gift). It looks to have a very firework theme which is pretty awesome. I will be sure to pick this one up!
Update: After I posted this a Dev Diary on the anniversary festival was released! Go check it out!