The following items are on sale from June 1-7th. Below you will find the sale listings as well as our recommendation on purchasing.
Also note that there is an issue with the appearance of the items in the store looking like they are not on sale. The short description view will not be marked on sale but if you click on the item and see the long description, you will see the item marked as on sale. [source]
Free Sample of the Week
Yay for free power! I’m not one for buying potions in the store (I’m a scholar, I just make my own) but sure I’ll be happy to take some store potions for the cost of zero Turbine Points! Woo!
Put these potions into your cart and use the coupon code PWR552 to get yours this week!
Fire massive and deadly arrow types from range!
Heal Evil forces or disable Free Peoples with deadly plagues!
Strike stealthily, silently, and suddenly!
Rally your troops, heal your allies, and absorb incoming damage!
Use poisons and webs to manipulate and control prey!
Store Location: Account → Classes
CSTM RECOMMENDATION: Extra classes add diversity to game play and so picking up a new class or two while on sale seems like a good idea to me. If one of the other monster classes had you wondering, this may be the time to try it out!
Enhance your abilities and stats with traits from the LOTRO Store. Then visit your Monster Class bard to slot your new traits.
• All monster classes can update class and racial traits in the store.
• Customize your character for how you play!
Store Location: Character → Monster Play → Class Traits
CSTM RECOMMENDATION: I don’t regularly play a monster class but I’m told the ranking up of a monster to get the traits is time consuming. This allows you to buy the traits you need to survive and even conqueror those nasty free peoples without the wait. You can earn these in game but the time saved in earning will most likely pay off in a much more enjoyable moors experience from the start.
Upgrade your skills to do more damage, protect your raid group, control more targets, and cause more carnage!
• Upon purchase, skills are immediately usable.
• Get access to better traits, faster!
Store Location: Character → Monster Play → Class Skills
CSTM RECOMMENDATION: Similar to the monster traits, the ability to buy the skills for ranks that hare higher and will take you some serious time to achieve will only benefit the monster. LOTRO Fanatik wrote to us last monster sale that “Buying the most useful and powerful skills/traits for Ranks you might never see otherwise, is a great alternative to grinding out the millions (yes MILLIONS!) of infamy that’s needed for those high ranks.”
+20% Monster and Quest XP (3 hrs)
Get more for your monsters with a 20% bonus to experience earned from killing monsters and completing quests! This effect will last for 3 hours. Single and 5-stacks available.
Store Location: Buffs & Boosts → Advancement → XP
CSTM RECOMMENDATION: These items are new with Rise of Isengard and give the added bonus of not just monster kill experience bonus but a bonus to quest experience as well. There’s no real reason to rush through LOTRO but if you are a bit stuck and could use a boost, this would be the item I’m more likely to recommend over the Enhanced XP Supply. 3 solid hours of +20% exp bonus to monsters and quests are probably going to net you more experience over just monster xp boost on your experience bar. It all depends on how you play though!
Set multiple instant-travel destinations! Unlock an additional destination skill to bind at Milestones. 5 additions available! Milestones, or “homes”, are locations that you can instantly travel to from anywhere in the world. Players can bind to one destination at a time for free, and purchasing additional Milestone Skills allows players to access more than one destination at a moment’s notice!
Store Location: Travel & Housing → Maps & Skills → Milestone Skills
CSTM RECOMMENDATION: I have not purchased these and really haven’t seen a need to. I can see how they would be desirable and do not fault anyone for buying them. Typically I hear that folks like to have at least two. One for where they are questing and one for where they craft.
Reduce the recovery time (cool-downs) on Milestone Skills by 30 minutes to use instant-travel more often! Works across all Milestone skills! This is a permanent unlock for your character.
Store Location: Travel & Housing → Travel Traits
CSTM RECOMMENDATION: It gets a meh only because it depends on your play style (how much you use milestones or if you’re a hunter/warden) how useful this is. The only bummer for this item is that is it only per character so make sure you buy it on the character you want to have this skill!