Turbine continues their Summer Specials this week with a whole smattering of offers from Expansion Quests to Mount Speed Boosts. The discounts cover a wide range of percentages from 25% to 75% depending on the sale. As with the previous Summer Specials earlier this month the sales are typically very good deals since they have much higher than average percentages off of the items. So let’s get started!
Expansion Quests: Mirkwood
Over 150 quests, 3 three-person instances (Dungeons of Dol Guldur, Sword-hall of Dol Guldur, Warg-pens of Dol Guldur), one full fellowship instance (Sammath Gûl), and one 12-person raid (Barad Guldur) for levels 61 – 65. Learn more!
Store Location: Account → Quests & Content → Quest Packs
Starting off this week’s sale will be the Mirkwood Expansion Quests and honestly if you don’t have Mirkwood now is a good time to get it. In fact, I think that you’re missing out if you don’t experience this zone at least once. It’s one of the better designed zones within the game and what better way to celebrate the upcoming Hobbit Movie than to experience LOTRO’s rendition of an area within this darkened wood. (And yes, I realize this is not the same area that was explored within The Hobbit, but we as gamers sometimes take what we can get.)
July 13 – 15
Tomes of Will
Use a Tome of Will to increase your maximum power pool, your Out-of-Combat Power Regeneration, and how much you resist Fear effects, including cowering from Dread. Will also contributes to increases in your Outgoing Healing Rating and Tactical Offence Rating.
Store Location: Character → Stats
Your loyalty shall be rewarded! Grant your character greater Vitality, increased Armour Value and Maximum Power!
Store Location: Character → Virtues
Tomes of Agility
Use an Agility Tome to increase your ability to evade and parry incoming blows, add to the amount of ranged damage you deal, and increase your chance to critically hit a foe (ranged or melee). Agility also improves your Hit Chance and your Ranged Offence Rating.
Store Location: Character → Stats
These items will be on sale over the entirety of the weekend. The Tomes make a great way to boost up the stats of your characters permanently and getting them on sale is always a good thing. Loyalty Virtues are also a great asset to most characters and purchasing them through the store is one way to avoid having to spend some time grinding. However, if you find yourself a bit too reluctant to purchase them there are some good guides out there that will assist you in grinding out that virtue.
Start A New Character of the Warden Class! Use powerful combo attacks with the unique Gambit System! Swiftly block, parry, and evade your opponents! Deal devastating blows & hold multiple enemies at once! Restore your own morale!
Store Location: Account → Classes
A sale that would make Elborigorn proud! If you don’t have the Warden and love tanking and/or melee classes then you should take a look at this class. And at 35% off now would be a great time to pick it up.
Restore your power! Power potions are crafted by Scholars, dropped as loot by humanoid creatures or offered as quest rewards, but they are also available in the LOTRO Store! Power potions can be used simultaneously with crafted power potions and the effects of both will stack. Cooldown is 20 seconds. 5 and 25-stacks of potions available.
Store Location: Buffs & Boosts → Potions → Power
Power potions are always a good thing. However, let’s be honest; as the post states you can purchase similar items from scholars or on the Auction House with in-game money. Seventy-five percent off is quite the discount, and although I found myself contemplating taking advantage of this, after spending some time contemplating it I don’t know if I will. I mean it really isn’t that difficult to go to the AH or even make it yourself if you access to a scholar who can make the appropriate level item. But if you do find yourself constantly short on power in some key moments having an extra boost might help.
Mount Speed Boosts
Increase the speed of your mount by 20% for 60 minutes! Single & 5-Stacks available.
Store Location: Travel & Housing → Movement Buffs
While these boosts may be good for collecting resources or for use within The Moors, I’m not sure for what other scenarios in which I might use them. However, if you are interested in them when they’re on sale for 40% it’s definitely a good time to get them.
Increase Task Limit +1
Increase the number of tasks that you can complete in any given day by one. You can never move beyond a maximum of fifteen tasks daily. 5 increases available.
Store Location: Character → Tasks
Tasks are used by many-a-person for a boost of experience and/or for raising particular factions. However, if you’re like me you reach that daily limit all too quickly. This sale could assist in making that experience a bit more palatable. Also, if Riders of Rohan has factions that can be increased via tasks similar to the Rise of Isengard expansion, you might consider getting this for your main(s) while it’s on sale to make hitting Kindred go all the faster.