Olde World Adventure Events

September 11, 2012

Events, LOTRO News


This month Turbine is hosting events and giving prizes to player created events to celebrate the them “Olde World Adventure”. Here’s the scoop on the events you could participate in.

Turbine Sponsored Riddle Contest

Details on this is pretty sparse on the announcement page. It is hosted out of game so I’m going to take an educated guess this is referring to more trivia giveaways hosted via LOTRO’s Twitter account.

Periodically there are trivia questions posted with a set time frame to answer. They then select correct answer winner at random for the prize. They give away Turbine Points Codes, Perlino (PAX) Steeds and even Riders of Rohan expansion codes!

To participate you must:

  1. Have a twitter account (they’re free)
  2. Follow @LOTRO on twitter (or they can’t message your winnings to you – it’s how twitter works)
  3. Answer the trivia question within the set timeline.
  4. Cross your fingers and toes for luck (optional)

They do this at sporadic times during the day so keep checking to play!

Turbine Sponsored Screenshot Contest

LOTRO is hosting a screenshot contest with the theme of Bilbo Baggins. Winners of the screenshot contest will receive 500 Turbine Points. Contestants can enter each of the categories twice.  The categories are:

  • Make You Late For Dinner! – The theme of this category is to depict an adventrous situation that would make you late for your dinner The winner of this category will receive the title “Fashionably Late 2012” for the forums!
  • In Bilbo’s Hairy Footsteps — Follow in the footsteps of Bilbo Baggins! Take a screenshot of your character in an area somehow related to the events of "The Hobbit." Will you choose the Shire? Goblin Town? Gollum’s Cave? The Last Homely House? The winner of this category will receive the title “Hobbit Hopeful 2012” for the forums!
  • Thorin & Company – Hobbits shouldn’t get all the fun! After all, it was the will of the Dwarves that created Bilbo’s adventure in the first place! Take a screenshot of your Dwarven character out in the lands of Middle-earth, fighting the good fight. The winner of this category will receive the title “Toss Me! 2012” for the forums!

The contest will go until Friday, September 21, 2012. Six winners will be chosen and announced on LOTRO’s site. For full information on where and how to submit your entries read the full post on the official website.

NPC Look-Alike Contest – from The Starry Mantle and Cosmetic LOTRO

This event is from cosmetic fan blogs The Starry Mantle and Cosmetic Lotro, where they have a Riders of Rohan Legendary Edition and Turbine Points to give away.

All you need to do is dress like an NPC found in game and submit a screenshot of you and your NPC double. (btw if anyone finds a little female hobbit with spikey yellow hair I can mimic let me know!)

The four criteria that we will use to judge your entry are:

  • Resemblance to the NPC’s outfit
  • Difficulty to match and originality of the presented solution
  • Overall impression and aesthetics of the outfit
  • Presentation and atmosphere of the screenshot

Entries must be received by midnight (EST) on Friday, September 21, 2012. You may enter more than one screenshot but they must all be sent in separately.

For details on screenshot rules and how to enter, check out this blog post!

In-Game Player Events

In-Game events are happening from today until September 16th on a variety of servers. These events are organized and conducted by players like yourselves. If your server isn’t represented here, perhaps you can think of an event to help set up for next time!

Some of these events will have Turbine sponsored giveaways to their events such as Perlino (PAX) steeds or Turbine Points to giveaway.

Turbine’s schedule has the events listed by date if you prefer to see them that way. I have them listed here by server they are hosted on.


The Barrow-Downs Bolt
September 15, 2012 9:00 PM Eastern
Host: Diamar/Fellowship of the Rogues
Brandywine Bridge


The Last Homely House Party
September 15, 2012 1:00 PM Eastern
Host: Rosalie/Second Breakfast
The Last Homely House, Rivendell

Game Night
September 16, 2012 6:00 PM Eastern
Host: Thainen/Bombadil’s Khilarimn
Imlad Conath in the Falathorn Homesteads 8


Endurance Run to Rivendell
September 16, 2012 12:00 PM Eastern
Host: Mirvy/Sanctuary
The Forsaken Inn, Lone-lands


Course des Commencements
September 11, 2012 3:00 PM Eastern (15:00)
Host: Anthelme/Héritiers du Cardolan
Pont du Brandevin


Shire Chickens Adventure to Orthanc
September 16, 2012 9:00 PM Eastern
Host: Wryenn/The Valkyries of Middle Earth
Sandson’s Farm, The Shire


Retaking Goblintown, Angry Mob Raid
September 15, 2012 8:00 PM Eastern
Host: Huckfinn/An Unexpected Kinship

An Unexpected Costume Party
September 15, 2012 6:00 PM Eastern
Host: Ellonur/Children of Arda
Methel-stage, The Shire


The Shadowfax Sprint
September 12, 2012 9:30 PM Eastern
Host: Kiralynn/Lonely Mountain band
Methel-stage, The Shire

Welcome New Heroes!
September 15, 2012 7:00 PM Eastern
Host: Flamberto/The Council of the Secret Fire
The Party Tree, The Shire


Of Dwarves and Hobbits
September 14, 2012 3:00 PM Eastern
Host: Kandral/Durin’s Folk
Needlehole Marketplace, The Shire

Endurance Run to Rivendell
September 16, 2012 12:00 PM Eastern
Host: Galaetea/Sanctuary
The Forsaken Inn, Lone-lands


Girls’ Night Out
September 14, 2012 8:00 PM Eastern
Host: Sumerrose/Knights of Valour
The Prancing Pony, Bree-Town


The Windfola Summer Scavenger Hunt
September 16, 2012 5:00 PM Eastern
Host: Neomi/The Windfola Alliance
The Prancing Pony, Bree-Town

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One Response to “Olde World Adventure Events”

  1. Saurio Says:

    I submitted an event for the Riddermark server, but Turbine never responded. Wonder what happened?


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