Weekly Store Sale Starting October 11, 2012

October 11, 2012

LOTRO Store

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The following items are on sale from October 12-18th. Below you will find the sale listings as well as our recommendation on purchasing.

Free Sample of The Week

I’m not one to buy these types of things in the store as I’m not a super awesome Legendary Item user. However, free is free right? Get your own Tier 2 Relic Pack for free this week!

Use Coupon Code: T2RP98

Limited Release: Steed of the Minstrel

steed_of_minstrel_02Available from now until October 18th in the LOTRO store is the Steed of the Minstrel.

These are per-character purchases for a horse that has 250 morale and 68% speed.

Cost is 1,995 Turbine Points.

Read more about this steed on our post here.

Weekly Store Sale

Skirmishes

A Skirmish is a randomized re-playable instance that earns your character Skirmish Marks, which can be bartered for hundreds of items including crafting items, legendary items, armour, weapons, cosmetics, upgrades for your soldier, and more!
In addition to the free Skirmishes you can play, try adventuring into these premium Skirmishes:

  • Attack At Dawn
    Confront an attacking force and protect Esteldin! (Level 30+)
  • Stand at Amon Sul
    Help defend Weathertop! (Level 25+)
  • Thievery and Mischief
    Drive brigands from snowy Bree! (Level 30+)
  • Defence of the Prancing Pony
    Prevent brigands from burning down the Inn! (Level 35+)
  • Ford of Bruinen
    Repel waves of Sauron’s forces in the Trollshaws! (Level 40+)
  • Survival: Barrow-downs
    Fight the Barrow-wights, Barrow-crawlers, Barghest & more! (Level 45+)
  • Icy Crevasse
    Defend Forochel from the enemies of Angmar! (Level 40+)
    Skirmishes also contain Deeds, allowing you to earn new titles, free Turbine Points, or other rewards.

Store Location: Account → Quests & Content → Skirmishes
Levels: Varies (see above)
395-1295
277-907

CSTM RECOMMENDATION by Pineleaf: Obviously my general response for skirmishes is Thumbs up, but you could guess that I am a bit biased in favor of skirmishes.

For more information about skirmishes, be sure to check out Pineleaf’s amazing Skirmish Primers!


Instances

  • Halls Of Night
    Step into a dream state and be whisked into the Halls Of Night! The Hillmen of Angmar have discovered an ancient barrow hidden away for centuries. The leaders of Aughaire have called for adventurers willing to brave the tomb rumored to be filled with wealth and riches. The markings surrounding its entrance bear an ominous warning. Be prepared to face twisted creatures and slumbering warriors at the foot of a powerful sorcerer.
  • Inn Of The Forsaken
    The Forsaken Inn is the last inn on the road to Eriador which runs into the distant Misty Mountains, and was possibly visited by Bilbo and his companions on their journey to Rivendell. It is in total disrepair, yet is considered a welcome sight in these lawless lands. Almost nothing is known about the Inn- if you can brave the wails and cries coming from the basement, you’re sure to uncover the dark secrets of this Lone-lands settlement.
  • Instance Cluster: Isengard
    Gather your companions and battle in five dangerous areas deep within Isengard! The Isengard Instance Cluster includes Fangorn’s Edge (3-man), Pits of Isengard (3-man), Dargnakh Unleashed (3-man), The Foundry (6-man) and The Tower of Orthanc (12-man).

Store Location: Account → Quests & Content → Raids & Instances
Levels: All
395-1,495
277-1,047

CSTM RECOMMENDATION: These are fun instances and if you think you may have a chance to hop into a group or even a raid now and then, these are not bad choices!

Halls of Night and Inn of the Forsaken are free instances to VIP players so if you are VIP, you will not see those appear in the listing for you.


+25% Mark Acquisition Boosts (60 Minutes)

Earn +25% Skirmish Marks for 60 minutes! Skirmish Marks have many in-game uses!
• Can be redeemed for a very wide variety of items including armor, jewelry, weapons, crafting shards, single-use recipes, reputation items, cosmetic items, decorations, relics, and both minor and major class quest items
• Can also be spent on improving your character and personal skirmish soldier while in skirmishes
• 5 & 25-stacks available

Store Location: Buffs & Boosts → Advancement → Skirmishes
Levels: 20+
90-365
63-256

CSTM RECOMMENDATION by Pineleaf: When you consider how many skirmishes I have completed, I’m not in the front of the line to get mark boosts. One of the members of my regular Wednesday group does use these consistently, so I know that some players find them useful. It all comes down to: are you willing to spend points to earn more marks? Remember that these only affect the marks earned within the skirmish (capturing control points, fending off counterattacks, saving defenders, and completing encounters). They do not help with other sources (barter, quest rewards, and deed rewards). These can also be purchased for destiny points if you are a VIP member.


Legendary Level Cap Increase

Unlock an additional 10 item levels on a Legendary Item via this universal Scroll of Delving. Only one scroll can be used per Legendary Item. 1 use.

Store Location: Goods & Services → Legendary Items → Scrolls
Levels: 50+
195
137

CSTM RECOMMENDATION: These items are useful as they increase the levels on your Legendary Items but 10. They are available to earn in game through melding at a Relic-master, through some quests, and at the LI Skirmish Vendor.


Legendary Item Stat Upgrade

Use this upgrade and gain a Star-lit Crystal to your inventory which increases your Legendary item’s stats. Please note that a Legendary item’s stats can only be increased a total of three times. Single and 3-stacks available.

Store Location: Goods & Services → Legendary Items → Scrolls
Levels: 50+
495-1,195
347-837

CSTM RECOMMENDATION: These are the Star-lit Crystals introduced with Update 7. Up to three Star-lit crystals can be used on every upgradeable Legendary Item These get a meh just because they can be earned in game if desired. Star-lit Crystals can drop from the final encounter in any instance or Skirmish above level 50. In addition, each boss in a raid has a chance to drop crystals.

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10 Responses to “Weekly Store Sale Starting October 11, 2012”

  1. Damper Says:

    Yay skirmishes :) Storm on Methedras is mine!

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  2. alfa Says:

    Do we have to be lvl 45 (to have the LI unlocked) to get the tier 2 relic sample? Being a relatively new player I am not lvl 45 yet and it doesn’t show in Lotro store. Or I am doing something wrong and I can’t find it.

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    • Brainslug Says:

      Save your TP on that one alfa ;)

      You will get a fair amount of Tier 2 relics just by running instances.
      Tier 1 – 5 relics are extremly easy to get, Tier 5/6 are average and Tier 7 hard to get.
      Upgrades for your legendary items (relics, scrolls etc.) can be aquired ingame with little effort.

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      • alfa Says:

        I had no idea, will keep on leveling to learn all these :) My friends and I concluded to buy a skirmish instead for some party-fun.
        Thank you very much for the kind answer, enjoy the game.

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      Goldenstar Says:

      The relics are actually 50+ so you won’t be able to get this week’s free item if under that level.

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  3. Buvette Says:

    For the skirmishes, 277-907 instead of 395-1295.
    But in the store, the 4 skirmishes bundle price is still at its original value (1298 TP), while it is supposed to be 907 TP as 30% off of 1295 and that there is no other skirmish proposed for this amount of TP.

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    • Peter Says:

      I would leave a message on the lotro store feedback forum…the store dev is pretty responsive to price problems!

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  4. Iris Joris Says:

    There are additional items on sale in the Store! For my account, I can unlock the 5th storage bag for 495 instead of 995 (51% off). I suppose shared wardrobe space is also on sale. For me, the first 10 slots are 17% off.
    While the wardrobe space isn’t that big a sale (we’ve seen bigger on weekly sales), the storage bag sale is quite a lot. It probably has to do with the 6th bag having been released.

    I’ll be having that 5th bag, thank you very much.

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