Weekly Store Sale Starting October 19, 2012

October 18, 2012

LOTRO Store

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The following items are on sale from October 19-25th. Below you will find the sale listings as well as our recommendation on purchasing.

Free Sample of the Week

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The coupon code this week is for a brand new item introduced with Rohan. The description in the store is:

When used, this item lets you instantly remount your War-steed once in the next ten minutes. Your War-steed is summoned with full health, making this item perfect to give you that extra edge in a pitched battle. Each use only lets you mount your War-steed instantly once, so be careful about when you use it. Delivers a Writ of Remount.

This item has a minimum level of 75 on it so you will not be able to use this coupon for lower level characters. This code will only work on the single boost (50 TP), not on the 5 stack.

Use Coupon Code: RAPID5

Limited Release: Annuminas Cosmetic Gear

AnnuminasCosmeticsStarting today you can find the Annuminas gear in cosmetic form in the LOTRO Store. There are three sets (light, medium, heavy armour) but because they are cosmetic, you can select and wear whatever you like. All items are able to be dyed.

  • Ceremonial Seven Stars Outfit
  • Ceremonial Nenuial’s Outfit
  • Ceremonial West-Tower Outfit

Pieces are 295 Turbine Points each or 1495 for a complete set.

Gear available until November 1, 2012.

This gear is available in game to earn with skirmish marks/medallions so you do not have to buy these items unless you just want the convenience of purchasing and instantly having them.

Unannounced Sale: Virtues

I found virtues to be 26% off in the store today but could find no mention of these items being on sale. So I don’t know if it’s intended or how long it will last but it is there for those who were interested in purchasing some virtues!

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UPDATE:
I thought the sale of 26% off was odd so I did a little investigating. Here’s the scoop. The overall price of virtues have increased by 100 Turbine Points. The discount is bringing the cost back down to the normal price. The end result is of course the same but I wanted to make it clear that this sale is giving you access to the old pricing for a limited time.

The same thing happened with the Inventory Bags in case you weren’t aware.

This special pricing is available until October 29th.

Weekly Store Sale

Ingredient Packs*

Spending too much valuable time searching for miscellaneous crafting ingredients scattered throughout Middle-earth? Can’t locate a vendor? Take advantage of one stop shopping in the LOTRO Store and get back to crafting! Ingredient Packs are used in place of traditional ingredients, so stop the search and get to work on your recipes! Applies to Apprentice, Journeyman, Expert, Artisan, Master, Supreme and Westfold profession tiers.
*Does not include Tier 8 Ingredient Packs

Store Location: Crafting → Ingredient Packs
Levels: All
25-175
20-140

indifferentCSTM RECOMMENDATION: This is a short cut if your short on in-game cash or just really hate the idea of gathering materials yourself. The items you make will not be able to be traded or sold so if you plan to make something useful for others you will have to get real materials.


Relic Packs

Make your Legendary Item more powerful by upgrading your relic’s tier! Refining relics will also yield shards, which can be used to create unique relics, legacy scrolls, and more!
*Does not include Tier 7 Relic Packs

Store Location: Goods & Services → Legendary Items → Relics
Levels: 50+
50-2,475
40-1,980

CSTM RECOMMENDATION: If you are one who are really into the legendary items system I can see maybe buying these but for the rest of us mere mortals I think your points can be better off spending elsewhere and getting our relics in the normal fashion.


Crafting Guild Access

Improve your chosen profession by unlocking a Crafting Guild progression! Crafting Guilds provide additional paths of advancement for many professions. Membership in a crafting guild is exclusive – you may only be a member of one at a time. Available to Cook, Jeweller, Metalsmith, Scholar, Tailor, Weaponsmith, and Woodworker professions.

Store Location: Crafting → Guilds
Levels: All
295
236

CSTM RECOMMENDATION: Like the badge says this is free for VIPs. Purchasing will unlock the guild access for the account but you are only unlocking that particular profession’s guild access for the account (meaning you have to unlock the cook guild separately from the jeweler, etc). So only super useful if you plan to make a ton of metalsmiths which I suppose is entirely possible if you hop around on different servers. If interested in crafting and getting some the best recipes, this is a good purchase to pick up.


Scrolls of Craft Acceleration

Use a Scroll of Craft Acceleration to gain a bonus to experience earned from crafting! Affects all Cook, Jeweller, Metalsmith, Scholar, Tailor, Weaponsmith, and Woodworker recipes.

Store Location: Crafting → Craft Boosts
Levels: All
75-395
60-316

indifferentCSTM RECOMMENDATION: This is a way to skip the grind. It seems short being only 10 minutes but if you are fully stacked on material you can craft a whole lot of items in that time.  It’s a meh as you of course could do this the slow and steady way. Note that this is only for the maker professions and not the gatherer professions of Forester or Prospector.

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15 Responses to “Weekly Store Sale Starting October 19, 2012”

  1. Cory Says:

    I kinda like the craft acceleration scrolls. I don’t think they’re reasonably priced, but a slightly better sale (30%+) might be worth it. When you level fast like a lot of people do, your crafting materials tend not to keep up with your current locations, so they’re a good way to make sure your crafting is on par with your level.

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  2. Cedtowald pf Vilya Says:

    Sapience mentioned that a large number of items which had their.price increased were ALSO placed on sale through the 29th to match the old price during this time. For instance all bags (including the 4th and5 th) are.now 995tp but the 4th and 5th bags are on sale at the old 495 price through the 29th. Basically if the price on something got raised then you have 2weeks to pick it up at the old price before the new one truly takes effect.

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      • Korthe Says:

        I’d like to say that I find extremely offensive the post from Sapience that Goldenstar has linked in the update, especially this part:

        “All bags had their prices set to be the same. Instead of the sliding scale players disliked so much where more storage cost more money. Now a bag, regardless of whether it’s 4, 5, or 6 costs 995. Because we did not want to have players who may have taken a break from the game or who were waiting to purchase all the bags at once, to take a significant hit in costs, we put the bags that had previously been 495, but are now 995, on sale for 495. End result ZERO increase in prices for those who came back and bought the bags. 0.”

        To try to spin a completely unjustifiable rise in price as something that people asked for (“Instead of the sliding scale players disliked so much”) is absolutely disgusting. And not happy with just that, to have the nerve of disguising the sale as something they’ve made ‘from the generosity of their hearts’ (“Because we did not want to have players (…) to take a significant hit in costs”) is beyond polite words.

        It’s their f*ing game and their f*ing Store. They can f*ing ask the f*ing prices they f*ing want. But blatantly “lying” to your clients with a straight face… Wow. Just, wow.

        Disclaimer: I bought the 4th & 5th bag a long time ago, when they where on a REAL 50% off sale. So it’s not about the price, as I said. It’s about being called “idiot” in my face with such absolute lack of remorse.

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    • alfa Says:

      “…4th and 5th bags are on sale at the old 495 price through the 29th…”

      So this “sale” doesn’t apply to the 6th bag (since this is unavailable atm and I am sure it will not be until the end of the sale). Gee really? Same price for all the bags, that will make the life of f2p players unbearable :(

      One question: if someone reverts from VIP to premium, they get to have 5 bags. Why is it that they still see the option to “buy the 4rth bag” at the store?

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        Goldenstar Says:

        It didn’t apply to the sixth bag when it was available I believe. We were told as early as June the 6th bag would be 995. The 4th and 5th bag increases were not known (at least I didn’t know about it).

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  3. Daniel Says:

    I realized that now you can buy the crafting guild access from the store without logging in a character or even when using one, you can buy all the guild’s (even if your character is already in a guild or if it doesn’t meet the reqs for being in one)… not sure if this is WAI, but I think I should let you know :P

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    • Zyngor Says:

      If this wasn’t how it was before, it seems to be what it should have always been, as they are account-wide purchases. :)

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  4. Ilse (@Sheriziya) Says:

    Wow, we have two weeks before the Inventory bags get a final price of 995 TP??? I thought the 995 TP listing was a mistake that had to do with the issue of the 6th bag. But it isn’t? That’s disappointing! Hmm…. I’ll need to think about that…..

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  5. Claire Says:

    Now to decide which crafting guild to buy access to…I currently only have master jeweler guild on one toon.

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  6. Emily Says:

    Can I just say thank you for doing this? Every time I’ve gone to the actual site to look at the sales and free item of the week, it’s been in French, German, or some other language besides English. The only way I can figure out what the freebie is, is to come here.

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      Goldenstar Says:

      You’ve likely got it stuck on some other localization. If you look in the upper right corner, you should see the country flags to allow you to change it to which language you need.

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  7. managawal Says:

    So if i purchase Crafting Guild Access on one character for jeweler craft. Can my other toons on same server or different server get access too?

    Is it for future toons too?

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      Goldenstar Says:

      It is an account unlock so all jewelers on all servers can join the guild if they wish although it’s unlikely you’d want more than 1 character per server to be in the same guild.

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