Weekly Store Sale Starting October 5, 2012

October 5, 2012



The following items are on sale from October 5-11th. Below you will find the sale listings as well as our recommendation on purchasing.

Free Sample of The Week


These certainly can be nice boost especially for dratted skill ups such as rez deeds. Also can be handy for skills that don’t require you to be in combat so you can do whatever you please in game and keep smacking those skills for skill-ups during the time limit. For the most part though, you’ll able to earn these deeds as you play along and are not really needing any assistance from a boost.

Try one of these out for free this week with coupon code: GSDB11

Limited Release: Steed of the Minstrel

steed_of_minstrel_02 Available 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

Expansion Quests

Choose a LOTRO Expansion Quest from the LOTRO Store and continue the journey to defeat the endless evil that runs rampant through Middle-earth!

Moria: Over 350 quests, seven full fellowship instances (Dark Delvings, Fil Gashan, Skûmfil, The Sixteenth Hall, The Forges of Khazad-dûm, The Grand Stair, and The Forgotten Treasury), and two 12-person raids (Dâr Narbugud and The Vile Maw) for levels 51 – 60
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
Isengard: Over 375 quests and over 40 deeds for levels 66-75

Store Location: Accounts → Quests & Content → Expansions
Levels: 51+

CSTM RECOMMENDATION: This is content on sale so it gets a thumbs up but the distinction I want to make clear here is you are only going to get the quests for Isengard. The others also include dungeons but Isengard dungeons are sold separately. It also will not include the Moria extras such as 2 extra character slots and the premium classes (Warden and Rune-keeper) as this is just the quest pack you are buying. Other than that though if you don’t need that extra stuff and really do just need what’s listed here, content on sale is a good thing!

+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
Levels: All

CSTM RECOMMENDATION: These items were added 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.

Enhanced XP Supply

Increase your enhanced experience supply and battle on! Enhanced XP Supply is displayed as a blue section of your experience bar, and does not have a time-limit. Even stacks with other XP Boosts. Single and 10-stacks available.

Store Location: Buffs & Boosts → Advancement → XP
Levels: 7+

CSTM RECOMMENDATION: Talking with those who’ve used this, it’s sorta “meh”. It’s basically utilizing the stored or rested experience that VIPs get to give a blue bar on your experience bar of enhanced experience which just means a slight boost to mob kills.

VIP’s characters get this by simply not playing their character for a bit and it will build up, or they have the option to buy it with destiny points. This option is just to bring the same benefit to the free and premium friends and frankly, I think you are better suited spending your TP elsewhere. Nothing really wrong with it if you like them but think about it first.

This is probably preferred type of experience boost if you have limited playtime or experience a lot of interruptions. This isn’t time limited like the other boosters that give you a boost for a specified time. This will give you a boost for as long as that blue bar lasts, so you’re not rushed to get the most experience you can in a specific timeframe to get your TP worth of this bonus.

Derudh’s Stone

Get more credit for your kills! Use this permanent pocket item to grant your character a +25% bonus experience towards monster kills when equipped. This item binds to your character when equipped. Note: Players who purchased the Rise of Isengard Pre-Order automatically receive this item on all characters, and should not buy it.

Store Location: Buffs & Boosts → Advancement → XP
Levels: Up To Level 65

CSTM RECOMMENDATION: I actually own this stone twice over. I got one when I pre-ordered Rise of Isengard last year and I got another one when I bought the Steam Starter pack. On the whole, I do like this item. I’ve been using it on and off to help me keep up with the Dum group with my Burglar getting a bit of an experience boost when I notice folks starting to level and I have a ways to go.

It is a pocket item and so it does replace something that could be filled with stats. I typically do not use it for dungeon running (or at least a first try at a new dungeon for my group) preferring to use a stat item to make my character a smidge better. It is nice that because it is a pocket item I can choose when and where I use this 25% boost.

On the whole it gets a “meh” simply because I truly believe there is no reason to rush your leveling. It’s not a bad item but if you’re still on your first character, I highly suggest you do not rush to the end. Enjoy the journey through Middle-earth. I know I would love to be a newbie again and delight in exploring all there is to find in the world.

Task: Reset Daily Count

Get back to work! Return your daily task count to 0, allowing you to complete your full daily complement of tasks again! Purchasing this item will create an item in your inventory, which you will have to use to reset your daily tasks.

Store Location: Character → Tasks
Levels: 2+

CSTM RECOMMENDATION: This may be for a limited audience. I can see someone who really wants to finish their task deeds may be willing to plunk down a few turbine points to get that much closer. It gets a meh simply because it really isn’t necessary.

Increase Task Limit

Expand your horizons! Permanently 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 for sale in the LOTRO Store!

Store Location: Character → Tasks
Levels: 8+

CSTM RECOMMENDATION: For those attempting to complete the deeds associated with tasks or may just enjoy the little extra experience / reputation turning them in affords it might possibly be worth buying. They get a meh from me simply because I find that tasks are completely skip-able and the task increase is only per character.

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6 Responses to “Weekly Store Sale Starting October 5, 2012”

  1. Wondering Says:

    Weren’t the task resets only 50 TP before? When did they double the price? 50 TP was *barely* worth it before, 80 TP is a rip-off. 100 TP is just ridiculous.


  2. Ulrika Says:

    About the task limit increases: the deeds that require you to complete tasks gives +1 task limit increase per deed.


  3. Peter Says:

    I bet they realized that people were buying them because of the Limlight Gorge tasks and jacked the prices up…


  4. davidt Says:

    Are there War Steed or other Mounted Combat skill deeds that the Greater Skill Deed Boost freebie will help with?


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