You are reading that banner correctly. This week Turbine did not list what is on sale. Instead they are encouraging you to get in game to figure out what is on sale. Feel free to join me in giving your comments on your thoughts about this new system on the LOTRO forums.
I have done my best (with Ketani’s diligent help) to try to find all the sale items for you, separate them from last week and cross our fingers we having missed something due to not being the right level, class or we’ve already bought it or because I am VIP. If you find something on sale not listed here, please feel free to email it to me and attach a screenshot if possible!
The following items are on sale from January 11-17. Below you will find the sale listings as well as our recommendation on purchasing.
Free Sample of the Week
These are the new items added to the store used for the “Travel to Quest” system. These are bound to account so need to worry about which character uses the code to get them. They will appear in your barter wallet.
Get your stack of 5 for free this week with coupon code: TLLW75
Weekly Store Sale
Clothing, Cloaks & Accessories
Choose a fresh look from the huge selection of LOTRO Store Clothing, Cloaks & Accessories! Cosmetic Bundles not included in sale.
Store Location: Cosmetics → Clothing ; Cosmetics → Cloaks ; Cosmetics → Accessories
CSTM RECOMMENDATION: Yay for a clothing sale! However I cannot give this a thumbs up because these are simply frilly fun items and there may be more useful things you could purchase (like what I dunno… clothes are important!). One thing I will caution you on is that some of these items are available to obtain in game either with skirmish marks, reputation or from an in-game festival (if you can bare to wait).
Be an informed purchaser and visit Darzil’s LOTRO Crafting Guide first. If it can be earned or purchased in game. Darzil’s got your info! Nothing wrong with buying what you wish in the LOTRO Store, I just rather you know that the the item you are buying is a store exclusive or not rather than be annoyed to find out later!
Note: warsteeds cosmetics are not included in this sale. This is for character clothing only. It does include bundles like the “Complete Ceremonial Ajokoira Outfit”.
Hoard away, share, and stay organized! Get up to 140 additional slots of storage for cosmetic items within the wardrobe and share amongst characters on your account! Fill your wardrobe with a plethora of cosmetic clothing and accessories available in the LOTRO Store!
Store Location: Account → Account Storage → Shared Wardrobe Space
CSTM RECOMMENDATION: This is the sale for the folks like me who believe there is no such thing as enough wardrobe space. However, I do understand there are folks how could care less about cosmetics so their Turbine Points are better saved for another day. It gets a “meh” rating only because it really depends on the player for this one. Nevermind that, Goldenstar thinks you are completely insane for not wanting to buy this.
Cosmetic Outfit Slots
Slot your character’s new cosmetics without having to store them in your individual inventory bags. Save additional cosmetic-ensembles and quickly change outfits on the fly! Unlock up to seven total cosmetic outfit slots for all characters on your account!
Store Location: Account → Cosmetic Outfit Slots
CSTM RECOMMENDATION: These ONLY get a meh because having them or not will in no way enhance your characters ability to fight, level, etc. It will however enhance your ability to look fabulous while doing all those things! More outfit slots means more opportunities to show up to that event and be able to switch into the perfect attire.
You can learn more about these items plus much more about cosmetics in general in our cosmetics roundtable!
Mounted Combat Trait Trees (Light & Heavy)
This offer will unlock the ability to use the Light/Heavy War-steed Trait Tree on all of your characters. Light War-steeds give greater speed at the expense of endurance and armour. Heavy War-steeds give greater armour and power, at the expense of speed.
Store Location: War-steeds > Upgrades > Trait Specs
CSTM RECOMMENDATION: These are account wide unlocks to allow all of your war-steed riding characters available to use the light or heavy war-steeds (medium are free for all). It gets a thumbs up as it is account wide access to more options.
I’m not certain why it’s listed as for all levels (my level 1 free account toon could see it). This will only be useful for those currently using or about to use war-steeds in Rohan.
Mounted Combat Trait Spec
Unlock an additional mounted combat trait spec for all characters on your account.
Store Location: War-steeds > Upgrades > Trait Specs
CSTM RECOMMENDATION: This is getting a meh simply because it may depend on your love of the war-steed to need more than the two provided trait specs. Up to seven are available for purchase. You can respec one of your existing trait slots in-game for in-game gold as an alternative but if you really see a benefit in playing around with multiple specs might as well get it on sale I say!
War-steed Cosmetic Outfit Slots
Unlock an additional war-steed cosmetic outfit slot for all characters on your account.
Store Location: War-steeds > Upgrades > Cosmetic Outfit Slots
CSTM RECOMMENDATION: Outfitting your war-steed is not going to be of interest to everyone but for those who are interested, this will be some happy news! There are a total of seven cosmetic slots available. I am not certain if all are included in this sale as I haven’t bought them myself, yet. If you have feel free to let us know in the comments!
Store Exclusive Horses
This is not part of the sale but Turbine has stopped listing which horses are available in the LOTRO Store on their page and simply list all the store exclusive horses (available or not). I thought I’d add a list here of what’s available in-game right now. These are only the store exclusives that tend to pop in and out of the store from time to time. Let me know if you find this useful!