We were all saddened by the story of the bombing attacks on the Boston Marathon earlier this month. Turbine, who produces LOTRO for us, is actually located in the Boston area and so this is something that happened in their back yard.
The State of Massachusetts has set up a charity called “The One Fund” to help the families most affected by the attacks.
Turbine is supporting this cause and has created a “One Fund Cloak” that is now in the LOTRO Store and they encourage you to check out more about The One Fund organization.
The cloak is in the store for 100TP and proceeds do not go to support the charity. Sapience posted on the forums that they did investigate this:
… the timing and process behind doing that proved to be prohibitive (it would have taken a great deal of time). We want to get an item out to players who had been asking us if there was something hey could do to show support and do so in a timely manner. [source]
The store cost was just to get it in the store or as Sapience put it in his post:
The 100 point value is there to prevent the store from choking on the item.
The cloak is available FREE for players up to 10 per account. Use coupon code BOSTON at check out. Get yours in game and show your solidarity for our friends in Boston.
This coupon code for the cloak will work until Monday, May 6th, 2013.