Weekly Store Sale Starting June 14, 2013

June 13, 2013

LOTRO Store

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The following items are on sale from June 14-20. Below you will find the sale listings as well as our recommendation on purchasing.

Free Sample of the Week

+100% Crafting XP
Use Coupon Code: BUILD7
1/Account

Use any Crafting Experience Boost to gain a bonus to XP earned from crafting! Affects all Cook, Jeweller, Metalsmith, Scholar, Tailor, Weaponsmith, and Woodworker recipes.

Limited Time: Steed of Rhun

This steed has 250 health and allows you to travel 68% faster than running on foot, making it faster and stronger than many other mounts! You will also be granted a set of War-steed cosmetics inspired by the Travel Mount.

Store Location: Travel & Housing -> Mounts -> Store Exclusive
Levels: 5+
1,995 TP

See our post with pictures of the steed.

See war-steed cosmetic dye options on Danania.net

Weekly Sale

Expansion Quests

30% Off

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
  • Rohan: Over 400 quests & deeds for levels 75-85

695-1,495
487-1,047

Store Location: Accounts → Quests & Content → Quest Packs
Levels: 51+

CSTM RECOMMENDATION: Content on sale will almost always get a thumbs up. I can’t even think of an instance when it wouldn’t get a thumbs up. I want to make clear here is you are only going to get the quests for Isengard and Rohan, not the instances.


100% XP Boost (1hr)

30% Off

Get more for your time with a 100% bonus to character, legendary item, and war-steed experience! Experience is earned from killing monsters & completing quests. This effect will last for 1 hour. Single and 5-stacks available.

150-600
105-420

Store Location: Buffs & Boosts → Advancement → XP
Levels: 10 +

CSTM RECOMMENDATION: There is no real reason to rush through content so I want to stress that I don’t think these are necessary. However, sometimes you’ll just want them due to not enjoying an area’s content or having to do it with your umpteenth alt. If you’re going to buy them, 30% off is not a bad sale to catch.


Enhanced XP Supply

30% Off

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.

75-600
53-420

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 rest experience (which recently changed with Update 11), 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.


Outriders Token

30% Off

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 Riders of Rohan Pre-Order Legendary Edition or Heroic Edition automatically receive this item on all characters, and should not buy it.

495
347

Store Location: Buffs & Boosts → Advancement → XP
Levels: 1 – 74

CSTM RECOMMENDATION: I actually own this token from pre-ordering the Riders of Rohan. 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.

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6 Responses to “Weekly Store Sale Starting June 14, 2013”

  1. Avatar of Andang
    Andang Says:

    These all seem to be old expansion perks on sale…interesting…

    A similar thing happened right before the last expansion details were announced. Maybe Turbine was just waiting for the E3 news to die down so they can get the expansion news out load and clear.

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    • Ithoran Says:

      Did Turbine have any presence at E3? Wondering if there’s maybe a special steed like there has been at past conventions. I’d bet that Helm’s Deep info is coming by the end of the month at the latest.

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  2. Rightbug Says:

    Actually, I’m a bit confused. This is labeled in the store as Rohan: Expansion Quests as opposed to Rider of Rohan: Expansion. The latter is 4000+ Turbine Points. Am I interpreting correctly that what is on sale is just the quests from the Rohan region and not the full expansion pack which includes the riding skill? If so, I wish they would remove the word expansion and just call it a quest pack. The way things are labeled currently is super confusing and I honestly am not sure what I’m getting if I buy that sale item.

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    • Avatar of Nevanna
      Nevanna Says:

      Turbine has always made money on causing confusion. It is wise to -always- study the wording of any information they put out.

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    • Avatar of Goldenstar
      Goldenstar Says:

      You are correct, what is on sale is just the quest pack.

      The riding of the war-steed is actually free as well as the medium war-steed trait line. You do not have to purchase anything for that mechanic.

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