Released today is a new developer diary by by Aubergine discussing a new event slated to go live with 11.3 and persist until the launch of Helms Deep. Turbine does have 11.3 update to the game scheduled for Monday which will start this event rolling.
What we have here is a fundraising campaign happening in Michel Delving and you are being asked to help turn in Bounder’s Tokens to help them reach their goals. There are two goals: A personal goal to unlock goodies for yourself and a server-wide goal to unlock additional goodies.
What it sounds like is sort of similar to the metal tokens that can drop from mobs during the Anniversary Festival and be turned in for gifts but with a bit more added to it to make it a server wide event.
As you are out questing and defeating mobs, you will find that Bags of Bounder’s Tokens will drop periodically. You can also obtain Bags of Bounder’s Tokens from festival quests, Hobbit Presents and Locked Loot Boxes.
When you first open a Bag of Bounder’s Tokens, you will be directed to see Meg Proudfoot, the Bounder’s Token Collector, who’s standing by the statue in Michel Delving center. She’ll be collecting all of your donations of Bounder’s Tokens throughout the event. She accepts donations in stacks of 50 tokens at a time.
There are two vendors available near Meg Proudfoot that is based off your personal turn-ins and the progress of turn-ins by the server as a whole.
Personal Fundraising goals unlock:
- Bounder’s Token Rewards Vendor. This one will also have deeds associated with it that will unlock rewards as you progress with your token turn ins.
Server Fundraising goals unlock:
- a Bounder’s Bounty Vendor is unlocked
- a buff will be unlocked that everyone will receive until Helms Deep releases.
- the Michel Delving statue which Meg is standing near will be upgraded permanently on that server. So it sounds like this may be a one time event and not a reoccurring festival.
Listed as rewards on the Bounder’s Bounty Vendor (server wide) are:
- A new premium War-steed and mount bundle. A Hobbit-themed Steed of Michel Delving!
- Tarnished Symbol of Celebrimbor Package
- other select store items
- All items sold by the Bounder’s Token Rewards Vendor (that’s your personal goal vendor) are also sold by the Bounder’s Bounty Vendor, but at discounted prices