When you buy the Special Edition of the The Lord of the Rings Online™ – Shadows of Angmar™, among the things that purport to make it special is an in-game item called The Glass of Aglaral.
And I suppose that it is a bit special. Here it is.
Adding one to Hope sounds like a pretty good thing! More hope is better, right?
Only, my characters do not have a stat called Hope.
So I wrote down all my stats, activated the Glass of Aglaral, then wrote them all down again to compare.
The net effect, 7 hit points… erm, 7 morale points I mean. No hit points for us in LOTRO.
Anyway, a boost of 7 for my level 12 Guardian.
Not a lot, but at lower levels that might be worth something. Except there is another catch.
The effect only lasts for 5 minutes. A 5 minute, 7 hit point boost once every 2 hours.
While I understand that they do not want to give out anything that is game unbalancing to people who happen to spend an extra ten dollars, but this is a pretty low budget item. The pre-order items were much better than that.
And I cannot even sell it for some decent silver. I am a bit short in the cash department. I had about 50 silver last night, then I trained my level 9 through 12 skills, trained the spear skill because I picked up a great spear, and then repaired all my armor. Suddenly I had about 4 silver.
Not much hope in that!