I get notes from Turbine every so often about offers and upcoming events related to Lord of the Rings Online. As somebody with a lifetime subscription, I am always “on” as far as they are concerned, and I do not mind even when I’m not spending time in Middle-earth.
The latest items in my inbox are, of course, focused on the upcoming Siege of Mirkwood expansion and the new Adventurer’s Pack, both of which will be live on or about December 1st.
If you are on a standard subscription plan, you can get Mirkwood for “free” by upgrading your account to a multi-month payment plan by October 31st.
As a lifetime subscriber, I cannot change my subscription plan, so that deal is lost to me. Instead they have something else for me.
As a lifetime subscriber, if I pre-order the Adventurer’s Pack by October 31st, I also get the Siege of Mirkwood expansion as part of the deal.
Now, you can debate as to which is the better deal. I am sure people will have their own preferences. But for me, the Adventurer’s Pack is probably the more beneficial of the two items for sale, so I would probably end up buying it either way.
And the key item for me in the Adventurer’s Pack is this:
Shared storage: A storage space capable of storing 20 items accessible by all your characters on the same LOTRO server/world.
As a crafter/pack rat, one of the annoyances of coming back to play the game every couple of months is finding that all my bank slots are full and that I have items for one character stored up on another. This package will, improve my quality of life some.
The other items, the two extra character slots, the new mount, and the speed boosting cloak are all nice, but storage is always a pain for me.
So I would have bought the Adventurer’s Pack no matter what, but now I get Siege of Mirkwood as well.