LOTRO Lottery Winner

Turbine has a site called My LOTRO, which is akin to The Armory in World of Warcraft, with some of what was once the EverQuest II Players site mixed in (SOE seems to have rolled their EQ2 sites together at this point), along with its own unique items.

So you can look up characters and kinships, see news and blogs, and enter the lottery.

The LOTRO lottery.

I had seen the lottery mentioned some place a while back, but had not really paid it much mind.  Then I was on the My LOTRO site to see the full list of my characters and noticed the lottery tab.

It is by itself, but it stands out

I clicked on the tab and it brought up the lotteries page which had quite a few events listed.  All you have to do is check the box next to a given lottery and click submit and you are entered.  So I did, entering for the whole list.

I did not really look at what they were offering, just some stuff.

Then I logged in a couple of days later and found that I had won some stuff.

The first item was a silver token.  Not a big thrill.  During some holiday events, tokens drop from monsters, the type of token being related to the level of the monster.  And since, like me, Middle-earth seems to be in perpetual holiday of late (we just transitioned from the Anniversary celebration to the Summer celebration), tokens are plentiful.

But there were other items waiting for me.  They get delivered to via in-game mail.

I picked up a couple of improved potions of Athelas, your basic healing potion with a boost in effectiveness.  Always useful but, again, not exactly scarce on the ground.  Heck, you get those for turning in the previously mentioned tokens.

But there was more.

The next item I opened up turned out to be pretty nice, an actual upgrade to my equipment.

Lottery Boots

Now there is a lottery payout that worked.  As usual, I haven’t been keeping up on my equipment as much as I probably should.  I always try to have the best weapon available, but if the shoes still fit….

Then I got to the last item.

Nice Cloak

As with other MMORPGs, the color of the name of an item in LOTRO is an indication of its value.

Grey lettering means the usual vendor trash, white are normal items, yellow are improved items, and purple, like those boots I previously won, are superior and somewhat rare.

But an item in light blue/aqua… I’m not even sure where that is on the scale of things.  I’ve never actually seen an item with a name in that color.

Okay, it is level 50, so I cannot actually use it yet… and it is light armor and my current characters wear medium armor at the moment… but still, that is pretty cool.

6 thoughts on “LOTRO Lottery Winner

  1. Tanek

    Congratulations on the lottery win. :) Very nice cloak (I think all cloaks are light armour).

    My character won a piece of Barrow-bree cheese. I’ve never had anything try to kill me with shadow damage from the inside out before. Well, maybe that one time I had lunch from the grease trucks at college. And I got no title from that one, so I guess the Barrow-bree could have been worse.

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  2. Brian 'Psychochild' Green

    Cyan is the step up from purple. A rough translation from WoW to LotRO colors:

    Gray -> Gray
    White -> White
    Green -> Yellow
    Blue -> Purple
    Purple -> Cyan
    Orange -> Orange

    I’ve only seen a few Orange items in LotRO, so they’re sufficiently rare in this game as well. :)

    But, congrats on winning the lotto! I enter on a regular basis when I can. My luck seems streaky, sometimes I win a lot at once, sometimes I don’t win anything. I hadn’t won anything in a few weeks when three of my characters (one I don’t use anymore on another server) won the Father’s Day special lottos….

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  3. Maarkean

    One note, all cloaks are Light Armor so it will still be a nice item for your medium armor wearing character.

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  4. SynCaine

    Turbine has gone ahead and even removed the need to whack a loot pinata and just HANDS OUT epics now… so silly.

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  5. Bariwyn

    You can also enter the lotterys in-game from the lorebook icon (on your mini-map). There will be a lottery icon which you can use to view all the lotterys your characters are eligible and mass-enter them at one click basically. You can get to this same page outside of game if you just click on your username after you log in.

    I’m still using carrot cake that was given away in lotterys over a month ago. It has come in quite handy.

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  6. Bariwyn

    And fyi… there is more than just the colors Brian listed. There are also pink items at higher levels. And I find blue doesn’t directly translate to purple as at lower levels these items are sometimes easily replaced through another quest. In WoW, these would be rather difficult quests. This is not always the case in LotRO.

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