Winner of the Last LOTRO Lottery?

One of the things that has gone away with the change to the free to play model with Lord of the Rings Online is the regular lottery.

There was a regular series of lotteries that one used to be able to sign up for on a weekly basis that gave out prizes that varied from merely handy to pretty darn cool.  I managed to win one or two in the past, including one with a really nice cloak as a prize.

But since free to play has come, the lottery has disappeared.  And I don’t think it got lost on the new and annoying community site.  I have looked around for it, but haven’t been able to find a word.

So the last LOTRO lottery sent out prizes back on August 30th.

I’m pretty sure of that date because I was one of the winner.

 

Greetings...

 

There was some coinage, 200 silver, and a set of very nice level 50 jewelry.

 

Matched Set of Beryl Jewelry

There is a bit more incentive to get to Moria before December 7th.

And, I won the whole thing twice, since two of my characters were winners.  So I received a double set of jewelry.

Maybe it is gone for good.  Maybe there is just too much going on with the big boost in players.  Maybe it will be back some day.  But whatever happens, the LOTRO Lottery was pretty good to me at the end.

 

4 thoughts on “Winner of the Last LOTRO Lottery?

  1. RainDrake

    In WoW gambling is against the rules (even though people do this anyway). GM’s there take pleasure in no-warning toon/account bans. Don’t go messing around over there with any of the well known exploits and tricks they don’t want to fix. Also, you reminded me that LOTRO has in game farming and playable instruments. The farming isn’t very useful, nor is the instrument playing, but both are a very good start of something that could be super cool one day. My hat’s off to them once they take the game to the next level.

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  2. mbp

    Wow back in the day that etched beryl stuff was the best jewellery in the game. It is probably even rarer now because crafters have moved on to making level 65 stuff

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  3. wraith808

    From http://forums.lotro.com/showthread.php?352469-No-lotteries-next-week

    The next two weeks are going to be really crazy around here!

    * PAX Prime starts next Friday and quite a few of us are going (Come say HI!).
    * Free to Play launches on the 10th (8th for Subscribers).
    * There are a lot of changes coming for the community sites (you’re going to like them!)

    With all of this and more going on, the lotteries are likely to run up against a lot of downtime, server config changes, updates, and heavy loads. Rather than risk players losing items or lotteries not going off as planned for whatever reasons, we’ve decided to postpone additional lotteries until things calm down a bit.

    They aren’t going away forever, just for a few weeks. Duwis has assured me that, once things settle down, we’ll have all sorts of shiny new lottery tools to work with and possibly some of the changes you’ve been asking for. Not to mention items from the LOTRO Store will be added to the lotteries!

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  4. coppertopper

    It still blows me away that they would just give away items that are so hard to gain in game. Kind of cheapens the whole experience imo.

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