LOTRO Welcome Back Event, Though You Could Have Come Back at Any Time

And just because we do not have enough choices facing us this weekend, what with the Rift open beta going, the EverQuest progression servers hitting their first (and only free) weekend, the World of Tanks open beta still humming along, and all the other games we’re playing along the way, Turbine has a Lord of the Rings Online welcome back event planned for this coming weekend.

Heck, it starts today!

Come back to Jamaica... I mean The Shire!

But the idea of a LOTRO welcome back event kind of confused me at first, since LOTRO is free to play and all, so you’re welcome to come back any old time you please.  The door is always open, come on in.  If you want anything to eat, either contribute to the food fund (subscribe) or use the vending machine. (Which only takes Turbine Tokens, but you can change in some money for that over in the den.)

But I guess they can still play the “Bonus Experience” card when they need to.

Welcome Back to LOTRO!

The Lord of the Rings Online™ Welcome Back Event, running February 17-21, 2011, gives every character a +10% XP Bonus from defeated enemies! This is a great chance to get back in the game and see what’s new, and to get a preview of our next major update!

You do not need to have a subscription to participate in the LOTRO Welcome Back Event. All you have to do is log into the game and start playing.

Need a copy of the LOTRO game client? Click here to get started for FREE!

Oh, and a preview of something that you may or may not be the right level to view.

They also point out what has changed since you may have last played.  The key item for most people on the free plan is that The Lone Lands quest pack is now available at no cost.  That is quite a meaty zone that will get most players to at least 30 and leave them with a pocket full of Turbine Points.

As usual, I have too much to do and not enough time.

(hat tip to A Casual Stroll to Mordor who watches Turbine like a hawk.)

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