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LOTRO Lotto Steed

While I haven’t been playing much Lord of the Rings Online this year, I do follow the LOTRO twitter feed (@lotro) so I get tidbits of news about the game.

Game company Twitter feeds are actually one of the reasons I actually check Twitter.  It isn’t that I don’t care about, say, Casey Schreiner’s search for a new apartment (@dropdeadsuit if you really do care), but I do find it difficult to put that information towards any real use.

Not so the game company feeds.  They often have tidbits of information that I find interesting and informative.  Yes, TERA Online seems a little flighty and a bit spammy some days, but most of the game companies show some restraint.

One of the things that Turbine tweets about on their LOTRO feed is the LOTRO lotteries.  And because of that, I tend to enter the lotteries when they have something neat, and over the last week they had some lotteries for mounts.  Mounts are neat, but not something I’d spend my Turbine point on, so I entered.

And, much to my surprise, because I generally only enter a few of my characters, the ones I might actually play again, I won one.

You are a winner!

I received the Cremello Steed, which sounds like something you put in your coffee, but which turns out to be a pretty nice looking mount.

Cremello Steed in Bree

It is actually the color of coffee creamer, now that I look at it.  And I am wearing my Fancy Snow Cloak still, something from a past lottery.

I do wish I could transfer the mount to which ever character I end up playing next.

So following the LOTRO Twitter feed has worked out for me.

Who else’s feed has paid off that well?

LOTRO Flash Lottery – Everybody Wins!

Or so it seemed.

There was a Lord of the Rings Online flash lottery yesterday morning.  LOTRO Flash lotteries pop up in Twitter, if you’re following LOTRO, and have a very short duration, usually 30 minutes or less.

When I saw the tweet, I popped over to the LOTRO community site and entered all of my characters on Firefoot.  Those are the characters I actually play, unlike the ones on Windfola and Nimrodel.

And much to my surprise, they all won.


That is every character I have on Firefoot.

The community team at Turbine did have something to say about the higher than average rate of wins.

Still, every character I entered won.  That is some boost in the win rate.

How about you? Did you get in on that flash lottery?

Addendum:

I suppose I might mention what I won.  Some might find that relevant.

Each of my characters got between 50 and 300 silver and a package.


I’m not sure I’ve been gone long enough to need a welcome back, but I appreciate the thought.  The Welcome Back Pack contained:


Not bad for a lottery win.

Cloak for a Snowy Day

In the face of the freezing weather facing much of the country, Turbine had a flash lottery yesterday with a storm theme and gave out nice and warm looking snowy cloaks.

I’m out here in California where it was a brisk 63 degrees yesterday, so of course I won the cloak.  Gotta keep warm!

Snowy Cloak Front

While only a cosmetic item (only?) it is a very nice looking cloak.

Snowy Cloak Back

As I was complaining a few months back, it still doesn’t look like a real cloak.  You couldn’t wrap it around yourself to keep warm.  Still, I am happy to have it in the collection.

I actually won two of these cloaks, which is a bit of overkill, since you can share cosmetic items among all of your characters via the wardrobe feature.

Maybe I should have a contest to give it away?  Who on the Firefoot server has the most pathetic cold weather tale?

Coy Gaming Company Tweet of the Day

Why yes, it would be cool if LOTRO lotteries gave out Turbine points now and again.

That might change the “entries per character” model a bit I suppose.

I expect we’ll hear more on this soon.

Addendum:

That didn’t take long.

Despite the fact that Turbine Points are “per account,” they let you enter with each of your characters.  People with way too many alts are at an advantage for once!

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.

 

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.