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Last Edited by jersharocks June 24, 2016 at 08:37 AM
Hi, Steam has its summer sale going on now and both the Quad Pack and Helm's Deep for Lord of the Rings Online are 75% off, making them $10/ea. You do NOT need to be using Steam's version of the game to take advantage of this, you just need Steam to acquire the Turbine product keys that you then enter into the in-game store to unlock the content (see Wiki section below for instructions on this).

Quad Pack: http://store.steampowered.com/app/258800/
Helm's Deep: http://store.steampowered.com/app/258803/

Quad Pack gets you:
  • Mines of Moria expansion
  • Siege of Mirkwood quest pack
  • Rise of Isenguard expansion
  • Riders of Rohan expansion (Lvl 75-85 content)
Helm's Deep gets you:
  • Lvl 85-95 content, including Epic Quests line
  • 1000 free TP (worth $10 normal prices alone)
Quad pack at this price is a GREAT deal if you have no expansions at all, I thoroughly recommend it. Helm's Deep is a good deal too considering the normal price for it is $40. However, content-wise, you get quite a bit less. The reason it's so expensive is because it's the latest expansion and gets your character up to near-cap levels. But you do get the free 1000TP with Helm's Deep, which at $10, almost pays for itself.

Lord of the Rings Online is a free-to-play MMO game. It's, by far, the most comprehensive game covering stories and lore of JRR Tolkien's Middle Earth. The graphics are a bit dated, as the game came out in 2008. Play-style is very similar to WoW.
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Last Edited by Farfolomew June 24, 2016 at 06:52 AM
Quick instructions for those who don't have Steam or don't use Steam to play this game:
  1. Install steam/create account
  2. Within Steam, or using links above, buy the expansion(s) you want
  3. LOTRO Should show up in your Steam Library list. Install the game or if you don't want to use Steam to play the game (ie, you already use Turbine's launcher), then continue to next step
  4. Left-click the LOTRO entry in your Libray list. In the far right column click the link to view CD Keys. (Click here [googleusercontent.com] to see a pic of what you should see)
  5. Use that product key within the LOTRO in-game store to finally acquire the content for your account

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#3
Oh, man, thanks for the heads-up. I've always wanted to jump in, but the F2P and price of expansions always pushed me away. Now I'll be able to at least try a good amount of content.
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This post reminds me I purchased the LOTRO pack for $5 from Gamestop awhile ago. I thoroughly enjoyed this game playing on my old Dell laptop with low settings and 1024x728(?) resolution. Then after upgrading my laptop to something much heftier, I couldn't game the game to play nice with medium-high textures. Maybe they improved it since then or maybe I'll forever stick to low settings whenever I jump back in.
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Quote from iiunlimited View Post :
This post reminds me I purchased the LOTRO pack for $5 from Gamestop awhile ago. I thoroughly enjoyed this game playing on my old Dell laptop with low settings and 1024x728(?) resolution. Then after upgrading my laptop to something much heftier, I couldn't game the game to play nice with medium-high textures. Maybe they improved it since then or maybe I'll forever stick to low settings whenever I jump back in.
Around 2013, they added DirectX 11 support, which brought a few nice gfx features. The game looks nice on my desktop PC, but by no means earth shattering. It definitely has the look of a mid-2000s game.

It sounds like you purchased the Mithril Edition from Gamestop. That would have come with the Mines of Moria expansion. The Quad Pack linked here includes that as well, but also the three expansions that came out after it, which is basically content for leveling your character from 60-85. I was in the same boat as you, as I already owned Moria, but I decided to get this Quad Pack as well since it is such a good deal.
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so do I need both packs or just the quad?
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If you're new or just have a low-level char, then I'd recommend just getting the Quad Pack. Helm's Deep expansion is only for high level chars, which it would take you a few months to probably get to that point, and I think it'll be cheaper/go on sale again by then. The Quad Pack, though, for this price usually only ever happens around Black Friday.
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#8
is the game still being actively supported? Two years since the last expansion is concerning.
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Give it a try with just the free version first. Graphics are to dated for me to really want to play this. (running very high quality, 1980x1200)

But thanks for the heads up. Smilie
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Just FYI for everyone, now you don't even need Steam, as the store.turbine.com has all the packs on sale for the same price. The store's a little janky, and lists prices in Euros or GBP, but you can still buy them if you're in US.
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this has a monthly subscription to it right?
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I'm pretty sure it's F2P you can pay for VIP
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It's F2P done the right way. You can gain points by doing things in the game, to buy things for the game. Some people have used this method to buy entire new world regions or expansions for their game.

Whether the graphics are outdated or not, I think they still look very good.

Ultimately, you can download it for free and try it out. You should have enough time to check it out before committing to another $10 or $20 purchase before the sale expires.
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It sucks when they come up with these great games and the updates stop and the graphics get dated and all. Wish they would keep working on this.
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I was a Founder for this game. My recollections are that the setting was cool,

BUT:

quests took forever
group quests were a PITA and in some cases were required to advance
you spent half your time sending things back and forth in the mail

I occasionally would log back in to check it out, but would ultimately give up because I didn't feel like spending 15 hours shuffling gear between my characters.
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