#LOTRO: 50% Off on Expansion Packs

posted this on November 27th, 2013.
Categorized as Amazon, expansion, lotro, LOTRO Market, LotRO store, Mines of Moria, Quad Pack, Riders of Rohan, Rise Of Isengard, Sale, Samwise Gamgee's Starter Pack, siege of mirkwood, Steam, steam starter pack.

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LOTRO is having a Black Friday special of 50% off all expansion packs except for the latest expansion, Helm’s Deep that just recently released. Sales are good until December 2, 2013.

Also don’t miss the double bonus points sale currently available. This also runs until December 2nd.

LOTRO Market

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[Expired] #LOTRO: Expansion Quad Pack 50% Off

posted this on September 16th, 2013.
Categorized as expansion, lotro, LotRO store, Mines of Moria, Quad Pack, Riders of Rohan, Rise Of Isengard, Sale, siege of mirkwood.

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Full link: http://cstm.mymiddleearth.com/2013/09/lotro-expansion-quad-pack-50-off/

[Update] The price looks to be back up to $39.99 so this is no longer available.

The LOTRO Market currently has the Expansion Quad Pack 50% off it’s normal $39.99 price tag and on sale for $19.99 right now!

The package includes the following expansions:

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LOTRO Helm’s Deep Pre-Order Debacle

posted this on September 13th, 2013.
Categorized as beta, epic line, expansion, F2P, Free to Play, Helm's Deep, instances, isengard, lord of the rings online, lotro, pre-order, Riders of Rohan, Rise Of Isengard, rohan, store.

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Full link: http://docholidaymmo.com/2013/09/13/lotro-helms-deep-pre-order-debacle/

DocHoliday's MMO Saloon DocHoliday's MMO Saloon - LOTRO, Secret World, & Rift with an End-Game View

I don’t really like making my first post in a long while a rant, but I just couldn’t help it.  There are so many things I feel are wrong with this announcement that I needed to write about it.  I have been expecting this news pretty much any day since the middle of June, so I can’t be terribly surprised it came yesterday.  I’m also not surprised by what was actually in the announcement, but I was really hoping that Turbine would change its model from previous expansions.

Sure, Isengard was their best expansion ever, and one that I snatched up the legendary pack for immediately.  However, we’ve never heard a peep about how Rohan did and one can only guess that it didn’t do all that well.  I know from my own highly scientific polling, most people were either not getting the pack or using their Turbine points for it, like I did.  What Turbine failed to do with that pre-order was include items that people really cared about and wanted.  After 6 years, I think players are getting tired of titles (does anyone still care what title they show?) and have more cosmetic items then they know what to do with.  Combine that with the fact that we can only show off one horse at any given time, it makes it hard to really need all these extra things.

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#LOTRO Market Price Changes

posted this on September 3rd, 2013.
Categorized as lotro, LOTRO Market, LotRO store, Quad Pack, Riders of Rohan.

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Full link: http://cstm.mymiddleearth.com/2013/09/lotro-market-price-changes/

The LOTRO Market (the web store out of game) has had a facelift and some price changes/additions to its line up that some folks may be interested in.

Riders of Rohan Base Edition

Was: $39.99
Now: $19.99

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LOTRO Market Sale: 50% off Riders of Rohan Until July 7th July 11th

posted this on July 3rd, 2013.
Categorized as expansion, Heroic Edition, Legendary Edition, LOTRO Market, LotRO store, Quest Pack Sale, Riders of Rohan, Sale.

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Full link: http://cstm.mymiddleearth.com/2013/07/lotro-market-sale-50-off-riders-of-rohan-until-july-7th/

Update 7/8/13: This sale has been extended until July 11th.

Right now the LOTRO Market has a sale on Riders of Rohan for 50% off which is great news for those of you looking for a sale. It doesn’t get much better than 50% off for content so scoop it up if you need it.

LOTRO Market Sale

LOTRO-market_EN50% off Riders of Rohan on the LOTRO Market for all editions!

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Going Out With a Bang–Riders of Rohan Givewaway

posted this on June 24th, 2013.
Categorized as Events, Giveaway, Legendary Edition, Riders of Rohan.

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You may have heard that CSTM is planning to shut down at the end of this month. In fact, this week’s podcast (episode #200) is planned to be our last.  We don’t like sad goodbyes so we want to give some stuff away and make people happy and remember us fondly!

What we have today are two (2) codes for a Legendary Edition to Riders of Rohan expansion!

The Prize

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Turbine with an Interesting News Day

posted this on April 25th, 2013.
Categorized as beta, Bullroarer, End Game, expansion, forums, Free to Play, gear, Helm's Deep, isengard, lord of the rings online, lotro, Raids and End-game, Riders of Rohan, Rise Of Isengard, rohan, screenshots, Skirmishes, Update 11.

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Full link: http://docholidaymmo.com/2013/04/25/turbine-with-an-interesting-news-day/

DocHoliday's MMO Saloon DocHoliday's MMO Saloon - LOTRO, Secret World, & Rift with an End-Game View

I’ve been waiting a little bit to absorb and digest the releases yesterday as there are certain things that just don’t make sense to me.  We saw 3 main pieces of news that I wanted to go a little deeper into.

After a delay hit last week, Update 11 finally makes its way over to Bullroarer for public testing.  I will admit that I’ve only popped on the server for a little bit, so this isn’t any sort of thorough review of the update.  For the most part, we knew much of what is in this update but I wanted to touch on a couple of things.  I was a bit underwhelmed by the changes to mounted combat, as Rowan made it out to be a pretty significant change to the mechanics as well as giving the mount trees more options.  At first glance, it really just seemed like the removed many of the basic traits and rolled them into the base mount.  While I appreciate the change, I was hoping for more of an evolution.  But, I will reserve full judgment until I play with it more and see the new content in case they added something spiffy there.  I am (as always) happy to see new zones and am VERY curious to see where the story continues, and visually it appears that the new zone doesn’t disappoint.  I did check out the new Hobbit Presents, and I really don’t have any personal issues with it – but at least now we should be able to get confirmation regarding non-VIPs and gold boxes.  On my first roll I did win 50 Mithril Tokens, so I used those up for research purposes.  The main thing that jumped out to me is that the gear in there maxes out at level 80, but there are Teal and Orange drops.  Below are some shots of what’s possible to get, notice the orange item is not that far off from my Hytbold gear. In addition to this use of coins, there are new ways to spend them, which is all well and good but I’m just not entirely sure the rationale behind the change.  We shall see how much of this build stays the way it currently exists and how many BR builds we get before live, but for the most part I’m liking the Update for what it is.

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Weekly Store Sale Starting March 22, 2013

posted this on March 21st, 2013.
Categorized as Coupon, expansion, experience, Free Sample, isengard, LotRO store, Mirkwood, moria, Quest Pack Sale, Riders of Rohan, rohan, tasks, Weekly Sale.

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The following items are on sale from March 22-28. Below you will find the sale listings as well as our recommendation on purchasing.

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Episode 188: It’s Goldenstar’s Birthday!

posted this on March 10th, 2013.
Categorized as birthday, Burglar, creep, Dum Group, dungeon, episode, Episodes from 2013, Giveaway, goldenstar, Hunter, Instance, podcast, Riders of Rohan, Turbine Points, Update 10, VIP.

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HobbitHoleThis week we talk about Update 10’s release, dev diary, screenshots, known issues, developer bites, store updates and more!

Goldenstar’s Dum group did the Mirkwood instance, Dungeons, this week and pretty much were not huge fans of the mechanics of it. She’s also has apparently given up on Hytbold. Oh also it is her birthday.

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Update 10 Store Updates

posted this on March 6th, 2013.
Categorized as instance cluster, LotRO store, Mithril Coins, monster play, PvMP, Riders of Rohan, store, Update 10.

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Turbine has posted on their forums a Store Offer Update: 10. This makes me happy. I like seeing a list of items added or removed from the store and I hope they keep this up! I’d like to add, seeing prices of the new items would be a nice addition. I’m certainly interested but currently not in a position that I can login and check.

New Items

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