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Brilliant Game, Excellent Offer!! A real bargain if you are playing the game using turbine points!
on 21 April 2012
This edition of the game gives you an up-to-date copy of the game so far, 2000 Turbine points to spend on the in-game store, access to four Quest packs (Trollshaws, Lothlorien, Eregion, and Moria) and a free Steed of the Horse Lords Mount for all characters!
At the minute 1p= 1 Turbine point roughly. Those quest packs in-game are priced roughly 595TB -695TB so you can see straight away they are worth at least £20. So look at all the extra free benefits you would be getting anyway!
For those like me, who already play the game and have switched from being a VIP to a premium member who uses turbine points to buy quest packs etc from the game, the discs don't actually need to be installed if your game is up-to-date. They are just handy to have as a back up because it is far faster to reinstall from the discs that to have to download everything.
The 2000 turbine points are what really sweetened the deal for me as the price of the pack alone without the points is cheaper than buying the quest packs, and a fancy mount in game anyway!
For new players, I would think this is a great pack to have, as understanding how quest packs work can be quite confusing (At least it was for me returning from before the game went free to play) and having them all sorted out for you is great. Combined with the free content already received in game this will take your characters all the way to 60!
Also this edition comes with a handy starter guide, which is updated from the older box sets (The game has changed radically since then and so they could be confusing for new players who buy pre-owned or outdated versions)
The mount is pretty spiffy, and is available once your character has the riding skill (About £1 to purchase)which means you could be extremely low level and dazzle all your friends with a fancy mount. It also means you don't have to buy a standard mount, which for some reason is still ridiculously priced even if it is in-game silver!
*IMPORTANT* When upgrading your account to Mithril edition, you get a code to use. After entering it it asks whether you want it linked to your current account (so it affects those characters) or whether you want a new account. It is up to you what you choose, however I will add that on the next page it asks you how you want to pay. Do not be alarmed! You won't have to subscribe, it is just a glitch from the old system before the game went free to play.
Simply choose "Add Pre-paid gamecard/gametime" then choose the option that you do not have one and that you would enter it later. Voila!
As an added BONUS, this changes your account (well it does currently) to VIP for a few hours, again because of a glitch! I suggest making all the characters you think you'll want and logging in to them. As this gets rid of the gold cap, and bag reduction. When your account reverts pack to premium those characters will have no gold cap, and maximum bag slots without having to pay for these services through the in-game store!
Overall, I think this purchase was great value! The game is fantastic, the community is great (I was used to playing WoW, their community has soured greatly, and I was so shocked and surprised to meet genuinely friendly and sincere people to play with on Lotro) the content is fun, and the scenary is beautiful. The instanced solo quests that take you on the journey of the ring are one of the best game-play features I've seen in a game to date. Also farming taters - there is nothing more relaxing than farming taters in the shire whilst smoking Old Toby's leaf.