How to farm 570 LOTRO points in under three hours

One of the interesting quirks of Lord of the Rings Online’s free-to-play setup is that players can earn premium currency — LOTRO points, or LP — through various in-game activities. Since LP is otherwise purchased with cash and can be used to buy quest packs, cosmetics, classes, and even expansions, earning that currency through gameplay can be a literal money-saver.

What if you could get a good chunk of LP in under three hours? LOTRO player Edward Gibson mapped out and executed a run in which he used a brand-new character to farm 570 LP in two hours and 43 minutes by completing deeds. The player did use a couple of skill and deed boosts to assist with the effort.

Check out the following video to see how this feat was performed and perhaps be inspired to replicate this farming pattern to help you earn your next LOTRO store purchase.

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Edward Gibson

Hello folks.
I read many things about farming points in LOTRO. Most of the time, people just use what they read on the internet and do the same old recipe: Choose an elf because Ered Luin is the fastest region to farm, delete your toon, rinse and repeat. Or choose a human, because Archet is slightly easier or faster… And reach Ered Luin as soon as possible to do this region only. I saw a video by Zogog who did that in about 40 minutes, not considering the time he spent in the introduction.
I just wanted to show in real time what you really can earn if you use a different method. Multi boxing is part of the game, boosts are also part of the game, and we should use them when we have the opportunity.
Of course, this run is not intended for a solo newcomer, but I never said it was. Plus, I often announce in the world chat that I’m about to start a full tour, and give the opportunity to join the fellowship. Most of the time, we chat on teamspeak or mumble. When an actual newbie joins my party, I’m providing the boosts (X2 slayer, runspeed 10% to match the HL hunter’s runspeed, sometimes even XP boosts to allow them to reach lvl 20 before the end of the run) as I know that not everyone has access to the 3 or 4 bound to character sturdy steel keys (for 3 years anniversary box and 7th).
If you want to get all the available stuff in the LOTRO store, you need to do much more than just one run. When on sales, 250mithril coins cost about 1600 LP (they were at 1500 LP not so long ago) instead of 2000 LP. If you want to upgrade the storage of your house, this will cost about 4800 LP for a player house to max it out. Now, imagine that you bought with some secondary account (maybe your slayer toon for LP farming, or some other F2P account created to get extra bank storage) and want to upgrade the house there too. Or you managed to get all 30 houses (only one house per account) in the neighborhood (4 kins, and 26 Deluxe or Standard houses). What would it cost to upgrade all these houses? A lot of IRL cash. Or just running around for three hours with a bunch of people who don’t have the money because they are too young to get a bank account, or maybe jobless people that then have plenty of time to play – for free.
The LP/h yield is about 180. With a ten minutes beorning’s intro, times three – yes, three beornings in /follow mode – it’s even better.
I will resume the translation for the english subtitles later, as the spring festival is back, and the black gate, new reputation grind and such has arrived too.

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MesaSage

Such is the state of Lotro. Let’s farm points! I guess they did it to themselves.

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Roger Melly

Can you do an article like this for Dungeons and Dragons Online too please ?

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Oleg Chebeneev

This video is absolutely useless for F2P players.

1. – He does this on max level character, particularly a hunter who can shoot while fast running. Other classes cant kill with this speed even at max level.

2. F2P players who have high level character most likely closed all deeds in Shire and Breeland already.

3. In LOTRO you can grind deeds on any new servers but you cant do this with such speed on newly created character even in Shire. For Barrows deeds that he shows you have to be at least level 25, so it would take at least 2 days to get there. And 1 more day to do the killing. There are much more efficient ways to grind points on new servers then this.

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BalsBigBrother

Only he did do it with a newly created character though as you imply he was duel boxing. Combine was the newly created character earning the deeds & LP with Silhouette his high level hunter that did the heavy lifting during the slayer parts.

It is a way to earn the points as he says and nope it is not useless to f2p players they just need to have a levelled character and be able to duel box. Also to be fair at no point does he say that this is specifically for f2p folks nor does the article it is just showing a way “a brand-new character to farm 570 LP in two hours and 43 minutes.”, which it does with the help of a levelled character.

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Vincent Clark

The article is misleading to say the least, especially since the video showcases duo/multi boxing–something that has been an issue of contention for years (most players being firmly against it). The article implies he did it simply with a brand new character using deed and skill boosters for assistance–when in reality, a lot more is at play here.

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Utakata

Not to be a stickler here (as my pigtails often are)…but if I would come back to this game, is to experience the books in an MMO format. And not to farm anything. Just saying.

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Vincent Clark

I guess this article is relevant since the lower level areas are still playable. Minas Tirith and anything after that…good luck.

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Hirku

A grind within a grind: BRRRRAAAAAWWRWRRRMRRMRMMMMM!!!

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zoward

No kidding!

In the store 1600 LotRO points is about US$20. Less than that if you buy more than $20 worth. At that rate, 570 LotRO points is worth about about US $7.12. For almost three hours’ worth of work.

How to turn a fun game into your part-time job. ..

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styopa

Sweet. You’re saying I can make $5.70 in 3 hours of work (let’s not pretend it’s ‘play’ on that schedule)?

Well, geez, I can either do that, or go work a minimum wage job for 3 hours, buy those points, and still have enough for a large pizza?

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Scott

That’s probably a good point. But if you’re like me and spend too much coin on too many games the wifey would be happy to see one less line item in the checkbook occasionally.

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Robert Mann

Everyone and their relatives have been grinding free LP in the newbie zones for years. Generally speaking people rush to level through one zone, do any additional easy exploration LP points, and then delete the character to start again.

This is how most free accounts have unlocked other zones and expansions in the store… because unless you really want to play an alt through all the higher zones, and grind the hundreds of mobs without boosters in those zones to gain more LP, you either do this or pay up.

I just… would think that everyone knew that by now? I guess maybe not?

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Scott

Now I understand why those areas seemed a bit busier as I just started / restarted a lowbie Warden :-D

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Neurotic

I think the key question is, what does 570 LP get you in the store?

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Crow

let me put it this way: For new f2p players, you get enough LP to buy a new zone if you make your way through the 1-30 free zones.

If you “grind LP” you’re most of the way if not beyond to a new content pack for lower levels which come around 600-900LP. 800LP=~$10. So 500ish LP is about $4 worth of stuff that is worthwhile if you keep going. Halfway to a real unlock is pretty much the answer.

But it is more than that. I get LP and deeds done even when I don’t realize by just playing the game. While I sub and get points that way, a lot of my points are based off doing deeds.

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Neurotic

Cool! Yeah, I need to re-visit LoTRO. I have a bunch of characters just sitting around getting drunk in Bree, waiting for me to turn up again. :D

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Melissa McDonald

That’s awesome for someone who is F2P. I got lifetime back in 2007 so hey. :)

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Sleepy

Same here, got it for €75 when the euro version was being offloaded by Codemasters. I think I’m sitting on about 14,000 LP now. I should really buy a pimped out horse or something.

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Ashfyn Ninegold

Logged in recently after a time away. I have two lifetime accounts (since launch). One had 17000 LP and the other had 22000 LP. Nice to come home to.

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Melissa McDonald

Let’s go shopping :)

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Crow

Old Massively-that-was and WoWInsider roped me in mostly by having authors who loved doing builds and guides and such. It was a useful site :)

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BalsBigBrother

Yeah I will just stick with my sub bonus and buy any extra I may need for whatever reason.

Deeds are something I tend to ignore and I didn’t need any of the bonuses that the deed virtues give while I levelled up my hunter so I didn’t stress about them. I did pick some up along the way just from play or exploring but |I never went out of my way to grab them.

Good luck to anyone who gives this a shot and hope you all don’t burn out while trying to amass lotro points.

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Crow

Lol… if you keep going and hit real endgame this becomes very useful fast. You do actually need deed-granted mits eventually.

I’ve done this general kind of thing before, and it is amazing. What other game provides you with cash-shop currency for literally playing the game? This element allows me to give LotRO a pass for any kind of monitization. If people actually like the game, they don’t even need to open their wallet.

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BalsBigBrother

“real end game” um is that what you call starting a new alt?

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Crow

Nah, it is doing Serpent and Quays then Throne for armors. Running casual dailies for slow gold crafted essences.

LotRO is so not that kind of game, but I just want to point out that the mits gained from the virtues are essential for progression. Me? I recently did some points grinding to get a little more storage on my main. Absolutely worth it.

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BalsBigBrother

your “real end game” is not mine and my idea of progression has nothing to do with my stats.

Nope my idea of end game progression is finding nice new locations that I haven’t seen before and screen shotting the heck out of them, whether that be on my main or one of the alt army.

Good thing is that the game can accommodate both types of “end game” so its all good :-)

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Crow

Oh, I don’t mean a scotsman at all! Just that the virtues DO in fact help with the mits later on. Other stats not so much, but those mitigations are worthwhile. Even playing casually, they’re a nice boon to have.

For players who want to run dungeons and raids and such they become very necessary. You can stop before that no issue and do something else. LotRO is such a massive, huge world it is hard to get bored :)

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Tobasco da Gama

Indeed, LOTRO is the epitome of MMOs that are about the journey and not the destination…

That said, I acknowledge that a lot of players don’t have money for all the content, so it’s kinda nice that there are folks like Edward Gibson who can help them get a little more enjoyment out of the game.

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Crow

Yes, yes yes!

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