Lord of the Rings Online brings Christmas to July

    
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Just because it’s the middle of the summer doesn’t mean that Middle-earth can’t enjoy some frosty fun! Lord of the Rings Online is bringing back its Yule Festival next week for a special encore that also contains a special surprise.

From July 31st through August 7th, players can head back to Winter-home where a new quest and reward awaits them. Those participating should note that LOTRO is now limiting the maximum number of festival tokens to 40, so make sure you spend yours so as not to waste any!

“A new quest has arrived in Frostbluff called Stolen Sweets!” the patch notes mention. “Visit snowy locations throughout Middle-earth to recover stolen treats for the poor children of Winter-home, and earn the rewards of a white Yule Rabbit and the title ‘Bringer of Sweets!’ The quest is bestowed by the Frostbluff Stable-master. This new quest can be completed once during the run of the Vacation on Frostbluff event, and does not require visiting regions above level 50. Additionally, the other activities available during the Yuletide Festival are now available!”

Source: Patch notes. Thanks Fredelas!
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Roger Melly

I thought half Christmas was the 25th June .

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Viktor Budusov

New team is incredible. For last two years they made more festival content than in 5 years before. Great work!

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Tandor

Festival content isn’t the same thing as main content or performance enhancement. I can’t share your praise of a team that thinks that having Christmas content twice a year is the way to promote and improve the game. To me, that’s adding so-called content on the cheap because they lack either the imagination and/or the resources to add proper game content or fix the performance issues!

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Viktor Budusov

This is not Christmas content, it’s new event.

They also make a lot of ‘proper’ content. New expansion last year, raids every year, new instances. Next update will contain another raid and 3 instances.

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Tandor

It appears to be a new quest set in the Yule Festival and involving frosty fun in July – or have MOP got the whole thrust of the article wrong?

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Viktor Budusov

As i understand it’s a new quest series starting in Frostbluff. I’m not sure usual Christmas content will be available though it doesn’t matter.

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Paragon Lost

Honestly, while I like these festivals. I’d rather they’d oh I don’t know… add scrolls of empowerment, crystals etc to the npcs at Erebor, Dale and Felegoth. So that I have something useful to spend currencies on in regards to my Legendary Items. Instead of having to go back and do 100 level content daily grinds to earn various old currencies to upgrade my LI’s.

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Word.

Less dancing, more coding. Chop, chop!

Honestly, RP players can organize events on their own, it might not have much of a visual representation, but they cam have a public Discord voice chat or something… ah, they’ll figure it out. Point is wasting time and resources on such things seems kinda stupid. Maybe I don’t get it as I don’t care about events at all and care mostly about playing the game. After all events are just gimmicks to distract players into thinking something meaningful is happening in the game when in fact it’s not.

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Viktor Budusov

You do not like festivals – ok. But other people do. Many people think that raid grinding is stupid.

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Here you go running your mouth…

I never specified which game am I talking about. I don’t play LOTRO, because most of the content is behind a wall (pay or grind) and what is free is outdated and doesn’t look good to me at all.

I’m talking about any kind of game in general. Could be an FPS, racing game, TPS.

The fact is gameplay between different titles and genres varies, but those in-game events are usually all the same – complete a set of small taska in a certain time period in order to qualify… Meh… been there, done that.