We still have a game bundle here and we’d like to give the two codes away. They’re for LotRO Shadows of Angmar and Mines of Moria. Only ONE person will get both codes. We’re not going to split them. While we do have the boxes, we’ll only send you an email with both the codes. That way, we save postage and you’ll definitely get the codes (one can never really trust the postal service… *cough*).
It’s for Codemasters’ service which, come June, will switch to Turbine. Once that happens, all UNUSED codes will become invalid. So the codes we have are only valid for less than a month. And until then, we’d like to find a new home for them. ;)
All you have to do is comment here and tell us why you want them. We’d very much prefer if you’re either a player who doesn’t have an account yet or one who only has a free account. Not one who wants a second account or who’s already bought lots of stuff anyway (like the warden and runekeeper class, etc.).
You don’t have to be European in order to get the codes! Come June, the service will transfer over to Turbine anyway, the servers will be stationed in the USA and we’ll all apparently be able to create characters on US and EU servers (see here and here). If you win these codes, you’ll have to create the account at LotRO Europe (and, as mentioned, before June 1 or they’ll become invalid)! After the merge, you’ll hopefully be free to create characters on US servers if you prefer those. :)
With those 2 codes you’ll get:
– 30 days of VIP time (only if you’ve never bought anything before!) – and after that, you’ll be a “premium player” (see here)
– 2 new classes (Runekeeper + Warden)
– 2 extra character slots
– quest packs Moria + Lothlorien (“should be” included: http://twitter.com/#!/Faya_/status/67887343431983104)
– skirmish soldier max trait rank 15
(Argh! It actually wasn’t that easy to find out what you get to keep with MoM after your VIP time. I hope the list above is correct. If I forgot anything, feel free to comment and add whatever’s missing!)
Please make sure to enter a valid email address when commenting here as we’ll contact you through that email address! All valid comments posted before May 14, 21h (9pm) GMT+1 (Paris Time) will be considered for the drawing.
Edit: You can also comment if you’d like the code for a family member, friend, significant other,… :)
Edit 2 – About Lothlorien: After a comment here and my unsuccessful google search, I put “Lothlorien” in brackets because it seems to not be clear whether Lothlorien is a part of the boxed version or not. Moria alone is pretty big, though, so I think it’s still very much worth it (and still saves money, after all ^^). Thanks, Crell!
Players don’t seem to know about it either. I haven’t been able to find a definite “yes” or “no” for Codemasters. It seems to not be included with Turbine anymore. But for Codemasters, I see the argument that it’s advertised on the box “2 new regions: Moria and Lothlorien”. For now, I just assume they took it out! :(
Edit (May 10): According to Faya, Lothlorien should be included. http://twitter.com/#!/Faya_/status/67887343431983104
Edit 3 (May 10): Just to point that out because it might not be clear (and it is confusing… ^^): If you’re a free player with Codemasters currently, there’s no problem upgrading this account with the codes we have. If you’re currently playing with a Turbine account, however, you will have to make a NEW account under Codemasters. In June, all Codemasters accounts will be transferred over to Turbine, so you will then be able to play on US servers, too (at least, that’s what Sapience said they’re trying to do). You will NOT be able to merge the Codemasters account with an existing Turbine one!
Edit (May 14): The Eurovision Song Contest just started. In other words: It’s 9pm GMT+1. The giveaway is closed, we’re going to draw the winner soon.