LotRO Giveaway (Shadows of Angmar + Mines of Moria)

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.

71 Comments

  1. I’ve been playing since the game went f2p and now that I’ve hit the late 20’s I’m finding it harder and harder to get quests that I don’t have to buy with turbine points. I’d like to level a lot more, but I don’t have the money to buy turbine points or the time to run around completing a million and one deeds to earn enough for a quest pack or two.

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    1. I would like to have the expansion for my sister. She has very little money at the moment and tries to become a cook.

      Would surely help her to get her mind of the stress.

      Sincerely, Isi.

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  2. I’ve been playing Lotro off and on for a few years now. I’ve been wanting to get back into it, and would love to level my characters up into the expansion content. :)

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  3. I’m playing on US server and I have one 65 here. This codes i would like to give my girfriend. With this I could change her mind, because she dont want invest money to online gaming and do not have account yet.

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  4. I’m playing Lotro fol half a year now, and already got these expansions… but my girlfriend not. And she keeps me from playing all the time. So if I get these, I would like to give her them, so we can play together.

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  5. I’m a new LOTRO player, just started about a month ago and leveling a lore master as my first character. Having a blast and really enjoying the FTP experience. I’m sure that sounds strange, but it fits my change to a casual MMO player and the community has been really welcoming.

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  6. Awesome site. Just found it via Casual Stroll to Mordor, poked around a bit and liked it! I’m hoping to get one of my kids into the game and this is the perfect way to do that!

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  7. I been playing LOTRO for almost 3½ years now and my 13 yeare old daughter have her own F2P account, so if I win I would give it to her so she and I could play more together

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  8. Hey, thanks for the opportunity to win this. Me and my girlfriend have been playing lotro for a couple months now and really love it, I would really love to have the expansions so I can enjoy the game even further, and hopefully be able to buy my girlfriend the expansion in the near future as well. I saw this posted via twitter by a casual stroll to mordor. thanks again.

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  9. Just downloaded/created an account this past week on recommendation of a friend. He’s told me all about Moria and beyond.Will look forward to joining him in great “adventures“. I know, us hobbits are not supposed to have adventures. Must be something Tookish in me ;)

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  10. I got to play Lotro originally at a friends house a few times and really liked it so when it went free to play i was like YAY… but unfortunately I’ve reached the free level cap and being your average teen I don’t have the money to spend on a sub so winning this would be a great boost so I can play some new content and get back into it (as well as get my friends off my back about playing more ^^. YEA LOTRO!!

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  11. We pretty much lost everything last year; our jobs, our house, and even some of our friends who seemed to be more embarrassed by our change of circumstances than wanting to stand with us in the trial.

    Plans I had for the Stone Kingdom site to celebrate all things Gondor in the game went the same way as cable, internet and ordering pizza! (Oh, pizza – I miss thee!)

    Still every closing door opens another, and I’ve taken the opportunity afforded by having nothing left to lose, to start again in a new career. I’m at college for nursing. Algebra sucks at 43 yrs old and 25 years since high school :) I’ve got a job now as a nurse aide at a rehab facility and the internet is back on at last! (I hope te see if there is any chance of getting the stonekingdom active again as well)

    All that to say, it’s my wife’s birthday this May 11th. I would love to give her a way to come play with me in LOTRO that didn’t require us to spend money to do it.

    Don’t get me wrong, we’re blessed! We know our true friends, we know we have (and only need) each other’s friendship as well. I have the chance to do something that’s always been a dream – instead of being to afraid to risk our “lifestyle” by changing careers. We have our health and, although we don’t have children, we have dogs we treat as surrogate kids! All in all, we’re really lucky. I though a chance to share something together through someone’s generosity was just too good to skip taking a chance on!

    Nai tiruvantel ar varyuvantel i Valar tiëlyanna nu vilya.
    The Steward

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  12. Hi, I love this initiative. I’ve been playing since the game is f2p and I am currently in the critical 50, the time to be vip and enter MoM. But as usual, it is difficult to gather all the TP required to buy the pack (now I can not afford the investment to purchase these options).

    Thanks for the opportunity

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  13. Hi!
    I am playing LOTRO some time, and i don’t have expansion, so it will be nice to get one without spending a lot of turbines points :)

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  14. Hi. I’m a major LOTR fan and I’ve been playing the game since it went F2P. I’d like to convince my girlfriend to play it with me, as she is a bit of a LOTR fan too, and I think this is the perfect opportunity to spend more time together (I study abroad so we can only see each other on weekends). Girlfriend + LOTRO is a winning combo!

    Thanks for making this contest!

    PS: I think she’d love the Runekeeper and I’ve always wanted to try the Warden ^^

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  15. *This is not an entry!* Unless things are run differently with Codemasters, Lothlorien will only be included during your VIP time; It is not included in permanent access for a retail code applied post ‘update 2’ (Nov 2010)

    You also get skirmish soldier max trait rank 15 :)

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    1. It was my understanding that since it’s written on the box of the expansion that it comes with 2 new areas, that Lothlorien is still included. I couldn’t find a definite answer about that now, however. :(

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      1. I can only assure you that’s how it works with Turbine. I can’t tell you if Codemasters still gives away permanent access with their Moria product keys. You may want to try getting in touch with Satine or one of the other CM reps about it! :)

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        1. I did via Twitter earlier today but they either didn’t see it or had already gone home for the day. ;)

          I’d really love to know how they’re handling it because I really wasn’t able to find anything on it apart from people assuming because Turbine handles it a certain way – which could, of course, mean that it’s the same here. But I hope it isn’t! ;)

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  16. My reason is simple: I would love to get those codes so I can play Moria without having to grind TP (that will make me hate the game) and spend all of them in the Expansion Pack. I also think that buying enough TP from the store is too much money, things are not good enough in my economy.

    Thanks!

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  17. I’m from Spain. I started playing in US servers with a gift code. Then I bought VIP pass and lots of TP. I would like a code for my wife, who is reluctant to spend more money on LOTRO, but is an avid player like me.

    And probably I’d start a new character in EU servers to avoid time differences with my kinnies for raids and parties.

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  18. *Entry*
    I would be very happy if i would win the two codes because i’m a natural dwarf :) Moria is my favorite region, but without any quests but the epic ones, there isn’t much fun to it. I also have an elf hunter, which would be pretty fun fighting with the Galledhrim. I didn’t had the chance before to play with the Rune-Keeper or the Warden, so that’s another satisfaction i would get from you guys. Being a VIP for a month sounds nice too. Soldier max trait rank 15 is something invaluable for me, as i’m a born skirmisher :D C ya all in-game maybe?

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  19. I would like to have these code to get my little brother that really like the game, a chance to come higher in level that lone lands can offer. And thanks to you without the TP grinding problems, and have the chance to get fon in lotro high level.

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  20. I would like to have these code to get my little brother, that really like the game, a chance to come higher in level that lone lands can offer. And thanks to you without the TP grinding problems, and have the chance to get fon in lotro high level.

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  21. I’d really like to win this as a gift for my sister. We live far apart now, and lotro is how we keep in touch. She’s not really much of a gamer, or she wasn’t before lotro came along, and now we play together every day. She can’t afford VIP and she’s running out of the content she’s been grinding TP for, and I’d like to help her catch up to me in Moria :)

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  22. I’m a lifetime vip but would love these for my brother. I persuaded him to join up after f2p launched and he’s now got a couple of level 30 characters and so has run out of free quests to do. A couple of months vip and then dropping to premium would be enough to get him to moria and level cap. I’d love to be able to take him through all the great moria dungeons and show him the real lotro experience!

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  23. Hullo,

    Introducing the F2P model was a blessing for me, because in the past I could only read about LotRO on the internet and dream about playing. I’m from Poland, and as much as I love Mr Tolkien’s works, I couldn’t start my adventure in Middle-Earth because…the game was not published in my country. After changing to F2P I was finaly able to see the marvels of LotRO. Oh, the joy! :)

    Now, although I can play, there are still problems with buying expansions – they’re not sold here and buying them abroad costs fortune. You need to know that here, in the European Union, prices are as if 1 Euro was worth just 1 Dolar (and it’s not), not to mention that my Polish currency is worth even less (4 Polish “Zlotys” is ~1 Euro). This, with the addition of the fact that Poles earn less than Western Europe citizens, means we have to spend considerably more than our European neighbours.

    If I could win these two codes it would be like dreams come true once again – I could level my Elf minstrel above that 32nd level by questing in Angmar and exploring the depths of Moria. And all without paying a single Zloty! Please, help my dream come true again :)

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    1. We’re from Germany, so yes, we’ve seen that silly “it costs 10 US Dollars, so here, make it 10 Euros”. *sigh* Annoying!

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  24. I would like to have these codes, because my lil sister plays on a f2p account and she won’t be able to play with me, when we get to Moria. She doesn’t have a salary, so she can only spend the TP-s, that she earns in-game, but it’s not enough for this expansion.

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  25. I would really like to win this because I have never been interested in gaming before LotRO. My older sister got me VIP for Christmas, but it was only for one month. I can’t afford to pay for VIP, but I am running out of quests to do since I don’t have access to a lot of content.

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  26. Well, let me introduce myself first. My name is Alexandra and I’m a 18 years old girl from Romania. I start playing LOTRO over an year, but since real life (school mostly) always came first it’s just recently that I hit 65.

    This is my last high school year and after that I’ll move to US where I got a scholarship; I love this unique opportunity, but I must admit it will be quite hard to part of my friends and especially on my boyfriend and that’s why I tried to find quite a few things we can do together despite the distance. And LOTRO would be a great place where we could “meet” and spend some time together; however being just a kid at the moment and saving any money I can for my US “adventure” I can’t afford to make him a proper gift in the form of a fully upgraded account, so winning your contest would be more than a dream come true for me.

    However I realize the chances to win are slim so I don’t put too much hope on it; and no matter who you’ll choose I’m sure it will be the best decision and anyway I thank you for the opportunity to run for this. :)

    Best wishes! :)

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    1. Grats on your first 65! :)

      We’ll randomly draw the winner, so your chance is as big as anybody else’s. I don’t think we could choose one who’d “deserve it the most” or whatever. So that’s why we decided to do it randomly from the beginning. Much easier for us. ;)

      Good luck!

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      1. Thank you; I really enjoy being 65; although the hard work is definitely not over – since I can’t spend lot of time in game, it means that months of grinding for gear are yet to come. :)

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        1. Only if you want to raid! Otherwise, take your time, enjoy the scenery and don’t forget to pick a few flowers on your way. ;)

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  27. I would like to enter!
    The Mines of Moria… it was pretty amazing getting there the first time. Ive been playing since the game went F2P in November as a Lore Master and I’m level 65 now with a alts. I didn’t even know it was available to F2P. I reached Moria after a kinmate asked me why I didnt have a legendary item yet at level 48 or something like that. I said it was because I dont have the Moria expansion pack and therefore cannot go into Moria and therefore cannot get legendary items. He then told me that since the entire epic quest line is free the whole legendary item system is available for all.
    My response was to immediatly head over to Eregion and the Walls of Moria to get onboard the whole system. Now with a level 65 2nd age weapon and a book I made before the update with 7 legacies, 6 of them major, I find myself looking for more content to do and Moria would certainly keep anyone busy until the new expansion comes out and then some. So far I love this game

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  28. I have a free account on turbine and would really like to try out a warden and runekeeper and if when turbine merges, maybe I would get to access moria on my main

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    1. You will not be able to merge your existing Turbine account with a Codemasters one, I’m afraid. :(

      So, if you won, you would have to create a new account for it.

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  29. I’d like an entry, for the sole reason that I would enjoy introducing my wife to this wonderful version of Middle Earth. A free set of codes for Moria and Angmar would be a good way to introduce her to the game in a low-stress manner. Please, only consider this if you have a LOT of extra codes around – I’d rather see someone who doesn’t have VIP access in their household get a chance first!

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  30. I’ve been playing for a little over a month now and I am hoping that this will be motivation to get my friend to play with me!

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  31. Oooo! This looks like just the promotion for me. Starting with the F2P launch, I’ve worked my way through every character class and every free world. I’ll have much more time this summer and want to spend it doing something I love and winning the codes would really help me up my game and join the greater LOTRO community. Nice site, by the way.

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  32. I would very much like these expansions for my wife and myself. With our limited economy at the moment, we can only enjoy the free to play content and not the full game.

    Sincerely, Bjørnar.

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  33. I’d love to have this, just got 2.of mu friends playing this with me and this would save us a little time, effort and a little cash too!

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  34. Hello. I had first heard about LOTRo from a friend, who was very devoted to playing it. I secretly envied her the possibility to enjoy such a marvellous game, but I had to content myself with only listening to her describing all the fun she had. This changed when LOTRo went f2p. Finally, I was able to enter the game. :-) I have been playing for several months on free account and I have decided that I like the game so much that I will get every quest pack in the game. Which means a lot of grinding for TP. Wait, no. It actually means a HUGE amount of grinding. So, I made myself a very detailed plan of what to do where and what to kill to get those precious points as quickly as possible. I printed it out and it became my holy manual. At the moment I’m earning points for Mines of Moria. If I won the pack it would save me a lot of time (and my poor aching hands as well. :-))

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  35. Hi there!
    After grinning TB for 3 months I managed to get Mirkwood at a special price, unfortunately MoM is still too high for my second round grin =P

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  36. Hello there, I would love to have a code. Hubby is deployed and I have 4 teens living at home, 2 of whom play. I would love to get in there and show them what I can do. LOL

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  37. I would like MoM cause i like LOTRO lore and i would like to test warden and RK!
    Thanks for all!

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  38. Mae govannen and well-met. I had an account on russian lotro server Mirkwood once. But a situation there is awfull. While the whole world is going to taste new Update 3, Russia has not got ftp yet. Two years of Siege of Mirkwood, can you imagine?
    Well, I decided to abandone russian server and created an account on Laurelin. Yes, I’m fond of role-play. I’m still in doubt, whether I will have patience to level up a new alter ego character or not. I hope so, because Laurelin is known to be the best rp-server ever. While I’m still in doubt, I can’t afford spending money in vain (besides, to be a VIP in Europe costs twice as much as to be a VIP in Russia).
    If I had Moria and one month time of VIP, this would encourage me greately to proceed with leveling. Thnx guys =^_^=

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  39. Hi there,

    I’ve been playing Lord of the Rings Online for about 4 Months. I startet with a F2P Account and bought MoM and most of the Questpacks as well as one Month of VIP time.

    The reason i hope to get the Codes is my younger brother.
    He started playing Lotro 2 weeks ago and we had a lot of fun together.
    Now he is Lvl 35 and no further Quests in sight.

    Because of that i wanted to buy him some Shoppoints for MoM and other stuff, but it seems that you need a Creditcard (Which i dont have).

    I would be very grateful getting these Codes

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  40. I’ve would love to have the expansions. I really enjoy group play and find it sad not to be able to join my kinmates in instance runs.

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  41. Great comments so far! The competition is hard in order to get the so much wanted code.

    But desperate not, the code’s gonna be mine, I know it.

    And here’s why: I’ve been playing LOTRO for 2 weeks now, and I love this game. I’ve been thinking about buying a VIP account, but wasn’t totally sure about it.

    So far I love the enviroment, like the fields in The shire, or the forests around Bree.

    I’m really looking forward to visit Rivendell (people say it’s the best city in every mmorpg out there) and Moria.

    won’t say it’s for my daughter,or my wife, or anything else. It’s going to be mine, my treasure code !

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  42. I would dearly love these codes – I’ve spent my lunchtimes for the last two weeks trawling for a Moria box and I can’t find one anywhere!

    I’m loving LotRO so far, and it’s f2p nature has enabled me to persuade my girlfriend to start a character and play with me, something I was never able to do when a initial financial investment was required!

    Should I manage to win, I will like give the Shadows of Angmar code to my girlfriend and buy a months VIP for myself to enabled us both to take full advantage, while using the Moria code for myself for the character I started a while ago that’s a lot further ahead than our joint ones.

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  43. I finally tried lotro 2 weeks ago and it is amazing,

    when i went in Old forest at night first time it reminded me of all good and happy moments Tolkien books gave me when i was kid,

    wanted to buy this week points and unlock fellowship path but sadly i cant buy codemaster don’t accept any payment option from serbia and i couldn’t find box in our country from launch day :*(

    i doubt that when eu company didn’t make so we can purchase from them that i will be able to buy from turbine we cant shop at amazon paypal etc.

    I would appreciate Box codes very much if you chose me.

    thanks for reading.

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  44. Friend made me do it, he told me to tell u i got 8 kids, wife whining all the time, and son that is tolkin world fan.
    But i wont tell u that, im just lazy ass that prolly doesent need it, but i can troll if needed to get that code and have all the wonderfull content friend told me about.
    All in all, dont give me the code, it will cause my friend to h8 me cuz he didnt got it. Code or not, love u all :D :*

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