Today Turbine announced a new web site they are calling the LOTRO Market that is designed to be a out-of-game location to buy LOTRO items.
Now don’t get ahead of me. This is not the LOTRO Store out-of-game so you can buy horses and tomes and such while bored at work.
This is essentially a rebranding of we were previously calling the Turbine Web Store. Things available to purchase:
- All three editions of the Rise of Isengard expansion
- Turbine Point Bundles
- VIP Game Time Codes
All of these services were available previously but it was scattered and disjointed. All three of those items were sort of packaged away into their own areas with no links to each other. Perhaps I’m alone in this but I’ve gotten stuck before going to the Turbine Web Store to look up point codes but instead only finding game card information. It was confusing.
This makes a whole lot of sense to me. A single location to browse and purchase these online items.
I suspect this is where we’ll be headed to for the Riders of Rohan expansion. Could this be a sign that pre-orders are coming soon? It was right after E3 last year that we saw the Isengard pre-order offers.
I just realized that the Isengard editions are currently listed at 50% off in this new interface! This is listed in the forums so it is an intended sale.
This is a great deal if you missed the sale earlier this month!
I have not been able to locate any information on the length of the sale so you may want to pick this up quickly.