There is a bit of confusion with some folks and the pre-order goodie bags that were given due to the Riders of Rohan delay. I thought I’d be super helpful (or at least try to be) and give some instructions on these little packages.
Who gets goodie bags?
The goodie bags codes are only sent to those who preordered AND applied the Riders of Rohan product key to their account by September 5, 2012. [source]
How are Turbine sending me the goodie bags?
The goodie bags aren’t auto-granted to you in-game. You will need to check your email (your out of game email). The email is titled: “LOTRO – Your Goodie Bag Codes Enclosed”.
Inside you will find three 18-digit codes that are for your goodie bags.
These are not auto-granted to every character from here on out like past gifts. You get three codes for three characters. Once your codes are used, you goodie bag gifts are fulfilled and you will not get any more (well for free anyway).
How do I get my goodie bags?
- Login a character you wish to get a goodie bag.
- Open up the LOTRO Store and search for “goodie bag”
- Put it in your cart or use the “Quick Buy” option.
- Apply your goodie bag code as a coupon for the item. it will drop the price of the goodie bag from 560 Turbine Points to 0 Turbine Points.
- Place Order and your goodie bag will appear in your character’s inventory.
What do the goodie bags contain?
The goodie bag will contain the following items –
- 100% XP Boost (1hr)
- Slayer Deed Accelerators x1 (60 min)
- +20% Renown (3 hours)
- +20% Mount Speed (1 hour)
- Tome of Defence
- Scroll of Finesse
Why do I not see a goodie bag in the store?
The goodie bag has a minimum level of 40 on it. If your character is below level 40, they will not see it in the store. [source]
Not sure if by design but it seems like an unintended oversight and it is something Turbine is looking for options to make the goodie bag more accessible.
@akabezalelItems have level requirements, the store will not show items you cannot use. We’re investigating options to address this.
— LOTRO (@lotro) September 18, 2012
When do I need to use my goodie bag codes by?
Goodie bag codes expire on October 15th (Riders of Rohan Launch). You must use all three of your goodie bag codes by then or lose the goodies. [source]