We all are aware of the extended downtime that LOTRO experienced last week that caused their servers to be unavailable for much longer than expected. Premium and VIP players will be receiving compensation for the loss of playtime but Celestrata came to the forums today with an extra bonus we all can enjoy from now until February 26, 2013.
As a way of saying thank you for all of your patience, we will be offering a welcome back 100% bonus experience boost and a boost to lootbox drops from today until February 26th. So don’t wait; walk the lands in Middle-earth today in search of adventure and treasure!
So what do these in-game bonuses mean?
Welcome Back Experience Boost
What it means is that we have an experience boost in game automatically applied to our characters. How this works is you will have a buff applied to your character that grants +100% boost to monster kills. It will not affect quest turn-ins or legendary item experience.
To my knowledge it cannot be turned off so if you are the type that refuses to use any kind of boosters, you’re kind of stuck or use the experience disabler item available in the LOTRO Store.
This buff will stack with all other forms of experience boosters such as rested experience, store bought XP boosters and pocket item XP boosters.
Lootbox Drop Boost
What it means is they are increasing the drop rate for the lootboxes and their keys.
Lootboxes can contain a varied assortment of goodies within them.
We assume the increase is across the board meaning the Monster Players will also see an increased drop rate for the sigils of battle they are looking for the special creep looks.
Horse collectors will be interested in the opportunity for the Marrow Painted Steed with lootboxes.