Anniversary Celebration 2013
April 24, 2013, marks the sixth anniversary of the Lord of the Rings Online and as such special events took place from April 16 - May 6. The sixth anniversary has not added any new events from the previous year's anniversary, but all of the previous events are back like the Battle for Glorious Beer, Festival Horse Races, fireworks shows, and Bree Boar-fountain gift-giving/postman quests. Jointly with the celebration, Turbine has continued giving out anniversary gifts to reward players based on their sign-up date.
- Ered Luin - Thorin's Hall's Inn and The Festival Arena
- Bree-land - Festival Grounds , Bree Market Square and Bree Fireworks Area
- The Shire - Methel-stage
Anniversary Gifts and Character Portrait Frames
Gifts are bestowed to accounts based on when they first went Premium or VIP. The gift boxes are automatically placed in the inventories of all characters on the account.
Characters also receive Character Portrait Frames to customize their user interface.
- One year or more: 1-year Giftbox
- Two years or more: 2-year Giftbox
- Three years or more: 3-year Giftbox
- Four years or more: 4-year Giftbox
- Five years or more: 5-year Giftbox
- Six years or more: 6-year Giftbox
Main article: Fireworks
At the Methel-stage, the object of this fireworks show is to shoot off as many rockets as possible within the time limit to appease the crowd. This quest repeats roughly every 10 minutes night or day, much like the dancing quests. You will also find an old friend who suggests that you celebrate by shooting fireworks in many different locations of Eriador.
In Bree, this fireworks show takes place only at night. The player is given four colours of fireworks and the Fireworks Announcer will call out phrases directing which type of fireworks to shoot. You will fail the quest if you fire off the wrong colour firework. During the day, two young Hobbits request that you find good spots to fire off rockets to gather support for the fireworks show.
Many of the citizens of Eriador are in a gift-giving mood. They request that you deliver a certain item to a person, and in turn, that person asks you to return the favor and give a gift to another person forming a circle of quests that leads you back to the first person. You can pick up the quest at any point and the quests are repeatable every few days.
A strong wind blew away all the invitations that Percy Bywood was supposed to deliver for the Anniversary Celebrations. The quest Lost Invitations is available daily, but can be repeated more often by spending 5 Mithril Coins each time to reset the quest. Envelopes are scattered throughout Bree, both stuck to walls and other objects as well as envelopes blowing in the wind. Envelopes may contain a variety of items including Festival Invitations, Unwanted Messages, Anniversary Tokens, a war-steed cosmetic set and an emote.
The Battle for Glorious Beer
Main article: The Battle for Glorious Beer
Duke it out in the Festival Arena for a chance to grab the Glorious Beer. Use your Dwarf-club of Unimaginable Power to knock your competitors out of the way. Watch out because your quest for the glorious beer will be over if you get knocked out of the arena.
Keepers of Gifts
During this celebration, most creatures will randomly drop tokens which can be bartered for either gift boxes or Marks. The type of token that drops is related to the level of the creature that dropped it. The gift boxes contain rewards such as cosmetic items, food and potions.
Barterers: See Keeper of Gifts
Main article: Festival Horse Races
Each festival brings exciting horse races to The Shire Race-track and the Bree-land Festival Grounds. By completing a race in time, players can win festival tokens which can be exchanged for festival rewards. Starting with Yule Festival 2012, you no longer must win a horse race to purchase exclusive festival mounts from Will Peartree at Hengstacer Farm. At the Anniversary Festival, festival mounts can also be purchased from Henry Peartree at the Bree Market Square
|Item to Receive||Items to Trade|
|20 Anniversary Tokens|
|40 Anniversary Tokens|
|40 Anniversary Tokens|
- Gifts -- A Pint of Ale
- The Mightiest Blow (Basic)
- The Mightiest Blow (Expert)
- The Mightiest Blow (Intermediate)
- The Mightiest Arm
- Why Your Head Hurts
- Fireworks: Launch Blue Fireworks
- Fireworks: Launch Green Fireworks
- Fireworks: Launch Orange Fireworks
- Fireworks: Launch Purple Fireworks
- Fireworks: Launch Red Fireworks
- Fireworks: Launch Yellow Fireworks
- Fireworks: Master Firework-launcher
The following items are available from these Games-masters
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