Lord of the Rings Online Welcome Back & Extra XP Weekend
From October 2nd to the 6th, Turbine will be having a ‘Welcome Back Weekend’ with Enhanced XP for all to quote “get everyone ready for the Mines of Moria“. Starting October 2nd, past players will have their subscriptions re-activated for the weekend and be allowed to immerse themselves in the game once more to see what they have been missing out on (Yes, I am biased! So sue me 😉 ); Concurrent with this event, Turbine will be activating a +25% Experience Bonus for all players – this bonus stacks with the Rested XP and should help push you along towards your goals of getting into Moria when released later this year.
Welcome Back to LOTRO Weekend with Bonus XP!
Make sure you’re ready to take advantage of everything that Mines of Moria™ has to offer by participating in a Welcome Back Weekend which includes bonus experience for all!
From October 2-6, 2008, we’re offering free LOTRO access to our former players, and +25% bonus experience gain on mob kills* for everyone who logs in and plays. Returning players are invited to patch up, jump in, and start playing on their old characters to get them ready for Moria!
Prepare your characters for the wonder and dread of Moria by taking advantage of these bonus XP days! Tell your friends to log in and play, level your mains and alts, and get ready to Conquer the World Beneath™!
*Note: The bonus XP stacks with rest XP as well!
GOG.com (Short for Good Old Games)
I have to admit that I dropped the ball on this one, originally announced as far back as July – this site is going to be a veritable treasure trove for classic gamers (like myself). The company is going to be offering DRM Free PC game downloads from the era when games were games and they didn’t hog your entire Hard Disk (remember when 2MB was big?).
They are also guaranteeing that all of the games they offer will be compatible with Windows XP & Vista (that is a long shot in my eyes, as most older games I have tried to play on Vista have had major issues – but Kudos to them if they get it to work!); With prices ranging from $5.99 to $9.99 a pop, tech support, and unique ‘extras’ – this site is sure to become a Must Bookmark on the classic gamers computers.
Look for it to come later on this year (the site currently is in a closed beta and, while there is a small banner stating ‘Coming in September 2008’ they are still in negotiations with some publishers).
I certainly hope this site becomes a success and takes off – I have been wanting to find a good source for the classic games I miss so much.
Until the next time, good gaming!