LotRO Middle-earth Celebrates the Harvest Festival
Turbine, Inc. and Codemasters Online announced the details of the first annual Harvest Festival for The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar today. Starting Friday, October 26 through Sunday, November 11; players are invited to participate in the inaugural celebration of the Autumn Harvest Festival, a new LotRO tradition.
“The Harvest Festival is the second of many seasonal events that we have planned for The Lord of the Rings Online,” said Jeffrey Steefel, Executive Producer. “These festivals coupled with content updates demonstrate our commitment to delivering the best online experience for our subscribers through a fun, compelling and evolving game. We want everyone to join with us as we begin a new annual tradition in Middle-earth!”
Unlike some other MMOs that have localized Halloween celebrations, LotRO players throughout Middle-earth will be able find special vendors, and earn unique items and participate in quests designed just for the Harvest Festival including:
- Horse Racing – Players can compete against each other in a horse race! Winners will receive a horse race token that can be used to purchase a Harvest Festival horse.
- Games of Chance – The Harvest Festival will host four games. Players can bob for apples in the Shire or try geode picking with the Dwarves to earn Harvest Festival tokens that can be used to buy special festival items.
- Harvesting the Crop – This new collection of quests enables players to harvest the crops they planted during the Summer Solstice Festival in June and earn a special item for their house.
- Dancing – There will be dancing quests with new race-specific dance emotes as a reward.