Community Manager & Harbinger of Soon
What would you put in the LOTRO Lottery?
The LOTRO Lotteries are almost here. As we continue to test the system and prepare for the return of regularly scheduled lotteries, we have one simple question:
If you were the lottery master, what would you put in the lottery?
It's a simple question and the sky's the limit. Mostly. There is one limit that even the lottery master can't get around. We cannot put account level items into the lottery. So things like shared storage, character slots, quest packs, etc. aren't possible, but most other things are!
Let's hear what you think should be in the LOTRO Lotteries!
Also, fused relics, cosmetics/dyes (dyes especially, given the large number of cosmetics to use them on in ROI from side-quest rewards), stat tomes, morale pots (the high lvl ones from the store), high-level class items (a small set of all the kinds).
Greater Delving scrolls (every one should win this one)
Stacks of raw mats especially the new t7 ones
Turbine points(not a lot of them think you guys had some before with like 100 tp that was a good number)
Skirmish marks( 500 for 1-40 and 1000 for 41-75) and other random marks(10 of each kind)
Not money there is already too much gold in the game no need to add more
Additional milestone skills would be pretty cool, but I would think that if you put the Milestone II skill in the lottery, anyone who had purchased Milestone II from the store wouldn't be able to use it. OTOH, people who had purchased Milestones III to whatever the max is would be able to use it as long as they hadn't purchased Milestone II...
*Store-only items. Especially ones I didn't know about but that are cool or that seem out of my price range.
*Hard-to-get items from the game. Moors barter items, rare crafting items, egg of the mistress barter item, etc.
And I always love to get money and/or skirmish marks with my lottery. It's like fries with my burger!
Two specific ones that I'd think were awesome:
1. All four of the store-only horses in one lottery. (I'm sure I wouldn't win, but what if I did!)
2. All of the housing decoration barter items from an instance or instance cluster that is significantly below the max level (e.g. all of the Angmar housing items, all of the DN housing items, etc.).
Two things I've won in the lottery in the past and really enjoyed are a mount (which was great timing, I didn't have one yet on that character) and a cloak. The cloak I actually still can't equip yet (I level slowly) but it's pretty enough that I am really looking forward to achieving that level.
I think the lotteries are the most fun when you win stuff you wouldn't otherwise get - either because they're too expensive for you or because you wouldn't normally spend time/money/effort on.
One thing I wouldn't want to win are reputation items. (Yes, I'll make sure to give them away to more deserving players if I ever should win them.) I still think of reputation as something that's earned, not found on the floor or something... so it doesn't seem quite right to me.
While I wouldn't mind winning something *huge*/of significant monetary value like a quest pack or a lifetime subscription or anything along those lines, I'm not sure I would enjoy it that much more than a nice cosmetic. And while the cosmetic would make me smile regularly 'that's the one I won in the lottery', I doubt I'd have that with a quest pack or something less visible like that. None of this is tangible, of course, but in-game items feel a bit more so nonetheless.
All lotteries: Silver, with the amount increasing at the higher levels
All lotteries (perhaps on the Weekend Edition only): add Standard Mount (or seasonal/promotional variant when appropriate, but not rep-gated items); seasonal decorator and/or cosmetic items (again, not rep-gated) when appropriate
Lottery of the Stalwart (Level 51-65): Crit L58 Power/Morale Potions; Crit L50 Cooked Foods; Crit L51 Edhelharn Tokens; Skirmish Points; Maps; LI Scrolls; Superior 3rd and 4th Marks; appropriate rare Crafting ingredients for LIs
Lottery of the Devout (Level 66-75): The sky is the limit - amaze us!
Edit: Special 'theme' Lotteries like the Hobbit Feast suggested by Rosiebelle are a splendid idea! And the seasonal lotteries (either stand-alone or in conjunction with a Festival) are always nice as well.
Last edited by Lebenedh; Oct 05 2011 at 05:25 PM.
Reason: Support the 'Hobbit Feast' idea!