I'm currently a free player (hence this section) but thinking about buying the Riders of Rohan pack.
I'm just a little confused as to how expansion packs work, since it's digital download (or for other packs I've read CD-Rom). Is the expansion bound to a specific account or computer? I play on two different PCs you see, so if I bought the pack would it be limited to one computer or could it be downloaded/used on both?
Also, I was wondering how the download affects alternate accounts?
for any expansion you purchase with real cash you either recieve a DvD and an activation key or if purchased digitally you only recieve an activation key
this key is entered onto your current lotro account and is bound to one account only. so long as you have activated the activation code you will have access to the new content from any PC on which lotro is installed, so long as you logon to lotro with the same account
when you install lotro everything is installed, there is nothing futher to install even after purchasing expansions. what you have access to is decided by either what youve purchaed in the ingame store or which activation codes you have entered.
however with RoR you have still have the current content installed and will recieve the pre-order junk, untill the update is released in the autumn, at which time the new content will auto download for everybody regardless of whether theyve purchased it
Last edited by Finglonger_UK; Jun 13 2012 at 11:17 AM.
Great explanation! Keep in mind, that game key stays with your account no matter what. If you leave for a year and come back using the same sign on info, you will have that key permenantly for as long as LOTRO lasts.
Here's something that might also help you when I asked the same question a few months ago, although this was before the anouncement of RoR:
"Depending on the price, Mines of Moria can be a good deal. Why? (1) if it's new, it includes a 30 day pass/VIP, (2) unlocks two classes, (3) every single quest unlocks for you and belongs to you, forever, no need to pay extra for quest packs there. Now, if what you are looking at is pretty much on the expensive side, you'll be better off with Rise of Isengard Legendary Edition, because it will include previous expansions, including Moria. Research before you take the plunge. This is the page for Rise of Isengard: http://isengard.lotro.com/purchase.php
Anything that is between level 15-50, you will have access to the areas, but if you want the quests, you'll either need to subscribe to unlock them, or buy the individual quest packs. From 50 on (Moria and further), if you get Rise of Isengard Heroic edition, you will have unlocked for you.
Now, all that being said, try the free version that is currently available to see if the game is something you truly want to play. No point in spending money beforehand, since everyone now has the option of a free trial before making a decision."
Although like I said this was before RoR was anounced. Now I would recommend waiting for RoR and buying the Heroic Edition ($50) This includes both the Moria and Isengard expansion packs included along with extra bonuses. So you should definately wait for Rohan, as I assume you are at a low level and don't need the expansions right now anyways =) I ordered Moria, but that was because I'm leveling quickly and it was on sale at Amazon for $20 bucks, but if I'd had the money I would have gotten the Isengard Heroic edition. Anyways, good luck and good hunting! Hope this helped ^^
P.S. Oh by the way, my question was actually about buying Moria specifically. That's why it says so much about it. But if you are low on cash and level quickly like I do, I would recommend buying Moria, but only if you are low on cash. If you level quickly and can afford it, then I would recommend getting the Isengard Heroic Edition expansion =]
From 50 on (Moria and further), if you get Rise of Isengard Heroic edition, you will have unlocked for you.
For Isengard, it's the Legendary Edition, not the Heroic one, that has the extra quest packs as bonus items. Isengard Legendary Edition comes with quest packs for Trollshaws (lvl 30-50), Eregion (lvl 45-55), Moria (lvl 50-60), Lothlórien (lvl 55-60) and Mirkwood (lvl 61-65) in addition, of course, to Isengard itself (lvl 65-75).
Originally Posted by Echos_21
Although like I said this was before RoR was anounced. Now I would recommend waiting for RoR and buying the Heroic Edition ($50) This includes both the Moria and Isengard expansion packs included along with extra bonuses.
No, it includes Evendim, Moria, and Lothlórien, but not Isengard.