MMO Events & Freebies

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lupi

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LOTRO Anniversary event April 20th through May 8th, log in during that time for account gifts.
 

XavierMace

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Delta Recruit event is back for Star Trek Online. If you play an missed it last time they did it (3 years ago), I'd highly recommend logging in and doing it. Short version: You're creating a new character to provide account wide unlocks for all your other current and future characters. For maximum rewards you want to create one new character for each faction (FED/KDF/ROM), but one toon is sufficient for most of the rewards. You do not need to max them out during the event, simply progress them far enough to get the Delta Recruit flag, which is at the end of the tutorial which for some reason they are forcing you to play. There is a slight incentive to play them while the event is ACTIVE though (dilithium for killing enemies). You can delete the extra characters once you're done.

Full reward list is here: https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/9116343

Between Delta Recruit and Temporal Agent (later similar event), that gets you roughly 500 fleet marks and 2,500 reputation marks for free on every toon you ever make once you hit 50. Suspicion is with the upcoming expansion this summer there's probably going to be a 3rd one of these events at that time.
 

DaveSimmons

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Delta Recruit event is back for Star Trek Online. If you play an missed it last time they did it (3 years ago), I'd highly recommend logging in and doing it. Short version: You're creating a new character to provide account wide unlocks for all your other current and future characters. For maximum rewards you want to create one new character for each faction (FED/KDF/ROM), but one toon is sufficient for most of the rewards. You do not need to max them out during the event, simply progress them far enough to get the Delta Recruit flag, which is at the end of the tutorial which for some reason they are forcing you to play. There is a slight incentive to play them while the event is ACTIVE though (dilithium for killing enemies). You can delete the extra characters once you're done.

Full reward list is here: https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/9116343

Between Delta Recruit and Temporal Agent (later similar event), that gets you roughly 500 fleet marks and 2,500 reputation marks for free on every toon you ever make once you hit 50. Suspicion is with the upcoming expansion this summer there's probably going to be a 3rd one of these events at that time.
It's also a good time to start playing STO. Besides the above, your Delta Recruit will get some nice leveling gear that new characters normally do not get.

STO is truly F2P. All of the story content and the end-game queues can be done with free ships and free loot drops, though nearing endgame you can choose to pay cash monies for nicer endgame ships. Other cash shop unlocks are cosmetic.
 

zinfamous

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^that's complete spam. I played some version of "MU" about 10 years ago. It's utter grinding-griefing, P2W crap. 10 years real-time to level your toon enough just to be able to walk out of a hub and not be ganked at the front door (by the devs), or just a mere 50 bucks to do it right now!

lol: avoid Mu like it's chlamydia.
 

Craig234

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Elder Scrolls Online, which is a fine MMO, has an event where if you buy the Summerset expansion by I think Oct 7 (double check), you will get a free pet/mount/house because the players did an event to get them for all the owners. People say the mount and house would otherwise be worth $25-$30 each as I understand.

The expansions are on sale right now as well - on Steam, the Elder Scrolls website, the best deals seem to be on Green Man Gaming if you have 'VIP' there where it's an extra 20% off on top of the sale. That puts the expansion about $22 and the expansion+base game a little under $30.
 

lupi

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Elder Scrolls Online, which is a fine MMO, has an event where if you buy the Summerset expansion by I think Oct 7 (double check), you will get a free pet/mount/house because the players did an event to get them for all the owners. People say the mount and house would otherwise be worth $25-$30 each as I understand.

The expansions are on sale right now as well - on Steam, the Elder Scrolls website, the best deals seem to be on Green Man Gaming if you have 'VIP' there where it's an extra 20% off on top of the sale. That puts the expansion about $22 and the expansion+base game a little under $30.
https://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/54801
 

lupi

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For anyone that has been logging in recently, REWARD2019 in the LOTRO store gives you a bonus chest of in game goodies following the recent game outage.
 

lupi

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LOTRO Spring Festival 2019 has started.

WoW having a free access for former accounts weekend.
 

lupi

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ESO event,

From now until May 9th, take part in our epic five week in-game extravaganza in celebration of five years of The Elder Scrolls Online!

Take part in different activities each week, with the chance to earn:

  • Double XP Boosts from 2019’s delicious Jubilee Cake
  • Anniversary Jubilee Gift Boxes, including rare crafting ingredients, recipes & outfit styles
  • Event Tickets to evolve your Nascent Indrik into a Luminous Indrik mount
  • And more!
 

lupi

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LOTRO posted updated event schedule for reat if the year. If you're as part time player, these events have relatable quest and you can crack out some serious xp for minimal work over couple weeks each major event is active.


LOTRO Events Schedule
Here is the current events schedule. Please note that events and their start and stop times can change.​
ALL TIMES EASTERN. Click here for a time zone conversion tool from TheTimeNow.com​
  • Event: Start Time: End Time:
  • Anniversary gift 4/23/19@10am 4/1/20@3am
  • +25% XP Boost 7/25/19@10am 7/29/19@3am
  • Hobnanigans 8/1/19@10am 8/5/19@3am
  • +10% Embers/Motes Lootbox Bonus 8/8/19@10am 8/12/19@3am
  • Farmer's Faire 8/21/19@10am 9/10/19@3am
  • VIP Event Boost 8/29/19@10am 9/3/19@3am
  • Tale of the Shipwrecked Mariner 9/16/19@10am 9/20/19@3am
  • Bilbo's Birthday 9/20/19@10am 9/26/19@3am
  • +25% Skirmish Mark Boost 9/26/19@10am 9/30/19@3am
  • Hobnanigans 10/3/19@10am 10/7/19@3am
  • VIP Event Boost 10/10/19@10am 10/15/19@3am
  • Harvestmath Festival 10/15/19@10am 11/5/19@3am
  • Durin's Day Event 10/18/19@10am 10/22/19@3am
  • +25% Crafting XP 11/7/19@10am 11/12/19@3am
  • +10% Embers/Motes Lootbox Bonus 11/7/19@10am 11/12/19@3am
  • +25% XP Boost 11/21/19@10am 11/25/19@3am
  • Hobnanigans 12/5/19@10am 12/9/19@3am
  • Yuletide Festival 12/12/19@10am 1/7/20@3am
  • VIP Event Boost 12/27/19@10am 1/2/20@3am
 
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^that's complete spam. I played some version of "MU" about 10 years ago. It's utter grinding-griefing, P2W crap. 10 years real-time to level your toon enough just to be able to walk out of a hub and not be ganked at the front door (by the devs), or just a mere 50 bucks to do it right now!

lol: avoid Mu like it's chlamydia.
Noob & chlamydia is easy to treat. The test for it is entirely a different story.
 

Craig234

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Elder Scrolls Online is free to play on the company website until about April 13 or Steam until Apr 7, and on sale for $7.99, a huge value.
 

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