Take the Hobbits to Isengard









Sapience posted on the official  forums about an new event he is doing.

 I’ve rolled up 29 new Hobbits, one per server, and I’m issuing a challenge. Get my Hobbits to Isengard!
The night before each challenge I’ll announce which server is being challenged. Gather your friends and allies and see if you can take the Hobbits to Isengard! Any level can participate in protecting the Hobbits on the journey.

To make things a bit more interesting, feel free to roll up your own Hobbit to level 10 and see how many of us each server can keep alive all the way to Isengard!
The entire event will be live streamed (http://www.twitch.tv/turbine_sapience) so you can check up on other servers and see how far they get. Or see how badly they fail.

During the stream you can ask questions or just hang out. Anything I can answer I will. You can even ask for specific devs to drop in and chat during other challenges. Be aware, they’ll be chatting in the stream, but may not be playing. So I encourage everyone to have at least a decent set of ear buds nearby. Also, dev time is valuable so we may not be able to get the dev you want when you want, but I’ll do my best.

He also explained how this will work

Here’s how it works

  • The day before the challenge, I’ll announce the server chosen at random and the time the challenge starts.
  • The challenge starts at the milestone outside The Prancing Pony in Bree.
  • Each server is allowed two tries during the live stream. If my Hobbit is defeated he’ll reset to the milestone outside the Prancing Pony and you’ll need to start again. After the second defeat occurs, the challenge is over and the group has failed.

GM’s will be notified prior to each event. So anyone with plans to grief, harass, or otherwise make trouble during the event should be aware the GMs are on call and watching the stream. So even if I miss it, they probably won’t. The idea here is to have FUN!

Every server will get a chance to try and get the Hobbits to Isengard. Time will be the ranking method. The fastest time gets the top slot.

An official leaderboard thread will be created and all official times and success/failure information will be posted there.



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  1. May not be the most original idea in the world…thinking chickens here but after enjoying some of last weeks streaming play session this could be a hoot!

    LOTRO the e-sport…they should have this running simultaneously on all servers and the live feed with commentators can switch between them…a true race :)

  2. Mzrts12 /

    hahahah, sounds like fun. Challenge accepted. XD

  3. For those interested, Sapience has announced the first server for this challenge: Gilrain!

    Friday January 10th, 2:30PM Eastern US Time


  4. AnUnexpectedVidcast /

    Ah my beloved Gilrain did good :)


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