Anniversary scavenger hunt guide – year 11

Just when you thought they were done, they throw you one more, and these may be some of the most difficult and most widespread hunts we’ve seen. This set takes us back to many of the locations that Gollum visited on his journeys. We also take a round trip tour of the ruins of Middle-earth and have a cryptic epic entish poem to decipher.

As this is the second year the anniversary scavenger hunt is offered, all of the previous ten years are already available. No waiting around for one a week like last year. The devs have even said that the scavenger hunt portion of the festival will remain available for some time after the main anniversary festival to give people time to finish it off. And while the meta-riddle (paper scraps) does not continue with year 11, we still get some rewards to revel in for our efforts.

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Anniversary scavenger hunt guide – paper scrap riddle and final rewards

It’s over! Or is it? Remember those pesky scraps of paper cluttering up your inventory as a ‘reward’ for each week? Eagle-eyed players quickly discovered that each scrap has a unique message and would eventually point to the final reward. As year 10 came and went, the riddle was solved but not without mild frustration. But never fear, this guide is here for you, though if you’re avoiding spoilers, look away now.

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Anniversary scavenger hunt guide – year 9

Eight down, two to go. Year nine of LOTRO’s grand scavenger hunt features highlights from the elusive wizard Gandalf’s story stretching from the Shire to Minas Tirith. But tramping through Middle-earth shouldn’t be anything new to you at this point. You’ll also plow through enemies in landscape “group” content, at least it was designed to be difficult when the level cap was much lower. And finally, you’ll be hunting for easter eggs placed by developers, many of whom have long since departed from the game, I’m sure.

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Unlocking the Inn of the Forsaken and the Halls of Night

I sneakily published a video the week before detailing how to unlock the Inn of the Forsaken instance and this week I present to you unlocking the Halls of Night. Both instances were released as stand-alone purchases in the LOTRO store (free for VIPs) in 2011 with update 3. My, how time flies. If you still haven’t bothered unlocking the instances or the knowledge has been lost to the ravages of time, look no further than these videos.

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