During the PAXEast event, Turbine offered the complete LoTRO game, including Mines of Moria & Siege of Mirkwood, along with 30 days free play for $9.99.
Yeah I know, had to buy it!
I already have the collectors set from the games initial release but have never purchased the expansion as I haven't played in a year.
My biggest regret with LoTRO is not buying the lifetime membership for $199 when it was initially offered. This is a gorgeous game and I love playing it - beautiful scenery, characterization is fun, crafting is different, PvP is really different! Rumor is it's up to $300 for lifetime, which is the equivalent of 20 months. Hmmm.... if I had bought it in 2007.... Oh well. I put a ticket in to Billing to see if Lifetime does still exist.
The tradeoff - time to play versus monthly cost. I always balk at the monthly fee for a couple days a month. could look at this as equivalent to going to the movies once or a meal out, but in our current economy.... hard to justify! Add to that I still have DragonAge and Borderlands collecting dust.
LoTRO is downloaded, account is activeLoT and on the agenda for Easter weekend (on the recovery side of the flu/but not up for socializing). Another game to remember how to play - lol!