I was very excited about this event. I loved the Ring lore event and this sounds very similar. I couldn't wait to get started, and set aside some time to really get stuck-into the hunt. I figured it would be a great time to work on an alt. I ran her to the Shire and grabbed the 50 token quest. But after four hours playing, not a token was to be found. At this type of rate, my hopes of contributing to the server goal, and getting a horse or two, seem to be pretty far out of reach.
I understand this is a long-term event, but I'd at least like to feel that I got something accomplished toward the server count. As I recall, Ring lore dropped fairly consistently--not in a rain from the heavens, but I could play a stretch and log out feeling I had made some progress. Same for the metal anniversary tokens.
I have to say I am feeling pretty daunted. I'll keep trying this week. Even one darn bag dropping would give me a little psychological boost.