I'd like to see more "mini festivals" throughout the year. There are the big quarterly seasonal ones, and the anniversary event, but I would not mind seeing one "small" festival happen each month or so, lasting about a weekend, say Friday Noon EST till Monday Noon EST so that all continents will have the weekend to play that particular festival. It doesn't have to be big with loads of quests, and perhaps it should focus on some new areas.
A few suggestions for mini festivals:
- "Digging for Mathoms" - After finding a curious yet valuable "Mathom Box" in her farmland, Dora Brownlock has caused hobbits and other free people to pick up a mining pick, and go digging at "Suspicious Digging Sites" all over the shire. Similar to perhaps the treasure hunt event, players will dig up "Mathom Boxes", which could contain..... anything from a few silver to perhaps old historical hobbit-like cosmetics and even a rare horse. You get 10 1-use picks, and the quest will have a 1 hour cooldown.
- "Misplaced furniture" - The deliverers of furniture to the housing furniture vendors have made a mistake. Elven furniture was delivered to the Shire! Hobbit furniture was delivered to Thorin's! The Bree land housing vendor has received Dwarven furniture, and the Elves are stuck with the furniture normally sold by Man of Bree! They all dumped their unwanted wares in front of the housing areas, and are asking you, the player, to rectify the situation. Pick up furniture from one housing area, and bring it to the correct one. After bringing furniture to each housing area 10 times (so 40 runs in total), you get the title "The Deliverer" or perhaps "Delivery Man/Woman" - Cooldown 1 hour, so you would need 10 hours (4 quests per hour) to complete the runs.
- "Dourhand Messengers" - The dourhands mean business. They are planning to attack Gondamon and are building weapons. They want to inform Skorgrim of their progress with coded messages. They are sending out "Dourhand Messengers" (level 15), and they could be ANYWHERE in level appropriate areas (so practically, all over the shire, bree-land, ered luin, etc). They are fairly rare, and cannot be tracked. Once found, a partial message is retrieved (open tapping rules apply, multiple people can get the partial message) and needs to be returned to the mayor of Bree. He, and a team of experts are trying to decode the message, and need a xyz number of partial messages to crack the code. This is a server event, and can be completed in a weekend.
Moved from Riddermark to Arkenstone on 9/29/2015!
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