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Welcome to The Lord of the Rings Online™ (LOTRO), the award-winning online role-playing game set in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth, the greatest fantasy world of all time.

Free-to-Play opens up more choices and options so you can play your way. When LOTRO Free-to-Play is available, you can download the game for free and start playing without a subscription or even a credit card.

Anyone can join the game for free as a Free player when LOTRO Free-to-Play is available. You will automatically be upgraded from Free player to Premium player status with your first purchase of Turbine Points in the LOTRO Store.

And for a monthly fee, LOTRO's VIP program offers the best value and the most options for players who like the convenience of having unlimited access to all of LOTRO's game content and features. If you are already a subscriber, just maintain your active subscription to be automatically upgraded to VIP!

Here are all the benefits you get when LOTRO Free-to-Play is available:
PLAYER TIER VIP PREMIUM PLAYER FREE PLAYER
 
TURBINE POINTS 500/month Free
(can purchase more) or earn thru gameplay
Purchasable
or earn thru gameplay
Purchasable
or earn thru gameplay
 
CONTENT
World Access* Free Free Free
Epic Story* Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Races 4 4 4
Classes 7 7 7
Premium Classes* Purchasable Purchasable Purchasable
Level Cap* 50 50 50
Character Slots*/** 5/server
(can purchase more)
3/server
(can purchase more)
1/server
(can purchase more)
Quest Packs* Eriador Ered Luin, Shire, Bree-land
(can purchase more)
Ered Luin, Shire, Bree-land
(can purchase more)
 
KEY FEATURES
Inventory 5 bags 3 bags
(can purchase more)
3 bags
(can purchase more)
Gold Limit Unlimited 5 Gold
(can purchase cap removal)
2 Gold
(can purchase cap removal)
Priority Login Priority High Standard
Chat Unlimited Limited Limited
Auction Unlimited Limited Limited
Mail Unlimited Limited Limited
Rest XP Automatic Not available Not Available
Shared Bank** Purchasable Purchasable Purchasable
Skirmishes* 9
(More in Mirkwood Expansion)
4
(can purchase more)
4
(can purchase more)
Legendary Items* Requires Moria Expansion Requires Moria Expansion Requires Moria Expansion
Traits All 1 or 2 slots per trait type
(can purchase more)
1 or 2 slots per trait type
(can purchase more)
Crafting* Tier 1-5 available Tier 1-5 available Tier 1-5 available
Crafting Guilds Unlimited Limited
(can purchase more)
Limited
(can purchase more)
Housing Available Available Available
Music Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Hobbies Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Cosmetic System Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Wardrobe 20 slots
(can purchase more)
Purchasable Purchasable
Destiny points Can earn and spend Can earn but cannot spend Can earn but cannot spend
Monster play Unlimited Not available Not available
Community Features Unlimited Unlimited Limited
Customer Service Full access Full access for 30 days following the purchase of Turbine points Self-service online

* Purchasers of the Mines of Moria™ expansion get access to the Mines of Moria region and content, premium classes (Rune-Keeper and Warden), legendary items feature, Tier 6 crafting feature, 2 extra character slots and a level cap of 60. Purchasers of the Siege of Mirkwood™ expansion get access to the Siege of Mirkwood region and content, a level cap of 65 and the Siege of Mirkwood skirmishes.

** Purchasers of the LOTRO Adventurer's Pack get 2 extra character slots and 20 slots of shared bank storage across all characters on the same servers.