LOTRO: Getting Your Monies Worth - Chapter I

Want to know how to get the most Turbine Points out of your money for Lord of the Rings Online? I’m sure you do. Turbine Points are expensive, especially from...

Want to know how to get the most Turbine Points out of your money for Lord of the Rings Online? I’m sure you do.

Turbine Points are expensive, especially from the in-game store which honestly feels like a rip off unless your spending more than $60 at a time on points. After seeing the prices there, I set off on an adventure to find the cheapest way to purchase Turbine Points to spend in the in-game store. After surfing through a few websites, I found that going to your local Gamestop or any retailer that carries Game Card’s is the cheapest choice. Here’s some pricing from the in-game store:

  • 600 Points - $7.99
  • 1600 Points - $19.99
  • 3150 Points - $34.99
  • 6300 Points - 59.99
  • 11000 Points - $99.99
  • 23000 Points - $199.99

Here’s some pricing from your local retailers:

  • 1000 Points - $9.99
  • 1600 Points - $19.99

At your local retailer, Turbine Point cards are sold in increments of $10 to $20. The $10 card gives you a whopping 1000 Turbine Points while the $20 card gives you 1600. If you do the math and think about it, your essentially getting ripped off in a sneaky sort of way. After thinking a moment, I thought, why not just purchase two $10 cards and get the extra 400 turbine points that I wouldn’t have gotten if just bought the $20 card.

Value wise and comparing it to the in-game store, this theory only works up to $50. If your buying anything above $50 you will get the best value for your money at the in-game store. If you think about all of this though, it really adds up. If you were to go to the store right now and purchase $50 in $10 point cards your saving yourself $20 by not buying the $20 point cards, not only that but you end up with an extra 2000 Turbine Points that you wouldn’t have gotten if you bought the $20 cards.

You can do a lot with an extra 2000 Turbine Points in the in-game store and even get another 2000 with the $20 you saved from not buying the $20 point cards. Now, with the $50 you spent on $10 point cards, in total you have 9000 Turbine Points. Just as a reminder though, buying points from the in-game store is worth your money if you plan on spending over $60 at a time because for some reason, at that point it starts balancing out.

And since Riders of Rohan is getting ready for release, you may just want to dump your savings into that!

About Brad Ward

Video gamer, writer for numerous different websites, avid fan of the Torchlight series by Runic Games, lover of all things that involve video games. Tech enthusiast and enjoys working with the GKick team.