With Update 11 (Treachery of the White Hand), Turbine introduced Hobbit presents. This is based on the lore where Hobbits give each other presents often. For Turbine it’s a way to reward active regular players. So, how does this work?
Each day you login you will receive a reward. Mind you, it’s 1 present per serveraccount, so no need to login to all your characters. If you’re TP grinding like me and have characters on other servers, DO login on the other servers, as they’ll get presents too and you’ll never know what you’ll get!
It’s one present per 24 hours. If you’ve missed a day, you can’t collect the free presents you missed out on. So, if you’d like to get as much free presents as possible, be sure to login every day! The counter resets at Midnight.
VIP players get a gold present for free once a week. So, if you’re a VIP, be sure to login weekly!
How to get the present?
The very first time you login you will be presented with an alert telling you about the login reward.
You don’t need this alert every day, so simply tick the checkbox “Do not show this hint in the future”. Why don’t you need this? Because every day you’re eligible for a reward, you will see the following icon in your alerts:
And just to be thorough, when you hover your mouse over the icon like shown above, you will get a message in the alerts saying it’s for a silver present:
Now, I assume it will be different for VIP’s, but since I don’t have a VIP Account anymore, I can’t tell you if you’ll get a different picture. I guess instead of the silver box, a golden box will be in the icon.
Next step, click on the icon. It will open up the present window.
As you can see you can choose between a silver and gold present. VIP’s get a free gold gift once a week (I don’t know which day). The timer for the silver present is already set. Now that you’ve opened the Hobbit Gifts panel, let’s get you the present. Click the button “Open Silver for free”:
Once you’ve clicked the button as shown above, you’ll be shown the “Slot machine”. It will run for half a minute or so before your gift is shown.
The gifts are kinda like a lottery, albeit you don’t know the prize upfront. Of course everyone wondered how the prize is determined. Turbine has stated the following about that:
Rewards vary from common to legendary and are tailored to your logged in character’s level and class.
So, think about which character you want to get the present for. As long as you haven’t claimed your present, you can change characters. Once you’ve claimed your present, you can’t claim it on another character on the same account anymore.
As you can see in the overview this particular character had a lottery pack of five presents. One of these presents get selected. The other five are the ones you missed out on.
More Silver & Gold Gifts
If you have enough Mithril coins, you can buy extra silver or gold presents. Keep the following in mind.
|Costs for Silver present||Costs for Gold Present||Costs for Mithril Coins
|2 Mithril Coins||8 Mithril Coins||5 Mithril Coins: 50 Turbine Points (TP)
25 Mithril Coins: 250 TP
100 Mithril Coins: 850 TP
250 Mithril Coins: 2000 TP
How can you buy extra presents?
If you still have the presentsoverview open, you now have either the option to buy Mithril Coins (as in the overview above), or you’ll have the option to open a silver or gold present for Mithril Coins, like in this overview:
If you’ve already closed the presents overview, you still have the option to get to the Hobbit Gifts panel. The first time you close the gifts panel, you’ll get an alert showing you where you can find the panel in the future:
What is it all worth?
Basically, that’s all how you see it. What may be worth a lot to one player, may be worth (almost) nothing to another. Basically, Turbine stated:
Hobbit Presents contain a wide variety of rewards, like equipment, buffs, gold, Mithril Coins, and more. When equipment is generated, it will take into account your character’s class and level, and the rarest drops include legendary-tier equipment.
Gold presents have a higher chance to drop rare items.
I’ll post the results of the presents when I get them. So, if you’d like to know more about the presents, be sure to check back often!
It’s nice of Turbine to give us rewards for being in the game regularly. And the Gold presents are a nice way to thank VIP’s for their continuous support. For me personally, I’ll stick to the free Silver Gifts. I still have 2 accounts on which I need to buy one month VIP to unlock several things, but for the rest, I won’t subscribe unless I get a job which pays extremely well. Also, buying more presents with Mithril coins is nice, but I’m not going to buy extra Mithril coins, just to buy presents.
What are your experiences with Hobbit Presents?