Turbine, the developer of LOTRO, also announced their pre-order founder's program for Lord of the Rings Online. This Founder's Program rewards all players who pre-order The Lord of the Rings Online with special $9.99 monthly subscription pricing, early access to the game (beta version), character roll-over and unique in-game bonus items. Players can become a Founder by pre-ordering the title at www.lotro.com/preorder or at retail stores nationwide beginning February 1, 2007. This limited-time offer is exclusively available to pre-order customers.
The Lord of the Rings Online Founder's Program(a) offers players two different membership options:
- $9.99 per month subscription price
- $199 for a Lifetime Membership
- Open Beta: Guaranteed access provides Founders the first opportunity to create a character and enter Middle-earth currently planned for March 30, 2007
- Character Roll-Over: Moves the character that you created during the Open Beta into the live service -along with the stats, levels, items, and experience that character earned prior to launch!
- Bonus Items: Two special in-game items that are only available to those who pre-order:
- Enchanted Cloak of Regeneration
- Ring of Agility