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- When Does It Run?
- How Do I Take Part?
- April Fools Day Walk-through
Am I really writing a mini-guide at 10.45pm on the 31st March? Why yes I am, because tomorrow is April Fools Day and LOTRO have decided to run something “a bit weird”! There are a couple of titles up for grabs for your characters and a random bit of fun too. So what’s this LOTRO April Fools Day Event thing?
When Does It Run?It’s currently on as I write this and it’s available through Monday 3rd, meaning it’ll shut off at about 3am /servertime on the Tuesday. As far as I can remember it wasn’t in the original LOTRO Events Schedule. So, surprise!
How Do I Take Part?There are two parts to the April Fools weekend. You can grab a title simply by logging your characters in during the time the event is running. And the second is for following the quest – and completing it.
April Fools Day Walk-throughHere are the steps you need to get fully started:
Log Your Character In
Find a Town Crier
The instructions say you need to bring the letter of distress from the unnamed “Concerned Farmer” to a Town Crier.
I just picked the one in Bree for convenience. LOTRO-Wiki has more info on Criers.
Queue for Session Play
How to Complete The Fox in the Hen House
Your AimAs a chicken, your aim is to get from your starting point to the settlement of Glân Vraig:
- Within 15 minutes
- Without being defeated.
You are a chicken! If you’ve never done Chicken Play before, know that getting hit by anything is almost certainly your doom. You have a few speed and evasion skills, along with a Possum-like action. But don’t go near anything enemy-like!
Your Spawn Point is Random
You (in Chicken-form) are spawned at a random point on the Ettenmoors map. However that does not mean you’ll be plonked down in a safe zone!
If, as I did on the first try, you arrive in a Warg Den – then you’re Warg dinner. Double fool!
Just re-enter and hope Fate gives you somewhere better. Rinse and repeat as necessary!
Know Your End Point
So, you’ve been ported in and not insta-killed. Great. So, figure out where you are right now.
Your end point of Glân Vraig is in the very bottom right corner of the map. You’re safe a ways from it as there are some “Free Peoples” NPCs guarding the approach.
Get There Safely
Unless you spawn nearly on top of enemy creatures, this is relatively easy.
15 minutes is long enough for you to take your time and not rush. Just keep your eyes peeled for creatures and stay a long way away from them.
Rewards? You expected a reward for accepting a random cry from an unnamed person? Even the town-crier warned you about that!
Outside Glân Vraig
Note: if you had dumbed-down graphics as I did and you wonder why, @MinstrelByNight pointed to the setting you need. Untick this before entering Session Play.