Summer Festival gone wild in LOTRO and Announced for DDO!

I have lost my mind over the summer festival in LOTRO.  I have spent a ton of hours since it's opening fishing, betting on hobbit eating contests, dwarven keg races, and running around and drinking with the Inn League. In the last 48 hours, I have ammassed an impressive stack of summer cosmetic items.  OMG where am I gonna store all of this stuff once the fall fesitval hits???  It's bound.  I am gonna have to empty out a bank or something.

Anyways, to say I am enjoying it, would be putting it lightly.  I am a total loser at betting on races.  I want the title, but seem to be especially bad at picking the random winners.  I think perhaps this is why I don't gamble in real life.  It's just not a lot of fun to lose all the time.

I am gonna be working overtime to try and get my Inn league Favor to Friend.  I am not sure it can be done during this festival, but I am commited to logging in everyday to run the daily quests.

Just to prove to you how obsessive I can be over cosmetics, each of the items I am about to show you in screenshots cost 12 tokens.  I started with zero and worked my rearend off getting all of these.

The picture at the top of this post is of my hunter laying in her front yard in the new hammock.  It was my first barter.  I had to have it for lazing in the sun.  Isn't it awesome?

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This is the short-sleeved summer dress dyed gold.  I have this one on my hunter.  Since they are bound, I am going to have to get both a dress and a cloak for all my girls.  Glad I like fishing.  At least I can dye them differently for each of the girls.

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This is the Golden Tree cloak.  Isn't it beautiful???  I left it the original color since I figured the gold matched my dress.  Yes, I think about these things.  Stop laughing!

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I had to have a new door mat to welcome guests with.

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And since I live in the shire, I figured it was only appropriate that I have a vegetable garden for snacking purposes.  Flowers are pretty, but I can't eat them.

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This is the wall paper I picked up in Celondim.  It's called the Festival of Enendhin.  Of course the paint color in my house is pink, so this is the pink version :D

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This is my new bedroom.  I picked up the summerfest bed, and the white wicker chair.  They match very well, plus they look very girly.

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This is the summerfest painting.  I love it and put it up in my living room.

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My keg/trophy room needed a new look as well, so I picked up the Summerfest wall paper out in Thorin's Hall.  I am actually considering doing the whole house in this paper.  It's just gorgeous.  And yes, even this room is pink :D

If you were counting, that's a total of 108 tokens so far.  WOW!!!

I haven't gotten all of the items yet, and I still need outfits for 2 of my girls, but its a work in progress.  If you want to see all the Decorations and Furniture being offered in the Summer Festival, Check out the excellent guide made by Kiarane over at A Casual Stroll to Mordor.

In DDO news, it appears that festival coins are dropping in chests.  Posts started popping up on my twitter and on the DDO forums.  It's just been confirmed!

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So if you've been in DDO and have picked up some coins already, hang onto them for incoming Festival guy.  Wonder what he'll be wearing?  Swim trunks and a snorkel?

If you haven't been over to DDO Cocktail hour, I've posted  their video below.  OMG it's hysterically funny.  It's a spoof of "I'm on a boat" which makes it even funnier to me since I play that song every time I am pulling onto the pier.

GAME ON!!!