Not too big, not too small, the <em>Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria</em> Collector's Edition box measures 10.75"x7.75" and 2.5" thick. The cover is leather-textured with a handy magnetic closure flap on the side.
Lifting the handy magnetic flap reveals the contents of the box. We couldn't quite capture the angelic glow emanating from within. Maybe it's the camera, or maybe it was just our imagination. Anyway, you can see the leather-wrap effect carries on throughout the entire box, inside and out.
Sorting the contents, we see:<ul><li>2 Game Discs</li><li>22"x22" cloth map</li><li>Glossy Middle-earth wall map</li><li>Mines of Moria promotional poster</li><li>CE starter guide</li><li>Art book and music collection soundtrack</li><li>Gold-plated replica of The One Ring</li><li>Game code inserts, including buddy keys</li></ul>
This starter guide will help you get a handle on beginning the game, and getting started with the basics
Two discs are included in this sleeve. Take note that in this Collector's Edition, you receive not only the <em>Mines of Moria</em> expansion, but also the complete <em>Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar</em> Volume 1. This is the entire game as it stands today, with all free Book updates.
A handy quick reference card for the hotkeys. Pretty basic equipment for a CE.
This high-quality map shows all of Middle-earth, from the Sea of Belegaer to the Sea of Rhun.
This high-quality glossy poster portrays Gandalf in his infamous encounter with the Balrog.
Turbine gives you three 14-day Buddy keys to distribute among your friends. This gives your friends 14 days of access to the complete game, Volumes 1 and 2. Plus, you get an exclusive code to enter for a chance to win the Treasures of Moria contest.
This 22"x22" cloth map shows the entire Mines of Moria area, which includes 10 regions of zoneless travel.
A close-up view of the cloth map's texture and printing details. Compared to other recent fantasy MMO CE cloth maps, the quality of this one really shines through.
This all-in-one case contains a small art book and the Mines of Moria soundtrack. The CD soundtrack has 17 tracks from the game composed by Stephen DiGregorio and Chance Thomas.
This 36-page art book contains some amazing concept art from seven members of Turbine's art team, displayed in this hardcover, high quality format.
Included in a handy little black velvet pouch is a gold-plated replica of The One Ring, complete with inscriptions and gold chain.
Wear it around your neck, carry it in your pocket or keep it in the pouch, but unless you want to attract the Eye of Sauron, please don't slip it on your finger!
Admittedly, the One Ring is pretty small. Was it sized for a Hobbit? We aren't sure, but it's still a nice-looking replica with some great attention to detail in the inscriptions.
The Collector's Edition contains more than just the physical items in this gallery and in the box. There's also three exclusive in-game tokens that can be exchanged for the player's choice of eight different in-game items. Plus, there's a Digital Community Badge for the official forums and 30 days of free play included.
In conclusion, we hope you've enjoyed this gallery tour of the Collector's Edition and everything contained in the box. Be sure to keep your eyes on Massively for continued coverage of the new <em>Mines of Moria</em> expansion and all it offers to players.