Win an EXCLUSIVE cloak for Lord of the Rings Online

This contest is officially closed and we are no longer accepting new requests for the Cloak of the Dark Halls. If you have already sent in your request, you can expect to receive a PM with your code within the next few days. Please check the comments below for further updates as we finish distributing them. Thank you for your patience and for visiting GamesRadar.

We don’t usually purchase special collector’s editions of MMORPG expansions. It makes us feel like total tools, like simple fish that bite on any hook baited with an exclusive item or art book. That’s why we usually go to the store and pick up our regular copy like everyone else. But you know what? No matter how much we rationalize our frugal decision to pick up a retail copy, we LOVE those exclusive items! Even if the stats aren’t great or if that pet is just for show, we love the idea of equipping them and showing off to our future admirers.

“My, that’s a lovely cloak. Wherever did you find a drop like that?” the random adventurer asks.

“Why thank you. It certainly is a wonderful piece of equipment isn’t it? But the thing is, this is an exclusive item that can’t be found in the game. It’s too bad that you’ll never be able to find a cloak as excellent as this,” we’ll say.

“Even if I explore and grind for months?” they’ll nervously reply.

“No. This is an incredibly rare limited edition item. If you missed out on the giveaway, you’ll never get one,” we’ll say.

This will never actually happen, of course. But the point is that exclusive limited edition items are awesome. And if you play Lord of the Rings Online, we’ve got quite a treat for you. We’ve got a nice collection of keys to give away that you can trade in for an EXCLUSIVE in-game item, the Cloak of the Dark Halls.

Above: The Cloak of the Dark Halls provides 42 armor and adds +120 non-Combat Morale Regen. It also makes you a better person. How about that?

Do you want a code for a chance to be one of the few, proud soldiers fit to wear the Cloak of the Dark Halls? Do you want to start playing the new Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria expansion in style? Of course you do! So read our contest rules and follow these simple steps.

Step 1: Join RadarNation. It’ll take you about one minute, and we only ask for an email address and your birth date. Already a member? Fantastic. Scroll down a few pixels to read step two.

Step 2: Go to our forums and send a private message to the user, “GamesRadarCloak.” In the subject line, write “Cloak of the Dark Halls.”

Step 3: Wait. We’ll reply with a code and instructions that explain how to get your cloak. We’ll be sending codes to our readers as we receive requests for them, so enter early to improve your chance of getting one. Better yet, enter now.

Note: This free offer is valid only for North American game servers.

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  • brujoloco - July 17, 2010 6:15 p.m.

    bah why cant they automate this like mmorpg did with the mithril hauberk?
  • launchpad - November 28, 2008 3:19 a.m.

    YAY thanks, Happy Holidays!!!!
  • GamesRadarTylerNagata - November 28, 2008 12:07 a.m.

    hey launchpad, I just sent you your key. Happy B-day from GamesRadar. Tyler
  • launchpad - November 27, 2008 5:15 a.m.

    Thanks for working so hard, give yourself a day off or days off for the holiday. Be nice to wear the new cloak as a B-day present on Sat. though, wink wink.
  • GamesRadarTylerNagata - November 26, 2008 11:05 p.m.

    Hi everyone, I'm working on all the Nov 18 entries. Since the majority of entries that we received were sent in on the 17th, most of you should have your code by now. If I can't send the rest out before I leave the office tonight, I promise to come in sometime during the holidays so that everyone can enjoy their exclusive cloak with MoM over the long Thanksgiving weekend. I'll post updates here as well as on the LOTRO forum when I have made more progress. Thank you again for your patience everyone. Tyler
  • zarthadon - November 26, 2008 2:28 p.m.

    Sweet... I must be getting close as well! NICE!
  • eo7 - November 25, 2008 12:43 a.m.

    Just picked up my code and tried it on. Woohoo!!! Thank you! Definetley worth the wait.
  • GamesRadarTylerNagata - November 24, 2008 10:09 p.m.

    No. We still have keys to giveaway. I will post more updates on our progress as I continue to distribute them. You can find a more detailed account of our current situation on the thread from the LOTRO forums that I linked to in my last message. Thanks for your patience launchpad.
  • launchpad - November 24, 2008 8:27 p.m.

    So is that all of them? I missed out?
  • GamesRadarTylerNagata - November 24, 2008 1:21 p.m.

    Sorry about the broken LOTRO forum link in my message above. Try this one. It's a thread on the LOTRO forums. For the most part, it's the same as what I've posted here though.
  • GamesRadarTylerNagata - November 24, 2008 12:33 p.m.

    Hi everyone, I just finished distributing codes to everyone who sent in a request on Nov 17th. Please check your inbox on our forums for a PM from me to get your code. Thanks for you patience. Tyler
  • launchpad - November 24, 2008 2:21 a.m.

    I sent mine on Nov. 18 10:18 PM, and am still hoping to snag one.
  • battlemaiden - November 21, 2008 8:30 p.m.

    Thanks Tyler for keeping us all updated and working so hard on this - sounds like a real pain!
  • zarthadon - November 21, 2008 8:09 p.m.

    Looking forward to next week. *runs to check PM box* I mean.. next week... *runs and checks PM box again*...... alright really, waiting patiently.
  • stevepax_2000 - November 20, 2008 11:47 p.m.

    LOL it is amazing how impatient some people are for something that is free....
  • elderban - November 20, 2008 6:05 p.m.

    How many people are working at GR? One? Can't you delegate this out to someone else? I've been waiting since Monday to hear something, but have gotten nothing, yet I see that others have gotten their cloaks. I can understand that there may be problems, but it's blatantly obvious that GR wasn't capable of handling a promotion like this. And I'm sure Turbine is feeling the same way right about now.
  • DWitchblade - November 20, 2008 7:16 a.m.

    Thank you for the update, I keep resisting the temptation to send you more than one PM to make sure the list was not locked.... Thanks!
  • Dyakki - November 19, 2008 10:17 p.m.

    Well, I for one, am still going to wait patiently, and not complain. :D
  • Dyakki - November 18, 2008 11:58 p.m.

    Still waiting, still waiting. Do I need to check e-mail, or PM?
  • Ascus - November 18, 2008 9:03 p.m.

    Any Estimate on the clearing of the back log? My request was not until 9:33pm EST so I likely am petty far down the list. Hope the keys last.