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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  • maxx1 - November 17, 2008 10:22 p.m.

    i wish i could win but i don't has lotro :( and um, do i have the right to say "first"? :)
  • frozenrapier - November 18, 2008 12:13 a.m.

    And now I wait. and I guess I get Sloppy Seconds?
  • smackphat - November 18, 2008 12:51 a.m.

    My PM keeps getting rejected?
  • khaine - November 18, 2008 12:53 a.m.

    I'll 3rd that ... keeps rejecting me sending the message.
  • Cryos - November 18, 2008 12:56 a.m.

    Woot, great broken system.
  • Arromir - November 18, 2008 1:01 a.m.

    Yep, error message as well. "Your was rejected for an unknown reason." :(
  • Westernesse - November 18, 2008 1:03 a.m.

    Ya, I've been getting the rejected for about the last 15 minutes, guess they are out.
  • Tinfang - November 18, 2008 1:19 a.m.

    After getting the same rejection message for over an hour, i was finally just able to have my message send successfully. no to wait and see if i get a response. you guys might want to try again, maybe the system was just down for a while?
  • GamesRadarTylerNagata - November 18, 2008 1:19 a.m.

    Hello everyone, Thank you very much for all the interest in this exclusive cloak. It turns out that the inbox at 'GamesRadarCloak' filled up. That's why you may have received an error message that said something along the lines of "Your message was rejected for an unknown reason." I have just talked to our tech team to have the max message limit on the inbox increased. We still have keys to give away. So if you'd still like one, please try sending another PM to GamesRadarCloak with the subject line "Cloak of the Dark Halls." We will continue giving away keys as quickly as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thanks for your patience!
  • spron - November 18, 2008 1:37 a.m.

    Hope it wasn't a problem that I also had to type something in the body, because when I sent the message as described above, it was rejected with the error "you have to type something in the message box."
  • drewdaak - November 18, 2008 1:51 a.m.

    How long should we wait before we get a response back? I sent mine a few minutes ago and haven't received a response.
  • GamesRadarTylerNagata - November 18, 2008 1:58 a.m.

    Hi everyone, Thank you for your continued patience regarding our giveaway of keys for the Cloak of the Dark Halls. Here are a few quick answers to some of the questions you've been asking. 1. Write "Cloak of the Dark Halls" in the subject line. This is mainly so my inbox looks neat and tidy. 2. You can write anything in the body of the private message. Anything from "woohoo! free cloak" to "I hate you GamesRadar give me my free cloak," are acceptable. 3. I've still got lots of keys so if you're interested, please don't feel like it's too late. 4. I'm giving away keys as quickly as possible so you folks can get your cloak on. But managing this gargantuan list of keys takes some time. Thanks for your patience and for visiting GamesRadar! - Tyler
  • spron - November 18, 2008 2:04 a.m.

    Oh, a quickie question: is this cloak useable by all characters on an account, or one character per account? If it's one character only, I'd like two cloaks!
  • ktb1356 - November 18, 2008 2:20 a.m.

    Hey, I sent my PM at 5:34pm (as marked in my out box) but I haven't has a response yet. How long does it take to get one? Or should I send another request?? Thx!
  • Eluros - November 18, 2008 2:21 a.m.

    Ah, the suspense is killing me! I'm fairly certain I'll get one-- but I'm still crossing my fingers until I hear back!
  • Defguru7777 - November 18, 2008 3:13 a.m.

    Gotta love free shwag.
  • GamesRadarTylerNagata - November 18, 2008 3:32 a.m.

    Hi, No need to send a second PM. We were able to increase the inbox size at "GamesRadarCloak" without losing all the entries so far. Still working on mailing out the keys. Thanks for your patience. I'm sure we'll get to you soon aregowe.
  • camcoolerman - November 18, 2008 3:45 a.m.

    I applied like 3 hours ago, and my brother did as well. Neither one of us have recieved a code. Are they out?
  • Pajama_Man - November 18, 2008 3:52 a.m.

    Thank you for the free in-game item! Still waiting patiently for the code though :D
  • GamesRadarTylerNagata - November 18, 2008 4:17 a.m.

    Hi everyone, it's update time! Bad news! 1. Some of you have entered twice. Naughty, naughty. If you already entered, please don't send a second PM. I'll assume that those who did it were just really excited to get a cool limited edition cloak. But this means I need to check to make sure I'm not handing out multiple cloaks to the same user. This is causing delays. But I want as many people as possible to get this cloak. 2. It's getting rather late here and I'm about to head home for the evening. So if you haven't gotten a PM response from GamesRadarCloak by now, you won't get one until tomorrow. Good news! 1. There are still LOTS of keys left to giveaway.I can't guarantee that everyone who entered will get one. But like I said, my list of keys is still looking quite healthy. 2. We'll resume giving them away again first thing in the morning. Thanks again for your patience!

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