Just a question: weren't those events in already before LOTRO went F2P? I honestly don't know because I didn't play it.
Because that would explain at least half the reason not to make them cost money in LOTRO.. as they were already paid by earlier subscriptions. As well as not wanting to make people pay more for what they once got as part of their subscription in that very game.
Just curious really.. Because if that's the case.. comparing LOTRO events to TOR events is, quite literally, apples to bantha steaks.
No they were not all already there before the game went F2P. They have introduced at least 2 new festivals in LOTRO in the last year.
Farmers festival between summer and fall festivals was new this year and so was that one where you go dig up stuff for the goat in the dwarf area (don't remember the name of it).