1 May 2012
I only have two issues with it. One is the fact that I need to periodically go there and check the page for new lotteries. The other one is the timestamps, which are provided as EDT/EST times, and I am simply too lazy to go and look up the current time, and then calculate the local time of the lottery.
My geekish tendencies provided the solution: As I usually use Chrome for browsing, it was relatively simple to develop a Chrome Extension to do this work for me.
So, here I present Lotro Check v1.1. If the player is logged in, it will fetch the page contents every 30 mins (configurable) and will show an alert if there are new lotteries or winnings. If allowed on the options page, it will also convert the timestamps to the users local time.
I hope you will like it.
(Instructions: Download the file, open with Chrome, accept that it will access your tabs+my.lotro.com, and there you go. You can set the check interval and other options on the .. wait for it .. Options window!)