During your play in LOTRO, you will earn deeds for quests, killing certain numbers of mobs, and much more. There are over 450 deeds in the game, and you will start earning them even at level 1. While some are just for fun, such as the Deed: Adorable which makes you cuddly to other players, others will add additional hit points, lower threat levels, and hype up your attributes to help and enhance your play.
Your toon will gain traits, titles, and deeds in the game by doing different activities. Titles really have no effect on your game play. They are really only a way to further customize your toon and add additional names to your character. While some titles are really common and just about anyone can get them, others are not and can be very hard to get.
When you start out in LOTRO, you will have a special title that will tell where you came from. You will start earning other titles as soon as you start moving, and the more quests, deeds, and professions that you master, the more titles you will receive. You can only have one active title at a time, so you should choose wisely. Here are a few examples of titles that you can have:
“Yourtoonsname" of Gondor (one of the starting areas)
“Yourtoonsname", Spider-Foe (this title is received by killing 30+ spiders in the Bree-lands)
“Yourtoonsname", Pie-Eating Champion (this title is gained after winning a pie eating contest)
“Yourtoonsname", Master Woodworker (this title is gained after becoming a master woodworker.