As some of you who have been able to patch and log into the game may have noticed already: the Robe of Viisaus has been altered for good. I have reported this change during beta testing as a bug and I am sure other players have as well. I included screenshots and referred to Freyjuska’s petition on the forum, but neither our beta bug-reports nor this petition have been able to stop this from happening. I am very sad. Players like me who quested for the Robe are sad because it was a unique treasure, but other players might have bought it from the Lotro store and are now suddenly stuck with something they did not buy.
If anything I would like to hear from some developer why this change has happened and I am sure that some players would be in their right to demand a refund of the Turbine points spent on the robe.
Goodbye miraculous robe…
As you say, Why? They make a cosmetic change that appears to have no need for any change, so why bother? A word of explanation would be nice.
yup, at least some statement from devs would be nice 😦 RIP robe of viisaus 😦
You know I just realized it’s not even mentioned in the patch notes, even though changes to the cloaks and shield are… why not this one?
It’s not necessarily a purposeful change just because they haven’t talked about it. The Peace-keeper’s cloak wasn’t but it was never mentioned until they fixed it with this update (and it broke with, what, F2P?). Sometimes they just keep their mouth shut until they have a solution, it seems. I’m keeping my fingers crossed, though I’m not hopeful, that they change it back because I *loved* the way it dyed before. I even liked the base color of it.
It’s horrible. 😦
While I do quite like the additonal detailing on the visible part of the under-layer, it’s just lost its sparkle. And I do mean that literally. The belt doesn’t even shine any more, it dyes a dull version of the applied colour. 😦
I REALLY hope this will be fixed. I got mine as a quest reward – my champion got it for the cosmetic value even though the heavy armour item was actually better for her. I’m annoyed. If I had bought this from the store I would be extremely so and be asking for a refund.
I would actually urge people who bought the store version of this to do that – they’ve no longer got what they paid for, and if they get a load of refund requests then it should show them that people don’t like the new version (or at least that they prefer the original one).
The petition is still on the forums, but has been moved to the Suggestions forum. I have updated the link in the post.