Easy come, easy go, but I just had to spend some medallions to dress up my warden. It started out with finding a good match for the Epic version of the Spear-shaker’s Jacket, which is bright blue and cannot be dyed, and ended with more additions to my slowly growing Rift cosmetics collection. Playing with the new Rift cosmetics is a lot of fun and opens up tons of new outfitting possibilities.
In other news: the Cloak of the Seven Stars has been altered. With Update 7 it had its dyeable areas switched, which means that it has lost its unique default lime green background colour and this backgroundis now dyeable, while the pattern of small vines that used to be dyeable, is now fixed at a lime greenish colour. Like it or not, I believe this must be bug as I cannot imagine Turbine would intentionally change this after it has been available for so many years and was even sold in the Lotro store! So if you have a few minutes to spare, please file a /bug report on this and let them know that you are upset about this change!
If you want to know where a certain armour piece or cosmetic comes from, you can look it up on Lotro Wiki, by typing its name into the search box. You can equip any piece of armour cosmetically through the wardrobe, even armour that is not meant for your class or level.
Head: Trapper’s Bandana, sienna dye (skirmish cosmetic)
Chest: Spear-shaker’s Jacket – Epic version, default dye (Helegrod warden armour)
Shoulders: Ceremonial Town-savers Shoulders, Ered Luin blue dye (skirmish camp, cosmetic)
Gloves: Ceremonial Town-savers Gloves, Ered Luin blue dye (skirmish camp, cosmetic)
Leggings: Ceremonial Town-savers Leggings, Ered Luin blue dye (skirmish camp, cosmetic)
Back: Warden’s Pack, Ered Luin blue dye (outfitter cosmetic)
this is sooooo cute! I totally adore the smurfish blue on hobbit lads, probably since the times long passed when my very good friend still played LOTRO and it was part of his signature outfit (http://lotrofashion.blogspot.com/2011/05/guest-bundas-of-snowbourn.html).
you made your warden look adorable and badass (with the bandana) at the same time, great job! 🙂
Smurfish? I think he’s offended now… 😛
I always think those icy-blue Helegrod pieces would be so difficult to build something around, but this is great! He definitely looks like a badass Hobbit. 😀
Re: The Cloak of the Seven Stars. I don’t know why they keep doing stuff like this. That cloak was so unique before, now it’s just a less-attractive version of the Golden Tree festival cloak. I’m going to /bug it this evening.
In Update 6.1 they changed the base color of the Cloak of the Shining Star from a pretty, soft, cookie-dough colour to shining white — which you could already achieve anyway using white dye. I’ve bugged this one too, hope they change these back!
Yes I noticed the base colour change, but I believe the previous chalk white colour was never intended as it didn’t match the Golden Splendour robes at all. So I think they changed it to what it was always supposed to be. I do hope that the Seven Stars change was not intended though! Really silly to change that cloak after so many years.
On the plus side, it looks like they fixed the white RK satchels issue, so that’s great! I think they may have made some other cosmetic adjustments too, I noticed the T3 crafted light hat (Cotton Hat) has been modified, bringing the brim in much closer to the head, at least on Hobbit-lasses. I’ll have to scan through and see if anything else has changed!
Haven’t logged my runekeepers yet, but the correction on the satchels is very welcome! I noticed the change of the hat on the hobbit lasses as well and I think that is such a shame! The oversized hat looked really great, now it just looks stupid 😦 Why do they keep messing with our cosmetic appearance every update? /shakefist
I love the way the vivid blue is accentuated by the orange stripe down the trousers and the little orange bits on the backpack. I’ve used that backpack but never really played with dyeing it to match the character’s garb — I see I’ll have to play around with it some more!