Since my last post about my disappointment with the warsteed dye colour system, many players have expressed similar sentiments, especially those players who derive a lot of joy from the outfitting system in Lotro. There is one more thing I would like to address, before I leave this issue behind and just accept it for what it is.
Let me make absolutely clear that I am not on a crusade against the Lotro store. I am not encouraging anyone to avoid it or refrain from purchases out of some (quite possibly fruitless) attempt to sway Turbine’s store policies. So if you feel comfortable paying for steed colours within the current price range, by all means do so and enjoy the purchases that you make. I have expressed my own opinions and feelings on this blog regarding the current warsteed colour system, but if other players make different choices, I have nothing but respect for that. More than anything I want people to think and decide for themselves, as everyone’s situation is different.
So… having said that, let’s move on and enjoy this game the way we have been enjoying it for years, by exploring everything that is beautiful and awesome about Rohan! If you have been immersing yourself like I have, then you must agree that Rohan is absolutely the best expansion ever in terms of storyline, landscape and music. The new armour appearances are not a huge revolution like what we have seen in Rise of Isengard, where every quest rewarded some unique new piece of armour. Armour appearances in Isengard were definitely better than in Rohan, but I’ll make do with what I get and not complain too loudly as everything else is so very beautiful. Crafted armour is really nice actually, but the regular quest rewards become rather dull after a while as they all share the same appearance and only their regional emblems differ. You don’t even need to hold on to these quest rewards since armour with the same appearances can be bartered for in Cliving and Snowbourn. Even the new endgame Hytbolt armour sets have the same apperance. I guess we won’t be seeing anything “epic” until the new raid cluster is released later this year.
There is a small shabby surprise out there as some new “tattered” cosmetics have appeared from lootboxes. I got mine from the auction house as I never seem to get any lootboxes. I was really happy with this new outfit as it seems to fit my burglar perfectly. The Tattered Hat even looks like a Bounder’s Cap that has seen better days. The cloak seems to be truly old and waterlogged as it only dyes in very dark muted colours.
There’s a Tattered Dress as well and I also found a hooded version of the Tattered Cloak. If you know of any other cosmetics appearing let me know so I can keep an eye out for them!
Head: Tattered Hat, olive dye (>level 80 lootbox cosmetic)
Chest: Tattered Tunic & Pants, olive dye (>level 80 lootbox cosmetic)
Back: Tattered Cloak, default dye (>level 80 lootbox cosmetic)
Steed of the Burglar appearance, default dye