Autumn is the official hunting season, but in Lotro I am basically hunting year round. I suppose it’s permanently open season for orcs, goblins and other creeps. So here’s my first Autumn outfit. I’m hoping to get to do another one over the next week, as I have a short break from work and a bit more time to play Lotro.
The good news from the forums is that Update 15 is getting close, and has launched into beta today, so anyone curious to find out about the rugged looks and new play style of the Beorning class can now find out on Bullroarer. If you can’t or won’t play on Bullroarer, I’m sure there will be plenty of pictures and comments published on the forums soon to take a look at if you’re curious.
Last week I was interviewed by a player from Imladris who is conducting a survey about the use of cosmetics in mmo’s. It was fun to do, but so much to tell and so little time to tell it all! The cosmetic system in Lotro is so unique and well developed over the years, that I can hardly believe I started out collecting cosmetics years ago with a “White Ceremonial Dress” as the highlight of my collection. It turns out I now have 4 alt characters with full vault storage exclusively dedicated to storing cosmetics and armour pieces, not to mention all the bound to character pieces that my main characters store in their vaults. I don’t even use half of it!
I would like to give a shout out to Nathrien from Material Middle-earth who created a really nice Elven hauberk outfit using the Light Nadhin Shoulders, creating a surprisingly nice new look. Very lovely combination!
Head: Harvest-brew Hat, yellow dye (Fall Festival cosmetic)
Shoulders: Ceremonial Shoulders of the Seven Stars, yellow dye (Skirmish Camp cosmetics vendor)
Chest: Ceremonial Thunderstruck Shirt, yellow dye (Lalia’s Market, also available as PvMP armour)
Hands: Beast-keeper’s Gloves, yellow (Ox-clan Camp, Lore-master armour)
Legs: Ceremonial Town-saver’s Leggings, ranger green dye (Skirmish Camp cosmetics vendor)
Feet: Ceremonial Shoes of the Seven Stars, ranger green dye (Skirmish Camp cosmetics vendor)
Back: Fancy Quiver, yellow dye (Outfitter in Trestlebridge)