This Harvestmath Festival has not given us any new cosmetics. Though I understand that all the work has had to go into revamping the Legendary system, it still made me sad that this had to be at the expense of a new dress and a new horse.
But I didn’t dwell on it for long, and decided to create something new with what I already had; and what I had was some raiding gear from the Balrog that I thought was quite fitting for a Harvestmath outfit. This gear cannot be dyed, but for this occasion it doesn’t need to because its default colour will do just fine. Adding dark wings and a mask was enough to make it look ominous and stylish at once.
The smouldering effect on the Balrog gear is also appropriate for my Lore-master, who loves to play with fire. I turned off visibility of the staff to better display the back and the high neckline of the shoulder piece (you need to use short hair or an updo style to feature it).
As for the Legendary system revamp, I am very happy with it so far. It is much more simplified, and though it does need some further tuning, I personally find it an improvement over the old system. Granted, I don’t raid beyond T2, so I don’t know what hardcore raiders experience, but so far I am content. I do hope the dev team will go back to giving cosmetics a bit of love going forward. I think it’s time to retire Rowan Raspberry and bring us some new collections on the Curator or Myrtle Mint for the coming winter.
Head: Helm of Éomer, default dye (T8 Tailoring recipe)
Shoulders: Mantle of Khazad-dûm’s Fall, dye n/a (The Fall of Khazad-dûm Raid, Light Armour classes)
Chest: Robe of Khazad-dûm’s Fall, dye n/a (The Fall of Khazad-dûm Raid, Light Armour classes)
Hands: Fingerless Gloves, black dye (Yule Festival cosmetic)
Feet: Light Nadhin Shoes, black dye (Western Gondor drop/barter)
Back: Cosmetic Raven Wings, dye n/a (Fall Festival cosmetic)
Steed: Steed of Night (Lotro store)