I am Hymne, and I used to play on the Snowbourn EU server, then I moved to Laurelin EU and have been happily playing there ever since. When this blog started out, my main character was an elf minstrel, Hymne, but somewhere in time she got replaced by my loremaster. However I have kept the name Hymne as my name on social media.
I have been playing Lord of the Rings Online since EU beta and have a lifetime subscription. Though Lotro for most players is about gear, for me Lotro is about outfits. Whenever I loot items, receive them as quest rewards, find them on the auction house or barter them after doing an instance, I check its appearance with the preview feature (ctrl+leftclick). For me it’s all about the looks, not about the stats. Gear only lasts until the next update. Cosmetics last a Lotro lifetime.
From 2011 to 2014 blogging about Lotro outfits was my passion. After those wonderful years I kind of burned out on blogging and took a much needed break. The break took longer than I thought. I continued to play Lotro but kept all my new outfits to myself.
Then the legendary servers opened in november 2018 and I started playing on Ithil. The legendary servers are very limited in terms of outfitting options because you cannot bring your wardrobe with you and content is only available up to the level cap. This makes creating attractive outfits extremely challenging. Inspired by the challenge of creating something decent, I decided to share my Legendary Server creations on my blog again.
I feel a renewed invigoration to continue this blog again, and hope it provides some ideas to those who visit my blog for some inspiration!