The Champion of Cliving

Please click on the screenshots for a bigger more detailed view! I left the borders off so they’re better in a new tab.

When I first entered Cliving in the Norcrofts region of Rohan during Beta, I stopped at the gates awed by the beautiful view of the place for a long time, knowing this exact spot would be the perfect background for an outfit. After speaking with the Thane and learning that Cliving was well guarded on the hill with its high walls, it got me thinking. What if it was attacked though? What other reasons would the people have to be confident that they were protected in Cliving.

Thus began the brainchild of the Champion of Cliving. Wearing her white and green colours, if any band of organized Orcs thought to take on the challenge of attacking the town of Cliving, they would be in for a surprise when they came face to face with the Champion.

It didn’t take me long to level my Captain to 85, somewhere between 12-15 hours. The best part about it was I felt like I wasn’t questing to simply level, I found myself losing sleep because I simply couldn’t stop playing and questing in this beautiful region, grinning whenever I was on the War-Steed. I think a large portion of the excitement is seeing how the released version differed to the Beta, how all the giant floating boxes turned into wagons and seeing if trying to use my War-Steed in towns would result in me dying or ending up in impossible places.

I’m in love with this expansion and very much hope that you guys are too, and I cannot wait to start my next character in Rohan already and see how they differ on the War-Steeds.

Head: Visage of the Bear [Lotro Store] ~Dark Green~

Sholders: Zanúm’s Tarnished Shoulderguards [Quest reward – East Rohan] ~Dark Green~

Back: Snowy Hoodless Cloak [Barter piece – Winter Festival] ~Dark Green~

Chest: Ceremonial Breastplate of the West-Tower [Barter piece – Skirmish camp] ~White~

Hands: Isteron’s Steel Gloves of the First Age [Quest reward – East Rohan] ~Dark Green~

Legs: Ceremonial Doom-Hunter’s Leggings [Barter piece – Skirmish camp] ~White~

Feet: Lastfótas [Quest reward – East Rohan] ~Dark Green~

Judging by the name of the boots they may be from the epic volume, so if need be when I run my other alts through Rohan I will find out and correct this, I can’t remember where they were from now.

P.S. I bought the Soundtrack for the game too while I was questing and its fantastic!

Official Cosmetics Category – LOTRO Forum

Fellow fashionista’s of Middle Earth!

I just wanted to quickly let everybody know that there is now an official cosmetics section on the forums for us to visit, if ever we are struggling to hunt down a cosmetic piece we can ask for a little help.

I have felt stuck recently when seeing a screenshot of something I wanted and not knowing the piece, and felt all I would receive in general chat is a bunch of raised eyebrows if I asked. But this is also significant because it means everyone can share their outfits on the forums in a dedicated place where people can find them easily, outfitting for everyone!

All hail Sapience for this wonderful addition, and kudos for acknowledging lotro’s superior cosmetics system. Thank you!

 

English
Cosmetics and Appearances
Share your style tips!
http://forums.lotro.com/forumdisplay…nd-Appearances

German
Zierwerk und Aussehen
Lasst alle wissen, wie Ihr Euch stylt!
http://forums.lotro.com/forumdisplay…k-und-Aussehen

French
Ornementations et apparences
Échangez vos conseils vestimentaires !
http://forums.lotro.com/forumdisplay…-et-apparences

P.S. Blog it, tweet it, scream about it to your kinmates! :)

 

LotroSavvy Update 11/10/12

 

 

*gasp* I am still alive everyone! ^.^

 

I just wanted to post a quick update to any who followed my blog to let you know what has been going on and why there hasn’t been a post in what feels like forever. Firstly, thank you for keeping track and reading this, and secondly I apologize massively for the lack of updates.

 

I created this blog with the intention to do this as a hobby only and said right from the start that if I wanted to take a break from it I hoped I would be able to easily, as with mmo’s there always is periods of slowness within the game where you don’t feel motivated, and work was stealing any motivation or energy for anything at all for a long time and the abandonment of the blog was quite sudden.

 

I have been playing the game a lot since my last update, and after levelling my Guardian to 75 I started on my Lore-Master and finally got another 75 to add into the mix, but apart from deeding, preparing for Rohan and raiding, I haven’t found much time for outfitting. I have been playing and loving the Rohan beta’s and very much hope come launch I will be back in the game with new cosmetics to play with, but until then thank you for the patience if you’re still visiting this blog.

 

This update was spurred on by the fact my kin was running a Nostalgia week and I won the BG Lore-Master shoulder guards I had wanted for years and decided to parade them about while giving an update as to my whereabouts; which I have been meaning to get done a lot earlier than this.

Happy hunting everyone! <3 See you in Rohan!

—Savs—

Falcon’s Folly

I’m back with an update! It’s a miracle :-P

I first must apologise once again for the long time between updates, I’ve had so many cosmetics to play with lately (rift, helegrod, all my guardian class cosmetics while I levelled) that I’ve just been enjoying the full outfits of many of these pieces rather than mixing and matching to create something unique. I now have five level 75 characters and have had a blast reaching cap on my guard since she was left at 46 for two years and I never thought she would see the rest of middle-earth again!

This outfit sort of fell into my lap, I was only putting together all of my favourites from the Helegrod pieces which were advertised in the store recently (of which I had to get some via store and some via the skirmish barter due to lack of medallions and marks having spent them on the Rift sets the previous week!).

I had never actually noticed the boots before until I took some time to look at them when they were advertised in the store and I immediately had to use them somehow, and this outfit looks pretty nice in red/crimson too, but then again doesn’t everything? I use far too much of that stuff so I went with a dye I’d never used before because it always seemed too bold/rich for me, which is why I only used it in small doses here.

The area I took these screenshots in was Tal Methedras because I love the storyline of this place, and the winter feel to the outfit meant I would fit right in. Unfortunately it was night when I showed up to take screenshots but the silhouetted background was beautiful and I wanted to try and make it work, bringing this feel of ‘I’ll get you falcon clan..and your pretty little wolves too”…

I might try taking these screenshots again when it’s a little lighter in middle-earth but for now I wanted to hurry this update up, I’d left it too long already. Also, the images are appearing a little smaller than i’d like, I may still be on the lookout for a better theme which gives me even bigger screenshots. Don’t forget to click the images for the better details/larger screenshots on my blog.

Head: Arrow of the West Helmet [Ost Dunnoth Barter- Hunter] ~Purple~

Shoulders: Westfold Assault Shoulder Pads [Crafted T7 – Tailor] ~Purple~

Back: Elk-Hunter’s Pack [Lotro Store] ~Purple~

Chest: Ceremonial Spear-Shaker’s Jacket [Lotro store or Skirmish barter] ~Purple~

Hands: Gloves of the Eorlingas [RoI Pre-order bonus] ~Default~

Legs: Ceremonial Silver-Voice Leggings [Lotro store or Skirmish barter] ~Umber~

Feet: Boots of the Learned [lotro store or Skirmish barter] ~Default/Umber~

Miners of Moria – Kinship Uniform 1

A few posts ago I mentioned that I had been given the task of creating a few outfits for my kinship, Miners of Moria, to wear. This is the first idea I wanted to share with you guys, and the first of about 3-4. The cloak immediately made me think of my kin, and although not exactly the same as the Doors of Durin and the likeness more like the White Tree of Minas Tirith, for me the light blue details stood out and made this a very unique cloak for us to be wearing.

The problem I faced creating this outfit was the light blue details on the cloak were very difficult to match anything that could be crafted or bought from a vendor by anyone at any level, as I wanted to completely disregard all cosmetic items acquired via a quest. I also only wanted the ‘main’ part of this armour that people would wear is the cloak, chest piece and leggings. I didn’t want us all looking the same to the extent a lover of heavy armour wouldn’t appreciate it. Thus, the Helm, Shoulders, Gloves and Boots were player’s choice and could be light armour slippers for a Rune-Keeper feel or heavy plated Orthanc boots to feel that protection charging into battle first with a shield and sword.

A bonus I believe is that in Black, this outfit would look fantastic atop Orthanc battling Saruman or combined and mixed with some of the very black and white Orthanc pieces. Below I have added a burgundy dye and tried the look on my little hobbit.

Back: Radiant Cloak [Crafted T5 – Tailor] ~Black~

Chest: Rock-Climber’s Armour [Crafted T6 – Tailor] ~Black~

Legs: Rock-Climber’s Leggings [Crafted T6 – Tailor] ~Black~

Personalized items left to the choice of the player are the Helm, Gloves, Shoulders and Boots. In this outfit I liked the light blue on the Dar Narbugud Armour from my Hunter and used these, along with some shoulder-guards from the epic book quest.

Helm of the Lady’s Discernment

Gauntlets of the Lady’s Discernment

Boots of the Lady’s Discernment

Hyrde-Axle [Vol lll, Book 4, Ch 10].

 

Clad in Claret

One of my first dress outfits was Burgundy Belle, and this is very much still one of my Lore-Masters outfits today, but since the Yule festival I now have another Burgundy outfit I would like to share with you all. I think I am a little too in love with the Burgundy dye and already know another outfit I will be sharing with you that is also Burgundy, so I will try and force myself to use some other dyes a little more after this :P

I checked my blog today to find I now have 10 followers! I’m a very quiet person both in life and online, and in no way advertise as much as I should to get my blog out there; because it is simply a hobby and I wasn’t expecting responses as I just wanted a place to store my outfits, but it truly does mean the world to me and just wanted to say thank you for the support and comments people have left, and whether I have 10 followers or 100 I will remember the smile I have right now knowing people liked my blog so much they clicked that wonderful button!

Head: Urdhol-Helm [Instance drop - Isengard L75] ~Burgundy

Shoulders: Westfold Assault Shoulder Pads [Crafted T7 - Tailor] ~Burgundy~

Chest: Frostbluff Dress of Thanks [Yule Festival reward - Help the poor] ~Burgundy~

Vibrant Variations

For the entire week where I live by the beach, it has been sunshine and crystal blue skies. All of that typical rainy British weather has disappeared and everywhere I go there are people enjoying the sun and I couldn’t help but notice they had made the most of it and pulled out their summer wardrobes early.

This meant one thing: colour! It seems to have seaped into my Lotro as well, and my Hunter and Lore-master have now become very colourful as a result. I’ve once again been using my trusty Radiant Armour chest piece that works wonderfully in every colour, and by the end of this post I hope you love this top just as much as me.

Also, I watched Puss In Boots yesterday and have been a little obsessed with the plumed hats ever since!

 

 

Head: Elegant Plumed Hat [Lotro Store] ~Black~

Back: Drape of Evendim [Lotro Store] ~Grey~

Chest: Radiant Armour [Crafted T5 – Tailor] ~Sea Blue~

Hands: Ceremonial Mammutti Gloves [Crafted T5 – Metalsmith] ~Grey~

Legs: Scarred Leg-Guards of the Pren Gwydh Warrior [Quest reward – Dunland] ~Grey~

Feet: Soft Leather Boots [Bree Outfitter] ~Sea Blue~

 

I understand that pieces used in many outfits on cosmetics blogs can be hard to acquire if it’s a quest item or reputation item, this second outfit I have deliberately kept basic without the reputation Lossoth gloves and quest Leggings, to show you that you can still make anything work even if they are the basic items from Bree.

Head: Elegant Plumed Hat [Lotro Store] ~Black~

Chest: Radiant Armour [Crafted T5 – Tailor] ~Rust~

Legs: Leather Leggings [Medium Armoursmith – Bree] ~Black~

Feet:  Glossy Leather Boots [Bree Outfitter] ~Rust~

Hands: Leather Gauntlets [Medium Armoursmith – Esteldin] ~Black~

Sterling Soldier

After finally completing all quests in The Great River region I got my hands on this fabulous and unique chain robe. I have been wearing it without a helm or gloves the past couple of nights raiding atop Orthanc wondering what was missing. As Saruman finally surrendered to my kin for the first time (insert applause here) I was very motivated to create something out of this robe, and obtained the Malledhrim crafted heavy set; which I have been after for a very long time but stupidly enough never just asked for someone to craft it for me until tonight.

I never realised just how wonderful the pieces are in this set, I have been staring at the helm for about 10 minutes now because it’s just sooo so beautiful and compliments the robe perfectly with the chainmail at the back. Gloves were the only issue I came across but I expected this as I read about it from Hymne over at CosmeticLotro, there are bad clipping issues with nearly all gloves and this robe so I went very basic, and dyed them gold in an attempt to help the gold that is on the helm.

I have been tasked with creating an outfit for my kin to all wear also, and I’ve made some good progress so I will most likely be adding my ideas and designs onto this blog sometime in the coming weeks.

For now, happy hunting as always.

 

Helm: Malledhrim Helmet of the Awakened [Crafted T6 – Metalsmith] ~Grey~

Shoulders: Noriel’s Folly [Quest reward – The Great River/Thinglad] ~White~

Chest: Ancient Inlaid Breastplate [Quest reward – The Great River/Rushgore] ~White~

Hands: Quilted Gloves [Crafted T2 – Tailor] ~Gold~

Feet: Malledhrim Boots of the Awakened [Crafted T6 – Tailor] ~Grey~

Swift Scouts

Quick update for you all today, as I have a Kin meeting I need to get to ASAP! There is clipping issues with the Cloak on the Man, hence no cloak in the screenshots, and I have no Male elf to show off unfortunately, but I would say this would definitely look good on a male elf also.

I hope you are all enjoying the Update 6, I certainly am! My passion for the game and outfitting especially is very much ignited right now and I hope to have another outfit for you all next week.

 

Head: Worn Ranger’s Hood [Vol 3 bk5 Quest Reward] ~Ranger Green~

Shoulders: Noriel’s Folly [Quest Reward – The Great River] (Thinglad) ~Ranger Green~

Back: Plain Cloak [Outfitter] ~Ranger Green~

Chest: Jacket of the Shade-Finder [Quest Reward – The Great River] (Brown Lands) ~Umber~

Hands: Gauntlets of the Hidden Paths [Quest Reward – The Great River] (Thinglad) ~Ranger Green~

Legs: Earthen Leggings [Quest Reward – The Great River] (Brown Lands) ~Ranger Green~

Feet: Herald’s Boots [Crafted T6 – Tailor] ~Umber~

Observing Orthanc

When I first heard of being able to buy Ettenmoors barter tokens and trade them in for armour for any class to use as cosmetics, I was over the moon. However upon spending a lot of gold and missing one more spirit stone the next update for the game arrived and this feature was removed. The one and only piece I REALLY wanted with a passion was the helm used for Minstrels, Lore-Masters and Rune-Keepers on the secondary armour set. While questing aside the Great River in Update 6 a lot of us quickly realised a lot of armour pieces have old armour sets for specific classes, or old Moria 50+ crafted sets with a little twist. This is a happy compromise I believe and the Helm I used here I am never going to tire of it, it’s by far my favourite cosmetic item ever and the more it is used in simple outfits the better as a lot of shoulder guards and cloaks will cover it up.

I personally preferred the outfit without the Shoulder piece but there was a part of me thinking ‘But that means I only have 2 pieces, have I gotten that lazy?’ So the screenshots below show the shoulder guards I liked with this the best, and it can be up to you whether you use them.

I finally got the helm I always wanted!

Head: Hat of the Concerned Elf [Quest reward - The Great River] ~Black~

Shoulder: Scorched Ox-hide Shoulderpads [Quest Reward] ~Black~

Chest: Exquisite Elven Dress [Mirkwood Reputation Barter or Lotro Store] ~Black~

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