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~
Posted by lotrosavvy on March 23, 2012
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~
Posted by lotrosavvy on March 15, 2012
I finally found some time to start some new content with Update 6 (having been working my butt off the past 4 weeks with a new job) and upon getting stuck into the storyline of the Rohirrim, Fishermen and Elves and their wariness of each other I began to feel my Human Captain never really noticed this until now, having maxed kindred with the Galadhrim I headed to Lothlórien and got Screenshot happy (which is extremely difficult given the glow/aura around everything in Lothlórien). Just out of pure boredom I decided to make a Warden and check out the new changes and found that the Westfold Cloak that came with the Pre-order had changed!
I previously hated this cloak and wished it was white like the rest of the outfit and couldn’t understand why just the cloak was beige and every other Westfold piece was white – including the horse blanket. Happy with this change I immediately added it to my white dress and circlet, added in the shoulders and fell in love. My captain – now looking more like a ranger had a twist to it, standing in Lothlórien admiring the views she tried to gain the respect of the elves of this place and having the best of both worlds could look regal, but also join the Horse Lords in their quest to Rohan. If you already have this cloak in the Wardrobe it may show up the old colour (it did with me) but upon taking it out and putting it back in you can get the new crisp white cosmetic. You can type /reclaim to get all the Pre-order items back if you find you removed the item after putting it in the wardrobe.
I have noticed some fantastic new cosmetics with the first couple of quests I have done by the river in the new area (and noticed it’s a lot of raid/instance gear with changed dye options) which is a happy compromise for those who could not obtain it due to not having the right class or ability to raid, cosmetics for all!
As of next week my work schedule is going to calm down and as I adjust to juggling work and gaming I’m hoping I can find a balance which will not make me neglect my hobby of standing in front of the Lotro wardrobe. Keep checking back!
Head: Winged Circlet [Skirmish barter] ~White Dye~
Shoulders: Shoulders of the Westfold [Rise of Isengard Pre-order bonus]
Back: Cloak of the Westfold [Rise of Isengard Pre-order bonus]
Chest: Elegant Dress [Skirmish barter] ~White Dye~
P.S. I’m so getting some fairy lights for my apartment after spending the night looking at these virtual twinkling lights everywhere!
Posted by lotrosavvy on March 15, 2012