So what’s been happening in the world of Lothirieth? Well, I’ve been renovating a house, finally moving into said house (yay for something newer and more space), went on a holiday to France (oh the lovely sun!) and will be wrapping up my second Dutch language course (maar ik kan nog steeds geen goed Nederlands spreken. Het is heel moeilijk voor mij. Maar ik begrijp meer en dat is goed!)
Oh wait, you mean what’s been going on with game stuff? 😉 Well, the backlog of screenshots continues to grow due to some busy months, so I figured I’d do a concise update of some things I’ve won or obtained. Other than that, I’ve not been playing Lotro all that much. The combination of bugs, lag, Turbine blatantly displaying its greed and not feeling at all excited about the new expansion has left me with not so much interest. I’m logging in for raids and a bit for the current festival, but that’s really it. I feel I mainly want to rant about the state of the game, but I’d rather not have my blog contain mainly that. So I’m taking the approach of “if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all” I guess!
Anyway, stuff! Stuff that’s been going on! Well, I found one super ugly staff! It just looks a bit too evil…
My warden won the Steed of Bright Days, which means I’m rarely going to see it as I have no intention on playing warden anytime soon. 😛 It lives up to its name of being quite bright, but I like it. 🙂
My loremaster won the loremaster steed. It’s nice I actually won the class mount for my main, but I have mixed feelings about it. When I first saw the preview pictures, my thoughts were “Yuck! That’s hideous.” I wasn’t alone. It’s been entertaining to read some of the comments on the official forums. I quite enjoyed something Catburg said:
I can’t decide whether it looks like it’s wearing old lady’s bloomers, busty barmaid’s blouse, or a babygro.
I laughed when I saw I’d won it in a lottery as it seemed so ugly, but it’s not so bad ingame. The sheer number of scrolls is a bit over the top, the books have poor graphics and your cloak clips with all the stuff on the back (which you can see in the next picture)… but I don’t know. It’s okay. I’ll ride it around for a bit, if only for all the stares I get. 😛 It’s entertaining to be sat in Galtrev and see people stop, stare and walk around you. 😀 Oh, you can also see I have a new snazzy cloak. 😉 I got a broken cloak clasp a little while ago but was torn about what to do with it. The necklaces are clearly the better upgrade, but I’ve gotten the clasp so late ingame that the necklace would be obsolete soon. The cloak offers a small upgrade but a cool cosmetic that lasts until they pull the plug on the servers. But my need for my character to be the best it can be is strong. I finally bit the bullet and just got the darned cloak, even though I feel the need to explain to everyone that yes, I do realise the necklace is better!
Fuzzy books and cloak clippage
I joined an impromptu Barad Guldur run and somehow lucked out and won the chest and leg pieces which happily are now bound to account rather than character. I’ve lusted after the minstrel armour in the past so went and got that, then immediately slapped it on my runekeeper!
Lastly, I finally got a chestpiece I’ve been looking for! It dropped in a T1 Saruman and everyone got a chuckle when I had to yell out for the raid leader to just not distribute all the junk as it wasn’t all junk! My hobbit loves his new outfit. I think he looks quite dashing! (Though I forgot to put on the matching gloves I have when I took these screenshots. Doh!)