@Lotro on Twitter just asked its followers what they are most excited to hear about in the Riders of Rohan expansion. Personally I can only answer that question with “new armour designs, new cosmetics and hopefully new dye colours!”.
I’ve come to a point on my blog where I’ve “been there done that”. I own every possible cosmetic in the game and what I don’t own I do not seem to care much about. I own a huge load of world drop armour pieces and another huge load of bound armour pieces from instances, raids and quests. Once I’ve worked with a piece of armour or cosmetic, I usually move on to something new, something I haven’t used before. Right now I’m coming to a point where there isn’t a whole lot of new stuff available anymore that I really want to use in an outfit. I am sort of running out of inspiration.
When I create an outfit I try to make it as unique as possible. I try to avoid being repetitive and I try to find combinations that I haven’t seen anywhere else before. Hence my incessant need for “new stuff”. Small wonder that it’s the new armour designs that I’m looking forward to the most in the Rohan expansion.
Casual Stroll to Mordor has a nice preview showing some of the concept art for the new NPC outfits. All these designs look very promising and I hope there will be similar outfits and armour pieces for player characters.
I will be going at an easy pace with the outfits on my blog until the release date. I’m still grinding out more Medallions of the Northmen, and used some of those to buy a new outfit for my champion. Other than that, I’m grinding out virtues on my lore-master, still levelling my little burglar and doing instances and an occasional raid on my minstrel. Still lots to do and so little time to do it!
I hope the RoR Beta will start soon and that, once the NDA has been lifted, we’ll be able to see some of that new Rohan armour stuff! For now, we’ll have to make do with what we have so far!
Chest : Lesser Blade of the West Breastplate, red dye (OD Champion Set)
Head:Helm of the Eastemnet, default dye (Legendary Edition Riders of Rohan, cosmetic)
Shoulders: Padded mantle of the Dunland Soothsayer, crimson dye (Dunland quest reward, light)
Hands: Gloves of the Eastemnet, default dye (Legendary Edition Riders of Rohan, cosmetic)
Legs: Lesser Blade of the West Leggings, red dye (OD Champion Set)
Feet: The Berserker’s Sabatons, crimson dye (RoI Champion Instance Set)
Back: Mantle of Hwatness, default dye (Legendary Edition Riders of Rohan, pre-order cloak)