The good part of the Summer Festival in my opinion is that Turbine has offered us an enjoyable festival without too much of a steep grind to obtain our items. Just like the Spring Festival, the amount of tokens needed for a horse or the (war-steed) cosmetics is well within reason. This makes it fun for me to participate with all my characters without feeling like I’m doing something I should not be doing. So far 3 of my characters have obtained the horse.
Unfortunately I’m not very excited about the matching cosmetics. There is no dress in the new set, which is a disappointment if you like the girly stuff, and the old world design that is used for the robe is well… old. I would have loved to have seen this rising sun design on one of the longer Dunland model robes. The war-steed cosmetic consists of only one piece, the caparison. There is no matching saddle, leggings or halter. This is in line with the looks of the regular horse version.
So for my matching war-steed outfit I decided to use a classic dress, and I’ll just store that robe for colder days in Autumn. The war-steed caparison dyes well in all colors, although in my opinion not all colors are a good match to the greenish hemline. Fortunately the old Rohan pre-order war-steed cosmetics come in handy now if you wish to use additional gear, as their color green is an exact match to the hemline.
Chest: Innkeeper’s Dress (olive dye), Lotro Store cosmetic
Head: Harvest-brew Circlet (no dye), Fall Fesitval cosmetic
Hand: Foxglove, reward from Epic Vol.III, Book 10, Ch.15, hand item
Caparison of the Midsummer (sienna dye)
Rohirrim Elite Leggings (no dye), Rohan pre-order item
Rohirrim Elite Tail (copper), Rohan pre-order item
Hide (dark chestnut)