I am Hymne, and I play on the Snowbourn EU server. I have been playing Lord of the Rings Online since EU beta and have a lifetime subscription. Though Lotro for most players is about gear, for me Lotro is about outfits. Whenever I loot items, receive them as quest rewards, find them on the auction house or barter them after doing an instance, I check its appearance with the preview feature (ctrl+leftclick). For me it’s all about the looks, not about the stats. Most players would probably think I am crazy, and playing Lotro the wrong way.
Usually blogging is all about writing clever walls of text or funny bits of odd information. My blog however, is about pretty pictures. In real life, I am a collector of miniatures. I make little “scenes” and “displays”. I have a beautiful collection of fantasy sculptures (I own a good chunck of the Hap Henriksen Wizards collection), and I also have a semi neglected dollhouse that needs fixing up with an infinite amount of miniatures to fill it. Another one of my passions is scouring for vintage clothes, bags and accessories. I do buy new clothes of course, but my real passion is rummaging through massive amount of second hand clothes and come home with an outfit that looks special. I tell you this about myself to give you some context about what drives me to be so passionate about outfitting and this blog. Actually what I am doing in the virtual world are the same things I also do in real life: I combine loose ends into outfits and I display them in little miniature scenes.
In Lotro I currently have 17 characters from all classes and races. My highest levels are an elf minstrel, man champion, woman loremaster and hobbit burglar. All the others are somewhere between level 15 and 65, but because of the wardrobe feature, I can share outfits with all of them.
I hope you enjoy the blog!