So I’m currently running around Middle Earth with my 130 Elf Huntress as I complete the Ballad of Bingo Boffin. As a result, I’m revisiting a bunch of low level areas, and have decided to make outfits to go with it. My last outfit was worn as I quested through the Barrow Downs just outside of Bree, and today I’m sporting a more stealthy outfit as I travel through the Lonelands.
I’m actually having quite a bit of fun with this. Bingo Boffin is a pretty demanding hobbit. He’s lazy, and I’m half-convinced he can’t do anything for himself. But running around as a skilled warrior helping out a curious hobbit does make me feel more immersed in the world of Middle Earth than I have in a long time, and I’m having a lot of fun getting into the experience. Feeling annoyance at Bingo, dressing up in area-appropriate clothing, feeling superior and awesome next to this bumbling hobbit…It’s pretty awesome.
I really had too much fun with this. But LOTRO is supposed to be fun, so that’s all that really matters. And as much as Bingo annoys me, questing for him really does make me feel like I’m back in Middle Earth.
Moving on to a different orc camp to wreak more havoc…
Also, it’s really funny remembering that lower level mobs won’t attack you. You can literally run through the middle of an orc camp and they won’t even come near you. It’s like you don’t exist.
Alas, it was time to move on from my new friend. So I remounted my horse, and set off for Weathertop.
Also, I just want to say, it’s moments like this — where I can just stand at a distance and look at the majesty of Weathertop that I’m reminded of how much I love this game. This view is just so cool.
Lol I love how the feathers just float down after you kill a bird.
Outfit: Head: Lesser Secret of the West Helmet (burgundy) Shoulders: Pauldrons of the Mark (red) Lesser Secret of the West Breastplate (crimson) Gloves: The Bowmaster’s Gloves (crimson) Legs: Spellweaver’s Leggings (red) Feet: Lesser Memory of the West Shoes (black) Bow: Exquisite Black Ash Bow Sword: Defender of Gwingris Dagger: Hero’s Dagger
Warsteed Head: Head-Piece of the Northern Herald (Ccrimson) Body: Harness of the Harbinger (crimson) Saddle: Citadel saddle Legs: Citadel Leggings (red)