When I go back through the leveling process of a familiar game, I like to come up with little challenges and different activities. Since it looks like my LOTRO Burglar is sticking to me — who knew — I thought I’d have a little fun with the re-journey through Middle-earth. I thought I’d make him scrounge his outfits on his own.
At this point, I have well over 130 filled cosmetic wardrobe slots and even more clothing items stashed away in various vaults, so any character I own has instant access to a wide array of fashion. However, having all this has taken away the challenge of collecting clothes and gradually looking better over time, so I decided that my Burglar can only equip cosmetic gear from what he gets from drops or quest rewards.
This means, of course, that as a level 17 goober, he looks like he went dumpster diving in Salvation Army rejects. Yup, the goofy hats, the sleeveless shirts, the dumpy pants that have to be sewn on — it’s the complete lowbie LOTRO fashion experience!
And so while I look like a homeless Hobbit, there’s a perverse pleasure in having to make do with hand-me-downs. What little challenges do you like to make for your characters?