Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Low-Level Outfitting: Starting Outfits Series

Human Guardian
Our Lotro characters start playing at level 1, and even then they already have an outfit!  Each class has a different starting outfit, and depending on which race and gender you have chosen, the standard class starting outfit may look great or hideous. But before you quickly compare stats, and dump the starting outfit, consider saving it.  Most starting pieces look good on some race/gender combination, and because these pieces are not bound, you don't need the wardrobe to use them on different characters, even on different accounts as long as they are on the same server.

For inspiration and general information, I will be posting a separate post for each class except warden and runekeeper (unfortunately I do not have access to those classes at this time).  I'll show the starting outfit, list the names of the pieces, and then share a dyed version of the outfit.

By the end of the introduction, each character has completely replaced their starting outfit with quest reward pieces with better stats.  The replacement outfit will be referred to as the Introduction Outfit, and I will be posting about those as well. A sneak peek: there are only 4 distinct Introduction Outfits, and some of those pieces are worth saving, too!

One word about dyes. You'll notice in the posts I use a range of dyes, including high-level (i.e. expensive) ones. In the introduction, each character can choose a stack of 3 dyes from a list of colors, and one of the lower-level gift packs includes 2 navy dyes. Beyond that, you're on your own. You could become a scholar, but it takes a long time to level. At low-levels I have two suggestions:
1) Make friends with a few scholars and barter with them.  
2) Pick a profession that gives you processed materials that sell well (ore ingots, leather, planks), and use the silver to buy the dyes you would like. If you go this route, try to avoid buying whatever happens to be on the Auction Hall at the moment; instead, watch for bargains.

1 comment:

  1. Im a fan of your work on lowbies outfits. :) Keep up the good work! :)