Posts Tagged 'Cithryth’s Stuff'

An Outfit For Every Season

Recently I had the idea to create an outfit for every season. Sure, with every festival there are new season-themed outfits, but they are pre-fabricated and during the festivals you see everyone running around in them. So I thought it would be interesting to use other outfits and armours to create unique seasonal outfits. Hope you like them!

Cithryth’s Tips for a Good Outfit

Amongst my group of LOTRO friends, I am the go-to person for advice on outfits. I love making cool outfits for my characters and helping others with their outfits. I’ve never really been a girly-girl, but boy do I love playing dress up with my characters!

So I have decided to put my ‘skills’ to use and write up some tips and guidelines I use when putting together outfits.

Security Advice for LORTO Users

Lately the forums  have been rampant with threads regarding getting hacked. Whether it’s people who have been hacked or people seeking advice on how not to get hacked, everyone is worried it seems. And of course, why shouldn’t we be? No one wants to loose everything they’ve been working on in-game. Here, I’ll be laying out some advice on keeping your LOTRO account secure.

Now Introducing the Weekly Outfit!

Have an outfit you want to show off? Starting this week, I want you to send me a picture of your outfits! Every Friday I will pick an outfit to feature on the site. Just send a screenshot of your outfit here and tell me what your outfit is composed of.

Don’t forget to add your name and server!

Cithryth, Elf Ambassador

I can’t wait to see what you send me!

Tips for screenshots:

  • If you can, turn your graphics all the way up before you take a screenshot.
  • Make sure you have good lighting.
  • Hit F12 to hide your UI.

One Month Later: F2P Success

Free to Play has now been live for a month. And so far we have all managed to survive!

The biggest fear of the long standing community prior to the release of F2P was the death of the oft-touted ‘most mature MMO community’. People were afraid that new comers from other MMOs would come to our beloved LOTRO and soil it with their potty mouths.

At first, there were some problems in OOC chats in the starter areas. Many people came to the forums to complain about F2P’ers spewing vulgarities into the chat channels. From my personal experience on Windfola, I have not seen anything of the sort. Sure there have been some annoying behaviors, but nothing so bad as to bring out the report button, I feel.

The one marked difference across all servers though is the population boom. I have never seen so many people on Windfola as I have in the past month. That’s even taking expansion releases into account. People have been tracking these changes across the servers. The populations of each server have changed drastically. Some that were in the top population wise have dropped and, surprisingly, the newer servers are absolutely booming. See this thread for info on individual servers: Choosing a server (A Guide).

My opinion is that so far, F2P is a big success for LOTRO. A huge increase in population bodes well for the game. Not to mention all the threads on the forums from new players explaining how they fell in love with the game and have already subbed up in a short amount of time. The increase of funds to the game is bound to bring in more updates at a faster rate than we have seen in the past year.