LotRO, Cosmetic Gear, and the Wardrobe

One of the coming features that was included in last week’s free-to-play announcement by Turbine was the wardrobe. A twenty slot container for cosmetic items. I’m really looking forward to this, but for it to be really useful I’d like one additional feature: a way to convert quest rewards into cosmetic items.

I have quite a few bank slots dedicated to old quest rewards that I keep because I use them for cosmetic outfits. I would much rather keep these items in the storage chest in my home or in the upcoming wardrobe, but I can’t because they are bound items. These items are also impossible to share between characters, even though I just want to use them in cosmetic slots.

So to get the most use out of the wardrobe, I would love to see Turbine add a way to convert an old quest item into a cosmetic item. The type of the time would change to cosmetic and all of the stats and bonuses would be removed, it would also no longer be bound.

While I’m asking for stuff, I would love to see additional cosmetic slots made available, either as paid unlocks like vault slots or as level/quest/deed rewards.

4 Comments

  1. LongascNo Gravatar says:

    Exactly, I also keep quest rewards. I got a certain helmet called H… something with H in Evendim or North Downs, and it is just great. Never found this particular style elsewhere http://bit.ly/9roaJI . It is dyed red by now.

    I guess most of the fluff for the wardrobe will come from the store.
    Finally decided against the lifetime offer, by the way. I somehow have the very sad feeling that content will trickle down so slowly that I will be playing SWTOR and/or GW2 by the time something substantially new gets added! 🙁

  2. I haven’t really been playing around much with cosmetic items, but I agree they should have the option to convert old quest items. I’ve noticed some quest items have a very distinctive look to them (love my peacock feather hat, for example!)

  3. YeeboNo Gravatar says:

    I try on every single quest reward or gray piece of gear I find to see what it looks like. In fact several of the better looking headgear items are random gray drops. Longasc’s is also one of my favorites for a heavy wearer. The oddest thing I ever found was a purple Kaiser/ biker helmet.

    • BrianNo Gravatar says:

      I do the same thing on quests: click through all of the pieces to see what they look like and if I don’t like any of them then I pick the one that’s worth the most. Generally for quests, I don’t keep the rewards anymore except as cosmetics. Between instance gear and legendary weapons, there’s just not much use for most quest rewards.