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    Quote Originally Posted by Elverior View Post
    Thanks for all the nice feedback <3

    Here is one more I want to show:
    Even if perhaps not as Elvish looking as the other screenshots You posted, but more a race of men looking outfit, I really like the combination and dyes used on this one. I like earthy and tuned down colours, same as You've gone for with this. Looks more natural and not like going to some carnival or something. This is the type of feel and look I go for as well. Outfits that looks more "realistic", practical and wearable in combat or every day use. I'm not as big fan of bright colours and elaborate huge shoulders and such. As I said, to me elaborate and overly designed type of outfits looks more like some carnival costume. Sometimes I can accept and go for some more "royal" looking outfit with more bright colours and gold etc, as it can fit for example elves and such, but usually not.

    Btw, would You mind listing all the pieces used as well as dyes on each piece ??? Possibly were to get them if some of them are like rare and only from some particular quest reward etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SerendipityUK View Post


    When I saw this Hauberk I loved it. So many outfits are shining and polished and pure, but the reality of such long term travellers is we'll get worn and dirty. My minstrel too is a cook and I've wanted to use this pack for ages. So I've tried to put together a really lived in look, a cook that looks after her fellows in far and abandoned places.

    Gleaming Leather Gauntlets dyed grey (I particularly liked the gloves for a minstrel as the leather of the fingertips looks very soft and fine)
    Leather Shoulders of the Leaping Stag in walnut brown
    Hauberk of the Wayfarer in walnut brown
    Traveller's Hood in walnut brown
    Cooks Pack in grey
    Threadbare Boots of the Dunland Healer in walnut brown
    Fall of Deluches Shield
    Quote Originally Posted by SerendipityUK View Post


    Just refreshed my Dwarf Hunter's main outfit. As a fan of the practical everyday look, I want to include backpacks, and the sage's pack isn't too shiny and smart for these practical pieces.

    Chestpiece of the Stag in walnut
    Scouts Weathered Boots in walnut (so many boots don't balance out the proportions well on Dwarves!)
    Spearman's singed gauntlets in walnut
    Tattered Hat in dark clay
    Sage's Pack in walnut
    I like your choice of style, dyes etc.

    I can only repeat what I just said in my other reply to Elverion. I like earthy and tuned down colours like in Your screenhots. Looks more natural and not like going to some carnival or something. This is the type of feel and look I go for as well. Outfits that looks more "realistic", practical and wearable in combat or every day use. I'm not as big fan of bright colours and elaborate huge shoulders and such. As I said, to me such elaborate overly designed type of outfits looks more like some carnival costume. Sometimes I can accept and go for some more "royal" looking outfit with more bright colours and gold etc, as it can fit for example elves and such, but usually not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathrien_Estelenlaer View Post
    This brightly colored outfit was created to stand out against the Morgul Vale's dark landscapes.

    For full details on the dyes and pieces used, follow this link: http://materialmiddleearth.blogspot....-for-plum.html

    Love that pink and green combination! Very unique!
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    this is my 1st try to create a plain but interesting viking style outfit, not exactly happy about the outcome, i will explain at the end of the post........
    so........
    the helmet is from the starting stouts heavy armour set
    the vest is the tough jacket of anorien mercy
    no pants ( the vest is covering it and makes the legs look naked)
    the gloves and boots are from the Isengard Dispeler set
    the shoulders are the fur mantlle from a quaple of years before yule fest
    the cloak is from the ranger outfit set reward given in dunland epics
    the shield is a cheap one you can get from low lvl quests or npc merchants
    and the sword is the Bright steel sword, a low lvl recipe
    for this set i went again at forochel to get their rep horse, i was already kindred but never bought it before........

    as i said above i m not exactly happy with the outcome
    my main problem is, tho i like the vest cos its a great design with lots of accurate decoration elements,i dislike the naked legs!
    the rest of the outfit its great and it will be better if i manage to find a most accurate plain flat round shield but with some color decoration..........
    for the cloak i wanted something more furry, like the plain fur cloak can be found in Sury Kyla, but all of them are having hood, so i decided to use that plain cotton look like cloak
    i shall return with more photos as soon as posible.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valakircka View Post
    this is my 1st try to create a plain but interesting viking style outfit, not exactly happy about the outcome, i will explain at the end of the post........
    so........
    the helmet is from the starting stouts heavy armour set
    the vest is the tough jacket of anorien mercy
    no pants ( the vest is covering it and makes the legs look naked)
    the gloves and boots are from the Isengard Dispeler set
    the shield is a cheap one you can get from low lvl quests or npc merchants
    and the sword is the Bright steel sword, a low lvl recipe

    as i said above i m not exactly happy with the outcome
    my main problem is, tho i like the vest cos its a great design with lots of accurate decoration elements,
    i dislike the naked legs! rest of the outfit its great and it will be better if i manage to find a most accurate plain flat round shield but with some color decoration..........
    i shall return with more photos as soon as posible.....
    I think You've succeeded very well. *claps* Well done !!!

    Yes with Stout Axes we have finally gotten a more closed metal helmet (not totally closed but still) than the usual open in the front ones. One of the few reasons I wanted Stout-axes to get my hand on that hlmet as well as their axe. However that one detail that sticks out on the top of the helmet still annoys me. It reminds me of one of those German/Preussan early WWI helmets almost, a relic that survived from the 1800's military design I guess. That detail sticking up looks more like something You'd see on a parade or ceremonial outfit than in acctual combat.



    The Germans quickly replaced it for combat too during WWI with the more practical M16 Stahlhelm (model 16) more protecting design, that then was in use (even if modified like the m35 m40 etc) for a long time and even inspired later helmet designs.

    For some reason Turbine and now SSG chose to put such things on top of quite a few helmets. They would be totally unpractical in sword or axe fight as it would be easy to swing at it and make the helmet either fall off, or at the very least be very uncomfortable around the neck strap if anyone did hit that sticking up piece with a very hard blow. Potentially dislocate the helmet and cover the sight too. Not a thing You'd want to happen in combat. I do get it on parade or even ceremonial, like the winged helmet of the Minas Tirith Fountain Guards. But as pratical in combat for the common soldier, naaa, but oh well I digress.

    I would much prefer more helmets like this in the game.





    Well You get the idea.

    We have some designs like that in LoTRO, but often they made the part covering the eyes in some weird dye and more look like some Venecian carnival mask than acctual helmet face protection. Over designed in my opinion, ruining the helmets looks.

    I'm not saying helmets in real life history were never overly designed and had things sticking up and all kinds of ornaments etc. Especially as parade outfits or for ceremonial use. Royal Guards etc. Sometimes to emphasis rank or status, but the most common soldiers did not have that as often, even if sometimes they did. Even things that served no partical function than to simply signify a certain rank, regiment or just be decorative. Sometimes it can even look very pretty in my opinion, but not all the time and it should be more common with not so decorative helmets, as the common figher or soldier probably could not afford it. Just as it was with the colour "purple" in history, as it was way to rare and expensive to produce from a snail/mollusc, only the most wealthy wore it and in some places not even allowed for anyone else.

    If SSG could also revisit some of the old designs and improve them, like I really like that shield but for the part that it's like a octagon almost and not round. I understand that it's easier to not design rounded edges and instead make more sharp edges, especially back in 2007, but nowdays it looks outdated. Turbine/SSG have designed shields later than that that are more round in shape but still not this one that I would have liked alot if it was only more round. If some like this octagon shape on a shield, then design another one that looks the same, wood and iron cross and all, just make it round.

    All that being said (and non of it being negative criticism of your combination), I do think You have come up with a very nice result. I much prefer this to say colourful over designed outfits. Bravo !!! *thumbs up*

    Disclaimer: Remember that we are only talking taste here. I have my taste, others have theirs. If others prefer bright colours and overly deisgned elaborate outfits they have every right to do so. My taste is just my taste and subjective, so is everyone elses. No one is right or wrong in taste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord.Funk View Post
    I think You've succeeded very well. *claps* Well done !!!

    Yes with Stout Axes we have finally gotten a more closed metal helmet (not totally closed but still) than the usual open in the front ones. One of the few reasons I wanted Stout-axes to get my hand on that hlmet as well as their axe. However that one detail that sticks out on the top of the helmet still annoys me. It reminds me of one of those German/Preussan early WWI helmets almost, a relic that survived from the 1800's military design I guess. That detail sticking up looks more like something You'd see on a parade or ceremonial outfit than in acctual combat......................

    For some reason Turbine and now SSG chose to put such things on top of quite a few helmets. They would be totally unpractical in sword or axe fight as it would be easy to swing at it and make the helmet either fall off, or at the very least be very uncomfortable around the neck strap if anyone did hit that sticking up piece with a very hard blow. Potentially dislocate the helmet and cover the sight too. Not a thing You'd want to happen in combat. I do get it on parade or even ceremonial, like the winged helmet of the Minas Tirith Fountain Guards. But as pratical in combat for the common soldier, naaa, but oh well I digress. I would much prefer more helmets like this in the game...................

    Well You get the idea.

    We have some designs like that in LoTRO, but often they made the part covering the eyes in some weird dye and more look like some Venecian carnival mask than acctual helmet face protection. Over designed in my opinion, ruining the helmets looks.

    I'm not saying helmets in real life history were never overly designed and had things sticking up and all kinds of ornaments etc. Especially as parade outfits or for ceremonial use. Royal Guards etc. Sometimes to emphasis rank or status, but the most common soldiers did not have that as often, even if even sometimes they did. Even things that served no partical function than to simply signify a certain rank, regiment or just be decorative. Sometimes it can even look very pretty in my opinion, but not all the time and it should be more common with not so decorative helmets, as the common figher or soldier probably could not afford it. Just as it was with the colour "purple" in history, as it was way to rare and expensive to produce from a snail/mollusc, only the most wealthy wore it and in some places not even allowed for anyone else.

    If SSG could also revisit some of the old designs and improve them, like I really like that shield but for the part that it's like a octagon almost and not round. I understand that it's easier to not design rounded edges and instead make more sharp edges, especially back in 2007, but nowdays it looks outdated. Turbine/SSG have designed shields later than that that are more round in shape but still not this one that I would have liked alot if it was only more round. If some like this octafon shape on a helmet, then design another one that looks the same, just round.

    All that being said (and non of it being negative criticism of your combination), I do think You have come up with a very nice result. I much prefer this to say colourful over designed outfits. Bravo !!! *thumbs up*

    Disclaimer: Remember that we are only talking taste here. I have my taste, others have theirs. If others prefer bright colours and overly deisgned elaborate outfits they have every right to do so. My taste is just my taste and subjective, so is everyone elses. No one is right or wrong in taste.
    thanks for the reply and i agree with you about the pointed edge...... what i ve read about it points like this were use to hit the enemy with the head so it was used like a weapon..... that was a fact early in the dark ages .......
    and in ancient times, mostly for barbaric tribes that were not fighting in line or shield wall.
    When vikings starting moving out to their raids ofc they had not pointy edges on their combat helmets(as far as i know and read), or if they had was only to bring fear.........
    even the roman infantry had no edges on helmet.
    im still working on this outfit and many parts might change a lot, for the headpiece i might use the medium helmet from the throne of the dread terror raid...... its quite plain with reinforced top but not point edge, mask and neck cover.
    for vest i d like something with leather and chain mail.......
    there is hauberk from dunland which i have but i dont like it so much........
    and ofc i believe istill have somewhere the helmet from dunland with the mask and the chain mail that looks pretty cool for a viking outfit, but i wanted to have, somehow, a bit of the face.......
    now about the colors........ this design needs plain earth colors with no dying if posible....... vikings had not a plenty of dying .......
    on the other hand, some pages above, i ve had published my guardian in a swan (type) armour set......
    but same as you i dislike huge, not normal, armour sets, example the one released latelly with minas morgul!
    i ll keep searching till i ll find the best to my taste!
    what i have in my mind and my idea of creating a viking armour came from, is the last scene of the viking series, where Bjiorn Ironside is sitting on a hill above his town in a fur cloak.......
    i d like to start a petition for more horses like the one of the forochel! a greywhite furry one would be great!
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    I think you will find some Dunland gear more apt for coat/chest, they are pretty realistic in that sense... Viking series fan here as well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marancil View Post
    I think you will find some Dunland gear more apt for coat/chest, they are pretty realistic in that sense... Viking series fan here as well...
    tbh i dont really like dunland skins tho i d love them at that times......... maybe cos i ve seen them used a lot..........
    i have at least 6 alts passed from there and i have kept all the interesting parts coz of their unique skins but i need to find something more ........ i dont know.... but i will when i ll find it
    the one i have posted, in my mind is a dark ages outfit but i ll come back wit something of the viking era of raiding and exploration in the 8th century.
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    The helmet with the mask and chain mail parts isn't Dunlending, but from the Easterlings. There is a version that you can find in the shop, I think it is called the Mask of Rhun. For the chainmail/leather combo, you might have as well a look at the dwarf cosmetics of the Ered Mithrin, although they are so geometric that I am not sure if you like them (the vikings sported these snakey animal knot designs on their rune slabs and later on their stave churches, which are strikingly different from the dwarves' octogons). The 'fur cloak' (albeit a bit thin) may be found in the cosmetics of the Anduin Vales (think Beorning). You can combine that with the crafted shoulders (light or medium) from the Westfold Guild recipe sets, which would make it look nearly like Conan the Barbarian.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Polymachos View Post
    The helmet with the mask and chain mail parts isn't Dunlending, but from the Easterlings. There is a version that you can find in the shop, I think it is called the Mask of Rhun. For the chainmail/leather combo, you might have as well a look at the dwarf cosmetics of the Ered Mithrin, although they are so geometric that I am not sure if you like them (the vikings sported these snakey animal knot designs on their rune slabs and later on their stave churches, which are strikingly different from the dwarves' octogons). The 'fur cloak' (albeit a bit thin) may be found in the cosmetics of the Anduin Vales (think Beorning). You can combine that with the crafted shoulders (light or medium) from the Westfold Guild recipe sets, which would make it look nearly like Conan the Barbarian.


    Greetings, Polymachos
    thanks Pol!
    the mask of rhun is something i will never use, its so ungly!
    the shoulders of westfold is something i have to look but if i recall they look huge thats why i premer this fur mantle i use .......
    about the cloak from the vales ......... i ve seen people using it, if im right its furry but it looks thin,
    while the others from forochel are having the right tickness and skins that look plain enough in a leather/fur combination, only bad is the hood........
    ered mithrin cosmetics ........ only the furry shoulders from the seasonal barter are somehow good, i already have them but the fur mantle looks better for me
    rest of the dwarf cosmetics are not plain enough for what i have in mind...........
    about the shield.......... found 2-3 round ones.....but...... 1st is the red with the hawk, 2nd is a wooden like with tooo much green/yellow, n the 3rd looks like arabic metal bucklers so a NO again........
    if i recall there r 1 or 2 more round colored shield skins in the game so till i lay my hands on them i ll stick with the one on the photo!
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  11. #5636
    The medium shoulders are bulky, but the light ones not so much. If you remove the green portion by bleaching, they will fit in well.

    I forgot one specific helmet, though, because I don't like it much. It tends to turn up in treasure chests (those which you have to find for a deed) and also drops every now and then. The easiest way to get this mesh, is to talk to the medium armor vendor of the Skirmish Camp, and get the topmost item of the level 95 armor set.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Polymachos View Post
    The medium shoulders are bulky, but the light ones not so much. If you remove the green portion by bleaching, they will fit in well.

    I forgot one specific helmet, though, because I don't like it much. It tends to turn up in treasure chests (those which you have to find for a deed) and also drops every now and then. The easiest way to get this mesh, is to talk to the medium armor vendor of the Skirmish Camp, and get the topmost item of the level 95 armor set.


    Greetings, Polymachos
    i ll check them asap.........
    meanwhile i ll be so happy if i ever manage to dress up as close as posible like this:
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