Re: LOTRO armor and cosmetics
There IS a large amount of disgusting looking gear ingame. Most of the original SoA clothing & armour was absolutely horrible. It looked like it had been sewn together from offcuts.
When I look back at screenshots of the kin from SoA I immediately think "That was the 1970's of Lotro".
It had its own....unique look, certainly.
Some of the original Rift raid Armour was nice looking, but it wasnt until we got Moria that we started to get good looking sets.
Since then the Armour designs have been good with Lothlorien, excellent with Mirkwood, but they have taken a few steps back with the Northmen.
The Elephant in the room is ofc the movies, the armour & costumes in that looked SO good. Even the normal hobbit clothes look "right" because they are natural looks, not some hideous patterened things.
Hunter & alts on Snowborne since 2007, now on Evernight.