U16.2 Cosmetic weapons and Audacity essence gear, Bullroarer preview
(remember that everything on Bullroarer test server is subject to change before hitting live servers)
That’s right! After years of having being told that lotro couldn’t have cosmetic weapons, here they are now! I swiftly jumped to Bullroarer to see how they are implemented. I did a test with loremaster and guardian. Here is my loremaster, in default starter armour. The first tab is the equipment tab, the second her first outfit As you can see, we now have slots for main weapon, shield and bow. As of now there is no offhand, but the shield slot counts as offhand (thanks Starry Mantle for pointing that out :D). You can put weapons and shields in the wardrobe just like any clothing. However, the level gating is not lifted. Let’s equip her with regular gear as a start.Now she has a legendary staff and a lvl 95 sword. But what if I want a sword for cosmetic? I want to show off this teal one. Here is teal “cosmetic” near my regular weapons What happens if I put the teal sword in the main weapon cosmetic slot? This. As you can see in the tooltip, the cosmetic weapon does not match my equipped weapon, and by default it still shows the staffThis is due likely to a conflict of weapon animations. What if I try with a cosmetic staff? I want this oneI put it in the slot and…Yay! It matches this time! Let’s try slotting the purple sword from my wardrobe in the shield slot:It works! Now let’s try another class. A guardian.This is my lady guardian with default starter gear. I want to change all the weapons and shield.Let’s start with the one handed axe. Can I equip the two handed purple one as cosmetic?Nope! It has to be one handed to match. What about the shield and a bow? I want:I equip them in the cosmetic slot and…It works! Heavy-heavy on this guardian. If I have a bow and I want a cosmetic crossbow or viceversa, it will not work as they won’t match. The concept is very simple, and of course is beta, so subject to change.
Not only cosmetic weapons got introduced, but also new Audacity essence gear for pvp. Here is how it looks and how much it costs, per heavy, light and medium. Green dye to show dyeable parts: Light set Medium set Heavy set