Lotro has returned to nice looking raid armour after the mehness of Ost Dunhoth armour. There are some exceptions here and there but it was the first time I felt no need to win armour on multiple toons mostly because it looked pretty. Of course stats are nice too. ;) I quite like most of the Isenguard armour though I wish it would have had more variation between the classes like the Dar Narbugud or Barad Guldur armour did. I've earned 5 pieces on loremaster and champ now, but I discovered a somewhat disturbing bug when my champ finally donned all of her armour. It's literally turning her into pieces! :/
When I display the chest armour a large gash appears under her jaw:
Then when I display the trousers, a gap appears on her waist:
In regards to other things falling apart, the past weeks have been a bit tumultuous in Lotro for my boyfriend and I. We've found ourselves in a new kin. Whilst we didn't want to leave our old kin, we're grateful to be in our new one and surrounded by kind and fun people (who we were already raiding with anyway as our former kin went kaput in regards to raiding). I suppose not a lot is different for us as the kin was so dead and we were doing the majority of our grouping up with people outside of kin. But it's not easy to chat with some former kinnies anymore which is sad as I know we'll slowly lose touch without the ease of kin chat. But, to reference a quote I read a little while ago: "Destruction breeds creation. If something falls apart, that leaves room for a new beginning." So this is my mindset. :) Instead of dwelling in anger and frustration, I'll focus on the new friends I've made and the fun we've had, like completing the server 1st kill of Shadow Wing t2 a few weeks ago! woot!