Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Fashion Mag #2

Fashion Mag is back! While waiting for Siege of Mirkwood and the imminent new armour sets, there's still some eye candy to be found in the old ones too.

My eyes, they BURN. One of the better attempts to create feminine dwarves :).

It's a shame really that there's no option to create a female dwarf in LotRO - then again it might be a blessing, too. While I do admire the look of dwarf women in 4th Edition D&D, lolikon dwarf girls of Lineage II have left me eternally scarred.


Meanwhile, I'm building a new armour/outfit set for my main, only missing the shoulders now. I've just had awful luck with bids, and also getting into that raid with that particular character. I just love the look, although every other Lore-Master in the kin already has that armour set and everyone's colour-coded so I don't have that many dyes to choose from anymore either :D.

Same armour set on male and female elf - notice the difference?

I see what you did there, Turbine! Trying to make female characters less clothed than males! How indecent, showing her bare wrists like that!

All the women have such girly faces :D.

I just wish they'd give more options when creating characters, especially all the faces look too much the same. And why is there no height slider!!?? I certainly consider both height and girth important parts of a character's looks, but in LoTRO the only difference is between races.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Being skinny does not make you pretty

.. or even happy. It really doesn't.

This is a bit of a personal rant, but I just can't help it. People admiring bone-thin looks just makes me so angry. Also frustrated. Once again I managed to stumble upon some pro-ana discussion forums while casually browsing the internetz, and it still makes me feel sick to the bone.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Joy of being a gamer in Euroland that publishers will rip you off as much as they can. After over two weeks of "we'll have the info next week", that is, waiting for the European pricing of the upcoming LotRO mini-expansion, Codies dropped the bomb an hour ago. Not only are they NOT bringing us the sweet life-time and multi-month subscription deals that Turbine offers their customers on the other side of the pond, they've managed to make an even more confusing list of Special Packs, Triple Packs, Adventurer's Packs and whatnot.

Also, according to their calculations, 20 pounds equals 28 euros ( says it's just a bit more than 21).

Graph made by Berryl of TSM.

In my wildest doom&gloom imaginations I had thought they'd take the original 20$ price on the new expansion and somehow convert it to 30€ for us poor oldworlders... so in a sense I wasn't too far off in my speculations. They did indeed manage to get us pay twice as much as we would have in the US (or I at least, in my current subscription situation).

I'm kind of suspecting that the reason (or maybe one of them, other than good old Greed) Codemasters aren't bringing us the multi-month or life-time-based pre-order offers is that, somehow, their accounts tech doesn't allow it. I mean, Turbine are eagerly promoting their social network and how it ties with the new expansion, but us here in Euroland can't have it because CM don't have the tech for it. I really really wouldn't be surprised if their accounts system doesn't allow them to make special deals for certain types of subscriptions.

I always love having to pay more so I can have less stuff <3.

Also, I made a new tag for this level of BEING VERY MUCH PISSED OFF.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Was fun while it lasted

Naming guidelines on RP servers, who uses those?

Before the latest patch, it was actually possible to keep a kinship (=guild) all by yourself and level it up for possible kinhouse benefits. For some reason the "disband in 24 hours if not enough members" mechanic was broken for a long time, so me and my bf used to amuse ourselves by creating silly "subtitles" for each of characters.

However, the latest patch (a good month ago or so) seemed to "fix" the kinship disbanding, although it's still possible to buy a set of kinship charters and then make yourself a silly subtitle for 24 hours, or whatever the time limit is these days.

My little burglar-in-training is skilled with keys.

Besides, it's still possible to run a legit kinship without outside help - grab a trial account or two, roll half a dozen dummy characters, login your own account and run another instance of the game for your trial account, invite the dummy characters to your solo kinship and you can safely start leveling up your kinship for a personal kinhouse... which only takes 3 months or so.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Order Fail

As I wrote previously, I had cancelled my preorder on Aion, but nevertheless it just came with the mail a moment ago. Apparently my credit card had been charged a week after I had cancelled the order, bleh. I don't have the time or energy to start playing it now, so if anyone wants a pristine, unopened copy of Aion for 39€, leave me a note here or on facebook. Otherwise I'll have to tackle's returns procedure tomorrow.