One of the largest complaints about the LOTRO Store was that you couldn’t try on clothes before you purchased them. Yes, there was a picture/drawing of what they were supposed to look like, but how often can you tell what something will look like on you without trying them on? The answer is that you can’t. So it seems that with today’s hotfix Turbine snuck in a new enhancement that allows you to click on a “Try it on” button on a cosmetic item’s description page to open up the cosmetic dressing room and preview it on your character!
You can now “try before you buy” in the LOTRO Store! The Dressing Room will allow you to try on cosmetic items before you buy them. Will that cloak clash with your tunic? Can you dye those gloves? Click “Try it on” in the item description and find out!
I have to say I’m mightily impressed. Although some may argue that this is just another way of Turbine to push their wares, I think most will agree that this is a crucial feature that players should have in order to make their final decisions. I know I’ve been thinking about changing up my characters’ looks and that I held off making any purchases because there wasn’t an in-game preview.