Announced today on LOTRO’s site is a promotion for a Premium Warsteed Mount. How it works is pretty simple, purchase any of the store exclusive mounts listed in the announcement post and you will be able to use the look on your new warsteed when Riders of Rohan launches this fall.
Steeds listed to be included in this premium warsteed appearance are:
According to QuarterMasterL in the forums the Steed of the Burglar and the Steed of the Hunter will be included in this offer as well even though it is not listed on the offer page currently.
Unfortunately the Steed of the Burglar and the Steed of the Hunter were not available in the latest Rohan build for us to take screenshots. Our development team is working hard to hook them up and we will be adding screenshots as soon as they become available.
What about the other store exclusive mounts like the Steed of Minas Ithil or the Steed of Bright Days for example?
From @LOTRO on Twitter we see that it will at least for now be limited to all the class steeds and the Steed of Night and there are no plans to offer these looks as cosmetic offerings for the warsteeds.
What about those who won a store exclusive mount in a lottery?
Twitter answers this question again stating that right now it does not grant to those who won in a lottery but it is something they are working on. It sounds like it’s their goal to have lottery winners able to use the cosmetics but the technicalities of how to make sure that happens is not settled yet.
The article also shows how we will be able to customize the appearance of the pieces so we will be able to dye the parts to craft our own unique look!
From what we’ve seen of the appearance panel from Game Front’s article, it looks like there are several areas that are customizable. So several parts with options to dye makes this an opportunity to really craft yourself a unique looking warsteed!
For those who love the idea of a unique warsteed look but purchasing horses in the LOTRO store isn’t their thing, fear not. The same Game Front article also mentioned there will be other ways to earn different looks for your horses.
You’ll also have access to a wide range of cosmetic options for your mount. Some will be purchased through the store, some will be earned through traits, and some will be crafted.
Purchasing a store mount is not required to take advantage of this system. However, just like the store exclusive mounts themselves, I’m betting if there’s a certain bridle, saddle or leg gear you like on one of the mounts than the store is probably the only place you’ll find that specific look.
I for one am super stoked to get this new system and since I do own a couple of store exclusive mounts myself, I am very eager to give all this horsey cosmeticifying a try!