The LOTRO Store has got some new items added to it included in today’s update. See the official announcement of these additions on the LOTRO forums. Special thanks to @aurora_u on twitter for sending us this forum link!
Rapid Crafting Boost – Drastically reduce in the induction time from 7 seconds to 0.5 seconds
This crafting boost is an interesting twist on the craft accelerator we already have. Instead of double exp for your crafting, the time to craft has been drastically cut so you can do more. The only downside I can see using this over the accelerator would be you would need a lot more materials to burn through.
Although perhaps they can be used in conjunction so you can get double exp and burn through your crafting tiers with ease. (Note the craft accelerator is on sale this week if you were thinking of trying this)
100% XP Boost – gives 100% XP on monster kills, quest completions, and Legendary Item experience
If I had to make a guess, I’d say the 100% experience boost is intended for those folks pushing to get the last levels on their characters to prepare them for Rohan. it’s nice that it works on not just monster kills and quests but boosts your LI as well.
Shared Storage Upgrade
YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY! That’s all I really have to say about that. (Wardrobe space soon, please??)
More shared storage and vault space is what had really caught my eye since I’m always so desperate for more junk to hang on to. Go-go gadget pack-rat!
Milestone Skills 7-11
The milestone skills must be infinitely more popular than I imagined. Do we really need 11 milestone locations? Typically I had heard of 2-3 being a good number but I can’t imagine Turbine would bother adding more if there wasn’t a demand for it.
3 skills have been added for Weavers
It didn’t list what these skills are but more skills seems like a good thing, right?
1 skill added for Stalkers
Again, no listing of what the skill is but there’s a new one!
Also mentioned in today’s patch notes are new apparel dummies.
Apparel Dummies now exist in hub cities throughout the world. Each dummy displays a hand-selected cosmetic outfit, and clicking on the dummy will take you to the offer for that outfit in the LOTRO store.
CSTM reader, Draculetta, shared with us a picture of what these new apparel dummies look like.
I actually like this idea. I’m sure some will claim it’s another reminder of the store in game but I think it’s an inventive way to remind people of store options that can fit into the game world (and doesn’t involve a “Buy more XYZ” button).
Plus, I think some players really would appreciate being able to buy full outfits like this to get a look they desire. It’s the reason clothing stores put together outfits on their mannequins. So fashion dummies like me can see (and then buy) the entire ensemble.
What do you think about today’s store updates? Anything catch your eye?