august challenge ~ part 2

Ambermist’s latest challenge and July’s recap can be found here.  The challenge is, what do you keep and why?

Part 2 ~ Collecting

As for collecting, I do…  books and bows mostly.

I collect bows as I tend to get quite attached to them, they are the defining characteristic of the type of class I play and generally the best bows available have a high level of challenge in order to get them.  Rain Caller in EQ2 was the result of a Signature quest which I managed to do on level with the help of my Guild, the Ghostly Bow of Bylze was part of an extremely long quest chain, to gain my Mythical bow Eagle’s Talon I had to raid in some very difficult and very scripted raid fights.  Obviously as you level and expansions are released you have new challenges and new bows to get so I was really happy I could make my old bows into house items and display them.  They end up being a visual reminder of past achievements which show your development and history within the game.

Collecting books in games really reflects my love of reading in real life. I would love a proper library but its not possible so I make do with virtual game libraries 😉

I sorely miss this in lotro.  I would love to be able to have books displayed in my house and weapons on the wall but its not possible with their housing system.  I have sort of replaced those with cosmetic items and horses in lotro, but its not the same and I don’t really care about it as much.

Having said that about outfits, I do collect them to a certain degree.  I generally put together an outfit which says hunter-ranger-sneak thief to me and then mostly stick with it or update within the theme.  I don’t really go for girly outfits, I occasionally stick a dress on a character for a change but it tends to be quite short lived and I go back to my favourite hunting outfit.  Even so, my wardrobe and house storage in lotro are still bursting at the seams with cosmetic items that I *might* use one day…..  When I saw my favourite outfits from the three games below, I suddenly realised that really I’m going for the same look no matter the game…

my trio of bow-wielding wood elves :

so there you have it.  A gamer with a stuffed-full inventory and a penchant for bows and books.  Could be worse I spose 😀

7 comments on “august challenge ~ part 2

  1. Collecting books is something I do too! Even though I always keep promising to read every one of them but never end up doing it. I think it might just be my collecting side and the promise of a good read if I ever get to it.

    I think you mentioned once you are not playing EQ2 anymore, right? Just curious since I like the screenshots of your kelethin house and if possible would like to visit it at some point. 🙂

  2. i always mean to read them too… I have read a few in Skyrim but its a drop in the ocean. Some of the books in EQ2 are hilarious – but again have only ever got round to reading a few.

    oh house – I’ll pop in and pay rent – visitors are always welcome 🙂 I’ll post a comment here when I’ve done it 🙂

  3. popped on and paid rent 🙂 houses are on splitpaw, gardens are messed up/unfinished as the addition came after I stopped playing.

    suzita’s house ~ aerie kolmas (use the portal to see the platform I’ve decorated too!)

    saraya’s house ~ 1 Justice Road, Freeport. If you have time to visit another, I really love saraya’s house – I can’t decide if suz’s or sar’s is my favourite 😉

  4. Thank you! I just visited both houses and they are both lovely. I really liked the outdoors terrace suzita’s house even if it is unfinished. It is just a great place to just sit down and relax. With Saraya’s house I think my favorite spot was the library. I liked how that room was divided with the bookcases so it looks much bigger than it actually is. There were also quite a few nice details to break things up so it wasn’t just “books, books and more books” as I tend to do with my libraries. *cough*

  5. The way you’ve displayed your bows and books is really beautiful. I’ve never been one of the ones who cared overly much about being able to have a house or guild hall in Warcraft, but I have to admit, the idea of being able to display the things I’ve collected and cherish is pretty awesome.

  6. @rakuno thanks for the compliments 🙂 my favourite spot in Saraya’s house is the star room… all those shiny blues! glad you liked it though 🙂

    @ambermist thank you! I do really miss that in lotro… You can display souvenirs of certain bosses you’ve killed (much like the raid boss house items in eq2) but they’re more for kin halls I think, rather than personal homes 🙂

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