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 :D