LOTRO is just crammed with small artistic details. The devs didn't have to do this, but for many players the details are very play-enhancing. This is of a wall panel in the Last Homely House in Rivendell.
Like the rest of the game, the Great River area has many photo-ops. This is of the ruins of Ost Celebrant in the region of Parth Celebrant, near the great river Anduin. By the time it reaches this position, it has traveled about half the way to the sea, from its source in the Grey Mountains to the Bay of Belfalas.
Orcs and captives have to eat; I'd prefer what they eat to remain unknown. Under Orthanc is the kitchen. This screenshot is of the orc messhall there. The orcs must like what's served as there's quite a hubbub going on.
I love that image of the detailing from Elrond's library. All the pictures are great but I especially appreciate the ones where you focus on little details. Thanks for keeping your eyes open and sharing what you see with all of us.
This is of the Isen River looking east and up-river towards the Gap of Rohan, which is not far beyond the turn in the river in the distance. Around the flank of the mountain on the far left in the background is Isengard.
Following the epic storyline is very rewarding in terms of the lore, among other things. This screenshot is from the instance In the Presence of Saruman which takes place inside Orthanc as a part of Volume III Book 4 Chapter 20.
It shows Saruman at his throne, in Orthanc. You can see the color of his robe is not white any more. It is a shimmering robe of many moving colors, which, if you look closely, you can see some of along its surface and edges. While a part of his mezmerizing voice and appearance, little did he know that his beautiful robe was a foretelling of his doom.
Doors; Turbine artists do like great-looking doors with lots of character. I've posted a lot of them in this thread and here is another. It's from Stangard Barracks in Eorlsmead, Great River. Very, very rustic with a great emblem, and other wonderful details.
Again, if you can't see the details clearly, download it and make it your desktop wallpaper. This will make it larger, making the details easier to see.
I normally don't post duplicate screenshots. But, today is an exception. This post includes two cropped screenshots I posted already in my thread for new players. I like the look, so, unapologetically, here they are.
LOTRO has a wonderful array of systems that you can use to make unique or near-unique looks for your character. These systems include dyes, wardrobe, dressing room, and cosmetic outfits. All these make for a lot of opportunites to make the look you like.
This is my Rune-keeper who can wear only light armor. Also, I dislike taking characters into combat wearing dresses or similar non-armor looking clothing. If we are going into combat I want my character to wear armor that looks like armor.
But she uses the following cosmetically to achieve the look by mixing and matching: a heavy armor surcoat called Ornate Surcoat of the Dunland Swordsman dyed Rose; light armor shoulder guards called Exquisite Radiant Dwarf-make Shoulder Guards dyed Rose; and light armor pieces called Fine Explorer's Gloves and Shoes each dyed Purple.
And finally, here she is mounted on the new Spring Festival mount called the Symbelmyne Horse. This horse has a pretty busy look, with shades of rose and cyan over the light grey of the horse's coat. So, I wanted something that complemented the look of the horse while also focusing the eye on the rider and not adding to the busyness of the horse's appearance. I'm happy with the look I achieved.
You, too, can make your character look as you'd like. Good hunting!
Today, for dwarf and beard lovers, is a stylized image of a dwarf on a large pillar in Nanduhirion, which is the entry area to Lothlorien. It is just outside the eastern entry to Moria, which you can see in the lower right background. The pillar is on the shore of Mirrormere, and looks north-east. I speculate that it is of Durin I, the founder of Khazad-dum, and looks to the Iron Hills and the Lonely Mountain, which are not (yet, I hope), in the game.
Turbine loremasters and artists constantly display great creativity such as this. I mean, where did they get an idea to do this? There is nothing in the lore, that I know of, that directly would cause them to develop and place this artwork. The game is full of creative efforts like this, which if you don't take the time to look around, you'd never see.
I really like these pictures. My character is in the Lone Lands. But I don't have the time to play right now. If someone could please take some nice screenshots of the Lone Lands that can be used as a Desktop Wallpaper, I would be grateful. Thank you.
If anyone else wants to share some of their LL screenshots with him, please don't post them in this thread as this is a chronicle of the scenes that I liked in my journeys throughout Middle Earth that others might enjoy. Use the sticky thread at the top of this forum and send him a message, or elsewhere. Thanks
Jmorin: to save you time, here are a few links to wallpaper quality screenshots of the Lone-lands I've posted. Just click the link and then right click the picture to save on your computer: