If you are new to LOTRO or to this blog, you can find pics of the 2012 Summer Festival rewards here. I was away last year and unable to take pictures of 2013's new rewards. If you're interested in seeing those, visit Cosmetic LOTRO.
To the right of each cosmetic is a dyed version. I chose crimson this time to make patterns more distinguishable.
|Robe of the Wedmath Celebration (20 Summer Festival Tokens)|
|Cloak of the Wedmath Celebration & Hooded Cloak of the Wedmath Celebration (20 Summer Festival Tokens each)|
|Steed of the Wedmath Celebration & matching Caparison of the Wedmath Celebration (40 Summer Festival Tokens each)|
As much as I should make my feelings both fully and fervently known on the LOTRO forums, I can't feel bothered to do so. The cosmetic community and the festival goers have been complaining about the blanket and robe theme for well over a year now. How many people dropped not so subtle hints in Malphunktion's thread about the likes and dislikes of LOTRO? No more blanket steeds. No more robes. Whoever is responsible for the festival rewards is not listening well to the community. Frankly, I wonder why.
If the artists at Turbine can turn out beautiful mounts like the Steed of Rivendell, which comes with a full set of war-steed gear, why can't the same effort be put into rewards we must grind for? I remember when we actually had halters, leggings, and saddles as additional rewards. What about robes and tunics? I've noticed that the Dol Amroth essence gear is either exactly or very close to what the NPC guards wear in the same city. There are many dresses and tunics that other NPCs wear throughout LOTRO...can't we have some of those spruced up for our festival rewards? The rohirric dresses the women wear are gorgeous. The elves in Celondim have wonderfully designed clothing. Whatever the case is, additions to the reward vendors since the 2013 Summer Festival have been showing a distinct lack of creativity.
But that's my two cents...and I'll hop off my soapbox now.