I cannot tell you how hyped I was about Lohners Emporium. I thought we’d get all of the skins as something to work towards (including all reds) I might not have, and was thinking maybe there might be potential for some unique weapon skins to be added, not necessarily shinies but things like the Dawnstar Sword, Chillrend, Blade of Sea Gold, and so on. GW IP protection not withstanding…
I was never someone really bothered by full armour skins although they might be nice to have, as I don’t particularly look at the 3rd person very much, but I do look at weapons a lot. But for those who are bothered by armour skins have a look at The great Bogenhafen Backlash of '18™ for how people feel about full armour skins.
Lohner’s Launched. Gutted. I haven’t been this gutted since a girl called Debbie Randall refused to give me a snog at a school disco 35 years ago. I’m still not over it if anyone cares. I still see her working on the cold meat counter at Tesco which don’t help.
Enough of that.
I already had all the weapon skins except a Red Greatsword I badly wanted for Kruber. Had enough Shillings from the Beta to buy all armour skins for FK. Got 4k shillings now. I won a paid-DLC hat from the LoreCrafting Reddit contest which was really cool so I have that too.
So, I almost can’t even be bothered to claim any weeklies or Dailies I complete because I’ll be able to buy everything Lohner has and basically have Shares in his Shop and mount some kind of Hostile Takeover of the Emporium.
Almost Immediately I’d make sure it sold booze so we could all get drunk and trigger the drunk voice lines in the keep.
I’m utterly puzzled as to why it hasn’t even got what’s already in the game for sale - all those hidden hats, all those red skins… NOPE.
To give you a clue as to how poor the offering is, people are asking for the RNG Chests that have been slated since day 1 to be given back instead of 5 shillings. I mean really - “Give me back the chests everyone moans bitterly about the drop rate.” - IF this doesn’t tell you all you need to know I don’t know what will.
Almost even more baffling is that if this is the secondary income stream for future DLC, how the AF are there not new hats all the time to entice people to splurge some cash? Most hats are less than the cost of a pint so if it was me I’d get just one fella to make hats full time. That’s all you do pal, make hats. Crack on.
Will someone,anyone, please tell me there is some point to having shillings? without mentioning “You can have some cake tomorrow.”