Saturday, June 30, 2012

Raid Ready Part 2: Captain

My main man Argendauss here. He was my first and, for a while, only character in this game. My gaming buddies from L4D got me into LotRO, my first serious MMO. Sometimes I would hear them in Teamspeak talking about protecting pies from nosy hobbits, and I was like "Lol, forget that!" But a little after the advent of free-to-play LotRO, they convinced me and several other clanmates to join up and give LotRO a try. I created Argendauss, and I got hooked. And you know, I didn't have to perform many silly quests for hobbits because I could play in Bree and Ered Luin.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Raid Ready Part 1: Warden

As a LotRO player, I'm a Captain first and foremost. However, I've immensely enjoyed playing my Warden and am very happy that I chose the class as my first alt. Things I have to push the limit to do on Argendauss, I can do with Rechart with ease. Wardens are awesome!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Defender of the Crumbling School

No lore today. Except "Argendauss is a bad-ass." I think that might be in one of Tolkein's letters...

Friday, June 15, 2012

Shining Steel

Clad in shining steel of dwarven make, Argendauss Donderrion battles the forces of Isengard with fercocity. No sight inspires the warriors of the free peoples more than a Captain inflicting blunt-force-trauma with a massive Greathammer to the minions of evil. "To Arms, my Blade-Brothers!"

Hill Warden

This is my Warden, Rechart Donderrion. The Donderrions hail from Dale. These Northmen relocated to Eriador after Smaug razed the town of Dale. These Men have integrated into the Dunedain culture, and a few  such as Argendauss and Rechart have ridden south with the Rangers.

Troll Slayer

I'm Argendauss. First thing you oughta know about me is that I'm a Captain. I'm a jack-of-all-trades, the Swiss Army knife of raids. I do a little bit of everything, and I'm damn good at all of it. See this big boy here? I tanked him, and I spanked him. Took my great hammer and smacked him where the sun don't shine... then acquainted him to the sun! He's more like a housing trophy now.

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Thanks for visiting Plate Metal Jacket!

I'm Jackson, and this is where I'll share my LotRO outfit creations, and probably also my thoughts on LotRO miscellanea like instances, class builds, and the game itself. I'm a raider, and I don't get too caught up in festivals, but I do love throwing together lean, mean, battle-ready outfits for my toons.

My main, Argendauss "Arg" Donderrion is a Captain. Lately I've put a lot of time in my Warden Rechart Donderrion. These two warriors are going to feature more prominently in this blog than any of my other toons.

Expect to see some sweet martial outfits for LotRO classes in this blog. I don't clad my boys in frills, I play in leather, chainmail, and plate!