Memory time? Memory time. With the Halloween season upon us it seems like a good time to revisit one of my favourite parts of Lego Universe: outfits! So far any of the Lego games coming down the pipe are sorely lacking in this department ( with the exception of Lord of the Rings, my choice for the spiritual inheritor of LU for the time being… more on that later… ), this was such a fun part of LU, dressing up and changing your outfit to fit whatever the occasion or need. Here’s a bunch of gear I used to wear. How about you? Did you have outfits for different reasons?
All these pictures open up into the full ingame screenshots.
This was my favourite casual wear, probably saw me wearing something like this hanging out in Nimbus Plaza.
For a while I used to dress up a wandering blacksmith and try to sell good gear for super cheap. I’d set up an armour boost anvil and do trade windows. It was sort of fun, I was trying to target new players, but would always get high level characters looking for freebies and dismissive about what they considered low level gear. If I set up ‘shop’ in Avant Gardens then the newbies there did not have a clue what I was even doing and it was an exercise in futility by the time FTP rolled out. I don’t have a screenshot of it but I’d also dress up in brown rags and black pirate hat and wander around looking all super poor around all the glitzy gear figs, meanwhile I had dozens of clear gems in my pockets for funding my crazy expensive props…. Gallardo called me out on that one 😉
This was one of my fav battle go to suits. There was a couple of other variations along the way but I most often wore something along the lines of this ( if not in faction gear of course )
Stats for those interested:
Flogmore’s Hat – A:4/I:5
Shard Armor – A:3/I:3 ( repairs 3 armor after 5 hits )
T-Rex Shirt – A:5(?) *
Explorien Robot Pants – A:5/I:2
Wolf Shield – A:5/I:2
Spike Hammer – 3+4+4
*this is a BONS reward and couldn’t find the stats, but remember it was tied for highest shirt, anyone know it’s stats?
Here is my ~formal~ outfit, when everyone was all in their nice pin striped suits and I felt I had to dress up a bit.
This was my Ninjago outfit and honestly couldn’t tell you offhand why now. I know it was stats based somewhat. Any stats ninjas out there know what this one was all about?
Here was my typical Oob gear. It helped having imagination so that’s what the wand was for. I’m spacing on why I wore the turban but there was a reason, because the chef hat was good too. Hearts did something… I also had equipped ‘the big one’ because that helped to find fractures in the game wall or something. Going oob was a whole other game on it’s own… The skunk buster and anything else was just because only useless silly gear was useful in a place where you couldn’t do anything except explore.
Sometimes you’d be minding your own business and this sort of thing would happen. Then spark parties!
There was a pretty funny couple of days when the dragon costumes dropped.
It’s a Pappy congo line!
Me beside me, in one of Nerf’s amazing props!
This would of been the story contest era getup.
Though this was my fav squid helmet ensemble. I felt it was very underwatery with a bit of steam punk going on. The oil can was the finishing touch.
Did you play any outfit games? What does being able to change the outfit on your character versus changing to another character, like TT games or upcoming MInifigs MMOG, mean to you? Is this an important part of Lego gaming that is absent from the new direction they are going? I sure think so!