Friday, January 11, 2013

The Hobby-horse, lotro’s 100th Steed



Danaish and I discussed whether the Hobby-horse is in fact a “horse”.

Since she won one in a sack of presents at Yule Festival 2012, she was clearly in favor of it. To be included in the Steed Gallery (all-the-steeds) though, I needed better information.

After careful consideration, the Hobby-horse rates as a Mount for one primary reason: it shows up on the Skills “Mounts” tab, the same as all the rest of the steeds. :D

The hobby-horse has one of the slowest speeds at +40%. …I mean, it is a stick with wheels after all, what did you want? Now, I could not imagine riding into combat on a Hobby-horse, when a well-dressed Warsteed is under me (look around the gallery link above or the site for lots of warsteeds: warsteed-cosmetic-looks, flying-warsteedcaptain, victory-and-dol-baranwarden, wintry-yule-warsteed). However, for tooling around festival, it is certainly a conversation starter!

So, I bring you, the “Hobby-horse”, which has a certain irony as it is the 100th steed in the Gallery. 

As nice as Danaish looks riding around on a stick, the Hobby-horse is even more fetching when ridden by a hobbit. Tomeoric sends these two pictures…

In new Bree…

In Evendim…

9 comments:

Ravanel said...

Congrats on your hobby-horse and the hobbit pictures are simply amazing! :D

Danania said...

Thanks Ravanel!

Hehe, Tomeoric could be a hobby-horse rider model. He looks like a sales-flier for hobby-horses. :)

Zyngor said...

All that hobby-horsing around sure has seemed to have made Tomeoric's legs much more muscular. /NotACreeper

Alas, I had no luck acquiring such a fancy child's toy like this - the only time I get to play around on one is when the Hytbold daily stars line up.

Tomrica said...

I'll let Tommy know he has a secret admirer, although he might go into hiding when he finds out it's you Z! I think you're a bit jelly at his new exercise gear - you know hobbit wardens have to look good for the pretty lasses!

Anonymous said...

Its bluepop Dana does the horse have health or does it just dissapears in battle or can u run away from things in battle

Danania said...

Bluepop! That was a great question.

I forgot to mention it... the hobby-horse speed is +40% and its Morale is 250. So, in fact, it has more morale than most steeds so it can ride through a little bit of combat and still get away... assuming you can skip fast enough I suppose. :)

DisguisedMadness said...

I was SHOCKED to find out that I had one!! I don't think hardly anyone on my server has one! I love it!

DisguisedMadness said...

http://diguisedmadness.blogspot.com/2013/02/supergirl-of-lorien-hobby-horse-lotros.html

Here's my mini blog of my elf Mini on the hobby horse! It really does nothing but add pictures and tells people to come to your blog! <3

Danania said...

Yay DisguisedMadness!

Super-friends go check out her link to see what happens when one equips the an instrument while on the Hobby-Horse. I now need to get both a hobby-horse and an instrument. :D

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