Friday, 9 November 2007

Ward robe.

I got up this morning, washed and then hopped into my outfit for work:

I first put on my lycra cycling shorts since these provide the most comfort and flexibility while seated in a chair all day; the knee-length thermal socks were next, because it's getting a bit chilly and they provide excellent frost resistance. I choose a pair of Birkenstocks for my feet as, although they only have moderate armour, they give a generous bonus to my comfort rating and provide sweat reduction. I wear a bra these days because, although it's not really designed for my class, it gives huge bonuses to my support stats, so I popped one of those on. Next I shrugged myself into my fireman's vest: great elemental protection and it also provides a small bonus to seduction checks! I decided to go for a bowler hat today instead of the deer stalker on my head slot; I prefer the deer stalker for general use, but today I was going to be grinding my London commuter rep, and you have to wear the bowler to be able to interact with them. London is a noisy place though, so I put on my ear defenders first, these provide a massive resistance to all forms of aural attack, although you do get a bit of a negative modifier to detect speeding taxis when you're crossing the road. Luckily the bowler hat reminded me that I had a nice silk tie that also temporarily boosted my company rep, so I popped that on my neck slot. I wasn't sure what to go for in the eye slot, so in the end I stuck with my stalwart ski goggles; you just can't beat anti-glare and immunity to grit in the eye! A pair of shiny rubber marigold gloves next, pretty much standard fair for anyone having to touch the doors on public transport, plus their superb water resistance would stand me in good stead if I had to deal with any impromptu plumbing quests: the sink at work has been leaking for a while now. I strapped on my workman's utility belt, which is excellent for providing extra slots to carry food and stationary and any other loot I pick up during the day. The cricketer's box went on next - it's so nice to be able to stack armour over your basic clothing - and these make one's privates uncrushable against fellow commuters swinging their briefcases wildly around during the frantic morning rush hour. Finally I checked outside and it looked as though it was going to be a pretty cold zone that I was heading out in to, so I decided to grab my wife's pink dressing gown and put that on my back slot, it has just about the best cold resistance that I know of and it boosts snuggle and cosiness stats as well.

And there you have it, probably the best London commuter outfit that you can get outside of the major raid instances such as Savile Row!

3 comments:

Elf said...

All those mixed greens make you look silly! You need to get the commuter tier-0 dungeon set to get coordinated. You can pick it up in the tube instance, although not everyone drops it so you may have to grind through a fair few mobs to get the set. Keep the dressing gown though, as it adds personality.

Oh, and just a tip, don't camp the escalators, as the bodies take ages to despawn, leading to all sorts of problems.

heather (errantdreams) said...

*tries to shake the sense of deja-vu from 99% of the games out there and fails...*

Melmoth said...

Actually, if I do find a game where my heroic character can wear marigolds, lycra cycling shorts and skiing goggles, I may have to consider a lifetime subscription.