Re: I Remember When...
They all make me sad really.
So much to love about this game. So much that is going in the wrong direction when it comes to things like the petting zoo where once the Old Forest stood. Few things compare to that first trip in there, through the secret door of the Brandybucks and how it changes from pastural music and dappled sunlight to that ominus music and the drums and darkness!
It is all so tragic that they killed it and replaced it with the Stepford Forest.
As for the good stuff...
I remember leaving the Elven pre-game area and being transported to Falathorn. That is STILL one of the most breathtaking places, that greeting pavilion!
I remember being paranoid of getting over my level so half the Shire was below my level when I arrived there lol! But I still did tons of quests there just cause it was THE FREAKIN SHIRE!!!
I remember how cool it was to see that first walking tree (Bimbol Wood (sp), behind the spider nests!)
I remember my first trip inside the Great Barrow and having to leave the fellowship eventually because I ran out of money to repair and could not even repair my broken weapon.
I remember by first hard-core fellowship fight - to get the goblin chief, at night, south of the Forsaken Inn.
I remember my first trip way up the Green Way, out of Tolkien's detailed world into Terra Incognita, and being shocked to find civilization up there in the form of Trestlebridge and again at Esteldin!
I remember my first hunting trip to Nen Harn (turtle soup) and how amazing it was to be in the wilderness alone for two days, prospecting and get my @$$ kicked by snapper turtles!!
I remember meeting Radagast the Brown and getting some tourist snapshots.
I remember tippy toeing around the first 100 yards of the Trollshawls to get my first Dwarf Iron and Lebathron, and running for my life back to the bridge over and over persuade by Purple mobs.
Of course I remember my first trip to Rivendell at L27 and the thrill of being lost on the high moor and finding the hidden valley.
Oh and remember seeing a wooly mammoth alive in a snowy pass. Spectacular, even if I sometimes wish they would have left oliphants in Far Harad where they belong,
Last edited by Gaelivor; May 14 2008 at 06:26 PM.
Nobigar Proudbelly - L35 Grand Master Chef, 3 Myrtle Court, Cropfurrows, Southfarthing, Landroval; Gaelivor - L65 Hunter - Lorien; Raeph - L38 Historian - Breeland; Daintybelle Oakenchest - L 65 Midwife - Blue Mountains.