Chris Muir's Day By Day

Saturday, December 17, 2011

It's a Long Way To the Ground

Been playing Lord of the Rings Online pretty steadily for the last week. Right now I'm in Lothlórien doing quests and making myself useful. Caras Galadon, the city of the elves, is a vertiginous place:



(Click To Embiggen.) You can quite easily fall to your death from those tree-platforms, but I can't blame the game developers for it, because J.R.R. Tolkien himself described them that way in The Lord of the Rings. The Mines of Moria are similar; bottomless pits and precipices everywhere there. OSHA would have a time in Tolkien's universe, I'd imagine.

1 comment:

Rev. Paul said...

In Middle-Earth, OSHA would be housed in Mordor, and its ninja-suited SWAT team (yeah, it has one, too) would issue forth from the Black Gate.