For the past two years I have been a dedicated player of the MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) Lord of the Rings Online LOTRO. For a senior in his sixth decade on this planet I have found it to be a great way to exercise the brain and retire to a fantasy world where many of the things I’ve seen over and over for decades are missing for awhile.
“Like what?” you might ask. Well, like commercials for one thing. They have infiltrated so much of our life you can’t even wear a hat without promoting somebody. Not that it’s wrong to do that in a society that desperately needs job creation. But I need a break from being the object of so much materialistic attention. And LOTRO seems to help. The visuals and music are awesome. It’s interactive television without the advertisements!
Here is a comment about the now unavailable soundtrack on Amazon.com
“This is the very rare official soundtrack and art book from the popular massively multiplayer game, Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria. The music CD contains over an hour of the game’s amazing score featuring a live orchestra and choir in some stunningly evocative music that at times rivals even the music Howard Shore wrote for the movies. Also included is a beautiful hardcover book of art featuring many of the amazing characters and locations found throughout the game. This limited collector’s edition package is a must-have for any fan of the Lord of the Rings saga, or anyone who appreciates top-notch fantasy music or art.”
Somehow the playing of LOTRO winds its way through this blog intertwining with other subjects as it goes. I would recommend it to anybody who is watching television perhaps too much and needs to challenge or two in the area of mental discipline. The young people in this game will take you to task. They are indeed worthy opponents and it’s not often that one finds a place to compete with them or just talk and hang out.
And it seems to keep the RLS Restless Legs Syndrome at bay too!
Content is added on a fairly regular basis. There’s always something to do. Right now the delightful Haunted Burrow has my full attention as the Fall Festival is in full swing. Check out some of the photos.
Hope to see you around Middle Earth !