While playing the final chapters of the Rohan expansion epic storyline in Lord of the Rings Online, I was stopped in my tracks by the beauty of the landscape around me.
As the story had just reached a particularly dramatic moment, and there was a pause in the action, it was gratifying to just look around and see glorious mountains all around – the sense of scale is something else. However dated some aspects of LOTRO’s game engine may seem, the landscape is not one of them.
I live in a rather flat part of the United Kingdom, so always appreciate mountains as something special. It reminded me of a work trip to Switzerland many years ago and how, during a lull between meetings, I took the time there to go outside and look around at the towering Alps mountains in much the same way.