Walking For a Cause
One of the things I love about EvE is the strength of the community. One of the things that can turn me on or off of a game is it’s own community. The second best community in gaming has to belong to Lord of the Rings Online. The website “A Casual Stroll to Mordor” is one of the best resources any game could ask for and in-game the community is beyond fantastic.
This month they are walking along the route of the ring, from Bag-End to Rivendell. Why would someone want to use LotRO’s horribly slow walking animation over such a vast distance? To support Child’s Play. So far they are over halfway to their goal of $7000 with 17 days to go. They still have several auctions going, and those should knock them over $4000, but they need help to get there.
Saturday, 6 October I lined up my Guardian Byrndof (after a late start) to catch the good folks of the Landroval server at the Forsaken Inn (the Fellowship wisely avoided it. Place is a dump, 1/2 star) to join their second half of the walk to Weathertop.
The crowd was pretty impressive. At least 40 in attendance. I wasn’t able to get on any comms they were on, but clearly speechifying happened.
The fine costuming available in LotRO was on display as well during the speechifying.
So if you have a few minutes and dollars, head over to their website and give a little for the baby Hobbits. It’s a great cause and a great bunch of people. Oh and my main on Landroval is now Corelin so don’t worry, all is well in the universe, whichever universe I’m in 😉