"Well my friends . . . here at last, on the shores of the sea . . . comes the end of our fellowship. I will not say do not weep, for not all tears are an evil." - Gandalf the White
It has been nearly four years (and even longer for many others, I'm sure) since I first began my journey through this amazing game. Very early on, it became more than just a game.. I was truly in Tolkien's world. I was like Bilbo - I was on an adventure!
It was an adventure like no other.
Originally, I only planned to get as far as Lothlorien, then stop. That quickly changed.
I completed every quest in Eriador, but I also completed Moria, Rhovanion, Isengard, Duneland, and Western Rohan.
For Lotro - that's a lot!!
I also attended many festivals and community events. Being my first MMORPG, this was an amazing experience. I was among virtual friends, loving Tolkien's world in a unique way.
There are many people I would like to thank for making this epic journey unforgettable;
To Danania, the Super Girl of Lorien. If not for those encouraging words on my first post, this blog would probably not be as much a passion of mine. Your wimsy and amazing blog is still my favorite Lotro blog to this day - may you always dominate the skies of Middle Earth!
To Merric and Goldenstar of Casually Strolling Through Mordor. What can I say? You two served as an inspiration for me to start blogging about this game. I loved your podcast to pieces, and listened to it every chance I got.
To Hymne of Cosmetic Lotro. I will forever envy how you manage to take such amazing screenshots of your characters (I still can't figure out how do you manage to get such fine detail). You are an inspiration to me, even outside of Lotro! I try to use your techiques in other games, like Guild Wars 2.
To Nathrien of Material Middle-Earth. I could always count on you to say something nice about an outfit I made. Even when other bloggers slowly fell away, you remained active for a long time, despite everything. Your beautiful, amazing outfits brought a smile to me each week. Though we've never met, I consider you a friend, and I thank you for your dedication to the Lotro community! Perhaps by some fate, we will meet again in some other MMO game.
To Players from the Lotro Community. On the forums, or in-game. It was so much fun!
To Turbine INC. Thank you so much for the opportunity to play in Tolkien's world. I can see you guys are struggling to stay current in a rapidly evolving gaming industry, but I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate everything that you have created for me. I wish I could show you the joy it felt to walk around Lothlorien and Rivendell for the first time. Those places were beautiful!
And lastly, To My Followers. I see who views this blog. There are so many....People from all over the world. Thank you!! I am so glad you loved looking at my outfits, and I enjoyed sharing them with you!
I am very sad to say goodbye like this, but as the saying goes, all things have a season.
I wish it could have gone on longer, but my life is so full now. I'm sure you all understand.
If you see me in-game, give me a shout out!!
Goodbye and Farewell, my friends!!