Friday, October 12, 2007

what would tolkien roll?

I'm currently downloading a free trial version of the Lord of the Rings Online MMORPG.

When I asked Robin (who's a big World of Warcraft fan) whether she'd want to give LOTRO a try, she replied, "not at all." Now, this was a bit surprising, as she loves Tolkien's work. When I asked her why, she replied something along the lines of,

"I'm sure it's gorgeous and exciting, but the first time a Level 2 hobbit or elf walks up to my character and says 'R U A GURL IRL?', or 'how u mine for fish lol", it'll completely destroy the immersion and suspension of disbelief for me."

Maybe some things are better left on paper, after all.

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