I love Hobbits, maybe because they’re short like me? In fact, they’re all I’ll play in LOTRO. Of course I immediately limit the classes I can play, but I don’t care, it just doesn’t feel right unless I’m sprinting around the world as one of my little friends.
Even though LOTRO has well and truly drawn me in (for this week), I don’t role play as such. I do however let myself get drawn in, and LOTRO does a wonderful job of creating atmosphere. I really do feel like a hobbit while I’m out and about, and the game does everything in it’s power to embrace that. I just love being able to wear costumes and for the current book I’m doing (Vol III, book 4), Turbine kindly provided me with appropriate prisoner gear as part of the quest rewards.
It’s hard to imagine that not everyone playing has seen the Lord of the Rings movies, or read the books, but I guess there must be some because the one thing that really irks me is seeing hobbits in-game with ….. shoes. Shame on them, particularly when the game provides you with a very easy way of hiding them. I feel like telling each and every shoe wearing hobbit I see that we simply don’t wear shoes, but instead I just shake my head and run on.