Quote of the Day – Being Lost

An IM from Gaff which indicates how some “bad” things can be good things.

i have been lost in the trollshaws, literally, for 25 minutes

that is awesome in my opinion, hard to do

The ability to get lost, frustrating though it may be at times, can be a feature.

Visual references in the Trollshaws can lead you astray.  But I found the three trolls from The Hobbit while lost at one point, so it can be its own reward.

8 thoughts on “Quote of the Day – Being Lost

  1. Warsyde

    The ability to get lost in an MMO area is definitely a rare feature these days. I remember getting lost in EQ all the time, but “modern” MMOs feature a more focused experience, and getting lost would just decrease your xp earned per hour, thus is a bad thing :P


  2. Wilhelm Arcturus Post author

    I was quite convinced at one point that the zig-zag path which the road through West Karana takes in EQ was a deliberate design to screw up your sense of direction. In fact, I still am.

    But that was back in the days of printed out maps and the sense heading skill. Compass? What compass?


  3. mbp

    Lots of folk complained about falling off the path in Moria and getting lost but the first time it happened to me was one of my most memorable moments in the game. I wandered around completely lost and completely in awe of the place for quite some time before bumping into a dwarf npc who took pity on me and gave me directions back to a settlement.


  4. Old Tom

    The ultimate being lost experience is in Wurm .. before you make a compass (no small feat without lots of time or help), you have to go by the sun.

    Getting chased by some beastie can completely disorient you.


  5. Aufero

    @mbp – I *loved* Moria, mostly for that reason. When I got off the beaten path, I could wander around in the dark for half an hour with no idea how to get back to where I started. It felt very much like Moria from the trilogy.


  6. Gaff

    I am glad to see I’m not the only one–I figured this would be a minority sentiment. The Moria comments make me even more excited for next week–cannot wait.


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