LotRO: That world chat channel
There’s so much beauty in LotRO it’s down right mesmerizing at times. Evendim is one of many gorgeous locales where it’s easy to lose track of time as you stare at the landscape and imagine what it’d be like to walk around in Middle Earth. The immersion, in these instances, is incredible! Then something in chat catches your attention and brings your focus back to what you were doing, running quests or deeding or what have you. I’ve been on Landroval for quite a while now and the chat servers are always light and helpful and fun with a good dose of RP to mix things up.
Or, it used to be that way.
I can’t count the number of times I’ve ‘left’ glff on other servers because the chat content was foul and unwelcome. I’ve never experienced that on Landroval until this weekend and, to be honest, I suppose I thought this server was kind of immune from that type of behaviour. I’m not sure what started the ruckus but what caught my attention was a bunch of folks trying to calm it down. I was deeding at the time and welcomed the distraction at first. I even laughed a bit once I caught on and went back to deeding. Then the colored font hit and demanded my attention again.
Why do people find it necessary to use colored text to make disgustingly vulgar … I forget the term but it’s like a picture made from symbols?
I just don’t see a use for it. Maybe I’m just old but I didn’t appreciate it at all. I suppose in any online gathering of people with varying ages you’re going to see something from time to time but, in Middle Earth? This could be quite common now and since I only half pay attention to chat every once and awhile I’ve missed seeing it before, but still. Earlier there’d been a very LotRO-ish conversation going on that I did appreciate but some voiced displeasure with such a conversation going on in world chat, demanding they take it to tells. Different strokes for different folks …
I have to say that I’ve enjoyed world chat since I’ve come back to the game as I never feel *completely* alone, even when I’m in Angmar and there’s no one around. World chat makes me feel that I’m playing the game with others without having to be grouped up and working on someone elses time. Even though I’m complaining about it here, I wish they’d implemented this sooner and, in all honesty, I’d love to see cross server channels!
I’m on a serious deeding kick with my Beorning, the character that wasn’t going to deed, so I’ll be half-ignoring half- reading the chat later today no doubt. It’s not all bad. But, really, stop with the stupid pron art.