Inspired by Massively’s Where Am I? series, I recently started an exploration game on my Kinship’s forum.
The rules are simple:
- Someone posts a picture of a location (I posted the first one).
- The first person to post with the name and map coordinates of the location where the picture was taken is allowed to post the next picture.
- Private instances are out-of-bounds, but any public area of Middle-Earth is permitted, as long as the developers intended avatars to be able to reach it (there are a couple of ‘behind the curtain’ bugs that we know of).
- The picture should be of a distinctive location, i.e. no pictures of generic trees or walls with very little context.
It has proven much more popular than I expected, with over 40 locations and about 250 posts in the thread, and I’d certainly recommend it as an enjoyable activity to liven up any Kinship forum. I guess it would translate to any MMO, though I have an obvious bias for LotRO’s beautiful landscapes :)
Here are a few of my entries to give you some ideas. Some are easy, some less so!
That’s my character in the last one. He probably won’t be there if and when you find the location. Happy hunting!