It’s hard to believe that Lord of the Rings was launched onto our movie screens 10 years ago, and since 2001 we’ve had a trilogy of films and loads of spin-off products/events, including gaming and LOTR conventions. The latest in the gaming world for this franchise is Lord of the Rings Online: Rise of Isengard, which saw a positive impact at E3 2011.
You can see a detailed preview of LOTRO in this article, which looks at the possibility of Lord of the Rings gaining momentum again, according to Turbine (the developer). In 2010 the third most played MMORPG was LOTRO, and like the success of free-to-play models on Facebook, this online game shows that free-to-play is the way to go for many developers. The release date for LOTRO: Rise of Isengard is Sep 27, 2011. Fans will also know that Lord of the Rings’ came to Blu-ray last week, and thanks to the large storage space on these discs, the version will be an extended directors cut with loads of extras. This is a must for anyone that has a PS3/Blu-ray player and loves the LOTR franchise.
So how far do the fans of LOTR take things? If you think you’ve seen it all then we’re about to surprise you. One fan has started a journey that will see him travel to Portland, Oregon from Bald Knob, Arkansas. The thing that’s special about this trip is he’s traveling in a box, which you can see a photo of the size below.
This is what he will take with him in his crate: one pair of tennis shoes, one pair of socks, one pair of pants and underwear, a white t-shirt, five feet of tubing, a pillow, 3 cooling fans, wet wipes, aspirin and vitamin D tablets, 4 gallons of water, 28 protein bars, and for waste there will be two custom air-sealed containment units. There is one extra thing and the main reason we wanted to feature this story, he will also have a computer with Lord of the Rings online installed and his aim is to play the game all the time he’s in the crate. You can see two videos in this article; one shows Jordan Long in the box he’s traveling in.
Do you think the right game was Lord of the Rings online?