Over the weekend, my husband and I decided to let our son watch bits and pieces of Fellowship of the Ring. My kid is entranced by Aragorn (I corrected myself and called him Strider, but my son rolled his eyes and said, “I know he’s really Aragorn, mom”), so the Weathertop scene had his full attention.
The funny thing was, while I’m watching it with him, what I was actually thinking about was the first time my husband and I played Lord of the Rings Online and actually made it to Weathertop. Holy crap was that iconic. It probably sticks in my mind as much for the location as for how difficult the game was back then; getting to that spot with any coppers in your pack was actually quite a feat if you did anything other than grind.
That got me thinking about other iconic moments and wondering whether other people share them. I mean, who doesn’t remember that first boat trip to World of Warcraft’s Northrend? Every Wrath baby has that, right? And who doesn’t associate the Empire Strikes Back medical frigate end title music with logging into Star Wars Galaxies?
What’s the most iconic MMORPG moment or accomplishment in your memory? Is it something other folks are likely to share?