I have mentioned a few times that one of the great things about DDO is taking some time to notice the small things. Recognizing a poster plastered around in House Phiarlan or noticing a painting in the various quests we run, all of these little things help to add to the flavor of your questing. The same thing can be said of the beautiful wilderness zones throughout the game as well.
Currently, I’m working fervently to finish the slayer area of Tangleroot Gorge with Hamllin (Level 11 Fighter) so that I can move off towards Three Barrel Cove. Well during my adventuring through Tangleroot Gorge, one of the things I noticed was some of the trees.
Some of these trees are just literally huge. I can’t help but wonder how they would compare to the giant redwoods out in California. In the game world, it makes my character wonder what events these glorious trees have witnessed. More than likely these trees witnessed the rise and development of the fortress of Splinterskull, watched Yarkuch and hobgoblins make it their home, and then witnessed its defeat at your characters hands. It is also likely that these wondrous plants have seen more historic events. Could they have seen the first pirates settle into Stormreach? Could they have even been around during the days of the great giant civilization? Just think of the type of knowledge you could learn from these trees if you could communicate with them. What treasures do they know of that are buried in wilds?
In any case, its just another example of those little touches that make DDO great to play :). Thanks for reading everybody, and happy hunting out in the Gorge!!