Sunday, June 16, 2013

A Casual Stroll to Mordor ends (in Rohan)

"This can't be happening" ~ Nurzum expresses shock at the end of CSTM
Where to begin? What to say?

I have mentioned before that CSTM was a fundamental part of how I learned to play lotro (beautiful-blogger-award). It was one of the few sites I knew that was related to lotro when I started playing and through the site, I found more blogs and informational sites over time. CSTM is still my go-to site for news and links (I may have to learn how to use the "forum" now *shudders*).

Goldenstar writes, "It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce the end of A Casual Stroll to Mordor." Read the rest of the farewell here... CSTM: cstm-to-end-with-episode-200.

The amount of news and articles that Goldenstar and Merric covered every week was very amazing, and they did it in their spare time, for the love of lotro and the lotro community. /bow to all their spectacular work. "Thank you" just doesn't seem to express it well enough sometimes when someone makes an impact like that.

I hold out optimism that someday, they might be back to blog/news reporting, mebbe just doing much less. However, "There is an end to everything, to good things as well." ~Chaucer 1374
Frithwyn weeps at the end of an era


Anonymous said...

"There is an end to everything, to good things as well." This says it all! Great words, Danania!

Digger Goodsong said...

I have greatly enjoyed and benefited from CSTM over these last six years. It feels like an old friend is leaving me. I will miss them.


TheElvenTailor said...

I literally cried when I found out :( I don't know what I'm going to do without the playful antics of Merric and Goldenstar while I play lotro. I'll miss them so much!

Unknown said...

@ lotroadventures... Thanks; Chaucer is credited for those words a mere 600-something years ago, but he totally plagiarized it from me.

@ Digger... since they aren't leaving lotro, you could head over to Landroval and stalk them. Goldenstar needs more stalkers.

@ TheElvenTailor... Aww, it'll be ok. Nurzum summed it up best for me above, but yeah, it is like watching Seinfeld leave tv in the height of popularity.

Digger Goodsong said...

Danania, after six years on Nimrodel with our kinship and all, I wouldn't know how to even begin on Landroval and all. Guess we still can't move a character to another server. Hmmm.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, Dana, after I got over the grief and dismay, it occurred to me that you should start podcasting. I have no idea what you sound like, but your blog is just the right mix of skill, love for the game, and humor. Do us all a favor and pick up the slack!

Unknown said...

@ Digger... I totally understand. If I could literally move my entire self, and vault, and bank, and barters, and houses, and full lildana support staff, and existing friends, I might be able to pick up fine on another server and not feel so uneasy. hehe

@ Anonymous... Aww, thanks for the vote of confidence. There is a reason why I don't use ventrilo or /music and friends transcribe sections of various podcasts to me though. ;)

I am very passionate about how much I enjoy lotro but I will remain the "Silent Podcaster",

Unknown said...

Such a sad news :-(

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