Eriador in Bloom!

I’m back, after a few months’ hiatus, and quite enjoying the lovely spring (practically summer) weather in my corner of the world. And in Middle-earth, flowers seem to be springing up left and right as well! The Spring Festival is in full swing, running until the 21st of June, and sports a bright new steed, FOUR new cosmetic dyes, and some other cosmetics. There are lovely previews of those rewards available on Gloredh’s blog, Wandering Around Arda!

And, with the advent of Update 18.2 preview up on Bullroarer, I was particularly excited about this bit in the official forum post:

  • Eriador has newly added frills. You can turn frills on and off in your advanced graphics options panel. This includes all kinds of ground-cover (grasses, reeds, wildflowers, etc).

Logging in to Bullroarer, after I had updated the client, I was not disappointed. The elven lands around Celondim are particularly stunning, and many-colored flowers bloom all over the previously sparse fields. I specially loved the inclusion of the tall lupine-like wildflowers from Rohan in shades of purple and teal, and the reed-like grasses by the water. The Falathlorn homesteads are likewise newly covered in flowers and blooming beautifully!

Here are some screenshot previews of what the next update will bring to the landscape of Eriador. In celebration of this season of flowers, I am planning a few floral and summer themed outfits, which I hope you will enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “Eriador in Bloom!

  1. welcome back 🙂 these changes in housing and landscape were unexpected, but definitely welcome. The starter areas now look more modern, realistic and more “alive” as opposed to the flat lawns we have on the live servers, imo. Nice landscape screenies!

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