Here's a story for you: a certain blogger
is playing The Lord of the Rings Online.
He's in the Trollshaws, and he notices the music -- oft-ignored in MMOs -- is actually really good. It's classy and it's beautiful. Then he starts to think about the music in other games -- the gorgeous and mournful guild hall ballad of Meridian 59
, the beautiful and muted arpeggios of EverQuest
's Kelethin theme, and the dark and foreboding ancient instrumentation of Age of Conan
's various Stygian pieces.
Music is not usually the focus of a lot of discussion or attention in MMOs. A lot of people probably just turn it off and listen to terrible terrible pop rock
in the background. But for those of you who actually pay attention: do any particular musical compositions in MMOs stand out to you? What's the best track yet featured in an MMO?