Farewell to Middle-earth at last. I see the Star above your mast!
Paying homage to Ian Holm (Bilbo Baggins) – forever in our childhood memories… r.i.p. from r/lotro
The video below shows players on the Laurelin server pay their respects in a touching tribute. The players marched towards the Shire, let off fireworks and sat down to listen to a Dwarven minstrel play a song.
Players report similar tributes across the game’s various servers. Redditor RoadrageWorker said players on Belegaer “gathered in front of Bag End, and to Lobelia’s dislike, had a big firework. There was music and mourning, and we all wished Ian godspeed on this last of journeys”.
Lord of the Rings Online developer Standing Stone Games acknowledged the community’s actions by enabling the Baggins’ Birthday quest until 23rd July, and extending the Spring Festival event until 29th July.
We have enabled Baggins’ Birthday through June 23rd! In addition, we are extending the Spring Festival through June 29th. #LOTRO
— LOTRO (@lotro) June 19, 2020