A brand new FFXIV fan video pays tribute to one of the iconic and beloved Lord of the Rings memes in Sq. Enix’s MMORPG, after the meme’s creator handed away in March. In case you had been on the Web within the mid-2000s, you’ll virtually definitely be very aware of Erwin ‘Tron’ Beekveld’s Tolkien-themed earworm “They’re taking the Hobbits to Isengard” – first uploaded as a video to the Albino Blacksheep web site in August 2005.
The original video remixes a number of scenes from the second Lord of the Rings film, The Two Towers, into an unreasonably catchy dance anthem. Because the title suggests, it centres on Orlando Bloom’s character Legolas shouting, “They’re taking the Hobbits to Isengard!” The 2-minute video gained large recognition on-line, reaching the purpose the place LOTR director Peter Jackson uploaded a video of Bloom singing along to the track.
Now, FFXIV creators Plam & Swap have created a Remaining Fantasy XIV spin on the video, reimagining it as “They’re taking the Lalas to Garlemald.” The video contains a full re-imagining of the tune and its video made within the multiplayer game. As you might need guessed, it replaces the Hobbits with Remaining Fantasy’s diminutive Lalafell, and Isengard with Imperial homeland Garlemald. You’ll be able to watch it on their YouTube channel, or down beneath – although be warned that the footage contains clips from the climax of the bottom A Realm Reborn marketing campaign, in addition to some minor Endwalker snippets.
Sadly, it was reported in March 2022 that the meme’s authentic creator Beekveld had passed away on the age of 52 following a battle with lung most cancers. Alongside together with his most well-known work, he additionally created many remixes of traditional Commodore 64 themes. It’s refreshing to see, then, that his legacy continues to be bringing folks throughout the Web pleasure seventeen years later.
Right here’s the complete video (once more, mild location and character spoiler warnings):
Elsewhere in Eorzea, Live Letter 72 is set for August 12 and we’re anticipating to get loads of particulars on the fantasy game‘s upcoming 6.2 replace – and maybe an early release for the FFXIV Island Sanctuary function, which turns the MMO right into a farming game. If you wish to lay your fingers on some hard-to-get mounts and minions within the meantime, the FFXIV Moonfire Faire 2022 event is operating till the following growth launches.