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 the event you had been on the Web within the mid-2000s, you’ll virtually actually be very acquainted with 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 enormous 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 & Change have created a Last Fantasy XIV spin on the video, reimagining it as “They’re taking the Lalas to Garlemald.” The video encompasses a full re-imagining of the music and its video made within the multiplayer game. As you may need guessed, it replaces the Hobbits with Last Fantasy’s diminutive Lalafell, and Isengard with Imperial homeland Garlemald. You possibly can watch it on their YouTube channel, or down under – 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 unique creator Beekveld had passed away on the age of 52 following a battle with lung most cancers. Alongside along 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 palms on some hard-to-get mounts and minions within the meantime, the FFXIV Moonfire Faire 2022 event is working till the subsequent growth launches.