Though I've seen the first LOTR movie, and read the Fellowship trilogy, I admit I *still* never took hobbits seriously until i rolled a hobbit burglar in LOTR Online. Lesson learned: DON'T UNDERESTIMATE A HOBBIT! They'll stab you in the back, they'll loot all your stuff (especially your food!) and they'll run away laughing all the way to spend your loot at the closest inn.
In game, it was really cool seeing a hobbit basically swipe at an on-level enemy twice to be rid of it. I really am attached to a few of my characters now, and this is my inspirational little hobbit burglar, Dockerson from the Meneldor server. I have a few more ideas for pics featuring this hobbit and a few of my other toons from the game!
If it breaks lore I apologize, I'm not exactly new to Tolkien, I'm just newish to making a science out of the lore. )
Materials: Photoshop 5.0.2 (it's old, don't laugh!), Wacom Intuos4 tablet, Oracle VirtualBox so I can run my ages-old Photoshop program, reduced and compressed in PAINT.net.
I'm what I call a lore-hound; I've spent more hours pouring over the History of Middle-Earth and The Silmarillion than I'd like to admit. When I first started playing LotRO 4 years ago, I would only play Elf characters, and most of my characters are still Elves. Now to the point of the post and what it has to do with your original post At some point, I decided to roll up a Hobbit Burglar, and he's now my main, and is the only character I've ever gotten to level cap. So I do have to agree with you, I too, take hobbits pretty seriously now.
Haha, I was the same as Cuth originally. I'd only play Elves for ages. Eventually I decided I'd roll a Dwarf guard ages ago since I liked the idea of being a sturdy Dwarven warrior for a change. Then MoM came out so I rolled a man to play a Warden on.
Only last month(ish) I rolled a Hobbit for the first time. I made him a minstrel and decided I'd set out from the Shire in blissful ignorance of all the dangers that lay ahead. Then I got to those dangers and facerolled them in warspeech. My Hobbit is now my favourite character too.
They look so awesome in groups too, especially as "non-combatants" like a minstrel. Just sat in the middle of the Great Barrow playing a few tunes while the Big Folk take care of a spot of bother involving some Wights, or something.