It's ridiculous how much downtime there is at my job when code's compiling, and there's only so much work I can do updating my "I'm lazy" scripts. So, I'm going to write a bit about my favorite songs from the game. I would love to hear from all of you your favorites as well. I always love game soundtracks, partly because they often do a great job of harnessing the environment, partly because of nostalgia. Often when I'm on break from MS:C I'll be browsing my music, see the MS:C tracks and think, "Nope. Can't do that or I'll actually want to work on that monstrosity again..." Inevitably, after months or years, I'll listen anyway (and that's why I'm back ) Waist Deep in Whispers (Thornlands exterior) Thornlands has always been one of my favorite maps, and this one of my favorite songs. I'm not sure if I love the map for the song or love the song for the map. Thornlands is, in my opinion, exactly what a map in this game should be. I (too often) push to have someone make a map like this for mid/high levels, and regretably it's not something that can be so easily emulated. It has many segmented areas of different skill levels to allow players who aren't particularly closely skilled to be on the same server without detracting from the other's experience. Notably, the "main" area of the map is mostly peaceful, save some orc annoyances, allowing newbies to comfortably practice the game or others to step away. It also allows for more general communication between players when you're not constantly trying to rush through battles and can play more leisurely. That was a bit of a tangent, but it informs my reasoning behind loving the song. Waist Deep in Whispers perfectly captures the essence of the area. It has an exploratory feeling to it, a certain intrigue. Yet at the same time it's serene. We're going into the wilds, but at our own pace. The journey, not the destination. Whenever I hear it I also hear the rain sound effects and picture hunting a boar with a bow from the cave/cliff overlook. Rebuilding Memories (Helena) This one has a bit of sorrow mixed with hopefulness, which matches with Helena very well. The town receives more than its fair share of pain, but they naively carry on living in just an absolutely garbage location. Traveling there is a peaceful respite that won't last. Enjoy it while you can. The map itself isn't terribly exciting, outside of raids, but this is the kind of music to just sit in a corner (or behind a monument) and chat with friends while whomever in your party does what it is they needed. I do remember a fair amount of reloading the map trying to find a vendor with cool stuff when I was new. And climbing the archer's tower or anywhere else we're not supposed to get.