Talk:Olafstead

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Possible Bug When I first tried to enter Olafstead I walked right through the "zoning circle?" but was not teleported to the town instead I was walking around the area as you see it from outside of town. Then for no reason my health meter started dropping as it appeared something was attacking me although I could not see what it was. Then I was resurected at a shrine that was further away then the shrine that is located outside of Oalstead, even though I spoke to the Norn at that shrine and it should of activated. (something similar also happened to me during the [[1]]The Elusive Golemancer mission)--Worldly Tutor 00:55, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Based on this place?[edit]

http://i.imgur.com/tRh3V.jpg The mountain in this picture (Thor's Peak or w/e in Canada) bears a striking resemblance to the mountain Olafstead is seated on... 76.247.216.184 00:54, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

This is true...I would be up for adding that to Trivia. --Wingsy 01:50, 8 November 2011 (UTC)
I disagree. Without any way of actually confirming this I don't think it should be noted. EDIT: I mean it's a lot of speculation, little fact. [ Tyloric ] User Tyloric t.jpg [ Talk ] 02:03, 8 November 2011 (UTC)
Whilst I agree with you that it is speculation, I'm sure it is fair to add that it might be or possibly is in reference to the Mount Thor. I have seen other pages on the wiki use similar terminology in it's trivia, such as: The Hunting of the Charr, Brother Bilshan, Francis, Grentch (NPC) and Ascalon Guard to name a few. It cannot hurt to add something along the lines of "The design of the mountain Olafstead is seated on might have been inspired by the Canadian mountain 'Mount Thor'." --Wingsy 02:26, 8 November 2011 (UTC)
We generally don't list other trivia items that might be connected. I don't think all peaks look the same, but I've seen others that look similar in North America and elsewhere and in various movies using CGI. Thor's Peak got its name because it looks like something that fits the Norse-mythos, but it seems likely that there would be spots in Scandinavia that look similar, too. – Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 20:02, 14 November 2011 (UTC)
Mentioning Norse-mythos seems to only further suggest some sort of link as the Norn themselves are based heavily on Norse mythology etc. --Wingsy 15:38, 15 November 2011 (UTC)
Or it might be a piece of randomly generated terrain. We can't know. They're mountains; that's the only connection the two have. [ Tyloric ] User Tyloric t.jpg [ Talk ] 13:06, 16 November 2011 (UTC)
I'm against this being included, there are tons of snowy plateau mountain tops in the world and there's no reason to suspect this particular mountain was the inspiration for the design, if there was one at all. IMO they don't even look that similar, judging from Google. ~FarloUser Farlo Triad.pngTalk 09:21, 23 January 2012 (UTC)
Doesn't really look anything like it. At best, olafstead is a ramp up to a walled town. Your mountain is a large ramp and that is where the similarity ends. 19px Chieftain Alex 13:54, 23 January 2012 (UTC)