Traversing through the gorgeous scenery in Breath of the Wild is honestly one of my very favorite things to do in the game. Whether by foot, horseback, or the occasional shield-surf, I love revisiting these jaw-dropping – and often bizarre – regions in Hyrule. One of the places I wound up being the least interested in aside from the desert was the Thundra Plateau… mostly because it’s always storming and shocking me if I’m not fast enough to put my metal gear away!
What’s changed my tune? Well, it just struck me a few minutes ago that the trees there are based off a real-world type of tree, which I just learned existed a week ago. Those strange, massive, mushroom-looking trees in the Thundra Plateau seem to be based off the exotic and mysterious dragon’s blood tree in Socotra.