Gianthold contains a small village/ quest hub that has a suprisingly full suite of ammenities. It has auction house access, a bank, and most of the vendors you could want including one that sells hireling contracts. Obviously, it also has giants:
The giants DDO are scaled pretty accurately to what I recall from the pen and paper rules, which is to say massive. Here is my dark elf favored soul standing next to a cloud giant.
Yeah that's pretty much as bald and scary as I expected stone giants to be based on the PnP illustrations.
In general, the further along you get in DDO the more interesting the environments get.
Gianthold was apparently once the site of a war between giants and dragons. How both sides got crystallized I'm a little fuzzy on, but it makes for some impressive sights.
Apart from DDO I'm still playing SWTOR nearly every night. Unless I am mistaken, character transfers will go live tomorrow night. It would certainly be nice to be able to move some of my abandoned characters on other servers to my current home, but I'm not sure they will qualify since they are all on slightly different server types to the one I'm currently playing. Regardless, I'm still having fun there and plan to see the two Imperial class quest storylines I'm now on through to the end. From there, the Republic awaits... and of course Secret World and GW 2 at some point as well. My interests over the summer look to greatly outstrip my spare time.
I leave you with another set of crystallized figures, this time on an island surrounded by lava. This really belongs on a heavy metal album cover.