Expanding on every feature found in The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II as well as boasting entirely new content. The all new single player campaign’s innovative new units will help to tell the story of the evil Witch-King’s rise to power, domination of Angmar, and invasion of the great kingdom of Arnor, home to Aragorn’s ancestors. To fully experience the evil side of Middle-earth, gamers can now play as the all new Angmar faction in skirmish, multiplayer, and War of the Ring modes.

Experience a whole new depth of strategy with upgraded War of the Ring and Create-A-Hero features. Create-A-Hero’s entirely new Troll class boasts additional weapons and armour that will allow players to have even more freedom in customizing their game play. War of the Ring, the risk-style meta-game, offers upgraded army persistence, a new siege dynamic on the Living World Map, and unified territories that serve as major control points.

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The Road to Edain 4.4: The ring mechanic



Greetings, Companions of Edain!


In our last update we unveiled our work on the new faction Imladris!
Today we want to seize the opportunity to introduce to you a fundamental change of the Patch 4.4.

For a fairly long time there were problems with the ring mechanic. Sometimes units were stuck whil e transferring the Ring, many units weren‘t allowed to pick up the Ring because of that and of course the AI wasn‘t able to use our system.
So we sat down together and developed a new system that solves all mentioned problems, thus enabling the AI to use the Ring for the first time in the upcoming patch 4.4!
The One Ring will still be dropped by Gollum, when he‘s been found and defeated but ordinary units will no longer be able to interact with it. Exactly like predefined by the historical context, only the Ring hero or the Ring heroes of a faction will be able to pick up and use the Ring.

The following video illustrates this by the means of a test map. It also demonstrates how flawlessly the AI handles the Ring mechanic:



With this change the player is now urged to recruit a ring hero as early as possible so that the One Ring may really be used. This might create a situation during a game where Gollum is found and defeated but the Ring can‘t be used yet, because the corresponding Ring hero hasn‘t set foot on the battlefield.
To prevent the Ring from just lying arround uselessly for some time we though of another function:
Gollum, the Ring thief. The function is shown in the last part of the video. The Ring may be clicked and has a time line. Once it‘s been depleted without a Ring hero using the One Ring, Gollum appears, steals the Ring and wanders cloaked upon the map again.

We think this change is reallly innovative but it especially fixes many present problems and enables the AI to use the Ring.

Additonally we want to show you the Ring mechanic of Imladris, which is quite unique among the factions. Here we were pretty creative with our concepts and thought of a system that, based on the knowledge at hand, seemed very fitting. Elrond still will be the ring hero but won‘t act as such, Instead Elrond summons the Fellowship of the Ring, to carry the burden of the One Ring:


The Fellowship consists of Frodo, Merry, Sam, Pippin, Gimli, Aragorn, Legolas, Boromir and Gandalf. They may level up and use skills regularly and drop the One Ring once every member of the Fellowship has died.


We hope you enjoyed today‘s update and look forward to your feedback!

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Where can I get this game and not have to pay a ridiculous price?!

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Anyone know where I can buy RotWK?

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I would really appreciate if someone makes a Warhammer Fantasy mod of good quality.

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@sataricon RotWK unofficial 2.02 patch has a special widescreen version. Moddb.com

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Just a quick question here but i just got the game and expansion and they work fine with the latest official patches.
Only problem is that there is no support for wide screen.
Now i know there is a mod that enable wide screen but is it compatible with this mod?

i've the original at 1.06 which is the latest patch available.
And have ROTWK at 2.01.

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TLOTR
TLOTR

Help me!
How to change race name?
men for gondor example?

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osmn1010
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Hello guys, i have a question. I need some voices that are mounted in game BFME as sound files. Is that possible to find them like "ElfGroupMedium_MoveYell.mp3" ?

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what happened the rock giants?

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It won't work on Windows 10! I tried the options.ini. It just shuts down on startup without any error message. Can anyone PLEASE help?

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Have you tried this one? - Moddb.com

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