My name is Alasdair and worked on the MERP project.
It's an RPG! you can play as Frodo but he would only be gay if you played him in a gay way ;)
No, the loading screens will just be on interior cell/worldspace transitions
Skyrim type magic will be removed from the game, save for NPC Maia like Gandalf and select other powerful people. Healing is still in discussion, however we will not have instant healing from drinking potions/eating herbs as that is not very reallistic at all. we will likely have a buff system similar to the Witcher 2 where you can consume things which give increased heath regeneration for example (not confirmed though) Songs/shouts will probably be used for buffs too, but not for healing, rather for rally calls and fear/inspiration etc...
Yes she is.
Deeern duh du de deeeeer dur du di durrrrrr!
Yeah, I'm sure we can add one.
That's how thick the wood is, Not like the small dotted trees in skyrim. This is a proper wood! There will be some clearings also though.
Just a WIP of the region generation ;) It will still need detailing by our landscape designers!
THANK YOU :P
Yes!!!! Finally your getting it wright :P
Learning from the master paid off ;)
We did point out our reasons for moving. Not just because it is a new game, but because there is a lot more functionality that we can make use of, and make it much closer to what we actually intended to do. Oblivion started off with a small group of inexperienced modders, and gradually got standards up enough near the ends, so has a lot of mixed levels of quality. With skyrim it is a fresh start with a larger and more realistic heightmap, and high detail from the start in a much more organised manner. (everything is properly planned unlike the oblivion release)
There is also MUCH better LOD and performance including NPC's so we can have bigger battles, not to mention proper flying units (they didn't work that well in oblivion at all)
We will be sticking with finishing this release even if an elder scrolls 6 is released ;)
each regional release will be 10%, so we are probably at about 0.5-1% ;)
Family guy ;)
Look at a map of middle earth.
Lucky for you ;) Its MEB!
What do you mean by official page? The screenshots thread on our forum?
oh and by the way...
It's either vanilla or a mod. It's BGS's screenshot so i'm not sure :P
We will surely have lots of new table textures and meshes though ;)
All of the landscapes are finished, Bree is populated, there are a number of other cities completed, and moria is included too.
In case you didn't notice, we are carrying on as a mod for skyrim.
Yes. The player as a ringbearer IS frodo. you wouldn't have a female frodo.
Nope, i was saying IF :P You will only be able to join as Frodo.
those are the kind of people who want elves to wield staffs and shoot fireballs against orc shamans and fire breathing dragons flying around Eriador :P
Just to clarify, the ringbearer will be Frodo, and referred to as such. this helps improve immersion greatly when the player's name is said rather than "Mr baggins" (which is the alternative) or just "you" or "the hobbit". it also helps keep consistency in books and other stuff lore wise. frodo existed in middle earth so you can't just throw that away and put someone else in his place. just like the other members of the fellowship and their races.
certain things will be able to be changed, but will stay as they are in the books if left or the books plot is followed. boromir may be saved by thinking ahead, but he wouldn't die only if you stood and watched.
At least there is someone who agrees on this. last time we did a poll with 10th member vs frodo, the majority chose 10th fellowship member. we quickly cast that away though :P
What about his welcome? ;)