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I doubt that Christopher would see it like that...
If Christopher finds out about MERP, he would probably shut it down too. He didn't even like the movies, because he thought they were too focussed on action, instead of the deeper message the books were trying to convey. The same goes for Middle Earth being created for the engine of a very violent game, except MERP hasn't got a license and so the TE will be able to stop it.
I wasn't trying to romanticize Tolkien's (or Christopher's) way of thinking. I just think we should be free to celebrate Tolkien's great work in our own way. Copyright was invented to prevent other people from taking advantage of your hard work, not to prevent hard working people from proving that your own ******** sucks...
I usually disagree with these comments, but I think it is about time to consider such tactics. Now that WB has stated that they think they can still hold on to the C&D, even if they lose the lawsuit from the TE, they've pretty much showed themselves that their threat is harmless and lacking any judicial power. There are 30 000 people backing you, so I bet there would be lots of people willing to upload the mod in a country of choice (including me). It's about time to show them that they can't stop us from enjoying Tolkien's work in our own way.
Yeah, that's not gonna happen...
Your question has been asked MANY times. If you'd only take a moment of your time to search through the comments for a bit, you'd find your answer. Also the TBD sign is there for a reason. Deadlines and such are out of the question for mod developers and so they will avoid them.
And my Axe *sprays deodorant like a badass*
If I find the time, I will do something similar, although I won't do a voice over, as I don't have a mic :)
Haha, nice caption. If not for that, I wouldn't see good company in any of the three :)
can't tell if trolling or plain stupid Ô.o
I did find the first one, although it was marked as spam, but not the second one. It seems to me that youtube has changed something in their comment coding, for there was no linked comment...
LOTS of ****, I might add. I want to double both Gimli's and Legolas' kill score. Mumakil's count as one? How much for the head (or well, helmet) of the witch king? :P Although I would like to play the ringbearer quest line at least once, because I like stealthy gameplay too. And ofcourse you will be flown around by an eagle at the end of the quest line (if everything went down as it should).
Says the TE, that lawsuit is still going as far as I know
That's the reason I don't care to much about the being special part. That's going to suck anyway :) I'm just going to wait for the reviews to see if TESO is going to be my first MMO ever (except for Maple Story, but that never really got me), I like what I've seen so far.
I did, just now even and I thought it was fine, some hitbox issues here and there and no hands or weapons showing up in 1st person, but people seem to forget that this is beta footage. A lot of stuff needs to be fine-tuned and added still.
So that leaves me wondering what's really wrong with it. It gave me that Elder Scrolls feel (even though the video quality sucked). The graphics are not on par with Skyrim, nor are the anims, but overall I was impressed as it is an MMO. Also the map is HUGE, which grants lots of exploration (which is the essence of TES). Finally if you post something like that, you leave me thinking that you don't really know what's wrong with it yourself either...
Being the special one doesn't really interest me though. It seemed to me that the atmosphere was quite awesome and the idea of being able to travel across Tamriel with a Skyrim like battle system just seems brilliant to me. I also think the graphics are pretty good for an MMO. And TES has always been about the player being 'the special one', so I think leaving that part out would actually be lore breaking :)
I don't know about that. I used to think it would turn out to be crap too, but then I heard about people's experiences with the alfa. It seems to be a pretty damn good game with all the combat possibilities you have in Skyrim (even 1st person I think). So it's not going to be the next WoW spin-off on the big pile of mmo failures. I think Zenimax might be on to somehing here (and that's another thing, Bethesda outsourced TESO to Zenimax, so it won't effect their own releases :) ).
I don't think that's going to happen. For it's not that easy to convert a mod to another engine. Only a few selected models were able to be converted from the Oblivion engine to the Skyrim engine. So unless this stalemate will go on until TES 6 without resolve (be that positive or negative), MERP will be developed for either the Skyrim engine or another engine that is currently or in the relatively near future available.
huh, how come they don't buy that? There's nothing to buy really, in case the TE wins the lawsuit, just cold hard facts stating that WB doesn't own the rights to non-tangible Tolkien related products. This really is evidence that they're bluffing and have been bluffing from day one, next to the fact that they told you that you can't work on the project privately. They know they've got nothing on you, but they are so pretentious and arrogant that they seem to think they can get away with this. I'd suggest throwing the petition numbers at their faces and then just stop all negotiations.They're not leading anywhere and it seems to me that WB is just buying time with this, hoping the team will fall apart in doing so. You could finish this project for yourselves at the least. There's no point in lingering any longer, I think you need to act.
Yet it is a magical number somehow :)
Have you seen the XBox One reveal? I own no console at all and watched the reveal without any preconceptions. Half way through I stopped and went back to gaming (if I want to watch tv, I'll use my television). It's also perhaps a good thing to watch this: Youtube.com
Bare in mind that Angry Joe is an XBox 360 fan :)
Hmmm, I just had this great vision where WB (or any generic games studio hired by WB) would make an RPG based on The Hobbit (something along those lines has to happen, right). And they would go really big with it (open world design, real role-playing and all that good stuff), just to prove that they could easily outdo a modding team and show the world that they are indeed a worthy company and a force to be reckoned with.
This ofcourse would cost them a big amount of money, but that would be alright, as there are many Tolkien fans who would love to have a well made LOTR rpg (the petition by aforementioned modding team proved that). They could already imagine the smiling faces of thousands of new WB fans chanting 'Over the Misty Mountains Cold', while spending loads of their hard earned money on this epic game. But then, at the moment of the completion of development, a horrific realization settled in. Somewhere down the line WB had made a deal with Microsoft for the game to be an XBox One exclusive... 3 weeks later (as expected) the XBox brand was taken off the market and WB went bankrupt as the XBox fail coincided with the Tolkien Estate winning the lawsuit.
Yup, that was a nice vision :)
I sure hope Eriador will be added to the map then (after the main mod is finished ofcourse). I would love the idea of being able to rebuild and repopulate Anuminas and Fornost (although that's probably way beyond the scope of this mod :) ).
MERP is not dead. You're actually killing it yourself with such ******** comments, because you're helping WB in achieving its goal (taking out the fanbase)...
^ This (Mmarksp). I know it's hard to have so much patience, but an update without any noteworthy news, wouldn't be much of an update... I think patience is our best weapon against WB as it seems to me that they're trying to hush up MERP by not responding to anything. (For those having lots of problems with patience, try this: Mindbodygreen.com :P )
Yeah and if they would do that, they should shout it all over the f*cking world. For surely WB would never come up with the idea of looking at this moddb page. Oh wait, they already did... If you want to risk your *** for a high profile lotr mod to keep people like yourself happy, go ahead. And as TheLastSilmaril said, they could be working on it secretly. But that's the point right? That secrecy can only be kept by appearing to be idle. Therefore I wouldn't even want to know what's going on if this was the case.
It does actually. It says they're not being idle at this point. They are working out something, be that anything related to MERP or not. I think that's positive :)
Haha, that would have blown my mind xD But yeah, seems to me that he means the Oblivion version...
I respect your opinion ofcourse (with gritting teeth admittedly :P ). And I prefer neither because I first want to see how this mod will turn out. Next to that, if this mod will turn out to be as good as it promises to be (which I'm pretty confident about), I will enjoy both mods equally well :) I love TLD and I hope I'll love TVS too.
The only mod that I'd prefer above any other well-made lotr mod would be MERP, but yeah... *sigh*