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Ofcourse, why not. Everything for your comfort :)
Prepare for your flaming, magic unicorn ride into stardom :P
Haha, fair enough :)
You mean Rassians Anite!
Yeah, it was a nice read, though it doesn't really offer any striking conclusions. I think it's more of a blogpost than an article :)
Yeah, I meant something along those lines. I know the devs won't be able to do that themselves :)
Me too and so does everyone one who loved the films, I deem. But I don't think PJ's lotr soundtrack would suit merp, as gaming music needs to be more in the background. It would be nice if it was implemented in cutscenes though :)
Wise words, wise words indeed :)
a consistent drop of 30 fps is an awful lot, I don't think it will be that strenuous. But occasional fps drops of 40-50 won't be uncommon, even on high-end systems, I think. Picture the frame drops in Skyrim and then double them, that's what I expect when walking up to Minas Tirith for example.
I got it as a gift for graduating from highschool (or well, the dutch equivalent to highschool) ;) So the price didn't matter all that much to me. But the Houghton Mifflin one is pretty awesome too
Houghton Mifflin or Harper Collins? I have the Harper Collins version (I like to keep everything as English as possible for some reason) :) Not sure about the map though, I have a nice framed cloth map, although a big lotr logo is printed over it...
It was for me
Well BFG9001 didn't say it had to be the only inn music and indeed it would make sense to play it only at the inns in and around The Shire.
I have never heard of an elven inn in Middle-Earth before. It seems they either reject travelers or embrace them and let them sleep in their own beds :)
All the more reason for WB to sue, I'm afraid... I think it's quite clear by now that they don't gave a **** about pr, so I don't think it's worth the risk.
You're right, though I hope it won't turn into the story of Turin in the end... I've got a really bad feeling about the countersue by Saul Zaentz. That being said, I will always support MERP, even when it goes down. My signature on the petition stands. No WB for me ever again, if the C&D remains valid (except for the Hobbit films).
Allright, that makes sense. Let me tell you this though. I once thought that the Rohan release would be out by Q1 2013. So I think it's pretty obvious that making assumptions about or guesses at a release date just doesn't work. It will be known when a release is imminent though, so don't worry. I'm quite sure it won't go by unnoticed :)
Yes, if anything they know how to **** off a fanbase, not how to create one...
Exactly, I hope the judge is a Tolkien fan...
"After a couple of months of relative calm following the suit’s filing, the Saul Zaentz Company has now filed its own counterclaim, arguing that not only do the licensing agreements not prohibit gambling merchandise or online gaming — and that a 1996 agreement specifically allows online video games — but also that the fame and goodwill generated for Tolkien’s work is “largely the result of the dedicated efforts of Zaentz and its licensees (including Warner Bros.) over the past four decades.”
In other words: Not only are we in the right, but you should be grateful that we made Tolkien’s works so popular in the first place."
What??! WB didn't care AT ALL for any quality lotr merchandise. They really are a f*cking disgrace. The only merchandise that contributed to the fanbase were the movies. The big pile of **** they crapped out after that was somewhat succesful, only because the fans wanted a quality lotr game and hoped that some gaming studio would finally produce one (that hope was in vain ofcourse and was in the end shattered when WB got their greedy, dirty hands on the rights...). They really have no case there. Ask any genuine lotr fan if they think WB contributed to the 'lotr experience' (to put it like that) and they will say no.
Because AMD is Miles behind on Intel with their cpu's. Have you seen the tdp of that thing? It's design is already outdated...
Yes, but I like to preserve some ram for windows. Ram is so cheap these days, why not get 4gb extra.
Yes, but you'll need a good cpu to run Skyrim well (it's very cpu heavy because of all the different scripts). So you'll need an Intel Sandybridge or Ivybridge I5 (2500K or 3570K) or I7 (2600K or 3770K). The difference between the I5's and I7's is the price foremost and the I7's have hyperthreading, which you won't be using while playing Skyrim.
So I'd recommend taking the I5 3570K. Together with the HD 7950 and 8 GB of RAM that will give you a guaranteed 60 fps while playing (a highly modded) Skyrim and perhaps a little less while playing MERP (because the world, and so the amount of scripting, LOD's etc., is bigger).
O and don't forget a reliable PSU. You don't want to screw up your shiny new hardware with a cheap, ****** psu (XFX has got some great ones with a lot of bang for the buck. Around 500W would be enough, I reckon, for the system I recommended).
And yeah, as DuBaas said, the T(O)B(e)D(ecided) is there for a reason. Don't bother asking about dates. A wise man once said: "There are no stupid questions". You have just proven him wrong, which is a shame. please, keep the wise men wise next time.
Yes, in a way. The court will decide if WB has the right to produce non-tangible (which means the product doesn't exist physically) lotr merchandise. So if WB loses they have nothing on MERP, because MERP only exists in a virtual environment.
Christopher Tolkien is Tolkien's son
Haha, yeah. "Old Tom Bombadil. Possibly the least liked character in The Lord of the Rings." That's where he lost my support (so he never really had my support to begin with actually). But still, after that false start I really like the rest of his ******** :)
Very interesting indeed. I do not agree with it, but an entertaining read nonetheless.
If they are, MERP can continue. For then WB apparently doesn't deem the matter important anymore.
What ElfFriend said, my Italian is a bit rusty :P
yup, actually the oblivion version already has that feature