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I don't think so. WB doesn't have any grudge against MERP, this is all pure business. I don't see how WB would deem telling TE about MERP beneficial for their profits.
You mean the people from Khand? I would imagine them to be quite like the people of Rhûn, but for the horses.
I imagine the haradhrim would be more like the fancy type. The people of Rhûn remind me more of the mongolians and so indeed a more barbarian look would suit them in my opinion (much like the men of Rhûn as they are represented in The Last Days).
They are destroying nothing yet. My believe in a positive outcome of this situation is growing every day.
If you put it like that, yeah, if my little pony is allowed to be created, why not MERP? :) (I'm sorry, not a big fan of all that cute sweetness extravaganza called my little pony... )
You can read twitter without a twitter account :) I don't have a twitter or facebook account either
Not yet, but he probably will. Have a look at his twitter :)
Just noticed this over at the Skyrim nexus: Skyrim.nexusmods.com
Seems pretty good, although not getting remotely close to the ents TheDayWalker made. Still, I was impressed :)
<typical Rohan violin soundtrack>
Names_are_useless already found that such a petition would need to have 25000 signatures within 30 days. I don't think we could pull that off...
I think it's the latter, for lying wouldn't do much good for his fanbase.
You have 3 seconds to get the hell out of here.
Yay, I'm in high spirits as I've just seen The Hobbit (me and my friends had decided to go together long ago and today was our first opportunity), which was very awesome (PJ did it again). Then I come home and see a MERP update. O man, today is a f*cking brilliant day :D
And if that happens, I think it's very important to get some kind of release out (an early alfa or something. The heightmap for example :) ). For if that happens MERP can't be C&D'ed as easily, as a version of it was already distributed (which was just the luck of TATW, as Nuvendil mentioned).
And the occasional fool asking for a release date...
Yay, 26.000 signatures. The petition is still going quite strong :)
That would mean their C&D is actually a scare tactic, though. For if they will C&D you and not sue an already finished big lotr mod, that means they're not willing or able to make an actual case out of it. This doesn't account for the other reasons ofcourse, but it's still a pretty strong and compelling argument.
Actual flowing water (rowing a boat down Anduin wouldnt be very immersive without rapids and such), much better LOD's, multi cpu core support (Oblivion was HEAVILY cpu bottle-necked. Skyrim's is normally cpu bottle-necked because of all the different scripts), mountains look more realistic (in oblivion they look somewhat like upscaled hills) to name some more. So tons of very valid reasons.
Ipad fails on me again, +1
I agree with you, but for the 'sort of'. How many hours have you put into Skyrim? I have 200 sharp as of now. I've payed some 50 euros for it (with both Dawnguard and Hearthfire), so that's 50/200=0.25 euros per hour. There I can honestly tell with a clean conscience that it was worth my money :)
Happy new year everyone! I suppose everybody is living in 2013 in the meantime :) Let's hope 2013 will be a better year for MERP.
Well, I'm not pro-console. It's just that I can understand the 'need' for them :)
It would for us pc gamers, but not for gamestudios and 90% of the console-users. For pc's can perform much better than the current consoles nowadays, but that only holds for mid- to high-end rigs. There is a lot of variation in pc hardware and so both pc users and game devs have to keep track of the huge variation of set-ups out there to respectively keep the game running or keep everybody happy.
Consoles are a much more convenient platform, because the hardware doesn't change. Therefore console users only have to upgrade once every 6-8 years and devs can optimize their games to the extreme for console hardware. I mean, if you take a look at the hardware an XBOX 360 or a PS 3 holds, it's nothing short of a miracle that Skyrim runs at more than 1 fps on both of them.
@skaylor and Anathor
That's alright guys, I'm sorry if I sounded a bit on edge there. Its just that answering the same questions over and over becomes a bit tiresome in the long run :) (although I only have myself to blame for that in the end, because I chose to be active in the comment section myself)
Please don't start this discussion again... It's been cleared up a few pages back, so please just search through the comments for a bit. Pretty much every question I've seen being posted here, has been asked before...
Well, as the ring bearer you would be able to get to Mordor in any way you deem fit, but that doesn't necessarily mean a whole lot of scripting, as you are pretty much scripting the story yourself by making your own choices. Putting in real changes to the storyline, like saving Boromir, would be a pain in the *** to script, for Denethor would then probably not lose his mind fully and who knows what harm or good that would do. I think a dynamic story like that is to ambitious a goal, even for a commercial development team.
Yeah, well, that's what Isildur is most renowned for, but here's the thing: he forgot to destroy the ring ;)
I think MERP can hardly be considered 'commercial exploitation'. If anything it will boost the Skyrim sales, but there wouldn't be anyone to blame for that...
Lurtz? Who is Lurtz? Not some guy Peter Jackson made up, is he? :P
Don't do that!! It's awesome that you want to save this mod and that you're willing to put some effort in it. That being said, I think it's a very bad idea to inform TE about MERP, for TE will probably do the exact same thing WB did, but this time because they would actually want to protect their IP instead of their wallets... Our strength right now is in secrecy and disguise, MERP should blend in with the background now that the big guys are fighting.