A mild talented artist, nothing special. interested in writing and plays alot of games.
Mommy.... hold me.
I know some people won't like giving a shape to such (literally) "unknown" LoTR creatures, but I think it is great, and I hope it allows us to experience the word of Middlearth like never before. Especially because if they've gone ahead and made this... then it might mean we can actually travel that deep, which I think would be a totally epic thing to do with a higher level character.
Hmm, was it really that small? I thought it was bigger but the more I look at it, it looks about right... hmm, I guess it was that small.
Fantastic idea, I hope you can implement this.
This has to be one of the few ambitious mods that looks like it really can achieve its goal.
I foresee much awesomeness in the future.
Correct, that is inkscape.
My guess? defatcat has a reputation, and not a very good one in some cases, it may have been voted down simply because it was him.
hot dang, great work!
very pretty, I love this.
and THIS is why I love opensource above all else.
I get the feeling that this is the race i'll be playing most of the game. I like Celts.
ah, but it doesn't support Linux.
Linux support is a Win in my opinion.
We NEED developers to support us.
Woah, I thought this thing died? maybe I confused this with something else.
When I first saw this article I thought to myself "its alive! yippee!"
Then I started to read and I was like "Wait standalone... does this mean..."
and I read on to found out that it was true.
The thing I dream of was true.
...it would be able to run on Linux.
Thank you, you have made my day. Linux needs awesome projects like this to start up its gaming.
And I imagine that once the word gets out of this project, you'll see a ton of support from the Linux community. There may not be many of us, but we are pretty vocal and willing to heavily support any project that works with Linux.
I have one question I forgot to ask, maybe you can answer it in the next Q&A:
will there be companions that you can gain to accompany you on your quests?
To be honest, i'm disappointed and let down.
As a Linux Gamer I had high hopes for this game.
And in switching to UDK, those hopes were demolished.
I hope it was worth it.
Yeah, I totally agree man.
I thought highly of this, and I hoped it would indeed be a big moment in Linux-gaming.
I'll be untracking it now.
agreed, as a Linux user I am kinda bummed, this means we won't get this game.
Its like a butterknife smeared with jam.
woah, very nice, I like the look of that image.
What went through my head in chronological succession.
1st thought: woah, awesome armor.
2nd thought: woah, robots in the air, this is a cool battle scene.
3rd thought: Hey, that chick is cute.
eh, just don't overdo it. I hate when games overdo swearing. Like army of two. Every other word was the f-bomb. It got really really annoying.
and this is bad? I thought variety was always good.
eh, I almost prefer English, just because everything I run into has American accent. Dont' get me wrong, i'm American and I like the familiar voice, but it would be cool to play a game that has a different accent.
"2. If we get a megaüber level will we always be inferior to people like sauron, Gandalf etc (I assume they will be in the game)."
^what he said.
Will gameplay continue on after the ring bearers quest is over? I know I heard we'll be playing at the same time, but can we play PAST the war of the ring? and will the world change much?
I do believe they have already said no to this before.
Well, you've gotten plenty of praise, so no need for me to type the same thing everyone else has said already.
so lets just say I agree with them all.
which is why its so freakin' awesome.
Or, possibly he is just wearing a thick jacket, and his mask has a thick insulating neck, both of which are quite possible and very likely if he is in a cold environment.
woah, very nice!
very nice, I like it.
very interesting... I don't ever recall seeing anything like this before, is it an existing vehicle or one you made for the game?
Nice arms... but i've never particularly liked bare hands.
While they are well done, they always appear kinda bland on screen.
Some generic sleeves help a little, or some gloves (like counterstrike)
creepy. Dark, but then again, I think thats the point, eh?
I hope you make it so that faint voices calling out can be heard when you are here.
I remember playing a LOTR game that had barely visible burrow weights watching you in the distance, always in places you couldn't reach, just out of sight. It was very creepy.
wow... this just looks... I can't describe it. Fantastic job, all I know is that I want to be THERE right NOW.
awesome model work.
very nice, brutal but awesome.
it looks like.... a flying nose.
haha, okay, seriously: I really like this ship, especially the tail end. Awesome wings, even more awesome thruster-thingies.
My questions are though (and force fields isn't the answer I think) is (A) how do you see out? and (B) how big is this? (single person fighter craft or is this a 50+ crewed large vessel?)
that looks menacing.
wait... dark energy? is this a mod i'm not familiar with?
so what is the vanguard equivalent to? (from original AoC)
this is ten different levels of awesomeness with a coating of cool.
looks almost real.
c'mon, if you had muscles like that and just so happened to be traveling in the company of a hot chick, would you put a shirt on?
dead marshes? are there dead people in the water?
full scale now? can't wait for screens of inside.
wait thats not... is it?
so... what town is this?
dang... very nice indeed. those will be recognizable.
old forest gate?
hobbit holes! very nice.
what region is this? its beautiful.
wow... very lush and green.
wait... what is that? I cant really see.
amazing how the default ruins can look so fitting in middle earth.
wow... looks REALLY good.
woah... its the tower... and its big. I like it.
very nice work.. its really big.
it mentions beta-testing for portal 2, so I say its fair game to put it up here.
woah, lookin' really cool there.
it looks to... evenly spaced to me. I think if they give more variety to the size of the flakes it'll look better.
Dang... this is really starting to look sharp.
Force push pleeease?
that part was my favorite part, being thrown into areas with no signs and having to use your experience from the test chambers to make it.
very nice, love the atmosphere.
I spy a skeleton!
once more this highly reminds me of morrowind.
and once more I mean that in the best way possible.
I get the feeling there will be much bigger levels this time around.
no, pariah is a word, and it seems more fitting for this map then "parish"
Good. Once more... some bits still scream "cathedral" to me, but I like your use of round and triangular layouts, makes it feel more original.
Reminds me a bit of the architecture of Morrowind, and thats a compliment as I view Morrowind as the best RPG ever made.
Awesome, it kinda looks like he's actually wearing a helmet.
reminds me of Splinter Cell Chaos theory... and thats a good thing.
yeah, RisnFootSoldier here is what I like to call: historyfail.
it looks a little... idk, like something you'd see as the logo of a kids TV show.
I don't think they used angel statues in the stone age.
Looking very good.
So.... we can hit people with it too then, right? Without it looking like we are just pummeling them with the hilt.
its like someone took the awesome environment of Fable and put it in a awesome game like Oblivion.
love the skyline.
I may... possibly be able to help. I'm an artist, nothing great but I do like to draw. I have some of my work posted up on my profile.
However, I'm not as good as the one you already have, and i'm fairly busy so I may not be able to crank out a ton of work, but if you want I can help here and there. And I don't really care if i'm paid back for it or not.
oh good, that annoyed me to no end in Ao3. I was an economic powerhouse as the Germans in it, but the stupid game restricted me from using my rapidly developing power machine to its greatest advantage. In short, i'd hit the ceiling of building limits and all my careful planning would be in vain.
nice, that'll be cool to see.
Once again I:
1. applaud your concept artist.
2. Love your armor design on models.
3. want this thing right now.
oh, so this is the landing pad i've early dev screens of? For some reason I thought it'd be outdoor... but I like this way more.
took me a moment to realize this was concept art.
looks nice and atmospheric.
I'll admit, when I first saw this mod, and it only had a few gun renders and concept art, I was a little skeptical. But since then you've started releasing these models... and i'm all in, it looks awesome.
Still waiting for (hopefully) Linux compatibility with UDK, but if all else fails, i'm almost certain I can manually rig it to work on Linux.
-PS, those blades(?) look epic.
woah, thats one awesome piece of art. Great job there. Give your artist a cookie, please.
wait... is that a picture or is that a model?
Beautiful work once more.
creepy. do I gotta kill that?
Nice, love your art.
You know what I said about wishing that one green guy with a minigun was playable? well never mind that, THIS guy would be awesome as a main character.
I love the phrases you write on you guns.
nice, can't wait to play that level/
please tell me that THIS one gets to be me. If this is who I play, then it'd rock. if this is who I must fight.... then i'll just steal his armor after killing him.
hmm, so this is what we'll be fillin with holes eh? I think I could go with that.
aw, so cute and cuddly.
Good stuff, can't wait to try it out.
(also, I predict several comments regarding the female chest modification demonstration at the beginning of this.)
A lame world, lol. awesome stuff here.
alright, i'll shoot him and steal his armor.
mhm, nothing like out-sniping a sniper with a pistol. Halo 1 pistol was the Epic.
but UDK means it gets to be standalone and thus reaches a broader audience, something that is critical to indie devs.
ooh... I like.
awesome. especially the "linux" part.
does it really matter, the important thing is, it looks good.
nice, that'll make it seem really cool.
looks real, dang yo.
dang yo, look at that detail... I love it.
ooh... wow. now thats awesomeness right there.
You know, mixing concept art and real images together is confusing, because the concept art is life like, and the maps are very accurate to the art, I literally have to pause at each image for a moment to process if it is art or map.
but thats a good thing.
Is this the New York level? it looks like a lot of your concepts of it.
nice... its a big empty room, but I like it like that, it feels... right.
Someone needs to give you concept artist a hug. and a cookie.
The dude rocks.
also, I like how its post-apocalypse and yet there are still plants. IO get tired of brown dirt Fallout 3 style apocalypse games.
wow thats fantastic, I really like that.
Does this mean we get a big open map styled like this?
(also that building to the left made me think of the Eiffel tower, and while I know its not meant to be, I think that'd make an awesome map.)
Nice, where is exactly is this scene though?
Missile control in New York, right?
Crap... but let me see if I got this straight: there will still be a free to play PC version?
Nice, and yeah, we understand, Reality takes first place in the affairs of men.
Why, it looks nothing like Halo, I'll agree that many scifi style armor does look like halo, but in this case i'd argue that one.
awesomeness, thanks, I love hiding and sneak attacking people.
Don't go towards the Light!
Its... like... dang yo, thats epic (will the AI see us through the grass like in far cry or will it really hide us?)
Oooh, total ninja firefight moment right here.
Lovely, catwalks make me happy.
Nice. If that isn't epic, what is?
Awesome, thanks. I've been keeping a sharp lookout for games that'll work on Linux, and so far yours is one of the coolest and best looking out there.
Very nice, this is the same as that previous character? I think I like this one better.
Nice, love it, looks like a blast, but seems kinda lonely without music.
May I be the first to gladly yell "Pick me!"
Is the game functional on Linux as of now?
But, alas, I am east coast US, so time difference my prohibit me.
Great stuff, really looking forward to this.
Hey, its insomnia that caused that one "owl city" guy to start making music, and now he's famous.
mech now? looks good.
This is the HUD? AWESOME. I always wished games did their HUD displays like this.
Nice art style.
now thats awesome.
looks like a buddy of mine.
Nice... hmm, so then the other thing wasn't a flame thrower. this here makes a good lookin flamer.
Because in a futuristic world, there still has to be a barbarian. with sunglasses. and a MASSIVE blade.
Evil drone is watching you.
Now thats a character i'd like to play.
Alright, for a sniper to have words like that one the barrel... is awesome.
Mind me asking what this one does? It looks painful (I mean damage wise, the model looks fine, lol)
Hey, just don't make the pistol sucky, I hate when games have awesome pistols, but they are too dinky to bother using.
No problem. I was a little skeptical at first, but I see you are getting stuff done, with actual models and the like. Sadly, until UDK adds Unix support, I will not be able to play your game... I'll still be watching it closely.
its like: Samus + Crysis Suit + Clone Trooper = cool armor.
oh, and she has nice eyes, lol.
I like. very nice.
Nice, a level JUST like that would rock.
ooh, bleak, I like it.
makes me think of Pariah's vehicles.
"except that in Nuclear Dawn, the rabbits snipe and assassinate, and the elephants wield weapons of mass destruction." -that there is hilarious. I like this stuff, being the detail nerd I am.
Good work, tis great, can't wait.
Nice to see it textured. Also nice to see progress overall.
MMM... look at those fragtastic teeth on that blade.
I like the shadows. will this have an effect on how easily spotted the character is?
yeah, I'm east coast, its west coast.
I like the bottom one best. The ideas are great, but it seems too... small. I understand the idea is for a pocket launcher, but I think a small barrel or wire frame around the missile would help.
but then again, if you are going for the absurdly small, I think 2 is best.
i'd say lovely.... but then again, the skulls are hardly a basket of roses. it's be interesting to play as one, will this character have a special unique HUD?
there is all ways a dead guy, just like how there is always one black dude and one expendable team mate who dies. and a hot chick. there is always a hot chick too.
guess its just how games and Hollywood rolls.
I like the style of these shots.
wow... thats just... amazing.
is that a.... sniper rifle? or a big heavy cannon? both? either way, awesome.
this one is great.
aye, that it is, i'm not sure why they felt compelled to put this here, as they could just have taken the photo, and kept it themselves, but them photoshopping it gives me the feeling that they are trying to trick me into thinking its original.
woah, its open? thats cool.
Actually, looking at this, i'm almost positive its a screenshot from CoD4 that has had a few special effects from photoshop placed upon it.
i'd echo the request for a rain forest, i'd like to see if this game can have some neat complex environments like that.
that looks sweet.
oh, I see, sorry, I meant to type "shouldn't" old keyboard.
Looks solid. nice detail.
Who needs a bolter, when you can have the imperial toothpick.
thats great work there... very nice indeed. Looks polished but should bog down systems too bad.
see that guy with the knife? thats totally me.
NICE WORK... dang yo, thats more progress in a new game then i've seen in long standing mods.
awesome. I got a kick just out of reading this, I love your sense of humor. Even if the game never gets to be high quality, if it has that humor in it, i'll love it.
hmm, from the spacing of doors... i'm guessing either really dangerous prisoners go here, or ones that are allowed more room.
well thats just epic.
is there a way you could get those HUD elements to look like they are screens attached to the cockpit?
I like this one alot.
its a little hard to see, but thats good, because it looks real too, and I think it'd be nice to have pilots with realistic visibility.
Dang, you are right, that was totally epic.
ooh, so soft and comfortable looking, midn if i take a doze while you little people kill each other?
Dang, thats epic yo.
now thats what i call attractive. just want to pick it up and blow someones head off.
nice. it doesn't look like "pow" eye shattering, but that is good. it looks real, and looks natural, and looks like a place that a well hidden sniper could lie.
Sounds ugly, but I don't miss those two. Good Luck out there.
Sadly, as good as it looks, The display of hopping turned me off. That, and as a player who never uses shotguns, I would have liked to see something other then one gun.
aye, exactly. someone else made it, and it is content that costs money and is copyrighted. you'd have to go directly to valve and get permission.
When it comes down to it, this applies to almost all of your mod. You got a lot of good potential, but you use so much copyrighted content if ever did release... well, you won't. Moddb wouldn't let you release this.
What you really need is your own models for everything, if it was made by someone else, you MUST get their permission.
um, thats not exactly legal.
vector? I thought this was called the Kriss?
wait... i know this... you snap cord, box kills zombehs
nice rhyming. anyways, great work, y'know everyone is thinking of a different 'combine' lol.
Nice to see work from you again man, looking forward to more.
Cheers to one of the coolest mods out there! good luck man.
now this is a good sewer, i don't like games that give sewers an odd build of narrow plain dry corridors and massive warehouse like water rooms.
This feels like it is practical, and real.
or at least in my opinion
Love it... it is very good an believable.
nice... it actually makes me think of the miniatures. that is good. i just wasn't expecting it when you made the actaul models.
tera cotta? lol. (and yeah, I probably misspelled that)
same for me. it is 50% of my blood and I don't speak a word of it.
but I believe i read that an english version is planned, and they hope to have the same level of acting.
@sureAI: good work with the background music, it has that same alluring draw to it that the soundtrack to Fable had (Fable was a horrible RPG, but great for its artistic styling.)
did i say that i think your guns rock? probably, but i'll say it again, good soldier models too.
nice combat scene
wait for it.... 3... 2,... 1... GORED!
that stinks, its never good when someone gets sour and you have stuff they made.
gl, i'm lookin forward to this.
the bear is watching you...
this room is really good as well.
two thumbs up!
nice job here, this room looks really nice, well balanced, open (as is needed for this kind of game) yet still feels like a place people actually live in.
now THATS a rug.
nice, a little cluttered around the edges for how open it is in the middle, but not bad.
not sure I understand how this works. care to elaborate?
looks better with outlines.
real nice job here, can't wait so see how it works out.
Nice, if you can replicate that picture, it'll be awesome.
ah, very good.
woot, awesome, i think this is pretty cool, and i like how fast you are making progress.
now give me gun and zombies.
nice job, i like it, is this room going to have alot of ambient noise? so maybe in here you may not hear a zombie behind you.
ooh, i now have my camp spawn... where is the nearest weapon/ammo spawn? that's all else i need to know.
i've been wanting fingerless gloves for hands for awhile. nice job.
same, i'd love to play, but i can get the thing to work.
very good. i did not read it all, but enough to tell he had a good voice.
what is that in there?
dang yo, looks pretty sweet.
an engineer? wut?
"BRIGHT LIGHT, BRIGHT LIGHT!'
seriously, shining a flashlight in someone's eyes just isn't polite.
love the on-weapon flashlight models.
love the stunts, it is like a high tech looking splintercell, with more special agent stunts then i could ever hope for.
i'm excited to see this get released.
good job there, i like it, ti is sure to help get some more publicity, and good luck in the contest, btw.
neither do i mate, good luck.
dang... nice one
dang... awesome man.
yeah, it actually is... i want one. can they be bought at a pet store?
uh.... show off. lol. this is pretty sweet... will it actually look this good ingame?
i'd disagree, for while there may not be many weapons, if i am correct there is at least one for each class, and that is good enough for me. also, the only skins i don't like are the scout and blacksmith, the scout is more of a preference thing, the blacksmith is the only one i'd say looks ugly and poor in quality, i think it is time for an alpha, and that is what it is, not a full release yet.
alpha releases don't need to be complete.
i like this one better, rock on man, best hoes and wishes for the mod, i've really come to like it alot.
you guys rock my socks off.
WOW. i think i heard HazmaT say something about this.
i like the silencer.
yeah, i'd love this.
brain-splatter in 5... 4... 3... 2... 1...
wow, very nice.
uh, it is, in fact, it is the first thing shown.
no, i didn't mean "which part is colored" i was kinda just making a joke along the same lines as the first comment.
yeah.... interesting. is it colored differently in various spots for a reason?
i like this onw
will your army still function without you if you choose to fight?
that is what I'm worried about, i'd rather play the battle than command it, but i'd hate ti if my entire army collapse without me controlling it.
will some sort of AI handle the army while you fight? i'd much prefer that.
lol "late..... way too late...."
so i'm guessing it isn't that easy to do that?
"It was then that Fred realized his shoe was caught, and he wouldn't get close enough to hit Bob. but this thought came to late, and he fell flat on his face."
am i the only one who thinks the default swing animations look too... odd from side view?
are you going to have a combat overhaul or is the combat going to be like the original?
HEY KIDS! its PAWTY TIME!
no, seriously, nice works guys, this has to be the best thing for oblivion out there. there are so many crappy mods out there, and the few good ones are only race or armor mods, nothing to this scale, or makes the game look so good again, you are making me fall in love with the game all over again.
love the texture, i feel like i can feel it. if that makes any sense.
ooh, glowy stuff.
lol, "i am ironman"
you should make that a bonus unlockable armor set.
i understand the concept artist part, as one myself, it is hard to stay involved after the mod gets to the point where they already have models.
okay, i was wondering, i think i kinda liked the old version of the blacksmith better.
could we have customizable characters?
woot, chrome rules.
ooh, very nice.
dang.... that is mystical.
...and thus Bob got revenge on the ground hog.
i suck at drawing hands, i can draw everything BUT hands.
hurrah, ths mod just got even better
this is pretty awesome.
take you time with drawing and make them look good.
they aren't very organised, are they?
grey versus yellow, eh? neat map, btw, just wish it looked more toy like.
woah, glowing gold soldiers. lol.
i just wish the gameworld looked more.... toyish. it looks like real world, i'd like to fight on soem kids bedroom floor, under the bed, in the kitchen, running under the floorboards, etc.
hey, i didn't know you drew a picture of me... lol. epic. i hope the main character looks this good.
is there anyway, you PLAY as this bad boy?
true to concept, kudos.
hmmm, impressionistic style art.
i seriously didn't see that other guy by the middle pillar.
i see the same, i don't knwo what richys problem is, the tard.
yeah, they annoy me to dec, just ignore them, they'll probably be singing your praises along with the rest once this thing gets released.
WAHOO! love dat gun.
i agree with SinKing... it just isn't right, it would llok fine if he just made the legs longer and alot more bulky.
and the face doesn't look quite right either. the looks like his chin is.... non-existant, and altogether, that isn't a model i'd like to play as.
hmm, moving to F3 eh? soemthing you might want to check out, as long as you are willing to texture it, the guys will give you permission easily:
they're warhammer weapons that aren't textured, modder's resource.
they are each a link to a DIFFERENT weapon pack.
only prob with the models is that the legs look... to thin.
nice dialog lol.
thumb looks... flat... might just be the angle though.
has a somewhat cartoon effect... but that is cool...
i like how i could see that as being female or male, nice work.
yeah, if co-operating together produces stuff like this, i say there should just be one massive uber mod, then we'd never have to worry about dead mods trhat look good but no one plays, lol.
keep up the good progress man.
i'm so going sniper just becaues of his looks.
will they cartoony liekth is guy ingame? if so, cool.
could this be the team fortress of ut3?
he looks like that one magician guy...
that is most likely the best hair i've ever seen.
*whistles* nice job.... she's looking pretty.
wow... beautiful enviroment... drop dead gorgeous... hloly... wow.
hoh, wow. that'll be fun to fight on.
wow, absolutely gorgeous... looks reall nice, and how long did it take to make this?
if you guys release the editor for public use... i am so gonna make a crapload of custom maps for this game, lol.
you guys got me hooked on lugaru, and i have no doubt this will be an ALL-TIME favorite game of mine, just by looking
keep up the good work, i am currently contemplating pre-ordering...
you guys got me pumped about this, i seriously can't wait.
ah, the officers pistol, right?
that will be fun.
WAIT, is that a 303 british?
hehe, this will be fun...
kelll tem all.
weehee, time to ram some bodies!
holy crap, it looks real.
hmm... the line across his face looks... odd.
"sign me up for the next war"
i liked the other better.
nice... funny looking yellow top, but nice.
yeah.. wow, scary, i thinki know this school, lol.
..beware of dust bunnies.
shoot teh orange!
do you get to run acroos those beams? like, snipe from them and stuff?
but this is just concept right?
nice gun. nice model. you sure you don't want to make a multiplayer element? it would be cool with these models.
altogether, nice work man. i wish i knew how to do this stuff.
no! you killed the hot chick, NOOOO!
and you got purple striped gloves.
this is gonna be one awsome mod.
leg is distorted, might try fixing that... make her more slender too.
th coat she is wearing looks, awkward, might try making it more slim and tight fitting, to keep the slender feminine aspect needed for female game characters.
body is nice... ugly face though.
its the UMP,. i love the ump.
it looks too... feminine.
looks like... claymation.
..and it goes plopp plopp-plopp...
HEADSHOT TO DA FACE!
dang, this looks horrible, i can do way better... maybe i'll put some of my fantasy style concepts up.
sorry, the image is crooked, he is standing at an agle due to his heavy weapon, but due to the angle, it appears to be uneven feet, sorry.
why is it all classified? i want to know!
dang, thats pretty.
beautiful, that is really good. i hope you do get the permission.
and what is that little grey thing?
ooh, creepy green lights...
...and thus the man in cool armor entered the subway station.
thats gotta hurt.
like the foregrips... verynice.
dang... MY GUN!! i got dibbs!
sweet... is this mod almost done? it looks like it is coming together well.
nice. shame that doesn't work on the alien.
woh, nice, do you have a sniper weapon? then this would rock.
that looks like far cry, good job.
needs more underbrush.
woah, multicolored antlions? sweet.
looks a bit plain.
looks nice... can you post one with textures sometime?
is this a turret? it looks to big and blocky to hold.
that is gonna be fun.
THAT is my kind of gun.
SWEET! i want!
hey look, a man for once.
if i get swarmed there, i am so gonna stand on that car with a shotty.
i like it. i wish i looked that cool.
could you make it so after 25 or so kill there is like, a head or skull stuck to the tip?
could you nail them to walls, up high?
ooh, i'll take "splat" for the win!
ooh, nial gun.
nice, this looks like a fun level, can't wait.
oooh, this looks like fun, is it gonna be made so you can get on top of the booth? that would be cool.
hmm, very ope, that is nice for when you are swarmed.
ooh, that should do a nice job pooping zombie skulls open.
nice, real nice...... you rock.