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And was quite ****** overall...
I thought the video was OK, just gave some feedback.
My God XD! He humiliated WB. Serves them right. IF YOU CAN'T MAKE A BETTER GAME THAN A FEW GUYS IN A BEDROOM YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED! YOU HEAR THAT?! I HOPE YOU DO!
I've just watched your promotional videos and I have a few observations to make:
1. It's too long! The video is 14 minutes long and I think the amount new information you give in that time frame is too little, it could easily have been 6 minutes.
One of the reasons for this is that you guys made too many pauses and the flow of the conversation could have been better(too many Uhs, Ahs and interruptions) and if I were a random Skyrim or LOTR fan, I might not have the patience to listen to the whole video.
To fix this you could write down everything you want to say and maybe practice about 30 mins before the recording.
2. While not really a complaint, the promotional video does not really give any new information for the people who visit this page on a regular basis, so if you decide to make another video, I hope you will also provide us with a status report (if you can and want to of course) I for one am really curious on how your lawyer's argument is coming up and what alternatives you have.
3. The audio quality is not very good. MEB's audio quality was OK but at times I could barely understand what Alasdairhurst was saying.
If it's say 100 000 per year, it would definitely be doable with Kickstarter.
Thank you. I also suggest using my comment on future Youtube campaigns, "Save MERP!" doesn't say much about the campaign and the game itself.
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I see. So if things don't go as planned, what sacrifices are you willing to make in order to save MERP?
What about working on just the map?I mean they can't prove it's Middle - Earth. From the letter it seems that they are concerned because you are using the story and names of characters. So what if you asked permission for only making the map, possibly even not naming it Middle - Earth(if necessary).If they won't let you, you could just start a "new" project and say the map is heavily inspired by Middle Earth. After you release the map, you could make actual content for it under a different team name, or even let the community do it under your supervision. Just a suggestion though.
Congrats on reaching 8000!!!
So how is your lawyer's argument coming up?
Once it reaches 10000, the chance that WB will take it seriously will rise significantly, I think.
Oh my God! Two hours ago it was just at 6200! At this rate we're sure to get at least 15000 in a week
If they really wanted to sue someone, they would only need to find a few persons and they would have reasons to go out and find them.Why? MERP is a mod in the TOP 5 in Moddb and certainly the biggest and most popular Skyrim mod. It even surpasses Enderal which is quite a feat. That means that even if the mod is free, it would bring HUGE profits for Bethesda, a rival company, and there are people who would buy Skyrim JUST for MERP! I bet they are also afraid that a few enthusiasts might make a better game than a mega-corporation, and like a stupid and retarded kid WB decides to shut it down because they can't do better(let's face it War in the North was **** and Guardians will be no different)
I TRULY HOPE they will come to an agreement, it's high time we had a good LOTR game and no medium is better for it than Skyrim.
Congrats on reaching 5000!
I already suggested that, especially since another popular mod for Quake 3 used similar methods to dodge a corporation's demands...they didn't seem very keen on it for some reason.
For me it's not just that but also because Skyrim is the PERFECT medium for a Lord of the Rings game.
The author has a VERY valid point about the petition title...
OR they could just make the map and after they release it they make the actual content for it under a "different" team. Either way I would be happy if I had just the map.
It's too long for Youtube. Could you make one for Youtube and Twitter as well?
I don't think WB has the rights for Silmarilion though(I think)
Good idea! If it's around say 100 000, then it would definitely be doable with Kickstarter.
Can you please say Middle Earth Roleplaying Project instead of MERP on Youtube? A LOT of people have no idea what you're talking about.
It's basically what you said in the last sentence...but it's a lot more complicated than anyone from the MERP team had anticipated. There is hope though, legitimate hope as a few team members said.
Let's spam /v/ too.
Even if they wanted to, they might get into trouble.
Very doable with Kickstarter.
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