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Great work :) - always awesome to see new animations.
Does this reflect the historical pistol technique? I know that during the Second World War the style used (by the US at least) was a one-handed style. My impression is that the two-handed grip is relatively modern. This article may be helpful Worldwar1.com
Really charismatic drawings. Love the style :)
I'm not sure they are meant to be Rohirrim at all.
But will it be possible for players to attach their bayonets to a rifle? If so, the handle will be visible, if only at a distance.
Great to see this on Steam. I enjoyed it a great deal when I first played it :)
It'd be really useful if groups had a "Looking for Work" page! Is there a good place to find concept artists who might be interested in some collaborative work?
The hand-beaten texture is very believable. Nicely done :)
I've sent you a PM about your thread offering your services as a concept artist. Let me know if you got it :)
I replied to MaceMadunusus, just to note that Japanese dates go Year, Month, Day and I get negative karma? I guess it was ambiguous, but seriously?
Hm... Troll, racist or ignoramus?
The scene looks great - very atmospheric. It might be a good idea to increase the poly-count on those columns, though.
This is fantastically good =D - very nice work!
The contrast seems a little low on these images, but the assets are very good :)
There's a bit of imperfect tiling on the dry-stone wall texture, but it's hardly noticeable.
Nice work on the overall scene :)
Impressive work! It's interesting, though: I feel like texture resolution is less than half of what makes a game look "realistic" and it can even make scenes look cluttered - there's a certain amount of "noise" in high-resolution images viewed at less than 100% of their original size. It can also make a lack of advanced lighting and depth effects more noticeable.
Still, this is certainly an improvement over the original :)
These models look really good, but the render environment is very distracting - the contrast is too high, for one thing, and the green is extremely artificial-looking (not appropriate to the setting, in my opinion).
Secondpicture.com - this is a simple render of a simple model (simpler than some of yours by far), but it's much easier on the eye. Another option would be to set up a small "diorama" (a background scene in which you can place your models for the render.
Good luck! The mod looks promising :)
Yeah, disappointing to see such a lack of original concepts; but always good to see success for mod teams :)
No, it was just land. Or, if you believe the bible, it was the home of the Amalekites, et al, before the Israelites committed genocide. Fortunately there's no evidence that ever took place.
And yes, it is racist to say "Arab = terrorist". What if I was to say "Jew = greedy financier" or "Australian = drunk". Racism is simply a derogatory generalisation made on the basis of perceived ethnic difference.
No territory is without a history of petty, cruel and barbaric violence. Humanity will not survive if we continue to categorise one another along ethnic, ideological or nationalistic lines.
Is the price one that the community will pay, that's the only question. Whether the community would pay $100 or $10, that's what the price should be.
This is where marketing really counts. If the community sees that the game is worth the asking price, then they'll pay it.
StanZcrigs? The logo is very cool, though.
Creativity? Perhaps in the sense that they have to "create" (model, texture, rig, animate) a lot of stuff; just don't forget that most (not all) of the content is based on Tolkien's "creativity" (imagination and inventiveness) or on that of Peter Jackson et al.
I support this project, but we should be clear-eyed in our praise.
Excellent quote - much better than the platitude from the film version of TTT that's at the end of the main article.
Tolkien himself tried to stamp out the sale of bootlegged copies of LotR in America from which he and his publisher received no money. Sadly I think most people would feel very differently about fan-made content if it was based on their intellectual property and might present competition on the open market.
I agree that this shouldn't be happening, but the fact that this is a FREE game means that huge numbers of people would rather download this than pay full price for WB's sub-standard products. If, on the other hand, MERP didn't exist (which is what WB wants), then WB would have what they paid for: a monopoly on LotR-themed video-games.
He would have had to agree to WB purchasing the adaptation rights in the first place, and I doubt he would have. I also kind of doubt that he would have wanted video games made about his works at all, but all such thoughts are idle speculation.
Thank you! I torrented the game a few days ago - very quick, no hiccups. With something so popular, torrent is hard to beat. I was getting ETA estimates into the five day range with a standard download; took maybe half an hour to torrent.
Why should it be as colourful as Episode 2? A more colourful palette might not suit the story, setting and atmosphere.
The pauldrons (shoulder-armour) look slightly funny - a bit like they're floating, and the chest plate is possibly a little too small in terms of covering the sides of the torsoes.
Other than that, these guys are really well done!
Erm. The French were actually a major force to be reckoned with when they marched under that particular banner. And let's not forget that one of the three or four greatest conquerers of all time was, aha, French.
Still, all a bit beside the point, because Eriador isn't even out for conquest, they just want a quiet bit of country-side to smoke pipe-weed in!
Aspects of the map are looking nice, but like all lava maps, you would never be able to get that close! The fumes, let alone the heat, would lay you low pretty quickly.
Still, it looks like fun :)
That black and white bit made me think how cool a black and white Star Wars could be :) Nice video too!
Thank you very, very much for the trees! They will really help the community!
Thirded (?) . NOA might give some kind of tentative permission to this if they were not given the full facts in whatever communication occurred.
It would be remarkable (maybe even a first), in the world of intellectual property and copyright law, for a company to allow the development/release of any product which used names ("Master Sword", "Link", "Navi", "Legend of Zelda"), designs (the Master Sword etc.) and, presumably, other elements of their IP.
I feel so un-charitable, but I can't even say I want this mod to succeed! I'm really sorry guys, I'm just such a purist where these things are concerned. The Zelda series is not like other IPs (like the Lord of the Rings, the Matrix etc.) which are underdeveloped (or mishandled) in the world of games; they ARE games, damn fine games which are still being made and released.
We have to remember too, that just because it won't be rendered in real-time when we play it, someone still had to model, texture and light those scenes and did so wonderfully :D
Thanks Duckman, I was probably a little over-defensive there.
I'm sorry, but the book was the Silmarillion, it was about the Silmarils, elven jewels I believe. It was not called the Ilsamirillion. They are almost completely different words.