Insane Lord of the Rings fan, mod tester, and writer of fiction (especially RPs at my staff position at RPGFrontier.net). I'm one of those crazy people who has way too many ideas and can't keep his mouth shut. This is how I got the title of "Head Fanatic," and later Adminship, for the Narnia mod. I was formerly WoA's Secretary of Foreign Affairs, but I've resigned that post for ModDB. Recently, I've only been lurking in the corners of moddb, leaving the PR work for Wars of Arda to the more eager Neth, but you'll still see me around from time to time. I marvel, nonetheless, at the amount of respect I get around here... it's weird, but I guess all you need is a level 10 profile and a few friends.

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ithilienranger732
ithilienranger732 Oct 24 2011, 10:12am replied:

Trolling Saruman is the best one.

+3 votes   media: Boyz n the Ring
ithilienranger732
ithilienranger732 Sep 9 2011, 6:22pm replied:

I scorn everyone's conformity, and vote Azog! :p

Although Azog is weaker and more cowardly than Ugluk, that cowardice would make him more cautious. Azog is also incredibly strong for his size: breaking a Dwarf's neck through dwarven armor must be quite difficult. Lastly, Azog is more agile, allowing him to outmaneuver Ugluk in a one-on-one fight.

+1 vote   group: The Fellowship
ithilienranger732
ithilienranger732 Aug 28 2011, 8:47am replied:

The histories of Middle-earth really don't have a specific order you need to read them in, with the exception of RotS-ToI-WotR and whatever the Silmarillion volumes are. Mostly, they're just earlier versions of what ended up being published. Some are quite far-out: Bingo Baggins and Trotter the wooden-footed hobbit replacing Frodo and Strider, for instance.

+2 votes   group: The Fellowship
ithilienranger732
ithilienranger732 Aug 24 2011, 9:50pm says:

Using my battle strategy, and given a great battlefield, I managed to hold off an army of more than 2000 Misty Mountains orcs marching on Imladris with an army of only 400 men under Elrohir the Wrathful (nice epithet, I guess). Most of the enemy army was snagas, but there were 500 heavy goblin infantry and a unit of halberds. From the high ground just across the Bruinen, I had my 200 archers fire down on the snagas, whose light armor didn't help them much against arrows. Once they began nearing the top of the slope, greatly demoralized because of my archers' range and accuracy, I charged my entire army down and broke them completely.

+1 vote   group: The Fellowship
ithilienranger732
ithilienranger732 Aug 24 2011, 9:44pm says:

I think that the best strategy for TA:TW is to have two archer groups for each infantry group in your army. Find a hill to put your troops on, and have the infantry hold their ground while the archers shell the advancing enemy army. By the time they get to you their ranks should be thinned. Meanwhile, bring your cavalry around for a flanking maneuver. As your infantry hold the enemy at bay, continue to fire arrows to reduce enemy morale. Then, when you see enemies that are shaken, have your archers draw swords and mob that part of the line, while your cavalry hit it from behind. Breaking the morale of one unit is often enough to demoralize an entire enemy force. I once took more than 3000 prisoners that way... twice the size of the army I had!

+1 vote   group: The Fellowship
ithilienranger732
ithilienranger732 Jun 14 2011, 11:50am says:

Hey there, just me interjecting some input again. While playing the Third Age campaign as Dale, with intelligence as a priority, my spies camped out in the Gap of Rohan and East Osgiliath noticed that both Gondor and Rohan are pathetic at maintaining large armies. I rejoice if a Good-aligned army manages to win a battle with even odds, let alone a heroic victory. Meanwhile four to six command star generals with full stack armies are defeated by mere captains. Easily.

There's also the issue of instant stacks in besieged settlements. I've had an army of eight hundred or so High Elves besieging the four units trapped inside Moria. The next turn there will be three thousand men and a Balrog inside. This is not okay.

Well, that's my two cents concerning the imbalance between Good and Evil factions. So yeah.

+4 votes   mod: Third Age - Total War
ithilienranger732
ithilienranger732 May 29 2011, 10:05pm says:

This mod looks interesting. My only problem with it is the imbalance between good and evil factions. Maybe add the Gaurwaith to balance it out?

+1 vote   mod: War of the Silmarils
ithilienranger732
ithilienranger732 May 27 2011, 7:51am replied:

We should be thankful Arwen didn't hijack the already-nonexistent Haldir scene. :p

+1 vote   mod: Third Age - Total War
ithilienranger732
ithilienranger732 May 26 2011, 12:20pm says:

After re-reading LotR and the Silmarillion recently and taking note of character epithets used throughout the series, I would like to suggest some you could add. For example "the Tall" appears quite a bit, in the cases of Boromir, Hurin, and Elendil. This would probably be implemented as a genetic trait, with three levels or so. Could probably add to authority and/or popularity. "the Strong" could work the same way, although adding to attack instead. "the Faithful" could be the last stage of the Loyal trait.

Anyway, done with my long suggestion. I considered posting more detailed descriptions, but I figured I'd wait to see what people thought of this first.

+1 vote   mod: Third Age - Total War
ithilienranger732
ithilienranger732 Apr 29 2011, 12:39am says:

Tend the farms, possibly repair buildings, and be a map prop that can be hunted down and killed. :p

+1 vote   media: The Shepherd.
ithilienranger732
ithilienranger732 Apr 9 2011, 10:20am replied:

Perhaps I'm coming into the conversation a bit late, as always, but I was under the impression that Aragorn extended diplomatic feelers towards Rhun and Harad before attacking them. However, it is stated after Aragorn's kingship that Eomer fought under Aragorn's command in many lands, including Harad, so diplomacy didn't work that well.

Also, before the events of the books, Aragorn did indeed go to Harad and Rhun: he talks to Frodo about venturing into those far countries "where the stars are strange".

+2 votes   group: The Fellowship
ithilienranger732
ithilienranger732 Jan 25 2011, 4:40pm says:

Rest assured that work is still being done on WoA. We've had a few in-house betas since last year's update, and if my line of thinking is correct, we're reasonably close to our first full release for the WotR era, complete with campaign, maps, etc. If you want to check out the community, head over to our website, warsofarda.co.uk, and post in the forums. We'd love to hear from you.

Regards,
IRS
WoA PR

+2 votes   mod: The Wars of Arda
ithilienranger732
ithilienranger732 Jan 16 2011, 2:09pm replied:

Funfunfunfunfun. ^_^

+1 vote   mod: The Peloponnesian Wars
ithilienranger732
ithilienranger732 Jan 15 2011, 4:53pm says:

When do we get to see a list of the powers? Or did I miss that? :p

+1 vote   mod: The Peloponnesian Wars
ithilienranger732
ithilienranger732 Dec 11 2010, 11:22am says:

Maybe the group is sad because it's lonely?

And when few group leaders are around, well yeah...

+2 votes   group: The Fellowship
ithilienranger732
ithilienranger732 Dec 9 2010, 10:11pm says:

Is he using a Rohan axe?

+1 vote   media: Mauhur
ithilienranger732
ithilienranger732 Dec 9 2010, 10:10pm says:

Apart from spellbook, can they be recruited as well?

+1 vote   media: Warg Archers
ithilienranger732
ithilienranger732 Dec 9 2010, 10:10pm says:

Does he get a shield throw? Because that would be awesome...

+2 votes   media: Lurtz
ithilienranger732
ithilienranger732 Aug 23 2010, 10:04pm says:

Hey,

I keep getting this error halfway through the Fellowship campaign. I get as far as Gandalf's quest to wait in the Westfold. Right after the announcement that the reinforcements have arrived pops up, a cinematic of some kind freezes the computer. I've tried loading the autosave, and the game black-screens before the campaign map even shows up. Is there some way to disable the cinematics for a turn?

Thanks,
IRS

+1 vote   mod: Third Age - Total War
ithilienranger732
ithilienranger732 Aug 21 2010, 12:41pm says:

Looks like we've been busy lately.

+1 vote   group: The Fellowship
ithilienranger732
ithilienranger732 Aug 5 2010, 11:00am replied:

I believe deleting all the TA:TW files and then reinstalling the mod (both 2.0 and 2.1) will take care of that problem. In my experience it did: I couldn't get the Fellowship Campaign to work for the longest time until I did a complete reinstall of the mod.

+2 votes   group: The Fellowship
ithilienranger732
ithilienranger732 Aug 3 2010, 4:49pm replied:

Looks professional enough. Just making sure. ;)

+2 votes   group: The Fellowship
ithilienranger732
ithilienranger732 Jul 28 2010, 11:03pm replied:

Good idea. However, to keep the group professional-looking, would you mind giving your newsposts a spelling and grammar check before posting? Just a word to the wise. ;)

Do not meddle in the affairs of grammar wizards...

Also, I've edited your permissions. You'll have to login and logout for them to take effect.

+2 votes   group: The Fellowship
ithilienranger732
ithilienranger732 Jul 28 2010, 10:38am replied:

As El Capitan, I say it sounds like a good idea. The man's got initiative, and we like that.

+1 vote   group: The Fellowship
ithilienranger732
ithilienranger732 Jul 7 2010, 12:09am replied:

The Breaking of the Fellowship?

+1 vote   group: The Fellowship
ithilienranger732
ithilienranger732 Jul 4 2010, 7:54pm says:

The North would be quite enough to keep programmers busy for years, if they had a sense of scale.

Of course, distances would have to be scaled down quite a bit, since otherwise it would literally take DAYS to move your character across the map... unless there was a fast travel feature...

+1 vote   article: Lord of the Rings: War in the north
ithilienranger732
ithilienranger732 Jul 4 2010, 7:53pm replied:

I can't speak for the rest of them, but I am.

+1 vote   group: The Fellowship
ithilienranger732
ithilienranger732 Jul 3 2010, 1:38pm says:

Thingol would turf you out of the forest rather quickly. :P

+1 vote   article: Lord of the Rings: War in the north
ithilienranger732
ithilienranger732 Mar 30 2010, 7:35pm replied:

No other mods installed; at least, none that have anything to do with the game files.

I'm truly confused...

+1 vote   mod: Edain Mod
ithilienranger732
ithilienranger732 Mar 30 2010, 8:46am replied:

That I did. I followed the instructions to the letter...

+2 votes   mod: Edain Mod
ithilienranger732
ithilienranger732 Mar 29 2010, 4:26pm says:

Hey there. I seem to have a problem... I've followed all of the instructions, done everything according to the Readme, and the mod runs... but the title screen, splash, and a lot of buttons are pink. I don't understand...

+2 votes   mod: Edain Mod
ithilienranger732
ithilienranger732 Apr 1 2009, 8:01am says:

Have you noticed that you're in the top 25 mods of moddb? That's quite impressive, but I'm not surprised. *both thumbs up*

+1 vote   mod: RJ-RotWK
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