Co-founder and Animation Director for Epoch Games.
The c&d letter was emailed to the team's email address, this contains no real-name of any team member, has no single IP address which uses it. The c&d was issued by an attourney of Warner Bros.
They originally, nor curently intend to sue the team, it was mearly a warning.
And yes, we have contacted a lawyer.
This would be a good idea. Everyone who can should start tweeting Angry Joe, Total Biscuit, The Yogscast... Everyone
We have a backer... Youtube.com Everyone go and say Hi, then share our promotional video that will be appearing soon
Yep, any video where we will get noticed
Just over half a day
as many as we can get
Here is our petition, make this happen!
They think we have a real chance
You realise the 'Saul Zaentz company' is Warner Bros. And We have tried tweeting them, but I feel we need the community to start tweeting them en masse. One persons tweet will not get noticed, but a few hundereds will.
ok, thanks good
Put us in contact with them, this sounds great
We were considering that a long time ago, but its too much effort and it also takes away what MERP means. If we have to change all the names, most of us will just drop the mod.
That isn't a half bad idea, if we are allowed to continue that will be one of our suggestions.
Anything to gain exposure is awesome! Please tell everyone you can.
More of this!^
? No, it means the whole mod is halted. so no playing as anything.
Use our facebook page Facebook.com
You know, I was actually going to get LEGO LotR, and I'm a dev. Not now though :( In the appempt to stop themselves losing sales by shutting us down, they've actually triggered a lot of boycotting... fools
That would just give WB a reason to sue us, so unfortunately not.
MERP fans: we are sorry for the lack of activity over the last few weeks. Keep an eye out for a major announcement in the next few days.
Post an application there with an example of your work, then one of our literature overseers will review it.
Composers not so much, but quest writers would be much welcomed.
For one, you've been the first to ask a reasonable question in a while :P
Races for the first release, only Rohirrim. We considered gondorian but they just wouldn't fit in at the current time.
Characters will probably be done on book description, since there are several discrepencies between the books and films.
This is only a detail so not a priority now, but I'll stick it on the list ;)
Impossible to say when there will be a public release, so your guess is as good as ours.
Yes, buildings can be ported straight from OB, but with work on the collision and textures.
Our youtube channel will get things on it sooner or later. For one the podcast will be hosted there with its media ;)
Also trailers and other showcase stuff will go there and here.
The combat system is beong totally re-worked, so all these issues will be ironed out. We are working on proper dual weilding and storage of weapons too, so secondary scabbards will be there.
1) stop posting these questions, you don't relise how irritating it is.
2) Dragons will not be in MERP appart from a very small number of lesser wyrms. Shouts will not exist (and I'm not sure how that leads on to Nazgul)
The Glittering caves will definately be in ;)
2) There will be rumours going around the area, also they will happen on the set dates, so any accurate LotR timeline will be your guide.
4) What do you think we're doing? And have you even looked through the screenshots to see our map.
I also believe that the whole of 'best' is in capitals :P