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We have some updates for you, concerning the 0.2.6 release for Oblivion and concerning the Skyrim port.

Posted by Maegfaer on Dec 11th, 2011

We have some updates for you, concerning the 0.2.6 release for Oblivion and concerning the Skyrim port.
I'll start with the Skyrim port:

So far everything is looking good. The Creation Kit (the tool with which we develop most of the game content) is set to be released in January, but we already had the chance to analyse a lot of the engine, and we like what we see. We are also very glad that a lot of third party tools that we require are being developed, some even have had their first releases already! The team is very motivated to start working on Skyrim-MERP.

Here is a video of the Misty Mountains in the new heightmap that I'm developing for Skyrim-MERP, with some quick temporary textures applied:



The 0.2.6 Oblivion-MERP release is coming a long nicely, and it won't be too long before it goes public! We are in the very last stages. We need to implement some more NPC voices for a few quests, so if you'd like to help out with that (you need a decent microphone and master the English language fairly well), head over to the MERP forums and let us now you're interested.

We also have some new pictures to show you:

By Nuvendil:
Dol Amroth Swan Kight sword concept
Dol Amroth Swan Knight armour concept
Dale armour concept
Caras Galadhon architecture concept

By Conlan:
Elf Archer concept
Lorien Lamp concept

By ztree:
Helms Deep
Helm Hammerhand statue in Helms Deep

By vladimir:
Argonath statue

I hope you enjoyed this small update. You'll hear more from of us soon enough!

The MERP team

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SgtCbb
SgtCbb Dec 11 2011, 7:59pm says:

quests? no empty void of a world anymore!? My body is ready.

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Maegfaer
Maegfaer Dec 11 2011, 8:50pm replied:

Yes, nothing major, but some nice quests to show that we actually CAN do them, hehe. We have too much of a reputation of "awesome landscapes, no playable content" right now.

Btw, what do you do with your body when playing MERP...?

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Rukus_
Rukus_ Dec 13 2011, 2:51pm replied:

The community is always here to volunteer voice acting! I'd love to see a mod where almost every NPC was played be a different actor!

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SgtCbb
SgtCbb Dec 11 2011, 9:48pm says:

Sorry. my hands are ready. o.o

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DOC_
DOC_ Dec 16 2011, 9:05am replied:

this sounds strange too :)

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leo11048811
leo11048811 Jan 4 2012, 4:37pm replied:

Not only strange too! xD

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lisbo
lisbo Dec 12 2011, 8:04am says:

Will the mod have a main quest?

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Maegfaer
Maegfaer Dec 12 2011, 10:32am replied:

The final version will have two main quest lines. One as the Ringbearer, the other helping out the White Council all over Middle Earth.

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LOTRuler
LOTRuler Dec 12 2011, 11:28am says:

Awesome! I'm looking on the forum because I am really interested in the npc voices!

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Jigsore
Jigsore Dec 12 2011, 4:10pm says:

So, are you working on a version for both?

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Nuvendil
Nuvendil Dec 12 2011, 4:50pm replied:

We are going to do one more big update for Oblivion and then move completely to Skyrim.

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Numenor123
Numenor123 Dec 13 2011, 11:20am says:

Hi, im new. I would be grateful if u could tell me some informations about new beta. Will 0.2.6 version have quests and npc's? Full main quest line? Whole middle earth? for example: lorien, helms deep, lonely mountain? Thanks for answer, im new:)

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Captain_Iglo
Captain_Iglo Dec 17 2011, 11:53am replied:

Hey there! A full preview will be written on the new Beta's changelog a few days before release. So keep tracking ;)

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youtookmyname
youtookmyname Dec 17 2011, 3:33pm says:

im so excited omg cant wait :) how long will it take you to do merp for skyrim?

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Captain_Iglo
Captain_Iglo Dec 17 2011, 11:06pm replied:

Well we're well prepared to start strong as soon as the CK is released, but it'll still take a few years. But worry not, we have a strong and dedicated team which is only getting stronger ;)

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MC_Fred
MC_Fred Dec 19 2011, 11:01am says:

it looks good so far. i've another question concerning "porting to skyrim". will you change the fighting-system? afaik this was one of your main ideas for oblivion. But I really love the fighting-system of skyrim :)

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Captain_Iglo
Captain_Iglo Dec 19 2011, 1:04pm replied:

We'll definately try to improve it(animations, damage system, etc) but we'll have to take a look at the CK first to find out what we'll be able to change ;)

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Myloman
Myloman Dec 30 2011, 8:09am says:

This is wonderful news! Thanks for the update, should be some fantastic results to look forward to then :)

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esoneson
esoneson Feb 6 2012, 10:10am says:

how is it going guys? 60 days and still no news?
is the 0.2.6 version still comming out or are the prodjekt dead?
bdw if you still are working, do you guys need an new model-artist?

if you are disturbed by my bad spelling - do not read what I write..

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esoneson
esoneson Feb 7 2012, 8:13am says:

nice

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