MERP is a total conversion modification of the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Explore Middle-earth in a fully open-ended environment like you've never seen before. Play races like Elves, Men, Hobbits and Dwarves and take part in the War of the Ring.
Time for the update most of you were so eagerly anticipating! Another reason to vote for us!
Posted by Captain_Iglo on Nov 26th, 2010
Time for the update most of you were so eagerly anticipating! Well, we had some extreme incidents, too. Someone was dying to get an update, for example! Yeah we get a lot of that lately, hehe!
Anyway, the reason of this delay in updates, is that Aoikani and noirdesir were preparing the Dev Beta and everyone stopped working for a couple of weeks. So there weren't many things to show you. Almost everything now, however, is running smoothly again and you will surely have a clean and polished Beta in a few weeks!
So if you like what you have and will see, and appreciate the amount of work us devs have put on the mod the past year or so, please vote for us in the Mod of the Year Awards!
Let's get to the point now!
Rohan is the second region we are working on and we are aiming to finish it after Eriador is finished. Noirdesir is working on it and the outcome is breathtaking! Don't you think?
Next thing i want to show you is Minas Morgul! I know you have seen it already, but you haven't seen it placed, huh? By the way, you may want to increase your screen's brightness a bit.
Imagine being there listening to a creepy piece playing in the background!So, that's all for the exteriors. Now we move on to the Visual Development.
Let's start with the Troll armor made by JustB. This armor will be worn by some cave trolls in Moria and maybe other trolls recruited by Sauron. (No you can't take it if you kill one)
Now, let me introduce you to our new friend! JustB calls him Fred! And yes, at the back of his head, he will have a knot there, where his hair is a bit high. So, here he is! Freddie the Uruk, made by JustB! His head anyway...
Up next is our new currency system. We'll have different coins for every faction and the coins will with different value, material and size. Here's what i mean. The following coins are made by Merong.
As you can see the materials from right to left are, iron, bronze, silver and gold. Here is the way it goes:
NAME - MOTIF
Dale - Bow & Arrow
Gondorian - Tree
Shire - Dragon
Rohan - Horse
Dwarven - Axe & Hammer
Erebor - Lonely Mountain
MATERIAL - VALUE
Iron - 1
Bronze - 5
Silver - 10
Gold - 20
What do you think?
Finally, let me show you two amazing concepts made by Chestman, a new member of the team. The first one is a Mallorn Tree. It's more of an idea for how the flets and houses might be laid out. It will be slightly different so next time i'll show you the final cocept. Just a preview for now.
The second concept is the entrance of Torech Ungol(Shelob's Lair).
Creepy, isn't it? Imagine entering that place!
Let me end this update by presenting you two merry pieces by Abbottaerospace! Both will be played in taverns all around the Shire.
For those who wonder if we are still alive, i think this is enough to prove it to you!
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Any ideas and suggestions are always welcome!
That's all for this news update! I hope you liked it! More to come soon!
Thank you for your support!