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.

MERP TC has received a C&D letter from WB. Keep an eye out for news.

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Middle Earth Role-Playing TC for Skyrim has received a cease and desist letter from Warner Bros. Enterprises. Development has halted in compliance with this but all is not over...
We have a lawyer from the Organisation for Transformative Works (OTW) on our side, currently aiding us in our appeal for being a transformative piece...

We also need our fans to support us too, use the twitter hashtag #SaveMERP to inform everyone; friends, celebrities and journalists of our situation. As many of you will ahve seen we have caused quite the stir on almost every gaming forum around so If we can show WB how many people are behind our mod we may be able to sway them in our negotiations.
There is now also a twitter feed at the side of this moddb page following MiddleEarthsBane and AlasdairHurst. You can also show your support by liking and sharing these pages and posts on Facebook!:
Facebook.com -Save MERP
Facebook.com - Official MERP Page

Stay hopeful, and most of all keep checking on our moddb page,our facebook and our bethblog thread for more news as it happens. Also Twitter. @middleearthbane or @alasdairhurst

"There's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo... and it's worth fighting for!"
-Samwise Gamgee

Sign our petition, and get MERP back in development! Gopetition.com

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Extradaemon
Extradaemon

You have my Sword!

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Extradaemon
Extradaemon

Looks like we have ourselves an oddly equipped army to do battle with :P

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Arasuum
Arasuum

My vuvuzela will scare **** out of them

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XblacksargeX
XblacksargeX

Muster the Rohirrim. Assemble the army at Dunharrow. As many men as can be found. You have two days. On the third, we ride for Warner Bros. ... and war.

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Urdnot.Grunt
Urdnot.Grunt

deeeaaaath!!!

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HeyCiro
HeyCiro

and my bow..

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Dragosh1205
Dragosh1205

And my AXE!

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Arasuum
Arasuum

And my vuvuzela!

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Urdnot.Grunt
Urdnot.Grunt

wheres my bow?

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Extradaemon
Extradaemon

Warner Bros copyrighted it.

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Cerjonah
Cerjonah

And my Musket!

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do_i_ob
do_i_ob

And my Keyboard!

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magiguy101
magiguy101

And my.... um... hang on...

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kingofnee
kingofnee

And my finger to press the keyboard buttons!

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MrScarface98
MrScarface98

and my little friend!

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Aramateli_dev
Aramateli_dev

and my... dunno lol

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Anglachel
Anglachel

And my bushcraftknife! ... Although I'm not so sure what help it can provide (cut the crap perhaps ;) )

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ElfFriend
ElfFriend

and my ring:D
one mod to bring them all, one mod to bind them all, and goodness binds them:)
i just felt like joining in:)

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brodur
brodur

And my Halo Array! oops that may be a 'lil over the top for this situation... how about my hammer?

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Urdnot.Grunt
Urdnot.Grunt

well... my bow is gone... ill just take the thing closest to me...

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AstralRadish
AstralRadish

AND MY OSTRICH!

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vykaz
vykaz

and my mouse!

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Urdnot.Grunt
Urdnot.Grunt

and mah guitar!

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Urdnot.Grunt
Urdnot.Grunt

this will be a an overwhelming force! we shall win this war! :D

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EvilAngel
EvilAngel

AND MY *****!

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Urdnot.Grunt
Urdnot.Grunt

someone should make movie of this.... xD

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Daerchador
Daerchador

and my... Face?

be afraid!!!! Warner Bros will burn to the ground!

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Urdnot.Grunt
Urdnot.Grunt

I will headbutt warnerbros straight to DA FACE! :D

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epic461
epic461

And my Moddb!

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Pyrotar
Pyrotar

And my computer!!

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Hideyoshi_Raian
Hideyoshi_Raian

And my and

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SelorKiith
SelorKiith

They are afraid of you... very afraid... they know you could do it better than anything they have spit out until today...

They just don't want to endure the embarrassment that would follow, "Hey look, these guys do better things in their free time than what your guys do as full time paid job!"

They don't want competition...

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DoctorSpanky
DoctorSpanky

Sadly this sooo hard!

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Arasuum
Arasuum

Damn true

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DreamsOfTheFaye
DreamsOfTheFaye

What they should do is officially support them. Hire them on, let them make the game, but using another engine with the assets they've already created. This mod is going to be one of the best LOTR games that has ever been released, and they should embrace it!

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RandomZombi3
RandomZombi3

If only companies cared more about the quality of the game. The hard work put into something that you can be proud of. They could hire the MERP team. Give them the support they need to finish the project. But instead, they want to kill it. Most likely because they want to throw out yet another crappy game with Lord of the Rings stamped on it.

It's sad. :/

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DoctorSpanky
DoctorSpanky

Sad? More like pathetic! ;/

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Nuvendil
Nuvendil

Unfortunately we only get to talk to lawyers of the publisher, not any developers. And lawyers don't give a rat's arse about games :(

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jarmenkell23
jarmenkell23

**** wb

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sailatlas
sailatlas

I prefer to call them "Warner Hoes"

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Lord_Gabor
Lord_Gabor

Perhaps Whiny Bastards?

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Sanguinius
Sanguinius

(buried)

Those bitch *** mother *******, i would kill each and every one of them. ******* douche bags can't stand people that do better job then them. You have my support!!!

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DarkVentus
DarkVentus

Hey, just because you don't like them doesn't mean to go off the deep end.

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Sanguinius
Sanguinius

(buried)

Yeah **** you too, go suck some Warner Bros ****, you have no place here if you defend them.

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Nuvendil
Nuvendil

Well I am telling you to zip it with the death threats. This is a game and while a passionate project, it isn't worth going THAT far over. We don't want this being like the umpires who got death threats over baseball. And before you tell ME to bugger off, I am on the team.

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Sanguinius
Sanguinius

(buried)

Fine bugger off, no 1 was talking to you...

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ElfFriend
ElfFriend

I understand your sorrow but getting mad doesn't fix problems. What can and will help is spreading the word!!

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Hideyoshi_Raian
Hideyoshi_Raian

MOCK their company....if violent doesnt solve the problem, you simply not using enough violent

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Garyn Dakari

Wow...This is dumb. This is somewhat maddening. Worst part is, it's probably because of that horrible looking LotR Xbox game they're making now, and they don't want any attention taken away from it.

You've certainly got my support, not that I can do much/anything really, and I hope this isn't the end of this mod :/

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