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.

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InfiniteRequiem
InfiniteRequiem

Wow! This looks extremely promising, it's an interesting addition and is going to make your mod so much more enjoyable.

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Sanguinius
Sanguinius

Very nice i like it very much. Have a question. Can we use bow and spear on horse and if we can use spear is it going be like stabing animation or just swing like a sword ??? Keep up the awesome work, can't wait to play this.

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Maegfaer Creator
Maegfaer

No bows on horseback are planned, sadly. The engine is too limited to support that. In short, I can't think of any way we can "morph" the bow when you draw an arrow and let it loose. It's always a static object on the horse.

Spears will be in and have their own animations, probably stabbing and couching.

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Renay
Renay

how is it too limited, you took the ground combat animations and got them working on horseback, i bet you can do the same with archery then

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ponyus
ponyus

really nice, but i thought you were able to run them down. would be really cool to use in large battles :D

cavalry CHARGE!! and then perhaps spears that are able to stop the cavalry :D

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Captain_Iglo Author
Captain_Iglo

You WILL be able to charge and run them down. It's only implemented for NPCs now. Player version will come soon ;)

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romanius24
romanius24

very mount and blade-ish

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Captain_Iglo Author
Captain_Iglo

Well that's the point of it :P

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X4VI3R
X4VI3R

Indeed.
=)

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Raphiell
Raphiell

the guys on the ground seemed VERY helpless, i hope in the finished version it will be easier to take down horse enemies

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Captain_Iglo Author
Captain_Iglo

If you look at the player's health, it won't end even if he takes damage. This was done only for the demonstration so don't worry ;)

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MC_Fred
MC_Fred

I think it shouldn't be easy to kill a mounted enemy. But he should fall down, when you fight him with a spear!

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Captain_Iglo Author
Captain_Iglo

That's our plan ;)

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Nuvendil
Nuvendil

They SHOULD seem helpless. Taking on a mounted adversary on foot is very tough. You essentially have four options: 1) kill him from a distance (tough but definitely what you hope you can do), 2) knock him of his horse and thus turn the odds in your favour, 3) sweep the horses legs with your sword (VERY tough and if you mess it up you are pretty much dead), or 4) use a spear (again much harder than it seems since misstiming the blow will mean that the horse's momentum will cause the horse to run you over or even land on you). These are the best options a dismounted oponent has against a foe on horseback cause killing him while he is riding past you is darn near impossible as his blow will almost certainly land first.

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finfunxxx
finfunxxx

Every update i love this mod more and more.

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BluePotato
BluePotato

Excellent work! One of my main wishes for this game is that the combat would be more like M&B and you guys seem to make that a reality, thank you :-D
M&B + Elderscrolls = Best game EVER! XD

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mathinator
mathinator

I bet that enemy mounted units will never miss when they try to hit you ;)

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Captain_Iglo Author
Captain_Iglo

You can always dodge the attack ;)

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Sanguinius
Sanguinius

Very nice i like it very much. Have a question. Can we use bow and spear on horse and if we can use spear is it going be like stabing animation or just swing like a sword ??? Keep up the awesome work, can't wait to play this.

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Captain_Iglo Author
Captain_Iglo

Mounted Archery is very hard to implement but we'll surely try it. Concerning spears, they will have their own piercing, knocking etc animations ;)

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Sanguinius
Sanguinius

Thanks for the fast answer. Keep up the awesome work.

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Tangae
Tangae

Waaw ! When you wrote that you were going to add a M&B like gameplay, i was far to think that you were already at this progress level.
Keep up the good work and please give us something to "taste" :)

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Captain_Iglo Author
Captain_Iglo

Our lead Scripter and our lead Animator are working on this! You thought we wouldn't have fast progress? :P

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Tangae
Tangae

I was far to imagine a progress of that fast ! You rocks guys ! ;)

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Radar11m
Radar11m

Cool

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lol1234
lol1234

the mount and blade reference went unnoticed >_>

Our lead Scripter and our lead Animator are working on this! You thought we wouldn't have fast progress? :P

By that, it looks to me that you're just ripping the animations ;o

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Maegfaer Creator
Maegfaer

All our animations are either adjusted vanilla animations, or made from scratch by Middle Earth's Bane, one of our animators. No animations are ripped. Nothing in MERP is ripped, it's either from vanilla Oblivion, custom made by our team, or we asked for and received permission from the authors.

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LOTRuler
LOTRuler

loooks GREAT can't wait till finnish!!

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soulkid200
soulkid200

hey i'm wondering will you have some AI/NPCs in your next beta release? or are they going to come nearer the end? because i found in 0.2.4 that the map was pretty much dead without people... It looks great and feels fantastic, although Minas Tirith kept flashing pink when i was coming closer to it :S... also maybe you could do a bit like what oblivion had done previously and put map markers in for major cities? unless the lack of map markers is intended because either way i love it :)... Just a question of curiosity though, will we be able to participate in big battles like helms deep and pelennor fields (including siege of minas tirith) and some minor side battles (Amun Hen with Lurtz and his Uruk Hai) or will this just mention it happening but never actually let you go there?

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Captain_Iglo Author
Captain_Iglo

AI and NPCs will be there. We are trying to finish Bree with all its interiors and population. If it doesn't make it in the upcoming Beta, then it will be released as a patch a few weeks later.

Map markers will be there, in the 1.0 release. We'll see if we manage to implement them earlier.

Yes you will be able to participate in big and small battles. If you don't manage to fight though, for any reason(ie. not being there) then you'll only hear the rumors.

Oh and by the way, Lurtz -> not going to happen. He wasn't in the books, he won't be in MERP. Ugluk will be the commander of the Uruk scouts ;)

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Cheebameister
Cheebameister

Nice i need to play =)

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Morsey
Morsey

This is what Vanilla Oblivion needs.

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Sirithre
Sirithre

I have only one word that can describe this: WOW. This looks so great!! I know you guys work as hard as you can on this project, but I can't wait to play the definitive version. Do you have an idea when it's finished?

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Computica
Computica

Heck no, you all even have the momentum bonus. Now if we could do something about those horses...

Great work on this, keep it up.

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lukasnsh
lukasnsh

when i saw "no horseback archery" i think i died a bit inside :/
but i can live with it of course..

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SQ5000
SQ5000

this great i love the game mount&blade for the combat on horse this is awesome

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raphael103
raphael103

sir, is this modeled in first person too? I wonder what it looks like

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Preview of player mounted combat, also for vanilla Oblivion. Hits are made by blade-collision detection. It's still pretty raw, needs some polishing, but it gives you the idea behind it.

MERP & Blade creators:
Maegfaer, our lead Scripter
Middle Earth's Bane, our lead Animator

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