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The 'Middle Earth Roleplaying Project' aims to recreate J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth in the Creation engine of 'Skyrim'. The player will be plunged into Middle Earth near the end of the Third Age, not long before the War of the Ring breaks out.

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

Posted by Epoch_MEB on Aug 31st, 2012

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 Online
Extradaemon Sep 1 2012, 5:05am says:

You have my Sword!

+75 votes     reply to comment
Extradaemon Online
Extradaemon Sep 2 2012, 4:52am replied:

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

+6 votes     reply to comment
Arasuum
Arasuum Sep 2 2012, 11:07am replied:

My vuvuzela will scare **** out of them

+14 votes     reply to comment
XblacksargeX
XblacksargeX Sep 2 2012, 10:39pm replied:

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.

+16 votes     reply to comment
Urdnot.Grunt
Urdnot.Grunt Sep 8 2012, 9:54am replied:

deeeaaaath!!!

+1 vote     reply to comment
HeyCiro
HeyCiro Dec 8 2012, 5:04am replied:

and my bow..

+2 votes     reply to comment
Dragosh1205
Dragosh1205 Sep 1 2012, 5:06am says:

And my AXE!

+54 votes     reply to comment
Arasuum
Arasuum Sep 1 2012, 5:38am replied:

And my vuvuzela!

+50 votes     reply to comment
Urdnot.Grunt
Urdnot.Grunt Sep 1 2012, 6:53am replied:

wheres my bow?

+26 votes     reply to comment
Extradaemon Online
Extradaemon Sep 1 2012, 9:05am replied:

Warner Bros copyrighted it.

+39 votes     reply to comment
Cerjonah
Cerjonah Sep 1 2012, 10:02am replied:

And my Musket!

+17 votes     reply to comment
do_i_ob
do_i_ob Sep 1 2012, 11:10am replied:

And my Keyboard!

+18 votes     reply to comment
magiguy101
magiguy101 Sep 1 2012, 11:36am replied:

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

+15 votes     reply to comment
kingofnee
kingofnee Sep 1 2012, 2:32pm replied:

And my finger to press the keyboard buttons!

+12 votes     reply to comment
MrScarface98
MrScarface98 Sep 1 2012, 4:16pm replied:

and my little friend!

+14 votes     reply to comment
Aramateli_dev
Aramateli_dev Sep 1 2012, 5:05pm replied:

and my... dunno lol

+8 votes     reply to comment
Anglachel
Anglachel Sep 1 2012, 5:16pm replied:

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

+6 votes     reply to comment
ElfFriend
ElfFriend Sep 1 2012, 7:21pm replied:

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:)

+4 votes     reply to comment
brodur
brodur Sep 1 2012, 10:49pm replied:

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

+4 votes     reply to comment
Urdnot.Grunt
Urdnot.Grunt Sep 2 2012, 6:35am replied:

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

+5 votes     reply to comment
AstralRadish
AstralRadish Sep 2 2012, 10:11am replied:

AND MY OSTRICH!

+10 votes     reply to comment
vykaz
vykaz Sep 2 2012, 12:50pm replied:

and my mouse!

+4 votes     reply to comment
Urdnot.Grunt
Urdnot.Grunt Sep 3 2012, 1:08am replied:

and mah guitar!

+4 votes     reply to comment
Urdnot.Grunt
Urdnot.Grunt Sep 3 2012, 9:00am replied:

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

+3 votes     reply to comment
EvilAngel
EvilAngel Sep 3 2012, 4:46pm replied:

AND MY *****!

+1 vote     reply to comment
Urdnot.Grunt
Urdnot.Grunt Sep 21 2012, 3:07pm replied:

someone should make movie of this.... xD

+1 vote     reply to comment
Daerchador
Daerchador Sep 27 2012, 9:40am replied:

and my... Face?

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

+1 vote     reply to comment
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Urdnot.Grunt
Urdnot.Grunt Feb 9 2013, 8:49pm replied:

I will headbutt warnerbros straight to DA FACE! :D

+1 vote     reply to comment
epic461
epic461 Nov 24 2012, 7:27pm replied:

And my Moddb!

+1 vote     reply to comment
Pyrotar
Pyrotar Feb 24 2013, 4:31pm replied:

And my computer!!

+1 vote     reply to comment
Hideyoshi_Raian
Hideyoshi_Raian Apr 22 2013, 12:59am replied:

And my and

+1 vote     reply to comment
SelorKiith
SelorKiith Sep 1 2012, 5:13am says:

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...

+54 votes     reply to comment
Emiya-Archer
Emiya-Archer Sep 1 2012, 5:35am replied:

Sadly this sooo hard!

+4 votes     reply to comment
Arasuum
Arasuum Sep 1 2012, 5:39am replied:

Damn true

+5 votes     reply to comment
Evarnu
Evarnu Sep 1 2012, 11:02am replied:

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!

+4 votes     reply to comment
RandomZombi3
RandomZombi3 Sep 1 2012, 5:31am says:

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. :/

+18 votes     reply to comment
Emiya-Archer
Emiya-Archer Sep 1 2012, 5:45am replied:

Sad? More like pathetic! ;/

+10 votes     reply to comment
Nuvendil
Nuvendil Sep 1 2012, 5:08pm replied:

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 :(

+6 votes     reply to comment
jarmenkell23
jarmenkell23 Sep 1 2012, 5:42am says:

**** wb

+3 votes     reply to comment
sailatlas
sailatlas Sep 1 2012, 5:43am replied:

I prefer to call them "Warner Hoes"

+11 votes     reply to comment
Lord_Gabor
Lord_Gabor Sep 1 2012, 10:07am replied:

Perhaps Whiny Bastards?

+10 votes     reply to comment
Sanguinius
Sanguinius Sep 1 2012, 5:44am buried:

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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!!!

-19 votes     reply to comment
Dark_Ventus
Dark_Ventus Sep 1 2012, 3:45pm replied:

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

+10 votes     reply to comment
Sanguinius
Sanguinius Sep 1 2012, 4:44pm buried:

(buried)

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

-23 votes     reply to comment
Nuvendil
Nuvendil Sep 1 2012, 5:12pm replied:

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.

+11 votes     reply to comment
Sanguinius
Sanguinius Sep 1 2012, 11:16pm buried:

(buried)

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

-22 votes     reply to comment
ElfFriend
ElfFriend Sep 2 2012, 3:52am replied:

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

+1 vote     reply to comment
Hideyoshi_Raian
Hideyoshi_Raian Apr 22 2013, 1:01am replied:

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

+1 vote     reply to comment
Garyn Dakari
Garyn Dakari Sep 1 2012, 5:57am says:

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 :/

+4 votes     reply to comment
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