The Wars of Arda is a (very) large expansion mod for the EA Games title "The Lord of the Rings: The Rise of the Witchking". We will first be heavily reworking the existing factions (adding Rohan and Harad and merging the Goblins into Isengard) and implementing a "minifaction" system where you begin a skirmish map with a "Core Faction" which contains a variety of units and heroes, and you purchase "Mini Factions" as the match prgresses, giving you access to new units and heroes. The Mod will also be implementing several "Eras" into the mod. This will NOT be an Empire Earth style system where you upgrade from one era to another, but a system where each era is a seperate set of skirmish factions and campaign missions (however all factions will be able to play against each other). The eras of the mod will be as follows. The War of the Jewels The Last Alliance The Rise of the Witchking The Wainriders Invasion The Quest of Erebor The War of the...
Skins from EHL, as well as our new skinner san92, and a preview of what is to come in later ages of the mod...
Posted by ithilienranger732 on May 2nd, 2009
Finally, I have the time to post the updates that the mod team has issued over the course of the past two weeks. We have quite a bit, as a new skinner joined the team and Mordred saw fit to grace us with the list of the maps that have already been confirmed in the mod. Although EHL will be gone for awhile, he plans to release more updates on the *secret age* when he gets back, so stay tuned to this mod! To help out, I've done some grammatical corrections to my colleagues' posts. =D
Starting with Mordred's massive map list...
I thought I'd get in on the update fun and post a little treat, in the form of our current list of maps (on the grounds that ive spent several hours going through every one of the 127 maps from BFME1, BFME2, ROTWK and WoA originals/contributions to do camera angles, farm templates, AI players, camera switch scripts, fog removal etc).
And more may well turn up before the next release.
Amon Sul Fortress
Assault On Carn Dum
Fall Back 4p
Fall Back 8p
Fords Of Isen Ii
Gap Of Rohan
Gap Of Rohan
Halls Of The Elvenking
Halls Of Thorin
Lake Of The Westfold
Manor Of The Eorl
Minas Tirith Extended Edition
Mirror Of Fire
Mouths Of Entwash
Paths Of The Dead
Here's the update from san92
Hey, hi everyone here's my updates for this week... Lurtz and Eomer skins, hope you like it
And, the final update...
There have been sooo many updates in the last couple of days and this must be some kind of WoA record, wow. However, I am going into the West ( literally) for 7 to 8 weeks, and hence my updates will most likely be ceasing for that time. At one point, I did want to have updates even when I was on the other side of the world, but I ran out of time. I going to a small tropical island in the middle of the ocean, as I long for the sea and the forests, and must take this break as I am much diminished. Hopefully, things wil carry on nearly as fast as Mordred is doing a TON of work behind the scenes, but I will still be able to keep an eye on the forums.
Therefore, even though I was going to continue the preview of Harad Faction, Of the new serpent guards, Suladan and Saleme, I wait until I get back as a couple of things need updating. Hence, I wanted to show a glimpse of the future and what is installed, not to fair away.
So here we go:
Beyond the Girdle
In defence of the Hidden Realm
I have created literally hundreds and thousands of conceptual images for the mod. Now, to even start to scan and upload them, I would need some time, so I just show off one character I did: Anaire, High Queen of the Noldor in Valinor (wife of Fingolfin). Also to let you know, I have designed and painted numerous images for Morgoth and he has the most work put into his armoured form ( 10- 20 a3 pages of stuff at least), but you have to wait for that, he is also fighting various characters, and there's also some of his minors.
Heres Anaire (3 of possibly as many as 10,000 images!!!!!!, wow)
Further are there any requests for any characetrs that have little or no images as I may have done them, yes I am aware that Turin was very popular but theres an image for him so that defeats the objective of this.
That's all for this update... so my work (for now) is done.
IRS, *gloriously returned* Secretary of Foreign Affairs