Why Visions?
We believe that EA Games delivered a fun RTS game in BFME2 but abused the newly gained Book License. They made up units and heroes, most of them making no sense when placing them in Middle Earth.

That's were Visions comes in. The goal of this mod is to make the game more fun, more real and more appealing. We intend to make the game more faithful to the source material, and also to the realistic designs of WETA workshop in the movie. We also intend to improve the quality of art assets, removing chunky dwarves, and replacing awful re-used assets from BFME1.

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The Seperation

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Alright, we have done it. Men of the West is splitten up. Rohan gets a couple of new units and heroes.

Heroes:

Gamling
Hâma
Elfhelm

Units:

Footmen
Marksmen
Royal Guard

All of these are skinned and modelled, but we arent revealing them yet, with the exception of Gamling and Hâma, their renders are in the Gallery already.

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Also, our first succes at getting a new unit ingame, since things have changed since BFME1. Big thanks to our new staffmember, Cahik, who is a master INI coder.

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That's it for now, stay tuned for more updates in the near future, things are picking up speed.

Small Update

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I have intensively playtested The Battle for Middle-Earth 2, and came to the following conclusion. It.Is.Not.Enough. The Elven side has only 5 units...

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RequiemLux
RequiemLux

R.I.P.

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Phoenix217
Phoenix217

Dead

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Folca_the_Hunter
Folca_the_Hunter

They weren't bound by any contract to stick only to book mentioned material. Look at the goblin faction for instance. The only real hero goblins are Bolg, Azog, and Golfimbul,all are dead at the time of the War of the Ring. In almost any project, like this one, you'll find some of the director and crew's ideas. The only ones you won't really are movie titles and sports franchises. This was a passion project, meaning that they had to follow ideas from books and movies, but were allowed to add thier own stories, contents, and other such features as they please.

The only heroes that were made up that werent in either book or movie were Drogoth the Dragon Lord and Gorkil the Goblin King. All of the others were characters in the books and movies. Sharku and Lurtz of Isengard were in the movies, and Saruman and Wormtongue were in both.
Of Mordor, all of the Nazgul, the Witch King, and The Mouth of Sauron were in the movies and books(watch the extended edition of ROTK for the Mouth). Of the Elves, Celeborn, Elrond, Arwen, Legolas, and Haldir were in the movies. Thranduil and Glorfindel weren't, but were in the book. All of the men were characters of both movie and book. All three dwarf heroes were in the book, and Gimli in the movie.

A few units, like the Half-Trolls and Dwarf units were made up, but there were very few references to the dwarf army in the books, if any at all. Plenty of Thorin's company, but not much of thier soldiers. None of the elf or man units were really made up. None really of Isengard or Mordor also. They did not do as Horrible as a job as you accuse them of.

Nevertheless, this mod looks interesting.

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southers
southers

Tomat, i sent you a PM but incase u didnt see it, i want to fill the possition of Updater.

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Bjorneo
Bjorneo

'We believe that EA Games delivered a fun RTS game in BFME2 but abused the newly gained Book License. They made up units and heroes, most of them making no sense when placing them in Middle Earth. '

just wondering, but what did they do??

anyways, the gallery looks great; and splitting men of west is a good idea, as long as you execute it well so they are two very individual factions... i mean, changing stuff so they don't both just use farms. rohan use farms, and gondor use blacksmithery/markets? and make it so rohan have better cavalry, gondor better soldiers, and equil on archers? (rohan having, i dunno, dunedain?, and gondor having the rangers)

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Hungry
Hungry

YESSS!! :)
This is precisly the thing i hate about BFME II.
It would be sooo great if gondor and rohan will be splitten.
That thing about making a Harad faction is cool too.
MORE FACTIONS IS SOOO FUN :) !!!

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Morsey
Morsey

Why not add Rhun? =)

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supermatias
supermatias

just wondering, but what did they do??


Well, Dwarven axethrowers, Drogoth and Gorkil are some good examples.

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imperialguard
imperialguard

well since you put it that way you are the BEST! I do not know what ea was thinking but making rohan and gondor one faction was dumb. so I hope to download this mod in the future and keep up the goodwork!

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Tomat Creator
Tomat

Rohan and Gondor will be splitten up. And to make evil and good balanced then we will add evil men faction witch will be mainly harad so it will be named harad.

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