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Hobbits with hairy feet, goblin heads, the tower of Amon Sul and many more, in this mid-September's update!

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Hello there fellow Merpians! It's been a little over a month since we last showed you any progress, i know. But the team is working really hard in order to finish as many things as possible for the upcoming Beta. We must also all thank Aoikani for his hard and time-consuming work on a clean and error free 2.5 version of MERP.

So, what do we have for you this time? Let's see!

Exteriors

Not so many things to show you from this section this time. But Panos is still working on detailing Nenuial and Arthedain and what he has created so far is really amazing!

A nice little stream

Little stream
Little stream

Isn't it beautiful? Now let's take a look at some Rangers! You'll be able to find them in camps scattered in the North or in caves on high hills where they can have a good look of the area. Here are 2 examples:

Rangers in a cave

Rangers in a cave


Rangers' camp in the woods

Rangers in a cave

Visual Development

I think you'll really like what i'm about to show you, now. As you have seen, Oblivion's orcs are not exactly what Tolkien had in mind. Or Peter Jackson and all of you anyway... And i'm sure you agree. So here it is! A brand new goblin(goblin, not orc) head made by Justb! Many different heads will follow, so yeah you'll meet many of these beauties! What do you think?

Goblin head

Goblin head

Now let's take a look at something Justb(this guy...) has worked on for the past few days. The Hall of Fire! The Hall of Fire was a communal hall in Rivendell where a fire in a hearth burnt all year round. People used to go there for sitting and thinking. But at times, elves gathered in the Hall and shared stories and songs.

The Hall of Fire

Scenary

Thanks to Justb(again), i'm presenting you, now, our first hobbit in hobbit clothes and, also... with hairy feet! Meet Proudfeet!


And last but not least, Amon Sul! Mor has created an amazing and very detailed model of the tower of Amon Sul on Weathertop! I don't have to tell you what the view from up there will be like.

Amon Sul

Scenary

So beautiful! Isn't it? That's it with the visual development. Now. let's listen to some music!

Music

We have a new member in this department, Ole Jason! He has worked on several pieces, so far. Here are a couple of them, which i'm sure you'll love!

Forochel - Battle

You'll listen to this one when you are engaged in combat in Forochel. I liked it so much, I had to listen to it 3 times!


Town - Walkaround
You'll listen to this one when you are walking in a town. We haven't decided yet in which ones but probably in Archet, Combe, Bree etc.


Abbottaerospace created a lot of great Rohan themes this past month. But for this update i'll give you this fine piece, which you'll listen to when you are in Edoras. Abbott has successfully captured the Rohan atmosphere, don't you think?

Rohan - Edoras - Walkaround


We move on to the last song of this update, created by Curtis! It's one of the seriously scary stuff. Great work from Curtis! It's a song you'll listen to when you are around or inside Barad-Dur! If you ever manage to get inside that is...
Mordor - Barad Dur - Walkaround


As always don't forget to visit our YouTube Channel and our Dev forums if you want to contact us.
If you want to apply to the MERP team, post an application HERE. Any ideas and suggestions are always welcome. That's all for this news update! I hope you liked it! We thank you for your support!

~MERP team~

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Sanguinius
Sanguinius

Awww the Hobbit is so cute with his hairy feet.

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Rampsquatch
Rampsquatch

I can't see how an angry midget with hairy feet is cute, but then again put him in leprechaun clothes and give him a stein of mead.....

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the_playa
the_playa

pervert >]

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.sverek
.sverek

wow, you guys are pure win. It never came to my mind mixing Lord Of the Rings with Oblivion.

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Archimedes2000
Archimedes2000

If only more wonderful universes such as Middle Earth came to be realized in such a way! I just realized that role playing games are the only games i really like, lol. The Live Action film's game adaptations were great, but cannot compare to the potential in this project!

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-Dusk-
-Dusk-

Goblin is awesomeness!

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Nebcake
Nebcake

The exterior detailing looks beautiful.

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BluePotato
BluePotato

all I have to say is: really good update! :-)

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Captain_Iglo Author
Captain_Iglo

Hey thanks! :)

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Ekonk
Ekonk

That is some sweet music. Especially the fight and Mordor music. Really quality work chaps, looking forward to this one.

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guiaranha
guiaranha

allright! great update, people! Keep doing it and I'll keep loving it!

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MC_Fred
MC_Fred

the goblin face is really great. maybe some more wrinkles and some dark cicatrices... perfect :)

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HounderKnight
HounderKnight

As usual, simply superb work, guys.

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LOTRuler
LOTRuler

great, great work, I love the music!

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antigravitycat
antigravitycat

Great stuff! One thing though on the goblin head, on the left screen it looks like the eyeball is clipping through the flesh.

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Captain_Iglo Author
Captain_Iglo

This is fixed now ;)

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antigravitycat
antigravitycat

Good thing, lol. :) Keep it up!

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