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Get MERP back in development by signing our petition!

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The time is now, sign up and make things right.
Gopetition.com

We need our fans help to show Warner Bros. just how many people care for our work. Please share the links and make this happen.

Thank-you for all your support up until now.
- The MERPteam

Keep checking here for updates about how the campaign is getting along

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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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Comments  (0 - 50 of 59)
MisterAmbidextrous
MisterAmbidextrous

'Warner Brothers' "think's they're leading themselves to safety; What they'll get is a massacre."

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Sanguinius
Sanguinius

Signed and shared on facebook. Come on people only 647 signed ??? We can do much much better.

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AstralRadish
AstralRadish

Nearly 3000 now! Come on guys!

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hero_kenshin
hero_kenshin

Signed, Goodluck.
I've been watching this mod for along time and i don't want to see all the hard work you have done go to waste.

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SovereignReaper
SovereignReaper

I cannot believe this is happening, I ******* signed this ****. I will also refrain from purchasing any of their lotr games since they have all been **** anyways.

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SovereignReaper
SovereignReaper

At least warner bros lotr games anyways.

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raeldrikp
raeldrikp

wish i could commit to that... i'm a sucker for any LOTR or Star Wars crap that comes out, regardless of the bastards behind it, and the quality of the products

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jlolment
jlolment

Well, LotRO is decent, but it's free. Any of the other games I've played are terrible, and are likely to continue to be terrible.

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Nebcake
Nebcake

If we keep pushing, then we have a chance.

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gansch
gansch

Cmon, where is the cliche "You have my sword/bow/axe" lines! We cannot win this battle without them!

MERP, You have my signature.

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Extradaemon
Extradaemon

and you have my bow!

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Aramateli_dev
Aramateli_dev

and ma guitar..that is in my hand lol!

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Fagu_Aegeis
Fagu_Aegeis

and my cat!

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Daerchador
Daerchador

my.... desktop!!!

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ApornasPlanet
ApornasPlanet

signed

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Extradaemon
Extradaemon

I must admit, Tolkien would be disgusted to see much of his world, which he spent creating during the darkest moments of human history, be regarded by corporate snakes as a mere product. Its sickening.

I hope you win MERP team, for the sake of Tolkien and the clear thinking community :P

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mathinator
mathinator

signed AND making friends to sign it as well :p herp derp save merp!!!

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Extradaemon
Extradaemon

Wow, over 500 signatures in just over a day!, we are steamrolling :P

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Aramateli_dev
Aramateli_dev

philip sayce steamroller :p

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Epoch_MEB Author
Epoch_MEB

Just over half a day

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DrGordon
DrGordon

Done and done. glad to support this great mod.

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Antiscamp
Antiscamp

Signed. I will also spread the word on my modding blog. Stay strong!

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Grimjowl
Grimjowl

The ruinous powers of WB will fall muwhahahahahah!

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fydo1
fydo1

I really like the project but sometime petitions in situation like this can be a shot in your own knee. If a lot of people are interested in something, a licence-owner thinks that he really could loose money by underestimating the project and advance against it even harder.

On the other hand, they will ignore small projects in which is "noone really interested in".

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Baryonyx
Baryonyx

I don't think that's the case here as they have already made the move. This is just the reaction and its the best course of action. If the word gets out and is spread, I believe most people will support the Mod; including people who have never heard of MERP, who share the sentiment that warner bros is wrong. Get the wider modding community involved and you've already got a big support base.
warner bros is all about money, so when they see the weigh up between a non existant threat from merp that they just imagined and the real threat of people's anger then a wise organisation would change their mind fast. Only worry is does warner bros have anyone with enough brain cells.
Either way let's give them hell.

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Baryonyx
Baryonyx

By the way someone should see about ModDB giving this headline news status on the home page

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FlyingAce
FlyingAce

yeah I never heard of MERP until now heard about this on PC gamer's website and WB is so wrong

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pievanian
pievanian

I share your concerns. First thing WB will do if this goes to court is say "look at all these people that would have bought our game, if we were to make one." And seeing the power that copyright protection legislation has in the States, I'm not in any way optimistic about the success of this fight. The best thing to have done right away was de-escalate, see what "middle ground" is available while gaining support from the community, finding others that have faught, lost and learned, maybe even lobby Bethesda and other WB competitors.
Then you pop WB a new *******.
As since you've decided to go full on fight, signed.

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Nuvendil
Nuvendil

We couldn't de-escalate much as we weren't TRYING to escalate in the first place :P . The spread of MERP's name has largely been through third parties we have no control over. We have talked to people who have fought and won too, so we aren't fighting blind.

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BFG9001
BFG9001

How exactly have they won?I know your lawyer offered free legal help to a lot of Harry Potter(Also owned by WB which is a plus) fanfic cases but has she won any?

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Enpremi
Enpremi

#742

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Shirby
Shirby

Signed and gonna share it on my profile + some friends! hopefully WB gets a beating, really hard and dirty xD

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jarmenkell23
jarmenkell23

release it anyway..

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proarbiter
proarbiter

signed :D

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Aquila001
Aquila001

#813, come on guys...WB is not gonna be bothered by a number like that. Does anyone has some ideas about getting this out there? Forums maybe?

Signing this stands for more than just this mod, there must be thousands of people willing to sign!

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Scypion
Scypion

Singed hope it will help :D

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pievanian
pievanian

Do y'all have a page on Steam Workshop yet?
With everyone liking, rating, etc. I'm sure we could get MERP high enough to the top that people might start noticing.

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NCC-1701
NCC-1701

I hate it when companies do this. They can't produce anything worh buying so they are scared of anyone who can. It is really quite pathetic when a big company like WB can't compete with a small non-profit modding team and so thy attempt to shut them down.

I signed the petition and emailed it to other skyrim players that I know. Good luck, I hope you are able to continue devlopment, the mod is truly incredible.

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Exigopro
Exigopro

petitions/save-merp-from-corporate-greed.html => LOL :D

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Exigopro
Exigopro

Forums.steampowered.com Share this link please

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Gamestudios
Gamestudios

Warner bros A.K.A *************

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Lord_of_Mordor
Lord_of_Mordor

Best of luck to you, I really hope things will turn out right for this mod. It's a slap in the face of all fans of great LOTR games to stop a project like this one...

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MedicOnDuty
MedicOnDuty

At some point we broke 1000; I'm the 1151st signer. Keep the signatures rolling!

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Fagu_Aegeis
Fagu_Aegeis

Keep spreadhing the news thru ever forum you know. This mod shall not fall.

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InsanityPays
InsanityPays

Signed this first chance I got. Got in around 400

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-(TBS)-Jericho
-(TBS)-Jericho

Warner Bros.... YOU SHALL NOT PASS!!!

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Ivanator95
Ivanator95

I signed yesterday, and will spread the word where ever I can.
Good luck! (:

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UltimateGamer
UltimateGamer

Guys you wanna contact the American Civil Liberties Union for some support (ACLU)they are know to be the big critics of C&D in genera.. this might not be a big enough case to get them into it but trying wouldn't harm anybody... the worst they will say is no

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((DarthRevan))
((DarthRevan))

Its worth a try, any little bit should help

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FlyingAce
FlyingAce

signed, WB is bullshitting you guys, I'd say you guys at least continue to make your mod for private use, they can IN NO WAY stop you from that even if they say they will they cant and even if they could theres no way they would know what the hell is on your guys computers jesus

no actually keep making your mod available to the public no company can make a claim on something they dont own, they dont own your mod you do. you created it so long as your not selling it they can cry and bitch all they want but they cant "take your property" your "fanart" your "content"

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