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RSS Lothlórien in Edain 4.5

Have a look at the revised models of Lothlórien in the Edain Mod 4.5.

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Greetings, companions of Edain!


First of all, we want to thank you for appearing in such great numbers at our livestream and for making it such a pleasant and interesting experience. To everybody who missed the stream: Don't worry, we uploaded it on Youtube so that you can watch it any time. We are already looking forward to the release of 4.5.

Before that happens, we want to share some more new content with you. After lots of gameplay changes, we are happy to show you several visual overhauls again! In the upcoming version, many elements of Lothlorien were improved.

Celeborn
So far Celeborn still used a reskinned version of the EA model, which meant a rework was very much necessary. Now he got a new model as well as a new skin and is not as chiseled as before. The new Celeborn wears his white robe and grey cloak as seen in the movie. And his hair has a silverblonde colour now, based on his appearance in the book.
Particular important was the overhaul of the improved armor that his wife Galadriel bestows upon him with the Gifts of Lorien. This used to be a simple Reskin that was barely visible ingame. With the new model, a clear difference is now apparent and the armor fits his majestic appearance.

Celeborn Vorlage

Galadhrim
While we were rather happy with the current model of the Galadhrim, there was still some room for improvements. The skin was somewhat outdated and in need of an upgrade. While doing that, we also gave the sword of the Galadhrim a finer and more detailed appearance.

GaladhrimRender Vorlage

Of course, in the same breath we also reworked Haldir's Galadhrim, which you'll find in Rohan's Spellbook.

HaldirsGaladhrimRender Engl

Haldir, Rúmil and Orophin
After overhauling the Galadhrim, it made sense to give Lothlóriens chief marchwardens some love, too. We were already satisfied with Haldir, but created a new model for his sword and sheath based on the movies.

HaldirRender Vorlage

The Borderguards that can be summoned with Haldir's final ability have also received a new design.

GrenzwachenRender Engl

Previously Rúmil and Orophin used the same model and the same skin. To differentiate their personalities a bit, they now have different faces ingame. We also adjusted their armored versions to the new Galadhrim model. Nonetheless, to still allow for a distinction from those, they use a green coat instead of a blue one.

RumilOrophinRender Vorlage

Buildings of Lothlórien
Not only have the units and heroes been improved, the buildings of Lothlórien will shine in a new light in 4.5, too!

  • Lanterns: To better show the lighting of the movies, we highlighted the lanterns of Lórien and gave them the iconic blue shimmer.
  • Platforms: The design of the platforms was standardized for the upcoming version. Large, round platforms now use the blue wood, while other platforms use the same wood as the bridges.
  • Borderguard Quarters: Previously, the Borderguard Quarters was looking very similar to the Galadhrim Quarters due to its design. This could cause confusion ingame, which is why the Borderguard Quarters uses a different house now. This makes the distinction between those two much easier.
  • Mirror of Galadriel: Upon unlocking the new ultimate defensive spell "Mirror's Knowledge", a Mirror of Galadriel will spawn in the fortress.
  • Border Fortress: We have given the Border fortress on outposts a new design that now separates it more from the camp and castle citadel. In addition, the defensive archers have now been more consistently integrated. Four Borderguard Archers now appear on the platform when the Borderguard Wing is erected, while after building the Galadhrim Wing, an additional Galadhrim will defend the fortress.

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We hope you liked this update and are looking forward to your feedback as always!

Your Edain Team

Comments
Fredius
Fredius

My only complaint would be that Haldir's huge hands are still visible on the model. For the rest the update looks lovely!

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RadagastTheMusical Author
RadagastTheMusical

The never-ending story of Haldir's hands. During the last revision the hands were reduced by about 10%. With the new model they have now been reduced by another 10%. The funny thing is that they are not bigger than the other hands when modelling. But on the pictures they always look huge.

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Fredius
Fredius

I will take a look at it after the release, it should be just a matter of scaling down some vertices.

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dgsgomes
dgsgomes

Looks awesome, as everything else. Can you imagine Edain after the release of Misty Mountains and possibly 2 other factions, like "Evil Men" (Harad, Rhun and Umbar) and Arnor (as a completely independent faction)? DAMN!

Anyway, do you have a forecast for the release of 4.5?

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ElendilsCousin Creator
ElendilsCousin

When it's done.

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Paroubek
Paroubek

galadriel mirror heals in vicinity or is only cosmetic visual?
great update btw!

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ElendilsCousin Creator
ElendilsCousin

Purely cosmetic, apart from the effects of the spell that unlocks it.

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Lord_of_Morgul
Lord_of_Morgul

I can only say thank you for this update of models. In some previous comments I suggested some visual improvement and it's great to see what is being done. The only thing I could ask for Lothlorien is an improvement in the bow of the elves.

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Eärendil_Ardamírë
Eärendil_Ardamírë

Looking all really nice!

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Rambo987
Rambo987

Excellent work as usual, if only SAGE wasn't so flawed.

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DieWalküre
DieWalküre

Here is an iconic, made finally visible, tie to the relative Mirror spell! Another relic from the past BFME era that gets to be reused in the best of the ways.

Brilliant refinement, as always.

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titanbevel
titanbevel

always love what you do, and the very lore centered inspiration you take for updates, visual and gameplay alike.

(Also glad to see dev diaries more frequent, so hopefully update rather sooner than later, even though I know the update will be released when it is ready, and I am glad you're taking the time to do a polished update)

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Canis-carcharothias
Canis-carcharothias

Celeborn really needed that upgrade!

Still following every update you make and looking forward for more news! :)

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joelockard
joelockard

Nice. They look better than before!

Since they're getting a visual overhaul, don't you guys think it's time to do the same for Gondor's units (and the Haradrim and Easterlings as well)? The Gondor infantry and Tower Guards look outdated and blocky when standing next to more updated models like Rohan's or Dale's. Just a suggestion though :)

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aledominio
aledominio

speriamo in un rilascio più rapido, provo ogni giorno ad aggiornare il gioco "-"

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TiberiusOgden
TiberiusOgden

I always thought that Edain is strong in small nice things, this is wonderful example.
Btw great to see RadagastTheMusical back! :o)

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MoagimTheHorned
MoagimTheHorned

So beautiful!! Almost gonna be a shame to burn it to cinders..

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007hasan
007hasan

Please solve this problem in 4.5!
I select the archers collectively and press x. But no upgrade. I have to select each soldier one by one and press x.The same problem is happening in the catapult launch feature as well. I have to choose one by one. Please correct this problem in 4.5. Or get an update, please. There is also the same problem, upgrading the features of other military units. I select and click the properties of the soldiers. But he wasn't impressed. Only one unit is affected. I tried this on a few different computers and saw this problem. Only for the imladris . Everything else is very nice. In short, soldiers are archers, horses or swordsmen. Helmets, arrows or armor upgrades are not by collective selection. I have to select each unit individually.For example, if there are 10 archer units. I have to choose each one individually.There is no such problem in other races. There are only imladris. Thanks in advance.

Or is there a simple way to fix this problem?

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Haldir7
Haldir7

Hi edain mod creators, actually i use lothlorien every times, and later of 10 or 20 games, with friends, pvp online, and skirmish, y have to tell yours, what its very awesome your work, and all of the edain mod. I love the fortress, the units, and obviously the Heros, but. I miss the Heal of lothlorien, i know what, "the blessed tree" It's invulnerable , and intargetable, but in the vs against for example, IMladris, or mordor, a lot of time i want to use heal, and its very difficultt for lothlorien to survive if it wasn't had the ability, i know what lorien actually its balanced, but if you want my advice, lothlorien late or early need this spell. It's only my advice and my opinion. Greetings Haldir!

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