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Special shoutout to Arachir and the Divide and Conquer team for allowing us to use their tools, models and more. I would also like to point out how much of a help the Call of Warhammer: Beginning of The End Times mod team has been to us. Hats off to both parties for their great sportsmanship and contributions to the modding community

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First of all, we thank all of you who follow us and play our mod, we hope it will live on for a long time! We always try to bring something new with each update and this is what we were working on so far!

I will present you these changes with the help of the lovely faction icons made by WK.

More specific stat changes you can read in this changelog.


Patch 0.96.1

Third Age Reforged 0.96.1 Hotfix READ THE GUIDE




Realm of Angmar

Gundabad emblem


- Barrow Wights:
They have been changed and become a much bigger threat than before. More suited for siege warfare and attrition battles. Very fragile to cavarly charges.

- New reskins: Orc band, Snaga band, BlackWatch Legion, Guardians of Carn Dum, Gundabad Guard, Witch-Realm Hammerguard, Witch-Realm Pikes and Scourge Raiders. Angmar Marauders, Angmar Halberds and Snaga Stalkers.

- Witch-king for Witch-Realm Inquisitors.

Misty Mountains

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- Cave trolls:
They have a proper model which comes right from bfme2 game! Boromir will be proud!

- Cave trolls Drummers:
Work exactly the same as Mordor's cousins, but more fitting for misty mountains armies along with the new Cave troll model.

- New reskins for Black Uruks of the mountains, Bolg's champions and Cave trolls.

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Arthedain

Arthedain emblem


- Hobbit slingers:
Nothing to say about the best snipers in Middle Earth. Their rocks never miss their targets, specially when it's an orcish head.

Isengard

Isengard emblem


- Isengard ballista is exclusive to Isengard and have better stats and effects than others ballistas. It's crew members are also pretty resilient to archers.

- New reskins: Snaga javelins, Uru-Hai raiders, Uruk-Hai archers, Uruk-hai pikes Uruk-hai crossbows, and Uruk-hai infantry.

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Khand

Khand emblem


- Warchief's retainers:
Extremelly tough bodyguards of the Khandish hordes. Not only can they fight toe to toe with other factions elites, they also possess an area buffer for morale.

- New general

Imladris

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- Gwaith-i-Rochdor are now a proper knight type unit! Very heavily armoured knights with a great charge and melee stats.

- Imladris Riders and Noretirno Cavalry armor upgrade.

Mordor

Mordor emblem


- New reskins for Mounted Numenorean Shieldguard, Numenorean Shieldguard and Olog Hai and Troll officers.

- Armor upgrades for Temple executioners and Temple Inquisitors.

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Gondor

Gondor emblem


- Reskins for Wardens of the White Tower, Wardens of Minas Ithil and Axemen of Lossarnach.

- Armor upgrade skin for Axemen of Lossarnach .

Umbar

umbar


- New reskins for Harbingers of Castamir, Castamir Legion and corsair units.

Lothlorien

Lothlorien emblem


- New reskin for Galadhrim Pikes.

Harad

harad


- Hasharii stalkers. (they are all whamen now!)

- Serpent greatsword officer for muhad units.

Khazadum

Khazad emblem


- Khazadum Warriors armor upgrade.

Dale

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- New reskin for Dragonslayers.

Animations

- Necessary skeletal changes applied for the new troll overhaul (Olog-hai and Cave trolls).
- Improved skeleton and weighting for troll drummers.
- Troll drummers and Olog hai now have a improved animation distance. No more slow weird walking.
- Halberds range is reduced, they no longer have the reach of a pike unit.
- Zombie animations for barrow wights, thanks to BOTET team.

UI

- New front page.
- New factions' icons by WK.
- All UI cards for units by TheCoweringComa.

Descriptions

- Cleaning, Naming of the units and stats presentation in unit's short description by Stefan.

Our beloved Jmonster on Faction Balance

I think one of the biggest challenges balancing Third Age: Reforged has been walking the fine line between lore and gameplay and by extension managing the expectations of both the mod team and the players which are finely wound up in these two. Let me explain: I make sure to watch every Reforged video I can. I sift through YouTube comments, read feedback on the discord, engage with players about a pretty broad spectrum of topics etc and a couple things that really stood out to me early on were that A.) people are really passionate about the mod, and B.) everybody (and I mean everybody!) has a different idea of what a given race, or faction should look like in terms of overall aesthetic and of course gameplay. When I first started helping out with the mod I was one of about 5 people working on factions. The developers had a fairly clear idea of how they wanted a given race to play and that was the direction we went in. As more races and factions steadily became available to the testing crew we started to see glimpses of how those players envisioned how they should play, which we would take into account (and still do) and measure this feedback against the lead developers wishes when considering further changes that brought us farther and farther away from the prototype stats we began with at square one. Finally, as more promotional material like battle replays came out we started to hear voices from the community at large who didn't yet have access to the new stats giving us their take on the state of the mod. Thus, from this three fold cacophony of voices and opinions patch .95 was synthesized. We're now on patch .96.1 and the mod has already come a long way from the great strides made in .95, but the juggling act between how players and designers think the mod should play is still quite the challenge. Many people want their favorite factions from the source material to be, in their mind, suitably represented in Third Age: Reforged and are very vocal about telling us what is the best direction to take a given race or faction. Obviously the end goal is to make a game that people want to play, but since I've largely taken over responsibility for balancing all 21 factions as a whole, there are also my own personal intuitions on top of the wishes of the dev team to take into account. For this reason I try to engage with the community and be as transparent about my decisions so that the community, even if they don't agree, can at least see the logic behind why things are as they are.

In short, the team wants to make a fun, balanced game but our ideas of what constitutes the former doesn't always line up with that of the community or even the testers. So there's an inherent conflict that's present in most balancing decisions that gets made and the ultimate outcome is usually that someone, somewhere is a little bit let down by the direction that's decided upon.

Which is okay.

I think it's a natural consequence of working with an IP as large, beloved and well known as Tolkien's Middle Earth. While the road toward 1.0 has been long and sometimes frustrating, finding a way to strike that balance between gameplay and lore has been very rewarding for the team and the community and together we've made (in my obviously unbiased opinion) the best Lord of the Rings strategy multiplayer experience that you'll find anywhere.

Looking for campaign modders

Looking for campaign modders

News 11 comments

Reforged developer team is looking for campaign modders.

FaQ

FaQ

News 6 comments

Some of the more frequently asked questions regarding installation problems etc.

Announcement: 0.95 Patch Release!

Announcement: 0.95 Patch Release!

News

Reforged Patch 0.95 Release Announcement & Changelog.

We need your help!

We need your help!

News 6 comments

Current updates for Reforged and news regarding Mod Awards!

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Third Age Reforged 0.96.1 Hotfix READ THE GUIDE

Third Age Reforged 0.96.1 Hotfix READ THE GUIDE

Patch 24 comments

This patch contains various balance changes and improvements related to the whole gameplay of reforged and it's factions. Several changes were made to...

Third Age: Reforged 0.95 (Standalone)

Third Age: Reforged 0.95 (Standalone)

Full Version 97 comments

Here is the new 0.95 Standalone Patch, just extract it to your desktop, and CHECK THE INSTALLATION GUIDE BELOW! (the installation guide is short simple...

Third Age: Reforged 0.91 (VOID)

Third Age: Reforged 0.91 (VOID)

Demo 23 comments

THIS PATCH IS NOW VOID! DOWNLOAD PATCH 0.95 to be compatible with the community when you play Reforged.

Third Age: Reforged 0.9 p2 (VOID)

Third Age: Reforged 0.9 p2 (VOID)

Demo 26 comments

(Part 2 of 2) All Previous patches included. INSTALLATION GUIDE BELOW!

Third Age: Reforged 0.9 p1 (VOID)

Third Age: Reforged 0.9 p1 (VOID)

Demo 20 comments

(Part 1 of 2) All Previous patches included. INSTALLATION GUIDE BELOW!

Third Age Reforged 0.86 (Patch) (VOID)

Third Age Reforged 0.86 (Patch) (VOID)

Demo 68 comments

Mostly quick stat changes and performances updates that will get rid of most of the crashes and instability.

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Tattertottrot15
Tattertottrot15

Thank you for responding to my comments. Sorry for being a spammer:(

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Tattertottrot15
Tattertottrot15

So what's going on with our request? Are the devs taking it into consideration or not? If so. Then why did they take the request and you responsing towards it?

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nagato6969
nagato6969

Currently we have others work in progress and if i see where i can put them i will do so. By the way instead of spamming this chat where we look 1 time per day, maybe it would be wiser to spam us on our Discord it's much better and faster since we are online for 24/24 7/7 almost!
You are welcome.

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nagato6969
nagato6969

I dunno, maybe because i am a lead dev?

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Tattertottrot15
Tattertottrot15

Nagato6969, I saw yesterday that you response to a request to bring back the old models for the dragons wrath guildsmen and the request itself is longer here in the comments.

Me and my fellows would like to know why this is the cause, is because our request has been denied? Or is it something else entirely?

Please let us know why is has happened, and if our request is still being taken into consideration or not.

Thanks for hearing us out.

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nagato6969
nagato6969

Hi

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sadpanda101
sadpanda101

I am super new to Reforged, and upon downloading both the standalone and the patch and playing my first game, as i tried to select a unit card, (i think it was the mercernary foot unit for Khazad Dhum) the game instantly crashed. It was ashame cause I was close to winning :). Anyway, is there anything i can do to help prevent this? Would lowering the graphics help because it was only 2 players (myself included)?

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nagato6969
nagato6969

Lower graphics would help to prevent lag mostly but in 1v1 it shouldn't à big deal. I doubt you crashed because you clicked on a unit card. It's something else most likely. Join our Discord for a better response time and mostly for support providing, since you can send us your system.log file for easier understanding of your issues with the mod.

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kurt23
kurt23

wann kann mann den singelplayer modus starten also kampangne

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nagato6969
nagato6969

Du Muss bis der neues Patch warten

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Great work so far even if its not finished. The units look awesome and I can finally get my actual dunedain troops instead of just the "half dunedain troops". Anyway great mod for multiplayer, keep up the good work! :D

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