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An announcement about the future of the Ridder Clan Mod.

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Hello fellow followers, friends, acquaintances, distant relatives, trolls and haters,

I thought it's about time I post something here, I have been banging my head for a long time about this and finally put my hands on it and start writing. Be prepared as this might get long and emotional (at least for me it surely be so). If you are not interested I guess you can skip to the bottom of the page, otherwise take this journey with me.

The mod is somewhat renowned for it's longevity (at least that's how I precept it) being around for I think now 9 years, that seems like A LOT. I joined relatively early and worked on a faction for about 4 years, where I revamped each units every time I came with something new. That seems like a lot of time wasted, and it really was, and I just going in circles and at the end I realized... I wasted my time doing nothing and now I feel I can't go back because there is nothing to go back for, years have past and that's that. Then the inevitably bug in the V2.00 happen and that made us pause modding for 4 years. There have been years where we haven't actually been active, we were just there.. but still people would come here daily, and we might post once in a while somewhat of a "progress". Yeah, now looking back to it it was a very lame excuse to get people watching our page. In honesty since the v.20 release which contained much content brought by CTLN (difficult guy but I guess now I must admit he did more to the mod than I and I guess that is one of the reasons the mod got "famous") we did nothing, that is actually the last release CTLN contributed and the last release RG had time to do stuff. So since then... we will continually ling to ourselves, we still mod, let's mod, we going to recode everything. Then the wonder happened last year, the v3.00 release, which finally had my cool High-Elves. Much hype, shit release cause the mod contained nothing from what we showed except from elves and all other factions scrapped, cause yeah the mod was recoded. And since last year's winter... people stopped coming, yup... I think they got feed up with the long time waiting for things are incomplete. Totally justified, I would be mad at myself also.

But yeah, we were so glad it was just me and RG. But it was not, because nobody actually worked on the mod... time was few and motivation really dropped and at one point RG said there is no point in doing anything for the mod, he totally lost motivation. I'm standing on the brink. Fans are gone, if you probably read this, thank you, thank you for your patience and commitment and sorry for us being us. If no fans are here what's the point of modding anymore? The game is old and so is the community. So the solution was to do what so many other mods did, cancel it! Fairly easy right? It's not like anybody would cry for this? The fans are gone.

But... I can't, I won't. If there is nobody there I'll just do it because if I'll just leave this, some part of me will feel incomplete. I feel if I'll just leave this here and now all those 9 years of modding were for nothing.
RG just went super busy and has none to -10 time for... anything? So more or less, I'm alone. But rejoice! I learned some coding! And I added stuff to the mod myself! (much self accomplishment) But guess what! I... ran out of time, my life went busy also! So I stopped modding also. But these things just happen, right? We've been doing this kind of stuff for years. So for the sake of tradition, let's keep it.

I wanted to do some fancy stuff, stuff that haven't really been done before by any mod. But "age finally caught up with me" and haven't had time for anything... But I have done things, things and I'm proud and I refuse to let them rot in my folders. Ohh did I mention my laptop broke? Don't worry all the files are secured because since this happened to me before I got precautions. So I just saved whatever I could, slapped some cool stuff, added the logo and voila!

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In conclusion I will continue the mod but at the moment is on hold. I try to get help from anybody I can on this journey. I know there are bold words but I'm hoping we will see a new release this spring (most likely in April since it's the month we released the last 2 patches and v3.00 version). The next release will be about Wood Elves, of course, but I have plans beyond that. (Hint: maybe get back the old factions up to date in the latest release, eh?) Thank you again and stay cool.

To quote a very famous modder from Revora:
'Old modders never die, they just fade away' Hostile


But tradition is tradition and I will show you the ENTIRE planned rooster for the Wood Elves. Yeah they are real and they are pretty much done. Some of them you already seen in previous updates. And a bonus!

HEROES

Thranduil - Tauriel - Legolas


Haldir - Galadriel

MIRKWOOD UNITS


Mirkwood Light Units - Mirkwood Medium Units - Mirkwood Heavy Units


LOTHLORIEN UNITS


Galadhrim Marchwardens - Helms Deep Veterans/Lothlorien Guards

SPECIAL UNITS

Mirkwood Lieutenant - Mirkwood Palace Gaurds

BONUS


Mirkwood Gate


I hope you enjoy this sneak peak into the Wood Elves and we will see you again .. in February?
I will not be dead but I will take a pause from modding, so until then.. enjoy? I will post some other screens maybe when I fix my laptop.

Valaquenta10/NewErr

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Glorfindel23
Glorfindel23

Good!

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NewErr Author
NewErr

I accidentally downvoted this. Sorry!

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Glorfindel23
Glorfindel23

No problem!

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Alfarabius
Alfarabius

spectacular. very good. Shields are broken. lance the parts. You cut swords. The return of the legendary Today

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NewErr Author
NewErr

Hehe, return...

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Araval
Araval

Well done units!

I mod for a different game and have also few time but I just keep going to make a game I could eventually play and enjoy. :)

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NewErr Author
NewErr

Isn't that the real truth and purpose? Hopefully we will all come at that moment.

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evlara
evlara

Glad to hear an update! Good luck, and I'll be here!

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NewErr Author
NewErr

Thank you, I'll be back, I promise.

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Ridder-Geel
Ridder-Geel

Very nicely written man! :)

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aranart
aranart

'Old modders never die, they just fade away'

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OldFashioned
OldFashioned

Well... I'm still here, and I wasn't really thinking of leaving, soo...
Looking forward to what you have in store!

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NewErr Author
NewErr

Hehe, thank you for being here then!

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ApornasPlanet
ApornasPlanet

Keep it up!

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SauronLordofTheEarth
SauronLordofTheEarth

This is one of my favorite mods and I cant wait to see what you have in store.

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Natsoi
Natsoi

To be honest, the reason people don't come anymore might be because, well, the mod has nothing to compete on, compared to colossi lile Edain Mod. Feelings and hopes and dreams are all fair and good, but sometimes better to look the facts : why would anyone play this when there is Edain or RJ-ROTWK ? Unless you equal or top them off, the downfall will never stop.

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NewErr Author
NewErr

Nothing to compete on? That's the real point? You just play the "better" one? Top them in terms of what? Anything? Bold words.

I will assume you didn't read much of the above post but the mod did fairly well even with the migthy Edain and RJ. Bu then it stopped.

Maybe the mod is not destined to be played by all types of players. Maybe just those left.

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Ridder-Geel
Ridder-Geel

We don't see it as a competition, and all I have ever made in this mod was because i wanted to make it.
The reason people don't come anymore is because the game is old and outdated, it's even causing problems on windows 10 for some people. And furthermore modding the game is a freaking pain for me, there are so many limitations.

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Fredius
Fredius

I will play it, and I'm not just a fan but also a betatester of Edain, so how about you look at the facts this time eh :P?

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Joragon
Joragon

I think there are a lot people like me who are not posting so much feedback but are interested in every stuff you show from your good work.
(And I think it's not so easy to give different feedback, it's just nearly all great, so some guys post "it's good work" so I don't have to add anything ^^)

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