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The next version is releasing soon, with it will come the next chapter of the Age of the Ring campaign - The Two Towers. However, we've also looked at improving some of the Fellowship of the Ring missions for this release. There are some (minor) gameplay changes, but this article will only cover the revamped visuals.

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The next version is releasing soon, with it will come the next chapter of the Age of the Ring campaign - The Two Towers. However, we've also looked at improving some of the Fellowship of the Ring missions for this release, because it's likely that many people will be playing through these once again.

There are some (minor) gameplay changes, but this article will only cover the revamped visuals.


Shadow of the Past


Several new mechanics have been added to the first section of this mission, intended to make the experience scarier and harder. The main visual change you'll notice is the fact that the patrolling Ringwraiths are now mounted atop their steeds!

Mission01



Fords of the Bruinen


The Weathertop environment has been extensively reworked to be more

pathable and accurate to what we see in the film.


Mission02



Council of Elrond


Gollum's Cave has been redecorated to look more like what we saw in the films.


Mission05



Howls on the Redhorn


Ost-in-Edhil has been completely remade using a new set of ruin props that have been

developed for new maps coming in 7.0 and beyond!


Mission03


Mission04



A Journey in the Dark


It's been a few years now, so we can spoil this: if you go the right way in Moria and find the library, you can trigger a special segment where you play as Balin defending Moria from goblin attacks. One of the areas in which this takes place has been completely revamped to be more spacious, so the gameplay would flow better.

Mission06


Mission07



The Golden Wood


As we've been working on revamping Lothlórien for a later release, more and more assets began to trickle out. Some of these have made it into 7.0, and onto the Lothlórien campaign map!

Mission08


Mission09



The Breaking of the Fellowship


The way we depicted Amon Hen in this mission was never fully satisfactory to our standards. It looked good, but it didn't look enough like the film. We've attempted to rectify this for 7.0, using new terrain assets and tree models. The result is atmospheric and emotional, perfect for this mission!

AmonHen01


AmonHen02


AmonHen03



That's for this article. There are more changes made to the FotR missions, but those we won't show as they are somewhat of a spoiler for the missions coming next release.

On that note, we are expecting version 7.0 to go gold in a matter of days. After this, final testing of the installer will happen, and release should be soon after. No promises, as always, but we're close.

Take care,

The Age of the Ring Team


Comments
Eärendil_Ardamírë
Eärendil_Ardamírë

Looking all nice, good work!

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LookingFor
LookingFor

This mod is getting beautifuler and beautifuler. One could even call it the beautifulerest.

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ulfricstormcloak148
ulfricstormcloak148

Nice, good work lads!!

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klem
klem

Now I have two reasons to play the campaign again after I lost my backup files

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Guest
Guest

The best campaign I have ever known, thanks for your work and effort

Do not give up please continue, continue this campaign will be unforgettable.
I want the launch to come

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vikingman369
vikingman369

harder? HARDER?!?!?

"Shadow of the Past" was already impossible as it was, and now it's going to be even MORE impossible? i love this mod, but still, that mission is unwinnable

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MathijsRevora Author
MathijsRevora

It's most definitely not unwinnable!

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woodyjr
woodyjr

Im just wanting to continue my alternative story with Boromir still alive and kicking, :)

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woodyjr
woodyjr

Saying that I hope there's a similar twist for maybe Prince Theodred so he never dies ,was a wasted character in the movies.

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Emperors_Fist
Emperors_Fist

An Evil campaign would be nice too, at some point (and in spirit of BfME)

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DúnedainRanger
DúnedainRanger

That won't be coming from us I'm afraid.

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Glorfindel23
Glorfindel23

The Amon Hen map is really impressive. I really like how the tree create the immersion.
I also like the other changes, very good update!

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Chewmass
Chewmass

Ah, she's a beauty!

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NewErr
NewErr

Good job on those Lothlorien trees.

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skillz141
skillz141

Wow!

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GloryAlmighty
GloryAlmighty

Legends !

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