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We recently streamed the first three public multiplayer matches with Edain 4.0 live on Twitch. If you missed it, you can now watch the entire stream on Youtube!

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Edain 4.0 Preview Livestream Now On Youtube


Greetings, companions of Edain!

We recently broadcast the first three public multiplayer matches of Edain 4.0 live on Twitch. If you missed it, you can now catch up and watch all three games on our Youtube channel! Note that the commentary is largely in German, provided by Edain Team Member Lord of Mordor, Edain Masters Host Caun and our testers Gabromir and Amdir. Nevertheless, this video is a great look at more than an hour of uninterrupted, unvarnished 4.0 gameplay!

The first game was a classic 1v1 on Fords of Isen. The second match was our personal highlight of the stream and showcased our new Conquest Mode, where one player wins by holding more than half of all the settlements for five minutes. This led to a highly dynamic game with players battling all across the map, just as we hoped!

The third match turned out to be the least exciting, as it was a 2v2 with four Mordor players. Unfortunately, Mordor is the strongest faction by far in this unfinished beta version right now, so we didn't want Mordor to play against other factions and spontaneously decided on a mirror match. Not the best of ideas in retrospect, but the first two games are well worth watching!

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments. And if you enjoyed the video, we'd be grateful if you lent us your vote for Mod of the Year! With your support, we have already made it into the Top 100 :)

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hoho96
hoho96

I can't describe what I'm feeling right now; the balance in the first two matches is unbelievable! I've never before seen such a balance and intense except maybe in Men of War: Assault Squad games. The new mechanics and game modes add more to the magic of Edain ^-^

This world will totally be hopeless if Edain doesn't make it into the Top 10
YOU'VE GOT MY VOTE!

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NiiRubra
NiiRubra

Indeed, it was quite interesting to see Gondor win against Rohan in that first match by simply holding out and destroying their army. Clearly Rohan is the most aggressive of the two; I wish we could have seen a rematch of the Conquest Mode, I fear that Rohan may be too good at holding territory, what with the extremely mobile Rohirrim, numerous guard towers, regeneration capabilities and cheap reinforcements.

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pallando
pallando

Did you change something about the experience rewards for killing units? I remember in BFME2/ROTWK you get power points for hitting, not for killing. Did you change that?

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FG15
FG15

Units and heroes get experience for killing enemies as in Bfme2 / RotWk. The spellbook gets experience when damage is dealt.

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Anubis_theDark
Anubis_theDark

You know ... the Edain community is not just a german one. If you decide to make a live stream to show stuff it would help alot more if you spoke english. The german speakers on moddb are not that many compared to the people interested in this mod.

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Lord_of_Mordor Author
Lord_of_Mordor

On the flipside, though, there aren't many in the German team and community who speak such fluent English that they'd be comfortable narrating a two-hour livestream. We're aware this is not ideal, and the mod itself will be translated for version 4.0. We're still trying to work out how we could organize future livestreams to better serve both parts of our community, but it's no small problem.

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darkflame26
darkflame26

well this is a nice coincidence I personally would be happy to commentate over anything you think would be necessary and also record voices for the mod if you so wish (I am also studying German at school in England so it may help with my education)

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NiiRubra
NiiRubra

To be fair, they are being nice enough already by translating the mod to english, I don't think they should try to appease their international audience at every turn. Let them speak in their native language, if that's what they feel like doing.

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hoho96
hoho96

As much as the third match being the least exciting, for me it's the most hilarious; Orcs clashing with Orcs, two Saurons beating the **** out of each other, we even get to see some of the new complex systems in Mordor.
In fact, this match has made my day :D because of the whole uniqueness of the new Mordor compared to the little usual Gondor and Rohan.

One more thing; I've noticed that many buildings still have the upgrade button, and in an occasion in the first match I saw the player actually clicking it :/ so is it part of the unfinished stuff, or there's something more to it??

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Turin_Turumbar
Turin_Turumbar

The upgrade only exists on farms and is a button to get more commandpoints ;)

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Oversun
Oversun

Great! Noticed that you have had all the characters in the main building. Good decision. I would like to see the other factions, especially the Goblin. If Mordor will be too strong, and the balance has not yet had time to let him play against two players)
I look forward to the release. Good Luck!

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Guest
Guest

Really Amazing!!! There's some news about a release date??

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hoho96
hoho96

As usual, no.

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gamer_333
gamer_333

I should have taken German in high school.

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Adrigabbro
Adrigabbro

What you guys are doing looks so great, you're bringing a new breath to this game and in general to the Tolkien universe, keep it up!! And thank you for the stream, of course! :)

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Bombermans
Bombermans

Aren't Rohirrim units too much black? I can't hardly distinguish them on the stream... The archers look the same as the swordsmen but with bows... I love the 'traveler' style, but, aren't them too much similar?

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Le-citron-jaune
Le-citron-jaune

hi edain ! can we espect another 4.0 gameplay before release ?

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FG15
FG15

That is not certain yet, but it is not unlikely.

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