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Edain 4.6 is here! Enjoy the new Misty Mountains faction, a completely reworked War of the Ring, the BfME II campaigns converted to Edain and more!

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Greetings, companions of Edain!



Today, we have released Patch 4.6 of the Edain Mod.

You can download the complete package by klicking on the banner below. Unzip the files, then follow the setup to install 4.6.

Edain 4.6

If you encounter any problems with the mod, stop by in our Support forum!




New faction: Misty Mountains


Since the release of 4.0, we have been working on converting all the factions from older versions to the fixed building system one by one. With 4.6, we have finally completed this process, as the Misty Mountains are now available. The orcs and evil creatures of the Misty Mountains are a diverse faction full of devious warriors who swamp their opponents with their speed and sheer numbers. While weak but numerous wargs, trolls and orcs from Moria and wild settlements form the foundation of the faction, they can later build tunnels to Goblin-Town and Gundabad to recruit much stronger soldiers. They can spread across all maps like no other, to eventually be able to lead terrifying monsters like Smaug or Durin's Bane into battle.


War of the Ring rework


The War of the Ring gamemode has been heavily reworked in 4.6 to fix a number of bugs and provide a more exciting and varied game. Each real-time battle now starts with a few builders who can construct a limited number of buildings, so that each battle will allow you to make new decisions. The Livingworld has also been significantly expanded and received visual improvements: many iconic buildings and fortresses of the Third Age such as Minas Morgul, Umbar or the Argonath have found their way onto the world map. In addition, the number of territories has been massively increased, so that extensive rounds can be played to one's heart's content. Additionally, significantly more battle maps which were not previously part of this game mode now find a place in this gamemode.

Campaigns in the War of the Ring


In addition to the already familiar War of the Ring system, we have also managed to make the game mode usable for another innovation: The good and evil campaigns from Battle for Middle-earth II are now available. They have, of course, been adapted and reworked so that Edain's units, heroes, maps and spells are now available there. Once again you can experience the forces of good defending the north of Middle-earth against Sauron - or command the forces of evil and lead them to victory over Men, Elves and Dwarves. It is in your hands!

New maps


After several horde maps were already introduced in 4.5, 4.6 also offers new special maps again. The Black Gate is now available as a Horde map in which up to two defenders must hold the bottleneck against the inexhaustible armies of the Dark Lord. "Storm the Shire", previously a multiplayer map for at least two players, now also offers the possibility to defend the Shire against ever stronger waves of enemies in single player mode. Last but not least, another mission of the Hobbit campaign is available with "Exploration in the Deep" where Bilbo needs your help to steal the Arkenstone. However, beware of Smaug!

Other new Features


Last but not least, there are again a large number of bug fixes and other changes that are too numerous to mention here. The buildings of Rivendell, for example, have received new designs that are intended to reflect the atmosphere of the film trilogy more strongly. From the Citadel to the Library and Stables to the Siege Works, fortresses of the Noldor now shine in new splendour. Many buttons have been reworked and replaced with new versions. Several heroes have received new voices by talented voice actors: Zaphragor, Murin, Cirdan and Dain, to name just a few. Last but not least, there are of course a number of balance changes, which you can read about below. Have fun discovering them!

You can find a full list of balance changes over at the Modding Union.

Enjoy 4.6!

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NumenoreanTalion
NumenoreanTalion - - 1,331 comments

Someone will ask was it worth 2 years... it was definetly worth it.

This new made my day!

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Electro226
Electro226 - - 31 comments

YAHOOO!!!! So excited to try it!! Thanks Edain Team! Your passion and talent knows no bounds!

Quick question: I remember that some factions in the past didn't work for the AI. Can you list which factions the AI shouldn't play in this version?

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ElendilsCousin Author
ElendilsCousin - - 700 comments

All factions work. We were able to fix the Mordor AI as well so it will no longer crash when the Necromancer picks up the One Ring.

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Maxyms
Maxyms - - 511 comments

Holy **** dudes. Can't believe it's actually here.
Thanks for all your work and all the tough times the team had to get through to get to this long-awaited release.

Time to unleash the gobbos.

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GandalftheGrey99
GandalftheGrey99 - - 86 comments

We are so grateful for your dedication and hard work Edain Team. I'm so freaking looking forward to trying it! Thank you, and wish you all the best!

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officialNecro
officialNecro - - 1,385 comments

If you need tech support or just want to chat informally about the new patch feel free to join here: Discord.gg

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Vengar
Vengar - - 27 comments

Campaign is great! Any plans to incorporate BFME1 campaigns?

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ElendilsCousin Author
ElendilsCousin - - 700 comments

One of our goals for the future, yes.

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Watcheroutofthewater
Watcheroutofthewater - - 56 comments

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Sorry, my keyboard broke. What I meant to say was THIS IS AMAZING!!!

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karasis
karasis - - 491 comments

Thanks for your work!

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TarGrond
TarGrond - - 22 comments

Thank you so much. I needed this.

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DarkLordRook
DarkLordRook - - 4 comments

I just checked the Edain news and my wife looked at me and said "Have you just won loads of money or something?" and I said "No, the new Edain mod is finally out :D :D"

Been looking forward to this for a looooong time. Thank you for all your hard work, haven't played yet but I'm sure its amazing.

Excited!

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ElendilsCousin Author
ElendilsCousin - - 700 comments

Time to play some 2v2s with her ;)

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Primer_Sartoris
Primer_Sartoris - - 933 comments

Wow! Ill play as soon as I can!

Btw, can the launcher disable the Hero sub mod? Or do I need to unistall the whole game?

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FG15
FG15 - - 3,560 comments

The launcher does not know about submods and what files they contain.

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Primer_Sartoris
Primer_Sartoris - - 933 comments

I unistalled the whole game and then reinstalled + 4.6

Im pretty impressed by the new AI and its improvements for summoning heroes and units upgrades!

Thank you, very much!!!!!

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Lord_Udun
Lord_Udun - - 5 comments

Is there a way to upgrade Stone Trolls with armor and/or weapons like the ones in the Battle of Five Armies movie?

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ElendilsCousin Author
ElendilsCousin - - 700 comments

No, that's one of the differences between Mordor and the Misty Mountains.

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LeSournois Online
LeSournois - - 10 comments

Is it soft ? Is it juicy ? Yes my precious, my love. Thanks a lot Edain team !

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ApornasPlanet
ApornasPlanet - - 4,119 comments

Yes!!

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MrTodd
MrTodd - - 392 comments

Thank you for your amazing work Edain Team!

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Light_Knight
Light_Knight - - 4 comments

Just thanks for your hard work! I'm definitely going to play Edain Mod 4.6 very soon.

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Mealya
Mealya - - 7 comments

Hello the team ! Thx for this update ! Are you planning on adding the old Erebor vanilla map in skirmish for Edain ? This was a lovely map...

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ElendilsCousin Author
ElendilsCousin - - 700 comments

Have you tried 'The Lonely Mountain'? It was inspired by that map and is quite similar.

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Mealya
Mealya - - 7 comments

Yes, yes ! The map has some potential but sincerely, there are some things that bother me like the fact that this is a camp start and the awkward corridors on the side... But thanks for the answer :)

Anyway, I will put the reworked version of the vanilla map on the forum soon

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alexbarsspe
alexbarsspe - - 44 comments

the defiler's last ability does not work on foot (he does not strike.

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Eldarion_II
Eldarion_II - - 1 comments

Hola, soy nuevo por aqui, alguien sabe donde puedo consegur el crack del Resurgir del Rey Brujo 2.01? muchas gracias

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Glemli
Glemli - - 78 comments

Yoohoow! Finally it's here! :-D

I'm downloading everything via the launcher now. Is that okay or should I uninstall everything and download 4.6 completely anew?

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ElendilsCousin Author
ElendilsCousin - - 700 comments

Downloading the full installer from ModDB and then updating through the launcher is probably quicker, but getting everything through the launcher also works.

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AzogTheMolester
AzogTheMolester - - 5 comments

Game crashes when destroying goblin camp in wae of the ring. With Lorien, happens alot.

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AzogTheMolester
AzogTheMolester - - 5 comments

Btw. Im loving all the new features. Could it be possible to have nazguls and mouth of Sauron level up normally in war of the ring? Instead of bulking up Sauron in every little battle.

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FG15
FG15 - - 3,560 comments

We are ready to change some systems for War of the Rings to make the experience more smooth.

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AzogTheMolester
AzogTheMolester - - 5 comments

When ever misty mountains loses it crashesh in war of the ring. Tested many ways

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Oversun
Oversun - - 34 comments

Good afternoon. Thank you, this is a wonderful mod, the Misty Mountains look great and individual. What have you been waiting for so long! I'm happy!

What are your future plans?
Will you make more factions? I really want to see the People of the East in your implementation.
Will you take ideas from the Rings of Power?

Thank you!

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officialNecro
officialNecro - - 1,385 comments

Unlikely that Rings of Power content will be added, the time period is not close enough to Edain's. Even for summons.

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Oxnorigin
Oxnorigin - - 1 comments

Thanks a lot for the amazing work.

However, I'm not able to unlock unit upgrades: did I miss something?
Also, I don't get the use of tunnels to Gundabad. The latter offer nothing new and cannot be manually destroyed.

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ElendilsCousin Author
ElendilsCousin - - 700 comments

The Gundabad tunnels have three buildplots. You can construct a Sentry Tower, Barracks and a Forge there (that's where you get upgrades). Click on the small rock formations with banners on top of them, as seen here: Cdn.discordapp.com

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pabloscc4400
pabloscc4400 - - 2 comments

The game crashes when I'm playing grey havens on evil campaign. When I start the mission of the shire on the same campaign, it starts with the "defeated" logo 😅😅😅

Thanks for the mod, amazing work!

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ElendilsCousin Author
ElendilsCousin - - 700 comments

Have you tried updating through the launcher?

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marvincito
marvincito - - 10 comments

Hola a todos les pido si alguien me puede compartir el juego el resurgir del rey brujo no lo encuentro por ningun lado :( si alguno lo tiene incluyendo su parche y crack le agradeceria tanto.

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ndcasmera
ndcasmera - - 34 comments

Is it possible to get a 4 team play on war of the ring?
and to get real time battles, with a friend?

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ElendilsCousin Author
ElendilsCousin - - 700 comments

Two human players is the maximum. That's hardcoded, we can't change anything about it unfortunately.

You can get into real-time battles if both players have an army in the territory.

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ndcasmera
ndcasmera - - 34 comments

More meant teams, not humans.
like in skirmish, u can set the AI on team 1,2,3 and 4.

Thanks for the response btw! and i rlly like the misty mountains.

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ndcasmera
ndcasmera - - 34 comments

Would it be possible to like, implement the ring in war of the ring?
Like, sometimes there would be a little popup from where it was last sighted, and when u attack that area and capture it, u keep it untill someone else steals is from ur ring hero.

(So instead of having to capture it each match, just keep it when u have conquered it etc)

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yonancs
yonancs - - 1 comments

i love the maps Hordes *-*

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Herr_Raddazong
Herr_Raddazong - - 7 comments

Hi guys!
I am writing to you here because I do not know how else to contact you.
It's about:
I would like to register in your forum and forgot my contact details.
Sure, I just go to "Forgot your password" and want to reset it. Enter my email, the site tells me an email would be sent to the address, but none ever arrives.

Then I thought to myself, maybe I've never signed up with this e-mail, I want to make a new account = it's not possible.
Email is already being used by an account.
Could somebody please help? ^^

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ElendilsCousin Author
ElendilsCousin - - 700 comments

Send me a pm here, we'll figure it out.

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smaughobbit
smaughobbit - - 1 comments

Awesome.
I got an idea for 4.7 or 5.0 or whatever.
Remember those Eskimo guys, snow men of Forochel, who took in that one king who dueled the witch king? That would be a really cool faction
Dog sleds
Wooly mammoths
wild were worms,
Tame were worms
Tame wereworm riders, dune style
Maybe some atalatal archery
Yetis?

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ElendilsCousin Author
ElendilsCousin - - 700 comments

Not going to happen, sorry. We can only add two more factions, and the Men of Forochel are not one of them.

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AzogTheMolester
AzogTheMolester - - 5 comments

Misty mountains has been alot of fun. But the amount of resources that they get is ridiculous. Even without scavenger or goblintown pillagers. I think that the settlements should produce less resources since they also make units and have units defending them.
Whenever I play as Misty mountains I get 10 000- 20 000 spare resources by the end of the game. The goblin units themselves should also navy have a slight nerf. Especially moria goblins. Just 1-2 hordes are enough to kill many heroes by surrounding them and attacking them with poison from all sides.

The Balrog is also cool and should be strong, but with 2500-5000 melee damage it could probably kill Sauron even with his level 10 ability on. It would be cool if the balrog would be especially weak against magic, so that killing it could be possible with the likes of Gandalf, Sauron or maby saruuman. But it would still remain strong against normal units.

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ElendilsCousin Author
ElendilsCousin - - 700 comments

The Balrog doesn't do 2500-5000 melee damage to heroes. And it is especially weak against magic already, that's the only realistic way to kill Durin's Bane. ;)

MM's economy will be nerfed a bit in 4.6.1. Moria goblins won't - they already are very fragile and fall off heavily against any decent melee units. Protect your heroes with infantry and they will have no problems disposing them and gaining valuable experience in the process.

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