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  1. Re: The LOTR and Hobbit movie franchise, what will they think of next? What can you come up with???

    But we'd have Sean Bean's character dying! Again! :P
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    Poll: Re: DoM - The Poll

    Indeed, in these fora I am certainly acquainted to conversation of a higher quality...
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    Re: Tolkien General Discussion II

    Hehe, alright.
    I know that in general Italians have darker hair and skin than Swedes.
    On the other hand regarding hair colour there's much diversity among Germans, Dutch, Polish, English, ranging...
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    Re: DoM Faction Previews

    RK used to be my favourite faction in TNS, too. It's precarious starting position makes it a challenge.
    I never played a campaign to completion. I expand very carefully, and once economy is somewhat...
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    Re: Tolkien General Discussion II

    One of my gripes with Tolkien's work is this weird choice to separate groups and tribes by colour of hair and eyes. It's pretty odd I think.
  6. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    Yep
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    Re: Ask Your Questions Here!

    West of the Misty Mountains?
    Ha, screw Rhovanion! I'll play The Shire first! :laughter::tongue:



    Uhm, the Kievan Rus were Northmen after all, am I right?

    So, the assumption chain Variags =>...
  8. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    An easy one308702
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    Re: Ask Your Questions Here!

    Dorwinion will certainly be one of the first factions I'll play. :D
  10. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    Way too easy these days.
    It's Omaha Beach. :D
  11. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    Correct, of course. Your turn.
  12. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    Germany is correct. It's not a factory, mining industry is the key word.
  13. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    No guesses?

    C'mon, you could at least try and guess the country/continent! ;)
  14. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    Angels? :hmm: Oh right, the guy up on the right. Didn't even notice him :D

    Next picture:

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  15. Re: Gripes with the Peter Jackson Lotr and Hobbit films

    It's also genuine how Jackson is unable to get seasons in the right order. So, there's lush green around Thranduil's halls, but thick ice on the Long Lake in Esgaroth.



    Like all dog-owners do:...
  16. Re: Gripes with the Peter Jackson Lotr and Hobbit films

    Now I FINALLY watched DoS and, geez, it's such a BAD! movie.
    I'm not going to rant about the changes made. I'm not going to mention in detail the many plotholes. But the first hour of the movie...
  17. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    It's Taq e Bostam near the city of Kermanshah in Iran, depicting the Sassanid king Khosrau II as a cataphract.


    EDIT: Now, THAT is what playing RTW is useful for... :D
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    Re: Tolkien General Discussion II

    In the main text of the Athrabeth, Andreth sometimes claims that Men too were indeed immortal (Finrod points out some problems with this concept, e.g. an immortal, even indestructable body), and that...
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    Re: Tolkien General Discussion II

    There's even a tale explicitly related to this evend. Ngugi referred to it, but didn't quote (what's wrong here?), so here I go:

    This "legend", if you want to call it so, is attached to the...
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    Re: [Faction Research] Angband and Orcs

    Bit late on this topic, but MeTW definitely is open source. The files should be found somewhere in a thread, afaik even started by Nelduin. But I doubt that MeTW's files are still online.

    I've...
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    Re: Tolkien General Discussion II

    Hilarious! Poor guy, though.
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    Re: Tolkien General Discussion II

    Holy crap, can someone please explain me, why the only decent picture of Lúthien dancing before the Dark Throne is on Blind Guardian's album cover?!

    Always the same, if you want something done, do...
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    Re: The Official WIP Screenshot Thread

    The effect of Cultists is quite noticeable when your army has a bunch of Orcs. For the high-morale units, the moral boost is barely noticeable.



    Shield wall is excellent, and gives a great...
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    Re: Tolkien General Discussion II

    Beren managed to wait there for Lúthien, so yes, the souls of Men come to Mandos, too, but they're only passing through. However, this might date back to some older concepts (I vaguely remember...
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    Re: Tolkien General Discussion II

    This is a long shot, but somehow I doubt that the Műmakil would have been stationed in Morgul. Apart from the huge challenge to get them fed, I'm not certain if they fit through the gate. :P
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    Re: Tolkien General Discussion II

    You're discussing lore question and I'm not involved! Stop it! It's outrageous. :P

    Being at the Hospital sucks. It's nothing bad, but a still long-term treatment.
    Anyway, I'm pretty sure those...
  27. Sticky: Re: DoM Gameplay Mechanics and Features Overview (upd: 24/12/2013)

    I do fully agree with you, but as a matter of fact the Anglo-Saxon thing has simply stuck in the community. Even without the stupid movies.
    Anyway, even if only the language is represented by...
  28. Sticky: Re: DoM Gameplay Mechanics and Features Overview (upd: 24/12/2013)

    I really didn't want to answer on your post, your verbal rampage really ain't worth it, but since you don't even notice how offensive it is even after it was edited by Aradan, here we go:


    It's...
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    Re: Ask Your Questions Here!

    Well, AI is, has always been, and I guess will always be the biggest caveats of any Total War game. :(
    You can improve AI behaviour by editing the formations, but only to a small degree.

    Yes,...
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    Re: Ask Your Questions Here!

    At least there shouldn't be. You still might encounter such a situation on some tiles, but mostly those areas have been made inaccessible.


    In Tolkien's writings, archers (esp. those of the good...
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    Re: Middle-earth music...

    LOL! :D
    Made my day.
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    Re: Ask Your Questions Here!

    Attack, defense and also morale values in FATW are as a rule much higher than in vanilla, and from what I know about the new balancing method, values will tend to be even higher in the coming...
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    Sticky: Re: The Official WIP Screenshot Thread

    CK2? EU4? You speak in riddles. :P
  34. Re: Fourth Age Total War featured on TWC Podcast

    I bet old Günther beats those fellows.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RrEQ8Ovw-Q
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    Re: Ask Your Questions Here!

    Javelins are a weapon that is highly effective in every terrain. Also it is simple, cheap and quite effective, which is why it has been in use in pretty much every culture for most of history. ...
  36. Sticky: Re: DoM Gameplay Mechanics and Features Overview (upd: 24/12/2013)

    Do not mess with me when it comes to lore questions...

    I could bother and come up with a bunch of historical facts (besides, comparisons between real world tribes and states with Middle-earth ones...
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    Sticky: Poll: Re: Total War: Age of Bronze [Bronze Age Modification]

    It's really great to see another mod being created for this highly interesting period! What I've seen looks great (but I miss the eight-shaped shield :P).

    I really hope you'll manage to make...
  38. Sticky: Re: DoM Gameplay Mechanics and Features Overview (upd: 24/12/2013)

    Hehe! βάρβαρος!!!

    Just kidding. ;) Since the Rohirrim/Northmen are Anglo-Saxonish, you (respectively cedric) might want to check the amazing Stafforshire Hoard, which contains some marvelous...
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    Re: Tolkien General Discussion II

    This page has quite a bunch of information and some interesting essays.


    Not everyone likes Michael Martinez, but he made some good points regarding this topic in one of his essays. Celeborn...
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    [Tutorial] Re: The Complete EDU Guide

    This is not directly related to the EDU file, but due to my efforts to balance chariots I have reason to believe that what applies to the x-radius of infantry units also applies to the x-radius of...
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