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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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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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    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
  11. 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. ...
  13. 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...
  15. 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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    Mysterious texture issues causes CTD

    Hi everyone,

    I have a somewhat weird issue with a few textures of mine. For some reason I cannot fathom certain unit skins I made cause a crash right after I want to start a custom battle.
    I'm...
  19. Sticky: Re: DoM Gameplay Mechanics and Features Overview (upd: 24/12/2013)

    Read all of it again and didn't realize it was an "old" preview. :doh: :thumbsup2

    Aaanyway, you know that upon release of DoM you'll have to write a gazillion tutorials, don't you?! :D
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    Re: Tolkien General Discussion II

    I'm confused now. I now that Treebeard initially was intended to be a bad guy, but were the Ents not already part of stories predating LotR? Like e.g. the Tale of the Nauglafring? Or were they added...
  21. Re: The Hobbit Trilogy 2012-2014 (First movie spoilers on the last pages)

    LOL
    So true. They should've added that Jackson also was keener to build his "improved" version of the LotR trilogy than anything else.
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    Re: Tolkien General Discussion II

    I don't

    But IIRC Narya is the least powerful of the Three.


    So?
    Gandalf still has a hard time not being defeated himself, but the Nazgűl ran when they came upon Glorfindel when he rode west...
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    Re: Tolkien General Discussion II

    I think you're vastly over-estimating Gandalf's power, just because he was a Maia. This doesn't mean much. Fingolfin never stood a chance against Morgoth, but nevertheless he put up quite a fight....
  24. Re: The Hobbit Trilogy 2012-2014 (First movie spoilers on the last pages)

    That's true, but in 2770, when Smaug captured Erebor, Thorin was merely 24, still a "teenager". Balin was only 7. What Jackson did (as usual) was ridicule the timeline. Thorin's appearance is never...
  25. Re: The Hobbit Trilogy 2012-2014 (First movie spoilers on the last pages)

    Jackson’s initial intention to expand Arwen’s character is most welcome.
    However, the movies fail completely to make her a strong, well developed, supporting character. She gets one good scene in...
  26. Re: The Hobbit Trilogy 2012-2014 (First movie spoilers on the last pages)

    Really? Money as an argument for quality?

    If you look at the most successful movies, most of them feature a ridiculous plot, and are certainly not the epitome of storytelling or filmmaking.
    ...
  27. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    I bet it's something Dutch again... :P

    EDIT: What's that thing on the stone pillar in front of the flags? A crown?
  28. Re: The Hobbit Trilogy 2012-2014 (First movie spoilers on the last pages)

    I'm pretty sure Meduseld wasn't described to have windows in the books. It's an old fashioned Germanic Longhouse and only had a few openings above the hearth.


    "The guards now lifted the heavy...
  29. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    Looks quite British.
    The left flag seems to be the EU one. The one on the right, err, resembles the one of the Vatican...
  30. Re: The Hobbit Trilogy 2012-2014 (First movie spoilers on the last pages)

    Smaug is THE antagonist, it'd be nonsense to make kill him off in part 2. There won't be much of a plot left for part 3, except a humongous battle. Not that this will stop Jackson screwing up...
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    Re: Tolkien General Discussion II

    Watch out and read this passage carefully. It contains Heresy!
    :inquisito


    "From Imladris they crossed the Misty Mountains by many passes and marched down the River Anduin, and so came at last...
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    Sticky: Re: The Official WIP Screenshot Thread

    Haha, no I didn't. :D
    Is old Ghân described having one? Can't recall.
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    Re: Tolkien General Discussion II

    Well, it takes me one day to read a Harry Potter book, despite some 700 pages. Yeah, alright, it's for children...
    Reading LotR takes me weeks. But instead of "devouring" the book I take my time....
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    Re: Tolkien General Discussion II

    Muller mentioning Morgoth and the Easterlings, this reminds me that the Easterlings actually were promised to be given the fertile lands of Beleriand; instead they were sustained in harsh Dor-lómin....
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    Re: Tolkien General Discussion II

    Care to clarify? Who burnt whom?
    Also, I never heard of that apart from that mysterious line Denethor utters, that he's going to burn like the Kings before any ship sailed from the West.




    I...
  36. Re: The Hobbit Trilogy 2012-2014 (First movie spoilers on the last pages)

    YES! Exactly!
    I was wondering what that face was reminding me of. But, hell yeah, Beorn's one of the Wild Things!


    It sucks! My first copy of The Hobbit I ever had was poorly illustrated (Gollum...
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    Sticky: Re: The Official WIP Screenshot Thread

    I've use vanilla's velite gladiator model to get some not too bad results. ;)
  38. Re: The Hobbit Trilogy 2012-2014 (First movie spoilers on the last pages)

    The "Goblin Town Song"?
    You mean

    Clap! Snap! the black crack!
    Grip, grab! Pinch, nab!
    And down down to Goblin-town
    You go, my lad!

    Clash, crash! Crush, smash!
    Hammer and tongs!...
  39. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    I doubt Ivaylograd is anywhere near Brazil :D
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    Re: Tolkien General Discussion II

    The Stewards' sons certainly served in the army for a time. "Learn to follow before you try to lead". There also was a law in Gondor that forbade the Kings' son to go to war if he was the only heir,...
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