Tolkien's Middle Earth.
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By Magnus & Sune Nilaus Olsen (& Tue).
We were actually the first persons to do a Middle-earth scenario, we just didn't submit it
in time. Really we were. Honest.
But anyway it is the best map because we have based it on thorough studies of Tolkien's works
and "Tolkien's Guide to Middle-earth" by Robert Foster and the "Dictionary of the languages of Tolkien's
Middle-earth" by a bunch of students. Oh and the twelve volumes of Tolkien's Notes published
posthumously by his son Christopher Tolkien.
Completed on 8/9 2002.
PS: Don't be the dwarves. They suck.
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The designers obviously spent a lot more time with research and design than they did with play-testing. This map is very slow and difficult to play: not only is it an eight-wizard XL map, but everybody has huge numbers of units and heroes, the rivers are impassible obstacles with few crossings, and Gandalf moves too slowly. I could only get through a few turns. If the playability is improved, this could be a great map.
This is listed as both a Multiplayer map and a Single Player map, not a good idea. I think that it is more balanced as a single-player map, but I could only play a few turns so I'm not really sure.
The designers have a new and different approach to making a Middle-Earth map, making a real effort to simulate the War of the Ring rather just a multi-player map of the general arrangement of the lands of Middle Earth. I really like having the heroes of the Fellowship including Gandalf start out from Rivendell, with the same player controlling Gondor -- it has the promise of a good single-player game of Lord of the Rings.
Map Design: 5
Very well researched and beautifully done.
We all know the story so it is OK but could use more events, signs, etc.
I already posted lots of comments previously. (Hope they don't get erased when I post this!)
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Gandalf is too slow, way too many units, like a few other people have said, Gondor (gandalf) is too strong, he is almost as good as mordor and has more cities and heros
Sauron and Mouth of Sauron should be combined big time and Gondor should be a seperate wizard not gandalf, he doesnt own Gondor
Lots of LOTR maps anywayz, so this is nothing new
Map Design: 1
Ur research should also include the books, and not just the movies, Use more grass, there is grass in ME. also, Osgiliath is on an island, Minas Tirith, then 2 bridges to Osgiliath, and then 2 bridges to Minas Ithil, or Morgul as known in LOTR. Ithilien is WAY WAY WAY WAY to big, and should be on the river side of minas morgul, and some of it should be destroyed. Fangorn should not be dead forest, it is the opposite of a dead forest. and there should be a few area guards of earth elementals there.
i gave u a 3 because i love LOTR and ME, thats about it.
The ring is way way way way way way way way to powerful, frodo could take out sauron with the ring, thats crap. it should have no stats at all, and if sauron or saruman get the ring, the game should end.
Pickle, please make ME2.00 this is 1 of the worse ME maps out. The 2nd age map is the best in my opinion
*the map is not very balanced (to play for Elrond is boring-nothing is happening (to as by humans))
*Moria is too small - you should work more on it
Map Design: 1
*the map is empty, you fell like on an desert
*no events, low elevation effects
*the main geography isnt right (Rivendell is next to Lorien, acces to Moria is under Lorien, Grey Havens are on the other site of Luna...)
*so many things are missing (like the Lonely mountain)
*Durin's Bane or Balrog wasnt a friend of orcs and he also wasnt under Saurons control
*where are the 3 ways in Moria (this Moria has no similarities to Tolkiens Moria (except the name))
*there are so many mistakes on this map, i can write letters about it...
its clear that the cretor of this map has no knowlage about Tolkiens Lord of the Rings, its history and geography... And talk something in the way this is the best Lotr map ever:( I had to puch your ratting down
[Edited on 11/10/04 @ 04:25 PM]