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RandomMonkey
11-19-2003, 11:51 PM
hey LucasForumer's, now that our MOD is underway, we have decided to come over from our regular gaming forum hangout to look for team members! Our MOD has already been in progress for two months now, and we have grown pretty large however WE NEED MORE PEOPLE!!! Thats right. We are looking for LOTS more modeler, scripters, and graphics artists. Our mod is based upon Lord Of The Rings. It will be Multi-player. Here are some features:
new interface and menu setup
lots of new duel and FFA maps
4 new "Bot Army" CO-Op maps
New weapons, from bows to swords
HOrses and wargs
All new Player models
a story line following that of LOTR
For more information check us out at http://lotrmod.web1000.com or for non US at http://www.lotrmod.250free.com For other information check out our thread at gamingforums http://www.gamingforums.com/showthread.php?p=779419#post779419 Hope to hear from ya!
~DeathBringer
~JK3Files Staff
~LOTR mod Project lead

RandomMonkey
11-20-2003, 03:28 PM
... if you actually look at post you would see that it is WIP, and that were allready well under way. Plz do not patronize me for no reason

GothiX
11-20-2003, 04:33 PM
Post some pics of Moria then, so people can see it.

RandomMonkey
11-20-2003, 08:11 PM
good idea, I knew it was smart to have ya on the team :D here a link to some pictures http://lotrmod.web1000.com/maps.html (not sure if these will work for NON US user, theyve been having some truble. anyways heres some stufff.

Miko Reglia
11-20-2003, 09:14 PM
woah that looks great for a moria map man, good work and good luck to your mod!:cool:

Zappa_0
11-20-2003, 09:52 PM
LOTR is a good idea for an mod, I hope you all can pull it off!

wedge2211
11-20-2003, 10:12 PM
Be careful. Lord of the Rings has a lot of settings that would make for great duels or great hundred-thousand-strong-army battles, but not much in between. They can lok AMAZING, it's true, but gameplay and performance might suffer...as well as the fact that many maps couldn't be played properly with this game engine. Check out my reviews of Moria II (http://map-review.ravencommunity.net/index.php?page=review_view&game=JO&id=25) and Helm's Deep (http://map-review.ravencommunity.net/index.php?page=review_view&game=JO&id=86) (Darth.Hunter's...far superior to Nathan's in my opinion). Really...don't do Helm's Deep, the flow would be horrible. For only <32 players, though, you could have a lot of success in Moria, Amon Hen, Rivendell, Weathertop, Osgiliath...some great duel maps might be the Bridge of Khazad-Dum, the top of Orthanc tower, Weathertop, the pass at Cirith Ungol. Just some thoughts.

Wudan
11-20-2003, 10:39 PM
Yawn. Yet another LOTR mod bound for the Recycle Bin.

RandomMonkey
11-20-2003, 11:37 PM
thats not nice Wudan. Anyways, wedge, being one of the people who I look up to the most, I've already figured that problem out :S What I have been experimenting with is that with the new brush setup, and NPC abilityy in multi player, to have very detailed LOOKING maps, however alot of it being in shaders or textures. That way I HOPE to be able to get the sort of large scale armies required for a LOTR mod

DarkLord60
11-21-2003, 12:59 AM
Originally posted by Zappa_0
LOTR is a good idea for an mod, I hope you all can pull it off!

I agree Ive seen many TC's come and go but none of them finished completely

t3rr0r
11-21-2003, 11:42 AM
Originally posted by wedge2211
Be careful. Lord of the Rings has a lot of settings that would make for great duels or great hundred-thousand-strong-army battles, but not much in between. They can lok AMAZING, it's true, but gameplay and performance might suffer...as well as the fact that many maps couldn't be played properly with this game engine. Check out my reviews of Moria II (http://map-review.ravencommunity.net/index.php?page=review_view&game=JO&id=25) and Helm's Deep (http://map-review.ravencommunity.net/index.php?page=review_view&game=JO&id=86) (Darth.Hunter's...far superior to Nathan's in my opinion). Really...don't do Helm's Deep, the flow would be horrible. For only <32 players, though, you could have a lot of success in Moria, Amon Hen, Rivendell, Weathertop, Osgiliath...some great duel maps might be the Bridge of Khazad-Dum, the top of Orthanc tower, Weathertop, the pass at Cirith Ungol. Just some thoughts.
eh? helm's deep would make for a decent seige map.

Wudan
11-21-2003, 07:10 PM
It's really too bad there isn't a warning label that comes with starting TCs. Part of the reason that there are sooooo many failled TCs is because it's very hard to make a good one - and most never get finished.

I'm not saying you can't do it, it's within the realm of possibility that you could finish something. However, the odds of completing something that qualifies as a TC is sufficient enough to wager that Total Nuclear War among the nations of the Earth will happen before you release a TC.

RandomMonkey
11-21-2003, 07:59 PM
Ahh but the knowing US policy the chances of that are high :D

Eldritch
11-23-2003, 03:09 PM
Ugh. Your website needs a redesign - I need to talk to whoever your webmaster is.

The Moria map needs a lot of work, too. The lighting is bad, and Balin's Tomb looks brand new, instead of broken down and crumbling like it did in the movie. It just needs more detail overall.

Best of luck to you on this, but I'm inclined to agree with Wudan. I've seen a lot of LotR TCs come and go (a lot of LotR models, too). Just set achievable goals and keep working hard on it and you'll get there. Work with what you got, too. Don't say "Oh, we want to do something cool but we're waiting for the SDK" and bank everything on that. Just some friendly advice. :)

Bilbo Skywalker
11-23-2003, 07:11 PM
Good job the moria map looks amazing, very professional. Good luck with the rest.

RandomMonkey
11-24-2003, 12:46 AM
hey eldritch I'm our webmaster :rolleyes: . I dont even pretend to know much about web design or HTML. Any help would be greatly apreciated. I've seen yur site and know what you can do. If you'de email me at darksquirreldude@yahoo.com I'de appreciate it!:D

Shadyz
11-25-2003, 04:04 PM
hm might be intrested as a mapper - however i need to see ur work (not at home) Your site wont laod in this class. I

DarkLord60
11-26-2003, 06:50 AM
Originally posted by Shadyz
hm might be intrested as a mapper - however i need to see ur work (not at home) Your site wont laod in this class. I

You need to do some work for our TC lol.

Andy867
11-26-2003, 07:22 PM
I agree with the comment on Balin's tomb and how it looks like it was just polished up, whereas it should look dusty, rundown.. Literally falling apart. Also, it looks to large in those pics from what I can remember. I know its not easy to just go and redo the size, but thats just my 2 cents.

Eldritch
11-30-2003, 04:57 AM
Redesign is done. It's all set to be put up - I just need the FTP information. Also, are your forums customizeable to the point where I can match their layout to that of the new website?

Hit me up on messenger when you get a chance, Deathbringer.

Eldritch
12-02-2003, 01:52 PM
Just wanted to let everyone know that the new site is up at a new home - http://lotrMod.digi-phoenix.com

Tito
12-02-2003, 03:43 PM
Not too bad... Not too bad at all!
Now, I'm not getting my hopes up for this MOD, seeing as I reckon it will take at the very least a year to complete!:(

But good luck to you anyway! I'd love to see this get completed sometime!:)

Zappa_0
12-19-2003, 08:22 PM
So whats the statis....anything new?

Eldritch
12-20-2003, 12:14 PM
DB is sending me some new screenshots to put up. As soon as I have them, I'll update the site.

jp-30
12-22-2003, 04:23 AM
Hindy's made a Gollum model which I've skinned. Once it's released Hindy might let you use it for your project.

More info here; "WIP: Gollum" (http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=100783)

Zappa_0
12-22-2003, 11:07 AM
Eldritch you gonna make any LOTR maps or have any in progress?

Eldritch
12-30-2003, 09:22 PM
As of now, no. I doubt I'll have the time, but I won't rule it out completely.

Eldritch
01-14-2004, 04:21 AM
The site was updated recently with these shots, but I might as well show them here for those too lazy to go to the site. ;)

http://lotrmod.digi-phoenix.com/images/weapon01.jpg
http://lotrmod.digi-phoenix.com/images/weapon02.jpg
http://lotrmod.digi-phoenix.com/images/weapon03.jpg

I think they speak for themselves. :D

The Truthful Liar
01-15-2004, 10:47 AM
Those look great. :cool:

GothiX
01-15-2004, 11:17 AM
I still refuse to believe you did that wonderful skin for Sting in 20 minutes. :p

Eldritch
01-15-2004, 04:33 PM
The skin was applied in 20 minutes. Applied. It was created beforehand, and took a good deal longer than 20 minutes.

GothiX
01-15-2004, 04:50 PM
Ah well. that doesn't stop it from being wonderful. :)

Kengo
01-15-2004, 06:35 PM
I'm not like a massive LOTR fan but those swords are freaking awesome! I see some real talent collecting in this mod, very exciting indeed :) JA is in many ways very well suited to a LOTR project, just as JO was great for Colloseum - I have high hopes!

Padme Naberrie
01-16-2004, 03:20 PM
those swords are really amazing!! I like them!! Good job!
Feep it up :p

CortoCG
01-17-2004, 04:01 PM
Cute girl :D. Oh! Right, cool swords, I wish I had one of those in real life.

Btw, are you all 3dsmax modellers?

Eldritch
01-18-2004, 01:31 AM
No, some members of the mod use Lightwave and Milkshape as well.

Crow_Nest
01-28-2004, 06:35 AM
Wow, can wait for it to be released! :cool:

Eldritch
01-28-2004, 10:40 PM
For those of you that haven't visited the site in awhile, you may have missed the latest updates, so I'll show you them here :

Uruk-Hai Scimitar:
http://lotrmod.digi-phoenix.com/images/weapon04.jpg
Sword of the Witchking:
http://lotrmod.digi-phoenix.com/images/weapon05.jpg
Aragorn's Lorien Dagger:
http://lotrmod.digi-phoenix.com/images/weapon06.jpg
Sword of the Ringwraiths:
http://lotrmod.digi-phoenix.com/images/weapon07.jpg
Aragorn's Ranger Sword:
http://lotrmod.digi-phoenix.com/images/weapon08.jpg
Arwen's Sword, Hadhafang:
http://lotrmod.digi-phoenix.com/images/weapon09.jpg
Legolas' Fighting Knives:
http://lotrmod.digi-phoenix.com/images/weapon10.jpg

Zappa_0
01-29-2004, 01:18 AM
Nice swords, there really looking great!

Crow_Nest
01-29-2004, 07:18 AM
Wow look at the detail in those models, great job! :thumbsup:

Padme Naberrie
01-29-2004, 01:30 PM
:eek: WOW :eek: .... again

Eldritch
01-30-2004, 12:45 AM
2 new images, for those that want them:

Gondor Soldier Sword:
http://lotrmod.digi-phoenix.com/images/weapon11.jpg

Elven Warrior Sword:
http://lotrmod.digi-phoenix.com/images/weapon12.jpg

Archonon
01-30-2004, 01:30 AM
Great looking swords! I'm not sure if this was already answered, I couldn't see it anywhere, but in the opening post it says new duel and ffa maps maps and a storyline following LOTR. My question is will this be a MP only Mod or will there be an SP campaign following the 3 movies/books also?

Real cool stuff!

Eldritch
01-30-2004, 01:55 AM
As of right now, it's an MP only mod.

Andy867
01-30-2004, 02:58 AM
Those swords/daggers looking incredible. Both the model and the skin really help bring out the likeness from the movie. I definitely will download this mod when its finished;)

Eldritch
01-30-2004, 11:29 PM
Thanks, Andy.

Say, it wouldn't be possible to have a news blurb put up on the JK.net home page about our little mod here, would it?

Just something that mentions our website and a screenshot or two would be great, if it can be managed. :D