Oh, the terrible tyranny of the majority. -Ray Bradbury
First of all, no, I am not as stupid as I typically act in-game. Anyways, here is a short rant of mine regarding the correlation of The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by Peter Jackson (the movie, in case you didn't know).
Beethoven once said that a great poem is more difficult to set to music than a "merely good one", because the composer must rise higher than the poet. If we change this to say that the film director must rise higher than the author to truly do a work justice, did Peter Jackson meet this criteria? Well, I would say no. There are simply so many important symbols (Tom Bombadil is a major one) and so many liberties taken with the film that I can't say he did. However, he did... I would say, preserve the work. He did not wound the work, which is magnanimous in it's own. People should not be saying that he did a near-godly job, because he didn't do that, though he did do a fantastic job. Although, as a sidenote, Howard Shore did an even better job with the soundtrack. Absolutely wonderful. The Hobbiton scene wouldn't be the same without it's theme playing, wouldn't you agree?
"And The Lord of the Rings would begin with Hugo lying on the couch, and lolling and shouting and saying, 'Oh God, no more Elves.'" -Christopher Tolkien's account of readings of The Lord of the Rings
"Oh, f***, not another elf!" -Hugo Dyson, Tolkien's friend and fellow academic, during a reading of The Lord of the Rings at a meeting of the Inklings.
I write guides from time to time, so far I haven't gone beyond the boundaries of M&B Warband for them. I may do one for TF2, but there are already so many I don't think it's worth anyone's time, including mine.
The games I play most are TF2 and Mount and Blade: Warband. The Soldier and the Demoman are my favorite classes; the Soldier is by far my best class. Nords are the best faction in Warband, no questions asked. Huscarls OP.
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Ok, I've been playing this game since 2007, I'm currently one of the first few thousand players to ever play this game. It has a small community (always has), but the people are much more polite than in any other game I've played because most of them are actually at least 20 years or older, and are either students or working people. Let me get this out of the way: THE DESCRIPTION LIES, THIS GAME IS A GRINDFEST. TONS AND TONS OF GRINDING. But man, the PvP, THE PVP! The PvP is so fantastic it makes up for the tons of grinding you have to do. Each realm (3 realms) has 2 forts, a castle, and a gate that leads into the realm. If a realm captures a castle and a fort before attacking the gate to the inner realm, they can get a dragon to help them take it. When/if they do, they get to invade the realm, and capture their gems (each realm has 2 as default, more if they have captured other gems) and gets you EXP/gold bonuses for grinding. This is a PvP-centric game, and remains the only auto-attack RPG I've ever fallen in love with. I'm really glad this game is on Steam.
This game's plot is very dumbfounding, considering it actually has one. The combat system is very indulgant and the item system is normally in your favor. I'd almost go so far as to say it's better than Skyrim.