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Middle Earth - The War of the Ring
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May 10, 2013 @ 11:07am
Sep 4, 2013 @ 1:32am
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Play as one of the eight factions in the struggle for the control of Middle Earth. You start with with your home territories and heros from The Lord of the Rings

You should see a new file called - ME - The War of the Ring v1,4 in your scenarios folder.
See the change notes for the changes included in this update.

Victory conditions:
Capture at least 14 rings of power as a team to achive an instant victory
Otherwise destroy your enemies by conquest

Powers of Good:
Player 1: Gondor and Rohan (Byzantines)
Player 3: Elves (Britons)
Player 5: Eriador (Franks)
Player 7: Dwarves (Vikings)

Powers of Evil:
Player 2: Mordor (Aztecs)
Player 4: Isengard (Celts)
Player 6: Goblins of the North (Goths)
Player 8: Harad and Umbar (Persians)

You can choose different civilizations if you want to in the game lobby.
Also, I suggest locking teams.

Play Nomad (villagers and scouts in boats) or free play (towncenter, villagers and scout) on
these versions

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Popular Discussions View All (2)
May 19, 2013 @ 8:22pm
I need some input on civilization choices
May 19, 2013 @ 2:53pm
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White Sep 7 @ 5:42pm 
do it! :D
Zetnus  [author] Sep 7 @ 12:54pm 
@grogleberry - Thanks for pointing those out. I'll fix the names when I have time :)

I made this map before The Forgotten came out with its new map size. A LudiKRIS map would have a lot more space and would solve the problems about the cramped areas in the center. In any case, I would need to remake the entire map. Perhaps I will have time to do that at some point ...
grogleberry Sep 7 @ 12:18pm 
The Dwarven Hero in Rivendell is Erik the Red (presumably it should be Gimli).
Saruman's name is misspelled (Sauroman).
It seems like you would've had more space in the middle of the map (Mirkwood, Lothlorien, Moria) if you had left out the big empty space in Mordor.

Other than that, great job!
theboss Jun 19 @ 8:28pm 
White Sep 4, 2013 @ 9:49pm 
@Zetnus - thats a fantastic idea! incorporating the sneakiness and subterfuge of the ring instead of raw power!
Zetnus  [author] Sep 4, 2013 @ 12:17am 
@Finn the Human - Well now that you pointed it out, there really should be a reward for finding The One Ring. I've been playing around with with the options and I think I found a good solution. I can make it so that picking up The One Ring now researches spies for you for free. What do you think of that as a reward?
White Sep 3, 2013 @ 8:45pm 
@Zetnus - ah ok, i figured being hidden beneath all those trees it had to do something :P still a fantastic map, easily my favorite so far!
Zetnus  [author] Aug 29, 2013 @ 12:56am 
@Finn the Human - I'm afraid not, although it could probably be set up to trigger defeat for Mordor. If you actually picked up The One Ring, you would have noticed that it vanishes when you do so, because it is different from the other relics (rings). So at the moment, you can't bring The One Ring anywhere.
White Aug 28, 2013 @ 9:35pm 
Soooo if you aquire the one ring, and manage to bring it to mount doom with your monk, mordor is instantly defeated? Amiright or was that just a coincidence I wasnt following mr monk.
Zetnus  [author] Aug 12, 2013 @ 2:23pm 
@_BOBE - True, it is crowed. Ideally I would want to create an even bigger map to spread stuff out, but this is already the largest size...
Have you tried the Nomad version?