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Middle-Earth: Lord of the Mods (Private Beta I)

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Creation & Customization' started by PCHighway, Feb 18, 2005.

  1. aaglo

    aaglo Furioso!

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    Jackhammer? Hilti? :D
     
  2. Cuivienen

    Cuivienen Deity

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    I didn't know that I did enough to help this mod to be worthy of being a part of the private beta! However, I don't have enough time to be a part of it. I like the screenshots so far, though :goodjob:
     
  3. Mithadan

    Mithadan Wandering Woodsman

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    I think slagborr would translate as "hammer drill" in English. That's what we use for going through masonry, anyway.

    Here's a pic of a Dwarf using weilding a mattock as a weapon (by Alan Lee):



    It's basically an axe with the blade turned ninety-degrees, for digging rather than chopping. An adze is the same idea, but it's for wood-working (like making a "dug-out" canoe). A pickaxe is an axe with a pick instead of a blade. I think my pickaxe at home is double-bitted: a pick at one end, and a mattock at the other. The pick loosens up hardened dirt, and then the mattock digs in nicely. Whatever! :crazyeye:
     
  4. WildWeazel

    WildWeazel Yeah, well... Supporter

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    A pickaxe is a pick on one side and an axe on the other. What you have is a pick-mattock ;) I think a pickaxe would be most appropriate for a dwarf, but anything other than a jackhammer should work :D
     
  5. Hamah

    Hamah Prince

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    I´m still active!!! :)
     
  6. The Last Conformist

    The Last Conformist Irresistibly Attractive

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    How is work progressing on the private beta?
     
  7. Noldodan

    Noldodan 2 years of waiting...

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    I still don't have it, and I don't think anyone else does either.
     
  8. WildWeazel

    WildWeazel Yeah, well... Supporter

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    PCH and mrtn have it, but they are being stingy and making us wait.... :p
     
  9. The Last Conformist

    The Last Conformist Irresistibly Attractive

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    I know mrtn and PCH have it. That's why I'm asking them. :p
     
  10. PCHighway

    PCHighway Pacific Coast Highway

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    Thank you very much for that unit Aaglo!

    Noldodan and zxe, no I haven't forgot you. I'll update that private beta list later.

    TLC, and co., I'll throw you a bone ;). Do you have any opinions on these MGLs and SGLs. Namely, do you have a problem with the Istari as SGLs. Especially Pallando and Alatar.

    As you can see I put "II" and "III" markers in places where I couldn't find another leader to fit the bill. This looks especially foolish in the Easterlings and Harad SGL spots. Should I just eliminate the "II" and "III" markers? Are they ok normally, but shouldn't be used in the case of Elves and Istari?

    Code:
    [b][u]Gondor[/u][/b]
    [i]MGLs			SGLs[/i]
    Isildur			Atanatar II	
    Rómendacil I		Tarannon Falastur
    Eldacar			Meneldil	
    Eärnil					
    Eärnur					
    Aragorn Elessar				
    
    [b][u]Númenor[/u][/b]
    [i]MGLs			SGLs[/i]
    Tar-Minyatur		Tar-Elendil	
    Tar-Aldarion		Meneldur Elentirmo
    Tar-Minastir		Hatholdir	
    Tar-Palantir				
    Ar-Pharazôn				
    
    [b][u]Arnor[/u][/b]
    [i]MGLs			SGLs[/i]
    Elendil			Tarondor	
    Amlaith of Fornost	Mallor		
    Araphor			Celebrindor	
    Araval					
    Arathorn				
    
    [b][u]Rohan[/u][/b]
    [i]MGLs			SGLs[/i]
    Eorl the Young		Fréawine	
    Aldor the Old		Brytta Léofa	
    Helm Hammerhand		Thengel		
    Folca					
    Éowyn					
    Éomer Éadig				
    
    [b][u]Northmen[/u][/b]
    [i]MGLs			SGLs[/i]
    Girion			Radagast	
    Beorn			Grimbeorn the Old
    Bard			Bain		
    Fram					
    Bard II					
    
    [b][u]Easterlings[/u][/b]
    [i]MGLs			SGLs[/i]
    Ulwarth			Alatar		
    Ulfast			Alatar II	
    Uldor the Accursed	Alatar III	
    Ulwarth II				
    Uldor II				
    
    [b][u]Harad[/u][/b]
    [i]MGLs			SGLs[/i]
    Herumor			Pallando	
    Fuinur			Pallando II	
    Castamir		Pallando III	
    Angamaitë				
    Herumor II				
    
     
  11. aaglo

    aaglo Furioso!

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    Beorn for northmen? Really :D (I know, I haven't been following much of the LotM threads, but it seems a bit surprising choise)
     
  12. The Last Conformist

    The Last Conformist Irresistibly Attractive

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    I'm OK with Istari for SGLs, but having "Alatar II" and so on looks just plain stupid. Having just one name would probably be better.
     
  13. WildWeazel

    WildWeazel Yeah, well... Supporter

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    I agree with TLC. You could add Hyarmendacil for Gondor, but they seem to have plenty already. Shouldn't Isildur go to Arnor and Anarion to Gondor?

    @TLC: I was telling Noldodan. I know you know I know you... whatever. ;)
     
  14. mrtn

    mrtn Shaven not stirred

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    The Northmen are an amalgamation of the real Northmen (grand uncles to the Rohirrim) and "all humans east of the Misty Mountains" (including the Beornings and Lake Town/Dale). :)
     
  15. Maplehurst

    Maplehurst Northern Hermit

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    Thanks PCH. And the beta delay hasn't bothered me terribly as this is the busiest 2 weeks of my year. I'll be ready to go next week though. Besides, we haven't rushed this thing much so far, why rush it at the end and release an inferior product...right?

    Are we planning on using aaglo's Dwarven miner unit. It is pretty cool. Perhaps it could make up for the slow dwarven units. One quick moving unit that tunnels underground....

    Just an idea...
     
  16. AlcTrv

    AlcTrv Only goes to one thread.

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    I saw that and thought "OH! I CAN BE USEFUL!" and immediately set out to find the translated names of Alatar and Pallando, in hopes that we could pull a Gandalf/Mithrandir/Olorin, but alas... *cries*

    And for me as well these are the busiest 2 weeks of the year, but I'll be on break soon so this delay in beta distribution actually works to my benefit
     
  17. Kindred72

    Kindred72 Vampire

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    I appreciate being able to be part of the Beta test, but I doubt I have time to test it and give productive input. Thank you very much though. I've waited this long, I can wait a little while longer. Good work guys.
     
  18. RRnut

    RRnut Civanator

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    Weren't the names of these guys in Valinor mentioned somewhere in the lore? Either Silmarillion or UT? Don't have either with me... Probably in UT.
     
  19. Mithadan

    Mithadan Wandering Woodsman

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    If I'm not mistaken, the only names we have for Alatar and Pallando come from UT, so we're not likely to find any more there. I could be wrong, though.

    Yeah, drop the "II" business and if necessary, then, just repeat the name over and over again. Heck, the Istari don't get very old very quick, so having them pop up repeatedly as "scientific leaders" would be sort of like "Ah, so you're back, Gandalf Stormcrow? It's been so long since we've last seen you -- wasn't I but a boy back then? -- and as usual, your arrival comes at a bad time for us..."
     
  20. The Last Conformist

    The Last Conformist Irresistibly Attractive

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    Alatar and Pallando are their Valinórean names. The only M-e name of them we know is the collective Ithryn Luin "Blue Wizards".
     

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