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RJ - RotWK

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robnkarla

Category: Beta Mods
Created: Wednesday April 4, 2007 - 0:39
Updated: Sunday January 1, 2012 - 23:38
Views: 65755
Summary: A mod that combines the best of BFME1 and BFME2 - living world campaign, factions, AI, bases, etc.

Rating

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4.5

Members say

4.6

Average

4.6/5.0

110 votes

Welcome to RJ-RotWK v1.06 Beta - a massive modification to EA's BFME2 Expansion - Rise of the Witch-King

It been over a year since the last release, and it's time to release another version for everyone to play. The mod is still in the beta phase as not everything is completed and some areas are still previews and WIP, but we felt the mod was in good enough shape to create this version.

So what is new in version 1.06?

- Elven Faction has been split into 3 parts - Rivendell, Lothlorien, Mirkwood (Mirkwood still not playable as the base)
- A large number of new maps have been added (custom maps, converted BFME1 maps, etc.)
- The Leadership system has been revamped
- Balance has been completely redone
- All heroes now have their own powers and abilities. The blue wizards are as complete as Gandalf and Saruman.
- Many new models have been added outside of the Elves. The Radagast, Romestamo, & Morinehtar have their own models, as well as many others that you'll find as you explore
- Nearly all new structures have normal maps applied to them, bringing out all of their detail to the fullest extent
- Some new skins for the Dwarves have been added
- Goblins now will come without armor and will gain armor as you upgrade them
- The AI for Elves, Arnor, MotE, & Rohan has been added on any map that has the camera sytem
- The AI now puchases the spells the way they should from their pp tree
- MotE have a completely new pp tree
- and so much more

Elves:
By the onset of the third age, three main regions of elven settlement remained in Rivendell, Lothlorien, and Mirkwood. 1.06 allows you to play as these factions individually and together, by choosing elves as the faction when setting up the game. Choose carefully, as each elvish force is suited to a particular style of battle.

At the start of the game, you will begin with an unbuilt fortress. Clicking the fortress allows you to choose either Lothlorien or Rivendell. (Unfortunately choosing Mirkwood is not available in version 1.06 as the mod is a work in progress and the faction's structures have not been completed.) Once the fortress is built you will be able to build your structures from your porter.

All elven fortresses, with the exception of the Noldehil, are recruited from a training grounds. This is a structure which can be upgraded to specialize in a choice of combat disciplines, allowing more skilled troops to be trained. The Rivendell trianing grounds allows the training of barracks units when built, and can be ugpraded with either an archery range or a stable. The Lothlorien training ground allows the training of archers when built, and can be upgraded with either a barracks or a stable.

The Elven kingdoms will ride to the aid of another, should it be assaulted by the enemy. You can summon the aid of troops from the two elven regions which you did not choose at the start of the game by lighting the beacom on the fortress.

Mapping:
Mapping has always been an important aspect of the mod, starting with the first RJ maps to mix BFME1 and BFME2 gameplay. With version 1.06 not only are we adding 20+ skirmish maps, but we are laying the groundwork for 2 very important areas: a new living, WotR map and campaigns. A very important note, almost every in-game image in this update was taken during regular gameplay. There were no additional camera animations to obtain these shots, just regular gameplay.

Among the maps included in this update are: A scaled version of Minas Tirith, Cair Andros, Osgiliath, Tolfalas, The Lonely Mountain, Dol Amroth, Lake Evendim, Hobbiton, Fords of Bruinen, Lanthir Lamath, Brethil, Combe Valley, and more. Most of the maps are built from scratch, though there are a few converted skirmish maps from existing campaign maps. Also, there a number of BFME1 maps will be converted and included with AI and RJ features.

You'll also get a preview of the new living map, which has more than 100 territories split across 10 regions. Almost all of the territories from BFME1's campaign, BFME2, and more have been added. This alone has become one of the largest projects for BFME, but it has been incredible to work on with the mapping team.

As for the campaign, you will not see much work on the campaign in 1.06. You'll still have the first 10 maps of the non-linear campaign and a preview of the good linear campaign. 1.06 is all about laying the ground-work for the campaign, from splitting up the Elves to their respective locales to expanding up different aspects of each faction to finally the maps where the battles/action will take place. Many of the new maps will take a central role in one if not more of the campaigns

List of maps with the camera system:
Brethil, Cair Androws (Dawnless Day), Combe Valley, Dimrill Dale, Dol Amroth, Eastfold, Hobbiton, Lake Evendim, Lanthir Lamath, Scaled Minas Tirith, Osgiliath, Swan Fleet, Tolfalas, Lonely Mountain, Anorien, Central Ithilien, Crossroads, Druadan Forest, Dunharrow, East Emnet, Eastern Rohan, Eastfold, Eaves of Fangorn, Emyn Arnen, Emyn Muil, Harondor, Lebennin, Mirkwood, Northern Ithilien, Nurn, Pelargir, West Emnet, West Fold, Wold, Amon Hen, Caras Galadhon, Deadman's Dike, Lake-Town, Anorien, Belfalas, Cair Andros, Dunharrow, Fords of Isen, Mouths of the Entwash, Old Brown Lands, Amon Sul Ruins, Angalas, Angmar, Black Gate, Buckland, Dagorlad, Dead Marshes, Dol Guldur, Ettenmoors, Evendim, Fangorn, Grey Havens, Grey Mountains, Harad, Harlindon, Harlond, Helm's Deep, Minas Morgul, Minas Tirith, Mount Doom, Nanduhirion, Rhun, Shire, Stonewain Valley, Tower Hills, Weathertop, Withered Heath

I hope that is enough :P

Those are the big areas of change in 1.06. check out the news items to follow any other changes that have not been outlined here.


A huge thanks goes out to the team, the beta testers, and all those who've donated to the mod. The credits file and the credits on the site will have everything listed out.

Thank you for playing,
Robert J.

Terms of Use:
Many items found in the mod are not my creation and thus I cannot give permission for their use. Check the credits for who to contact if seeking permission. At this time no one is allowed to use items found within the mod for another public mod witout the express permission given by Robert J./robnkarla. This will change once the mod is complete, but until then nothing can be used elsewhere without consent.

Links / Downloads

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Installation Instructions4432July 17, 2010 - 17:55
1.06 Beta - Moddb Download Location7332July 17, 2010 - 17:54
1.06 Beta - Strategy Informer Download Location3595July 17, 2010 - 17:53
1.06 Beta - lotrfiles Download Location8468February 1, 2008 - 19:10
Credits2189September 10, 2007 - 16:36
Web Site9537April 4, 2007 - 21:29

Comments

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Rob38 (Team Chamber Member) - Sunday October 10, 2010 - 13:15

RJ gave select assets to only several mods that were well-established. I highly doubt he would allow you to use assets from a whole faction your mod.

OmegaDelta007 - Sunday October 10, 2010 - 9:08

Hi RJ, I'm making a mod called Arnor's Salvation, & I was wondering if I could include your & your team's asset's (Files) in my mod.
I will give you & your team full credit for your work.
If anyone nows how to contact RJ, please send him this message on to him.

Choose as you deem fit RJ,
OmegaDelta007

BigBrainiac - Sunday August 8, 2010 - 23:13

I'm new to 3rd Age (but have used it a LONG time)

Great mod, I'm loving the new factions and the BFME feel in some maps.

To the RJ RotWK mod team GREAT JOB!!! XD

Rob38 (Team Chamber Member) - Saturday July 17, 2010 - 17:56

Mod information and links have been updated to the most recent version.

Jesaulenko - Sunday March 7, 2010 - 2:57

What the file ,,lotrbfme2ep1.exe" ??? Help please!

Isillme - Thursday January 14, 2010 - 8:49

very cool mod i felt something empty in it... must admit it, but what the hell is aweseome mod

Rob38 (Team Chamber Member) - Sunday October 25, 2009 - 20:25

Fixed.

{AE}Manveru - Sunday October 25, 2009 - 17:00

You'd think the download link would be to 1.06...

RingingFall - Sunday September 6, 2009 - 11:08

HOW DO YOU INSTALL THE DAMN MODS

The 7th Disciple - Saturday August 22, 2009 - 21:10

I cannot tell you enough of how great this mod is. I thank you so much robnkarla for your work and dedication to this. Thank you agian. You rock!

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