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    Middle Earth, The mmorpg.

    Just wanted to show some screens i found from IGN for the Middle Earth mmorpg, i can tell from the photos that the combat system is probably not what i'm into... but damn it looks pretty non-the-less.

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    looks really smooth for an mmorpg. What I wanna know is how there going to make it work in the world of middle earth, because I promise that not everyone is going to be the peaceful hobbit bar tender. And you cant have 500 gandalfs running around either?

    It looks pretty sweet though.
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    i think you can be an elf, dwarf, human or hobbit... it's based in the 3rd age of middle earth with mordor... so who knows how it will play.
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    i dunno Red_Rook, they did a pretty good job with non-combat classes in sw galaxies i think theres a lot of medics and entertainers and stuff like that. also, im sure it'd be damn hard to become a wizard, especially one as powerful as gandalf

    but at the same time who wants sit behind a bar washing glasses when you could be a ranger or something, especially in this world
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    is this project still alive... i heard a few time ago that it was cancelled...
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    i've never heard anything about it being canceled, it seems very lively to me, http://www.lordoftherings.com/meo is the offical game site which appears to be updated today with middle earth trivix
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    Middle Earth Online as was being created by Sierra was delayed, delayed, delayed.... canceled. Most of the team that had been creating it were then layed off.

    This is actually Lord of the Ring's Online officially (I think), and is being created by Turbine... who created Asheron's Call 1 and 2.

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    No, the current project is very much alive. Back in the day, I guess a few years ago it was, the MEO project was haulted by Sierra. Corporate restructuring caused the dev team on the game to be laid off... which really sucked. Back then the dev team were -very- active on the message boards and were considering many suggestions the community had. Hell, perma-death was even being strongly considered. The game seemed like it could really change things up and offer soemthing new.

    Something tells me this MEO will just be a prettier version of every other mmorpg.

    edit - argh, bad timing
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    Actually I am pretty sure it was canceled at one point. Because my friend used to be pretty big in the community in the early days and he was really dismayed.

    And if what you say is true... I guess it was ressurected at one point...

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    take care there is vivendi behind turbine... da ya remember "the fellowship of the ring" the role playing game on xbox... hurgh... the project was cancelled by sierra (sierra is actually like the Titanic u know...) and was taken again by Turbine... let's see...
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    beh,, prettier?

    it looks nice but i seriously don't trust realism in games of that magnitude, The more and more realism you put into a game the more and more things are noticibley unreal, compair the hobbit house to the dungeons...
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    I would have to agree with you Davi.
    I still far prefer the graphic stylizations of WoW and AO to the attempts at realism in many other MMOs.

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