Hello all, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce a map I am currently working on. It is a Lord of the Rings map styled after LTA, one of the greatest games on WC3, the terrain is roughly finished along with some units and heroes. This map will be based off the books rather than the movies and also a few LOTR games I have played. However, the picture I painted in my head will not be complete until patch 1.29 comes out due to the additional features it brings to the editor. So far this is what I have come up with Good team: Dunedain remnants Gondor Rohan Dwarves Mirkwood Elves (and Lothlorien) High Elves (Rivendell and Grey Havens) Istrai (and good nature forces of Middle Earth) Evil Team: Sauron Saurons Servents (Evil nature forces of Middle Earth) Easterlings Harad Misty Mountain Orcs Northern Orcs (Mt. Gundabad, Angmar, Mt. Gram) The White Hand of Saruman This game will be all about the One Ring, each faction will have a hero that can wield it if they so choose, however if you choose to wield the One Ring your allies will not follow you and you will be alone. The goal of good team is to destroy the One Ring and the goal of Evil team is to conquer Middle Earth. Most factions will start out utterly alone and have opportunities to unite to make it a 7v7 battle. Vision will be of vital importance as well because you will not be able to see beyond the reach of your own units, you will not have vision of your allies, just like in the Battle at Pelennor fields they didn't know Erebor was under siege. This is where the Beacons and other notifying elements including scouts and wards will come into play. Each Faction will have opportunities for extra income. For example: elven citizens can travel to docks and flee Middle Earth, Corsairs of Umbar pillaging coastlines or Orcs transporting enemy units to torture camps. Orcs will see better at night and humans will see better during the day. Just a few events: Aragorn travels to Rivendell and forges Anduril, Gollum can be found and will divulge information of the Ring's whereabouts, Dwarves can reclaim Moria and the Witch King can destroy the gates of Minas Tirith. I was hoping to use this down time to brainstorm ideas, and see what you as a community thinks. Please share any ideas form anything LOTR you have seen or played! I look forward to discussing and implementing your ideas. For more info message me.