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Lord of the Rings x LTA = ?

Discussion in 'Custom Projects' started by B-Roy7, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. Koliastraz
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    If I am not wrong Dwarves fought against the bulk of Easterling army that Sauron sent north,and North orcs as a faction did not exist because they were exterminated by the seven Dwarven clans 200 years before in the War of the Dwarves and Orcs
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    @Koliastraz You are correct, the Easterlings sacked Dale and drove the Dwarves into Erebor, and then fled when they heard of The Ring's destruction. If they so desire the Easterlings can attack the Dwarves. 200 years seems like plenty of time for the Northern orcs and trolls to make a comeback...

    A few screen shots:
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    Mordor

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    Umbar, City of Corsairs

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    Near Harad. This section of the map seemed desolate and empty (I know that how its supposed to be) so I added a jungle to spice it up a little bit. Keep in mind these are my first terrains. Looking forward to your comments/criticisms.
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    That generally looks pretty good for a first look. ;)
  4. Koliastraz
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    Terrain looks really good,yeah 200 years is probably enough for orcs and trolls to reform but I think it may be better if they start relatively week but get a mission from Sauron to get in contact with goblins and the Balrog in Moria,Durins bane could be their new main hero and needed boost to survive in the north that is dominated by good factions.
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    Nalesean Communism has never been tried Brigand Donator Legend

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    Not to be a bummer but there are several really good spawn based maps based on lotr, bfme is pretty much the most exciting custom map for high lvl 5v5 play. Problem with bfme is that its difficult for people to get into since beginners are just eliminated within minutes and theres no chance to just hang about and be annoying with a second chance.

    Point being, think you need to bring something cool to the table, terrain wise theres certainly a lot to work with and ofc with the change to event/income based gameplay.
  6. Elbadruhel
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    Sauron servants are somehow dol guldur orcs, spiders, etc. Right? U could give them Smaug if they conquer Erebor.

    What is istari faction? Heroes factions works weird. U could give them: Gandalf and Radagast by event. Controlling the woodmen in middle mirkwood wich dolguldur attacks. And then by event get barbol+ents+fangorn and other event to Beorn+valesmen+vale of anduin.

    White hand is uruks and dunlendings, right? Controlling orthanc and dunland. U could give them fast craven spies. And they should start with simple orcs and have an event to get half orcs and uruks. Maybe an event to conquer Rohan and subdue them, with rohan becoming evil under Grima. And other to conquer the shire.

    Dunedain remnants is too restrictive. And they should own only the borders, leaving tons of empty space. I suggest u to rename it as "Eriador" a mix of: hobbits(light), breemen(medium, but worse than all other humans) and dunedain remnants (best humans ingame). Maybe an event to restore Arnor.

    Sauron is Mordor right?

    Northren orcs could have some men too, the Men of rudhaur. And get an event to restore rudhaur and arnor (evil).

    As harad faction will have haradrim+umbar subfaction. U could make easterlings to be: rhun+variags of khand.

    For sylvan elves (mirkwood+lorien) u could set easily differenced units for each kingdom: heavy lothlorien and light mirkwood. If you lose one realm, u can no longer recruit its units, to force u to defend both and not just bunker in one. You may also set two opposite upgrades to focus in one or the other kingdom. Basic heroes: Legolas and Celeborn. Choose mirkwood: Thranduil, improved Archers and new unit. Choose lothlorien: Galadriel, improved defenses and hp of infantry and new unit. When u destroy dolguldur, u are renamed as "Eryn Lasgalen" and unlock the other upgrade, getting the best elven army u could have.

    Dwarves could restore khazad dum, but if they have also dale, they could be able to restore rhovanion too, defeating the easterlings from anduin to the sea of rhun.

    You say 200 years of game? Wich time it will start exactly? If no one knows where is the ring smaug is alive and saruman is hidden yet.

    Just some toughts :-)
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    @Elbadruel Those are some great idea! thanks for the thoughts :-) I especially like Grima taking Rohan and maybe raising up Smaug as an undead dragon!
    Istari- Frodo and Gandalf from the start, they can get Radagahst and will have Ents, some hobbits, beornings, entwives. Idk if they should have Beorn as a hero
    White Hand- Because Saruman is faking good in the beginning he will wait a few minutes to unleash iseguard. Until that time he will have his agents and spies to keep him busy (mainly brigands and bandits) until he reveals himself.
    Im not sure how to divide the elves obviously there will be High elves and the Silvan Elves. Maybe the High elves could be more nature based magic and mirkwood could have better scouts and archers. Lothlorien could have powerful magic and anti-magic users. There are also many heroes for each so perhaps they could have a choice at the beginning like you were saying.
    High Elves: Elrond, Glorfindel, Arwen, Ciridan, Elronds sons
    Silvan: Celeborn, Gladriel, Haldir, Legolas Thranduil
    5 heros would be to many in my opinion but they could have some events to get at least 4.
    The time period I was thinking was around Bilbo's birthday. Frodo will have the Ring from the start and will need to make his way to Rivendell, then go from there. By this time the Gap of Rohan will be closed by Saruman so through the mines or the high road will be viable options. The Balrog (if not killed by Gandalf) should definitely be an event for someone Sauron, or the Goblins. Shelob, if not killed can be controlled by Black if he becomes powerful enoug
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    U are forgetting Cirdan, he is one of the older and wiser elves. We could even say that he defeated sauron, since when the istari arrived, he saw that saruman was going to turn evil, and gandalf would save them. So he gave his own power ring to gandalf. If gandalf had a tie vs the balrog, is pretty sure that he wouldnt have managed to face and kill him without the extra energy of the ring.
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    Well how about turning Sauron-Player into Nazguls and Sauron's servents into Sauron and primary faction.
    If you make fellowship then you could also make a counterpart faction which can be Nazguls.Even if they say in lore that Nazguls are the same they arent totaly each has its own title and by those titles you could make their abilites.Plus there are 9 fellowship members and so are 9 Nazguls.The Nazguls can start in Minas Morgul with the control of Minas Morgul(huge part of it while one part is in control of Sauron) and later ingame allow them to make troops.For fellowship well they could be a mix of factions like Oathbreakers,Rohan,Gondor,Ents and others.