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Middle-earth March Madness 2013 - Round 1 - Voting Begins!

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Mar 19 2013, 8:43am

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Middle-earth March Madness 2013 - Round 1 - Voting Begins! Can't Post

middleearthmarchmadness13Middle-earth Madness officially starts today! We've split our field of 64 characters and objects into four divisions: The Shire, Erebor, Angmar and Mordor.

As noted in previous comments and on FB, there are some very interesting match-ups in this first round. In a semi-rematch, can the brave Hobbit Merry take out The Witch-king in a division that includes his own name? Who will win in the battle of brothers as Kili and Fili face off in the Erebor division? And what about last year's champion Samwise Gamgee?! Can he really take out the ever popular Balrog of Moria? Imagine what "Bullroarer" Took will do against Shelob in the Mordor division. Can the dragon Ancalagon the Black take out Legolas's father Thranduil in The Shire division?

A note to those of you whom may not know some of the names in the bracket. A great way to educate yourself on the vote is by simply googling the name. We found that Wikipedia has a plethora of information on each character.

Voting in Round 1 will remain open until March 21st at 10pm ET. At that point, we'll calculate the winners and post the next round on March 22nd. Follow after the break for a complete bracket image (download it), and to vote on all of our Round 1 match-ups! [Round 1 Bracket] (If you are interested in how we came up with this bracket and why some characters are left off (*cough Legolas*), check the note at the bottom of this post)


The Shire - Round 1
March 19th - March 21st 2013












Erebor - Round 1
March 19th - March 21st 2013















Mordor - Round 1
March 19th - March 21st 2013














Angmar - Round 1
March 19th - March 21st 2013














A note on the selection process. TORn staffers got 32 votes to distribute as they saw fit across nearly 100 names. Some staffers are very fond of Silmarillion, some of the Hobbit and others of LOTR, and voted for their favorites. From the results was born the list of 64, who were then distributed across the 4 realms, as you see.Characters like Legolas did receive votes, but missed the final 64 by a single vote!


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Mar 19 2013, 8:05pm

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Stay this madness! [In reply to] Can't Post

Pippin vs Balin, Eomer vs Bilbo, Elrond vs talking purse?

Some good characters are going down strictly by luck of the draw... still, some surprises are in store.


Elessar
Valinor


Mar 20 2013, 12:55am

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We tried to make it interesting [In reply to] Can't Post

Just for the fun of it.Cool



Magpie
Immortal


Mar 20 2013, 3:26am

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please tell the old person how to vote // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Mar 20 2013, 4:07am

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And had fun doing so ;D [In reply to] Can't Post

Still loving all the fangirls screams of horror over the Fili/Kili match up and no Legolas CoolLaughEvil

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Kelvarhin
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Mar 20 2013, 4:08am

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How you vote is up to you [In reply to] Can't Post

You can choose the character you like most or if you think they'd win in that fight , whatever works for you Cool

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Elessar
Valinor


Mar 20 2013, 11:02am

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I have to admit [In reply to] Can't Post

That is a touch of fun. lol Evil



DanielLB
Immortal


Mar 20 2013, 11:05am

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It's upsetting to see ... [In reply to] Can't Post

The talking purse loosing to Elrond. Pfft, what did Elrond ever do?

Next year, you'll have to have the thinking fox vs the talking purse. Wink


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Mar 20 2013, 1:10pm

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I know right?! Elrond's trouncing Talking Purse [In reply to] Can't Post

There must be a bunch of Elrond fans sitting on the vote button around the clock... there's no way the votes would be so lopsided without all those El-hards cheating.


(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Mar 20 2013, 1:11pm)


Magpie
Immortal


Mar 20 2013, 1:30pm

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no... HOW do I vote [In reply to] Can't Post

I mean, do I mentally make a note to self? Or do I push a button somewhere? Or do I fill out a ballot and mail it in?

I mean... if someone is tallying the votes, there must be some way to submit my vote and I can't, for the life of me, figure out how.


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imin
Valinor


Mar 20 2013, 1:41pm

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The first post in this thread [In reply to] Can't Post

it has little boxes for each head to head, you just click which one you prefer. If that doesnt work there is the same post on the homepage and in the gaming and collecting thread.


Magpie
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Mar 20 2013, 1:48pm

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Thanks... it was one of my adblockers that was the problem. [In reply to] Can't Post

I suspected that might be the problem but without knowing where I should see them, it was going to be a matter of hit or miss about where to turn stuff on and off. I couldn't see the voting boxes in the post here or on the home page article.

I must be the only one running this software (NotScripts) to be the only one asking about this.


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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Mar 20 2013, 1:56pm

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Well I noticed the vote boxes were sometimes absent in IE [In reply to] Can't Post

but you could still vote, except towards the end of the poll where the vote option on some were missing altogether. Haven't had any problems in Chrome.


DanielLB
Immortal


Mar 20 2013, 1:58pm

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It's the same for me [In reply to] Can't Post


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except towards the end of the poll where the vote option on some were missing altogether


The last four are missing the vote button.


Brethil
Half-elven


Mar 20 2013, 11:57pm

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Switched to Chrome to vote and got all vote boxes [In reply to] Can't Post


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but you could still vote, except towards the end of the poll where the vote option on some were missing altogether. Haven't had any problems in Chrome.


Was missing last four as well.
Shedding a tear over Faramir vs Beorn....

Hell hath no fury like a Dragon who is missing a cup.


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Mar 21 2013, 12:25am

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My very first Madness... in public, that is ;) [In reply to] Can't Post

I have NO IDEA what I'm doing, so I just went with each section and who I favoured spontaneously. Sort of like... "What's the first word that comes to mind when I say..... BLAH!" It was so much fun!!

I can't wait for Round 2!!

THANKS FOR DOING THIS!



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ShyElf
Lorien


Mar 21 2013, 2:25am

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That was super fun! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm looking forward to round 2!

Cheers!

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"So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."



(This post was edited by ShyElf on Mar 21 2013, 2:27am)


The White Wizard
The Shire


Mar 24 2013, 12:13pm

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Awesome [In reply to] Can't Post

I only heard about the last one so now I will be able to actually vote! Can't wait. I hope Gandalf wins and no that is not biased whatsoever :).

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