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New Middle Earth MMO


Sep 5 2018, 12:06am

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Sep 5 2018, 12:21am

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Middle-earth Enterprises has signed a multi-year licensing agreement with new game publisher Athlon Games to develop a title that will explore the Tolkien universe. The massively multiplayer online game will be set in the world of Middle-earth long before the events of The Lord of the Rings take place. Fans will be able to explore lands, people and creatures that have never been seen before.

So does this mean that the new game will be set during either the First or Second Age? Otherwise how is it different from The Lord of the Rings Online?

"For a brief time I was here; and for a brief time I mattered." - Harlan Ellison

(This post was edited by Otaku-sempai on Sep 5 2018, 12:27am)


Sep 6 2018, 3:46am

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Once again, this kind of news makes me wonder about rights to [In reply to] Can't Post

such material. It seems like they would have to create all new characters and some events to avoid violating the terms. It is hard to center on the 1 and 2nd ages without Silmarillion, HOME material.


Sep 6 2018, 4:16am

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Very interesting, and exciting, news! I look forward to hearing more about this (an estimated release date would be nice too. Gotta know roughly how long I should contain this excitement!), and I just hope it doesn't mean any ill for Lord of the Rings Online.


Sep 6 2018, 12:07pm

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The setting could be Third Age. [In reply to] Can't Post

The Third Age of Middle-earth is over 3000 years long and there are many events that take place well before the War of the Ring. Several key events of the Second Age are mentioned in The Lord of the Rings or covered in its appendices, so that seems a reasonable possibility as well. But you have a point; this game will probably not cover Beleriand or the First Age in general.

"For a brief time I was here; and for a brief time I mattered." - Harlan Ellison


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