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Server ideas/wishful talk

spike010

Hardcore MCME-er
Only Bounders and Valar have forum moderation permissions. Not Build moderators like me and Fire.
Also, Tavern talk is a fine subsection for this in my opinion. It's not really a discussion, more of a "suggestion box".
It's true what they say; you learn something new everyday. On that matter, I suggest that there should be a forum section for this suggestions and ideas if this thread becomes popular.
 

Uzbeksock

Yellow Flower Puncher
In my opinion, it would be awesome to have some yurts scattered around Rhûn. In case you don't know what a yurt is, here you go: (it's a portable tent that Mongolian horse nomads use)

 
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Uzbeksock

Yellow Flower Puncher
Going on holiday for a week, so I won't be on. Parting ideas:

-Crude villages in Khand
-Sea of Nurnen less fair
-Brown Lands more brown
Bye!
 

arcusthehero

Hardcore MCME-er
@Uzbeksock i always imagined Khand as rather advanced, more muslim-styled than primitive. Also, the sea of Nurnen will proly not look as nice in the Mordor texture pack. Im sure the grass will look appropriately gloomy. I do definately agree about the Brown Lands though.
 

Glov

Hardcore MCME-er
I agree, i'd think of Khand/Harad area as more middle eastern in style. Maybe however some nomadic settlements for the far east in Rhun, where the Wain Raiders came out of correct?
 

wheelleee

Build-Hardened Veteran
I imagined Harad being more African in influence (north-west africa, timbuktu?) in accordance with the real life map. Rhun would be kidna split. far east would probably more mongol/ming dynasty influence, while west rhun middle eastern, but with shorter people :p.
 

Uzbeksock

Yellow Flower Puncher
I picture Khand as maybe Central Asian now that I think about it. Rhun would be Mongol, maybe some East Asian. Near Harad would be North Africa/western Middle East, and Far Harad would be central Africa with jungles etc.

Note: won't be back till April 21st
Before I go, remember if anyone has any ideas for MCME, don't be afraid to post. That's what this thread is for!
 
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Fornad

Hardcore MCME-er
Just remember that Tolkien's Middle-earth does not equal earth.
In some ways it does, since Tolkien saw Middle-earth as our own Earth in the distant past, and there are many cultures within it that are pretty much directly equal to real-world counterparts (Shire = rural 1800s England, Rohan = Anglo-Saxons, and so on).

Furthermore, it is useful to look at these cultures, as humans in similar environments will often develop similar structures and ways of life in response to those environments.
 

wheelleee

Build-Hardened Veteran
Tolkien also mentioned 'new lands', (not valinor) in the western area of middle earth, a series of islands, so he might have been referencing the real life americas.
 

Kisos

Hardcore MCME-er
I have heard many people mentioning build of the Undying Lands, Numenor etc. How valid if at all is that?

Also will everything from the Hobbit be built (i.e. the Goblin caves, Gollum's cave, the eyries etc?
they better be or ill be very mad
 

Olwe

Hardcore MCME-er
Possibly some huts around /warp icebay or around Forodwaith? Not a huge priority but would be cool to check out. Also, any plans for Dorwinion once Minas tirith is finished?
 

Glov

Hardcore MCME-er
Possibly some huts around /warp icebay or around Forodwaith? Not a huge priority but would be cool to check out. Also, any plans for Dorwinion once Minas tirith is finished?
We will eventually set up some Lossoth villages around the bay, sort of like they have in Lotro.
The above, as well as things like Dorwinion, are of course planned to be made, but when is the tricky question. Most likely not for a while, as projects such as Gondor, Mordor, or locations from the Hobbit will take priority.
 

Gimilzor

Dirt Conaisseur
I just saw the olive trees at pelennor fields, they are great but i feel like they need dirt instead of grass. I say this cause im from south spain and we have lots of olive trees there and it always looks like this :

but i think that we havent got any texture with that kind of dirt
 
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