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Old April 15, 2017, 01:28   #21
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There are two named giants in Tolkien's mythology; Sil uses them. There's also a long list of names from Norse mythology.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...orse_mythology

I agree Greek names just don't fit here.
Edit: fix ridiculous autocorrect error

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Old April 16, 2017, 09:30   #22
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4) Weird uniques. Sometimes I felt like I came around a corner and "You see Darth Vader. You see Braveheart." I'm not a big LOTR guy, sure I've read the books and the movies, but a lot of these uniques seemed like they were pulled from other mythologies, and it just seemed...weird.
One thing which always disturbed me is some uniques which fit in theme but I can't imagine them being in the dungeon as opponent.
Best example is Radagast. Why does he attack me if we meet? I'm not that deep into the LotR myth but as I know he is far from being an aggressive man.
I could imagine him as a neutral (or even friendly) creature in the game but not as an opponent (even though having him probably brings more variety into the opponent list than one more orc or demon unique would).
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Old April 16, 2017, 15:18   #23
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Best example is Radagast. Why does he attack me if we meet? I'm not that deep into the LotR myth but as I know he is far from being an aggressive man.
I could imagine him as a neutral (or even friendly) creature in the game but not as an opponent
What makes you think you're one of the good guys?
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Old April 16, 2017, 15:21   #24
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What makes you think you're one of the good guys?
It's a natural assumption for any player unless they're explicitly set up as a villain. I agree that Radagast feels out of place, as would be, say, Gandalf or Frodo.
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Old April 16, 2017, 15:32   #25
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It's a natural assumption for any player unless they're explicitly set up as a villain. I agree that Radagast feels out of place, as would be, say, Gandalf or Frodo.
Those who are evil, never think they are evil. The most murderous "monster" in the game is the "@". Killing good townsfolk, pet dogs, ainu istari, and evil orcs, trolls, and demons, alike. More than a serial killer or mass murderer, @ is a downright harbinger of death. The worst nightmare for both good and evil. And who isn't tempted to don The One Ring or Morgoth's Crown? Step aside Morgoth, there's a New Dark Lord in town!!!
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Old April 18, 2017, 01:49   #26
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More than a serial killer or mass murderer, @ is a downright harbinger of death.
I just thought of a potential challenge. You can only attack monsters that are awake and can do damage to you. Also, you can't attack stationary monsters unless they have a ranged attack. Finally, if something is fleeing you, you have to wait until it regains its courage. That way you are only attacking monsters that are directly trying to kill you.
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Old April 18, 2017, 13:13   #27
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Im on the same boat. Radagast should not be an enemy; iirc he was mentioned to be "slightly mad" but he's closer to an ally than a villain. And yes, we expect to be the good guy.
I'm actually perplexed that there is no message when you wear Morgoth's crown ...

Fighting Chronos or Pazuzu isn't much of a deal breaker, but they could be renamed into some dragons, if you want to make this 100% tolkien based, without losing any mobs.

Regarding @'s behaviour in town, its because someone dwcided to make these mobs non-passive ...
(Besides, hes really killing what, thieves and violent mercenaries. Plus the occasional vagabond. A favour to society, if you ask me.)
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There is not enough variety in Tolkien's world for a game that needs variety like Angband. Also, Angband has been around long enough to "deserve" its own creatures. So I welcome the "others."
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Old April 20, 2017, 18:03   #29
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Regarding @'s behaviour in town, its because someone dwcided to make these mobs non-passive ...
(Besides, hes really killing what, thieves and violent mercenaries. Plus the occasional vagabond. A favour to society, if you ask me.)
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I would like to note that killing street urchins is literally child murder.
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