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    Seems to be a complete re-installation. Since...

    Seems to be a complete re-installation. Since WINE is a Windows emulator, it seems logical that the WINE-based version would download the entire Windows version of the game, or nearly so. I am...
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    You could try to mine Old English names from the...

    You could try to mine Old English names from the elegy in 'The Battle of the Pelennor Fields' : "Harding and Guthláf, Dúnhere and Déorwine, doughty Grimbold, Herefara and Herubrand, Horn and Fastred,...
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    I think the player community is a major part of...

    I think the player community is a major part of it. Perhaps because it is small compared to megaproducts like WoW, or perhaps because of the shared love of Tolkien's world (or some facsimile...
  4. Thread: temples

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    But suitable for a truly transcendental...

    But suitable for a truly transcendental experience.
  5. Thread: New Tolkien Movie

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    Hmmmm. What an interesting idea.

    Hmmmm. What an interesting idea.
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    Forochel

    It may be worth noting that Tolkien himself regretted that he did not have a reason to bring Forochel 'on-stage', so to speak. From the summary of Letter #154 on Tolkien Gateway:

    "Tolkien was...
  7. Thread: Odd Occurrence

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    Odd Occurrence

    I was ejected from Landroval, with a message saying that I had logged into Arkenstone (where I also have characters). I immediately logged into Arkenstone to see if the account was in use, but had...
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    Beyond the Merlock Mountains, a long and lonely...

    Beyond the Merlock Mountains, a long and lonely road,
    Through the spider-shadows and the marsh of Tode,
    And through the wood of hanging trees and gallows-weed,
    You go to find the Mewlips - and the...
  9. "…Out poured an army the likes of which was never...

    "…Out poured an army the likes of which was never seen. Forth from the gate burst a hundred thousand rabid narcs swinging bicycle chains and tire irons, followed by drooling division of pop-eyed...
  10. Thread: High-Elf Surnames

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    Tolkien wrote an essay on the 'Laws and Customs...

    Tolkien wrote an essay on the 'Laws and Customs Among the Eldar' (published in 'Morgoth's Ring', Volume X of the History of Middle-earth). A brief summary: the Noldor were given their first,...
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    Or, in the common speech, Anger, Pride, Sloth,...

    Or, in the common speech, Anger, Pride, Sloth, Lust, Envy, Gluttony, and Greed.
  12. Thread: New LOTR-based MMO

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    If the license is from Middle-earth Enterprises,...

    If the license is from Middle-earth Enterprises, as it seems to be, it is still restricted to Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. They will infringe that license if they, for example, use the Blue...
  13. Thread: The New LOTR Books

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    I just finished The Fall of Gondolin, so it is...

    I just finished The Fall of Gondolin, so it is fresh in my mind. While there is nothing that has not been published before – in this case, mainly in The Book of Lost Tales (History of Middle-earth...
  14. Thread: Slavic dwarves!

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    From a story standpoint, these Dwarves would be...

    From a story standpoint, these Dwarves would be 'slavic' in the same way as the dwarves of Erebor are 'Icelandic' - i.e., their 'outer' names (but not their Khuzdul names) are taken from the...
  15. 'What then would you have,' said Gandalf, 'if...

    'What then would you have,' said Gandalf, 'if your will could have its way?'
    'I would have things as they were in all the days of my life,' answered Denethor, 'and in the days of my long-fathers...
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    I seem to have started with Shadows of Angmar...

    I seem to have started with Shadows of Angmar 7-day free trial in November of 2007. It was not stable on my Mac, so I did not do anything with it. I started up again late last year.
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    At the Tolkien panel at WonderCon a couple of...

    At the Tolkien panel at WonderCon a couple of weekends back, the panelists pointed out that nobody really knows just what materials (if any) outside of The Lord of the Rings can be adapted; indeed,...
  18. Thread: Dis the lady dwarf

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    The passage in Return of the King says that...

    The passage in Return of the King says that "[Dwarf-women] are in voice and appearance, and in garb if they must go on a journey, so like to the dwarf-men that the eyes and ears of other people...
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    "It is said that the Black Speech was devised by...

    "It is said that the Black Speech was devised by Sauron in the Dark Years, and that he had desired to make it the language of all that served him, but he failed in that purpose. From the Black...
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    Appendix B of "The Lord of the Rings" contains a...

    Appendix B of "The Lord of the Rings" contains a chronology of the events in the book, and also of the off-stage events (fall of Dol Guldur, invasion of Thranduil's realm, the renaming of Mirkwood as...
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    I am a fairly new player (about five or six...

    I am a fairly new player (about five or six months), and I level very slowly (I am not very good at the game, frankly). I have stayed free-to-play partly out of a perverse desire just to see if the...
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    On a Mac, the directory is ...

    On a Mac, the directory is
    lotroLauncher.app/Contents/Resources/lotroclient.app/Contents/Resources/raw/en/logo
    (substitute your language)

    It is probably best to use the command line to...
  23. Thread: new race/class

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    Lúthien's mother Melian was a Maia. The Istari...

    Lúthien's mother Melian was a Maia. The Istari were maiar, and so was Sauron. Eonwe, Manwe's herald, was another. There is no reason to suppose that there were not other maiar who decided to live...
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    Where does that live in the Mac version?

    Where does that live in the Mac version?
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    Thanks, everyone, for the helpful comments. In...

    Thanks, everyone, for the helpful comments. In the end, I got in-game help for the three difficult quests from two ad-hoc fellowships (quite unexpectedly), and one assist from my Kinship. I still...
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