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    Re: Lore contradictions

    One that I'm surprised nobody has mentioned(unless it's been changed since I started my burglar) is the hobbit tutorial, wherein you meet some certain hobbits on their way out of the Shire and help...
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    Re: no female fighters in LotR?

    Actually, there's a good bit of speculation that Eowyn did not kill the Witch-King, but Merry did. I find myself falling into agreement, although there does seem to be room for interpretation. At the...
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    Re: A Numerical Analysis of Farming (Ongoing)

    My apologies concerning the ongoing silence. I've been busy with college, in addition to not really having the will to play. Either way, I'm planning on at least doing Westfold farming over the...
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    Re: What part sticks out in your mind with LOTR?

    So many!
    The Ride of the Rohirrim always stuck with me for some reason, as did the story of Faramir. Also:
    Though here at journey's end I lie
    in darkness buried deep,
    beyond all towers strong and...
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    Re: Two-word Tolkien Trivia

    My best guess would be Iluvatar. Lots of biblical stuff links God to a shepherd, and the closest analogy I'm aware of is Iluvatar.

    However, if shepherd is to be taken as someone who is guiding...
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    A Numerical Analysis of Farming (Ongoing)

    Howdy, all!

    Ever since I started playing my captain, I've had an unhealthy obsession with farming. No idea why, but I enjoy it. Maybe just because it allows me to zone out whilst giving my eyes...
  7. Re: Why is it called the "Bane of Men" when others have the same fate?

    I realize it's technically not "canon," but Lost Tales states(and I personally think the Silmarillion implies strongly) that elves and men are in a similar position to the dwarves(i.e. asleep) at the...
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    Re: So, as expected...

    I can't speak for Mysterion, but I would think that a class built around DPS has no reason to want to be put on par with a tank for tanking as well. However, when a class designed for tanking is only...
  9. Thread: Surnames

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    Re: Surnames

    :) Thanks! A number of years ago, when I started my first MMO, I was rolling through names and not finding anything that had no numbers. Eventually, I started on taking cool-sounding names and...
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    Re: Surnames

    Aragorn named his house Telcontar. I always felt that that was pretty nice-sounding.
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    Re: speaking LotR languages

    Is mûmak known to be from Harad? I know that the men of Gondor use the phrase fairly often, which to me would imply that it was part of Gondorian and therefore derived from Sindarin. On the other...
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    Re: speaking LotR languages

    I'm not sure about Rohirric, but Appendix F Section II lists a number of differences between Westron and English. For example, the Westron name of Rivendell was Karningul(also stated to be a direct...
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    Re: speaking LotR languages

    Some of them yes, most of them no. Very little of the Black Speech is known, and Entish is all but nonexistant. Rohirric is likewise mostly unknown, as is, to my knowledge Numenorian(although this...
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    Re: Are Tolkien's stories morally simplistic?

    I can tell you that I, for one, have read more books, and of higher quality, than you seem to expect from a Tolkien nerd. Regardless, the kind of liberties he took writing the book as a whole would...
  15. Thread: Turin

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    Re: Turin

    Not really true, leastways by my interpretation. In "The Shaping of Middle Earth," at the end of "The Quenta," (page 198 in my version) there's the Prophecy of Mandos, predicting Dagor Dagorath. From...
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    Re: Two-word Tolkien Trivia

    There are a couple possibilities, but my best guess would be Cristopher Tolkien making Gil-Galad the son of Fingon rather than Orodreth, which he afterwards listed as "a mistake." Or maybe that's...
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    Re: Hierarchy amongst the Forces of Morgoth

    A few quick observations. Firstly, unless you're using "Morgoth's" to mean "evil"(which is, I'll admit, viable; anything under the sway of Sauron could be considered to be under the sway of Morgoth),...
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    Re: Tengwar English

    Personally, I find it more enjoyable to look up the actual name-meaning, find the word used for that, and, if necessary, add a name-agent(read: I'm insane). I have, for example, discovered that the...
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    Re: I'm finally reading Lord of the Rings!

    I'm generally okay with it, but I think it's very important that people understand that they are not reading a trilogy. I generally find that somewhere around the first 2/9 of a book or so are...
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    Re: Subtle Racism in Lotro

    It seems to me that you've got a few logical fallacies going on here.
    Firstly, correlation does not imply causation. Tolkien said that the orcs had black skin. They are also evil. These are two...
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    Re: Subtle Racism in Lotro

    Arighty...Jes' piling on, I suppose, with a few points I'd like to get out there:

    Firstly, I like the assertion that Tolkien was a product of his times, in that it gives good chance to point out...
  22. Thread: New Stories

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    Re: New Stories

    I'd really want a complete version of the Lay of Leithian. *So* depressed that that never got finished :(

    Other than that...I'd also like to see a revised version of the fall of Gondolin, and some...
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    Re: Two-word Tolkien Trivia

    Yup, that's correct :) Well done.
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    Re: Two-word Tolkien Trivia

    Sure, it's from The Silmarillion
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    Re: Two-word Tolkien Trivia

    'Fraid not. I'm using shishkebab in the sense of "meat on a stick." At least where I come from, you can have beef shishkebabs, shrimp, &c. In this case, the ingredient in question is someone...
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