This is a holdover from another thread where it didn't belong on the validity of the existance of the Runekeeper in regards to the lore. I decided to make it it's own thread.
Originally Posted by BotLike
"I'd rather have RK's deleted : P ( Yeah absurd right ? )
They have nothing to do with the lore , no matter how hard turbine tried to make us think so.
In my eyes, it's just a flashy class , needed for every MMO : |
If we ever get new race/class combos it should be Elf captains.
Ow , and remove man lore-master too : * Makes no sense."
"There are three types of magic in Middle Earth(in the books and from Tolkien)
Music-Luthien Tinuviel and the Aniur who sang the whole thing to be in the first place.
Nature(the subtle shaping thereof)-Galadriel, Elrond, Gandalf, Cirdan the Shipwright.
Language-Celebrimbor the ring smith, Fegulund, any elf or dwarf who uses magic without music or nature(all of the dwarven magic items)
What are our three caster classes based off of the use of:Music, Nature, and Language.
Also, please read the description of the skill, not the visual that accompanies it. If you closely look at the RK or LM skills you will find that they really aren't using a non-free people style of magic. Please read letter 131 in the letters of J.R.R. Tolkien for more information of Tolkien's magic and see how closely it mirrors the game.
Also, the RK is basically a ring smith, but instead smithed a piece-of-rock of power and a lesser one at that.
That is why it is limited to Elves and Dwarves because only Elves and Dwarves were present when Celebrimbor was working.
Edit: The reason they are so flashy is the same reason Peter Jackson had to change some things: To get enough Denarii so he could make the next movie. They need a Flashy class to get the people who think it is just another fantasy MMO."
Today 09:41 AM #21
"Quite honestly, even though I am a lore fanatic, Turbine has already miserably failed to stick to the lore with various classes. Their justifications for what some of the classes can do are beyond ridiculous. All the in game descriptions of the RK, for instance, are laughable. I honestly wish they would just stop trying and stop pretending that classes are part of the lore. Just let any race be any class already and forget about the excuses."
Today 09:59 AM #22
Originally Posted by Mellonbeleg
"Edit: The reason they are so flashy is the same reason Peter Jackson had to change some things: To get enough Denarii so he could make the next movie. They need a Flashy class to get the people who think it is just another fantasy MMO."
"Exactly my point !
However , language and power of words , even though they are greatly powerful in the world of Tolkien , they have nothing to do with lightning coming out from hands !
Not even Gandalf did that ! lol
Middle-earth has nothing to do with witchcraft/sorcery etc.RK serves nicely as a second healer/range dps , but lore-wise he doesnt fit , especially visually,at least in my eyes!
That's what i meant and since it ain't the purpose of the thread i'll just stay quiet now : )))"
Today 10:10 AM #23
"However for those that care about the lore you can read the actual skill descriptions and find out what is really happening.
Another thing is that we use Morale, not Health, which is why a Mini can kill someone by yelling at them, they don't really kill them, they just lose the will to fight, but that is a subtlety that is seldom noticed by the people who say "to Angband with the lore, we want a free WoW!" The Lore people however can notice it and see the difference it causes
But we should really make another thread for this."
Edit:Sorry I can't quite get the quote feature to work.