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Should there be crazy easter eggs?

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#1 robnkarla

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 09:41 PM

Hi all,

I know saying that I have not been active is an understatement at the very least, but have still been working on something that has taken a little more time than I thought it would. It's not a really big secret and I've posted some screens of it already, though it's been worked on extensively. I appreciate all the posts and I've been reading through them all.

Back on topic, with the focus I've been having on the fortress and in my life I wanted to finally get to some of the easter eggs I've been planning. Each one of them I'm adding in game - you won't have to change any ini's to get them to work. Just have to know how to unlock them. I'll also be tying them to the CaHs enabled. If you enable CaHs the easter eggs will be enabled.

To give you an idea of the type of eggs I've been thinking about, I've always referenced doing an Aragorn mounted on a purple scorpion and other crazy nonsense so I thought I'd show Aragorn's mount. (I've fixed the Rohan Aragorn's mount animations for Blademaster and elendil also.)

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So let me know what kind of just fun stuff you'd like to see added in game as easter eggs and as I mod I'll through some things in there that just to have fun.

Robert J.

Edited by robnkarla, 16 March 2008 - 03:00 AM.


#2 Myrdin

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 09:48 PM

i d like to see ( if its possible ) a goblin warior mounted on the big fire drake ( that gobs have in normal bfme as fortress up )
( i got this idea some time in ma head and it looks pretty funny, small goblin on drake :thumbsupsmiley: )


or if its possible, ghosts ( from summon ghosts ) or wights riding on flood horses :D

Edited by Myrdin, 15 March 2008 - 09:59 PM.

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 10:34 PM

The avatar of isengard mentioned in ring heroes thread would be good for this :thumbsupsmiley:

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 11:06 PM

I'd like to see a flying walrus :thumbsupsmiley:
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Posted 15 March 2008 - 11:35 PM

Gandalf the White on a Fellbeast, and the Witch King on Shadowfax :thumbsupsmiley:

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Black Gandalf on a Fellbeast, and the White Witch King on Shadowfax :D

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Gandalf on a White Fellbeast (WK on black horse? Nothin' new..)

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 02:33 AM

I don't think that these should be applied to the game at all. I am extremely opposed to it and I think that there should be a poll on it to see.
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Posted 16 March 2008 - 02:59 AM

Just curious of why you don't think they should be in?

They are meant to be used as levity, to add fun to the mod. (Also to give me and anyone else whose helping a break to do something fun.) In my view almost all really competetive matches are done without CaHs, so with them being tied to that there it would not allow them to be used in any competitive situation or tourneys. Also, they are stuff that normally are not in the playable game, but you have to unlock them just for fun. Imagine you have to build 4 different units/structures with each of them having a hidden keystroke that unlocks a portion of the easter egg. Then you have to build the unit and know the correct keystroke(s) to activate it. Some of them might be a boost (like a mounted Aragorn), but others could be stricly visual. (Playing mordor and the easter egg is switching gandalf model out for the witchking, etc.)

These strictly are meant to add fun to the game in skirmish mode, allowing me and others to just mess around with things to mix up the tedium of creating 20+ models in order to finish one fortress. I'll go ahead and turn this into a poll for you though. To let you in on how I feel, if this were something that was supposed to be a part of the inherint mod, I'd recoil at the idea of Aragorn riding a scorpion or frodo flying a fellbeast, or gandalf riding a spider. It's just completely wrong, which I think makes it perfect for easter eggs.

Robert J.

p.s The only argument I know that would work against them is: "Stop this playing around and get back to the mod!" I can understand this, but to that I'd just say that if you want me to finish the mod I need to take these breaks and have fun and merriment or I'll go crazy. :thumbsupsmiley:

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 03:34 AM

Yea, I kinda do want you to get the mod goin down the road. One of the things about me is I'm the serious sort. I take everything at a brutal with me handicapped if anyone. I think these are kind of a wase of time but... if you need breaks... I suppose that is fine but who am I to decide? Just forget I asked about a poll.

Edited by Crazy Intellectual Liberal, 16 March 2008 - 04:00 AM.

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 06:36 AM

This is Interesting.

Nazgul Riding flying horses

Witch King - Shadowfax

Gollum on Shelon

Sauron - Pony (or resized horse)

Gandalf - Warg

Elrond - Drogoth

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 08:00 AM

Have Sauron carry a big lollypop instead of his mace. :rolleyes:

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 09:05 AM

^^^ Now that one I have to see.... ^^^

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 10:18 AM

Maybe Glorfindel, Arwen and gloin can ride eagles like in the bfme 2 campaign

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 12:01 PM

I think I agree with Crazy Intellectual, I don't see the point of adding these to the mod, it's just an useless amount of space being wasted.
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Posted 16 March 2008 - 01:22 PM

Xingdao and Crazy Intellectual Liberal, you two really lack senses of humour :rolleyes:

Cummon, this is worth it just for the jest at EA's 'interesting' ideas...

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 01:47 PM

I like the idea of sauron's lolipop ;)


Hey! Lets add Gorkil with a giant scorpion too! :rolleyes:


Triple sized hobbits, so they tower over normal guys ;)

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 01:59 PM

Yeh i like the idea of the giant hobbits best :rolleyes:
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Posted 16 March 2008 - 02:25 PM

I like the idea of this but I want it to be in options to enable or not enable these easter eggs or you can make one easter egg for each faction and put it as a custom hero for the faction that only that faction can use otherwise I wouldn't like it because it would ruin the game if suddenly your enemy pulls out Aragorn riding a scorpion or giant hobbits.

I'll keep my vote until you respond.

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 02:30 PM

Don't worry, there's no chance of that happening. First of all, you will have to have CAH on to enable these, and lets face it your games pretty much ruined when you turn that on anyway.

Secondly, the AI won't use these, and thirdly you'll have to know the secret keystrokes to activate them.

I was thinking now, that it might be quite cool if we set a riddle with the next public release, and the keystroke to unlock the easter eggs is the answer to the riddle.

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 02:30 PM

Yea, I kinda do want you to get the mod goin down the road. One of the things about me is I'm the serious sort. I take everything at a brutal with me handicapped if anyone. I think these are kind of a wase of time but... if you need breaks... I suppose that is fine but who am I to decide? Just forget I asked about a poll.



shut up man ! reading your loads of sh*t makes me angry, if you would be boss, i would rather get another job, only becouse i would feel depresed and annoyed by fagg like you ( YEAH THIS IS DAMN OFFENSE !!!! )

Pay respect to these people, they work hard to get a job done for fans, and fagz who cant apriciate theyr work like you.
Work Work Work, without break, try it and them complain ! a break is needed or they get disgusted with their work and the mod will be newer fully finished ( same thing happened to mod Battle for Gondor, or what was the name ). Soo dont give me such stupid lines like " the mod is goin down the road " every game and even pro. programs have some kind of easter eggs. its for the fun, to relax and to make the players laugh on some imigas that the creators have in their minds.

i know the stress from working, for i have created some things too ( not for LOTR, but for warcraft ), and i can tell you, working 1 damn week ewery day without break, . . i finished the work and was disgusted soo much that i didnt tuch the edit tools for wery long time.

Try to get in their place, TRY IT ! then complain.

and as for you guys, dont mind this xxxx, just relax, get a breath of inspiration, soo we who appriciate your work, can get ready for more news and more cool stuff this mod has to offer. ( this is a tribute to the creators, and testers or Rj Rotwk )
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"From this seal shall arise the doom of men,"
"who, in their arrogance, sought to wield our fire as their own."
"Blindly they build their kingdoms upon stolen knowledge and conceit."
"Now they shall be consumed by the very flame they sought to control."
"Let the echoes of doom resound across this wretched world, that all who live may hear them and despair."


"Tremble, mortals, and despair! Doom has come to this world!"

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 02:33 PM

btw, i d like to see giant chicken hero. Cluck Cluck

wit, summon chickens, fly, might of the giant egg, and hail the chicken spells :rolleyes:

Edited by Myrdin, 16 March 2008 - 02:35 PM.

"Let this scar signify the first blow against the mortal world."
"From this seal shall arise the doom of men,"
"who, in their arrogance, sought to wield our fire as their own."
"Blindly they build their kingdoms upon stolen knowledge and conceit."
"Now they shall be consumed by the very flame they sought to control."
"Let the echoes of doom resound across this wretched world, that all who live may hear them and despair."


"Tremble, mortals, and despair! Doom has come to this world!"




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