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#1044777 ShowTrack - A Soundtrack Review Series (Maybe)

Posted by Bofur on 28 December 2016 - 12:36 AM

Right guys, I thought I'd better give you a heads up on this video, which one of my friends and I made, though it's something I'm not exactly proud of, but hey đŸ˜›

So, this friend had the "bright" idea of doing a soundtrack review series on youtube a few days ago, and I kind of agreed to it. Regrettably. I didn't know he'd ask me to film it on that day, with no time to prepare lines or audio clips or anything...

Just so you know, I had no real part in it besides turning up on the day and spouting random stuff at the camera

As you can probably guess, I'm the one with (relative) taste in soundtracks, but as some of you know, I'm a fairly shy and defensive person, so I was a little more revering of my picks than I'd normally be, especially Rogue One, which I'd probably call "Mainly good" if I were asked now, but got a bit caught up in the heat of the moment.

And yes, some of the things I said were mistakes, as you may pick up on (from memory, I accidentally called Jedi Steps & Finale the best cue of the 2000s, instead of the 2010s) but as it was all done on the fly, it's likely to be extremely crap. Having never really done any pieces to camera before, I know I'm rubbish, and haven't watched anything from it since it was filmed...

I hope you enjoy it but suspect you won't :p Please leave any feedback and/or insults on my character below :)

Here's a linky:

#1026124 BFME2: HD Edition

Posted by Bofur on 25 February 2016 - 12:49 AM

Just reappeared for a bit to say this thread is utterly beautiful, can't wait to see more :)

#1016877 The Hobbit

Posted by Bofur on 21 October 2015 - 01:40 PM

Here's a scene left out of even the EE... 


#1016667 BFME2 Patch 1.09 - Menu Poll

Posted by Bofur on 19 October 2015 - 01:10 PM

I would say changing the menu is a tad too far.

#1016553 The Hobbit

Posted by Bofur on 18 October 2015 - 12:11 AM

Yeah, he's real there... To be brutally honest, I actually prefer CG Dain, he looks really thin there...

#1004367 Sauron Maps

Posted by Bofur on 27 May 2015 - 08:01 AM

Cool, will you make the Bride of Khazad-dûm?


Now that is something. Will she have a beard? :p

#990590 The Hobbit: My Rambling Review

Posted by Bofur on 06 January 2015 - 08:42 PM

I guess I'm a pleb with brain disease then :p

#977269 Rage Hammer- Apple September 9th Event

Posted by Bofur on 15 September 2014 - 04:33 PM

I did a bit o' research on that "A8" nonsense, because randomly making up chip names doesn't mean anything to normal people.  "1 GB of LPDDR3 RAM" "20 nm process" And it has 2 million transistors!!! Blerg... don't make me go back to the Xbox One conference last year.  Bragging about transistors is like bragging about how many shoe laces you have in your shoe.  My GameCube has 51 million... and?  Also, all that processor power, is not only not impressive for a hand-held device for games, it's also useless.  May I present a list of mobile gaming's greatest accomplishments in the past 50 years:


Anyway, the camera.  8-megapixels.  I'm not too familiar with cameras or the worth of a megapixel, but I did research regardless.  A typical standard, not-to-studdly 100 dollar camera from Samsung is 16 megapixels.  If you start putting all these stats together, you could say to yourself, "Wow!  This phone does everything!"  But when a sane, not fake person looks at it, they could also say, "Wow.  This phone does everything worse than what actual things do."  If you want something that can play games, this is still a terrible option.  You'll be able to play PS2 games to a degree similar to the power of a PS2, except with an awful control method.  And a screen no bigger than my mouse.  And taking pictures with it is still going to be an amateur hour compared to an actual camera... because no matter how many filters that thing has, it's still going to be a Persian effort compared to a real, actual camera with a lens that's bigger than a dime.  And dat lens... it sticks out of the phone like a telescope.  If someone drops that thing flat on a table a bit too hard, it's going to shatter.  "Not if you buy the case!"  You shouldn't have to buy the case...  The panoramic stuff seems kind of cool, but I dunno how well it works.  Especially with the case on... it seems to block the curvature of the lens, and isn't that sort of important?  


It's the best smartphone out there... that's like having the best waffle bat.  What's a waffle bat?  It's a bat designed for hitting waffles.  It's a lot weaker than a baseball bat, but it also comes with a styrofoam cup holder and a glass hand-warmer.  These things aren't nearly as effective as their counterparts, but the point is that they're all on one convenient device!  Erm... but what's the advantage of this?  I do not compare my existence to the stage woman, pretending to shuffle through her bottomless purse of horror and despair, wasting precious seconds of my time looking for my credit card.  If I want to take pictures, I would carry a camera that's half the price and still be twice as good.  If I want to play mobile games, I would get a 3DS.  If I want a phone, I'll get a phone that costs significantly less and have the same quality.  Maybe even better.  But it's not about the phone part ever, is it?  Not at all, I suppose.  But the point being, why get the one thing that does 3 portable things very poorly, when I can get 3 separate devices that do them to a nail?  But these are 3 things I don't even value that highly, but if I did, I would want the better experience not the convenient one.  And Christ alive... I am not proof-reading this.  Holy crap.


Camera quality isn't measured in megapixels - It's a tradeoff between number of megapixels and the pixel size - The fewer megapixels you have, the larger pixels you have, which let more light in - Apple did this right in the 6. They have larger pixels, not more. 8MP should be enough for anyone - The rMBP screen is only about 5MP, anyway. Megapixel numbers are pure marketing drivel. Anything above 10 is, in my opinion, worthless in a phone.

#972505 The Hobbit

Posted by Bofur on 05 August 2014 - 11:14 AM

There'll hopefully be a 2 by 2 intro with Beorn the morning after the Dwarves arrive, complete with wood chopping. Also filmed was a Gandalf-Beorn conversation.

In Mirkwood, we'll see the enchanted stream as above, and also Thorin trying to shoot a white Stag. Also maybe a scene with all the Dwarves in front of Thranduil.

A scene where Bard was hiding the Dwarves while trying to get them to his house was filmed. Also possibly they'll show the party in the Master's house.

There will probably be an Azanulbizar flashback with Thrain's story, and Gandalf's meeting with him in Dol Guldur.

And finally, we should see the Dwarves wandering through Dale before they go searching for the hidden door.


I think that's it. 

#953939 Tech Trees

Posted by Bofur on 12 April 2014 - 07:35 PM

Seeing as I can't see myself doing any work on the mod in the immediate future, until the Summer holidays, I've decided to release some tech trees for the factions in the mod. Ideas and comments WANTED! :p


Blank spaces will mean I haven't decided yet, and so I would like some suggestions for them, and for spellbooks etc.


Barracks - Lindon Swordsmen - Mahtari Lindóneve (Soldiers of Lindon)
                  Lindon Spearmen - Ehtari Lindóneve (Spearmen of Lindon)
                  Lindon Archer - Quingaqueni Lindóneve (Bow-men of Lindon)
                  Lindon Sentries - Cundor Lindóneve (Guards of Lindon)
                  Gil-galad's Guard - Arnacundor Ereinion (Royal Guards of Gil-galad)
Stables - Lindon Knights - Arqueni Lindóneve (Knights of Lindon)
Workshop - Ballista - Altapilin (Great Arrow)
Upgrades - Heavy Armour - Lungucauma (Heavy Protection)
                   Forged Blades - Fánamaicar (Shining Swords)
                   Goldthorn Arrows - Laurënassië Pilindi (Goldthorn Arrows)
                   Banner Carriers - Tainacolli (Sign-Bearers)
Inn Unit - Galdor
                Teleri Warriors - Ohtari Falmarion (Teleri Warriors)
Heroes - Gil-galad, Elrond, Erestor, Glorfindel
Barracks - Lorien Swordsmen - Megyr Tawarwaith (Silvan Swordsmen)
                  Lorien Spearmen - Dírnaith Tawarwaith (Silvan Spear-Points)
                  Lorien Archers - Faroth Tawarwaith (Silvan Hunters)
                  Sindar Archers - Faroth Eluwaith (Sindar Hunters)
                  Galadhrim Warriors - Maethyr Galadhrim (Tree-Dwelling Warriors)
Green Pasture - Lorien Scouts - Rechyn Tawarwaith (Silvan Riders)
Entmoot - Ent - Onod (Ent)
                 Treebeard (Fangorn)
Upgrades - Heavy Armour - Theninlath (Strong Leather)
                    Forged Blades - Aechetyl (Sharp Blades)
                    Silverthorn Arrows - Pilin Celebrîg (Silver-Holly Arrows)
                    Banner Carriers - Taincyll (Sign-Bearers)
Inn Units - Legolas Greenleaf
                  Greenwood Warriors - Maethyr Lasgalen (Greenleaf Warriors)
Heroes - Galadriel, Celeborn, Haldir, Orophin
Barracks - Gondor Soldiers
                  Gondor Spearmen
                  Gondor Citadel Guards
Archery Range - Gondor Archers
                            Ithilien Rangers
                            Morthond Bowmen
Stables - Gondor Knights
                Knights of Dol Amroth
Workshop - Trebuchet
Upgrades - Heavy Armour
                   Forged Blades
                   Fire Arrows
                   Banner Carriers
Inn Units- Northmen Cavalry
Heroes: Hyarmendacil, Eldacar, Calimehtar, Earnil, Earnur, Vidugavia
Barracks - Guardians - Khazad-Baruk (Dwarven Axemen)
                  Phalanxes - Sigin-Udrîg (Long Spears)
                  Axe Throwers - Sulûn-Felâk (Swift Chisels)
                  Iron Guards - Bazaghar-Thakul (Beserkers of Steel)
Forge Works - Catapult - Salôn-Abanul (Falling Stones)
                        Demolisher - Urkhas-Felak (Monster Chisel)
                        Battlewagon - Anrât-Gabil (Great Turning)
Upgrades - Banner Carriers - Shemak-Zirâk (Sign Masters)
                   Forged Blades - Shakar-Baruk (Sharp Axes)
                   Mithril Mail - Ukrat-Sanzigil (Glorious Mithril)
                   Siege Hammers - Gabil-Felâk (Great Chisels)
Inn Unit - Sindar Warriors - Azaghâr-Fanâd (Elf Warriors)
Heroes - Durin the Deathless, Durin VI, Nain, Thrain
Dol Guldur
Orc Pit - Orc Warriors - Orgai Magari (Orc Attackers)
              Orc Pikemen - Orgai Rizgari (Orc Impalers)
              Orc Archers - Orgai Kirmzadgari (Orc Blade-Fallers)
              Black Orcs - Orgai Borzumi (Orcs of Darkness)
Troll Cage - Mountain Troll -  Olog Ordi (Mountain Troll)
                    Drummer Troll - Olog Hirimbagi (Commander-Troll)
                    Attack Troll - Olog Shadgari (Destroyer-Troll)
Spider Pit - Spiderlings - Ungolai (Spiders)
Siege Works - Catapult - Bandai Zadgar (Town Razer) 
Upgrades - Heavy Armour -  Gûr Kilgari (Heart-Concealer)
Forged Blades - Kirm Zori (Hard Blade)
Fire Arrows - Kirmzag Ghâshi (Falling Fire Blade)
Banner Carriers - Nakhtgar Azgari (Leader of War)
Inn Units - Azog
                  Warg Hunters
Heroes - Sauron (The Necromancer), Khamul (Keeper of Dol Guldur), Nazgul (Lieutenant of Dol Guldur), Winged Nazgul (Messenger of Dol Guldur), Nephilia (Daughter of Ungoliant)


Cave - Goblin Warriors
            Goblin Archers
Fissure - Gundabad Marauders
               Cave Troll
               Mountain Giant
Warg Pit - Warg Scouts
                 Warg Riders
Upgrades - Scavanged Armour
                    Fire Arrows
                    Forged Blades
                    Banner Carriers
Inn Unit - Bolg
                Orc Trackers
Heroes - Balrog, Great Goblin, Gorkil, Drogoth
Gundabad Den - Gundabad Orcs
                            Gundabad Wolves
                            Gundabad Wolf Riders
                            Hill Trolls
Angmar Barracks - Rhudaur Spearmen
                               Rhudaur Axe Throwers
                               Carn Dûm Soldiers
                               Carn Dûm Knights
Temple of Twilight - Sorcerors
Forge - Troll Stone Thrower
Upgrades - Dark Iron Armour
                   Dark Iron Blades
                   Spiked Collars
                   Ice Shot
                   Banner Carriers
Inn Unit - 
Heroes - The Witch-King (Lord of Angmar), Morgomir (Lieutenant of Carn Dûm), Rogash, Hwaldar, Karsh


Tavern - Corsair Raiders
              Corsair Spearmen
              Corsair Crossbowmen
Hall -    Black Numenorians
             Black Guardsmen
Haradrim Palace - Haradrim Lancers
                              Haradrim Riders
                              Haradrim Archers
Metalworks -  Battering Ram
                       (Fire Bomb)
Upgrades -  Heavy Armour
                    Forged Blades
                    Fire Arrows
                    Banner Carriers
Inn Unit - 
Heroes - Castamir, Sangahyando, Angamaitë, Nazgûl (Shadow of the South), Winged Nazgûl (Messenger of Sauron)

#949445 Dubstep Music

Posted by Bofur on 23 February 2014 - 08:00 PM

Dubstep music done right is okay. (See: Muse, as they recorded their bit of dubstep with real instruments)

#932556 Best Quotes

Posted by Bofur on 10 October 2013 - 08:45 PM

"The children must be burned in the river" my failed Latin translation of "The books must be thrown into the river... :p

#924963 Host this toast - Hosting Request

Posted by Bofur on 27 June 2013 - 07:11 AM

Yeah, how could you use this poor, innocent piece of toast for your own nefarious means, Rad? That is truly despicable.

#923319 MtL's Models

Posted by Bofur on 09 June 2013 - 12:37 PM

Hey, MtL, how about a Minas Ithil map :p

Come on, it'd be fun!

#920112 Age of the Firstborn - The Rebirth Hosting Thread

Posted by Bofur on 06 May 2013 - 08:06 PM

I have some new skins from Dark Lord to show you today:

Some Dwarven Spearmen, with very long beards, and a Dwarven Banner Carrier: Note the new banner! 



Some Guardians (Including the odd veteran, by the looks of it!)



A battalion of Axe-Throwers, at the ready!



A Catapult, which is, as usual, "Ready for War!"



And finally, some allied men, with Swords, Shields and Bows!