Rights Released by Tolkien Estate: Middle Earth Total War Can Now Be Made
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"Christopher Tolkien, son and literary heir of J.R.R. Tolkien, resigned from the Tolkien Estate. And his departure changes everything.....With Christopher’s departure as an officer of the Tolkien Estate (which was incorporated in 2011), the long-awaited “rights frenzy” for Tolkien properties may soon begin,
http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2017...olkien-estate/



Christopher Tolkien has retired and the rights of the Tolkien estate are up for grabs. Perfect time for CA to make a Lord of the Rings total war. Or, to work with Warner Bros to make a LOTR total war. They have worked together before. 

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Why Lord of the Rings Total war?


Tolkien carries the largest fantasy fan base of all time only expanded by the movies that could be brought into the total war series. A match made in haven. As someone who has not played a total war game since empire, this would get me back into total war. Lord of the Rings is the best selling fantasy book of all time. The Hobbit is the third best fantasy seller. Besides the Bible, LOTR is the third best selling book of all time, the Hobbit is 8th on the all time list. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...-selling_books
https://jamesclear.com/best-books/best-selling

The world created by Tolkien would fit perfect for the next fantasy total war game. Lord of the Rings provides what Total war needs. 

- Large fan base already present
- Multiple diverse factions with both challenges and bonuses for each
- Hugh map of Middle Earth with diverse terrain and battle maps
- Large numbers of diverse units and forces for epic battles
- Large castles for epic siege battles 
- Hero's of legend with special abilities 
-Agents, spies, assassins, diplomats etc
- Battle over land, sea and air 
- Economy and trade
-Exspansions and DLC could be done on the first and second ages

It is not surprising that the most awarded, most downloaded , mod ever made for a total war game is the third age mod.

http://www.twcenter.net/forums/forum...-Age-Total-War

Since this mod was done for medieval 2 and was a mod, it had major setbacks. But it shows the poetical for what a CA done Lord of the Rings total war would be, it would simply be the "One game to rule them all"


However there is an irrefutable reason CA needs to make middle earth total war. Tolkien was from England, CA is based in England. Tolkien made LOTR so England could have its own fantasy [like the Norse epics]. Therefore, out of sheer duty and patriotism, CA must know make the video game for England, or else CA have no right to be called Brits.
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I suppose this is good news for games - I certainly wouldn't be averse to playing more LotR based games (I play Lord of the Rings Online occasionally).

But I hope that Christopher Tolkien resigning doesn't result in an over-merchandising and exploitation of the IP.
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(01-20-2018, 10:09 PM)olorin12 Wrote: I suppose this is good news for games - I certainly wouldn't be averse to playing more LotR based games (I play Lord of the Rings Online occasionally).

But I hope that Christopher Tolkien resigning doesn't result in an over-merchandising and exploitation of the IP.
Resigning or dying. The man is 93 years old.
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(01-20-2018, 10:09 PM)olorin12 Wrote: I suppose this is good news for games - I certainly wouldn't be averse to playing more LotR based games (I play Lord of the Rings Online occasionally).

But I hope that Christopher Tolkien resigning doesn't result in an over-merchandising and exploitation of the IP.

Agreed fully. I fear the tv series on amazon will massacre poor tolkiens great works. I am however very excited for the possibility of a game based in the third age.  Might need some slight modding to fit tolkiens world better, but could be great.
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Here is their contact info, send an email tell them we want lotr. I did...twice.

https://www.creative-assembly.com/contact
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I spent many hours of my life on the LOTR mod for Medieval II Total War.  A LOTR total war game fully developed by a capable gaming company would be a pleasure to have!
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Exspansions and DLC could be done on the first and second ages
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sorry
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I'm reminded of a horrible joke my nineteen year-old told me last night. Did you know that the only two caucasian actors in the movie Black Panther are the gents who played Bilbo Baggins and Gollum? Yes, they're the Tolkien white guys. Badum Ching!  Big Grin
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