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FundinStrongarm last won the day on February 8 2017

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  1. Christopher Tolkien retired from estate

    I'm not sure about a licensing blitz since the LotR/Hobbit and the Silmarillion (and the rest of Tolkien's writings) are owned by two different entities. Unless I missed something. Really, it has already happened with regards to LotR material, considering all the games there has been over the last decade or so. I guess, in theory, it could happen with 1st Age or even 2nd Age stuff. If they ever are brought under one umbrella then all bets are off.
  2. LotRO Dev Halt?

    Development stop? Game shutdown date? The new producer's letter makes it sound like these predictions are way off base (as per usual).
  3. Amazon: Lord of the Rings for tv?

    Amazon announced a deal this morning. It's a go. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/live-feed/official-lord-rings-tv-series-gets-multiple-season-commitment-at-amazon-1057486 Negotiations included the estate so it's possible. The article I linked doesn't mention the Silmarillion but does mention Tolkien writings prior to the Fellowship of the Rings as being the basis for the TV show. I'm not sure what those could be that would be owned by Middle Earth Enterprises (Saul Zaentz) so I'm not sure what to expect at this point.
  4. LotRO Housing

    I had a kinnie that had so many alt accounts that he owned every house in a Bree neighborhood. Was kinda cool.
  5. FFXIV forum?

    Thanks MueR. There's a few threads in the Other MMOs forum you may want to move into the new section.
  6. Morder Pre-Purchase Packages Announced

    Nope, not really wondering. Don't give a shit at all. It's a forum name like a bazillion others. Not offensive so no skin off my nose.
  7. FFXIV forum?

    Any chance of making a new forum for FFXIV? Maybe replace the little used GW2 forum? I know there's a few threads in the Other MMOs forum but it perhaps deserves more. It would be a more appropriate place for FFXIV discussion than some of the threads currently cluttered with it.
  8. Tedious

    Yes, that horse is pretty bad.
  9. Tedious

    Do you get a kickback if you mention FF14 in a post? Or just once per thread?
  10. Morder Pre-Purchase Packages Announced

    Omg, can someone please delete the last 5 pages of petty juvenile back and forth bullshit?
  11. Morder Pre-Purchase Packages Announced

    Yay, fun with semantics! He's said many times over the last few years that whoever is running LotRO is out for a final cash grab before the game shuts down in about 6 months.
  12. Morder Pre-Purchase Packages Announced

    Whether its SSG or Turbine, he's said it many times over the past few years regarding LotRO.
  13. Morder Pre-Purchase Packages Announced

    I guess if you repeat this enough times every few months over the years you'll eventually be right??? What's it been now? 3 or 4 years running?
  14. Lawsuit over

    Lord V was right. Settled out of court after all. All the conspiracy theories about the license of LotRO coming to an end turn to dust in the wind... Que nosam to turn up with his prediction that LotRO will wind down in 6 months...
  15. Lawsuit over

    Looks like the whole lawsuit thing between Tolkien estate and Warner Bros./Zaentz is over. Probably nothing changes with regard to LotRO or most anything else. http://deadline.com/2017/07/warner-bros-tolkien-estate-settle-lord-of-the-rings-lawsuit-rights-dispute-1202123415/ There’s never been any indication that they celebrate the Fourth of July in Middle Earth, but fireworks of legal independence will be going off anyway. After a grueling five-year court battle, Warner Bros. and the estate of author J.R.R. Tolkien have settled an $80 million rights dispute over The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings. “The parties are pleased that they have amicably resolved this matter and look forward to working together in the future,” said a statement from the estate and the studio today, with no details of the deal they finally struck. No doubt on that “amicably” part with more Rings projects in the pipeline to add to the Peter Jackson helmed trilogy that made over $3 billion at the box office. The Tolkien estate and publisher HarperCollins filed the massive multi-million lawsuit in November 2012 against Warner Bros., its subsidiary New Line and Rings‘ Hobbit rightsholder the Saul Zaentz Co., Middle Earth enterprises division, claiming copyright infringement and breach of contract over video games, online slot machines and other digital merchandising. “The Complaint, the Warner Amended Counterclaim, and the Zaentz Amended Counterclaim are dismissed in their entirety with prejudice as to all parties thereto,” notes a filing in federal court made by the lawyers for both sides late last week, “and no Party is entitled to recover any fees or costs (read it here)