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# 1methuselah Dec 2 2010, 02:19 AM
This just released from Electronic Arts:
"Fellow adventurers, It is with a heavy heart that we come to you today. After a long time of Middle-Earth mayhem and fun, we are saddened to let you know that the games within this franchise will no longer be available for purchase, and online servers will no longer be active after December 31st 2010 at midnight PST.

We hope you've enjoyed the Battle for Middle-Earth franchise as much as we have.

Please visit commandandconquer.com and EA.com for access to EA's other strategy titles and a glimpse into what we're working on next."
Source: Electronic Arts Middle-earth announcement


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# 2BlackHorseCav Dec 2 2010, 02:21 AM
I suppose it's over. Too bad, I liked the games when I played them. post-13661-1143531603.gif

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# 3SpecialGuest Dec 2 2010, 02:28 AM
NOOOOO
this is my favorite game by far. does anyone have a contact there? i would be willing to pay 20$ a month to play and i bet a lot of others would too.
What does it cost them to keep a server running?

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# 4methuselah Dec 2 2010, 02:40 AM
It's not about cost. EA no longer owns the gaming rights and this was part of the deal when they lost those sad.gif

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# 5CENTAUER Dec 2 2010, 02:48 AM
OMG OMG

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# 6Thoon Dec 2 2010, 02:59 AM


All eyes are on you, Warner Bros. This is the perfect time to get cracking on your own LotR RTS to fill the void. It's not like EA left you too high of a standard to beat.

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# 7cnc315d34d Dec 2 2010, 03:10 AM
this is a major development - so i guess bfme folks use hamachi and stuff now?

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# 8Lhii Dec 2 2010, 03:11 AM
Wait... This is for BFME II too?

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# 9Thoon Dec 2 2010, 03:12 AM
QUOTE(Lhii @ Dec 1 2010, 22:11 PM) *

Wait... This is for BFME II too?


This is for all of the BfME games.

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# 10Lhii Dec 2 2010, 03:13 AM
Splendid.

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# 11Andybear Dec 2 2010, 03:13 AM
Ahh man, seriously sad moment, so many memories.

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# 12Mannis Dec 2 2010, 03:16 AM
No, our sections fought so hard to keep our communities alive... oh so sad.

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# 13andysfile Dec 2 2010, 03:33 AM
Can it still be played through Hamachi?

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# 14I.AM.OP Dec 2 2010, 03:37 AM
QUOTE(andysfile @ Dec 2 2010, 13:33 PM) *

Can it still be played through Hamachi?

Yes, servers aren't needed to use Hamachi. Hamachi imitates a LAN.

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# 15Muse Dec 2 2010, 03:44 AM
dat sucks.

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# 16CENTAUER Dec 2 2010, 03:51 AM
yeah but wont be a same as on real server no ladder no nothing will be dead after one month too ...

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# 17Maru Dec 2 2010, 03:52 AM

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# 18Muse Dec 2 2010, 03:55 AM
that will change gr.org drastically. Only good games atm with sections are SC2 and the new release of black ops and the rest are shitty no offence but they are.

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# 19Aberrance` Dec 2 2010, 03:56 AM
Boundless lamentation. Profound depths of misery ever stirred into tenebrous turmoil unto the ending of all things, hate undying.

I don't see a source, however.

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# 20Anarchy Dec 2 2010, 04:00 AM
GameRanger and I have just become very good friends.

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