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News Archives - March 2007

LotR Discussions Forum Logo Contest
Posted on 3/30/2007 at 10:51 PM by Aeneas2
It's been a while since we've had a logo contest, so here we go...

Here is your opportunity to design a logo for the LotR Discussions forum, and also pick a fitting name to accompany it.

The winning logo/forum name combination will be used on the forum indefinitely.

You can discuss the contest in this thread.

Deadline for entries is midnight, forum time, Monday, April 9th.

Good luck! Please send all entries, along with your forum name, to Aeneas.
Caption Contest Winner
Posted on 3/30/2007 at 10:25 PM by Aeneas2
Congratulations to QuantumMechanic for his outstanding entry in our caption contest. (View it here) Many thanks to everyone who participated. All of the entries can be viewed here along with a few other previous toons.
The Thursday Thesis
Posted on 3/29/2007 at 9:31 PM by Aeneas2
The Caption Contest is nearing its end, with only a few hours left to vote for your favorite. If you haven't already, vote here.

We also have a new poll, this one asking what your favorite Middle Earth race is. Vote here.

Stay tuned for more fun coming up this week, including a new contest and a few surprises.
Another Poll
Posted on 3/28/2007 at 9:59 PM by Aeneas2
In our last poll, we asked how many Heavens you visit. Our results seem to show that most BFME2Her's visit 1, 2, or 3 Heavens, with smaller numbers visiting more. There was also a number of people who seem to like our polls enough to do nothing but vote in them!

Results
Only 1 [104 votes]
2-3 [179 votes]
4-5 [36 votes]
6 or more [39 votes]
None, I just come and vote in the polls. [50 votes]

Our next poll asks what your favorite Middle Earth race is. Be sure to vote.
Caption Contest Voting
Posted on 3/26/2007 at 7:14 PM by Aeneas2
You can now begin voting for your favorite caption in this thread. Voting will last through March 29th. Be sure to cast your vote!
The Thusday Thesis
Posted on 3/22/2007 at 10:39 PM by Aeneas2
Once again, here is the Thursday Thesis!

To start with, the BFME2 Heaven Caption Contest has had a change in the deadline for entry submissions: all entries are due by Sunday, the 25th. Be sure to keep working on your entry if you haven't already sent it in.

On a lower note, we have recently said goodbye to Bendak, our longtime Strategy Admin. Wish him well in this thread.

To wrap things up, the Middle Earth Anthology was shipped today and is now available in retail stores.
Middle Earth Anthology Ships
Posted on 3/22/2007 at 10:34 PM by Aeneas2
The Middle Earth Anthology, a collection of BFME, BFME2, and RotWK for a low price of $39.99 has been shipped and should be available in stores today. If you haven't already purchased the games, be sure to look into it.
Caption Contest Deadline Pushed Back
Posted on 3/21/2007 at 4:26 PM by Aeneas2
Due to the requests of a number of forumers, the deadline for the caption contest has been pushed back to Sunday. So make sure that you get your entries in before Monday forum time.
Caption Contest Deadline Drawing Close!
Posted on 3/20/2007 at 10:19 PM by Aeneas2
The deadline for BFME2H's caption contest is coming near. There's only a little over a day left, so be sure to submit your entry soon. Details are here.
A Depature
Posted on 3/19/2007 at 10:48 PM by Aeneas2
Cherub Bendak has recently resigned his long-held post as Strategy Administrator at BFME2H. Say goodbye to him here.
The Thursday Thesis
Posted on 3/15/2007 at 10:12 PM by Aeneas2
Yes, it's that day of the week again.

First off is the announcement that there will be no further forum parties until the RotWK patch comes out. While you're waiting, be sure to keep working on your entries for the caption contest and vote in our new poll: How Many Heavens Do You Visit?

Poll Wrap-Up!
Posted on 3/14/2007 at 3:50 PM by Aeneas2
In our last poll, we asked a question designed to provide comic relief: If you were a Dwarf and a Goblin started throwing little rocks at you, what would you do? The results seem to indicate that the majority of BFME2Her's would either throw an ax or a larger rock at the pest.

Ignore him [17 votes]
Throw a bigger rock at him [241 votes]
Perform a Dwarf leap on him [88 votes]
Say something inappropriate to him [53 votes]
Throw an ax at him [343 votes]
Chase him away [19 votes]
Summon the Men of Dale to get rid of him [111 votes]

Our next poll asks how many Heavens you visit. Vote here.
Forum Party - March 10
Posted on 3/9/2007 at 10:10 AM by Aeneas2
Another week is passing by and it is time for another forum party! Come and have a good time on Saturday, March 10 at 3:00pm forum time. All of the details are in this thread.
The Thursday Thesis
Posted on 3/9/2007 at 10:03 AM by Aeneas2
A bit belatedly this week is the Thursday Thesis. There isn't too much to summarize due to the slow news week, but here it is.

The Battle for Middle Earth Anthology, a set of the BFME, BFME2, and ROTWK, was announced by EA this week. It is set to retail on March 20 for $39.99.

A ROTWK tournament is being hosted by GameReplays with a first place prize of $150.

BFME2H is also holding a new caption contest! A stake is an HG t-shirt. Details can be found here.
BFME2H Caption Contest
Posted on 3/8/2007 at 8:13 AM by Aeneas2
That's right folks, BMFE2H is finally holding another caption contest! The details can be found in this thread. All entries are due by March 22nd and voting will start on the 23rd. Good luck to all participants; may you create a caption that will amuse everyone!
RotWK Tournament
Posted on 3/7/2007 at 9:29 PM by Aeneas2
GameReplays is going to host a tournament for the Rise of the Witch-King during the month of March. With a first-place prize of $150, you may want to check it out. Further details can be found here.
The Lord ot the Rings, The Battle For Middle Earth Anthology
Posted on 3/7/2007 at 9:24 PM by Aeneas2
Today The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle Earth Anthology was announced by EA. The Anthology is a collection of all of the Battle for Middle Earth games (i.e. BFME, BFME2, and RotWK). It is set to ship on March 20 and will cost $39:99. If you don't already have the games, this is a great price for all three, but it doesn't contain anything new if you've already purchased them.
The Thursday Thesis
Posted on 3/1/2007 at 11:12 PM by Aeneas2
Resurrecting an old BFME2H tradition, here is the Thursday Thesis, a weekly news-summary.

Firstly, BFME2H said goodbye to Kester who has served as site seraph since the site's beginning. She and her tireless work will be missed.

The full list of patch changes for the upcoming RotWK patch have been released and can be read here.

In the last poll which asked what the best thing about online play is, most people unsurprisingly said that just playing the game was the best part.

And in the most recent news, the ladder contest has ended with GeneralVon and Legolaim winning in the "Most Games Won" and "Most Games Played" categories respectively.
Ladder Contest Is Over
Posted on 3/1/2007 at 10:50 PM by Aeneas2
Yes, the ladder contest is now over. Congrats to our two winners: GeneralVon for most games won and Legolaim for most games played. Thanks to all who participated and to EA for providing prizes.