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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-25-11, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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I have watched and i think that the lotr game front of Warhammer is less popular and so more rear for new lotr miniatures.Also in the Lotr sbg and wotr site there is less life and less users than this site.So is Lotr less important to most players?

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i dont think its a case of being less importent. its more a case of haveing a set or a niche following, im sure if you ask a LotR player (and someone who only plays LotR) if they belive that fantasy or 40K is more importent than LotR they will probaly say no.
Now im a 40K player, so in my opinon, fantasy and LotR are not importent to me as i dont play either of em (cant get in to fantasy tbh)

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No you dont understanded me.I mean there are more warhammer players than lotr players.(I play both but i like most Lotr)

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Neither is less important, its just that there are LotR based forums, such as the One Ring and the Last Alliance (TLA), so people will go there for LotR, whereas this forum is more for 40K and Warhammer. If you were to look on One Ring or TLA you would think that 40K and Warhammer are less popular and important. Also, GW has to get New Line Cinema, Tolkien Estate etc. permission to sell LotR stuff, so they have less releases, whereas Warhammer and 40K have releases every other month. Also, the popularity of LotR will likely rise with the release of the Hobbit film
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Again you misunderstanded.I know the sites.But go and look how many members they ahve and see hwo mebers this sit eahs.They are fewer that is what i am talking about.Also there are less lotr events than warhammer events.

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i think they had a bigger following when the films where new but not so much now they've been out for quite a while, maybe when the hobbit comes out it'll get another bost
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This was posted on September 26 2009, hope it helps:

Since you're here and reading this, you've obviously realised that something happened to TLA and that the old site has disappeared. Pretty much everyone asks the same question though, so I thought I'd explain what went on to take us to this point and what is happening to rebuild TLA.

We all know that The Last Alliance suffered from financial difficulties a lot over the last 6 years. The day I first joined the site back in October 2003, one of the news items was a message from Mithaearon saying he was having trouble paying the bills and the site would be taken down in a couple of days - well, it lasted 6 years longer than he expected, but the site finally succumbed to money troubles and collapsed. Mithaearon's lost all interest in the site in that time, but inexplicably held onto the ownership instead of passing it on to those people who cared about the place the most.

In recent months the hosting fees were not being paid and, despite the extraordinary generosity of the members and the mammoth efforts of a few dedicated staff (notably Hithero and LOTRChampion), the hosting company grew tired of waiting for their money and disabled the site. After a series of frustrating delays, Mithaearon finally handed control of the site to Hithero and Kain, but by then it was too late - the site had been deleted by the hosts and no database backups were saved.

Rather than let the site die without a fight, a few Rangers and dedicated members got together via Facebook and came up with a plan of action: build a new site from the ashes of the old one and spread the word to the old members so that the community doesn't fracture and disperse. We quickly put this forum into place as a rally point for old members to see what's going on and keep in touch, while a new modern site is being built - one that will have many of the best features of the old site, but combined with a fresh new style and approach. The financial details are being sorted out properly and a much more transparent and accountable arrangement put in place, so that TLA will never again suffer the neglect it had in the past.

The article library rescue attempt is being coordinated by LonelyKnight from old copies kept on an archive site. If you have your old articles, especially the photographs, please package them up and send them to LK. Once the new site is ready, he'll be uploading them back into the library.

The new site will take some time to build though. It's being written using a mixture of free software and custom-built modifications. Once it is done, or close enough to it, the Rangers and selected members will be let loose in it to help iron out any bugs. Once they are fixed (the bugs, not the Rangers), this forum's database will be uploaded and the URL will be moved to point to the new site and we are good to go. How long will this take? Difficult to say, but I expect we'll be back in business before Christmas (I do have other responsibilities as well), so this place will be your home for a few weeks I'm afraid.

So, what can people do to help? As I said earlier, article images are a big help. But spreading the word to your friends and gaming buddies that TLA is alive and regaining its strength is one of the best and easiest things you can do. In a week and a half we've grown to 150+ members, so there's only 4850 to go!

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Here's a link to the thread: http://www.thelastalliance.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=105
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I think 40k and fantasy Are more popular than lotr because they cater to a bigger variety of tastes. I love lotr but with warhammer there are way more choices. They are both very fun games though.

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I have been playing LotR strategy game for over 9 years. I have a group (Lords of Middle Earth) of about dozen or so that play regularly in the Northern Virginia and Annapolis areas. Just last Sunday, 10 of us met at the Baltimore Battle Bunker for a day of gaming. I have 30 or so members of our website (www.LordsofMiddleEarth.com) that are reasonably active posting pictures and such. However, we have a yahoo group set up that is active with members coordinating games and such.
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I think it just matters by area, I was trying to get into LOTR but in my area, 40K is more popular, so I sold off my LOTR stuff and got into 40K instead.
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