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Special events:

The game is based on turn-based gameplay. During every turn a special event will happen that will provide some bonuses or penalties. What the special event will be is determined by RNG. Here is a
list:

Free Move: You get one extra command point that you can use anywhere you want. This is the most common special event to happen.

Onslaught: Units will get +2 attack and +2 move on one of the three flanks for a turn.

Rally: One of your flanks will get double the amount of the maximum leadership of the hero on that flank. So to take Aragorn: if Rally happens on his flank you will get (4x2= ) 8 command points for that turn. Easily the most useful special event.

Recovery: All units on one flank recover 1-4 HP.

Disorder: The flank gets 0 command points, regardless of the hero. This is the only special event that has a penalty. Getting this special event, especially on pivotal moments, is extremely frustrating.

Willpower: Your Spirit Points meter is completely recharged and at its maximum.

Talents:

Some units have talents, which are special bonuses that unit has that seperates it from other units. Here's a list of all the talents:

Elf Archery: "Ranged attacks are never blocked by terrain."
Elven units with Range attacks can shoot enemies wherever they are, regardless of terrain. They can shoot enemies behind walls, hiding behind trees,... Very handy to have.

Magic Attack: "A powerful attack has a greater chance of stunning foes.
This talent belongs exclusively to Saruman. This talent does two things: it increases the chance of causing morale failures in any unit Saruman attacks AND it completely negates any ranged attack reduction that other units suffer from. Four tiles away or completely in front of the enemy unit? Saruman will deal just as much damage.

Double Move: "Mounted units may move, attack and then move again."
The so-called hit-and-run tactic that makes the mounted units very useful.

Sharpshooter: "Missile attack damage is never reduced by range."
This talent also negates any ranged attack reduction. Units with this talent will hit the same amount of damage regardless of where they are. A very useful talent, but all the units who have it have relatively low attack.

Regeneration: "Unit heals one Hit Point every turn."
Need I say more? This talent allows some units to become a lot bulkier the longer the battle lasts and when your units are in trouble you can just move them away and let them heal naturally. Be warned though; one HP per turn is not THAT great. I find that this talent works best on units who have only suffered minor damage.

Shock: "Attack have a greater chance of forcing units to retreat."
This talent increases the chance of causing morale failures, which makes these units a lot more valuable than you'd think.

Trample: "Mûmakil can force other units out of their path, trampling them if they can't move!"
Oh yes, you can use the giant elephant creature in the game and this talent is what makes it so powerful. The Mûmakil is four tiles big and whenever it moves any unit in its path will automatically suffer a morale failure and won't be able to act the next turn. Not only that, but when a unit can't move anymore (because it's cornered) the mûmakil will automatically kill that unit. Very handy to use on hero units.

Inaccurate: "Siege Weapons miss man-sized targets half the time."
The description of this talent is misleading. It doesn't matter what size the target is. the siege weapon will miss them half the time regardless of that. The second misleading factor is that this only counts for YOUR siege weapons. I have noticed that the enemy siege weapons hit far more often than mine. I have even played in levels where the enemy siege weapons hit (and slaughtered) my units all the time.

Shieldmaiden: "Unit does +3 damage to evil heroes."
This is a unique talent of Eowyn. With this talent her attack will get a +3 bonus whenever she attacks an evil hero. Watch out though: Eowyn is not a durable character, so chances are that the enemy will kill Eowyn as well.
LotR: The Third Age (GBA): Part 2: Events+Talents
Welcome to my game guide for the GBA game The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age. This is my favourite Gameboy Advanced game to date and even though it is rather old (it was released in 2004) it still has a lot of replay value.
The point of this game guide is to encourage other people to play it by giving information about the game, its mechanics and advice on how to win every level. Keep in mind that my way of playing the game isn't the only one, so feel free to play the game however you like. This guide is meant to serve as extra advice when you get stuck.

In part 2 of the guide I will talk about two game mechanics: special events and talents. Both of them play an important role during gameplay and because of that it's wise to understand what they really do.

Click here for the other parts:
Part 1: Basics: nightreign123.deviantart.com/a…
Part 2: You are here
Part 3: Skills: Will be released later
Part 4: Commanders: Will be released later
Part 5: Secondary and Tertiary heroes: will be released later
Part 6: Units: will be released later
Part 7: Walkthrough: Fellowship of the Ring: Will be released later
Part 8: Walkthrough: The Two Towers: Will be released later
Part 9: walkthrough: The Return of the King: Will be released later
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Basics:

The Lord of the Rings, the Third Age for the Game Boy Advance is a turn-based strategy game with roleplaying elements in which you have to use your army to fulfill certain goals. Those goals can veer between killing specific units, reaching certain destinations in the many levels (usually shown in the level with a flag) or defending your positions for a specific amount of turns. An example of a goal that appears in many levels is killing enemy heroes. You get two points for killing a hero and you usually need between ten to fifteen points to win the level.

Heroes are the stronger units that give command points. Command points (or CP) are the points that allow you to move units and attack enemy units. Every hero has a certain amount of command points. For example: Aragorn has a Leadership of 1-4, meaning that every turn the flank Aragorn is on gets either one, two, three or four command points. The amount you get is based on a random number generator or RNG. This means that the game is partially based on luck.

The game exists of many levels, with those levels following the plot of the movies of the Peter Jackson franchise. The game exists in three different parts, with each part following one of the movies. The levels themselves are divided into three different flanks: the left, middle and right flank. Each flank will have their own units and heroes and depending on how you want to play the game you can make sure the units in each flank fight their own battle or whether the flanks work together to achieve their goals.

What's nice about this game is that you can play as both the good and the evil side and that both sides have different gameplay styles.
The Good side has a more defensive play style. There are many more units that have ranged attacks, allowing you to attack enemies from afar while trying to protect yourselves. The good side also seems to have more defensive goals in many levels, having a fair amount of levels where you have to survive for a certain amount of turns (I call them survival levels).
The Evil side has a more offensive play style. The Evil side has a lot more units that only have melee attacks, which means that you have to move your units to the enemy as quickly as possible and try to attack as many enemy units before your melee units die. That's why playing as the evil side generally means developing an aggressive play style, because the good side WILL use ranged attacks to defend itself.

As stated before this game has roleplaying elements. That's because every units has a few stats that you need to understand in order to play the game effectively.

HP: HP or hit points is a number that states how much damage a unit can take before it dies. Having a HP of 10 means that the enemy needs to deal ten damage to kill that unit.

Spirit Points: Every hero has the ability to use skills. Skills are special effects in the game that affect your own units, your hero, enemy units,... However, using skills isn't free. You first need to gather Spirit Points which allow you to cast those skills. You can gather those Spirit Points every turn and this depends on how many Spirit Points your hero has. A hero with ten Spirit points will get ten Spirit Points every turn. The problem is that the game doesn't show how many Spirit Points a skill needs, nor does it show the maximum amount of Spirit Points you can get. What is known though is that the maximum of SP depends on the amount of heroes you have on the field. The maximum amount of Spirit Points will be higher with three heroes, for example.

Move: Every unit has a move number. That means they can only move that many tiles per turn. Most units have 3 move, meaning they can move a maximum of three tiles per turn, after which they either have to attack an enemy units or do nothing.

There is one special unit in the game that ignores this rule: the mounted unit. The mounted unit is a unit on a horse (good) or warg (evil) that can move three tiles, then attack and then move another three tiles. This is known as a hit-and-run tactic and is the main reason why mounted units are useful.

Attack: Fairly straightforward, attack determines the amount of damage a unit can do. However, this isn't a fixed number. Having an attack of 4 doesn't mean that you always do four damage. This is decided by RNG and the general rule is that an unit can  do between 0 and (attack x2) damage. That means that a unit with 4 attack can do between zero and eight damage. Usually a unit with 4 attack will do between three and five damage. Dealing less or more damage doesn't happen often and is based on luck.

Range: Range determines whether a unit can do ranged attacks or not. The Range number determines how many tiles there can be between two units to allow ranged attacks between those units. A unit that has a range of 4 can attack every unit that is a maximum of four tiles away from it. However, there is a damage reduction involved. Your unit loses -1 attack during ranged attacks for every tile between it and an enemy unit. This reduction is not permanent and only for that one ranged attack.

Example:
Your unit
x
x
Enemy unit

In this example your unit is two tiles away from the enemy unit. Let's suppose that your unit has 4 attack and 4 ranged. That means that during a ranged attack your enemy unit will suffer a penalty of -2 attack. So during the ranged attack your unit has 2 attack and 4 range.

Morale: Morale is a mechanic that determines whether units are able to attack or not. Every unit has a specific description: cowardly, green, average, brave and fearless. Whenever a unit gets attacked there is a chance that the unit will suffer a morale failure. A morale failure essentially means that the unit can't attack and is useless during the next turn. The chance of getting a morale failure depends on the morale of the unit. A cowardly unit will easily get a morale failure whereas a fearless unit will never get one. There are some strategies that involve trying to cause morale failures within the game, so it isn't completely RNG.

Leadership: As stated before Leadership determines how many command points your hero will get every turn. Units can only move when the flank they're in has command points, which means that you always have to make sure your heroes don't die. Flanks that don't have a hero in them will generate a leadership of 0-1, which really isn't interesting.

There is another reason why this game is an RPG game. Winning levels means that the heroes you've used will get experience points or XP, which can be used to purchase upgrades to the hero. XP is gained by killing enemy units and you will get double the amount of xp if you kill enemy units with your heroes.
LotR: The Third Age (GBA): Part 1: Basics
Welcome to my game guide for the GBA game The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age. This is my favourite Gameboy Advanced game to date and even though it is rather old (it was released in 2004) it still has a lot of replay value.
The point of this game guide is to encourage other people to play it by giving information about the game, its mechanics and advice on how to win every level. Keep in mind that my way of playing the game isn't the only one, so feel free to play the game however you like. This guide is meant to serve as extra advice when you get stuck.

In part 1 of the guide I will talk about the mechanics about the game and what you need to know before you start playing it. This information is also meant to explain the differences between the two campaigns you can play with: the Good and Evil side. You don't get any new levels that are exclusive to either side, but instead you will play the same levels as the opposite party, with different goals you have to reach. And finally I give a short explanation about the statistics in the game.

Click here for the other parts:
Part 1: You are here
Part 2: Special Events and Talents: nightreign123.deviantart.com/a…
Part 3: Skills: Will be released later
Part 4: Commanders: Will be released later
Part 5: Secondary and Tertiary heroes: will be released later
Part 6: Units: will be released later
Part 7: Walkthrough: Fellowship of the Ring: Will be released later
Part 8: Walkthrough: The Two Towers: Will be released later
Part 9: walkthrough: The Return of the King: Will be released later
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RULE 1. You can only say Guilty or Innocent.

RULE 2. You are not allowed to explain anything unless someone messages you and asks!

Now, here's what you're supposed to do... And please do not spoil the fun. Copy and paste this into your journal, delete my answers, type in your answers and tag 5-10 of your friends to answer this. Then see what happens.

Nightreign123: I won't tag anyone. Just do this if you want to, you bunch of conformist fucks.

1. Asked someone to marry you?

Innocent

2. Kissed one of your friends?

Innocent

3. Danced on a table in a bar?

Innocent

4. Ever told a lie?

Guilty

5. Had feelings for someone whom you can't have?

Guilty

6. Ever kissed someone of the same sex?

Guilty 

7. Kissed a picture?

Innocent

8. Slept in until 5 PM?

Innocent

9. Fallen asleep at work/school?

Innocent

10. Held a snake?

Guilty

11. Been suspended from school?

Innocent

12. Worked at a fast food chain/restaurant?

Innocent

13. Stolen something?

Guilty

14. Been fired from a job?

Innocent

15. Done something you regret?

Guilty

16. Laughed until something you were drinking came out of your nose?

Guilty

17. Caught a snowflake on your tongue?

Innocent

18. Kissed in the rain?

Innocent

19. Sat on a roof top?

Guilty

20. Kissed someone you shouldn't?

Innocent

21. Sang in the shower?

Guilty

22. Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on?

Innocent

23. Shaved your head?

Innocent

24. Slept naked?

Innocent

25. Had a boxing membership?

Does a gym membership at a boxing place count? If so, guilty

26. Made a boyfriend/girlfriend cry?

Innocent

27. Been in a band?

Innocent

28. Shot a gun?

Innocent

29. Donated blood?

Innocent

30. Eaten alligator meat?

Innocent

31. Eaten cheesecake?

Innocent

32. Still love someone you shouldn't?

Guilty

33. Have/had a tattoo?

Innocent

34. Liked someone, but will never tell who?

Innocent

35. Been too honest?

Guilty

36. Ruined a surprise?

Guilty

37. Ate in a restaurant and got really bloated that you can't walk afterwards?

Innocent

38. Erased someone in your friends list?

Guilty

39. Dressed in a woman's clothes (if you're a guy) or man's clothes (if you're a girl)?

Innocent

40. Joined a pageant?

Innocent

41. Been told that you're handsome or beautiful by someone who totally meant what they said?

Innocent

42. Still have communication w/ your ex?

Guilty

43. Cheated on someone?

Innocent

44. Get totally drunk one night and you have an important exam tomorrow morning?

Innocent

45. A total stranger treated you by paying your fare?

Innocent

46. Get totally angry that you cried so hard?

Innocent

47. Tried to stay away from someone for their own good?

Guilty 

48. Thought about suicide?

Guilty

49. Thought about murder?

Guilty

50. How about Mass Murder?

Innocent

51. Rode in a stranger's vehicle?

Innocent

52. Stalked someone?

Innocent

53. Had a girlfriend/boyfriend

Guilty

54. Gotten totally drunk during a holiday?

Innocent
  • Mood: Lazy
  • Listening to: The sounds of the world.
  • Reading: The words of men.
  • Watching: The images before my eyes.
  • Playing: with questions
  • Eating: Pizzas!
  • Drinking: Water.
The conflicts we try to correct
Through ideals disconnected too much
By cruelty and kindness unchecked
The innocent lives that we touch

In our desire to see knowledge expand
Diseases rooted out by examination
So enlightened minds may withstand
Saving us from barbaric predation

Yet hands are blooded by the fanatic
Clinging to cruel gods through their plea
Spouting propoganda to keep men static
Killing heathens who do not agree

In a world divided by vultures
Equality has many battles to win
Uniting those from different cultures
So that we may call ourselves kin

But some words spoken are only hollow
People who care only for prosperity
Innocents are forced to swallow
Lies created to ignite polarity

In this world filled with contradictions
On the cealing hanging swords of Damocles
Heads of the hydra destroyed by conviction
Spawn mere strife among our families

Hercules and Achilles may fight plenty
Yet are they destined to fall?
As Pandora's box is not yet empty
Will Balance never learn to crawl?
I'm writing this little journal to, as the title suggests, provide a link to a Youtube video a friend of mine made.
It's a Multi-fandom music video of Breaking Bad and The Originals, starring Walter White and Klaus Mikaelson.
If you're a fan of the shows (or one of them) I highly recommend you check it out. I really liked it myself.

Here's the link:
 

Enjoy!
  • Mood: Lazy
  • Listening to: The sounds of the world.
  • Reading: The words of men.
  • Watching: The images before my eyes.
  • Playing: with questions
  • Eating: Pizzas!
  • Drinking: Water.
RULE 1. You can only say Guilty or Innocent.

RULE 2. You are not allowed to explain anything unless someone messages you and asks!

Now, here's what you're supposed to do... And please do not spoil the fun. Copy and paste this into your journal, delete my answers, type in your answers and tag 5-10 of your friends to answer this. Then see what happens.

Nightreign123: I won't tag anyone. Just do this if you want to, you bunch of conformist fucks.

1. Asked someone to marry you?

Innocent

2. Kissed one of your friends?

Innocent

3. Danced on a table in a bar?

Innocent

4. Ever told a lie?

Guilty

5. Had feelings for someone whom you can't have?

Guilty

6. Ever kissed someone of the same sex?

Guilty 

7. Kissed a picture?

Innocent

8. Slept in until 5 PM?

Innocent

9. Fallen asleep at work/school?

Innocent

10. Held a snake?

Guilty

11. Been suspended from school?

Innocent

12. Worked at a fast food chain/restaurant?

Innocent

13. Stolen something?

Guilty

14. Been fired from a job?

Innocent

15. Done something you regret?

Guilty

16. Laughed until something you were drinking came out of your nose?

Guilty

17. Caught a snowflake on your tongue?

Innocent

18. Kissed in the rain?

Innocent

19. Sat on a roof top?

Guilty

20. Kissed someone you shouldn't?

Innocent

21. Sang in the shower?

Guilty

22. Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on?

Innocent

23. Shaved your head?

Innocent

24. Slept naked?

Innocent

25. Had a boxing membership?

Does a gym membership at a boxing place count? If so, guilty

26. Made a boyfriend/girlfriend cry?

Innocent

27. Been in a band?

Innocent

28. Shot a gun?

Innocent

29. Donated blood?

Innocent

30. Eaten alligator meat?

Innocent

31. Eaten cheesecake?

Innocent

32. Still love someone you shouldn't?

Guilty

33. Have/had a tattoo?

Innocent

34. Liked someone, but will never tell who?

Innocent

35. Been too honest?

Guilty

36. Ruined a surprise?

Guilty

37. Ate in a restaurant and got really bloated that you can't walk afterwards?

Innocent

38. Erased someone in your friends list?

Guilty

39. Dressed in a woman's clothes (if you're a guy) or man's clothes (if you're a girl)?

Innocent

40. Joined a pageant?

Innocent

41. Been told that you're handsome or beautiful by someone who totally meant what they said?

Innocent

42. Still have communication w/ your ex?

Guilty

43. Cheated on someone?

Innocent

44. Get totally drunk one night and you have an important exam tomorrow morning?

Innocent

45. A total stranger treated you by paying your fare?

Innocent

46. Get totally angry that you cried so hard?

Innocent

47. Tried to stay away from someone for their own good?

Guilty 

48. Thought about suicide?

Guilty

49. Thought about murder?

Guilty

50. How about Mass Murder?

Innocent

51. Rode in a stranger's vehicle?

Innocent

52. Stalked someone?

Innocent

53. Had a girlfriend/boyfriend

Guilty

54. Gotten totally drunk during a holiday?

Innocent
  • Mood: Lazy
  • Listening to: The sounds of the world.
  • Reading: The words of men.
  • Watching: The images before my eyes.
  • Playing: with questions
  • Eating: Pizzas!
  • Drinking: Water.

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DarkenedHelix Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
Thanks for the watch
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Nightreign123 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Student Writer
Np.
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Hi
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Nightreign123 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Student Writer
Hello.
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What's up?
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Nightreign123 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Student Writer
The sky, clouds, birds, occasionally a plane passing by.
What's down?
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Student Artist
Hey~~

Just wanted to thank you for the fave!

Also, since I'm currently focusing on music, I was wondering if you'd be interested in supporting me in that endeavor of mine?

If you are, I can link you to where you can find that stuff!
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Nightreign123 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Student Writer
What kind of support are we talking about here?
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Student Artist
Just listening and/or sharing it.
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NIGHT_NII! I missed ya!
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