The LOTR Movie Site
December 29, 1999Is Middle Earth
Online Gone Forever?
Bad news for you LOTR fans who were hoping that the Middle
Earth Onlien project was going to be revived. I recently received this e-mail from Aaron:
Subject: Info on Middle Earth Online
Date: 12-29-99 10:23 AM CST
Hey I just wanted to let you know, incase
anyone hasn't noticed that the Middle Earth Online web site is down. It hasn't been
updated in a long time, but it's strange that it would be taken down. Unless there is a
possibility that they are going to update it? Lets hope so.
I verified that his statements are correct:
the official site for the Middle Earth Online RPG game by Sierra has been taken down.
I find it hard to believe that Sierra would
take the site down just to do some updating. It's highly irregular for any webmaster with
common sense to do that. So I assume that the plans Middle Earth Online that we were
exposed to are headed for the dumpster. It's sad, because MEO was looking good.
Perhaps the folks at Sierra decided to change
the name of MEO, and a new site has been established somewhere. If anyone has any info
regarding this possibility, or any other MEO tidbits, please send it my way.
In any case, once the films break (or even
before that, if enough hype builds) we'll hopefully see more Tolkien-related RPG or
strategy games hit the market, but for now we're stuck with the MEO legacy.