Great idea, but let's make candles like money piles in that you can add more candles to a single block to increase the light radius. For example, a single candle only produces a 1 block radius of light, while 3 candles on the same block produce a radius of 3 blocks. This will also make aesthetics for shrines and other builds more interesting.
I really like this suggestion. Thank you for putting this together Ithilion.
My two cents: Lindon used to be highly populated, yet the number of people have declined. Thus, there should be more buildings than High Elves. By adding this, it will show how Lindon used to be mightier in bygone days.
(Muslims and Christians worship same God tbh)
Religion in general is an interesting road... (You might want to research that last point you made)
I wish Bat luck in his new role of leadership, and I'll pray for blessings of wisdom.
More along the lines of a "semi major" quest implemented into the Mod itself. But on servers, something like this could be built pretty easily...
Wait... Mongols in Middle Earth?! My AP World History Teacher would be happy (& myself)!
If the mechanics mentioned here were put in place on the only Manthom-house, then a quest would be halfway set up.
I wonder, since in the prologue to the Lord of the Rings, it mentions you want to take cover if a hobbit stoops down for a stone, is it possible to make ranged projectiles from hobbits more deadly?
How about instead of keeping your armor on you, your entire inventory is stolen from you & put into a chest hidden inside the barrow fortress. But the question then comes up, "How does one escape?" By blowing a special horn, you could summon Tom Bombadil to free you. Be warned, for these horns are one use only, & expensive to obtain.
Nice list of sources. Now the question is, how accurate is this information? (Did you try to find information that says otherwise? If not, then the research is incomplete & more information is necessary to reach an accurate conclusion.) Just some food for thought rather than an oppertunity to open another discussion. Who knows? such research could be done during the truce, saving time...
Communism on a small scale works, since it's easier to hold people responsible for rule breaking, but on a large scale it starts to break down, much like how democracy breaks down with a large population.
I currently do not know of any large scale democracies, yet I know quite a few nations are republics, and while they can be exploited, it is more difficult to do so than a Democracy, a facist government, or a communistic government. Answer this question with caution, for there is no need to start a war. Which government in the known history of the world has been the best, and why?
I have a brilliant idea: let's come up with a small communistic group that has a system for adding members (like children) and consequences for exploiting the system. Then, we can test Communism on a small scale & find a way to make it work. This could be done with a Fascist group too at the same time. Maybe the test will be which one lasts longer...
Rocket Engineer wrote: @catfishperson is it acceptable to you to agree to disagree on the matter of where morals come from? In all honesty neither of us have any evidence which can stand up without making assumptions.
Let me clarify a bit. When I say religion should be involved in politics, I mean the general ideals which are held almost universally by religions, something which I believe is referred to as the religion of America. (I can dig up a source for that if you want) I don't mean a specific church or anything like that.
Regarding the quote, this was my main source, but I can find others if that one isn't satisfactory. Are you sure your quote was from George Washington? All I can find is that it was from Article 11 of the Treaty of Tripoli, and it seems to be a point of contention as to what exactly it was supposed to mean.
Sorry, what assumptions was I making?
Alright, but which of these "Universal religious ideals" would we not have without religion?
My question was as to which ideas in the constitution were religious in origin, I had not heard of that before. I am also fairly certain that my quote was from GW as well, it being from a treaty doesn't delegitimize it. What points of contention were there?
@Eoros, As Grievous pointed out, the Vatican is hardly an example of a political center. Its entire population is literately less than a quarter that of my school. However, I guess my statement was a little too broad. There have been times in history where religion and politics have mixed and been okay (Still many, many more where they has not.) In today's age with a society so diverse as ours, people making political decisions based on thousand year old scriptures, will do nothing but slow our society's progression, if not directly cause violence and suffering where it is not necessary.
On that last part... Human Progress (at least the original idea) has roots in the Bible. While you are correct to say some in politics use scriptures to hinder the progression of society, it is incorrect to say political decisions based on scriptures cause violence or slow down the progression of society, because that particular statement is an assumption.
However, I find it interesting that you didn't specify what kind of progress the scriptures hinder when it's used in making a political decision... (Society can progress forward or backwards if you take my meaning.)
WillyTheWyvern wrote: How is it frightening Person?
Speculation! That argument is hypothetical, making it invalid.
Back to communistic ideology...
It works when a group of people make an agreement to share things. However, the children born into it are forced into the system, and they start abusing the system by not working hard. Thus, if we find a solution to adding people into a communistic group that allows them to choose communism, then we have found a way for communism to be successful.
I like the concept of threshing the raw wheat to separate the chaff, seeds, & grains. Make things more realistic.
It is a large quest, which generally features main characters & take a very long time to achieve. (An example would be The journey to Mordor to toss the Ring into the Fire, or Thorin & Co. journeying to slay a dragon & reclaim their homeland.
Why not save this feature for binding books with different materials, which then creates its own (insert material) bound book? As difficult as this could be, such a feature would bring some aesthetics & even make Roleplay more interesting.
This would be a great feature for making it more loreish. However, could you elaborate what this half half desolate &natural landscape would look like on the ground? (Is their boulders, or Mordor Rock, Ruins? Dirt? Would Gondor spawn here? What all exists?)
I like this suggestion because it is a nice touch of aesthetics. However, shouldn't Mithril only be luminous when it reflects light?
Why not make this meat a quest item for some factions? It's rare, & kings would pay fortunes iin both coins and alignment... This could be a more major quest that periodically appears from commanders or king NPCs.