Основные вопросы игры
Основные вопросы игры
Q: Дата выхода игры The Lord of the Rings: War in the North для моего региона?
- Северная Америка - США / Канада / Мексика - 1 ноября 2011
- Африка - 4 ноября 2011
- Ближний Восток - 4 ноября 2011
- Россия - 4 ноября 2011
- Бразилия - 4 ноября 2011
- Европа - 4 ноября 2011
- Южная Америка - 4 ноября 2011
- Скандинавии - 8 ноября 2011
- Германия - 9 ноября 2011
- Франция - 10 ноября 2011
- Австралия и Новая Зеландия - 16 ноября 2011
- Великобритания - Англия / Северная Ирландия / Шотландия / Уэльс - 25 ноября 2011
Q: Какие платформы будут поддерживать The Lord of the Rings: War in the North?
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North доступна на PC, Xbox 360 (онлайн-игры поддерживаются через Xbox LIVE), а PlayStation 3 (онлайн-игры поддерживаются через сети PlayStation Network).
Для PC, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North имеет следующие системные требования:
- Операционная система: Windows Vista®/XP/ or Windows 7
- Процессор: Intel Core2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD 64 X2 4400
- Память: 2 Гб RAM/10GB свободного пространства на жестком диске
- 2006 или более поздняя версия GeForce 8600 или Radeon HD 2600
Q: Какие устройства ввода, я могу использовать на PС версии?
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North поддерживает клавиатуры, мыши и Xbox 360 контроллер для устройств Windows. Для клавиатуры и мыши установлены горячие клавишы..
Q: Будет ли поддерживать Xbox достижения для Xbox LIVE?
Да. Вы получите достижения и титулы в течении прохождения игры. Вы можете разблокировать их всех при вашем желании.?
Q: Какие версии The Lord of the Rings: War in the North будут доступны?
There is a Collector’s Edition as well as a Standard Edition. In North America, the Collector’s Edition is available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and includes the following:
- Ranger of the North Quiver Case; War in the North art book featuring concept art of key characters in the game, various enemies and beautiful environments in Middle-earth.
- Inside Look: The Music of War in the North—content includes: interviews and footage of legendary composer Inon Zur at Abbey Road Studios and the E3 2011 Concert event, along with three tracks from the game soundtrack.
- Digital content: Ranger of the North Avatar for Xbox Live (Xbox 360 sku) - includes the Ranger armor set, helmet, quiver and bow; War in the North Theme Pack (PS3 sku) - includes War in the North wallpaper, fonts, icons.
Q: How do I change the difficulty setting?
From the character select screen, choose the "Select Save” option, and then choose "New Game.” You will then be able to choose from "Easy” or "Normal” difficulty settings. If you have completed the game once, you’ll have access to "Heroic” difficulty, and after completing the game a second time you will access "Legendary.”
Q: I’m playing single-player at the moment – how does the AI control the other two characters in the fellowship?
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North uses an intelligent AI system to control the other members of your party. You may also give commands to your AI allies to defend, attack, or attack a designated target (see the game manual for more information). The AI will automatically upgrade and assign skill points as you progress, but if you choose to switch to a character that was previously played by the AI, you’ll have a chance to redistribute all skill points and skill assignments to customize your character to your liking.
Q: What happens when I give an item to another character?
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is a co-op game that thrives on teamwork. While loot is an important part of the game, we’ve spent a lot of time ensuring that loot acquisition is a cooperative process, as well. Many times you’ll find a special item that would be best used by one of the three hero types. If you’re playing online with your friends, you can give another player an item through the inventory screen. They are not obligated to give you something in trade, so make sure it’s an item you are willing to part with. Or you can ask for an item in return.
Your inventory, as a player, is personal to you. It carries forward when you switch to a different member of the fellowship at appropriate checkpoints. For example, let’s say you are playing as Andriel and you acquire an axe that is perfect for Farin, a character you were planning on switching to at the next checkpoint. The best bet is to leave that axe in your inventory, switch to Farin at the checkpoint, and then equip it.
With the AI controlling one or more of the fellowship, each AI player has their own inventory that is automatically optimized for maximum effectiveness. The AI will acquire gear throughout the game, and equip that gear if it is better in any way than the gear that they are currently using. Please note that AI players have their own separate inventory that is not shared with your player inventory. Items given to an AI player will be subject to the same gear optimization as loot that the AI acquires separately. Gear that is given to an AI player will not show up in your inventory if you switch to that character at a checkpoint.
Some versions of the game come with unique DLC items. If you give the items to another player or drop them, and would like them back, you may start a new game and the DLC items will appear again in your inventory.
Yes, all players accumulate XP points during multiplayer games. However, extra XP bonuses (such as unleashing combos or finishing moves) only go to the player who unlocked the bonus.
Q: Is there split-screen or offline multiplayer available?
Split-screen play is only available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, either online or offline. The screen is vertically split. This allows two players to use one console, and play with a third player using a different console using online mode. Split-screen is not available for PC. Some limited "offline” multiplayer play is available with a LAN or using SystemLink. For this type of gameplay, each player will need a copy of the game, their own monitor or TV, and their own platform.
Q: How are players matched in online multiplayer?
If your friends are online, invite them using the in-game menu. If you want to jump right into a multiplayer game, you may select "Quick Match” – you will be matched with available players who are as closely matched to your skill level and game progression as possible.
Q: How do I switch characters?
Before launching the game, and at the end of a game level, you will have the option of selecting a different hero to play as. Note that if the character has been played in the last level by the AI, during the game skills and skillpoints are automatically assigned; but if a human player selects the character, they are able to reassign the relevant skillpoints and skill assignments that the AI assigned during the previous level. That way, you can ensure that your character is optimized for your playing style.
Q: Can I play more than one campaign at the same time?
Sure! That’s a great way to experience the character-specific dialog, and see how playing as a different hero affects the way those other in-game characters react to your character’s unique personality. Simply load a new game.
Q: How do difficulty levels work?
After you play through The Lord of the Rings: War in the North on Easy or Normal difficulty, and finish the game, you’ll be able to replay at Heroic difficulty while keeping all the loot, XP, and character skill points from the previous game. If you can master Heroic’s challenging difficulty, and beat the game again, you’ll be able to unlock Legendary difficulty.
Q: I’m seeing an icon showing that my gear has low durability. How can I fix it?
Visit a town and go to the blacksmith to repair your gear. Remember that some lower-quality gear has lower overall durability, and may need to be repaired more often.
Q: I picked up some loot. How do I equip it?
Acquired gear is shown in the loot log on the left part of the HUD view. To see the item, go to your Inventory. One screen in the Inventory shows wearable items (armor, jewelry, and weapons) and another shows items. New items are indicated by a white star. Viewing the item will show its qualities – green arrows show that the item has greater damage or armor value, while red arrows show lower damage or armor value. Equip the wearable item by selecting it – it will automatically unequip the item in the previous spot, if any. The Inventory screen also allows you to give items to another player, or drop unneeded items. Buy or sell items in towns or at checkpoints.
Q: I see that my gear is socketable, or I just picked up an elf-stone. What is this and how do I use it?
Some gear in The Lord of the Rings: War in the North will have available sockets (i.e. slots) for elf-stones. Elf-stones modify the gear they are slotted in through a variety of ways. View the elf-stones you’ve acquired in the Items section of your inventory, and slot them into gear with available sockets using the action button indicated. Attempting to slot the elf-stone will bring up a list of equipment, if any, with open slots.
Q: Can I change my hero’s gender or appearance?
You can change your character’s appearance using Mirrors in-town. Press the indicated action button to customize your hero’s face, eye color, hair, beard, and hair color. The genders of Andriel, Eradan, and Farin are not re-assignable.
Q: What is the difference between chests, loot stashes, and boxes/barrels?
Many objects in The Lord of the Rings: War in the North can be opened or destroyed for loot. Boxes and barrels are found throughout game levels, and are destroyed by attacking them. Some, but not all, will drop coins, ammo, potions, or other small items. Loot stashes are scattered throughout as well, and can include gear, potions, ammo, coins, and other small items. They are opened using the indicated action button. Chests are less common, and are opened using the indicated action button. Note: in multiplayer, each chest contains special class-specific loot for every player. Make sure that each player visits the chest to receive their loot, and don’t forget to trade with each other if there’s gear you don’t want but another player might be able to use. Don’t forget about secret areas, and special stashes visible only to the race that can view them. These may contain special loot you won’t want to miss!
Q: How do secret areas and special race abilities work?
Andriel, Eradan, and Farin each are able to use the unique abilities of their race to find or create various special items. When playing as one of these characters, the special objects will stand out to the player, and may be interacted with using the indicated action button. These are as follows:
Andriel: As an elf, Andriel has a close relationship with nature, enabling her to find special plants that may be combined to form potions in the inventory. She can also find secret runes that can be opened with a whisper to reveal secret areas.
Eradan: With his exceptional powers of perception from his training as a Dúnedain Ranger, Eradan can spot the special marks left by Rangers before him, and track their footsteps, leading him to special Ranger stashes of loot.
Farin: Like any dwarf worth his beard, Farin is a true mountain dweller that can see hidden secrets in rocks and walls. Farin can discover veins of gold, as well as discover weak points in walls that may be broken down to find secret areas with loot.
Q: What is Hero Mode, and how do I unlock it?
Hero mode gives you the chance to rack up damage and XP bonuses during combat. To enter Hero Mode, perform a critical strike on an enemy and land successive attacks without getting hit. Your character will become more and more powerful as your hit streak gets higher – the more hits, the more bonuses you will receive. You will see your hit streaks and XP bonuses display on the right side of your HUD.
Q: Can my friends and I use the same character during a multiplayer game?
The fellowship of Andriel, Eradan, and Farin in The Lord of the Rings: War in the North uniquely combines their special attributes to make an exceptional fighting force. Because you must rely on each others’ strengths in order to challenge Agandaûr, the fellowship must stand together as a force of three unique heroes to fight the evil growing in the North.
Q: Are there other characters who are allies? Are they playable?
Just because The Lord of the Rings: War in the North focuses on the fellowship between Andriel, Eradan, and Farin, that doesn’t mean you won’t have help from a variety of powerful allies. Whether it’s Beleram, the powerful Great Eagle, or Elrond’s twin sons, Elladan and Elrohir, there are many that wish to see the fellowship succeed in their mission in the North. Beleram may be called in to dispatch enemies at certain points, but NPC allies are not directly playable – although they will provide essential help to the fellowship.
Q: I’m playing with one or two AI hero characters. Can I give them commands?
Yes. Members of the fellowship being played by AI can be ordered to attack a target, or to defend a human player.
Q: How can I interact with other players in Multiplayer?
As a co-op game, you may find that it is easiest to coordinate your attacks on the minions of the Dark Lord using a supported headset for your platform. On the PC version, you can also type to other players by pressing the T key.
Q: Who can use what armor, weapons, and other gear?
Some gear is class-specific. In these instances, in the Inventory screen the item description will say, for example, "Champion Only.” If you have gear that you can’t equip, you may offer it to another member of the fellowship by selecting "Give.” Some characters are restricted in their weapon type:
- Any character may use a one-handed weapon.
- Two-handed swords, and shields, can be used by Farin and Eradan.
- Two-handed axes, hammers, and crossbows can only be use by Farin.
- Staffs can only be used by Andriel.
- Bows are only used by Eradan.
- All characters may dual-wield two one-handed weapons with the appropriate skill unlocked.
Q: One of the party is down. How can I revive them? What happens if everyone falls?
Once a member of the fellowship’s health gets too low, they will fall to the ground and their icon will turn red in the HUD of other players. They may be revived by nearing them and pressing the indicated action key. Players on the ground may crawl towards a safe place to be revived. Don’t wait too long! If a downed character is left too long, they will bleed out and the fellowship will fail the level. Likewise, if all characters fall, the party will fail the level. Remember that if you fail, you will restart from the previous checkpoint to try again.
Q: What are the challenge maps and how to they work?
There are two challenge maps that allow you to play though several waves of enemies in an arena style setting. The waves of combat focus on the different enemy types as they are presented in the main story campaign and will display all of their combat behaviors and weaponry. Once you reach the second "hub” of the game, you will see that you have unlocked two infamous battle grounds of Middle-earth, Osgiliath and Lorien! For more information, visit the Dev Blog for a detailed look at challenge maps.
Q: I’d like to participate in the forums … where can I find them?
The forums are a great place to discuss all things The Lord of the Rings: War in the North. While there are plenty of topics for everyone to enjoy, a special Council of the North forum is available only for registered forum members. In addition, there are both Moderators and Ringbearers (members who have been recognized for their contributions to the forums and the game) – learn more about these at this thread. You can visit the forums to browse or register by clicking here.