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Middle-earth: Shadow of War "Forthog Orc Slayer" trailer

Monolith pays tribute to their late executive producer, who dies during Shadow of War's development

Middle-earth: Shadow of War â??Forthog Orc Slayerâ?? trailer

Middle-earth: Shadow of War "Forthog Orc Slayer" trailer

 

Middle Earth: Shadow of War will release with a DLC called "Forthog Orc Slayer", a legendary character who can save the player in times of need.   

This DLC pack is dedicated to the late Michael "Forthog" Forgey, who was Monolith's Executive Producer until his untimely passing in 2016. As a memorial to "Forthog", Monolith decided to showcase parts of his character in Shadow of War, acting as a potential saviour for the player in times of great need, emulating what he did for the studio while he worked there. 

Even small details for "Forthog Orc Slayer" showcases the man behind the legend, with his mighty axe acting as his chosen instrument both inside and outside of battle. In life, "Forthog" was known to be a talented musician. 

 


A legend among the Orcs of Mordor, Forthog Orc Slayer is an unstoppable warrior who saves Mordor’s mightiest heroes at their moment of greatest need.

Mike “Forthog” Forgey was our Executive Producer and great friend here at Monolith. He was always ready to leap into the fray and save the game whenever and wherever he was most needed. We lost Mike to cancer during the development of Shadow of War, and we want to remember and honor him with a little bit of immortality in Mordor. The legendary Forthog Orc Slayer is our way to continue having Mike leap into battle and save us when we’re down.

We hope that you will share in the experience of being saved by the legendary Forthog Orc Slayer as you enter the land of shadow.

 

 

"Forthog Orc Slayer" will be a paid for DLC for Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, with $3.50 from every purchase in the US (except for select prohibited states) will be donated to the family of the fallen developer until December 21st, 2019. 

At this time WB Games has not specified what will happen with funds raised outside of the United States. This DLC will cost $4.99 in the US and £3.99 in the UK. 

We will update this article once we find out what happens to money raised from foreign purchases. 

 


WB Games will donate to the Forgey family $3.50 from every purchase of the Forthog Orcslayer made from any 1 of the 50 United States or D.C. (but, excluding purchases made from AL, HI, IL, MA, MS and SC) through December 31, 2019. Void where prohibited by law. Your purchase is not tax deductible.
 

 
Middle-earth: Shadow of War â??Forthog Orc Slayerâ?? trailer  

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War will release on PC, Xbox One and PS4 on October 10th. 

 

Update - 

It has been confirmed that donations made outside of the US will not be going to the Forgey family, because of this we advise those outside of the United States to simply avoid this DLC. 

Below is a tweet from the official Shadow of War Twitter account which confirms this. 

Warner Brothers need to address this situation, as it stands the publisher is profiting from what has been marketed to be a charitable DLC. We hope that Shadow of War's publisher comes to their senses and sets up some other form of charitable donation for foreign DLC purchases, perhaps to a charity for cancer patients or a research foundation. 

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You can join the discussion on Middle-Earth: Shadow of War's "Forthog Orc Slayer" DLC on the OC3D Forums

 

  

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01-09-2017, 07:39:05

ImprovizoR
We are going to honor our dear departed friend by turning him into a payed DLC character. BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!Quote

01-09-2017, 08:26:54

WYP
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Originally Posted by ImprovizoR View Post
We are going to honor our dear departed friend by turning him into a payed DLC character. BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
They say the money is going to the family, so at least there is that. Having this as a free DLC does not help his family.

The game will have its micropayments etc and that may be seen as questionable by some, but I'm not going to argue with this specific piece of DLC. I don't think they could have done it better.Quote

01-09-2017, 12:03:58

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by ImprovizoR View Post
We are going to honor our dear departed friend by turning him into a payed DLC character. BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Are you seriously going to degrade them? They don't earn ANYTHING off this DLC. All the money goes straight to the family. Have some respect.

As for you WYP, they haven't done anything wrong or shady. So I don't see how you could make that argument in the first place?Quote

01-09-2017, 12:16:26

WYP
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Are you seriously going to degrade them? They don't earn ANYTHING off this DLC. All the money goes straight to the family. Have some respect.

As for you WYP, they haven't done anything wrong or shady. So I don't see how you could make that argument in the first place?
Apologies, my post there doesn't read well.

What I should have said was that the microtransactions store etc could be seen as questionable or money grabby by some, but I find no reason to fault this specific piece of content. I am hearing a lot of people calling monolith shady/exploitative over the microtransactions in Shadow of War.

I think Jim Sterling has a video calling out Monolith over this perceived issue.

If you don't like micro transactions you don't need to buy them and if you don't want this DLC you don't need to buy it. simple.

So long as the game can be completed without any issues without the microtransactions then there is no issue, if it is faster with microtransactions, that is not necessarily an issue. Some people want to pay to speed things along, to some time is worth a lot more than money and would prefer to speed things up a little to push the narrative forward.Quote

01-09-2017, 12:24:51

NeverBackDown
Ay agreed. People act like it's the end of the world.
What's so bad about microtransactions? The top games in the world use them. So why should Monolith not?
LoL, DotA 2, CSGO, Rainbow Six Siege, Overwatch, etc. Pretty much the top played games use it. Nobody complains. All Monolith is doing is taking it a step further and giving you MORE than just cosmetics for the same price. You can earn them through in game too by finding loot boxes after taking a fortress/etc. Idk. Gamers are way to sensitive and hypocritical these days.Quote
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