MERP is a Lord of the Rings total conversion for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim made, not for profit, by volunteers in their spare time. The current version of the mod has been running since 2008, and since then has grown substantially and the team has quickly become one of the largest and most ambitious teams in modding.
As of 2012 the team ported the mod to the newest Elder Scrolls game from its predecessor, Oblivion. Since the move the team has built up a huge following due to its quality and ambition. This rise in popularity has also drawn the eyes of Warner Bros. who currently hold the rights to The Lord of the Rings in gaming, who then issued the MERPteam a cease and desist letter.
We now need you, our fans and other gamers, to help change Warner Bros. stance on fan-made projects by showing them just how many people are behind this mod.
Mod page: http://www.moddb.com/mods/merp-middle-earth-roleplaying-project
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/MiddleEarthRoleplaying
Twitter: @MiddleEarthBane #SaveMERP
Developer forum: http://merp.straygenius.com/forum/index.php
We, the undersigned, call upon Warner Bros. Entertainment to lift the cease and desist from MERP and allow the developers to continue as they were with no hindrance.
Until the above solution is reached, the undersigned promise to boycott and refrain from purchasing any Lord of the Rings branded products that Warner Bros publish or support.
The Save MERP from Cease and Desist petition to Warner Bros. Entertainment was written by MERPteam and is in the category Gaming at GoPetition.