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  • It would be helpful if someone would indicate the reasons that this article needs to be rewritten, so some passerby might have a chance at improving it. Ainaldo
Yeah, good point. I think one reason is that the article almost completely lacks references. --Morgan 00:06, 22 January 2011 (UTC)
As the person who added Template:Rewrite, I reckon I can give 10 reasons:
  1. The main text - which is too short - was stolen from Wikipedia and remains unchanged in 5.5 years;
  2. Said text appears to have been written by someone incapable of connecting two sentences;
  3. It lacks structure;
  4. It contains speculation;
  5. It lacks sources;
  6. The text contains contradiction (for instance the infobox can't decide whether Esgaroth is a city or a town);
  7. There are not "Portrayal in Adaptations" or "In Other Versions of the Legendarium" sections;
  8. The text makes almost no mention of the events in The Hobbit as they receive a cursory mention in the last paragraph;
  9. The Language section contains a redlink and information not relevant to this article;
  10. The article contains just one date which doesn't conform to our standards (i.e. "Third Age 2941 or T.A. 2941").
I think there's more than enough wrong with this article! --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 01:01, 22 January 2011 (UTC)
Ta-da! Sage 17:47, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

Esgaroth or Lake-town?

Esgaroth is used 10 times in The Hobbit, whereas Lake-town is used 16 times. Should we move this to Lake-town?-- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  11:21, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

+1. Another one I thought I had done! --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 13:19, 17 November 2011 (UTC)
+1 --Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 13:39, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

Esgaroth in BFME 2

Could anyone who has played this game confirm that Esgaroth is featured as a level? I searched on google to no greater avail, only found some fan-made mods and maps.--Morgan 07:00, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

It's been a while since I played it (don't have it installed so can't check), but there's definitely a Lake-town map in BFMEII. I think it's also part of the good campaign. --Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 10:10, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
Aye, it's part of the good campaign and playable in skirmish mode. I also believe it is in the "War of the Ring"-mode but I'm not sure. --Amroth 18:29, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, guys!--Morgan 19:53 PM, 11 May 2013 (UTC)


I suggest we add a new picture of Lake-Town to the page form the 2nd Hobbit movie, such as this one;

- Mclaren01 09:36, 29/11/2013 (UTC)

Not as the main image. Of course something of that nature can go in the adaptations section. --Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 11:09, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Yeah, sure!

--Mclaren01 10:21 PM, 29/12/2013

Do you want to do it, Ederchil? -- Mclaren01 05:25 PM, 03/01/2014 (UTC)