About the HG forums, can you register for free?
Yes, every forum on every Heaven is free for you to register. You
a confirmation email giving you your password and then you can log
which you will be able to set up your preferences and change your
How do I change my account details? (Email, password, etc)
Log in under your account, click on “My account” in the
above. Type your password and you will automatically be taken to the
I forgot my password. What do I do?
Go to the login screen and click on the “Click here”
or click here
to go to the lost password page. It should send a reminder of your
password to your email address. If for any reason it does not,
I've been told to read the CoC. What's that?
The CoC is the HeavenGames Code of Conduct, to which we expect all
adhere. Most of it is common sense, for example, we encourage a
but draw the line at personal attacks and so on. The full CoC is here.
We recommend that everybody reads it after creating an account and
I’m French and I want to speak French on the forums. Is that
No. Sorry but the time taken for the few foreign language staff to
assuming that they can, makes this sadly impossible. Plus we have had
forumers posting offensive material thinking that our staff would
miss it - and
while they may find that amusing, we do not. The overall language is
However, should you really need to post in a language other then
post the English translation with it.
I’ve seen some people with a color in their name. What does
Colours are for HG staff and VIPs. Here is what each color means:
Halos - These are the people who, amongst other things, pay
for the servers out of their own pockets. We recoup some money from
advertising but not all. Halos are in charge of the overall
of all things HG. They do not have a specific colour since they may
simultaneously be Seraphs or Angels of certain sites as well as being
in the Forum Management Team.
Seraphs - They are the webmasters
the particular Heaven you are visiting under their command, with full
forum access. They decide who becomes a staff member on that Heaven
Halo approval). They are ultimately responsible for all site
management and maintenance,
plus all other staff on their site. There is no real difference
between a Seraph
and an Angel in this respect - Seraphs and Angels have equal access
to the site,
so the Seraph is simply the Angel who takes ultimate
Angels - Usually have FTP access
Heaven and aid the Seraph with changes and maintenance.
Cherubs - Cherubs usually
direct FTP access to the site but will have access to parts of it
such as news
services, toons etc and the power to moderate on the forums. Mostly
keep the news updated, moderate on the forums, write articles and
putting content together and proofing it before final upload. They
the workload of the Angels. It isn't easy being green
VIP - VIPs are people working
for the companies who make the games HG does sites for. HG is proud
of its relationship with the game companies and some of the VIPs are
HG staff and forumers who have been hired by the game companies due
to their contributions to the community. Many got their break right
here at AoEH. Rasher, Eggman and Gordon Farrell, to name a few, were
all HG staff or forumers whose scenarios and input got them hired
to make scenarios for Empire Earth. Other forumers became playtesters
for later games. Hank, a regular forumer on Empire Earth Heaven, was
drafted in to help with Empires; Dawn of the Modern World because
his excellent Empire Earth scenarios drew the attention of SSSI.
Other VIPs have no direct connection to HG but will often visit to
community with game problems and advice or to announce new
Note: All Seraphs, Angels and Cherubs are volunteers. The ranks are
not completely set in stone either, for example, an Angel may also
be the Seraph but prefer to stay red. Another example is Zen, who
has kept his Angel colour but is responsible for all the technical
and server issues across all sites and is therefore also a Halo.
How can I become a staff member?
Sometimes, when you are quite familiar, trustworthy and known at a
particular Heaven, one of the staff members may contact you and ask
you if you want to work on that Heaven, and so become staff. That
is when you get your own color. There is no guaranteed way of
a staff member, top priority is whether in fact the site needs
staff member at all, but if it does then forumers who have been
contributors to the community are often considered.
I've seen people with fancy signatures in their messages. How do I
Login, and go to the Edit profile (my account) page. Click on the
link to edit your signature.
For information on how to create colours and special effects, consult
Guide in the AoE Forum.