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Topic Subject: Happy 10th Birthday to Heavengames and AoEH
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posted 05-13-07 09:44 PM ET (US)   
Ok, as promised on the news page here is the thread for posting your best wishes to the HG crew. Please observe the rules - one post per person, where you can wish everyone well and maybe say a little about what HG has meant to you over the years, so make sure you say all you want to in that. Do not abuse this rule under any circumstances whatsoever, we don't want to have to hand out short bans or anything, so respect the spirit of this thread. You may, however, edit your post if you think of anything to add.

Ok, it's midnight GMT and it's time to say welcome to the 15th of May. Ten Years On.

Have fun.

My Karma ran over my Dogma

AoEH | EEH | RoNH | IndividualsCAN

[This message has been edited by Phill Phree (edited 05-14-2007 @ 06:58 PM).]

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posted 05-15-07 03:56 AM ET (US)     51 / 153  
I never know what to say in these occasions, and it seems a mite odd wishing an internet fansite happy birthday.

Still, I'll say a big fat chaz to everyone here for giving me something to do. I could write a list of awesome people in HG, but the list would be too long.

house won this
posted 05-15-07 03:59 AM ET (US)     52 / 153  
Well, Happy Birthday HG. The community here had been great, and even though people here have pissed me off (yes, I get P.Oed by people on the internet), it has been a great part of the last 1.5 years. I honestly can't imagine life without all you guys.

Well, now thats all done, I will continue my normal routine, as it is ever so fun!

TaylorFlame - The Definitive Man.
posted 05-15-07 04:01 AM ET (US)     53 / 153  
Only a quick message. I came to AoEH in June 2006, and the community have always been awesome! So thanks to everyone, happy birthday, and Powderfinger forever
posted 05-15-07 04:09 AM ET (US)     54 / 153  
Congratulations HG!

AoE Heaven was my first clicked shortcut whenever I switched on my PC during 1997. It had all the strategy and tactics I could wish for while I was playing Age of Empires, Rise of Rome and Age of Kings. I'm sure I had a log-in at AoE Heaven back in the day, but God knows what it was...

Finally registered for the Total War Heaven forum a couple of years ago, and it's been a lifeline for Rome: Total War and Medieval 2: Total War.

Great sites, great resources. Well done to all the HG team!

-+- Non sequiturs and weak puns a speciality -+-
posted 05-15-07 04:25 AM ET (US)     55 / 153  
Happy birthday Heavengames May you have many more

"Cats are the only animals that are both uber, pwns and 1337 at the same time." -King Euric
By reading this fine print your soul is now the exclusive property of HeavenGames.
posted 05-15-07 04:27 AM ET (US)     56 / 153  
Congratulations HG, 10 year is a lot of time, and I'm honoured to have been able to participate for a good chunk of that.
Here's to another ten!

It's like watching a flock of clown-like apes trying to navigate a ship, even though the ship has in fact been stranded on some kind of reef for about 7 years and none of the apes have noticed it yet. -Drahnier on OD moderation.
posted 05-15-07 04:35 AM ET (US)     57 / 153  
Congratulations HG, I've only been around here since 2003, but it seems awfully longer.

Many cool experiences and people came from here, and this place has definitely had an impact on my life. Now I'm staff (of a Heaven that is going to be ignored for another year as of last week ) I feel it will be cool to help the site in it's next 10 years.

Cheers all!
posted 05-15-07 04:42 AM ET (US)     58 / 153  
Congrats HG, those 10 years make you one of the oldest and most respected gamesites of the internet.

B e n d e r s . . . 2004

ex SWGBH scn designer
ex BFME2H cherub
posted 05-15-07 04:51 AM ET (US)     59 / 153  
Congratulations, Heaven Games. Hmm, I can't think of anything else to say...
posted 05-15-07 05:13 AM ET (US)     60 / 153  
This has been my main AoE site since I got the game and have been posting regulary on AoE3 HG for 9 months, is a fantasic site with a geat community.
Happy Birthday and long live HG!!

"The better at AoE, the worse at RL" - Doppel
After someone suggesting to make a meatshield to fight off petards..."Where can I find this meatshield? Is it in the TC?" - Sjalle

"That last comment has earned you a ban Musk" - Solus
On realising I was on a 2nd account:"Quinarvy ehhh" - Solus

RUSSIAN CIVIL WAR - VERY GG
Mine and Micky's OPness
posted 05-15-07 05:36 AM ET (US)     61 / 153  
I remember getting Rome: Total War and it not working properly due to a scratch on the disk, but that didn't stop me from being absolutely terrible at it. While Amazon replaced it, I went looking for a strategy guide and found RTWH. It was the strategy guides written by Ace Cataphract and Cheesewiz that convinced me to look at the forums. After a bit of lurking to work out who was worth listening to and who was (to put it politely) talking rubbish. That was in March 05 and I'm still here and in a different colour after someone thought I'd make a good staff member.

Many thanks to all the people who taught me to play RTW and made me feel at home at HG in those first few months, whether you knew it at the time or not:
Ace Cataphract, Cheesewiz, Firefox (pre-insanity), bk 101, Jax, Blunderboy, dad_savage, Sassenach, Doitzel, Adder, Admiral_Nelson, Ueriah, Ichbinian, Gadz13, Johndisp, KaiserWinterfeldt, Lorentius Vadis, MaximusDecimus, Ferret, GloryofSparta, Themistocles472, ben_is_sparky, Chilly5, exe1, Mace, Nausicaa, Dio, FlyingMonkey and probably many others who I now forget.

Thanks also to all the staff members who have kept HG running.

Rome: Total War Heaven | Medieval II: Total War Heaven | Empire: Total War Heaven
"Do not stand behind Satan in the Post Office queue because the devil takes many forms."
"Your front-page picture of Kate Winslet with a plunging neckline being up for two golden globes was most appropriate."

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posted 05-15-07 05:55 AM ET (US)     62 / 153  
How time flies... I've been here for nearly seven of the ten years, and I can safely say that few things have had such a massive impact on my life as HeavenGames has (had). The people I've met, the places I've been, the things I've learned - it's hard to find the right words to say, really. Thank you, HeavenGames, for everything. The good and bad, I cherish everything equally. I doubt I'd be the same guy I am now if I hadn't decided to ask some people for feedback on my first Age of Kings scenario, way back when.

Shout out to the folks who're no longer around as often as they were - you know who you are.

Here's to ad infinitum!

Luke Gevaerts Website YouTube Backloggery

"Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that.
I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe." - Frank Zappa

OD AoKH
posted 05-15-07 05:59 AM ET (US)     63 / 153  
Happy Birthday AoEH!

At this point we are talking about one of the oldest and most venerables websites on the net, and it's hard to say whether AoE everlasting success boosted AoEH, or the reverse. I suspect it's a cooperation between the coolest RTS game in videogaming history, and the most friendly fan community ever. After all, there must be a reason, if even a misanthrope like me keeps returning over and over. Best wishes to the stalwart AoEH staff: you guys did an awesome job, and I feel we haven't seen the whole story yet...

Thank you so very much!
posted 05-15-07 06:03 AM ET (US)     64 / 153  
Happy Birthday HG.
posted 05-15-07 06:05 AM ET (US)     65 / 153  


I registred just to join in the congratulations =) (I'm not a great forumer at all ^^')

I certainly was here at the begining, when a friend of mine gave me Age of Empires - I was just a lil' Kid discovering the net in those times and having a little trouble getting my hands in the hard mode I was really impressed at the time to see all there was to discover, not only on the net, but in that game ! Still play it some times, even have some of the old campaings downloaded here that still hit the top ten ^^ (The David Saga was the first one, a Holy Grail to me).

I think i saved every page in the game-related pages that interested me (almost every games listed on HG) - strategies, how to's - because it was (is) so good stuff ! Might come in handy, who knows... I also did it because I always fear a site might disapear, you never know ! Hope it won't happen with HG =)

Just keep on going guys, and see you in ten years
posted 05-15-07 06:08 AM ET (US)     66 / 153  
Happy Birthday Heaven Games!

I've been a member since 2000 and a lurker / downloader for a while before that. Started with downloading strategies for AOE by people like The Sheriff, Celestial Dawn and Xiphoid, then became active myself when AOK was released. I have enjoyed the chance to participate with the whole group on the forums and to give to the community by creating random map scripts for AOE:TC, for SWBG, AOM and now AOE3.

I really hope this site will continue forever (well, at least until I'm gone!).
posted 05-15-07 06:10 AM ET (US)     67 / 153  
Two and a half years, a thousand posts, and still I'm a newbie Loving every minute of it, and only on Heaven Games.


Just want to say congratulations to Zen (de master of ze universe) and all the hard work he and all the staff and moderators (specially the ones over in Rome: Total War Heaven The best of the bunch) have put in to create such a brilliant site.


There have been people here that have made me laugh, make me want to physically hurt them, give them a lil hug, and all number of different things . I've learnt in my stay here that I over use smiles , that I am a wooly liberal and that age doesn't equal maturity (thank god). Loving all the oldies calling us twats .


So, I wont say happy birthday to the website, just another thanks to the people that made it all possible, forumers and all. So Thanks



bless

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[This message has been edited by MyArse (edited 20-08-2009 @ 19:50 PM).]
posted 05-15-07 06:32 AM ET (US)     68 / 153  
Strange to think I've been at HeavenGames for six years. It's been a good six years, too - this was the first online community that I was a part of, having stumbled into AoKH from a link on Ensemble Studios' website while looking for random maps, and I spent at least three years of my time here locked into the Scenario Design forums for various games, notably Age of Empires 2 and Stronghold, as well as Empire Earth and Empires.

HG has made me friends, too, particularly my good friend Kor, who I got to know through the now-defunct Woad Creations design team.

I'll be honest and say that I've despised the vast majority of posters at HG at some points in my stay here, despairing of idiocy or whatever, but that's usually fleeting. I'm content to sit in my ivory tower now just stick my fingers in my ears and chalk it up to experience when I encounter an idiot. HG still gives me a good deal of pleasure in reading threads and whatnot, and I can see myself visiting for years to come.
posted 05-15-07 06:32 AM ET (US)     69 / 153  
10 years! Wow HG and AoEH is like a big boy. May both forums propser.

I've only been here less than a year and I've loved every moment of it even if I do mainly go to RTWH.

So 10th happy birthday.
posted 05-15-07 06:35 AM ET (US)     70 / 153  
Happy Birthday HG!

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posted 05-15-07 06:39 AM ET (US)     71 / 153  
You were told one post per person. Next offence gets a one week ban. No excuses.

[This message has been edited by Phill Phree (edited 05-15-2007 @ 11:01 AM).]

posted 05-15-07 06:46 AM ET (US)     72 / 153  
Happy Birthday HG!

I came to the site from Rise of Nations, I had gotten the game and was looking for strategy guides. So I ended up at RoNH. Eventually I went to the history forum, and from there to OD. It was just about the time that legion had one of his Soviet Congresses, and there was chaos everywhere.

I thought it was pretty funny.

HG had been my homepage for a while now, and even during the drop in visits, where I'd force myself to make a comment, I still visited. This place has been a retreat of sorts, where one could find awesome links and talk about awesome games. It's an awesome website, and I wish that I could have been here earlier, back when I actually played AoK .

Thanks guys! Congrats HG.

"[Stockpiling nukes is] like horsepower. 550 is way too much, but it's still cool to show off that you're the biggest asshole in the neighbourhood." King Euric: 5/23/05
"Firefox sucks. Mozilla all the way!" Brad4321: 6/4/05
"i'm not retared I'm mentally challenged." Chach7776: 6/28/05
"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots." Supa_Psyche: 7/12/05
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posted 05-15-07 06:47 AM ET (US)     73 / 153  
I registered just under a year ago, and i still love the site. I post on quite a few heavens, it's taught me a few things about gaming (that i'm no good at it) and let me meet some very intresting people. Emphais on 'inteerreesssttting'.

I do, in fact, heart HG.


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posted 05-15-07 07:23 AM ET (US)     74 / 153  
Woot, I remember coming on AoEH looking for cheats... when I was like 7. That was 9 years ago... and now I play AoE3

Happy Birthday HG! Looking forward for your bar mitzvah!
posted 05-15-07 07:34 AM ET (US)     75 / 153  
I can't express in words how much HeavenGames (Outside Discussions in particular) means to me. I wouldn't be the same person without HG and I'm glad I was stupid enough to follow the url to AoWH given at the back of the AoW II manual.

I'm geniunely thankful for this place and for the people I met. All of them. Even the prats and the jerks whom I want to drown in a barrel of wine.

Happy birthday, HG. Here's to ten more!

[This message has been edited by Vaarsuvius (edited 05-15-2007 @ 07:43 AM).]

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