News Archive 2009


Merry Christmas
 
The Dark Archer 
HG Alumnus 
Location: CHCH, NZ
 posted 12-24-09 02:12 AM ET (US)           


As I sit here on this lovely warm Christmas Eve (I love being in New Zealand this time of year ) I can’t help but feel the Christmas spirit seep into me and as such I felt I should share it with everyone here. I hope everyone has a great and merry Christmas and remember to watch out for Santa. 
News Update – 11/10
 
Nacht Jaeger 
Clubman 
(id: RCM7525) 
Location: Somewhere…
 posted 11-10-09 09:18 PM ET (US)             


Several major occurrences have taken place at AoEH since the last update. In the AoE/RoR forums, Cherub Rasteve has announced yet another modification to Age of Empires. This time it’s the Warpatch, which gives gives all technologies and units to all civilizations (Without using the full tech tree option), but the civs still retain their unique bonuses. 

In Scenario Design, many things have happened. The fourth Players’ and Reviewer’s Board has been created by our Seraph The Dark Archer, and Julius999’s project “Agent of a Foreign Power” has been named as the first Campaign of the Month. Secondly, there is a new section of the Granary going that is going to be created, showcasing the best Age of Empires has to offer its players. Forumers will nominate files they think should be included, and the AoEH staff will approve them. And of course, we’re still doing the Obscure Civilization Campaign Contest. Head down to the forums and check it out!

Discuss the WarPatch here.
View the AoEH Players’ and Reviewers’ Board IV here.
Download “Agent of a Foreign Power” here.
Nominate Granary items for the “Best of” section here.
Discuss the Obscure Civilization Contest here.

Happy Halloween
 
The Dark Archer 
HG Alumnus 
Location: CHCH, NZ
 posted 10-30-09 06:43 PM ET (US)           


Yes it is that time of year again and this time good ole AoEH has actually dressed up for it. Going for a archived theme with locked new topic and reply buttons and a well horrible 404 Error background. 

Thanks to Nacht and Rasteve for coming up with this. 

News Update – Obscure Historical Campaign Contest
 
Nacht Jaeger 
Clubman 
(id: RCM7525) 
Location: Somewhere…
 posted 11-03-09 01:42 PM ET (US)             


As promised, the contest celebrating the anniversary of the release of Age of Empires and its expansion pack Rise of Rome has been settled on as a competition to create a campaign about an obscure historical civilization using pre-1998 designing methods. This means no enhanced editors and no modifying the language files unless via a hex editor. You can find more information about the contest here.
New Titles?
 
 
 
The Dark Archer 
HG Alumnus 
Location: CHCH, NZ
 posted 09-21-09 04:15 AM ET (US)           


Alright some people are telling me it’s time for a change of titles but I think it’ll be best to hear from the community what they want.

So what titles do you want?

A)
Forumers: Villager
Cherubs: Clubman
Angels: Axeman
Seraphs: Blind Lame Priest

B)
Forumer: Axeman
Cherub: Short Swordsman
Angel: Long Swordsman
Seraph: Legion

C)
Forumer: Scout
Cherub: Cavalry
Angel: Heavy Cavalry
Seraph: Cataphract

D)
Forumer: Bowman
Cherub: Improved Bowman
Angel: Composite Bowman
Seraph: Horse Archer

E)
Forumer: Clubman
Cherub: Scout
Angel: Chariot Archer
Seraph: Centurion

Please place your votes in the comments.

News Update – 10/21
 
Nacht Jaeger 
Clubman 
(id: RCM7525) 
Location: Somewhere…
 posted 10-21-09 01:41 PM ET (US)             


Big changes have been happening lately here at AoEH. As was previously announced, we have a new staff member, Rasteve. He is going to lend his HTML skills to help us with a main site renovation. Down in the AoE/RoR forum, Rasteve’s other work with the RasPatch and the Age of Heroes mod is coming along smoothly, with beta versions of both available in the Granary. In Scenario Design, Phatfish has created a scenario to showcase a new trick that appears to create an “Elevation 13”, surpassing the former limit of elevation level 8 by far. In the Veni, Vedi, Vici forum it has been decided that the contest to celebrate the 12th anniversary of the release Age of Empires is going to be a 1998-themed design contest, with no edited data files or language files allowed. Historical themes are currently being discussed. Be on the lookout for further updates!

Discuss Rasteve’s work in this forum.
Discuss Phatfish’s work here.
Download Phatfish’s work here.
Discuss the New Contest here.

Congratulations to Nacht Jaeger and Rasteve
 
The Dark Archer 
HG Alumnus 
Location: CHCH, NZ
 posted 10-19-09 05:12 PM ET (US)           


Yes that is right I’ve gone crazy with the paint brush making Nacht Red and Rasteve Green. Nacht has been promoted due to his excellent work both here at AoEH and at the new DoFH and Rasteve has come out the top contender of our open applications for a HTML Coder. I have no doubt both will do an excellent job and while I’m on the topic I would like to thank everyone that did apply for the position but missed out.

Congratulate both in this thread

New Design Article in the Siege Workshop
 
The Dark Archer 
HG Alumnus 
Location: CHCH, NZ
 posted 10-15-09 05:08 AM ET (US)           


Yes ladies and gentlemen you heard right we’ve just added a new Map Design & Tricks from me. Although being dormant for a while sitting on the forums waiting to be finished everything is now done and uploaded to help regulars and non regulars alike with some concepts made easier by Trisolo’s Enhanced Editor.

So check it out now.

News Update – 10/8
 
Nacht Jaeger 
Clubman 
(id: RCM7525) 
Location: Somewhere…
 posted 10-08-09 01:03 PM ET (US)             


Right now we’re going into the second week of October and several things are happening. Both of Rasteve’s mods are coming along nicely, and test versions are available for those who wish to get a first look. Also, in case you missed the other news post, we’re looking for applicants for a position on staff as an HTML coder. If you’re interested you can apply here. Another important date approaching is October 15th, the 12th anniversary of the release of Age of Empires. We’re going to hold a contest to celebrate, but what that contest is is up to you! Head down to the Veni Vedi Vici Forum to let us know what you want.
 
Wanted: HTML Coder
 
The Dark Archer 
HG Alumnus 
Location: CHCH, NZ
 posted 10-02-09 05:51 AM ET (US)           


Applications have just been opened for an HTML Coder to join the staff here at Age of Empires Heaven. If you are at all interested head over to the thread and check it out.
News Update – 9/28
 
Nacht Jaeger 
Clubman 
(id: RCM7525) 
Location: Somewhere…
 posted 09-28-09 12:45 PM ET (US)             


A lot has happened at AoEH over the past few days. First, we’re running a poll about new default titles in the news forum. In the AoE/RoR section, Rasteve has told us about his new project, the Age of Heroes. It’s a modpack that will add new campaigns, new units, and the like. And this is in addition to his already awesome RasPatch mod. In VVV (Our off-topic forum) we’ve just finished the first of the new Forum Awards, which Darky has aptly named the Kinda Annual Forum Awards. Stay tuned for more news in heaven!

Titles Poll
The Age of Heroes 
Forum Awards Thread

HeavenGames-wide Forum Contest!
 
Nacht Jaeger 
Clubman 
(id: RCM7525) 
Location: Somewhere…
 posted 09-15-09 06:26 PM ET (US)             


As most of you already know, resident OD Cherub Sir Wulf has put together a forum-wide contest to be held in the HeavenGames Main Forum. It’s a Survivor theme, where contestants must undergo a series of challenges which will thin down the number of players until the grand finale. It’s based on the famous TV show if you haven’t picked that up yet, and if you haven’t heard of that then you might want to ask yourself what you’re doing on the internet. 

Anyway, go sign up! The thread can be found here.

Twelve Years in Heaven
 
Nacht Jaeger 
Clubman 
(id: RCM7525) 
Location: Somewhere…
 posted 05-15-09 10:29 AM ET (US)             


That’s right, today Age of Empires Heaven has been around for twelve years. It’s seen a lot during that time, the coming and going of many forumers, and avoided archival multiple times. We’re still here, and we hope to be around for a long, long time. Happy Birthday AoEH!
News Roundup
 
Nacht Jaeger 
Clubman 
(id: RCM7525) 
Location: Somewhere…
 posted 06-27-09 11:41 AM ET (US)             


A lot of action has been taking place at AoEH over the last few days, enough for multiple news posts. In the Age of Empires/Rise of Rome forum we’ve got a number of polls running, such as Best Civilization, Best Unit, etc. In Scenario Design we’ve had a number of excellent advancements. Zapdotep has updated his Enhanced Editor yet again, with a few useful new features. Data/Hex Editing Guru Trisolo has posted additional information about his scenario design trick of letting the player play as the GAIA civilization. Also, Tribulation Designs (Closed due to attacks) is finally working on getting back up again. In the Multi-Player Arena, resident Seraph The Dark Archer is planning a reset of the Ladder and MP Tournament sometimes soon, so keep your eyes peeled. That’s all the news for now. Nacht Jaeger, signing off. 

View the AoE/RoR Forum here.

View the Scenario Design Forum here.

Dr Lorenzo Back in Red For Now
 
The Dark Archer 
HG Alumnus 
Location: CHCH, NZ
 posted 05-11-09 01:27 AM ET (US)           


After catching up with HeavenGame’s Chief Operations Officer Jayhawk Dr Lorenzo has agreed to be red again until he can sort out his internet problems. Let’s all wish Doc luck in fixing those problems ASAP.
Review Guidelines Under Review
 
The Dark Archer 
HG Alumnus 
Location: CHCH, NZ
 posted 05-05-09 10:46 PM ET (US)           


Yes that is right Age of Empires Heaven’s Review Guidelines are currently being discussed for potential changes. The thread has been set up by forumer Gumble so pop in and have your say about what our Review Guidelines should say.
 

 

The ‘New’ News
 
Pecunia 
CBH Seraph 
Location: The Netherlands
 posted 04-28-09 03:08 PM ET (US)             


Age of Empire Heaven’s News has been upgraded! It’s now possible to comment on news item in the forums and discuss them with fellow forumers.

Enjoy!

Composite Editor Update (RoR)
 
Nacht Jaeger 
Clubman 
(id: RCM7525) 
Location: Somewhere…
 posted 05-01-09 08:04 PM ET (US)             


There’s been an important development here in Heaven lately. Forumer zapdotep’s Composite Editor utility project has been updated for the Age of Empires Expansion Pack, The Rise of Rome. New improvements include control of previously enigmatic units such as flags, shallows, and cliffs. Things to come include updates for the Age of Empires version. Be sure to watch the Scenario Design Forum for future progress!

Discuss the new Composite Editor here.

Download the updated Editor here.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Custom Scenario Night on GameRanger Tomorrow
Posted by The Dark Archer

That’s right folks AoEH’s CSN Trail is on tomorrow. If you are planning to join us at all please make sure to visit the thread for the list of scenarios we are planning to use.

Also remember that we are using GameRanger as the matchmaking service so make sure you have it installed for the night and inform us of your nickname as we can add you. 

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Custom Scenario Night on GameRanger!
Posted by Nacht Jaeger

That’s right, AoEH is going to hold a multi-player custom scenario night on GameRanger, a new online gaming support program. Details are still being worked out, but if this sounds like the kind of thing you’d like to participate in the thread can be found here. We will be using the Forum Timezone, which is GMT -5. 

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year
Posted by The Dark Archer

Let me wish you all a Happy New Year from us all at Age of Empires Heaven. As 2008 goes out 2009 rolls in. Lets make it another great year for this fantastic game and this awesome site.