AoEH Timeline


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AOEH Timeline

Age of Empires Heaven has had an enormously long history, longer than most other websites. For those interested in the history of websites, here it is.

 

  • May 15, 1997- Archangel (Mike McCart) founds AoEH
  • Oct, 1997- Age of Empires released
  • Oct 16, 1997- Heaven moves to GameStats
  • Nov 11, 1997- GameStats/AoEH AoE tournament announced
  • Nov 17, 1997- AoEH Weekly Tournament announced
  • Nov 25, 1997- Angel Zakko promoted, Downloads Angel
  • Nov 19, 1997- Angel Centurion promoted, “Club Scandal Reporter”
  • Dec 1, 1997- The first Age of Empires mod pack released
  • Dec 5, 1997- Angel Vidguy promoted, Reviews Angel
  • Dec 5, 1997- Angel Jeff promoted, HTML Angel
  • Dec 24, 1997- Granary Opened
  • Dec 26, 1997- New pages added to Tips and Help Page; Angel Hamlet
  • Jan 6, 1998- “Heaven’s Seven Deadly Sins” created
  • Jan 8, 1998- Angel Fatcat promoted, Granary Angel
  • Jan 8, 1998- Angel Omnivac promoted, Granary Angel
  • Jan 23, 1998- AoEH Town Center opens; Angel Azoic*
  • Jan 24, 1998- AoEH set up for IE 4.0 Active Channels; Angel Vidguy*
  • Feb 10, 1998- AoEH layout changed
  • Feb 14, 1998- Scenario Design section opened; Angel Fatcat*
  • Feb 15, 1998- Angel Hallmaster promoted, Granary Angel
  • Feb 15, 1998- Angels Omnivac and Hamlet take over as newsies
  • Feb 15, 1998- Hotbot AoEH search created; Angel Azoic*
  • Feb 20, 1998- AoEII Heaven(AoKH) opens
  • Feb 21, 1998- Granary reaches 400 scenarios
  • Feb 24, 1998- AoEH reaches 400,000 hits
  • Mar 10, 1998- AoEH logo made compatable with all browsers; Angel Vidguy*
  • Mar 11, 1998- Time Traveller agetoon by Dr. Fish debuts
  • Mar 17, 1998- Tavern opens; Angel Hamlet*
  • Mar 18, 1998- Voting Polls section opened
  • Mar 20, 1998- Tavern Storytelling contest announced
  • Mar 23, 1998- Town Center link section passes 100 linked sites
  • Mar 23, 1998- Yegg’s Tavern attempts to sue Heaven
  • Apr 8, 1998- Angel Spineman promoted, Granary Angel
  • Apr 13, 1998- Angel Grenadier promoted, Granary Angel
  • Apr 13, 1998- Angel Zen promoted, Granary Angel
  • Apr 13, 1998- Angel Deepwater promoted, Academy Angel
  • Apr 14, 1998- Angel Rasz promoted, Academy Angel
  • Apr 13, 1998- Angel Infymus promoted, Granary Angel
  • Apr 21, 1998- “Play with the gods” 600,000th visitor contest announced
  • Apr 21, 1998- Siege Workshop opens
  • Apr 26, 1998- _Blackrider_ creates AoEH bookmark-sitemap
  • May 2, 1998- 600,000 hits reached, David Torbert wins “play with the gods” contest
  • May 15, 1998- 1 Year Anniversary
  • May 20, 1998- Angel Argent Knight promoted, News Angel
  • May 23, 1998- Angels Spineman and Argent Knight take over as newsies
  • May 27, 1998- Heaven@E3 page created
  • Jun 16, 1998- Granary enhancements added
  • Jun 16, 1998- Angel Vidguy resigns
  • Jul 15, 1998- Angel Algernon promoted, New Angel
  • Jul 23, 1998- RoR section opened; Angel Hamlet*, Angel Argent Knight*
  • Aug 3, 1998- “NetCampaign: The Throne of Washizu” moves to AoEH; Angel Washizu*
  • Aug 3, 1998- Ben Garvey promoted to Angel Washizu, NetCampaign Angel
  • Aug 4, 1998- 1st AoEH Campaign Contest announced
  • Aug 12, 1998- Kleitus wins Ultimate Ager tournament
  • Aug 12, 1998- Guess the Strat contest announced; Angel Hamlet*
  • Aug 17, 1998- Town Center reopens
  • Aug 21, 1998- New forums; Angel Hamlet*
  • Aug 24, 1998- New Siege Workshop opens; Angel Omnivac*
  • Aug 28, 1998- Town Center appearance redesign; Angel Azoic*
  • Aug 28, 1998- G.O.D.S.(Games of Diverse Strategies) Heaven opens
  • Sep 1, 1998- Cherub Viking resigns
  • Sep 2, 1998- “Millionth Visitor” contest announced
  • Sep 2, 1998- “Ultimate Ager 2 Tournament” announced
  • Oct 10, 1998- Angel Rowan promoted, Academy Angel
  • Oct 28, 1998- AoE: The Rise of Rome released
  • Oct 30, 1998- Forums reopened; Angel Mack*
  • Oct 31, 1998- Granary redone; Angel Spineman*
  • Nov 4, 1998- Sinbad wins the “NetCampaign: The Throne of Washizu”
  • Nov 4, 1998- CNET Gamecenter gives AoEH title of “Vital Site”
  • Nov 7, 1998- “NetCampaign: Sinbad’s Legacy” announced; Angel Washizu*
  • Nov 11, 1998- Angel Mo promoted, News/Agetoons Angel
  • Nov 30, 1998- Angel Washizu becomes News Angel
  • Dec 2, 1998- Angel Gold resigns at GODS Heaven to GoneGold.com
  • Dec 4, 1998- Angel Washizu becomes Seraph of AoEH
  • Dec 7, 1998- Government Center’s Clan Section opens; Angel Archaic*
  • Dec 10, 1998- Forum Art Contest announced
  • Dec 10, 1998- Greg Street Interviewed; Angel Omnivac*
  • Jan 5, 1999- Cherub Sting promoted, Academy Cherub
  • Jan 5, 1999- Cherub Nineveh promoted, Academy Cherub
  • Jan 8, 1999- Cherub Stone Cold promoted, Granary Cherub
  • Jan 28, 1999- Cherub Zeus promoted to Angel, Net Campaign and The Government Center Angel
  • Jan 28, 1999- Angel Orge promoted, Town Center Angel
  • Feb 2, 1999- Town Center layout redesigned; Angel Ogre*
  • Feb 3, 1999- Government Center clan section reopens; Angel Zeus*
  • Feb 10, 1999- Angel JustGreg promoted, Academy Angel
  • Feb 11, 1999- A Blast from the Past written; Angel Ogre*
  • Feb 13, 1999- AoEH reaches 1.5 million hits
  • Feb 19, 1999- Forums redesigned
  • Feb 22, 1999- Sitemap redesigned; Angel Washizu*
  • Mar 13, 1999- Hyper wins NetCampaign
  • Mar 21, 1999- Angel Ogre resigns, works at GameTropics
  • Mar 23, 1999- “The_Sheriff’s Guide to Hill Country Survival” added to Academy
  • May 3, 1999- Cherub OldGrex promoted to Angel
  • Jun 7, 1999- Angel Washizu interviews maimin_matty
  • Jun 10, 1999- Mongolian Campaign Contest announced; Angel Zeus*
  • Jul 14, 1999- Cherub Zul promoted, News Cherub
  • Jul 14, 1999- Cherub TigerLilly promoted, News Cherub
  • Jul 14, 1999- Cherub Seraphac promoted, News Cherub
  • Jul 16, 1999- Angel Archaic resigns
  • Jun 23, 1999- Forums updated
  • Sep 27, 1999- AoEII: The Age of Kings released
  • Oct 8, 1999- Ty Freeborn and Eggman win Mongolian Campaign Contest
  • Nov 15, 1999- Angel Alexander 1 takes over as newsie
  • Feb 14, 2000- Online Arena gave AOE Heaven “the best Campaign web site in the world” title
  • May 17, 2000- Cherub Rasher promoted to Angel
  • Jun 27, 2000- “Through the Eyes of the Pharaohs” Campaign Contest announced; Angel Rasher*
  • Jun 21, 2000- Cherub Socrates(Socrateius) promoted
  • Aug 25, 2000- AoK: The Conquerors released
  • Sep 23, 2000- “Through the Eyes of the Pharaohs” Campaign Contest delayed 2 months
  • Oct 13, 2000- AoEH/HGS moves from GameStats to their own server
  • Jan 12, 2001- Cherub Socrateius promoted to Angel
  • Jan 18, 2001- Angel Socrateius takes over as newsie
  • Jan 19, 2001- Stephen Dumas wins “Through the Eyes of the Pharaohs” Campaign Contest
  • Jan 30, 2001- Angel Alexander 1 becomes AoEH Seraph
  • Mar 25, 2001- Forum appearance redesigned; Angel Zen*
  • Apr 3, 2001- Academy reopened; Angel Socrateius*
  • Apr 16, 2001- AoEIII: The Age of Mythology announced
  • Apr 29, 2001- Age of Darkness Tournament announced; Angel Socrateius*
  • Dec 15th, 2001- Zen asks Phill of AOEM if he wants to take over AoEH after getting permission from the Halos. Phill accepts, and drafts in Peter to help. CenturionZ_1 becomes a Cherub.
  • Aug 2, 2002 – The revamp of AOEH gets uploaded for the first time
  • Apr 2, 2003 – Lorenzo wins the Snakeeyes Contest.
  • May 15, 2003 – Amazingly, AoEH has now lasted for 6 years!
  • 2004 – A very busy year behind the scenes for AoEH. Lorenzo becomes AoEH’s second Cherub as Peter resigns. We try to get the Granary converted to an online system, both to free up Seraph time and empower the rest of the staff, giving them more interactivity with the site.

    A couple of contest attempts have mixed results and throughout the year we see a growth in top quality scenarios from the likes of Andrea Rosa, who earns a review from Ingo, and FireLegion_56, whose later scenarios are rapidly becoming works of art. FL56 also recreates beautiful new graphics for ratings in the Granary but sadly these have to go when we change to the online system.

    For a seven year old game to still receive top notch scenarios is outstanding enough, but to suddenly have a new utility developed for it is truly amazing, yet in 2004 scenario designer and forumer BBalazs gives us his Cty File Editor.

  • January 2005 – The new Granary is operational with a few bugs that can be sorted out in time. After the mixed results of previous contests we start the year with our biggest contest ever!
  • May 28, 2007 – Phill Phree leaves as Seraph after revitalising the site in the last seven years. Dr Lorenzo takes over as Seraph. In addition, the Timeline is updated for the first time since 2005!
  • 2008-2011 – Site is administered by seraph The Dark Archer along with angel Nacht Jaeger and cherub Rasteve, and later cherub Suppiluliuma. In late 2011 TDA and Nacht step down and Suppiluliuma becomes the new Seraph. Two new cherubs are hired: PhatFish and Dubstepfisk. PhatFish overhauls the site with a new design, and adds articles to the Siege Workshop, which was not updated in a long time.

* indicates that Angel or Angels did the indicated work [discontinued].

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