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ES_Archangel
Big Daddy
posted 05-24-07 03:30 AM ET (US)         
Hey,

Having one of those rare "Good" weeks and was checking out AOEH for old times sake (and some fact checking). And saw the "Happy 10th Birthday to Heavengames and AoEH" news post.

So as fast as my 21 year old fingers could type, I zoomed on over to the forum, read a bunch of the post, then on the last page saw the "topic" Only ran one day! and was closed! Which means only one of two things, having it open for such a short time as a mistake or I was 15 days late. Based on 15 years as a webmaster I knew, It wasn't my mistake .

Great to see AOEH is still around, and HG is still growing. Also it was a very nice feeling to see my account still active after all this years! Still using my ES_Archangel as my online name most of the time, but the ES now stands for Extra Special LOL. At times just Archangel, or Gfa_Archangel for GamesForAngels ( http://www.gamesforangels.org/ com - not active ).

Still leaving ES without so much as a kiss my "behind" after coming down with a very rare autoimmune disease (Which by the way effects my writing, so if I drift subject to subject middle sentence - live with it ). I have been pretty much a house closet puppy. Downing pain meds like M&Ms and dozens of other pills daily. So much in-fact the government assigns two DEA agents to go with my wife each month when she picks up the refills.

Between my up and down times with the autoimmune, and the lawyers, book publisher, research and going thru mountains of emails of over ten years. Been slowly (like for close to two years now), putting a site together for a small developer first game, still pretty fall off in the future, but then the site is also . Nothing fancy as sites go, waiting on the site design to be completed by a old contact, and its based off the Nuke CMS platform.

Soon I hope at least to get a web blog up to hype my upcoming book about the Experiences and history at Civ II Heaven, AOE Heaven, working at ES/MS - the true story form the inside, what gamers don't know. If your a real old timer and remember Civ II or AOE or AOK Heaven or even when I worked at ES drop me a line at archangel@gamesforangels.org and tell me your experience at those site with dates, etc.

I hope to have this book out by this summer, but we found a treasure chest of information, or I should say uncovered from a ES employee and the lawyers are doing their fact checking etc before we move ahead on this or in other areas.

Not much more than that, haven't driven my 2000 Trans AM in 2.5 years. Last upgrade were made around that time, around 430hp, more underbody / wheel work. She darn firm and tight, lot of cars with more HPs, but few that can handle on the back roads, handles even better on twisting dirt roads.

In closing I would like to say I have no ill feeling against ES or MS. Just a handful of their employees who have a habit of lying. Which parts will be given to the press and full disclosed in my book.

My biggest regret was trusting one person, who I give some much of my life to 7 days a week to that was a true example of evil. And one marketing person who I spend some much time with (who now holds a higher position at MS), has a lost of memory after MS marketing and sells credited me with selling One million copies of the Age series (In Wired Magazine - email me if you want the month) thru my online efforts. 30,000,000$ profit for ES/MS? Anuff with the wine..

Its time to dine.

- Mike "Archangel" McCart
http://www.gamesforangels.org
http://www.gamesforangels.com
http://www.onegamemanystories.com
http://www.ageofarchangel.com
http://www.ageofensemble.com
http://www.agesofensemble.com
http://www.ageofkings.com(on loan to HG)
http://www.heavenweb.com(Orig Civ II / AOE Heaven - Lawsuit with TG).


Gosh Darn, When I was moving from Civ II to AOE, a good friend back in April of 97 put my whole site on a CD and mail it to me. Back then I was on a 1200baud modem and the Civ II site was 400MB (Huge by standards back then, since maps for Civ II ran only 10k, and full mods around 100k. At work he had access to a 100Mb connection. How times change. On this CD it also has the Original AOE Heaven site - all six pages of it , with the dozen or so of the first released images and screenshots released by ES/MS. Seeing how my health is in the next two weeks I will post it up age.gamesforangels.org.

[This message has been edited by ES_Archangel (edited 05-24-2007 @ 03:47 AM).]

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GeorgeROR
Guest
posted 06-01-07 12:50 PM ET (US)     51 / 86       
err.. think she will want to see the AoE Gold CD ring first?

peter
HG Alumnus
posted 06-01-07 03:26 PM ET (US)     52 / 86       
You mean an AoE Gold CD? - as that definitely is a ring, sort of. I'm not sure I can lay my hands on a picture of that.
GeorgeROR
Guest
posted 06-01-07 03:34 PM ET (US)     53 / 86       
If I were you I would send her a hundred real Brand New ones man, she is definetly worth it Also do you all have any children out of wedlock that this poor parson should know about? hmmm... oh giggles! giggy do you have any of your baby pics around? should not have to go to far back to get us some

Edit, maybe we should start another thread for this? unless Archangel don't mind

[This message has been edited by georgeror (edited 06-01-2007 @ 03:35 PM).]

peter
HG Alumnus
posted 06-01-07 03:52 PM ET (US)     54 / 86       
It's the best way to get some attention for it. A 1000 copies seems better to me, all of them signed by Archangel, that would be very cool, and neither of us will mind it if he makes a few spelling mistakes. I couldn't mind as I'm making them all the time.
GeorgeROR
Guest
posted 06-01-07 03:56 PM ET (US)     55 / 86       
KK, time to start a new topic. Peter as the Groom-to-be could you post a topic like: "QUEEN I ARE THE MAN FOR YOU" or better "I WILL KILL FOR YOU, YOU MUST MARRY ME!" ... will leave it up to YOU Btw you might not want to be always too stingy peter in the relationship, especially after the wedding

[This message has been edited by georgeror (edited 06-01-2007 @ 03:59 PM).]

peter
HG Alumnus
posted 06-01-07 04:06 PM ET (US)     56 / 86       
I'm getting nervous. *hides under a chair*
GeorgeROR
Guest
posted 06-01-07 04:10 PM ET (US)     57 / 86       
*paces up and down shaking his head* There there brother peter we can't have none of this. She surely will not say yes, you have nothing to fear. Just make sure when she hears this, that you sing to her. That should even drive Dean out of Scotland.

Queen Hatshepsut
Clubman
posted 06-01-07 07:21 PM ET (US)     58 / 86       
The last time a guy sang to me he was pretty damn good, and he was a good, old friend of mine, and the second last time he was a friend with benefits and also pretty good. At singing too.

oh snap

There was only one instance out of my stories of guys singing to me either romantically or not, where someone was frightfully off key.

what
The Dark Archer
HG Alumnus
posted 06-01-07 07:22 PM ET (US)     59 / 86       
Wait. How did this go so OT?

The Dark Archer

"Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value." - Albert Einstein
"I once met a girl who looked like a camel" - Rasteve
Death of the Morads | AoEH Design Series II | Out From the Cliffs
Queen Hatshepsut
Clubman
posted 06-01-07 07:24 PM ET (US)     60 / 86       
I probably should've just gone on that pub crawl tonight. Or to that death metal concert. No, wait, I'm poor right now, so that's why I'm staying in to pollute the message boards.

what
Dean McCullough
Clubman
posted 06-01-07 07:45 PM ET (US)     61 / 86       
Geh... Death Metal *chokes screams cries*

Only one of those is good. And that's Chuck Schuldiner's band Death. The rest are all the pits of music in general, besides a very select few (Atheist not too bad)
GeorgeROR
Guest
posted 06-01-07 07:50 PM ET (US)     62 / 86       
This whole break up is the work of giggles the bad penquin! He concocted this!

Planted giggle clones to disrupt these happy love birds!

Further more he ate all the wedding bells!

Dean McCullough
Clubman
posted 06-02-07 00:11 AM ET (US)     63 / 86       
The one thing that really bothers me... The fellow who worked so hard to keep us going for these 10 years is now gone. It almost defeats the purpose of continuing the post-party thread.. But hey. Let's see if we can keep the enthusiasm hmm?
G1ggy
Clubman
posted 06-02-07 00:29 AM ET (US)     64 / 86       
Damn you George. MAAAAN!!!!
ES_Archangel
Big Daddy
posted 06-02-07 10:45 PM ET (US)     65 / 86       
Queen Hatshepsut

I recently saw AOK/(embassed - mind when blank - the AOK Expansion)/AOE/ROR all 4 games in on CD case for 9.99$ USD. At Fry's here in Dallas about two weeks ago.

If you really interested I will try to talk my wife in taking me there next week before she takes off for a long family reunion (as a vacation from caring for me for the last 3 years .

Just drop me email, you can paypal the ten bucks and I will eat the postage. Or they might have a online site, haven't checked.

======================

As far as I am concerned post anything you want in this thread... Well as long as this Rule and that Rule is followed and the Moderator is fine with it, and if your mother doesn't mind .

- Archangel
Dean McCullough
Clubman
posted 06-02-07 10:51 PM ET (US)     66 / 86       
Ooo, Queenie gets a personal reply hmm?

But good to see that you bother with us as always!
GeorgeROR
Guest
posted 06-03-07 00:39 AM ET (US)     67 / 86       
WoWzer! bully for you Mike! That is real chivalry there! You just became my favorite forummer, I will change my award vote accordingly. Imagine if all the current owners of HG where like this guy... Whoah!

ES_Archangel
Big Daddy
posted 06-03-07 01:38 AM ET (US)     68 / 86       
Darn, hit new topic and not Post reply, just to cover all the bases...


Well I told you all my mind slips gears once in a while.. It was Walmart and you can order online, or call around at you local Walmarts. Ten Bucks is a good deal in my book. Plus good front page news

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5614663



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peter
HG Alumnus
posted 06-03-07 04:40 AM ET (US)     69 / 86       
That box looks strangely familiar. I bought that box, Ubisoft Exclusive edition, just a matter of weeks ago. Came at 9 or so in the Netherlands. The only downside is that it doesn't have the original AoE music on it but only the midi. Now I can finally play Ingo van Thiel's masterpieces for AoK/TC - that is I could if I wasn't such a lousy AoK player

edit - there now - I was sure I hit the Preview button and instead I hit Submit. Wonderful offer btw.

Oh yeah, some folks here are rather rough in their manner of expressing themselves, but they are also the guys who did most to keep the community alive.

[This message has been edited by peter (edited 06-03-2007 @ 04:45 AM).]

Dr Lorenzo
AOEH Seraph
posted 06-03-07 05:04 AM ET (US)     70 / 86       
Queenie, you're still betrothed to me

DR LORENZO
AoEH | Woad Creations Alumni
I of course meant bastard in a positive way! - Kor
I just sort of chop away at it when it gets long enough. The ladies love it. - Obese, on shaving
Lorenzo is kind of like that relative everyone knows about but won't talk about. - Crimson Knight
We already knew about the mass murders and gang rapes and ethnic cleansings, but now they've resorted to ENCRYPTING PEOPLES ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS! - drahnier
peter
HG Alumnus
posted 06-03-07 05:13 AM ET (US)     71 / 86       
Wait - you married her - when? Was it publicly announced?
Dr Lorenzo
AOEH Seraph
posted 06-03-07 05:15 AM ET (US)     72 / 86       
Nope, never - Queenie, you temptress, you're stringing us all along!

DR LORENZO
AoEH | Woad Creations Alumni
I of course meant bastard in a positive way! - Kor
I just sort of chop away at it when it gets long enough. The ladies love it. - Obese, on shaving
Lorenzo is kind of like that relative everyone knows about but won't talk about. - Crimson Knight
We already knew about the mass murders and gang rapes and ethnic cleansings, but now they've resorted to ENCRYPTING PEOPLES ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS! - drahnier
peter
HG Alumnus
posted 06-03-07 11:31 AM ET (US)     73 / 86       
I feel very badly used now.
peter
HG Alumnus
posted 06-03-07 04:36 PM ET (US)     74 / 86       
Oh and, eh, Queeny, I keep forgetting to say it, but we have lots of horses in the Netherlands, too.
Queen Hatshepsut
Clubman
posted 06-03-07 04:46 PM ET (US)     75 / 86       
Mike, I really appreciate your offer, and as for the Walmart thing, I'll take a look at it... when I get a job, I don't even have an interview until Tuesday. I still can't spend much time playing, my neurologist keeps warning me away from spending too long on the computer because it worsens my headache problems.

lorry wins

what
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