Archived News From January 2003

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Farming Water? Mining Water? Cutting...?
Posted by Luke on January 31st, 2003 @ 0:02 a.m.

ell, you tell me. Not an easy resource to gather, but certainly an interesting one. I can think of a few people who would have been very glad with it... In any case, Hector Ocampo launched a discussion about water as a new resource, sweetening the "bait" with a bag full of quoted opinions from other forumers. I for one think it's an interesting angle... What do you think? Go to this thread and share your mind with us. The more opinions, the merrier, nay? ;-)

Screenshot Competition...
Posted by Luke on January 30th, 2003 @ 7:58 a.m.

yxomma100 is starting a screenshot competition. If you have some interesting screenshots lying about, or could craft one in a jib, header over to his thread, read the rules, and participate.

Hm... I might have some screenies myself... ;-)

AOKH's New Ladder Champion!
Posted by Dark Side of Day on January 29th, 2003 @ 5:43 a.m.
In a best of three game Finals between Myll_Slaghter and TOAO_Tarzan to decide who would become AOKH's New Ladder Champion......Myll_Slaghter came out a head 2 games to one over TOAO_Tarzan.

Congratulations to Myll_Slaghter for this victory. For those who didn't know..... Myll_Slaghter was the very first AOKH Ladder Champion over a year ago! ...Who says lightning can't strike twice!

A big congratulations also goes out to TOAO_Tarzan who has become one of the best players playing the game!

.....Good show guys!

To get more information and or add your comments go ------> HERE!
AOE III Forum: Another Great Topic!
Posted by Dark Side of Day on January 26th, 2003 @ 4:55 p.m.
Arthur of Kings has posted a great new topic in the AOE III Forum called Age of Empires Redux. It deals with taking the two prevoius Age games and thier expansions and putting them together to create one great epic game!

Instead of advancing to the Rennaisance and gun eras, how about moving backwards again. You could improve on AOE and then redo AOK. Maybe even combine the two into one game...

There has been much deabte in this thread and it is worth reading!

To post your comments go -------> HERE!
AOKH Deathmatch Tournament Update:
Posted by Dark Side of Day on January 26th, 2003 @ 4:30 p.m.
Western_Rebel's Deathmatch Tournament is off and running with 12 players going for the Championship. AOKH has not seen a Deathmatch Tournament for some time and it is great to see that there are still so many players that alos like this side of the game. AOK:TC offers so many different ways of playing the game that many are forgotten. Deathmatch games are still very popular and this Tournament proves this.

The Tournament is into it's 2nd round and the action is heating up!

To get more information on this event go -------> HERE!
LADDER LEAGUE
Posted by Dark Side of Day on January 26th, 2003 @ 4:25 p.m.
Macdaddy's Ladder League is going strong and seeing some great games. Over 32 players are involved in 8 different divisions. Each player is trying to end up on the top of their own division and the compitition is heating up.

Macdaddy has put a lot of effort into the Ladder League and it shows by the level of participation it is seeing! Good work guys... keep it up!

To get more information or find out ho to sign up for next season go ----------> HERE!


Hot new Topic at AOE III Forum located at AOKH.
Posted by Dark Side of Day on January 19th, 2003 @ 5:15 p.m.
With the activity level of the AOE III forum growing everyday it is hard to find a topic that stands out above the rest.... however after saying this, there is one topic that does just that!

Another great new topic can now be found at the AOE III Forum at AOKH. This Thread created by forumer War_SythVic279 deals with New Units and Techs. It has generated well over 100 replies and growing.

To add your comments and to get more information go ----------> HERE!
The Ladder Warriors Jan 10 to Jan 16
Posted by Dark Side of Day on January 19th, 2003 @ 5:06 p.m.
TOAO_FunkyGus has picked this weeks Ladder Warriors. The three players that topped the list this week are all very good players that everyone knows.

The #1 Ladder Warrior player of this Week is: Morningthaw

Morningthaw is the #1 Ladder Warrior. Morningthaw is only one of a few select AOKH forumers who has played 300+ AOKH Ladder games, so it's no surprise to see him on the Ladder Warrior list! Morningthaw has played hard all week and only lost 2 games against AOKH's finests! He can also be seen playing AOKH Ladder Games and played a large amount this week which earned him the #1 spot. Great Job Morningthaw!

The #2 Ladder Warrior player of this Week is: TOAO_Tarzan

TOAO_Tarzan is the #2 Ladder Warrior. Tarzan has played 180+ AOKH Ladder games and has made the Ladder Warrior list before. TOAO_Tarzan has emerged into one of AOKH's great players and earns the #2 Ladder Warrior spot this week for his ability to play all 8 AOKH Ladder Champion Tournament games and winning them all. He was up against some of AOKH's top players and took them on without fear! Congratualtions TOAO_Tarzan!

The #3 Ladder Warrior player of this Week is: Myll_Slaghter

Myll_Slaghter is the #3 Ladder Warrior. Myll_Slaghter is a long time AOKH'er who always enjoys a good game. With his hand a lot better, we have seen Myll_Slaghter getting active on the ladder again. Also in the AOKH Ladder Championship Tournament, he played a load full of games. Myll_Slaghter took on some tough contendors and had a solid week of gaming!

Congrats goes out to all the Ladder Warriors!

To get more information on the Ladder Warriors go --------> HERE!

AOKH Ladder Champion Tournament: Update
Posted by Dark Side of Day on January 19th, 2003 @ 4:57 p.m.
Well it's down to the final two players. The winner of the best of three games final will become the AOKH Ladder's new Champion.

TOAO_Tarzan will play X-Champion Myll_Slaghter in a 3 game play off to decide the Champion.

To get more information on this subject go --------> HERE!

To join the AOKH Ladder go -------> HERE!
Mongols - Resource Gathering
Posted by Dark Side of Day on January 14th, 2003 @ 3:37 a.m.
Legendary forumer Myll_Slaghter has posted a great thread in the AOKH General & Strategy Discussion Forum dealing with Resource Gathering by the Mongols. A very detailed and informative post that is sure to help many players play AOK:TC even better.

To get all the info and or add your comments go ---------> HERE!
AOK:TC Scenario Design Competition
Posted by Dark Side of Day on January 12th, 2003 @ 11:19 p.m.
BrandNewCar is holding a Scenario Design Competition in the Scenario Design Forum located at AOKH. This sounds like it will be loads of funs and the competition should be strong.

To get more information and or sign up go ----------> HERE!
AOKH - AOE III Forum: Report
Posted by Dark Side of Day on January 12th, 2003 @ 10:44 p.m.
Well the very active AOE III Forum located at AOKH has already seen over 2000 posts and nearly 100 different threads started by eager forumers. It goes to show the RTS industry that there is much interest among the AGE Community in seeing an AOE III being created by our friends at Ensemble Studios.

One thread created by Legolas_1 stands out and has seen many posts and much debate. In this thread called New Civilizations many forumers are posting the Civilizations they would like to see in the new AOE III game. There is some solid work as well as some great ideas being talked about in the thread and it is very interesting to read.

To add your comments as well as your own ideas for AOE III go --------> HERE![/b]
AOKH Events & Updates: Jan 12/03
Posted by Dark Side of Day on January 12th, 2003 @ 8:42 p.m.
Ladder Champion Tournament: 4 Player Play Off:

Well the Round Robin portion of the AOKH Ladder Champion Tournament is complete and the final four player have been decided!

18 pts TOAO_Tarzan....ZN:TOAO_Tarzan
16 pts Myll_Slaghter....ZN: Myll_Slaghter_
16 pts StArK_ZeRo....ZN: _FeaR_StArK__
14 pts Morningthaw....ZN: DarkWater_brit



13 pts iam_Chrono_J....ZN: TOAO_ChronoJJ
12 pts king_of_all_2....ZN: TOAO_Laker__
12 pts Bosefus zx....ZN: TOAO_SHOCKA
11 pts LongBow....ZN: TVB_LongBow
10 pts KingAllDat....ZN: LKS_Gladiator
10 pts TVB_Yugi....ZN: TVB_Yugi2
8 pts CP_otacon15....ZN: LKS_otacon15
3 pts SOyuncastor.... ZN: Buildinggrunt
3 pts xmysticcorruptx....ZN: TOAO__Inforcer
1 pts JoMamma....ZN: TOAO_MiChaY__

The four top players will now take part in the Play Off portion of the Tournament. The Final 2 players will then take part in a best of 3 games final that will decide the new AOKH Ladder Champion!

Good Luck to everyone!

To post your comments or get more information go ------> HERE!


The Ladder Warriors Jan 03 to Jan 09

TOAO_FunkyGus has posted the Ladder Warriors in the AOKH Forum. This was a popular weekly thread that spotlighted the AOKH Ladder players that had played with the most courage over the previous week! TOAO_FunkyGus has brought this back to AOKH and decided that the following players should be awarded the Ladder Warriors of the Week!

1.Ghost of Caesar
2. FeaR_Typhoon
3. Morningthaw


Congratulations all! ....... maybe next week you can be on the list!

To post your comments or get more information go ------> HERE!
AOKH Events & Updates.
Posted by Dark Side of Day on January 5th, 2003 @ 5:07 p.m.
There is lots going on here at AOKH so I thought it would be a good idea to list some of the many events that you all will want to keep your eyes on.

1. Macdaddy's Ladder League

Looks like quite a few games have been played so far with a number of players looking good in each of their Groups!

Here is a List of Players that are currently in First Place in thier Group!

Group A: Tarzan_1
Group B: Fear Typhoon
Group C: Monwar
Group D: CP_otacon15
Group E: iam_Chrono_J
Group F: Bosefus zx
Group G: Darkmaster
Group H: TVB_Yugi

Good Show guys.... keep it up, as there are still lots of games to be played!

To get more information go ---------> HERE!

2. Ladder Champion Tournament

Rankings up until Jan 4/03!

18 pts TOAO_Tarzan....ZN:TOAO_Tarzan
16 pts Myll_Slaghter....ZN: Myll_Slaghter_
14 pts Morningthaw....ZN: DarkWater_brit
10 pts StArK_ZeRo....ZN: _FeaR_StArK__
8 pts LongBow....ZN: TVB_LongBow
7 pts iam_Chrono_J....ZN: TOAO_ChronoJJ
6 pts king_of_all_2....ZN: TOAO_Laker__
5 pts CP_otacon15....ZN: LKS_otacon15
4 pts KingAllDat....ZN: LKS_Gladiator
4 pts TVB_Yugi....ZN: TVB_Yugi2
3 pts Bosefus zx....ZN: TOAO_SHOCKA
3 pts xmysticcorruptx....ZN: TOAO__Inforcer
1 pts JoMamma....ZN: TOAO_MiChaY__
0 pts SOyuncastor.... ZN: Buildinggrunt

Looks like the battle to take YuG_Baja_VII's place as the new AOKH Ladder Champion is heating up. TOAO_Tarzan and Myll_Slaghter have looked up 1st and 2nd place and will be in the Final Four Tournament for certain. However the last two places are still open for the taking! Who will be the new Top Dog of the AOKH Ladder!

To get more information go -------> HERE!

3. AOKH Deathmatch Tournament

Western_Rebel is hosting the AOKH Deathmatch Tournament that will see 16 players pit thier DM skills against each other to see who will be the DM Champion of AOKH.

There is still some room for people to sign up. Sounds like a good time!

To Sign Up and or get more infromation go ------> HERE!

4. AOKH Forumer of the Year Awards!

Tonto_Simfish is hosting a thread that is allowing fellow forumers to post votes on who they think was the best forumer in 10 different catagories!.

It is a little Nostalgic reading some of the posts as they talk about events and the people involved over the Last year of AOKH.

To get more information or post your Vote go ------> HERE!
1st Annual AOKH Deathmatch Tournament.
Posted by Dark Side of Day on January 4th, 2003 @ 5:31 a.m.
An AOK:TC Deathmatch Tournament has been organised by Western_Rebel. It sounds like it will be a good time. So make sure to tell your friends about it!

Question: Whats this?

Answer: It's a Tournament especially for Deathmatch players AND anyone else who is interested. I plan to have a 16 person tournament, 1v1 based with 2 brackets of 8 in each.

Question: Ok so what if I dont like DM?

Answer: Many people tend not too, especially on such an RM based community, I do though encourage people to sign up, even if you've never played DM. Prizes will be awarded also.

Question: When is this, and why is it only 16 people?

Answer: The festivities will be held sunday night the 19th, and carry on until the 22nd of January. I have 16 people because im going with a single elimination type tournament.


To get more information on the Tournament or sign up go ------> HERE!
Legion Of HonourTournament: Update
Posted by Dark Side of Day on January 3rd, 2003 @ 2:37 a.m.
I got word from the gang over at the Legion Of Honour Clan that they now have the Tournament Brackets up and the Tournament is ready to get started.

To get more tournament information please go -----> HERE!

Good Luck Everyone!