Archived News From October 2003

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AoE III New Units
Posted by Aro on October 31st, 2003 @ 8:21 p.m.
Surprisingly, the New Units thread that Magic_Amazon made in our Age of Empires III forum almost a year ago is still active. It currently has around 100 (too many for me to count ;-p) suggested units for a possible new game by ES. Here are some of the units suggested:
Elephant Archer
Attack: 6 + 6
HP: 500
Range: 6
Armour: 8 + 2
Weapon: Bow
Description: Elephant with a Archer sitting on a box atop the elephant(Originally there should be three people on the elephant)

War Hammerer
Attack: 8
Hit Points: 45
Range: 0
Armour: 1/0
Weapon: War Hammer
Description: War hammer was also a damaging and effective weapon, and this soldier would have attack bonus vs. swordsmen.

Clubman
Attack: 9
Hit Points: 35
Range: none
Armour: 0/0
Description: This unit would have just a simple & small iron club as his weapon.
Have a unit suggestion? Feel free to post them.
MFO Smackdown
Posted by Aro on October 30th, 2003 @ 10:57 p.m.
LoNeLy_TrOoPeR has posted in our forums that Mr. Fix-It Online (a.k.a. MFO) is hosting one of their Smackdown tournaments this Saturday.
Smackdown is a 2vs2 tournament with wacky settings that won't be revealed until after the signups are closed. You can signup in ladderroom 1 on zone November 1st from 11:00 EST until 12:30 EST. Search for the room with MFO_Raider_Rob and I will manually add you to the players list if you provide me with the name you will be using to play with as well as the one of your partner. Settings and brackets will be made available shortly after signups close. The first round starts at 13:00 EST. All rounds will be played the same day one after another. We don't have any prizes except for bragging rights and the tournament winners will get their best game uploaded to the MFO recorded games forum spotlighted.
Who wouldn't want to win bragging rights? ;-)
Design Team List
Posted by Aro on October 29th, 2003 @ 7:38 p.m.
Danthered has made a useful post in the Scenario Design forum that lists all (if not all, then most) of the current design teams for AoK. This post will be very useful if you're looking for a design team to join, or just want to visit that design teams site and take a look at their content (articles, sounds/music, etc). Currently he has around 17 teams listed, so it's definately worth taking a look at.
Newest Cherub
Posted by Philip on October 13th, 2003 @ 9:27 p.m.
Lets all welcome AnastasiaKafka to the HG staff she will be helping out in as a moderator and if shes willing will do some news stuff :-).

Nice to have you Anastasia and I look forward to the fine work I know you will do.