Archived News From March 2006

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Fourth Annual Best Screenshot Competition
Posted by Anastasia on March 23rd, 2006 @ 3:11 a.m.
The Annual Best Screenshot Competition is upon us! The competition’s creator zyxomma100 is hosting the fun contest for the fourth year in a row, and the great event has definitely become an AoKH Tradition. The competition consists of designing screenshots in several categories using the Age of Kings scenario editor, and everyone is encouraged to join. So check it out here in the Scenario Design Forum!

MPS Tutorial Part Deuce
Posted by Shadowflare on March 23rd, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m.
Forumer qaz123tfg is back with a new part to his easy-to-use and extremely helpful MPS Tutorial. The last one concerned designing and adding buildings and static graphics. This one takes a flying leap into the daunting world of unit frames and animation. Be sure to download it at the Blacksmith today! Check out his MPD thread here.

Cave Designing Competition Results
Posted by Anastasia on March 17th, 2006 @ 2:45 a.m.
It is often difficult to convey the deep conflicting emotions, the feeling of awe and fear, and the desire for an inspired understanding of nature which presents to the human eye such a complex aggregate of natural wonders. Caves inspire just this sense of danger and wonder, and some of our resident Scenario Designers have attempted to capture this in an Age of Kings scenario. The results of the impromptu Scenario Design Contest (Cave Designing Competition) are in and the designs are spectacular. Eight Scenario Designers competed and here are the results:

1st place – SOK_He11s_Angels “In and Out of a Cave”

In 2nd place – Oliver captures our imagination with “CAVE OF DOOM.”

In 3rd place – dark_blade inspires us with his “Caves” design.

Here is how the rest faired:
In 4th place – Lance O Lot
In 5th place – Icy Sting
In 6th place – newIdea
In 7th place – Hussarknight
In 8th place – INdesstructable

Congratulations to all the contestants!

The contest judges; Dark_Reign, WizardBoy, and MilitiaMouse did a commendable job with the judging! So, a note of thanks for their fine job too! The fantastic results being 8 scenario designs, numerous screenshots, and more found here In a Cave!

Socvazius Returns!
Posted by Anastasia on March 15th, 2006 @ 2:36 a.m.
Back at Age of Kings Heaven by popular demand is a guy everyone raved about the first time around. Or more accurately, a guy that is inspiring lots of people to wonder; “What? Is Soccy a Seraph here now?” Yes, Socvazius has returned to AoKH, and will be handling things in Seraph Aro’s absence.

Oliver created a topic thread in reaction to Soccy’s name posting in the Moderators list, and it has become our welcome topic. So, everyone please join us in welcoming Socvazius home here!