News Archives: May 2004
Monday, May 31, 2004
Voting for RoN on ESG
New French RoN League
Another RoN Scripting Tutorial from 2Biaz
Japanese RoN TaP Demo
Battle of Britain 1940 Scenario Version 2
PCA_Frogman Wins First MFO T&P Smackdown
Gameplanet NZ Gives RoN TaP 3.5/5 Fists
Sunday, May 30, 2004
TheGoodEvil Interviews AU Clan Members
Saturday, May 29, 2004
RoN Recorded Game Renamer/Viewer
MiCrOsLaVe's Rise of Nations:T&P Renamer can be found at MFO.
CGW Give RoN TaP: 4/5 Stars
Ages and Resources Page Updated
We've also updated the Ages Page to conform to the same overall style of the new revamped info pages, and rewritten the historical overviews for the Ages to be more accurate and hopefully more informative.
Friday, May 28, 2004
Maps and Nations Pages Updated
Thursday, May 27, 2004
Graham Somers Interview on the Bridger and Harlock Show
PC Gamer's Tip of the Day
RoN Balance Issues Examined
More RoN:TaP Reviews
Reviewer bASh: "The new campaigns are by far the best surprises that will keep you clustered to your screen for hours and hours. The whole has become even more than before one hell of a game and a must for every
RTS lover!" You can check out the review at Fragland.
***Clubic: Very Good***
Reviewer Nerces: "An obviously indispensable expansion for all the fans of the original game, but which equally could convince/draw in a handful of other gamers even if the [game's] basic concept hasn't
budged a millimeter." You can check out this review at Clubic.
Reviewer Romendil: "The content [of the expansion] seeks to be particularly clean and rich, without compromising the elements that made the original game successful." You can check out that review at JeuxVideo.
Wednesday, May 26, 2004
Modding Buildings Revisited
Infidels Features Fast Horse Archer Raiding
RoN Sales Remain High
First MFO T&P Smackdown Set
The Bridger and Harlock Show launches
Who: Bridger, Harlock, and 1 other TsN guy (changes each week).
What: Bridger and Harlock Show - Gaming Radio Show for the Lay-Gamer. Check that link to see our major topics this week.
Where: The Team Sportscast Network
When: Saturdays @ 8pm-11pm EST
Why: Because we need a dedicated gaming talk show that doesn't revolve around clans and leagues. There's so many other people that want to just talk about games. Think of it as an audio message board, and you know how big gamers are into message boards :) This is not just console games either, it's for PC and console. LIsteners will be able to voice their opinions by calling in the toll-free TsN number.
They will have a 3 hour show and, appropriately, 3 sections:
Industry Board - An hour of Industry news that affects gamers. HL2 pushed back again? Release date for DNF? Activision bought out by Microsoft? New game announced? etc. We'll be taking calls on controversial topics for some good debates (this week we'll be talking Phantom console, Portable Gaming (PSP/DS), and of course HL2).
Rant Board - Casters have a list of topics before hand and use this hour to rant and rave and argue with each other over the topic. Topic might be a game (just played far cry, got to rant on how good it is!), or some other subject (cheaters suck, why do we have to pay so much for games? why aren't there any new ideas for games? etc.) We will also take listener calls throughout this section. (This week we have Rise of Nations: Expansion, why are FPS games on Console? Why don't people think GC is up to PS2/Xbox standards, and where are the new game ideas instead of rehashed old ones?).
Call Board - Last hour is for listener calls where the caller chooses the topic to rant about/discuss.
P.S. In order to listen, all you need to do is download winamp and go to www.tsncentral.com on the 29th at 8pm EST. Click on the green link and your launched into the best gaming talk show in the internet!
Tuesday, May 25, 2004
Armchair Empire: 9.0/10
Saturday, May 22, 2004
Revamping the Download Section
Now also the main download page, has a "Featured Download". This is meant to highlight particularly popular or well down RoN creations, or brilliant recorded games or whatever we find in the downloads. The way we will generally pick the featured download will be a combination of judgement from the staff and ratings and reviews from the forumers each week.
This of course also goes along with a new look to the download section that better integrates the page to the overall site design.
Soliciting Expert Tips
Gigi has opened a parallel thread at RoN Universe for contributions also. You can contribute to that from this link.
Friday, May 21, 2004
RoN+T&P replay renamer ready!
Reynolds Elected to IGDA Board
RoN: Tactical to Survival
Thursday, May 20, 2004
The Math of Knowledge
Living the Roman Life
More RoN Oscar Speeches
Reviews, they Keep on Rising!
Tyler Sager in a two-page review: "...Thrones and Patriots is just about everything I could have wanted in an expansion." Four new screenshots accompany this review.
Reviewer hx: "There's no doubt the Thrones and Patriots will likely please fans of the original game with its boatload of new content and the 'government' gameplay feature." 43 screenshots accompanies this review.
***Daytrum: 5/5 - 2/5 - 3/5***
Daytrum's Editorial Staff: "As expansion packs go, Microsoft's Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots is a first rate addition that makes Rise of Nations, a fantastic strategy game, even better."
5/5 = General Rating (Outstanding)
2/5 = Family Value (Barely appropriate)
3/5 = Violence Rating (Moderate: Bloodless violence)
Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Steel Gray Eiffel Tower Mod
Wonders Pages Revamped and Updated
Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Ilya Kreymer On Scenario Auto Transfer
"Ewe'r Baaad!" RoN Audio Taunts from AU Clan
Jedianakinsolo's Imperial Guardsman
RoN & AoK Comparisons?
More Thrones and Patriots Reviews
Reviewer Greg Gibson: "...this is a MUST HAVE game for 2004." Four new screenshots in included in the review.
Previewer Martin Wharmby: "...the original Rise of Nations...swept us off our feet and treated us to vintage real time strategy that still manages to make whole days disappear into an isometric blur a year after its release. ... Considering the pedigree of the original game, we can't see Big Huge Games going far wrong with this add-on. We'll bring you a full review soon." Check out the review here.
Monday, May 17, 2004
New and Improved Units Section
Sunday, May 16, 2004
American Civil War 1861 Scenario Ver. 3
- 1. Fixed a bug that caused the game to go out of sync.
- 2. Weaken Forts.
- 3. Every player receives one Ironclad every 3 minutes.
- 4. All Players start with some ships.
- 5. First few battles occur quicker
To Nuke or Not to Nuke
Saturday, May 15, 2004
TheGoodEvil Goes gaga Over Gigi
TaP and Scenario Auto-Transfer
Thanks to Berlin9487 for the info.
Expert Micromanagement at RoNU & RoNP
Strategy Submission Requested at RONU
Friday, May 14, 2004
American Civil War MP Scenario
Circuit City Deal
Thanks to Death_Warri0r_ for the bargain alert!
XenonDDR's Civilian Buildings Mod
ZenGamer Gives RoN TaP: 9/10
Thursday, May 13, 2004
El_Capitan's Lakota Counter-Rush
GamerDad: 4.5 / 5 Stars
T&P at #4; RoN at #7
Wednesday, May 12, 2004
ReadyMan Gets Set, Go, Lakota Style!
Iroquois vs Spanish Ruins Scouting
Tuesday, May 11, 2004
T&P Oil Locator Function
GameOver Gives Ron TaP 88%
of new features that helps to invigorate the entire gaming experience." You can check out the reviee here.
RoN Tap Gallery at Big Huge Games
Monday, May 10, 2004
Age Series: 15 Million & Counting
LordCirone's Roman Ballista Mod
Sunday, May 9, 2004
RoN Oracle Gets a Facelift
RoN-Alliance Forums Return
RoN Universe has Recorded T&P Games
El_Capitan's Balance Evaluation
strategy they are capable of. Get rid of their strategy, and they may not be overpowered." You can check out the analysis at Out4Blood's blog (9 May 04 entry).
Egyptian Fast Hanging Gardens Mil Boom
Also, AU has opened a new Thrones & Patriots Recorded Games forum and invites fans to upload good games. You can check that out here.
Saturday, May 8, 2004
GameSpy Gives RoN TaP 4/5
Friday, May 7, 2004
Expert Games at RON Universe
RoN Planet Interactive Unit Module and IRC
Also, Gamezace has set up an IRC channel for RoN chat. server: irc.zirc.org channel: #RoNPlanet IRC technical discussion including links and a tutorial. You can check that out here.
TGE on the Nations
RoN:T&P for ESL Petition
More Reviews of TaP
Adrenaline Vault T&P reviewer Jim Richmond: "...all of the new groups [nations] are finely balanced to blend in smoothly with all of the existing favorites." The article is two pages in length with 14 new screenshots. You can check it out here.
***Macleans Canada: 4 Stars***
Reviewer Michael Snider: "An excellent addition to an already tremendous game." You can check out the review here
Thursday, May 6, 2004
"Games for Windows" at E3
TaP to Arrives in Japan June 11th
Lakota-Spanish Tower Rush
The Prices of T&P
2Biaz on RoN Scripting
Wednesday, May 5, 2004
Updated Gouvernements at RON Alliance
Japanese T&P Resources
Want RoN in ESL?
MS Support for T&P
Tuesday, May 4, 2004
TheGoodEvil Reviews TaP Expack
Spanish RoN Scenarios
New TaP Strategies Cropping Up
El_Capitan in turn details a very specific kind of rush strategy using the Romans and the Despotic Government type. You can check it out at Out4Blood's blog (May 2, 2004 entry).
MP Stats Irregularities
Monday, May 3, 2004
Simple Unit Counter Chart
Expert Recorded Games Rolling In at RoNU
The RoNTPU Expert Staff currently consists of PCA_Frogman, TuF_Astator, TWC_Shadowz, TuF_Raider, EPiC_MoNTaNa, ROSA_shimako, TWC_Lokatzis, and Tuf_Richter.
Russian Roulette Tournament Finals
Gamezilla Reviews TaP
Sunday, May 2, 2004
RoNU Expert Recorded Games Forum
The first game presented in the Expert forum is that of TuF_Richter (Iroquois) vs. TWC_Demon (AKA Shadowz; India). You can check out the game here.
El_Capitan Assesses the New Nations
Additionally, you can download El_Capitan's recent two "Funky" recorded games featuring some of the new nations. You can download it at Rise of Nations Universe.
RoN Oscar Speeches 4 of 10
Saturday, May 1, 2004
AU Russian Roulette Tourney
T&P Ratings Live
T&P: IGN Game of the Month
Portuguese Independance ... from CTW that is!
WARNING: Do not copy any content or graphics from this website.
Copyright © 2002-2004 HeavenGames LLC. The graphical images and content enclosed with this document are for private use only. All other rights-including, but not limited to, use on other websites, distribution, duplication, and publish by any means - are retained by HeavenGames LLC. Federal law provides criminal and civil penalties for those found to be in violation.
Rise of Nations Heaven is best viewed with a XHTML 1.0/CSS 2.0 compliant browser.