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News Archives - January 2007

BFME2 Heaven's Anniversary Party!
Posted on 1/29/2007 at 9:37 PM by SuicidalScotsman
Another forum party, another week gone by...but wait! This is a special one! This week's forum party is the one year anniversary of Battle for Middle Earth 2 Heaven! Time to celebrate! Find out when and where about the forum party Here!
Poll Roundup!
Posted on 1/27/2007 at 11:14 PM by Kester
In our last poll we asked, "What do you think could be improved in ROTWK?" Game balance came out the winner, so it will be interesting to see what balance changes take place in the first patch, and whether our community likes them.

The results:
The Sorcerers [154 votes]
Game balance [230 votes]
The campaign [124 votes]
Multiplayer [39 votes]
Angmar [82 votes]
Nothing, it's perfect [53 votes]
I don't have it [208 votes]

For our new poll, we are taking a break from Angmar and asking a question about the hobbits! Vote here!
Forum Wars Signups!
Posted on 1/24/2007 at 9:42 PM by Kester
From EnemyofJupitor, general of the Forces of Seraphim:
Evil is a point of view.
Many years ago, the barbaric warlord TaylorFlame tried to take control of the magnificent forum of BFME2H. He had a legion of n00bs at his command, and destroyed much of the forums, and imprisoned Kester. However, there was one forummer who campaigned against Taylor tirelessly. He led the battered forummers into the last great spam war; championing the cause of the seraphim, and after many bloody battles expelled the foul Taylor from the lands to the east and freeing the captured staff members and restoring order. EoJ was his name- defender of the seraphim. More...

From TaylorFlame, general of the Forces of Change:
Evil is just a point of veiw...
Years ago, many years ago, there was a time when the forum was a tranquil, happy place. Then EnemyofJupitor arrived. He got himself a job as head of BFME2Hs military, and quickly started conquering large tracts of land, and oppressing all who opposed him. BFME2H used to only contain the land of Argonath, or General Discussions, but it soon expanded to take over all the land on the continent. I lived in Create a Hero when EoJ came. I led the defense against his hordes, but his troops were too numerous, and they destroyed my army, and pillaged my beautiful land. More...

Thus begins the propaganda as the generals gather their armies. The Forces of Seraphim square off against the Forces of Change in EnemyofJupitor's and TaylorFlame's new forum game. Sign up for Forum Wars and help determine the course of history here!
And the Winner Is...
Posted on 1/22/2007 at 12:51 AM by Kester
The judges for the LOTR Fan Fiction Contest have come to a unanimous decision regarding the first and second place winners. Congratulations to Yamato Take for his first place winning entry! He is the winner of the Rohan and Gondor tapestry.

Congratulations also to Franey_rules for taking second place with his story, For Gondor! All of the entries were well written and entertaining, and we'd like to thank everyone who entered. All of the stories can be read here!
ROTWK Screenshot Gallery
Posted on 1/20/2007 at 1:46 PM by Kester
Do you recognize this picture?

If you do, it's because it's been the highlighted screenshot for our ROTWK Screenshots from Players album since November! We would love to change it, but to do that we'll need some more in-game pics from ROTWK. If you've taken some cool screenshots from your games, email them to us!
Critical Host Bugs?
Posted on 1/19/2007 at 5:16 PM by Kester
If you have experienced any critical bugs while hosting a game in BFME2 or ROTWK, please post about it in our forums. ROTWK Community Manager Predator is seeking information that will allow EA to resolve any issues. If you've encountered any major bugs preventing play, please post and provide as much detail as possible.
Game Informer Reviews ROTWK
Posted on 1/16/2007 at 6:38 PM by Kester
The February issue of Game Informer has named Rise of the Witch King its PC Game of the Month! One of the magazine's reviewers has given it an 8, while the second has given it an 8.25! From the review:
Outside of the dubiously executed narrative portrayal of the Witch-King's rise to power, Rise of the Witch-King is everything you could ever want out of an expansion pack: a cool new faction with unique gameplay mechanics, a lengthy-single player campaign, and tweaks to many areas of the game that streamline the experience. In particular, the enhanced War of the Ring mode is extensive enough to keep you enthralled for months.
Click here for the online version of the review.
New Forum for 360 Players
Posted on 1/15/2007 at 2:38 PM by Kester
BFME2 Heaven has a new forum for players of the Xbox 360 version of Battle for Middle Earth II. This will be a place to discuss strategies and differences from the PC version, as well as meet up to play against others. Check it out here!
Deadline for Fan Fiction Contest!
Posted on 1/14/2007 at 12:09 PM by Kester
Tomorrow is the deadline for entries in the fan fiction contest. Entries must be submitted by midnight (forum time) January 15th in order to be counted. Full details of the contest can be found here.
EA Predator comes with news about 1.01
Posted on 1/14/2007 at 6:29 AM by Bendak
EA Predator showed us some of the changes of patch 1.01 for ROTWK. Biggest one is that most 1.05 changes are coming back. View the message and discuss it here.
Fall '06 Awards Presented!
Posted on 1/10/2007 at 9:11 PM by SuicidalScotsman
Thats Right folks! The Awards are finally here! Congrats to all who won! Check the Fall '06 Awards Here!
Scenes from the Warg Battle
Posted on 1/8/2007 at 10:13 PM by Kester
While on vacation in New Zealand recently, Legolaim visited the site where the warg battle takes place in The Two Towers. He has shared a few photographs of the movie locations, and they can be found in our New Zealand album!
MEC ROTWK 1v1 Tournament
Posted on 1/7/2007 at 11:07 PM by Kester
Middle Earth Center has announced a 1v1 Rise of the Witch King tournament, sponsored by Ideazon. For information and to register, look here.
Replay Contest Ends Next Week
Posted on 1/7/2007 at 1:02 PM by Kester
BFME2 Heaven Replay Reviewers will continue selecting the best replay for Replay of the Week, but the chance to win an HG t-shirt for having three of your submissions selected ends on January 14th! If you are close to having three, this is your final chance to submit a replay in hopes of winning a t-shirt!
Forum Party on Saturday!
Posted on 1/4/2007 at 7:21 PM by Kester
Join us Saturday the 6th at 1:00 EST for a ROTWK forum party! We'll meet in the Game Chat lobby and try out Angmar. Full details are in this thread! If you post in the thread that you are coming, we will watch for you on Saturday.
Poll Roundup!
Posted on 1/2/2007 at 10:26 PM by Kester
Our previous poll was no contest! The overwhelming favorite Angmar power is Summon Shade of Wolf. The exact breakdown of votes:

Blight [17 votes]
Fell Wind [65 votes]
War Chant [13 votes]
Untamed Allegiance [17 votes]
Frozen Land [19 votes]
Summon Orcs [37 votes]
Snow Bind [15 votes]
Summon Giants [69 votes]
Freezing Rain [15 votes]
Summon Wights [37 votes]
Avalanche [148 votes]
Summon Shade of Wolf [522 votes]

Our new poll should have a little more variety in the votes. We are now asking what you think could be improved in ROTWK. Vote here!
Happy New Year!
Posted on 1/1/2007 at 2:41 AM by Aeneas2
A happy New Year from BFME2 Heaven! With the game nearing its one year since release point, may the community continue to grow and thrive. Here's to a great 2007.