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News Archives - December 2006

What Does BP Smell?
Posted on 12/31/2006 at 2:45 PM by Blood Phoenix
BP smells a contest! From the wonders of AoMH a forummer named 'Cirrow' strays into the unknown lands of middle earth.

Cirrow has just launched our first Continuous Screenshot Competition which utilizes the world builders abilities. Avid mappers and modders should certainly check it out!

The thread can be found here!
Fan Fiction Contest Deadline
Posted on 12/29/2006 at 12:39 PM by Kester
The deadline for the fan fiction contest has been extended for two weeks, giving everyone until the 15th of January to enter! Details on the contest are here.
Merry Christmas!
Posted on 12/25/2006 at 3:32 PM by Kester
Merry Christmas from BFME2 Heaven! We hope you are enjoying the holiday with family and friends. :)
Angmar Faction Pages
Posted on 12/22/2006 at 11:07 PM by Kester
If you've been wandering the site the last few weeks, you will have noticed the Angmar faction pages slowly appearing. With the addition of the fortress upgrade page, the Angmar section is now finished! The various sections (heroes, units, buildings, and fortress upgrades) can all be accessed from this page.
The Dragon is Tamed for Christmas
Posted on 12/21/2006 at 11:45 PM by Kester

WKDClown01's entry showing the dragon turned into Rudolph pulling Santa's sleigh was the clear winner in our forum Christmas logo contest. Congrats!
Christmas Forum Logo!
Posted on 12/20/2006 at 11:20 PM by Kester
Voting is on to select a holiday logo for the forums. Cast your vote for one of the seven entries in this thread!
Replay of the Week #12
Posted on 12/18/2006 at 9:56 PM by Kester
After a month-long break, the Replays of the Week are back! This week's match is between Paronsplit & Pigelin versus Unexist & KalleXIO. Good and evil are allied together in this match, as Men joins with Isengard and Dwarves ally with Goblins. Watch the replay yourself, then read the review!
Who Invited Santa?
Posted on 12/18/2006 at 1:52 PM by Blood Phoenix
BP invited Santa! You may have noticed the recent change in the forums appearance. It seems however we're missing something... what is it?

We're missing our Christmas logo! We're looking to you our dedicated forummers for a masterpiece to graciously sit at the head of our forums.

So what are you waiting for? Get on and submit your logo here !
The Elven Alliance up for Mod of the Year
Posted on 12/18/2006 at 12:51 AM by Kester
Mod DB is hosting their 5th annual Mod of the Year Awards, "the definitive event that showcases the best mods in the world and recognizes the mod teams behind them". The awards started with over 4,000 mods and have been narrowed down to the top 100 for Phase Two of the voting. In Phase Two the top 100 will be narrowed down to the top three. The Elven Alliance, a mod for Battle for Middle Earth, has made it to the final 100! For more awards information on The Elven Alliance check here, and to vote, go here!
Downloads System Update!
Posted on 12/16/2006 at 8:07 AM by Blood Phoenix
Both the modding and mapping categories in our downloads system now have filters for Rise Of The Witch King creations on special request from jbv3737. So get on and start submitting your work!

You can find our downloads for modifications and maps here!
Congrats are in Order!
Posted on 12/14/2006 at 11:48 AM by Kester
BFME2 Heaven had a lot of staff changes overnight. In addition to Legolaim joining the Replay Reviewers, Suicidal Scotsman has joined the staff as cherub! He will be moderating some of the game forums and assisting in Fan Fiction.

Two staff members, Aeneas2 and Lady Arcola, were promoted to angel in recognition of all their hard work at the site. Congratulations to all three can be given in this thread!
New Replay Reviewer
Posted on 12/13/2006 at 10:27 PM by Kester
Legolaim has joined the ranks of the Replay Reviewers team! He brings years of experience playing the original Battle for Middle Earth, and now continues to play BFME2 and the new Rise of the Witch King. Congratulate him in this thread!
Sale on ROTWK
Posted on 12/12/2006 at 6:21 PM by Kester
Circuit City is having a sale on Rise of the Witch King - length of sale is unknown! The special price is $19.99 rather than the usual $29.99. Check it out here!
Download Section Updates
Posted on 12/10/2006 at 8:23 PM by Kester
If you head over to our download section you will notice that there are two new categories. These are for 1v1 and 2v2 replays for Rise of the Witch King. Submit your replays, and our Replay Reviewers will review them for you!
Poll Roundup!
Posted on 12/9/2006 at 5:29 PM by Kester
Which feature of The Rise of the Witch King are you most looking forward to? The answer to our previous poll wasn't too surprising, as it seems a lot of people were looking forward to the expansion.

In descending order of popularity:
Everything, I couldn't choose! [274 votes]
Angmar faction [252 votes]
new units and heroes [240 votes]
Create-A-Hero (cost system & new troll class) [156 votes]
new campaign [128 votes]
improved 'War Of The Ring' [128 votes]
mini-hero hordes [118 votes]
general improvements to the game (balance, etc.) [93 votes]
Bah, humbug! Stop getting excited! [66 votes]

Vote for your favorite Angmar power in our new poll here!
Halo Wars Heaven Launches!
Posted on 12/8/2006 at 7:34 PM by Kester
Today marks the launch of Halo Wars Heaven, an RTS for the Xbox 360, developed by Ensemble Studio and published by Microsoft. Take a look around, then head to the new forums!
Fall '06 Forummer Awards!
Posted on 12/4/2006 at 2:35 PM by Blood Phoenix
The time has come once again to recognize the idols in our community and give them the recognition they deserve! No folks, it's not a freak out... it's the forum awards!

We are currently accepting nominations. Make sure to cast yours here!
BFME2 for budget price!
Posted on 12/2/2006 at 4:02 PM by Bendak
For all people who haven't got Battle for Middle Earth II yet, this is your time! BFMEII has been sighted for budget prices around the world, like 15 euro in the Netherlands.

So, put on your coat, run through the rain and get the game right away!
IGN Review of ROTWK
Posted on 12/1/2006 at 6:15 PM by Kester
The first review of Rise of the Witch King is in, and IGN gives it an 8.0. From the closing comments:
Overall, EA LA has created a good expansion with a lot of good additions. Angmar is an interesting faction, with options for those who love micromanagement but still plenty of options for those that donít. The campaign certainly has its moments but some design decisions and an Angmar faction that isn't as visually interesting as the rest of the evil factions makes it a little less appealing over all than I would have liked.

The additions and fixes to War of the Ring mode make that style of play a much more inviting option this time around. There are still some AI issues on the strategic map and using navies needs to be an option, but overall, War of the Ring should bring plenty of hours of entertainment, especially for friends who are up for spending a few hours messing with each other over multiplayer.
The full review can be read here.