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News Archives - August 2008

Posted on 8/21/2008 at 11:54 AM by Sir Hugh
IGN has posted a review of their hands on experience with the latest build of Conquest at German Games Convention in Leipzig.

"The team at Pandemic has made a flurry of improvements since E3, enriching the overall experience and promising players battle experiences in a representation of the world they've previously only read about and seen in the movies.

Something important to note about the creation of the game is that rather than building one scene to completion and then moving onto the next, Pandemic is working on the entirety of the game simultaneously. So in the case here, even though we'd seen the battle at Pelennor Fields before, and only a month ago, there was new stuff do see this time around, and the whole thing looked to be improved from almost every angle..."

More can be found in the article.

Simultaneously, has posted another interview, revealing more about the gameplay--evil campaign and multiplayer modes--with footage playing in the background.

For An Epic Hobbit Script
Posted on 8/21/2008 at 11:37 AM by Sir Hugh
According the Hollywood Reporter, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens have officially signed on to collaborate on The Hobbit film scripts with director Guillermo del Toro to be completed by late 2009 when filming begins. This is great news to anyone hoping for an adaptation rivaling the previous LotR Trilogy.
Downloads Update
Posted on 8/19/2008 at 11:37 AM by Sir Hugh
During the last two weeks, there have been three new submissions.

The Assault at Minas Tirith, a ROTWK map, by iBrahimBa
Four human players Assault Minas Tirith. Game is best with three or four humans, with two humans it is very hard, and one human only, hardly beatable. Computer must be in Minas Tirith.

Gameplay: Build an army and Siege Minas Tirith, if gate or any wall is destroyed the enemy will pour out like water. So better set an army is required, but note that the more you wait the more upgrades enemy units have.

Special Features:
-Rohan arrive after 30 minutes from the start of game.
-Three levels full of trebuchets.
-Three levels of Minas Tirith accesible.
-Movie/Book like Minas Tirith; every level has one stairs to the next.
-Enemy reinforcment arrive at random.
-Units have their real colour.

Priester's no heroes versus waves of Hallowieners, a good BFME2 map by the first-timer Ludlus.
This is my first map, so you may see that textures are not the best. But they do not hurt your eyes. 3 Players start like in normal games, but they have to fight versus very strong waves. The first wave is for example versus some goblin warriors with forged blades, who come very early (each player might have 1 bat in this time). But the map is possible, if you work well and as a team.
It becomes very cool later, when you have to fight versus big waves (Don't worry, it usually does not lag). The end is very funny, but play it urself to see why...

A ROTWK Replay Pack, containing a dozen diverse replays from aRockalypso

Thank you, players.
The End of Squirrels and Scotsmen.
Posted on 8/8/2008 at 10:41 AM by Sir Hugh
8-8-08. Today, Total War Heaven and Battle for Middle Earth 2 Heaven wish farewell to a moderator who has resigned, Foamy. Good wishes, thanks, and outbursts can be made in the farewell thread made for him. Vale!
Poll Round Up!
Posted on 8/5/2008 at 12:02 PM by Sir Hugh
Our previous poll asked voters, "How many BFME2 modifications have you played?"

0 (211 = 40.2%)
1-2 (83 = 15.8%)
2-3 (35 = 6.7%)
4-5 (33 = 6.3%)
6-7 (39 = 7.4%)
Every one ever made. (33 = 6.3%)
Mods? lulz (91 = 17.3%)

Total Votes: 525

Our new poll asks about your impression of the Conquest game about in development. Old polls can be viewed here and any suggestions for new polls are welcome here.
Downloads Summing
Posted on 8/1/2008 at 5:21 PM by Sir Hugh
In the expanse of time since the last summing of download submissions, the following have been uploaded.


Helm's Deep - DEEPING WALL V2 by eliec

Fight for Glory! by Buccane

Journey in the lands of Eregion (Custom Heroes) by the seasoned DarkElvishbane

BFME2 Maps:
River Fight by Naugrim -- A first time mapper's river fight between a lush environment of good and a desolate environment of evil separated by a river (1 vs 1).

A sincere thank you to these map makers, and I hope you have fun playing.