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July 2001


July 25, 2001 1:23 PM EDT
Charts Galore
ost o fyou will already have seen the work VitruviusAIA has done on perfecting his housing and structures charts. They are a very useful set of tables, telling you how your housing influences your rating, their chances of getting plague or malaria and how they influence each other. The second set tells you all about area effects of the various structures on issues like desirability.

You can find the Housing Charts and the Structure Charts in the Strategy section.

Angel Jayhawk

July 16, 2001 4:01 PM EDT
Age of Mythology Heaven Opens!
Age of Mythology Heavenoday we see a very rare occurrence - the appearance of a new HeavenGames site. I'll let the PR do the talking:

July 16, 2001 - HeavenGames LLC announced today that it has launched Age of Mythology Heaven, the latest in its series of special-interest sites for Real Time Strategy & Citybuilding games.

Currently in development, Age of Mythology is a Real Time Strategy (RTS) game developed by Ensemble Studios/Microsoft. The game covers ancient times when mythological creatures and events were part of the human experience. The game features some of the more famous civilizations known for their mythological pasts - the Norse, Greek, and Egyptians. The game also features a new proprietary 3D engine enabling stunning visual effects, animated water, mythological characters and hundreds of on-screen units.

Age of Mythology Heaven will be dedicated to featuring extensive coverage of Age of Mythology as the game is being developed, and will bring you the latest news on the game, as well as chats with developers in the forums. Be sure to check out their E3 coverage of AoM as well!

AoM Heaven will be operated by an experienced staff of four. They are Graham "Thunder" Somers, Site Director; Chris "Angel Chris" Gouardo, Content Writer & Graphics Designer; HoYin "Zen" Au, Technical Director; and Tom "Spineman" Mescher, Downloads Director. Many have been actively involved in the gaming community for more than 4 years.

HeavenGames LLC, based in Villa Park, Illinois, is a privately-owned web-content publisher geared towards the creation of special-interest sites for Real-Time Strategy and City-Builder games. Its sites, contents, vast amounts of resources, as well as a dedicated staff & management team make HeavenGame's sites the premier destination for gamers worldwide.

Angel Reckless Rodent

July 10, 2001 3:30 PM EDT
Egyptian Online Roleplaying?
ngel Draco just mailed me this intriguing link.

Perhaps the most enjoyable part of the experience was that I was not forced to continually watch my back worrying about who was going to kill me. Instead, just in the few hours that the test went on, a basic economy sprang up between players who had certain resources and those who didn't yet.
This sounds like a game that could catch the attention of our pharaoh lovers.

Angel Jayhawk

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