|Clans -- Skeleton
Philosophy Reformatted. [12/17]
philosophy that was unpopular with the new clan system has been
modified and updated. 'Nuff said :)
Unreported Winloss Link Above... Reminder to All.
link on the steel golem's shoulder above is a commonly ignored
but very important page. I recommend all active players to
visit it regularly to see if a player has reported a win
against them unfairly, and needs to be disputed via the disputes
button to the right. Players posting fake wins tend to be
penalized or removed, and same with players who dont report
their losses when they should. Penalties are even more
severe for high-ranked players.
Legends of Might and Magic Website.
might and magic, a more Quake/Unreal Tournament-style first
person perspective game based in the Might and Magic world, will
be out in a few months, players who are into such an
action/shooter style game visit their new page HERE.l
It wouldnt be too bad if these are the graphics to be
expected for Heroes IV as well.
players can start playing speedeamon games against each other
within their clusters. Make sure you note on your winloss report
that it was for speedeamon to be credited.
Battlefest has begun, and a is a fun alternative to
regular TOH gaming....
Addicts round 2 begins, the top 12 players participating
in the finals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places.
Two Divisions are now under captains' control, and many
more available for new captains.
Clans continue as usual; rankings is now under control of
Vesuvius, and on any issues please email Vesuvius.
Fresh Warlords shields up for grabs. Most qualified
players may petition for them. .
list and links.
There is a
Page which lists all the current patches available
for Heroes3, and a link to download them. This is for
convenience, so you dont have to search about. This page will be
linked via the bugs link at the bottom.
Haloween and Some Important News.
opens today for registration, and players can start playing for
addicts as soon as theyre registered. Note that clan games
do count for addicts. The Allied Conquest
also continues starting November 6th. Finally, Melissa has
created a new TOH map, called Facing
it is very well designed and will be a popular map in the
Information & 3DO stock. [10/25]
Company (THDO - on NASDAQ) plunged 2
points today due to their second quarter earnings report.
3DO has been fluctuating between 5.5 to 9.5 in the past year, so
they are at their lowest. However, this does mean its a
good time to buy the stock.... For more detailed info,
read this document.
are slowly starting to fill up, and players may start clan wars
or free challenge (only by authorization of the clan leader) at
any time. Remember, for clan application, you need a
clanname, clangraphic, mapslist, and memberlist (season III
active cadets or higher). And read through the rules!!!
Player Photo Page has also been modified to show
latest photos submitted on top.
TOH SEASON III
Starts Today :)
- Players with 12 or more games
on record will see themselves as cadets, others who were
plebes or under 12 games, will have to start from plebe
again, but do not need to reregister. *Players with 0
games on record must reregister.
- Congratulations to two fine
players who get the TOH's HIghest
Honor, Jb239 and Greystole.
Besides flawless honor and significant TOH activity,
they have been contributing to the betterment of the Heroes
- TOH Begins with Clans,
reinforced to have the top 8 clans in a finals on a set
date: July 1st, 2001.
Anyone Cadet or higher with at least one game played in
season III may register. Original season II
clanmembers may get priority. *Note that all clangames now
count for regular TOH points, and get reported both via clan
report page, and regular TOH game report.
- Visit the new buttons on the
right - Veterans, people you
know have mega-heroes-TOH experience. To see who
ranked top in the last two seasons, visit the Top100.
Season II rankings also kept on
record static as of the last day of the last season.
- How fitting that TOH surpasses
500,000 hits today, and sets itself as one of the
most active gaming sites on the net, even though Heroes3 is
20 months old!
- Some set dates for upcoming
Heroes Addicts-November 1st
Speed Deamon-December 1st
Cadet/Sergent Tourney-January 15th
Warlords shields will be handed out to petitioners
starting November 15th
Casualties of War- February 1st
Mirror site, 1.4
patch, & new TOH message board. [10/5]
language TOH site has been made for the russian players, visit
it today. The new 1.4
patch is out (2.2 AB, 3.2 SOD) which fixes the two spellcasting
and the miscellaneous artifact slot bugs; download & update
if you havent already. Also, at www.heroescommunity.com
there is a new TOH message board section, also clickable at the
'community message board' above.
III coming soon.
Season III will begin. This means that all player rankings
are reset, and all players who have played more than 11 games
start as cadets and keep their medals. Less than 12 games on
record players start from scratch as plebe. Medals and
winloss records remain on player rankings. For more
details on all you need to know visit the Season
III information page.
who are looking for new maps well we have posted some more new
maps. Including a Shadows of Death map (Expansions section
for the SOD map) Some of the new ones include a Showdown
3, Battle for Glory, West vrs East and many others. A
new system has been enacted for TOH: Disputes
with the Honor Council and winloss
reports are to be sent there.
The button will be placed below the Rank Link for easy finding.
Any emails for catalysis specifically send directly to
want another Expansion Pack? Make it FOUR!!!
- Designed as four
interconnected storylines, Heroes Chronicles are
basically a set of mini-campaigns, for the die hard
Heroes III fanatic. Nothing new in gameplay or
monsters; are you fanatic enough however, to purchase
one, or all four?
here is the top TEN count for maps played in June:
WAR 565 <<< leader by a big margin a quater of all
MANIA 206 <<< i'd say surprising 2nd.
RANDOM MAP 168
FOR HONOR 147
125 <<< I think people are just lazy to put in the
right map and
leave alittle1on1 in there. I don't think it's this popular.
OF GOOD 93
FOR POWER 56
RANDOM MAP 53
Some TOH Statistics for those Interested.
TOH mainpage will surpass 400,000
since the hit counter was intiated 15 months ago. We get
hits a day.
Currently we have over 1000
Over the life of TOH we have had 10,000
The number of games played in TOH range from 40-100 games a day,
and for an example, TOH
nations round 1
free challenge games
played for it!!!!
and Improved Player Photo Page...
has been growing phenomenally to over 100 different players'
photos, so due to the sheer size, with Melissa's help and ideas,
we have given the page a new look, and modified the photos into
clickable thumbnails. Visit it today, and submit your
photo to Melissa
who is responsible for that page :)
of Might and Magic [7/8]
unseen potential of this game exists, to a point that I am
considering opening up a second page for Legends, something to
the likes of www.toheroes.com/legends/
etc... I would like player
on this, as to whether or not they are thinking of purchasing
this internet based game. Possibilities are from
independent groups and clans for Legends, to a real ranking and
hero system for TOH legends, and finally linking with TOH Heroes
III rankings itself. A lot of it will depend on the
popularity of this game & if it acquires a significant fan
.... She said yes :)
& Conduct on the Zone [6/20]
got sad news yesterday when Melissa (for those who dont know,
also a big volunteer and support to the site) decided to quit
TOH. Besides excuses like 'I keep losing games' her real
complaint was how rude people on the zone are sometimes. I
cannot help but agree; there have been other honorable players
who have left for the same reasons. So it is simple,
anyone signed up with TOH, who shows such conduct, should be
reported to me or the honor council, for there will be no
tolerance for it. If you see it happening, copy the chat,
and report it in. It
seems, thanks to the players, Melissa has been pursuaded back to
the Business Minded: 3D0
has been a press release by 3D0, basically predicting strong
growth in the company for the coming year "....The
game publisher said it expects to achieve a 70 percent increase
in net revenues for the year ending March 31, 2001. With
revenues expected to exceed 200 million dollars, 3DO hopes to
lead computer and video game companies in revenue growth rate
for a third consecutive year...."
Read the whole article in Adrenaline
However, the stock has been at an all-time
for the year, with some massive trading of its shares 2 days
ago. I have $4000 ($7000 margin) waiting to be put into a
tech stock. Its stocks peaked went up from $5 to nearly
$16 in March, but now its back at $5.5. Buy 3D0 and get
rich, or crash and burn?
of Might and Magic.
of Might and Magic,
(a single/multiplayer online based game in the worlds
of Might and Magic), Another game called Warriors
of Might and Magic,
(essentially Might and Magic IX) will be released, as
a pure single player game with beautiful graphics
using an enhanced lithtech engine. Very
story/script based, it should be a lot of
addictive fun when it is released later this summer.
When I wake up this morning, and visit the ToHeroes mainpage, I
see a picture of Melissa and a link to her (toned down)
homepage! Before I decided to give her a threatening call,
I thought of a better idea. I will set up a 'player's'
on the mainpage (which will include melissa's), and anyone who
wishes to submit a personal
to link to this new page, is welcome to. Just email
Vesuvius or Melissa to have your homepage linked on this new
page (that should be up in a few days). You must be a cadet
to have a link posted! Its all part of personalizing and
enhancing the Homm community :)
Desktop Wallpapers, download & organize your desktop.
downloading these two sizes as backgrounds for your desktop, 1024x768,
or the cooler looking 1152x864
that I use. Download this if you ever curious to see how
my very busy 1600x1200
desktop looks like every day. Organize your desktop icons
accordingly and you'll be set :)
will have its finals
The top 4-8 clans will be able to participate. New clans
can still be opened in any philosophy.
land conquest finals
All landholders on that date will be matched against their
neighbours, until there is one final overlord. The
wealthiest non-finalist landholders will have the first
land and hero in the second season of Lords. Players can
continue to participate in lords and pirates throughout the
Lords conquest finals.
(160+ participants!) now has a special winloss
report button for
submitting wins and losses on Nations page USE
do not forget to report on main rankings winloss program as
well). Players who do not report their nations losses in a
timely manner can get removed
the nations tournament.
a new tournament run by Pandora, is now open for registrations.
It consists of fast games that involve using the quick combat
continue as usual.
visit the Tournament
for a complete summary of all the tournaments that are going on
There will be second
later in the year........
News - TOH NATIONS
ROUND 1 starts today, and continues for 33 days. Free
challenge for all Nations members, besides reporting it
regularly, make sure you report your win or loss to Vesuvius as
well for credit to your nation. New players (cadet or
higher) can join up to the deadline for Round1. The more active
the members of a nation are, the better chance they have in
of great things ....
the engine and basic code soon to be complete for Heroes4,
preparing a suggestions box (visit link above). Good
ideas and original
concepts will be posted on this site in different categories,
and eventually presented to 3D0.
News - Grandmasters,
is now open for registrations. Anyone may join, choose to
represent your country of origin and pride. Any country
can be chosen, and an unlimited number of players can
participate in a country. Every TOH member who is
active should participate!
now in progress, however there is still room for 4 more captains
or colonels to participate!
Also on May 27-28 in Saint-Peterburg, Petergoff, there is
a Local Area Network Heroes Tournament being held, where
Antal, Flamingo, Jarcik, Vex, Raider, Alex Killer,
Reannihilator, Trimurti, Skunsling, Loher, and many others
will be participating in this Russian tournament. Visit this Tournaments'
homepage. Contact Antal
for info. This tournament does count for TOH points!
things on the Horizon with 3D0. [5/20]
Heroes of Might and Magic 4 is being rewritten from the ground
up; that is it will be totally new code (Homm3, Homm2
uses the Homm1 engine) and will become a the new standard
in turn-based gaming in the year 2001. Anticipated release
date Christmas of 2001.
battlefield will be top-view 3D-generated, and will
incorporate actual terrain in its design. Hence
the battlefield will be larger than a static screen,
scrollable across the terrain. Gameplay elements
and principles remain the same, with potentially 2 new
towns & upgrades, but units remixed somewhat as
had been done in the Homm2 to Homm3 transition.
Legends of Might and Magic should be out soon,
a cross between the Might and Magic series and
Everquest; though it can be played single player and
multiplayer. Consideration is being made to
incorporate a separate Lords of Might and Magic TOH
page for players and character development.
good news for Might and Magic IX, which will be using the
Lithtech2 engine, which will in the least bring its graphics up
to par with this century, unlike the terribly made M&MVIII.
Look like fun :)
'friendly' reminder...and other news... [5/17]
note that a lot of unreported winloss games were removed last
night and unreported losers were penalized, and winners
credited. Since there is full control over the unreported
winloss file automation now, there will consistent attention
made to it. Players not reporting their losses get penalized
in about 3 days, and incur very heavy penalties over many
unreported games. If you have a dispute, contact sindy
to alleviate the problem, or if a bigger issue, report to the Honor
If you ignore having a win reported against you, you will
lose points. On the flipside, players who tend to report
wins illegally against players will be removed from TOH.
other news, the French
is firing up a clan/team-based tournament which you are welcome
to visit called the "Queens
Visit the new "community
button (that replaced the Mp3 button on top) or link available
at bottom "Heroes
to take you to a new site which is perfect for players to post
messages on their local bulletin board. I will be visiting
the site often, and engaging in relevant discussions.
News, Grandmasters & Others.
Tournament now open for registration, for Captains,
Colonels, and Generals only. Limited space available.
Volunteers also needed as 3rd party hosts for the game, which
makes the ultimate learning experience, since you get to see two
top players in action from start to finish.
Heroes Addicts Tournament completed with Flamingo
with the 1st
prize and $20
Seat Invitational [4/29]
hot seat session is planned at my place in Philadelphia, PA,
on the weekend
of May 20th.
Players are welcome to stay longer however, either earlier or
later. Contact Vesuvius if interested in showing up :)
to some newer players: Lilo
SIlver, The Black Knight, HanibalATportus, Greystole, and
who have shown exemplarly Honor and recieve the Medal
an influx of a lot of new players, new players should make sure
they visit new
players info page,
and its associated links to questions
& questions on playing
in the zone.
Dont forget you can also use the 'ask
button above for questions. Info
of Erathia Update - Pirates
may play 'pirate games' now like non-landowners. Visit the
page for list of lands that can be played. Dont forget
that these games get counted for World
as well as for Lords
The maps for lords are unique and fun and are a way to have a
change of pace from the usual maps you always play. You
must have a Lords Hero
to participtate! Make sure you report all lords games via
regular winloss program for world rankings credit, and through
the lords page game report program to get your Denarii!
Know How to Party.... :) [4/25]
left to right) General Flamingo, Captain AlX, General
Alex_Killer, Lieutenant Reannihilator, and Sergent
Serg_Reaper members of the Drunkmasters
drinking Russian Vodka and Koniac in Kiev, Russia.
Which also reminds me.... There
will be a Hot-Seat session taking place at Vesuvius'
place late May (weekend) in Philadelphia, PA.
if interested in participating, so we can take a
picture like the one above :)
To the New HomePage of TOH!
that the Tournament of Honor has its own .com, TOHeroes.com, you
cant call it 'simyar' anymore! For your future games
in TOH on the zone,
please use 'TOH
game for reference to your game rooms and such.
Round 2 now in progress.
Round 2 now in progress.
Anyone with a Lords
Hero can request to be given several lands that will be opening
up soon :)
Visit the new
and the associated "automation
link there for any questions you may have on recent automation
changes and if you are a new visiting player.
winloss report form will be changed for the purpose of reporting
only wins and loses for the main rankings. For ALL
tournaments, such as Speed Deamon, Cadets, and Division
games, e-mail Vesuvius
on the tournament games' results as well as reporting through
the winloss program for rankings credit. Lords
report through the unique form on lords mainpage (as well as
reporting as regular winloss). Eventually when the
rankings are fully automated, the Volunteers (who were involved
in rankings updates before) will be responsible for individual
tournaments, and tournament reports will be sent to them. Cadets
the first 32
players will be matched up tonight, and once you know of your
opponent, you can start early!
At last...... ! [3/23]
Use the gameupdate through your startup menu (or visit 3DO) to
patch (4.2 Megabyte file!) for Heroes3, and 2.1
patch (2.8 Megabyte file) for Armageddons Blade. The bugs
listed in the bugs page were all addressed and corrected. Read
all the changes
made for the patch HERE.
you update your heroes, eventually in a few weeks all
in TOH will be 1.3/2.1
1.2 saves may have problems loading with 1.3 over the net.
However, people can load 1.2 saves in a hotseat mode (possibly
in single player mode too) and save it under a different name.
The new save can then be loaded without problems.
III: Shadow of Death
now available in North America
A standalone package, you do not even need the original heroes
III to play. Besides new campaigns and multiplayer maps,
It basically combines the Armageddons' blade expansion pack and
the original heroes III into one package. Many new combination
new terrain (kind of, not really), some monsters tweaked, moats
now do damage,
some new land
some new map editor simplifications.
Maps Page! [3/18]
With great relief, the review, setup and linking of all these
maps are finally over. Visit the new maps
all maps downloadable in zip format.
Opening of two Unique Tournaments [3/29]
Cadets tournament is now available for registration -
Players matched up for challenge early April. All cadets
and 1140 pt sergents and lower are welcome (non-vets). The SpeedDeamon
tournament is now open for registration, for cadets and
higher. Players may start playing each other within their
clusters at soon as they wish. And
again, those of you who havent reregistered yet (youll know if
you cant find your name in the player search) then REREGISTER
or your ranking will disappear when ranks get automated in a
Phase II WINLOSS
REPORTING- New links [3/28]
that all winloss reports now have a new form, which requires
your password. This way no one can report a fake game as
you. So make sure youve re-registered. Also for
players reporting make sure you report appropriately with the
correct name for your opponent or you will not match up
Phase I REGISTRATIONS- New buttons
you havent reregistered, please do! Also an active buttons
available now to change
your player info
the top right.
For every player who is listed in the rankings pages at this
time, please re-register
with new form on registrations page. There you can put in
and add your name/email
other info to the database. Make sure you fill out all
data with exception of icq (only if you have it) or your name
will be deleted from the database. Also keep the exact
name you have on rankings
page, or you might find your rank missing when the rankings
become automated later. (It does not have to be
case-sensitive however). You can search for player information
more easily now through the 'players'
buttons above. What name used in reregistering is
your permanent name forever.
for TOH members.
For those interested, the international activity on this site is
as follows, based on number of visits to the Mainpage.
Also note the percentage in second
which is the ratio at which players for that country click on
the site... fascinating :)
Visits (out of 200,000 total visits in 6 months)
users from that country clicking on the ads
For those interested, the amount
of income made from ads since January has been $130.00.
Cost of TOH, 3x that.
of the Might and Magic Series.
Just returned Might
and Magic 8
back to the store today. It looked like it was finished in
a hurry, many lands without even simple terrain details, story
without coherence, and so on. M&M6 and 7 look more
advanced than 8 does, even though they are 3 years older!
I can only imagine PCGamer magazines' rating on this game (15%
maybe?). This will kill
the Might and Magic series for good. It is 3do's way of milking
the franchise without any regards for the long-term
of a new Heroes.
fortunately, news is, that Heroes4 (to be released in a year or
so) will have a new game engine (heroes 1-3 have used the old
heroes1 engine), with better networking code and many new cool
features but keeping the same gameplay turn-based system.
Between May and June, I will be taking my Western Dental
licensure exam (will allow me to start working in Arizona in
July). It is held in several locations: Cleveland,
Ohio May 11-14
Houston, Texas June 1-4
San Antonio, Texas May 19-22 Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma June 9-12
Portland, Oregon May 26-29
Seattle, Washington June 15-18
I must choose one of these places to take the exam.... and a
hospitable heroes fan may sway me to one of these places.
If you would like to help out, contact me (Vesuvius).
moneh in dentistry means moah prizes in TOH.
TOH News & Tournaments [3/11]
A new button available at bottom, "Player's
added to Lords
a place where landless heroes may participate further in the
start accepting registrations on April 1st, 2000. It will
accept players below 1130 pts in ranking who are not veterans of
Speed deamon tournament will also begin accepting registrations
on April 1st.
For you Hungarians out there, visit the Hungarian
The maps page will be revamped soon. I need
players' input on what maps on the maps
should stay, and what should be removed. Please email me
with your recommendations. This is NOT for submissions of
new maps, however! You may recommend maps on the original
CD as well.
is back up and running. Coming soon: a review of HOMM 3 Shadow
of Death as well as news on what pulled Christain Vanover off
the Heroes team and on to NWC's newest project -Legends of Might
TOH News & Tournaments.
has set up a page called 'Season I Memories', basically submit
any stories of great games to her to be posted on this Page.
To spice it up, it isnt all about the heroes gaming, but say,
even stories like 'how I got lucky with that girl because she
liked my heroes music' and so on....
An interesting reference from Zyndor,
is a site where you can get a program to communicate by VOICE
through microphone during heroes games (one especially made for
tournament starts after the weekend. Registrations close
after that point, no more registrations will be accepted. Shamon
will be responsible for recieving the reports for this
Registration has ended for 2vs2 Winds
and round 1 has begun. $145 dollars in total prize money
is being awarded.....
purchases will be up by the end of the weekend, and battles
begin shortly thereafter.
TOH 1- YEAR
A recognition of The Most
its humble beginnings, this has site has grown to become the
place for Heroes online. As a 'gift' to many,
recognition is needed for many players whom beside being active
of heroes and a history
in TOH, have deemed to be very
and deliver a measure of good
These players you should trust as always fun to play. The
following players get the TOH medal of Honor :)
A distinction of honor,
should be taken not as a 'reward' but as a measure of what TOH
stands for: their efforts to represent what a Tournament
of Honor is all about. Visit the Old
page, to look at the long history of TOH, from day one of its
inception. Oh yeah, the Heroes
has opened for registrations for those concerned :)
New Lords Is Finally Here!
countless man-hours to prepare, this is the tournament of all
tournaments. The sheer size of an expansion pack, it
will be a new and permanent fixture of TOH. Players must
choose a hero to represent them. Read the info thoroughly.
Expansion Button above is now accessible.
Even if land is not available, Invasion is easy. Players who are
very active in TOH will get priority over all others in the
primary registration process. Enjoy :)
new patch WILL be released soon. [2/25]
speaking to both the Producer and Progammer of heroes on several
issues (fan support one of them), a new patch will be out to
correct bugs both in the original heroes and expansion pack
(such as the ballista bug). The programmer mentioned that
the Badge of Courage bug is in fact a manual omission, and
should be treated as such. Visit the bugs page for
Divisions and their Captains [2/24]
like Frank, Flamingo, and Alex_Killer have achieved the rank of
Captain, and have restored their old divisions.
Overlord, a newcomer to TOH, has also achieved Captaincy and
opened up an entirely new division, Deadly Assassins. Also,
visit the new tournament
run by the German Mirror site, anyone may apply.
final round is finally here; Universal
season one is down to Tamanrasset
The winner of this final, will recieve the ultimate award of the
Universal Commander Plaque, along with $200 cash reward....
Automation looking possible
to two very special volunteers, it may be only a few weeks
before rankings and winloss registrations become automated.
This will remove the human error factor and manpower needed for
rankings, and allow multiple rankings updates a day.
If this works out TOH may expand again and allow a greater
influx of new players beyond its current capacity. By the
to all the players,
for submitting their wins and losses on time, since season 2
started, the unreported file is ultra small compared to
the number of games played.
Heroes III Expansion Pack 2: Shadow
of Death [2/13]
New maps, new
campaigns, 12 new artifact combinations, 8 new terrain
types. HOMMIII not required, this game will contain
the executable therefore it will cost more than a
normal expansion pack. Registered owners of HOMMIII
will receive a rebate--dont take my word for it.
Release date late February.
has been noted by the Honor Council that many players tend to
look at saves when an opponent drops, either because they think
their opponent is doing the same, or just to take advantage of
the situation. This is Illegal in TOH, and is considered
just as much cheating as using a cheat code. With the
terrible networking code of Heroes III this is to be expected,
along with general disconnections from ISP & the zone.
Pursue the Honor Council if the drops are extremely frequent, or
when a player drops and does not come back for over 15 minutes.
Always remember: If you look
at a save,
know that you belong on the Hall
whether you ever will get caught or not.
Council Update & Other News
yourself with new
guidelines for submissions to the council.
The criteria must be followed for your case to be heard.
Notice a German site under construction through links above, and
a link to MSN gaming zone.
Day Weekend [2/11]
will not be able to answer questions or make changes to the
website until Monday (too busy :)); however rankings will
continue to be posted daily. For casualties of war, Platon
is responsible for all questions & updates. Also
remember there is an 'ask
question button above to make use of! Those of you with wives
and girlfriends shut down the computer and go take them out for
Updates to TOH - Several new buttons Above
to the Spanish, German versions of TOH, an
"unlinked" button, Ask the
Wizard, MP3, and Petitions.
Ask the wizard is where most new players should contact for
general TOH questions and issues. In other news, the no troop on
hero bug is now on bugs page, and is officially
in all TOH specialty tournaments (not free challenge). Round 4 Clans
Grand Arena challenge details set up for players
is now open; congrats to the players who start with them: others
can now challenge these players for their shields. Zud (Silver
War Unicorn), Nighthawk200(Silver Battalion),
Salpinx(ornamental), Philly_Smoke(Warlord Buckler). Victors in Casualties
of War round 2 can now select their round 2 choices.
Setups will be made in a week. Read important round 2 notes at
Lords of Erathia is in free challenge mode, but
a secret project is in the works, more massive than Clans, on a
complete facelift for Lords. This will be the last and most
massive TOH superproject for the season. Hall
Heroes is a game popular in more than just English/American
communities, there is an opportunity here to make TOH
multilingual. Mikeoldfield has taken the initiative to set up a Spanish
version of TOH. I recommend any player (Russian, Italian,
German, French etc...) with HTML skills to make a mirror site to
try it out. Visit the spanish site at http://www.upcnet.es/~jvs/heroes3/
New Player Space Now Restricted
to the increadibly high traffic (as many as 100
games being played a day), NO NEW UNRANKED PLAYERS CAN
PLAY FOR TOH WITHOUT PETITION. If you are listed on any
rankings page, new or old season, you are in the green.
Otherwise any new player must have a Veteran Player petition
(notice the new link to the above right corner) you directly to Vesuvius
before games can be counted for free challenge points (you may
still register). Any wins or losses reported to an unranked
player is discarded as of 1/24. This has two side benefits for
TOH; keep traffic to an acceptable and updatable level, and to
block creation of fake players/or banished players trying to
create a second name.
with the good stuff...... [1/18]
new Philosophy for Clans has replaced the Dwarven
Philosophy. It is the Demonic
Philosophy (evil). Dwarven clans displaced can have first grab
at this philosophy, as long as they reply quickly. The Casualties
tournament is filling up quickly, I may start it earlier;
random matchups will be posted soon, for the first registrants.
Also, welcome Kreszantas
as the new update volunteer for Friday!
on with nastier things......
players whom have a veteran icon (wyvern,dragon etc) can only
play 4 plebes
(not cadets) for points before getting a 'cherry'. At 8 plebes
two cherries. What does this do? No points awarded for beating
plebes after 2 cherries. This is not to have people avoid
playing plebes, just not making a habit of it. The unreported
file is updated daily, and also non-loss reporters are penalized
more severely (after 5+ days of being on nonreported file, and
banned in some extreme cases. Check it regularly, someone may
have posted a win against you, and you may not know about it.
Those of you curious about the reinstatement of Antal
it serves as a test of their integrity. They were abolished from
TOH for half a year; with the new season a new trial of Honor,
their love of Heroes and TOH hopefully will draw respect in the
long run, and their dishonor forgotten. Just remember; no one is
forced to play them, but give them a chance. Their actions here
will hopefully promote the fact that TOH is not anti-Russian,
and that Russians are not 'labelled cheaters'.
New Season Is Here,
Facelift for the Mainpage.
scores have been reset, and the rankings pages/hall of fame
reflect this. Notice the more streamlined interface, and
virtually every possible main link available to the users on the
Those of you who have lost your record in rankings because you
didnt have 12 or more games, do not despair, all old rankings
are intact on Season One rankings link, and can be used to prove
to veterans that you have played in TOH before.
we begin the new season with a Unique tournament; Casualties
Finest Honor -The
exception, Zud (Rare Sir Loin on the
Zone) has stood out as not only as the biggest fan of
heroes, but also one of the most Honorable. Never
stepping into TOH politics, but playing with the
utmost integrity and furthering what the heroes
community is supposed to be all about. And so he will
be recognized as season one's finest
, recieving not only the award and prestige, but also
a $40 dollar gift certificate to
Electronics Boutique, and a copy of Heroes of
Might and Magic IV waiting at his door on the
day of its release.