and a Hi!
everyone is having a relaxing break from work or
school. Vesuvius and Melissa will be back on Jan
Also for you Clan
players take note that an Arena
Tournament will be starting shortly. Remember to
whenever you have questions or issues that would
usually go to Vesuvius. Anyone
bored or truly looking to browse ToH, should visit the
section, 3 years of history .... fun to read.
Happy New Years, make a wish that Heroes IV does not
get delayed anymore!
Knowledge Finals Completed, Congrats to JB239. [12/13]
The Trivia Finals were
completed tonight, with 10 finalists answering 70
Trivia questions. Jb239
stood out in first place, winning the Circle of Knowledge
plaque and a future copy of Heroes IV.
Congratulations also to the 3 players who tied at second
Honorable mention also goes to Motorshaaf,
who got most answers during the 80 days of daily
questions. Players whom wish to see the finalists 70
questions and answers can click Here
or visit the Knowledge
gigabytes! Talk about activity! [12/4]
I got an email today from
hour server host, that the bandwidth usage in TOH is exceeding the
current settings and must be upgraded. Though the ToH
mainpage gets about 2000 hits a day, looking deeper on our
system satistics page the entire ToH and its subpages get
about 12 million hits a month!
No wonder our bandwidth was 17 gigabytes in November. So
I sent an email to 3D0 and NWC for them to realize how busy
ToH is now. Read the email I sent to them Here, and see
a screenshot of the statistics for
Gaming Zone Back Online. [12/12]
After 2 days of
interruption, looks like MSN Zone is bug-free. Players
need to register at www.passport.com
to restore their Zone accounts, then can visit here
to reclaim their old zone names. From that point on, its
a matter of routine logging onto the zone to get to our heroes
Heroes Trivia Madmen of ToH. [12/10]
The following players will
be participating in the Knowledge
Trivia Finals: Motorshaaf, Zud,
flamingo and vali3_tip
are also invited to attend this finals, and compete with the
rest. The trivia begins Thursday 9pm
Eastern Standard Time, where 50 questions are given out on the
'school of war' zone room. The player with the most
correct answers gets the Knowledge plaque and a copy of Heroes
IV. Spectators are welcome.
Clans - Very active, now completely full; all 50
spots for clans have been taken, so players not in
clans interested in participating will need to contact the
leaders of these clans who have room left. There are
also clans bound to be disbanded in the future, opening up
room for fresh blood.
- Orignal idea and development by Jb239,
Pandora and Yawacko,
it is a different way of playing heroes, and usually makes a
much faster game. Not
played for TOH rankings, but
major bonus points if you manage to be a finalist.
- The perpetual TOH tournament continues non-stop
since August of 1999, and will remain open for shieldholders
until season's end March 2002.
- Finals for the top 8 players has begun, we will see who out
of the 100s of players ends up on top to recieve The
Hero Statuette and a copy of
- Also in finals, the 6 finalists now see who is the true
of Knowledge - The top 8 trivia masters will
now participate in a finals trivia session, and the winner
will recieve the Circle of Knowledge
Plaque and another copy of Heroes
IV! The finals will be 50-100 questions for
the 8 players, in a special zone room. Specators are
invited to watch, when the date is set.
3.5: Wake of Gods [11/29]
A new modification to
Heroes 3 is quickly becoming popular among the
internet community. It creates some
enhancements, and for some, revitalizes interest to
Heroes3 until H4 comes out. Visit the site here
for details and to download the upgrade.
Players can use 3.5 for TOH games if they wish.
of Gods Update [11/30]
Slava, a developer of WoG
replied to the ToH inquiry: "We just should
say that WoG may run incorrectly in Multiplayer. The
only mode that we can guarantee is a HotSit. In any
other cases it may or may not run correct. Quite
possible that we will fix all problems but later for
now we are busy with singleplayer bug fixing and
improvement (though it will definitely improve a
Hence to the players who use WoG be careful that
the game is highly editable
and should be more for fun or played vs people you can
trust; issues that may
arise amongst players cannot be dealt with in the
Honor Council. In essence, 'play at your own
A change to
Heroes III music?
If you are pretty tired of
the same old music to Heroes III towns, how about a
change? This music set downloadable below is what
currently plays for my Heroes games. All set
unique and appropriate moods for each town, and are nice
alternatives to the current music:
To facilitate your download and
installation, right click on the download, and save it to your
heroes3 directory, music subdirectory. Enjoy these
tracks, some lasting over 10 minutes.... can anyone guess
where most of them came from?
Time and Congratulations to all Honor Medalists
all the players who recieved honor medals for this
season; most whom had honor medals in the past seasons and got
them again; and a few new players who got them for the first
time. These players represent the highest in honor,
comraderie and respect for other players, and above all,
addiction to heroes! The honored players are
Free dental work for
honor medal players if they visit arizona :)
Defreni, Zud, Lord of Kaos, Vex, Zx9, Greystole,
Mocara, Amazon_King, Huma_Song*,
Trentang, Yawacko, Good_Knight_One, Lord_Odin*,
Mklthrnkgl, JinxII, Sully, Grave00, Donaldfriend,
Destro23, J.Von Adler, Jordan*,
Rashjones, Sleepygod, Montegoma, Tyris123, Grandelf,
Titan_888, Wiggy_Wam, Motorshaaf*,
players got this medal for the first time this season
of Season IV. [11/10]
TOH Addicts tournament is
now over, with 1st place going to Flamingo,
being a true addict, played 47
games; 2nd place to UncoatedTitan
with 34 games, and Bpanik2
with 36 games.
Remember that all these games were played in a 30-day
period! All players who participated and had more than
10 games on the addicts
page will also get the addict icon for their
- The New Season.
Welcome to the New TOH
Clans, which will be TOH's main
subtournament -- Clans will run unterrupted
through next year until April of 2002, approximately 6
months. Players may register for a clan
after reading all the
rules and information. Games are played as
free challenge TOH points, but add to your
clan, and can be used to upgrade
and strengthen your
clan. Choose your clan philosophy wisely.....
Delays Again.. But have no fear.. Clans
will be here. [10/26]
Sorry but not surprising
news, that Heroes IV will be delayed even longer, March or
later in Spring of 2002.
Reason given, more playtesting will be needed for new engine
and creature balance etc... a good thing though, better to
come out with as few gameplay problems as possible.
As a result of this, TOH season
IV will extend longer than expected. So the
extremely popular TOH Clans will be reinstated, but using the
new Homm4 Clans system. This will be Season IV's major
subtournament until Heroes IV comes out.
About 15 new maps have been
updated to the TOH maps page; many thanks to Jb239, which have
been played online for many months. Some of the most
popular now updated: Invader,
Heroes and TOH.
Welcome the latest addicts
of TOH, players who play dozens of heroes games in a week....
perhaps because they have nothing better to do? Players
such as Uncoatedtitan, Hyeon_C,
Titan_888, and especially Flamingo,
who is now the ultimate addict, having played nearly 80 games
in less than 6 weeks (though always same map over.... doesnt
it get boring? :)
THE best site for Heroes IV news and info. [10/07]
Currently the most popular
site to visit when you want the latest collection of
screenshots, news, and information about Heroes IV, or even
general Heroes III info, strategies and campaigns, the Celestial
Heavens site is the place to go. It is even
used as reference for some of the questions asked in the
Knowledge TOH Trivia tournament. A link is to this site
is available on the sidebar.
Two additions to the TOH
automation; When typing a name or any variant of it in the player
search, it will go to a submenu
where you can select a variety of names under your key
words. On the Rankings
Page, you can now click on the player name or headshot
to view their statistics
Tournament has begun; players who have a lot of time on their
hands should participate in it; it will only last 30 days, but
30 days of intense gaming for
Tournament has become immensely popular, and continues its
competitive rounds until December 1st.
Tournament has its own fans of trigger happy players, and
continues its round 1 gaming.
Tournament has got a lot of people trying out the quizzes, and
will continue to post questions on the zone regularly until
shields are held by a select few, and continues as usual.
Thanks to the
ToH players involved.
ToH uses the microsoft
gaming zone for its support of Heroes of Might and Magic,
still the best site to meet and match up games. However,
yesterday a specific zone team volunteer +RetGuvvie98
abused his priviledges and gagged a few members and
administrators. Thanks to the many TOH players'
complaints this zone team volunteer will no longer bother the
Heroes Zone room.
It is now 20 days since ToH
season IV started, and as of this writing we have had 1218
people register, 1670 ToH games
played in these 20 days!
ToH now is about to break 1 million hits to its mainpage since
it took up a counter two years ago. As an extra, whomever
visits the page and screenshots
1,000,000 (or closest to it) will get a special distinction
added to their rankings. Additional statistics; in
Season I-III 26,700 games were
played in TOH with 11,600 players
was the 1,000,000th visitor and won the distinction!
to Remember [9/11]
This infamous day
with the destruction of the World Trade Center and the
great loss of life is a sad one for Americans and the
free world. It brought us a first hand
view of terror and despair. We should learn to
cherish our mortality and pray for the many lost to
"How many lives must we sacrifice, before we count the
How many bodies must we bury, how many souls must be
One life's too high a price to pay, One life, One
soul, One man.
We must work together, we must grieve together.
Only together can we stand." -Brenda
the internet world we break our religious and national
barriers and come together on times like these, even
in playing a game like heroes. -Melissa
How the Honor
Rating System Works [9/10]
The Honor Rating is
calculated as a percentage, each player starting at 50% when
they register. The value then is shown on the player
info & statistics as a description based on the
90-100% - Highest Honor
70-89% - High Honor
50-69% - Honorable
40-49% - Average
20-39% - Poor
0-19% - Disgraceful
Players who hit 0% can be removed from TOH. In general,
the % changes based on your opponents opinion of your game
during the winloss submission; +3% for honorable, -3% for
dishonorable, and no change in the default neutral.
losses - When a player does not report
their loss and does not dispute it when it is found on the
unreported winloss page, they lose 5% honor after 5 days of it
being on the unreported page, and the entry is deleted
Cherry - If a player acquires the 'cherry', any future
games versus recruits will result in a 5% loss in honor per
game. The Cherry is rather hard to get though, it
requires that you play (90% or more of your games vs recruits
and low ranking footmen who are not former veterans -- while
being a squire or higher rank). It is not how many low
rankers you beat, but the proportion you play against.
Welcome to the
Tournament of Honor Season IV [9/1]
Welcome to the new
and improved site, with new automation that gives even more
personalization to your online gaming. All rankings are
updated in real time. Take note that when you register,
you may also submit a personalized headshot or 'avatar' to be
added to your player records.
Make sure you
read the new
page as well as the rules
page! There will be several fresh subtournaments, but clans
will remain closed until heroes4. Divisions
continues on from season III.
status (who carry over dragon & wyvern icons from Seasons
I-III, contact us if they do not appear on your record within
a 2 days after you register.
This season IV
ToH will end on the release of Heroes IV, in which then
all heroes III gaming will move to the heroes
which on its own will be a subtournament of homm4 TOH.
This way when some players may not get their heroes IV on
time, or wont like heroes IV, they can still participate in
TOH under the heroes classic subtourney (though only
Homm4 games and tournaments will apply for TOH points and
SEASON IV BEGINS
developers have revealed that the game will feature a completely
new engine that will run in 800x600
as a minimum, and it will support resolutions of up to 1280x1024.
Although the game will still be two-dimensional like its
predecessors, it will feature significantly enhanced graphics.
The developer has re-examined everything in the game, and rather
than simply refine the elements of the previous games in the
series, Heroes IV has been completely
using several elements that the designers felt were critical to
the series. The New World representatives wouldn't tell us
anything further at the moment, but they promised to reveal some
more specific information later this year.
4 News and Info.
to the Future of TOH, and the sites' crisp new look :)
site will eventually grow on new news and info regarding
Heroes4, and will activate for registrations approximately a
month before Heroes 4 comes out. News and updates
regarding Homm4 will also be posted here.
* Take note that obviously most links are inactive, and this
page is a template for the final page forthcoming towards the
release of Homm4.
have suggestions or comments (no brainless ones please) contact
me via my email.
Finest Honor -
Season III [8/22]
players this season, besides being honorable have
shown the greatest comraderie, love for the game and
extreme honor in TOH, as well as being very active in
Season III: Lichking
They will be recognized as season one's finest,
recieving not only the award and prestige, but also a
copy of Heroes of Might and Magic IV
waiting at their door on the day of its release.
They join Zud,
as TOH's biggest heroes fans and the most honorable.
Others who should be mentioned, whom were a close
second in getting this award, and perhaps deserved it
just as much: Defreni, Titan_888, Maxym
Date of Heroes IV Confirmed
the game to be released mid to late January
so there is at least 5 months before we see it in our
will be a Heroes III Season IV TOH
to the fact that there will be 5 months of time before
release of homm4, TOH will have a FULL season IV on
the new TOH
This new automation will give players even more
personalization of their accounts and a chance to test
out the new site. Season III ends on the 5th,
Season IV begins on the 6th :)
III Veteran Ranking Transfer Awards
players with a certain point level will carry over
these medals/icons to season IV and Heroes IV ToH
depending on their rank at the end of TOH Season III
on Sept 5th.
Seasons' End date and Tournament News Update.
Season III will end and close on September
5th, 2001. There will be a period of closure,
about 1 week, in which TOH will move to the Heroes4 Site.
All lieutenants and higher rank will get the veteran
dragon/wyvern icons to carry over with them to heroes 4
TOH. Also, the player with the highest TOH points will win
the War Cluster, which will also carry over to
TOH record. All tournaments will end by
this date, with exception of Divisions,
which will continue to the date of release of Homm4.
Kings of Random and Tacticians'
Corner Tournaments are near closure and finals.
Grandmasters is nearing Round 3.
Clan Finals are in Round 2, with 4
Cadets tournament is finally over,
with Vali3_tip and Undead_Knight tied to 1st place.
Player Statistics - Season III.
to new volunteer Darxion, we have a tally of TOH active players
in Season III as of 7/15/2001:
769 Inactives (season
I, II players who arent playing season III)
Totalling 2618 Season III active
players, or 3367 including inactive
Registered players exceed 10,000 in number, but is irrelevant
since many register and never actually play and should never be
used as a measure of activity. Heroes4 TOH activity is
predicted to be 5 times this, and
therefore the need for more advanced automation, or the
volunteers will have no life :)
11, 2001. [8/9]
the rumors of 'when homm4 is being
released?' Electronics boutique now is taking
preorders for the game, and its slated for release on November
11, 2001. How realistic is this date? More probable
than a September, October or January release!
of Delay in Homm4. [8/5]
has it (word from CEO of 3D0) that Heroes IV may be delayed
until January 2002 or later.
Is it due to an unfinished product, or the fact that
Civilization III, Shadowbane, Dungeon Siege, Pool of Radiance II
are all coming out in fall, and it would be way too much
in Seasons' End.
we approach the end of the TOH season III upon the release of
HommIV, it is an Honor to see several players whom have shown
outstanding honor and comraderie in the heroes community.
These 9 players are: Buck, Troelsen,
and Dargon. They all recieve
Honor Medals -- expect to play a fun and honorable game with
Heroes IV Movies
& Interview with Producer of Heroes IV. [7/25]
interview with Jeff Blattner, producer of Heroes IV:
Opening Heroes IV cutscene with the destruction of Erathia,
Interview with Jeff Blattner, click Here.
Information video on the creatures of Homm4, click Here.
Information video on the heroes of Homm4, click Here.
Information video on the skill system of Homm4, click Here.
Information video on the castles & seiges of Homm4, click Here.
TOH Discussion Topics - TOH Message Board. [7/3]
Discussion Topics have been posted on the TOH
Message Board, I recommend that all TOH players post
opinions and ideas relevant to their interests in TOH.
What is discussed there will undoubtedly reflect in how Heroes
4 TOH will continue to follow the tradition of the
Tournament of Honor.
that will carry over to HeroesIV
-All veteran Dragon/Wyvern
Icons from all 3 seasons, so essentially some players will start
with up to 3 medals in Heroes IV. Ex-war cluster
holders, MVP medalists, clan finals victors and divisions finals
victors will also carry over special icons.
-Division prestige and
histories - The divisions of Heroes III will therefore have a
head start in Heroes IV (though there will be signifcant rules
changes, and the addition of player RPG elements for
Legionnaires and higher rank). Only former
captains/generals of these divisions may attempt to reopen them
-Heroes I, II, III subtournament
within the HeroesIV site for the nostalgic or those who will be
slow in getting HeroesIV or dont want it.
-All Heroes III ToH history,
rankings, old news, top 100 lists will be
available to access.
-Automation will be improved
from what we have now, and ToH
moved to a new server, to help support the ten-fold increase in
-Hall of Shame is reset, but
so are the medals of honor.
of Absence till July 4th
(Vesuvius) and Melissa
will not be available for the next 4 weeks. Our wedding
date is June 16th, and will be in Maui for our
honeymoon. Any attempts made by me to access a
computer and do ToH updates will be halted by an angry
Melissa. So the following volunteers (or any
veteran online) should be contacted regarding any
- For all honor and dispute issues.
- For all division material, though no new campaigns or
divisions can be opened until July (something I can only
update). Anything else that might be 'too important'
wait until I get back :)
it on the Captain..... Division Finals [5/29]
a Captain decides to run a divsion,
that Captain is responsible for
his/her players; when a campaign is decided, they must know of
their recruits' activity, and must notify the administrator
of forefits, wins
and losses in a campaign.
Expect a campaign to be disbanded
if the Captain neglects to inform the Adminstrator of campaign
updates past the deadline. This is the responsibility
aspect of running a division. If a recruit feels they are
not being useful in a division, make a request to an active
division captain and join an active responsible division...
there are many great division captains out there.
Division Finals..... there will be a division final,
similar to the clan finals starting June 30th, but held in
September 2001. It will support the largest awards TOH has
ever offered, including free copies of Heroes IV. More
details later in the summer. Some of the divisions'
prestige does carry over to Heroes IV.
and Chinese Players.
Microsoft gaming zone is a forum, where anything can be said
without repercussions. There has been a lot of
anti-chinese commentary on there and it is in poor taste.
TOH gaming is not reflective of world politics, and we should
keep it that way; If anything, the Chinese
players as a whole are a very honorable
bunch whose natural skill at heroes takes some people by
News Updates & Cash Prizes. [5/18]
to Russia/FC_SP111 who wins
the nations tourney after it started in Summer of 2000.
He wins the ToH Nations World Conquerors' plaque,
and a $300 (!) cash prize.
Progo, Copper_Head1, Unknow Hero, Dmitriy, Youri,
Trimurti, Vex, Damablanca, Ben, T_Drakon, Ugas_velikiy,
Toy win the TOH Nations Continental Powers
of which, a new page with a new button on the right has
been created to keep track of all the cash prizes
that have been given out in ToH. Or visit the page
Tacticians Tournament, supported by Vazelin and
Phantom1500, is a lighter version of Casualties
of War, and hence easier to maintain.
Veterans say it can be a lot of fun.... Open for
clans are running strong, with fierce competition
for the top 8 positions. All clan games end on June
30th, when the finals begin. Clan leaders
may choose to purchase artifacts
for their clan by June 20th; they will be unavailable
after that point.
Divisions are popping up, with numerous campaigns
in progress. Divisions is the best way to get
up the ranks, and will be continuous till the
season end upon the release of Heroes 4. New
players to ToH who want to experience fierce competition
and recognition should join any division that may be
open by contacting the captain
or general of that
of May 25-27th
Getting Married June 16th
Chance for a hot seat
before Melissa moves in!
by Vesuvius; will be
held at my large apartment in
Phoenix, Arizona. Several
players already confirmed,
the more the better!
living in California
and Arizona should attend.
From as early as Friday to
as late as Monday players
are welcome to come visit.
Food & lodging
From June 10th to 26th, I
will be away for my wedding
with Melissa and our trip to
Maui and our honeymoon.
If anyone did not know,
Melissa lives and studies in
Philadelphia, but will move
in with me in July.
surprise to me, Melissa is
looking at a possible after-
wedding heroes party!?!
around June 18th in
Philadelphia, email her for
if interested. If enough
players decide to attend, it
Pages Re-Modeled and Updated.
Divisions, the core tournament structure for ToH, has been
given a new look and a more user friendly setup; all matters
regarding divisions are emailed to Vesuvius. Divisions
will be the main TOH tournament for the rest of the season, with
most of the focus towards its growth especially when the clan
seasons end in July.
of Might and Magic... Coming Soon.
3D0 is preparing a two-level demo that will be released
before Legends hits retail. the PC specifications for
Legends will be reasonable: According to the latest from
3DO, users will need a 300 mhz Pentium II or faster PC,
at least a 16 mb 3D graphics accelerator and 64 mb ram
-- though 128 mb ram will be recommended. In Legends,
gamers can create their own character from six different
classes and battle through four unique worlds to stop a
madman who has stumbled upon the secret of the Gate of
Anduran -- a machine that can transcend space and time
and allow travel between the worlds of the Might and
Magic universe. People must search for and obtain four
ancient and powerful magical artifacts that will lead
them to a face-to-face confrontation with this opponent.
Online sessions will feature up to six people
co-operating to complete the main scenario, with each
person controlling the development of their own
character. Legends will also come with a random
adventure generator and pre-made adventures that people
can complete alone or with others.
on pictures to the left for larger screenshots--)
New Advanced ToH
and cash prizes. [3/17]
This will be the new permanent TOH message board, with specific
controls to eliminate/ban spammers and make it a more productive
message board. In other news, Kings
tournament will have a $70
prize, and a $30
dollar second prize; and $100
to the Assault
IV screenshot. [3/1]
The month of March is supposedly the month that a
significant set of info on Homm4 will be released with
screenshots to tantalize us heroes addicts. 3DO
will not attend the E3 expo, but a lot of their
unveiling of homm4 will be via gaming sites and TOH.
on photo to
the right for a larger image, and speculation on
what those structures are?
For more details on homm4 in the future, visit the homm4
ToH and Heroes
III - 2 year anniversary :))))
feeling came over when I discovered backup disks of TOH
when it fit on one 1.4 meg floppy.... 2 years ago.
It was March
and with only 50 players ranked, 10 players on the hall
of fame, and the hall of shame or the honor council
didnt even exist. Click
on the photo to the right to visit the whole site as it
was on that day with fully active links. You can
see who has been in TOH for 2 years and still actively
on picture above to
visit TOH two years ago!
(Most links are still active)
By April of 1999 we had our 1.2
patch which eliminated the gremlin
creation of a Hall
in June, to Zud becoming the heroes addict
madman in August, and the great Armageddons
expansion pack in September. October brought the banning
and other small maps, and the introduction of the Honor
with imagemaps (Season I)
making it convenient for users in 6-1999
The year 2000 brought in Season II, an entirely new look
for TOH and the introduction of the Clan
system to compete with the Divisions.
By february 5-10 different tournaments were occuring
simultaneously, and the Shadow
expansion pack was introduced. April was a great
moment, when automation
took the place of manual TOH rankings updates, and saved
a many few grey hairs for all involved in updating, and
the move to bring TOH from its orignal 'Simyar'
site to its own TOHeroes.com
Tournament expands with many links
and breaks over 10,000 players in season 2
Good: Congratulations to Shamon,
for the latest recipients of the Honor
this season, whom represent the ideal in comraderie and
sportmanship of what all TOH players should be.
Bad: We have two players who were removed from TOH, who have
come back under different handles; Flamingo,
who is playing under the guise of Faradey,
and Killa Bee,
who is playing as Delirious_Genie.
Instead of booting them again, they will keep their records
under these new handles, but recieve the skull icon next to
their names, and be limited to select tournaments.
Better to know who you are playing and choose to play them at
your own risk.
under probation for cheating is will return but also with a
skull icon next to his handle. Damm_Phoenix
both get cherries for ultraheavy newbie plebekilling, and start
losing 100 points for every future plebe kill. Most
players should not worry about playing plebes but be welcomed to
playing them. But when nearly all of your points are
racked up from plebekilling, expect the cherry and more good
shut down.... submission of ideas.
Due to the work overload of supporting CoW and several
inadequacies of the map editor along with a couple of errors,
the Casualties of War has been disbanded. TOH policy- if
it doesnt work well, shut it down. In the future
(homm4) with better map editors and more serious automation such
an undertaking would be more realistic.
However, beyond the hardcore TOH clans and divisions, and the
crossroads/warlords subtourneys, I am asking the TOH
innovative ideas on a fresh but simple
available to all TOH players, which would continue in several
cycles to end of season christmas 2001 when heroes 4 arrives.
Submit any concepts or ideas to Vesuvius.
Also: The TOH spanish mirror has been replaced/re-linked to a
spanish tournament which can also be visited here.
FYI - In the
Winloss reporting, we do read the comments :) [2/20]
When you submit a win or loss report, the comments you place
into the box below are read, by Catalysis, Vesuvius, and Deth8.
Take a look
at how they are emailed to us for review. This sample is a
small exerpt from the 2/20 report, and certain sensitive
information has been edited out (which helps us identify fake
Update...and some news on 3DO.
Congratulations to Adin777
for making it to 1st place in Battlefest, GrandElf
for 2nd, and Frank & Dagmund
for 3rd place. In other news,
3D0 is reducing staff,
however, their main game projects like Heroes IV remain intact
"We're full speed ahead on all of our announced
Congratulations for good
effort to Eliogabalus of Norway,
Slow_worm of Germany and
Amazon_king of Brazil who
singlehandedly took their countries to the final 5. Great job
and play on! As for Nations we are down to the final 2 countries
- Canada (Jb239, Frank, Yawacko,
Pandora) and Russia (Antal,
FC_SP111). The survivors will rule the world.
Those who are married or romantically inclined, put down
that heroes game and have some fun. Those married to
Vault article by Jennifer Bullard, associate designer of Heroes
do you want to be a game designer?"
Not heroes related, however Jennifer
Bullard, associate designer for 3DO's upcoming Heroes of
Might & Magic IV, asks the perennial question: So you
want to be a game designer? Her answer can serve as your guide
into the industry.
Read it here.
reading for most of you, and crucial reading for a few of you:
matter of Life and Death'
by Michael Wolf.
In this excellent and serious article Michael explores the realm
of online obsession and the anonymity of the internet.
When you tell someone you love that you cant spend time with
them because you must play your TOH game, you need to step back
from your pastime. Read it here.
tournament set up by ToH coordinator Kreszantas.
Takes several popular tournament elements into a varied
Divisons and Clans: Clanleaders and Division
leaders continue to set up wars and campaigns, campaign medals
page updated. All clanpages are full,
therefore inactive clans will be disbanded
in a few
weeks to allow fresh applications.
you ever want your portrait in Heroes3?
Visit this site, www.multimania.com/modhomm3/
where a group of talented players have designed programs to
allow you to edit and import certain things like hero portraits,
items and creatures.
News Update. [1/22]
games count for TOH points as well! It has been this way
since the beginning of seasonIII, but there has been some
confusion lately with players not reporting their clan games to
Notice that the skeleton
philosophy is wiped out, and there is a new clan philosophy, Elementalists
(original elemental philosophy has been renamed conflux
philosophy). If that aint a good clan I dont know what is.
must refresh your clanpages on some broswers to get the new
image map to replace the old one with right links!
Clans Grand Arena:
The one and only mass clan
for this season, bring forth your best player to
WinLoss Reports Maps List: Notice when you submit
report now, all the maps that are on TOH
maps page are
listed. Report the right map when you play to get credit!
600,000: Whomever who enters the site and happens
to screencapture being the 600,000th
visit the site gets a bonus hero
ToH activity: Opposite
of what I had predicted, with the 2 years of ToH and Heroes3
passed, the activity
levels in TOH have increased
(!) not decreased, and occasionally zone
can be seen with as many as 120 players at any time.
Awards, and Maps Submissions/Rating
that the Menu Bar above now reads Submit/Rate
Map (a new
ToH feature) - ToH
(for posting messages/discussions) - Player
(Removed find player button on sidebar).
A Maps site, part of ToH is for players to submit
and rate maps,
and is linked both on top as well as on the maps mainpage.
to recipients of new Honor medals: Sir_Tiger,
Erathia and Arteman.
They represent the best of what TOH is supposed to be about,
Honor, Respect, and Heroes Addiction. Andiangelslayer
are now new
members of the Honor Council, replacing Pandora
All Cadets-Sergents Tournament is open for registrations,
for any non-veteran player (no dragons/wyverns on ranking) under
The Addicts tournament is complete, and Raider
wins 1st, Rashjones
2nd, and Lastplace
in last place.
Casualties of War tournament will be open for
registrations on January 30th, with new
Do not attempt to register for it until January 30th, the
current page does not reflect the new revamped CoW.
ToH Clans will have a Grand
at an undetermined date, clanleaders interested in participating
or submitting a member to represent their clan, contact
Vesuvius. Successful arena victors will take the goods to
their clan :)
Divisions are now fully active, and will grow to become
the core tournament for TOH as the season rolls on; and will be
the only continuous tournament till end of season when ToH
becomes Heroes IV - only.
Updates made to Hall
players listed), and Veterans
now has 450+
games played in ToH!)
Greystole, Reanimator and
Vesuvius in Hawaii,
each holding their favourite version of Heroes 3.
New Years, nearly 2 years of Heroes III :-)
everyone had a nice holiday; It seems that even with the
age of Heroes3, it remains pretty popular, at least
among addicts. It is quite impressive, for there
are many other games that may surpass heroes3 in
popularity, but the interest in them is not timeless
like Heroes of Might and Magic. WIth Heroes4
coming out in approximately one year, we can expect some
preliminary teasers and screenshots pretty soon, perhaps
In other news the Casualties
tournament begins for registrations on the 30th.
Serious TOH players interested in helping out for the
CoW tournament please contact Vesuvius. I am also
looking for suggestions to tweak the rules/purchases for
CoW before we begin. Jinxer will now take
care of Clan Rankings from now on.
are you up to for the Holidays?
a nice holiday, whether it be family and friends, or
some extra time into massive heroes sessions. I
will be away from December 23 to January 9th, so please
contact other volunteers for any problems or specific