II of Heroes IV ToH [12/16/03]
It has been over a
year now, since the first Season of Homm4
ToH began. In the past, for Homm3
seasons, their lengths averaged 8
months. The extended season has been due to
less activity than what existed during the Heroes III
era. However, a new season will begin somewhere in
early February, depending
on the Caesar finals'
So what happens in a new
season? All points
and ranks are reset
to Recruit/1000pts, but all winloss records
remain, and all medals
stay. Players with ranks of Baron or higher will
also receive prestigious veteran icons, which
will carry over indefinitely.
The hope is, that once
Season II of H4 ToH comes to an end in 12-15 months from
now, Heroes V will be
around the corner :)
the Hall of Shame [12/05/03]
player whom started early in the Heroes 4 season,
quickly rose up in the ranks, and moved to be one of the
best players who participated in the Caesar
finals. However, it looks like the pressure to win
in the Caesars' finals was too much for him, and he
attempted to cheat by editing the
map to his advantage. So he has lost his
whole record, and everything he achieved in this
Council Update [11/14/03]
who was an honor council member for the past year in
Heroes4 ToH, has retired from heroes, and is now
replaced by Zud, who takes
over all duties Bobntamr had, joining up with the two
original Honor Council members, Deth8
these players will become the first Caesar of ToH
remaining, TC_Fear, The
Teacher, Gustn, Werewolf, Valkyrica
So whom do you think will win in the end?
Maps Added [9/28/03]
There are now 78
multiplayer-only maps on the Maps
Page. They are all well playtested by
many members, and so are all useful to play against
human opponents. Also, a new addition to our
Map Council - Thunder will be able to recieve
maps and review them for addition to the Maps Page.
Seasons' Highest Honor
- Most Valuable
ranks of Lichking, Zud and
select others, Targan
has been given ToH's most respected award.
Who is a Most Valuable Player?
Someone who absolutely loves
the game to serious addiction levels,
but also plays with respect
and honor to other players. In
Targans' case, he has had an absolutely
untarnished history of comraderie
and positive remarks from the community.
To Targan: You also recieve $100 in
Ebgames.com credit; contact the ToH admin for
past month, dozens of players were 'reviewed'
by peers and staff members for the MVP award,
and while Targan was selected amongst
this short list, these players may have been
just as deserving: Arangar,
Slugger, and Insatiable.
There are dozens
more who do not make the list here but have
shown to be great players with high honor and
a thank you goes out to all players who
participate for the love of the game.
Tournament - The Caesar
Players with 1500
point ranking or higher are invited to participate in a
grandfinals tournament to see who will win the most
prestigeous title of ToH's First Heroes 4 Season.
Go visit the Tournament
Page to see if you qualify, and plan to
account removed [8/29/03]
many will likely be very interested in this
case we are making this post to make all
aware and to read if you like.
Brave_Heart was a second account that
AzuredragonTM had created and had been playing
in addition to his AzuredragonTM account.
You can see our initial email to him here,
his reply here,
and our final decisions here.
-The Honor Council
UBI Soft Purchases the
Homm Franchise [8/16/03]
Anyone with the
knowledge of gaming publishers and distributors knows
that this is a good thing, UBI has produced some great
results in other franchises, and provides good
support. Its European based company can
give fresh fuel for a series that nearly died with
But with this excitement, comes the reality check:
Even if they do make a Heroes 5 or its variant, it would
be at least another 2 years
before it would be in our hands. So the gaming
community of H3 and H4 ToH must be patient,
and this tournament will continue
through this wait period to support online players.
Addict Madman Medal Stolen!
greatest heroes3 addict of all time, has taken
the Addict madman medal from Valkyrica, and
currently has 168 Heroes4 games played on
record. Congratulations to ToH's
ultimate madman. Check out Zud's play
record & history Here.
The True Face of a Madman
of Old X [7/25/03]
Any of you played
Heroes II will know that the music in homm2 for the
series was undoubtedly the best of all 4. So on
occasion we will post a music track for you to download
and listen to from Heroes 2, and Heroes 1 :)
(WMA file - not Mp3).
The last of the heroes1 town music is the Sorceress,
a long track with a cute and casual tune, that suited
the shining white walls and pretty scenery of the town's
Heroes 1 Sorceress Music - Download
Past Weeks' Music:
Heroes 1 Barbarian Music - Download
Heroes 1 Warlock Music - Download
Heroes 2 Necromancer Music - Download
Heroes 2 Sorceress Expansion Music - Download
Heroes 2 Good & Evil Music - Download
Heroes 2 Expansion Barbarian Town Music - Download
Heroes 1 Knight Town Music - Download
2 Grassy Terrain Music - Download
Heroes 2 Wizard Town music - Download
in the Act [6/13/03]
Here we see Aculias,
probably a little tipsy dancing while his
friends watch. Of course, these are the
times he decides to visit the Heroes
Community message board and start
typing! To see the latest photos of Heroes
players visit the player
A 1000 Words"
Death of Heroes?
has filed bankruptcy, its employees are
being fired, and their upcoming projects are
being shut down. With NWC cut off
from any future projects, we can only hope that
the Might & Magic franchise will be bought
by a reputable company like EA, and that a
future for HeroesV
may still exist.
From the beginning ToH did not follow the trend
of many sites' kissing up to 3D0 for handouts;
for our opinion of the company and its bogus
boss (2D0-imention thinking Trip
Hawkins) was that their operations
were bogus from the start. Take note
though that the boss Trip Hawkins does leave
and is set for life, no matter what happens to
3D0 and its employees who get the axe.
Will be Here, as Long as there Are Players
see the Irony in the picture
above? Though 3D0 may have killed NWC, and
then died with it, ToH
has stood the test of time, and will be
here, as long as there are Heroes3
and Heroes4 players to support.
Multiplayer Maps Added [5/23/03]
totaling 65 unique multiplayer maps each with
their own style of gameplay. Try some of
the latest maps playtested on ToH.
V -- From The Founder
Jon Van Caneghem was
interviewed at the E3, and the most relevant multiplayer
details from this interview
is listed below:
- It is interesting to
see JVC talk about homm4, it looks like he
really did not like it. And in reality, he
was farthest from that project compared to homm1-3.
Its also nice to see that his wife had so much to do
with the game.
- Looks like homm5
will be a lot more tactical, less RPG, and
from what he seems to be detailing in the interview,
this game may bind homm4 and homm3 players together.
- JVC: 'I feel like I
owe it to the fans, to bring back Heroes the way it
was, as opposed to what it kind of evolved into'
-This is good to hear.
- Looks like 6 town
types have been confirmed, so similar to homm3.
Mention of 'Titans & Giants' also can mean that
the 'creature upgrade' method of homm3 is there too.
- Rumor becoming fact:
Homm5 will have no heroes participating on the
battlefield like in homm4.
- Of course, Homm5
ToH will be there, and it would be nice to see
all the homm3 and homm4 vet icons carry over for
some of those veterans who have been participating
in ToH for over 4 years now.
Call to Hot Seat in Phoenix [5/8/03]
you planning to come to the Hot Seat weekend
in Phoenix (June 13-18), please contact Vesuvius
to confirm that you are coming!
Team Tournament Open For Registration [4/28/03]
Through ToH members'
requests, a ToH
Alliance tournament is now open for
registration for all Footman ranked players an above.
Those who wish to participate in this will need a lot of
free time on their hands!
to the Speeddeamon Grandmaster [4/12/03]
grandfinals pitting Valkyrica vs Gustn in
speedeamon leaves Gustn
winning 2-0. He wins the title of
Speedeamon Grandmaster, and will recieve a
copy of Heroes V, whenever that is!
We can assume that Gustn clicks like a
freakshow and has a speedy computer.
Hail The First Emperor
Heroes3 and Heroes4 veteran, Hidden_Dragon
is now the first player to surpass 1900 points
and hold the rank of Emperor.
Addict Medal, with 122 games on record at this
moment, and is the new madman freakshow of ToH.
Heroes4 Addict Madmen of ToH
holder of the Addict Madman Medal is Bobntamr1,
who has exclusively held it since the
beginning of the season, and now has 120 games
to his record. However, Valkyrica,
is very close behind him, currently at 119
games to his record. Will Valkyrica
steal Bobntamr's addict madman status?
We should not discount Zud
either, who is currently at 115 games, and was
the addict madman titleholder for years in
The True Face of a Madman
In just a
matter of days, we will hit the 2 million
visitors mark. The player who manages to
most closely screencapture the 2,000,000 mark
gets a hero biscuit.
And the Winner
Enjoy your award :)
Tournament News [3/21/03]
Map Ratings &
Popularity updated and some new maps added.
The Hero tournament is now open, players may free challenge
others for hero points.
Clans continue their battles for the land of Axeoth, new
clan wars have been set up, lots of room for upcoming barons to
start new clans.
Call to Power is in round 2, three of these 12 semifinalists
will find themselves in the grandfinal, one to be directly
promoted to Legionnaire.
Speed Deamon semifinalists are matched up for round 2.
Warlords is currently dominated by Zud, with other
shieldholders ready for challenges.
V news and 3.0 Patch... Cool.
The very first
screenshots of Heroes V are posted on Celestial
Heavens, and they look interesting. It
is always exciting to see what is to come for the heroes
community, especially for us multiplayer fans.
There is also a 3.0 update
for Heroes IV, which fixes some minor bugs. It
does not unfortunately, fix the lengthy data transfer
and III Hot Seat in June
Any Heroes gamer is
welcome to Vesuvius & Melissa's
house in Phoenix, Arizona
between Friday June 13th through Wednesday June
18th. Lots of room, 3 computers ready to
fire up a multi-night heroes hot seat session. Food,
drink, and other goodies provided. Please contact
Vesuvius if interested in attending. Those in
California have no excuse... be there!
Four Years of
As of today, ToH has actively
been supporting heroes for 4 years now. About 50,000 games
and 4000 active members since its inception, ToH will be
here, as long as Heroes exists, in some form. For a
taste of the 'good old days' visit some of these pages:
- March 1999: What ToH looked like 4 years ago,
when it was first concieved. Notice the old rankings
page.... lot has changed since.
Rankings: See what the top records were for the
past 4 years, in the past 4 seasons of ToH.
III Hall of Fame: The ancient way of listing
prestige points, was a rankings page all of its own, now no
longer linked on ToH.
of ToH: Possibly the most ambitious tournament
for ToH, it had its strong points and weak points, the biggest
problem was managing something of this magnitude.
Classic and Titans
of ToH: During our long wait for Heroes4
multiplayer, we devised a tournament for the intermission, but
people wanted another real season of ToH.
Divisions: Eventually got blended in with
Clans, to become what Clans of Axeoth tournament is today.
Nations: Another ambitious project that did
have some sort of resolution, but extremely hard to manage.
Brought out national pride though.
One thing you can note from all this history, is that stuff
in ToH does not disappear or get deleted, so many of you who
have been here in the beginning can always look up your hard
earned history. For more history, if you are bored
inbetween long turns and transfer times, visit the Old
News page, which is the most thorough of ToH
history, from day one :)
Call to Power
Tournament Starting Soon [2/27/03]
Any aspiring footmen who have
not signed up should now, before the tournament begins.
Registered Players will be matched up on March 1st, and can
begin their Call
to Power. Remember, if you are ranked
1150 or higher, or do not have at least 4 games on record, you
cannot sign up.
A Clan Starts
to Dominate [2/18/03]
The Clan Unholy Alliance
now holds 5 adjacent lands of Axeoth, dominating a significant
portion of the mainland, and moves to a level 2 upgrade.
Besides having a strong team, they are also very active.
The clan leader Valkyrica
is harvesting the fruits of his success as their leader.
Still though, there are several other strong clans and new ones
on the rise that will contain their growth. See
their progress on this Tactical
Tournament News Update
Clans continue their
battles for the land of Axeoth, a dozen lands have already
Call to Power is now open for registration, footman ranked
Speed Deamon is open for registration, and players can
begin combat on February 20th.
Warlords is off to a slow start, but will remain an
active subtournament through to the end of the season, and
histories remain of all past victors.
The Hero will open later next month.
are Ready [2/7/03]
The first subtournament
opening today is Warlords,
a simple title holding tournament where players challenge
others for a prestigeous shield depending on rank. The
next two will open up next week:
Call To Power: Will allow newer
and weaker players in the Footman ranks get a chance to
participate in an elimination tournament with lots of glory
Speed Deamon: 1 minute turns turn
up the heat, and make longer games go faster, but only a few
will prevail. Games will have the rush of Warcraft of
Command & Conquer...
The Hero: A wildly popular
tournament where you have only your starting hero the entire
game, and if you lose it, you lose the game.
Heroes of War: Probably
will be the most active and addictive tournament, players
purchase heroes, spells, artifacts and creatures, and battle
it out on predesigned battlefields testing each others'
combinations. Winners move up and upgrade their armies for the
Notice: Extra Hero Movement [2/2/03]
of today, use of the "Extra
bug will be considered cheating. It is amazing that some
players would consider such a bug as "fair play"
without ever informing their opponent they are using game
-The Honor Council
So what kind of
subtournament of ToH would you like to find yourself
participating in? There is the Clans of Axeoth,
but we are looking to open up a smaller subtournament, such as
Heroes of War, The
Hero, Call to Power, and Domination:
Warlords. Which one would you prefer to see up
soon? Post your opinion on this thread.
Review of Gathering Storm
photo Page Updated!!!
There has been many
previews & reviews of this expansion pack, but
people want to know, is it worth getting if I am only
interested in multiplayer?
Well after playing it through and through....
The Campaigns are actually more interesting and fun
than H4 original to play, however nothing really new
or exciting is added beyond that to make the purchase
worth it. Only benefits to the multiplayer
map editor (easier to
patch (if you dont have it already).
So if you dont care about making maps, and have the
patch already, save your money, or at least
wait till they make another 'platinum edition' :)
I have updated the Player
Photo Page with dozens of new player photos
submitted by members. We now have over 500
photos posted since 1999! Submit your own if you
havent yet, or another one if you already have, there
is always room for more, especially players new to ToH
deadlines updated [1/12/03]
Axeoth wars are now updated with new
deadlines. Clan leaders and players observe them.
All clan ranks and awards updated as well.
Multiplayer Activity On the Rise - Observation [1/11/03]
that since Christmas, activity on Heroes4 ToH has gone up by
40%, and new players are signing up more than ever
before. Could it be that many got Homm4 for
Christmas? Or the holidays was homm4 time for the heroes
addicts? Whatever the case, its a good thing :)
Bobntamr1 (left) doesn't
realize that homm4 is out already and offers homm3 to
are you up to for the Holidays?
a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, make sure your new
years resolution involves heroes4. Melissa
& Vesuvius will be away from December 23 to January
9th, so please contact
for any problems or specific updates.
Maps Page update [12/10]
The Popularity Rating
Page now gets updated once a week, and counts the
actual number of times the specific map has been
played. As of 12/10, the most popular maps are
listed to the right. Notice though these
maps have been around the longest, so obviously more
people have had the chance to play them.
Maps/# of times played:
Dog Days 150
Borings' Mountain 130
Death Valley 100
Plains of Despair 100
Youri's Heart of Winter 100
If these Wall could Talk 75
Shallow be Thy Game 60