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Talon Karrde
Member
posted 02-08-07 04:24 PM EDT (US)         
Empires Heaven began full of promise; it featured the second game from the talented bunch of people at SSSi and it attracted the attentions of a goodly number of the best designers Heavengames has ever played host to, designers like Kor/Derfel Cadarn, Andrew/Mechstra, iNtRePiD, Gordon Farrell and Hank. In the early days this promise seemed to be fulfilled, as forum parties occurred every Saturday and, though the design community was a small one, a disproportionally large amount of scenario design projects were made and a good few entered into Empires Heaven's top rated. Empires was a brilliant game and Empires Heaven was staffed by good people, yet somehow it slowly became less and less active. SSSi stopped supporting the game and people began drifting away. This trend has continued to this very day, as only a couple of die-hards post regularly and even then, generally only in the community forum. Thus, it is time for Empires Heaven to close. Compared to some other Heavens, it had had a short life; yet its life was that of a flare. At its height, it burned brightly and with vigor before slowly becoming dimmer and dimmer, until, now, it is finally being extinguished.

I'd to thank all the previous staff who've worked here at Empires Heaven for their contribution, either when I was only a forummer myself or during my own time as a staff member here. These fine people include Seraphs Park and intrepid, Angel CenturionZ_1 and Cherubs AntiAmi and _o0XxX0o_. Also, I must thank the great community that Empires Heaven had, and especially those few die-hards that remain for their fanaticism.

So what happens now? The site will be archived over the weekend, rendering the downloads and forums read-only. This is the farewell thread.


Bah.
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NAT
Banned
posted 02-08-07 05:50 PM EDT (US)     1 / 39       
Always sad to see a heaven go.
RTEHistDesign
Member
posted 02-08-07 07:16 PM EDT (US)     2 / 39       
I for one will miss this heaven greatly as it was the only one that I contributed any great deal of time to. Empires as a game is the greatest RTS to ever be created in my opinion. It did have its problems but all games do. I have fond memories of this heaven with the forum parties on Saturdays and the recorded game section which has always taken up much of my time . Well farewell to all who continued to visit or at least stopped by from time to time to say hi. It was a great run!

Regards,

RTE

[This message has been edited by RTEHistDesign (edited 02-08-2007 @ 07:17 PM).]

Gordon Farrell
VIP
posted 02-08-07 08:33 PM EDT (US)     3 / 39       
Talon, your eulogy is articulate, touching, and right on the money. Empires is a great game. I recently showed clips from it to my game design students at New York Univerisity and they were impressed with it even now, four years after its launch.

Back in 2003, I myself set out with great excitement, tremendously empowered by this beautiful game and its powerful editor, to create what I hoped would a series of remarkable scenarios. Well... I got one of them done! Unfortunately my professional responsibilities got in the way of dedicating the kind of time to Empires that I wanted.

Although I wasn't able to build any more levels for Empires, I was privileged to interact with a smart, inspiring, dedicated group of top notch gamers and mod makers. And that, in the end, is always the best part of participating in a Heavens Games community.

See you folks around Heaven!


President and Creative Director, Alternate Worlds (2011 - present) http://alternate-worlds.com/
Lead Writer, Reverie World Studios, (2008 - present)
Director of Voice Acting, Reverie World Studios, (2014 - present)

[This message has been edited by Gordon Farrell (edited 02-08-2007 @ 08:34 PM).]

GoSailing
EEH Seraph
posted 02-08-07 08:42 PM EDT (US)     4 / 39       
I'm at a loss for words, even though we all knew it was happening sooner or later. I dont know why, but the biggest bummer to me is that Phalanx Palooza will be archived uncompleted...

"It seems to me the humour of Sails is so dry you could strike a match on it and it would be the humour that caught fire." - Friend of Old
Alex
(VIP) Reverie World Studios
(id: pEpsIdUDe_123)
posted 02-08-07 08:45 PM EDT (US)     5 / 39       
But Phalanx Palooza is at RaFH.

Rotaretilbo
Member
(id: Brandon Rebuga)
posted 02-08-07 09:29 PM EDT (US)     6 / 39       
*utter dispair* (I'm so sad I can't remember how dispair is spelled...dispare...dispair...no idea)

"Also, I'm no clearer on what WIFOM is really, although I gather it's something to do with Thymole being gay..." -Sassenach
"I don't lie in my claims and I don't intend to." -WeeMicky
"OH MY GOD A DINOSAUR" -Peter Fallon
Field Marshal BM
Member
posted 02-08-07 09:55 PM EDT (US)     7 / 39       
I don't know what to say, a horrible gut wrenching feeling has come over me What will we do if one of us ever makes a scenario? We can host it but how will we know?
It's horrible that we can't finish the two swords in either, we were so close
I think we should all post our current emails and screennames from MSN, AIM and skype if you have it.

Mine is

Email: Aragorn_orcslayr@fastmail.us

AIM: Aragorn Orcslayr

MSN: spbluhm@hotmail.com

Skype: ah fudge I can't remeber now


If anyone has somwhere all the hardcore fans can hang out such as a forum or what not please post a link.


And for the farewell:

It has been a wonderfull journey, this was my first forum ever and i learned so much here. I thank everyone who played my campaigns and missions and left feedbacks. I thank all who contributed with everything, scenarios, tricks etc. It's been a wonderfull time and I wish all the best in everyones empires undertakings.

for the last time,

Matt


I feel like crying


.::|Empires|::.
.::| The Battle for Berlin|4.6|Trench Warfare|4.4|::.

"I fear we have awakened a sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible resolve."-Admiral Yamamoto, Commander of the Japanese Fleet attacking Pearl Harbor.

[This message has been edited by Field Marshal BM (edited 02-08-2007 @ 09:56 PM).]

nav
Member
(id: nav_2004)
posted 02-08-07 10:49 PM EDT (US)     8 / 39       
This is sad news, but it has been inevitable for some time.

While I can't say as I have been an integral part of the strategy or design communities, I have enjoyed my stay in the Community Forum. I know that it is this forum's time, but I will be a little disappointed to take this out of my internet routine now.

This is my last post in this Heaven. Goodbye, Empires Heaven, and all of you connected to it. It's been a good ride, and I've enjoyed my stay.


--nav




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Rotaretilbo
Member
(id: Brandon Rebuga)
posted 02-08-07 10:53 PM EDT (US)     9 / 39       
I can modify my site (http://rotaretilbo.proboards38.com to have a section for displaced EH forumers.

"Also, I'm no clearer on what WIFOM is really, although I gather it's something to do with Thymole being gay..." -Sassenach
"I don't lie in my claims and I don't intend to." -WeeMicky
"OH MY GOD A DINOSAUR" -Peter Fallon
Field Marshal BM
Member
posted 02-08-07 11:02 PM EDT (US)     10 / 39       

Quote:

I can modify my site ( http://rotaretilbo.proboards38.com to have a section for displaced EH forumers.

That would be great


.::|Empires|::.
.::| The Battle for Berlin|4.6|Trench Warfare|4.4|::.

"I fear we have awakened a sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible resolve."-Admiral Yamamoto, Commander of the Japanese Fleet attacking Pearl Harbor.
PrivateClark
Member
posted 02-08-07 11:21 PM EDT (US)     11 / 39       
GoSailing
EEH Seraph
posted 02-09-07 00:33 AM EDT (US)     12 / 39       
See I'm at such a loss of words that I thought of a wrong OT community thread... I meant the 2 spams inn, I mean 2 Swords Inn

Email: saiingrules8888@yahoo.com (preferably, but I check hotmail also)

AIM: GoSailingNOW8888 and/or Patrick Roteman (add Patrick or both, but not only GoSailing)

MSN: sailingrules8888@hotmail.com

Skype: GoSailing (don't use skype to often)


"It seems to me the humour of Sails is so dry you could strike a match on it and it would be the humour that caught fire." - Friend of Old

[This message has been edited by GoSailing (edited 02-09-2007 @ 01:02 AM).]

Talon Karrde
Member
posted 02-09-07 08:21 AM EDT (US)     13 / 39       

Quote:

Talon, your eulogy is articulate, touching, and right on the money. Empires is a great game. I recently showed clips from it to my game design students at New York Univerisity and they were impressed with it even now, four years after its launch.

Back in 2003, I myself set out with great excitement, tremendously empowered by this beautiful game and its powerful editor, to create what I hoped would a series of remarkable scenarios. Well... I got one of them done! Unfortunately my professional responsibilities got in the way of dedicating the kind of time to Empires that I wanted.

Although I wasn't able to build any more levels for Empires, I was privileged to interact with a smart, inspiring, dedicated group of top notch gamers and mod makers. And that, in the end, is always the best part of participating in a Heavens Games community.

See you folks around Heaven!


thank you, and I totally agree. the community, while it lasted, was one of the best I've ever been part of.

Bah.
Rotaretilbo
Member
(id: Brandon Rebuga)
posted 02-09-07 05:32 PM EDT (US)     14 / 39       
Woops! http://rotaretilbo.proboards22.com

Email: brebuga4@gmail.com
MSNIM: brebuga4@gmail.com
YIM: brebuga4
Xfire: rotaretilbo


"Also, I'm no clearer on what WIFOM is really, although I gather it's something to do with Thymole being gay..." -Sassenach
"I don't lie in my claims and I don't intend to." -WeeMicky
"OH MY GOD A DINOSAUR" -Peter Fallon
Field Marshal BM
Member
posted 02-09-07 06:09 PM EDT (US)     15 / 39       
Thanks for that section brandon. When the heaven is archived you'll find me there

.::|Empires|::.
.::| The Battle for Berlin|4.6|Trench Warfare|4.4|::.

"I fear we have awakened a sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible resolve."-Admiral Yamamoto, Commander of the Japanese Fleet attacking Pearl Harbor.
Yellow 13
Member
posted 02-09-07 06:17 PM EDT (US)     16 / 39       
I'll always remember when I got Empires: Dawn of the Modern World. It is a great game and I will continue to play it. I am new to these heavens and am wondering if the heaven can be reopened after it's closure? Now that I remember E: DotMW was one of my first PC games.

[This message has been edited by Yellow 13 (edited 02-09-2007 @ 06:18 PM).]

Confused Soldier
Member
posted 02-09-07 06:39 PM EDT (US)     17 / 39       
OMG.
Farewell good 'le Heaven.

Nothing is going to replace this site.


I think I wet myself...
Rotaretilbo
Member
(id: Brandon Rebuga)
posted 02-09-07 08:59 PM EDT (US)     18 / 39       
ZOMG!!!!! CS IS ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Also, I'm no clearer on what WIFOM is really, although I gather it's something to do with Thymole being gay..." -Sassenach
"I don't lie in my claims and I don't intend to." -WeeMicky
"OH MY GOD A DINOSAUR" -Peter Fallon
Yellow 13
Member
posted 02-09-07 09:22 PM EDT (US)     19 / 39       
My screen names are:

Yahoo: tim61495

AIM: tim61495

MSN: tim61495@hotmail.com

ICQ: 457963308

I rarely ever check AIM, ICQ, and MSN mail. I usually check yahoo.

GoSailing
EEH Seraph
posted 02-09-07 09:50 PM EDT (US)     20 / 39       
I guess I'll post mine then... I thought nobody used Yahoo!
sailingrules8888@yahoo.com (is the @yahoo.com part of it?)

"It seems to me the humour of Sails is so dry you could strike a match on it and it would be the humour that caught fire." - Friend of Old
Yellow 13
Member
posted 02-09-07 10:49 PM EDT (US)     21 / 39       
No the @yahoo.com isnt part of it.
GoSailing
EEH Seraph
posted 02-09-07 11:33 PM EDT (US)     22 / 39       
OK. At what time is the forum being archived? I hope that it isn't 12 AM... We are nearly done with Two Swords Inn, but the half hour left isn't enough!!!

"It seems to me the humour of Sails is so dry you could strike a match on it and it would be the humour that caught fire." - Friend of Old
GoSailing
EEH Seraph
posted 02-09-07 11:41 PM EDT (US)     23 / 39       
Sorry forget this post. I was giving a link to a different refugee but just use Brandon's.

"It seems to me the humour of Sails is so dry you could strike a match on it and it would be the humour that caught fire." - Friend of Old

[This message has been edited by GoSailing (edited 02-10-2007 @ 00:28 AM).]

Gordon Farrell
VIP
posted 02-10-07 11:53 AM EDT (US)     24 / 39       
Yellow 13: Empire Earth Heaven was re-opened several months after being archived, due to renewed player interest. My own hope is that Rick Goodman will resurface on the design scene with "Empires 2" and this site will come roaring back to life!

But then I always was an out-of-control optimist...


President and Creative Director, Alternate Worlds (2011 - present) http://alternate-worlds.com/
Lead Writer, Reverie World Studios, (2008 - present)
Director of Voice Acting, Reverie World Studios, (2014 - present)
Rotaretilbo
Member
(id: Brandon Rebuga)
posted 02-10-07 11:57 AM EDT (US)     25 / 39       
I remember when we protested the archiving back then. They archived two forums and then Talon stepped in an volunteered to manage the site...maybe I could trick watchwood into aiding our cause...a plan is beginning to formulate!

"Also, I'm no clearer on what WIFOM is really, although I gather it's something to do with Thymole being gay..." -Sassenach
"I don't lie in my claims and I don't intend to." -WeeMicky
"OH MY GOD A DINOSAUR" -Peter Fallon
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