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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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GoSailing
EEH Seraph
posted 02-10-07 04:29 PM EDT (US)     26 / 39       
Why not just make me a seraph?

"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
Blood Phoenix
HG Angel
posted 02-11-07 11:21 AM EDT (US)     27 / 39       
Goodbye EH.

B L O O D P H O E N I X
Lurking at HG since 2004
YaRiTe
Member
posted 02-11-07 06:06 PM EDT (US)     28 / 39       

Quoted from Gordon Farrell:

My own hope is that Rick Goodman will resurface on the design scene with "Empires 2"

Ditto!! Hopefully no other top games will be released around the same time.



Matthew 5:11
Yellow 13
Member
posted 02-11-07 07:44 PM EDT (US)     29 / 39       
Theres going to be an E: DotMW 2?
Gordon Farrell
VIP
posted 02-11-07 08:09 PM EDT (US)     30 / 39       
Not that I know of. It's just wistful thinking.

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 02-11-07 10:27 PM EDT (US)     31 / 39       
Maybe if we take Rick Goodman hostage...hmmm...

EDIT: Since I can't reply to the last post, I figured I'd just add this: *cry*


"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

[This message has been edited by Brandon Rebuga (edited 02-12-2007 @ 11:40 PM).]

_o0XxX0o_
Member
posted 02-11-07 10:47 PM EDT (US)     32 / 39       
Sorry to see it go. It's obvious, trigger rot caused the ultimate demise of EDMW. The unfixible spontaneous misfiring of triggers, +80% of my total work was abandoned due to this infuriating phenomenon.

I had a lot of fun working on this game inparticular.

Goodbye, and live forever.


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Rotaretilbo
Member
(id: Brandon Rebuga)
posted 02-12-07 02:03 AM EDT (US)     33 / 39       
I must say, there were several glitches that contributed. Trigger rot was one, but that glitch where the game randomly spends several hundred million of each resource on any research and if you don't stop the research you can't build anything because you now have negative resources was pretty damned annoying too. And the out of synch error that would sometimes occur wasn't much fun either.

"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
GoSailing
EEH Seraph
posted 02-12-07 10:14 AM EDT (US)     34 / 39       
Goodbye everybody... but the fact that I'm posting on Monday morning has peaked my interest. Have we dodged a bullet (I doubt it) or is the archiver late?

"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
Field Marshal BM
Member
posted 02-12-07 12:18 PM EDT (US)     35 / 39       

Quote:

Goodbye everybody... but the fact that I'm posting on Monday morning has peaked my interest. Have we dodged a bullet (I doubt it) or is the archiver late?


I too am scratching my head a bit on this one. Though it's probably just a delay


.::|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 02-12-07 04:15 PM EDT (US)     36 / 39       
Well I hope the archiver is very late. What I'd like better is if the archiver never came.
akafinland
Member
posted 02-12-07 05:23 PM EDT (US)     37 / 39       
Damn, right when I decide to join these forums I hear that its going down

Empires is like the best game ever (not kidding)
Every civ had individual units and stuff

Sucks that it is over


EDIT: hooray! Empires is back up and running!

[This message has been edited by akafinland (edited 10-09-2008 @ 09:25 AM).]

GoSailing
EEH Seraph
posted 02-12-07 06:31 PM EDT (US)     38 / 39       
There are new forums that you are welcome to. Here is the link. http://rotaretilbo.proboards22.com/These forums are Brandon Rebuga'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
Zen
Ghost
(id: Angel Zen)
posted 02-12-07 10:35 PM EDT (US)     39 / 39       
Thank you for visiting Empires Heaven; the site is now archived.

Zen
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