September 17, 2010 Posted @ 8:06 AM | Enginerd
AoW1 Released on Impulse and Gog

Many of you have already seen it but we want to highlight this breaking story and keep it here. Swolte reported out on the AoW2 newspage the following:

Wow, what is this...

It's like being thrown back in time several years. Developers posting on the forums, as well as enthusiasm about a new release!

Exciting times! As was announced by Arnout in the been awhile thread, Age of Wonders I, the digital rerelease, was coming 'soon'. And did it!! Today Age of Wonders, the original, is available again after all these years. Please see this thread for details.

Age of Wonders II as well as Shadow Magic will be available soon in the same places at Impulse and !


October 30, 2009 Posted @ 8:06 AM | Enginerd
Historic event: the first PBEM video of a complete match!

Written by Swolte on AoW2 and HG Main site

I think that never in the history of this game, a match has been recorded with such detail as the match between Enginerd and PawelS for the 2009 1v1 tournament.

You need to take a look at the interview and the video posted at the TNS show from October 29th here!
Enginerd has recorded each day of his match and edited into a YouTube video for all to see!

You are urged to leave comments regarding the video in the actual gamethread here. I think we are lucky that the match itself has been an exciting one as well. It shows some of the tough decisions you can be faced with when playing at a highly competitive level, and the numerous options the game provides to solve them.

July 19, 2009 Posted @ 2:40 PM | Enginerd
Security Breach

Angel Zen, HG's Chief Technology Officer, has confirmed a security breach of our servers which left virus-infected files in our database. At this time, we are not prepared to release any details as to the origin of the breach or the specific threat level, however we strongly recommend that that all users, particularly those who have accessed the site since 16 July, run deep virus scans, as well as a current spyware scanner such as Spybot Search & Destroy as there is a chance you may have been affected.

July 11, 2009 Posted @ 4:23 PM | Enginerd
AoW1 Summer News and Updates

It has been an amazing and eventful year thus far at AoW1. We’ve seen several new forummers come join us and they are participating in several games. We welcome the newcomers. If you haven’t had a chance to meet them be sure to say hello.

Have you ever wondered which race is the favorite out there...or which spell sphere... or which lvl 4 unit or level 1 tiles (who comes up with this stuff?!). Recently I found myself voting against the border tiles but there are so many to choose from. Several elimination games are nearing and end and a few new ones have started. You can vote once per day and support your favorite or eliminate the rest. You can go here for details.

Come join us at AoW1 Forums, it’s a blast!

March 15, 2009 Posted @ 9:48 PM | Enginerd
AoW1 Needs Your Help, All Forum Members Needed to Vote!

You've waited long enough... The maps were made a couple months ago... Our expert panel has now made their comments... And they are very interesting reads! But we need your help, we need every forum member to go Vote! That's right, read through the comments, check out the map, play it a bit and Vote! That's right... just give it a score, we need your input here.. 7 Maps were submitted in two different themes for the Winter Holiday Mapmaking Competition. Some really good maps, check them out.

And... if you're bored and want to see another exciting tournament just come down to this thread to watch 18 players go to battle in this doubles tournament. Exciting times at AoW1... What's next? Well... we'll save that for another Newspost!

March 7, 2009 Posted @ 2:05 PM | Enginerd
AoW1 Winter Mapmaking Competition Update

The maps were finished some time ago and the judges are almost done. It's been a fun adventure as we've recorded the chat sessions with the judges. Ever wanted to know what the judges really think? How bold can they be in their comments? Did they get it right and do you agree with their analysis? Their comments will soon be made available to the public. Sample comments can be found following the link below. Stay Tuned!

Now we just need your help! That's right, it will soon be time for the community to judge the maps. Starting Mar 15th the voting booths open and you will have two weeks to call in your vote on the maps. That's right, you, the community, get to vote on the maps. Take this week to start reviewing the maps so you're ready to vote next week. It's going to be a great discussion the rest of this month so come join the fun!

The link is here .

March 1, 2009 Posted @ 10:28 PM | Enginerd
AoW1 2v2 Tourney Sign Ups NOW!

That's right... time for another tourney... this time it will be a 2v2 tourney. Teams will get to play a minimum of two games (kind of a round robin, double elimination sytle format). Sign ups started just yesterday for this tourney and we already have 7 players with more to sign up. Haven't played AoW1 for awhile, well that's ok, the teams are going to be selected such that an experienced player gets paired up with a less experienced one. So don't be afraid if you're rusty, come join the fun. Details can be found here.

Also, we have just started a thread where we are discussing the fun of playing AoW1 online. If you want to join that discussion then come on down here. We'd love to get the online games moving forward and we can use your help.

February 25, 2009 Posted @ 10:21 AM | Swolte
AoW1 PBEM Campaign starting
It seems an idea sparked by Unknown250 had Deroman take leadership on what seems to become a very interesting project. Playing, chronologically, through all the original scenarios, players (each representing different factions throughout the campaign) will be able to contribute to what seems to become a story of epic proportions!

Check it out here!

January 16, 2009 Posted @ 1:22 PM | Swolte
Angel Enginerd!!
I am glad to announce the divine transformation of cherub Enginerd to Angel Enginerd!

He has been a Cherub since July 2007 and he has done an outstanding job ever since. This has been demonstrated in the successful organization of multiple tournaments and his calm, yet consistent enthusiasm. He has taken over almost all responsibilities for the AoW1-part of the site, and, in the process, gained my full confidence!

His new angelic powers will grant him the power to change some of the webpages and control over the downloads sections. I am sure he will put these to good use.

Please congratulate him

January 1, 2009 Posted @ 6:01 PM | Enginerd
AoW1 New Year Tourney Updates!
Happy New Year everyone and it certainly has been an eventful year for us at AoW1. Looking back we had a lot of fun... and we're still having fun. The submission deadline for the Holiday Mapmaking Competition has just ended. There were 6 maps submitted for the two different themes. Surprisingly we got 5 entries for the Historical theme, including a rookie map from a long time veteran of the game. Once again Skout77 submits multiple maps, a regular in the competition and has always scored well in them. Arctic Wolf is looking to repeat a victory from last time. Great maps, check them out. Judging will begin soon and we’ll need your help as the entire community will be participating as judges. Details here .

The 1v1 tourney that started several weeks ago is progressing well. Of the 16 players that signed up for this single elimination tourney there are only 8 players left alive, Congratulations to Thorongil for being the first player to make it to the Semi Finals. He'll face Enginerd or Zsaber before he can lay claim to being in the finals. Disenchanted and Draco are set to fight it out in the quarter finals and Eriksson stands ready to face his quarter final match against two newer players still finishing their 1st round match. Check out all the details here .

Lots happening as we will soon be announcing a 2v2 tourney that we hope to kick off soon. Come and join us at AoW1 Heaven!

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