October 2007 Archives

October 26, 2007 Posted @ 4:19 PM | Enginerd
AoW1 Wizard Ladder Champion Beaten after 2 years and 17 Wins in a row!
It was just over two years ago in September 2005 when Enginerd faced off and beat Gill to claim the Wizard Ladder Champion title for a record 4th time. Nojd the great took his title from him once and the mighty Sprout took it away from him twice… but those two had retired… Who would strip the title from him this time? Many tried and after 17 successful victories Enginerd was finally defeated.

A special map entitled The God who will be Defeated was created by an expert mapmaker. This map was designed to challenge Enginerd as he was the God referred to in the map title. A tournament was initiated with this map where 5 players Challenged the Champ . They were all beaten but one of them came back for a second try. It was the mapmaker… who knew the tricks of this map better than anyone and set about a plan to not only beat the Champ but to dominate him! These two had faced off many times before but Enginerd had always been victorious. This time was different….

All hail the new AoW1 Wizard Ladder Champion… Arctic Wolf.

Click here to congratulate him.

October 8, 2007 Posted @ 10:05 PM | Enginerd
AoW1 Summer 2007 Mapmaking Competition Results
Over the last year there has been a lack of maps submitted to the AoW1 downloads section. All this changed during the month of August when many mapmakers put forth a tremendous effort and produced a wide array of maps. Close to 30 total new maps were created including a small single player campaign. It is truly amazing!!!!

There were three categories for the competition: Single Player maps, Multi Player maps and Rookie Mapmakers. And the Winners Are:

Gandalf the White and his SP map Finbar’s Quest
Dan Petersson and his MP map Greyhawk’s Adventure
Jetrall wins the Rookie Award for first time mapmaker with his MP map Race to Glory

Honorable mentions go to Artic Wolf for 3 fabulous maps in the top 5, Skout77 for a close 2nd, Dan Donnard for LOTS of maps and Codius for his campaign. All the Mapmakers should be applauded for their efforts.

Click here for all the results and offer your congratulations, or click here for a list of the maps in the tourney, or click here to go to the downloads section.