Greetings Heroes of Aetherius!
The news is spreading like wildfire and haven has shuddered as the protective barriers around our capitol Volantis have thundered outwards!
Volantis' capitol regions have grown and the power of the Aetherius Dominion with it! Now the townships of Hyperion and Sentinel are on the verge of expanding as well, which would leave only one task left, finalizing the Kingdom control!
With the requirements of Kingdoms most likely changing to something attainable in the near future we must push one last time, as hard as we can to get the final resources and construction done to attain this ultimate goal.
Once the Kingdom has fully arisen, we should be able to open the gates to the worlds between our and theirs and finally destroy the evils that plague our world.
All hail Aetherius! All hail it's peoples! All hail you!
Wow, 60 days!?
Has it really been that long? I guess so XD
So many things have happened over the last 60 days.
Herocraft has hosted another 3v3 tournament where the event ran well and the battles were decent.
Elderscrolls flopped(in my opinion) and is so generic that it was relatively painful.
I have removed the Elderscrolls Chapter and information (R.I.P.) as it's not a game well designed for group or community play.
I fixed our poor broken website and got features working that I did not even realize were broken!
It's summer in the US(or almost at least.) Sorry Aussies as that means your Winter is about to hit. <3
I would like to get content and fun things up here but honestly, I just don't know what content to add to make it all useful, so I will generally use it for now to bring up community news and anything that gets generated for me!
Any content, videos/channels/screenshots/advice/other you want to contribute please feel free to post it on the forums and I will get it into the site.
The news being chattered about today is the appointment of a new Lord to Sentinel! Lord Michael has decided to take leave of the city and the council has placed Sentinel into the capable hands of the once Noble and now Lord Leo2596!
Congratulations Leo and thanks for all the support and loyalty to the Aetherius Dominion!
Thanks much be given to Michael as well for all the hard work and dedication bringing up Sentinel and keeping her going these past 7 months! Time to enjoy that well earned break from the hubbub of Mayorship.
We are keeping our eyes open for a dedicated and loyal member of Aetherius to take over Prometheus at one point in the near future as I am not intended to be running a township, so those of you that are interesting keep on working hard, playing hard and having fun and we will be watching you!
It was a great night last night, unfortunately it started out with losing a couple of members, but quickly turned into a button smashing, laughing fest.
Initially the evening started on a somber note as two members, Frankydemon and Airrestraint left AD so they could have more competition(AD!) as we are about 1/4 of the active server population. Although it was sad to see them go, the move was a wise one as they were not having fun and that's what playing games is all about!
Well, once Franky left, he managed to get a nice little group together to raid AD. The group grew to 6 players quickly which we were able to match and meet on the field of battle! The battle was deadly and quick and in the end, poor Pew and Jon lay dead, but for their sacrifice all 6 of the raiders were also dead.
The battle continued, but as more players from AD saw the fun their spirit of battle surged and they all wanted to join in, eventually bringing the group to 9 players. The subsequent battles were lopsided in both numbers and organization and were over rather quickly. Even though the battles ended quick for AD the enemies were enjoying themselves too and came back to fight us several times. Everyone had an awesome time.
After the battles were over and we had some 13 people running around the swamps, we managed to come up with a new game, horsesuperjumping. Utilizing a glitch with the hero skills we were able to launch our mounted Paladins to the top of the world before they plummeted back down to the ground and usually exploded into tiny pieces. The game was to launch yourself into space and then try to land on a specific spot. After many splattered bodies, Leo took the 1st place price as the champion of horsesuperjumping. Congrats Leo!
The evening ended out with everyone forming into two groups and playing out some 6 vs 6 battles where many brave players from both sides were killed in three vicious battles.
It was a great night AD, and I hope to have many more in the future!
The tournament went off without a hitch!
Oh wait! Sadly I was thinking about the last tournament 6 months ago. This one was horrid! Although I believe Xenipher had all the good intentions initially to run a good and fair challenge event for the players, sadly it fell through as one of the worst tournaments I have bared witness to in two years of Herocraft.
Although there is no way to prove intention, all three Aetherius teams were matched against each other in the first two rounds, so that by the end of the second round all but one of our teams would have been eliminated. I believe this was a move to help assure that not only AD teams would win the tournament in an attempt to give the rest of the server something to take home. The brackets were rather broken as well; as three teams were awarded a "free win" allowing them to skip round one for some unknown reason.
The tournament was run as a "no gear allowed" tournament where players were expected to buy the gear once they were in the arena, and expected to sell back the gear at the end of the tournament. Sadly, this was poorly planned and the the cost of some of the gear was inflated to 100 times it's normal value forcing players to waste larges amounts of money for nearly worthless items. The larger problem though was the lack of gear, as many important items were missing from the gear shops in the first place, forcing odd combinations of items which was worse then sub par.
The final straw that broke the camels back was some of the worst lag the server has had to offer in weeks. The lag was so bad that players often times teleported as much as 15 blocks every dozen seconds, making it nearly impossible for melee players to attack or use their skills efficiently.
The first match which was with KOS(Me!). We were only allowed golden weapons, which broke after making 12 attacks. Our main melee broke 5 weapons, before finally running out at about the halfway point of the battle, making him completely useless. On top of that the lag was so terrible, that we were unable to target players with the melee in the first place. giving the other team ample time to teleport around the arena and stay consistently healed. The other team having target able magic damage was able to run in circles like monkeys until I eventually ran out of mana and we died.
The problems with lag decided the tournament, as all future matches went to those teams with the heavy magic damage and easy to kite(teleport all over the freaking place) classes. Fortunately for EVERY other team, the admins corrected the issue with not giving proper equipment after our fight, so we were the only ones that had to fight with that extreme handicap.
In the end Neighborhood Watch took third place, paying out more money to buy junk gear then they won in the tournament to begin with.
Now, I am fine with losing a good fight on good terms, but this was not only a single bad fight, but it was also on bad terms, which made for a very disappointing day indeed.