- Robot Radio Interview - Orcs Must Die 2 and Hero Academy Info - Sixokay and Radiokenny Posted on: April 3, 2012
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Dean16 Jan 20135358
Robot Entertainment have announced the next set of balance changes that will soon be going live on Hero Academy once the new version is approved by Apple. The upcoming changes are as follows:
- Paladin nerfed
- Heavy nerfed
- Sniper nerfed
- Monk boosted
- Poisoner boosted
- Wraith boosted
- Shaolin map speed boost repositioning
- Various challenge adjustments
Discuss the changes on the official Robot Entertainment forums right here:Dean04 Jan 20135338
Since its release in August 2011 a vast amount of content has been released for Age of Empires Online. Firstly the Greek and Egyptians civilisations were (along with the core game) largely developed by Robot Entertainment until production shifted to Gas Powered Games as part of a planned transition in February 2011. Post-release Gas Powered Games have released various content packs including Skirmish Hall, Defence of Crete along with 4 additional civilisations – Norse, Persians, Celts and Babylonians. However today it was announced on the official website that content production and development of the game is now ceasing.
Cost reasons were cited as a factor in the decision to stop producing content. The scale of the post-release content we have seen from Gas Powered has been extraordinary and is not like traditional DLC packs with other games. Each civilisation and other booster packs required a vast amount investment and development resource. The production quality on these packs has always been very high. Content packs have also been reactive to community suggestions, most notably the Skirmish Hall.
Unfortunately the scale of content being produced could not be sustained as the game becomes older. Whilst we will no longer see new content for the game in terms of booster packs of new civilisations the game will continue to be supported. This is not the end of online play. Much like the ESO service that runs Age of Empires 3, Microsoft Studios’ Community Team will continue to offer support for the game as well as community features such as competitions. The official blog post reads:
However, nothing else changes for players, nothing that currently exists will be removed. You can still play everything you own, earn EP, and purchase any content you do not currently own. We will still fully maintain and support the game and its players; no one is losing anything that you have earned or bought. Our Community team will continue to support the game by way of Community Challenges, streams, contests, PvP tournaments and more.
Before Gas Powered Games finish on Age Online there is one further content update to be released which will contain as of yet unannounced final content.
Whilst its sad to see content be stopped for Age Online, the game has certainly had a very good run with sustained, high quality content. I’m certain Age Online is not the last we will see of Age of Empires. The full blog post about todays news can be found on the link below. Fans may want to engage in discussion about this news on the games official forums.Dean25 Dec 20125328
Have a great Christmas and New Year from everyone at Robot Fans!
Don’t forget to keep your questions for SixOkay coming – we’ll be sharing them with him in the New Year!Dean21 Dec 20125310
The Christmas festivities will soon be upon us! Many of us will preparing our Christmas wish lists for Santa in hope that we make it on the “nice list”. Many RE fans will also have their own wish list for their favourite Robotic studio. It turns out that Santa isn’t the only person giving out gifts this Winter. Justin “SixOkay” Korthof is offering the community to pick out their top six most burning questions on fans mind and he will try and answer them as best he can.
All you need to do is comment on this article and we’ll pick out the questions that appear the most and the top 6 will make their way through the swarms of elves to Robot community head-honcho Justin Korthof who will be pleased to shed some light on our questions. While these answers won’t come in time for Christmas answers will be forthcoming in the New Year. We’ll be accepting questions for two weeks from now up until January 4th – plenty of time to get your thinking cap on!
Let your voice be heard and post your question using the link below!18 questions so farDean12 Dec 20125307
Good news for Mac users, thanks to Steam Play it is now possible to play Hero Academy on both PC and Mac! All you need to do is open Steam on your Mac and you should find the option to download Hero Academy. When you sign in with your existing Hero Academy username all your teams will unlock on the Mac version – like magic!
If you’re not familiar with Steam Play you can find out more about the service here:Dean25 Nov 20125295
The REF Hero Academy League now has over 1000 members! Today we welcomed FlexMasterT as our 1000th member. Congratulations and welcome!
The Hero Academy League allows players to pitch battles against each other and record their wins/losses on our leaderboard system. Can you climb up the leaderboard and topple some of Hero Academy’s best players? Our current League Grand Champion is Trip, our resident Hero Academy mastermind!
Why not sign up and join in the fun? Just head over to the link below!Dean19 Nov 20125280
In our last poll we asked Whats your favourite Hero Academy Team? The votes are in and we can reveal that the Dark Elves managed to claim victory with 32% of the votes. Trailing last was (my personal favourite) the Council with just 13%. Here is the full round up:
- Dark Elves (32%, 23 Votes)
- Dwarves (22%, 16 Votes)
- Team Fortress 2 (19%, 14 Votes)
- Tribe (14%, 10 Votes)
- Council (13%, 9 Votes)
As one poll closes another begins. This time we’re looking to find out what your favourite Orcs Must Die! 2 DLC is. Could it be the frosty Yeti’s that get your vote? Or the fire and water mix? Or maybe traditional family ties gets your vote.
Whatever the case the polls are now open! Lets find out what your favourite OMD2 DLC is by casting your vote in the poll on the right hand side of this page!