• Monthly Archives: November 2012

    Hero Academy League hits 1000 members!

    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!


    Whats your favourite Orcs Must Die! 2 DLC so far?

    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!

    The Shaolin team are here!

    After a brief period of downtime on the Hero Academy server for the last few hours, everything is back up and running but now with an added bonus  – the launch of the Shaolin Team! Not only is there this brand new team to pick up there are also some tempting special offers with the other previously released teams in celebration of the Shaolin launch. There’s a whole 50% off The Dark Elves, The Dwarves, and The Tribe Plus there is also 50% off on the Steam Two-Packs and Gold Packs. Now is a great time to pick up any missing teams you might have!

    Just in case you have forgotten what the Shaolin team is all about – here is a quick reminder of the units you can now play with! You can’t go wrong for less than $5 / £3!


    • Monk – A melee brawler whose attack reduce a single enemy’s maximum health by 25%.
    • Windblade – Her attack chains to additional enemies.
    • Poisoner – Her attack weakens the opponent’s Defense and Resist.
    • Taoist – A Healer who can resurrect, clear debuffs from allies, and remove buffs from enemies.
    • Shadow – Turns the tide of battle by reviving KO’d units into specters to fight on his side.

    Spells and Equipment

    • Dragon – Cast this spell to summon a dragon that breathes fire along a row, dealing damage to three squares directly in front of the target.
    • Combo Potion – A consumable that heals an ally for 1000 health and makes their next attack worth two combo points.
    • Bamboo – Place a destructible bamboo tile that blocks enemy line of sight.
    Are we there Yeti? – New DLC pack for Orcs Must Die! 2

    Robot Entertainment have announced the next DLC pack to arrive for Orcs Must Die! 2 – “Are we there Yeti?”. This DLC pack features three brand new levels in the form of frozen ice caverns plus new enemies in the form of Yeti’s and Goblin Sapper mobs to test your wits. The Yeti’s feature as a new large enemy which become enraged after taking damage to shake things up – beware, enraged Yeti’s can smash through your barricades! The Goblin Sappers are also a little bit different, they dont target you, they go straight for your traps. When the Goblin Sappers find a trap they like they explode disabling it and nearby traps. These are sure to cause a headache for the War Mage and Sorceress! Its good to see a new dynamic of gameplay from these two new enemy additions.

    Beware the Goblin Sappers who can take out your traps!

    New levels and enemies isn’t all that’s coming our way in this $5 DLC pack, it also includes a new trinket, the Guardian Trinket which when equipped heals and revives guardians like Archers and Paladins so that they can fight again. Similar to one of the weaver choices in OMD1. The spike wall trap is also introduced and can be placed on near by walls. The spike trap then launches at the enemy, stabbing them in the face and pushing them away.

    In your face!

    A new weapon, the Dwarven Missile Launcher also makes its first appearance. This meaty new secondary weapon fires mana shots which can blast enemies in all directions. A perfect defense for the tricky new enemies coming our way in this new DLC pack.

    Braving the cold caverns isn’t easy, luckily the War Mage and Sorceress are kitting themselves out with new costumes to keep them cosy and prepared. The brand new costumes are available with the DLC package and are a hat-trip to the Orcs Must Die! 2 community. Eagle eyed fans might recognise who the costumes may resemble. Perhaps a certain video blogger!

    Fiery new costumes available with the DLC

    When is the DLC coming?

    Fans won’t have long to wait at all! The DLC is due out today, November 1st for just $4.99. The game can be pre-purchased now from Steam and it will be playable shortly. See you in the caverns everyone!