• X14 Finally Accomplished. Videos From HungryHungryHippo and Radiokenny

    Just a few days after Radiokenny shared the x14 position with the community, It was finally accomplished. HungryHungyHippo and Radiokenny used a slightly modded version of Radkenny’s “T” Trapset to get it. HHH adjusted the ballista positions and swapped a push trap for a Floorburner and Bingo. Here are two videos showing the accomplishment.

    Hear the original OMD! “win” music before it got funkified

    I noticed a great tweet earlier today from @chrisrickwood. It was a posting of the Orcs Must Die! winning music in an early form. Here is the link to the music.

    Click here to listen to the soundtrack

    Radiokenny Shows the x14 position

    Want to try to pull of an x14 combo. Here is where you can do it.

    The League opens!

    The Hero Academy League is up and running! To request membership to the League just head over to the “League” link underneath the Hero Academy section from the menu. Then just choose “Request Membership”.  Once membership is granted, head on over to the League’s forums, peruse the rules and start fighting! We’ll be working on cleaning up the appearance and adding features, but the arena is open, the medical team is on stand-bye and we have plenty of soap and water to mop the blood off the floor. May your enemies perish and your crystals live long and prosper!

    Hero Academy League Coming soon!!!

    Members of REF are working hard to get a Hero Academy league up and running. Want to be a part of it? Just register for this website as a member and we will be sending and invitation and announcement about it as soon as we are in a position to open up membership. So, Welcome to Robot Fans and you better start practicing for the league.

    Watch for further announcements!

    Hero Academy is coming to Android and other news

    In this week’s MMM blog entry, Robot’s Community Manager Justin Korthof verified that Hero Academy would indeed be coming to Android. He also gave a nod to Robot Fans. Justin even used the term “proper” in referring to us. I guess that means we have some street cred.

     Read the full blog entry here

    A very Hungry Hippo takes over the OMD! leaderboard and reveals tactics

    Recently the War Mage difficulty high scores have been falling like rocks because of a new tactic used by OMD player and Robot forum member hungryhungryhipp. talked to HHH and asked him for some info on the tactic. He supplied us with the following explanation and video to show it.

    The crux of the way to get higher scores is to utilise weapon switching between the XBow and the BladeStaff. By doing this successfully you can get an extra combo on each orc which is a MASSIVE difference in the score. You lose out a little by performing a combat kill instead of letting the traps finish the job but the difference is still worth it.

    Here’s what I try to do:

    1. When the orcs approach the killbox, use the bladestaff. Stand at the back or offset on your trap by the tar, so that the orcs get effected by as many traps as possible.
    2. When the orc steps onto the tar/grinder quickly switch to the Xbow and finish the job.
    3. Switch back onto the bladestaff again for more combo building.

    it’s a dead simple process but i’ve not seen anyone else doing this as a full on strat.

    When the orcs are thicker, you need to spend more time on the Xbow to stop the grinder getting jammed up. you basically need to utilise every moment that you would be uselessly swinging the blade staff to the Xbow instead, back and forth to get the most combo points.

    Before you get all your traps etc setup you will find that the Xbox is generally better. Once all the traps are in place you will spend more time on the Bladestaff as the orcs don’t jam up the grinder as much.

    Using this with the right killbox traps can allow you to score 9x combos on the orcs occasionally, and pretty consistent 7x and 8x combos. Even with the barricades you can still pull off 11x Combos on the ogres with this as well.