1999: ToH opens with the release of Heroes III.
Heroes3 Tournament is now open for signups!
to a fresh tournament developed by a veteran of heroes. This
site will be expanded over time, as memberships grow. Updates
will be frequent, and you can contact me
for Heroes 3 Q&A at any time. The Tournament will start
shortly after the release of Heroes 3, RELEASE
DATE: MARCH 3!!!!
Site Continues to grow...[2/19/1999]
looks to me that Heroes III will be more popular than Heroes2
ever was, and with increasing internet activity this year, more
players for the joining -- therefore a bigger, better and more
elaborate tournament. Speaking to Beowulf,
of the once great Oracle
tournament, he will most likely not re-open the oracle. As this
site grows larger, and players reach rankings of captain or
general, they will have power to run their own mini-tournaments
between their rival groups/clans/divisions. See information
for those of you who are powerhungry and want to run the show.
signups are coming in at a rate of 12 per day...you may begin
free challenging opponents as soon as the game is released,
speaking to players, I already see some with eyes to Captaincy;
sure you know the tournament system, see the tournament
page and info
few days and Ive got my hands on it....[2/28/1999]
moment youve got Heroes 3, youre welcome to challenge anyone
willing to play. To some of the newer players playing more
veteran players of Homm2, I recommend you ask your opponent if
you can play a map youre more comfortable with, and even a
starting class that you may prefer. Those with ICQ,
check to see whos online, and challenge them! Chances are theyre
looking for someone to play.
3 is on the hard drive! [3/3]
challenging opponents when you feel ready for a game. I most
definitely want to play a game online. If I see a player online,
I will challenge him/her... dont be chicken and enjoy the
multiplayer action. Start with a medium map to conserve time
From a Member.[2/25]
member e-mailed me with more questions about the tournament
system regarding divisons, and here's my detailed answer, I
believe every other detail is covered by the tournament and info
pages. Also read: Letter
Part 2.s one player before the opponent does, points are worth half.
Player loses 10 winner gains 20.
computer can be tough on small maps, I do not
playing them for multiplayer games.
Crandall and Dan Samela have created a creature reference file
using Excel; download it HERE
but you'll need Excel to run it. Similar to Melissa's units
chart but in text format. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have questions.
players who have IRC and not ICQ, there are a lot of players
looking for challenges on the IRC channel matnet.ak.castlenet.org:6667
in a while, we get losers among us who like to use the cheat
codes, expecting to get somewhere. If youre not caught the first
time, you will be the second. PHIL
should win an award for the dumbest cheater of all time. Play
him at your own risk, but he isnt worthy of heroes; he should go
play Diablo instead. To the cheaters out there, I
dont need ya.
Place Birthday BASH![4/1]
winners competed in the heroes battle challenge, and the winners
were: WTPooh, TRoPPo, Dread Lord Blackened, Melissa X, and
Tamanrasset. They each recieve a
artifact, and 30 associated points; and best of all, they win a
prize (software) from addy's
has posted up some nice MP3 audio files to modify/replace your
current heroes 3 music files. Go HERE
to check them out! Ive already replaced my heroes3 main page
music to some Conan the Barbarian music.
Vulcan Forge vs
of you in those divisons, check your opponents on the Tournament
Copy Units Card Missing
of you who have bought the game notice that there is no hard
copy card of monsters like in Homm2 and Homm1. So Melissa X took
the time to update & correct the Units and stats chart. Now
an accurate Unit List JPEG
can be downloaded, and printed
for your use and reference like in Homm2!
maps have become popular to play and are reasonably balanced in
2 player multi action; All for One, Ascention, Crimson and
Clover, Divided Loyalties, Emerald Isles, Overthrow thy
Neighbours, Realm of Chaos, Rumble in the Bogs, Southern Cross.
Some maps I do NOT recommend are Dragon Orb, When Dragons Clash.
Also Visit a new Maps
Page at this site: THE
Rankings System Modification[4/8]
points are now 30 +- win differential as to 40 +- win
differential. This is to reduce score inflation and make the
player ranking more realistic. The loss point system remains the
same. Player Promotions to Captain and General
has also been made slightly more difficult. See the INFO
of might and magic 3 has a new patch that helps out in many
ways, but most importantly, in speeding up multiplayer
data transfer. Go get it from 3D0
as soon as possible. Those
cracked versions or beta copies: it wont work!
Kickoff Tournament Hosted Here[4/14]
who had signed up for the tournament, have now been matched up
against each other to compete. Besides an artifact medallion,
there are some other prizes given to the top 3 winners. Visit
rather small for now, some of these maps have been submitted to
me by dedicated players who think they would be good for
multiplayer. Check them out here
if you like.
Site Continues to Grow[4/29]
Nemesis has put up a very detailed heroes
3 section, with artifacts, spells, heroes, etc on this page for
your gaming refrence. The list is quite large.....
where a new maps page with many multiplayer maps has been set
up, and for use in our tournament....
ADDICTS ICQ PLAYER LIST[4/7]
to the LIST or follow the usual links to the
player list. Here you can acquire a focused group of players who
use icq regularly to play heroes for the tournament. If youve
played many games and arent on the list, ICQ Vesuvius for a
request to be placed on that list.
Histories now recorded.[4/22]
page, you can click on their division icon to check their
histories. The Deep Blue vs Vulcan Forge campaign is coming to
an end, and several new divisions will be forming amongst the
DIVISIONS OPEN, positions available![4/22]
visit the divisions
page, and if youre not part of a division already, you may join
one by putting a request directly to the division captain to
join. You need to have played at least two games though.
MASTERS Heroes Invitational [4/28]
in Progress on a prestigeous tournament involving some of the
best players in this tournament. Click here to
see who has been invited. Those who have been invited must
accept to be a part of this invitational.
always a sad day when.....
ANTAL, well known as
a high ranking member and a division captain, has been removed
from the tournament, permanently. Under a lot of evidence and
pressure from honorable players, his dishonorable methods have
forced this action. Antal is very intelligent, and a great
heroes strategist, but has used his smarts for things I dont
want in my tournament. Read the opinions
voiced by the heroes Community.
Brother Is Watching You.....[6/11]
enough evidence, someone whom I feared was cheating Raven_EOD
has been removed from the tournament (he cheats by editing map
to his advantage). There are some players who just dont play
quite right, and believe me, you will be caught sometime. But to
the honorable players out there, dont get paranoid, for most
players are nice mature people who ENJOY playing heroes. With
this fiasco, Ive created a Hall
with details of why they were removed. I never wanted to create
such a page, but it seems appropriate now
Wanna Be Famous......! [6/8]
X, player and now Playmate
extraordinaire, begged me to put an announcent here,
about her new homepage, and to tell the world that she
is now officially working for Playboy Magazine. Visit
here. Her new schedule better not interfere with her
heroes gaming requirements...
to the Gremlin Rehiring Strategy.
of you who know about this tactic, and find it cheezy, can make
an honorable agreement with your opponent to not use the wizard
hero purchase and retreat option. Your opponent will accept if
honorable. For some other honorable suggestions, read
newcomers to online multiplayer heroes, you can be an easy
target for someone with more experience, and tricks up their
sleeves. When you see a captain or lieutenant challenge you,
make sure you know what youre getting into.
numbers now on rankings list.[6/9]
will make it easier for players to add the most active players
to their icq list. Thank Bobby Ohms for his
assistance in this matter.....
Bettah Report it Boah![6/10]
of tomorrow, I will not be posting scores up
for specific games where there isnt both the win and loss
reported by the players in question. To players whom have a
tendency to lag or ignore reporting their loss
after the game, I will lag or ignore
recognizing you for the tournament.
Internet Gaming Zone - alternative to Icq.[6/24]
I realized that there are at least 1/3 of our members playing
there- the program is much more stable than heat.net and free.
So I visit there regularly for Q&A (like a chat room); try
it out. If you register there try to register under your
tournament name to avoid confusion to others.
Poor Newbies decided to send you one...[7/5]
pretty little 'medal' is given to a select few players
whom have in the past and present slayed soo many poor newbies;
It is neither an honor or dishonor. Just consider it my gift to
you. It will only show up on the rankings page.
Lordship Tournament starts today!!!!![7/6]
now can challenge others for territory, so can outsiders
challenge on invadable lands. All the information you need on
how to challenge or what to do is on the Lordship tournament
page! Good luck people and lets see who dominates......
up close and personal?[7/10]
be held on the weekend of July 23-25. Something Ive
considered doing, is inviting anyone over here to Philadelphia,
who is interested in staying over for some heroes madness for a
couple of days.. The Anvil, and Melissa X will be here to play
as well. If you think its feasible, and live relatively nearby,
you are welcome to arrange something. I want to try to get
several players here at once, and maybe play an 8 player game?
Looking to do this sometime in late July. The heroes madness
we go again, more cheater action![7/20]
and Foxgrinder have cheated by editing
the map to their advantage. Visit the Hall
If you suspect an opponent of doing this, either host instead,
or make sure you have first pick on color if the host picks the
if you were curious....[7/31]
with a big tournament, one gets a lot of complaints, and people
dont realize that this site is a one-man show out of my own
pocket and personal time. Some people just cant be made to
appreciate it. Some even think that this tournament is full of
beurocracy and kissing butt. Wrong, you move up by
your merits and honor. Tara772, sent me this email,
and I might as well have everyone get a chance to read
- its the kind of garbage I get typically with this sort of
character. All I ask of players are: Youve
got a brain, use it, and respect others.
photo page has become huge, but Melissa wants more of you to
send her pictures of yourselves, especially the captains and
lieutenants. Visit the Photo
to see for yourself.
Addicts Madmen [7/30]
Heroes Addict Medal (currently owned by
Flamingo, at 72 games) is soon to be up for contention by Zud
(69 games), Lone Chinchilla (67), Bobby Ohms (67), Sir Punkalot
(66), JB239 and Vex at (62). Who will be the new ultra-addict?
Only time will tell. With it will come some fringe benefits,
as these players usually end up being replacements for laggers
in the lordship tournament, or viable replacements in campaigns.
Warning for some.
this tournament has become so massive, I wish to improve the
quality of players in it. There are certain players, who have
acted dishonorably, perhaps in a subtle way, but I usually get
wind of most of it. I plan to cut them off sometime soon... even
a general in question! Subtle?
Like mouthing players off, bad temper, intentional crashing, two
computer action, and fake win reports. I will be sending a
personal warning to these players, and they can defend
themselves if they wish. To those who fall into this category,
you know who you are; changing your ways from this point can
Addicts Madman [8/2]
to Zud, who is the new recipient of the Heroes
Addict Medal, for breaking Flamingo's addict record at
a current 74 games!
new map, of my own design in the works since March, and a
followup from the original Arena from heroes2, is available for
download. It is designed as an XL map for maximal balance but
extreme long-game tactics and superior fun. To encourage players
to play more large maps and stop playing baby games, games
played for Arena count as double win/loss.
Cooperative Tournament Begins Today!!![8/9]
of popluar demand for a 2vs2 tournament, a new cooperative
tournament has been set up. 16 Teams now compete in an
elimination tournament for the ultimate prize and honor. Check
it out HERE.
daughter tournament has been created by The_Wiz, and supports a
standard oracle league-based tournament structure. Wins/losses
will count in this tournament, and its specialty tournament, the
Deamon Cave, will be represented by special medals in the
tournament of honor.
New Buttons Above[8/20]
new players, the New Players Startup Kit covers
all most of the common questions that are asked about playing in
this tournament. The Honor
Council will sort out issues of Honor for the
Tournament of Honor and for the Isle League. These issues
will include things such as: cheating accusations, accusations
of subtly dishonorable play, refusal by one party to finish
games; so for issues such as these, contact the council. Make
Sure Both Wins and Losses are Reported Disputes file is now
a 3rd button on top.
Challenge Games Back online
to some volunteers, such as Jinxer, Pandora, The Rock, Loraxian,
Varemenos, and The Wiz, their help in assisting me running this
tournament is greatly appreciated, and it in turn allows for the
free challenge games to continue, and for rankings pages to be
updated regularly again.
for the Tournament Honor: The Zone.
place now has become the most popular place to play heroes for
the tournament. At some players' request, I recommend all
players move to the
This, in the long run is to separate the mix of random players
from the regular tournament players. Also, if youre afraid that
you wont be able to 'hang' in the original chat room, remember
that you can be in two different zone room at
one time. At least play your games in the TOURNAMENT ROOM. .www.zone.com
New Link, and other stuff.
has a new site visit
It is a place for players who want to post their best single
player campaign scores and other things. Note to all players, I
will be away till Tuesday 9/7, but the
volunteers will maintain & update the rankings pages.
you a worthy Recruit?[9/7]
new captains have opened up divisions, and are looking for a few
fresh players to join in the glory. If you are reliable,
honorable, and have played at least 4 games, contact an open
division captain or general to join in. Another 2 campaigns have
just begun, some ready to go. Check the divisions
page and rankings
page to check out the specialty divisions. AND some of the
you can acquire on the campaign medals page.
Zone Heroes III: Most Visited Game.[9/18]
to this tournament, Heroes 3 on the zone
has become more popular and has caught the eye of the zone
staff. Lots of new players coming in, but some natural cheaters
as well. Cheaters, even the clever ones, are being
caught. Don't do it. Everybody is encouraged to save after every
turn so they can check for cheating AFTER the game is over.
Rank, new rules.[9/19]
the player achieves a rank beyond 1600, they will now be
promoted to Colonel. Colonels can be first
lieutenants for divisions, or control the division itself as the
'captain'. To be promoted to General, a colonel
must now own a division. Visit the information, divisions, and
rankings pages for more info.
the Big Numbers
tournament is approaching 100,000 hits! And the registrations
have broken the 3000 mark. The listings
page is now in alphabetical order, to make it easier for players
to find names. The division campaigns have
several new rules
as well, to make the campaigns even more interesting and
playable. All generals, captains, and 1st lieutenants of
divisions now participate fully and new rules on the use of the
artifacts for a division. Check out the Campaigns section of the
by the addict public a new tournament is up for registrations
for players with minimum 15 games or more on
record. Check out the Tournament
page for this new tournament, serious players
Players active. No more room for new players.
you every played Command & Conquer?[9/25]
garbage small maps, such as Good to Go, 1on1, Barbarian
Breakout (and many others) cannot be played for points
anymore. If you like such a map, and you play that for quckie
points (you know who you are), you should maybe try CC2 Tiberian
Sun, you might like it better. In 2vs2 games
all players need to report who their ally was, and who their
winning/losing opponents were. In 3 or 4 player
games, make sure you list who was first to last place in your
win/loss reports. People like to squeeze a few extra wins
sometimes by reporting these games imporoperly, and when I catch
these reports, I delete them, and nobody gets nothing.
Armageddon's Blade NOW
THUMBS UP" Most stores have recieved the game
today in the US. Store prices average $30.00. Gameplay
enhancements make it even better to play, and you can add
monsters guardians to mines. The Heroes Stats Card
is also back!
Zone - Expansion Pack [10/1]
expansion is now playable in the zone, at this link.
I recommend all players to purchase the expansion, because it
has improved networking code, and improved gameplay which
eliminates cheeze. Several weeks into the future, most, if not
all specialty tournaments will be expansion
only. Free challenge will always be both, however.
of you with the expansion, e-mail or Icq Vesuvius to have the
icon above placed next to your name in rankings. This will help
me in organizing tourneys and tell others who's got it.
The new patch for Heroes 3 is now available for download on
3DO's homepage, our use your autoupdate. Like the expansion, it
will make several gameplay modifications, such as eliminating
the rehire tricks. I recommend everyone to
download this patch, it will make for a better game. All
specialty tournaments will be 1.2 only.
of win/loss reports [10/16]
Note that when you post a win or loss now, there is a required
email address box. You must put in your email there, or the
report will be ignored. This will help facilitate communication
to any player directly from the report should there be a
Council Update [10/9]
With the new patch, certain dishonorable 'tricks' can be
avoided, so the Honor Council has made a new recommendation. "Make
special rules only at your own risk!" Read the new
policies proposed by the Honor
on the button above the newsletter.
wants an answer.
and cheater Flamingo, wants to be reinstated. To this day he
claims to be innocent, and again, its a shame that he loves
heroes so much. But it wont happen. If one practices
dishonorable play, I am sorry, but I dont care how much
appreciation you have for the game, for you have none for your
opponent. Hall of Shame updated.
to many players on wait, the tournament has been expanded to
NO 64 players.
The victors of this tournament reap great rewards.....visit the tournament
page. Players have been matched and are ready
to play. With the sheer number of players, if you cant
play by deadline, youre a gonner, someone will always be around
to replace you.
does the future hold for the Tournament?[10/26]
TOH almost 9 months old, the Universal Commander tournament is
around the corner. Some new ideas and changes will take place at
the end of this grand final. The lengthy discussion
on the zone sums it all up, more details will be available as
time goes on, so please dont e-mail with more questions.
Commander Tournament [10/30]
finally time, and the best of the best meet here. Invitation
only, then only to the Generals and Colonels. Those involved
visit the tournament
page. Drawings will take place on sunday 'live' online
in zone chatroom 2pm
make the rehire issue clear....[11/2]
players are confused with the rehire/retreat issue. Its simple,
it is very much ok to take a hero and attack a
random monster and retreat him, for whatever tactical reason you
want. The issue of rehire came to be in homm3 because players
used it to accumulate monsters (buy/retreat over many times).
With V1.2, this is not even an issue.
of the Day: LOL!!!!
big thank you to deathangels for sending me an excerpt of a
conversation that went on in the zone. Apparently, two zone
hosts came to the room, saying that tournaments cannot be run in
there. I have tried a billion times to get them to tie in TOH
with the zone, but that place is so full of beaurocratic
nonsense. So they tell me I need to take these zone classes. So
I do, and am almost done. Last night though, I missed one of
these classes, so they mustve been looking for me. I would like
sponsorship by them, but their rules are outrageous, and their
tournament structure cannot even physically apply to heroes. In
the class, I learned that the tournament cannot run for more
than 3 hours! Um, how long does a regular heroes game take?
Their tournament thing was designed for card games, backgammon
and at most real time strategy games. So its a big waste of
time. Continue gaming on the zone, and ignore these people. If
anyone wants to try the zone courses on TOH's behalf, and get it
over with, please go ahead with my endorsement. Read the
hillarious zone conversation.
Also read my letter
to the top boss of zone tournaments, and her useless reply.
are all the Heroes Fan sites gone? [11/16]
seems that recently, a disturbing trend has continued, with many
sites going down, or not getting updated anymore; such as Nether
Gods, Hero Chronicles, Isle League etc. Others have remained as
vegetable sites for advertising banners. There are however,
always a few new sites that pop up, such as Anvil's
(under construction), and the Lazy
that stay true to the great heroes game. And as for this site, a
promise was kept, that as long as heroes exists, this Tournament
will continue. And it does, and only gets stronger..... :-P
You wanted it, You have it.
Public demands revised dates![11/18]
to the demands of the community to start it early, the Clans
will open for battle even earlier on Monday
Registrations also open early on Monday
the most original, intriguing and exciting tournament yet. Let
the Games Begin! This tournament has been in the works
for a long while, perfecting the methodology and balance between
philosophies. Now it can be presented to the public. If you
havent already, find those perfect teammates, and prepare to
join the clans.
Games are now Open for Gaming
can now challenge each other in any form of clan games. Players
still can enter at anytime. Those without map choice or
graphics, pick them soon, or I will pick for you.
Grand Arena Challenge: Any clan with more than
1 member can send a player to participate in a grand arena
challenge beginning later this week. Visit the details for this
clan tournament on the clan
am in the process of editing the maps, if available on your
philosophy homepage, download the zip file and use them only.
If not available, edit them in yourself for now.
of Might and Magic IV
speaking to the Producer of the Heroes series, he has
acknowledged that another Heroes is in the works. Not much more
informative than that though. Estimating their progress,
realistically a heroes 4 would come out around this time next
year. On other news the Clans are filling up
fast, 60% full on the first registration day. A lot of 1 member
innovative move by a clanmember
Dragon of the Angels Sword Clan has created his own homepage for
his clan, for game schedules and other things related to his
clan. A great idea, I recommend other clanleaders do the same,
ill make a link to their sites on their clanpages.
the Ad Above![12/6]
experiment, an idea with help of Melissa and Phoenix Nemesis, if
these ads produce any reasonable sort of income, it can be used
for more 'tangible' prizes in the tournaments.
another button above, Heroes Bugs, which now
lists several critical unadressed bugs/errors that you should be
aware of while playing, that are not in the 1.2 patch.
on the Zone, lets be Mature about it.
have been told by many tournament and non-tournament players
that some people act way immature, shouting threats, swearing,
or acting 'racist'. This tournament does not control MSN Gaming
Zone, but we do ask for a bit of maturity, especially in a
mature game like this. Please read more about the issues of racism
as well as poor
I am not necessarily a politically correct overachiever, but
neither do I condone babytalk.
Honor Council welcomes two new members to its staff; Alex Killer
and William. Pandora has also been enlisted as a liasion between
the HC and Vesuvius. Issues regarding Volshebnik/Forum has been
moved to the Old News section.
New Season for TOH is finally here, final date set in cold steel
forged on Mt. Vesuvius itself. Read all the details. Enjoy.
to the Heroes
Champion of the Addicts, recieves a $40 electronics
boutique gift certificate & the lionhead addict
mask. AlX, 2nd Place Addict, recieves
a $20 cash prize & greater mask. ZUD,
3rd Place Addict, gets the lesser mask.
Program For the 'Newbies'.
players, who wish to learn from top ranked players, may like to
visit this Mentor
supported by Mocara & Salamandre. A lot can be learned, and
a way to fight of those 'newbie killers'! A fun way to play and
learn at the same time :)
to all new players; no small map can be played for points in