December 2007

How I Spent My Vacation

(in between levelling my shaman in WoW, anyway…)

Sometimes, in the grim world of Fall From Heaven, the demonic hellspawns that walk the earth require sacrifices.

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SWEETS FOR THE SWEET GOD!

Were you looking for something to do this holiday?

Because the new version of Fall from Heaven for Civ4 just came out.

Among the new features: global spells. Not just your pansy little “Fireball 2” these:

Mercurians- Divine Retribution: Does damage to all Undead and Demonic units in the world
Sheaim- Worldbreak: Does damage to all units in cities, forest fires start around the world
Ljosalfar- March of the Trees: All forests in the players empire turn into Treants for 3 turns, when the Treants die they return to forests in the plot (if it can support a forest)

That’s right – your elves can now go all Treebeard on people. It’s almost enough to forgive them for being, well, elves.

Uh… Whaaaa?

My brain just exploded. I blame Schild.

I’d comment… but seriously. What would I say? Other than my head lolling and going “duurrrrrr”.

Edit: sadly for the cause of random discordia, but happily for everyone working at SOE, John Smedley rang up Massively and said “Uh… whaaa? No. No. What are you people smoking? NO.”

So instead, I leave you with scenes from the next ZapakOE MMO.

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Edit Again: the original story’s been pulled from the Times of India site. Link now goes to Reuters’ coverage of the non-story!