News Archive for November 1999
Saturday November 27th
Friday November 26th
Saw this news item at bungie.net:
Tyr's Creature Corner is having a Weird Unit Contest...create a really weird unit and win the contest!
Wednesday November 24th
The CoD scenario deals with some of the events that take place before the Great War of the TFL timeline, so if you are a story buff, make sure you go get it.
Tuesday November 23rd
It looks like the Myth commmunity has hit a temporary news slump. I guess everyone is busy playing Chimera. (If you aren't, start getting busy here.)
Just letting you all know we're not dead. Yet.
Sunday November 21st
Somehow, this e-mail got lost. It's two days late, sorry...
Anyway, this is what GodzFire had to say:
...four new plugins that I've released at the Mill. All are in their final version, and two of them are units from Chimera. In the near future I will be releasing the Demon Lord, Krilla, and Fenris. It will also be available at the my map-making group's site, Anictolyte.Sounds good to me. GodzFire also says that the Anictolyte site may be moving soon, but it should be working for the moment.
Saturday November 20th
Wednesday November 17th
For more information about Myth: The Total Codex, check out codex.bungie.com.
Monday November 15th
Are you a true Myth king? Read the Seven Laws, then send in your films!
Yes! That is correct!
Chimera, Bungie's offical Myth II: Soulblighter add-on scenario, is finished and available for download. (Yes, it is free.)
Hopefully, this will add some juicy new plot twists to the Myth story. Go discuss them in The Asylum.
Sunday November 14th
In one of the most bizzare Myth pages I have ever seen, Mythster of BMF proudly displays his discovery: a fossilized ghol skull.
Yes-sir-ee-bob...this could be the real thing, folks. Check it out here and tell me what you think.
Saw this interesting tidbit at myther.com.
Friday November 12th
Matt Soell of Bungie Software recently provided details about a forthcoming patch to correct some compatibility issues that some users have reported between their best-selling realtime strategy game Myth II: Soulblighter and 3dfx Interactive's unsupported but constantly updated Mac drivers for its Voodoo3 cards.Sounds like good news to all of you Mac Voodoo 3 owners. (Sadly, this news doesn't affect me at all...sigh.)
"It's almost done," reports Soell. "Seriously. And our QA guy is exercising a great deal of internal pressure to get it out ASAP."
No information is currently available at their site, but there is a teaser you can read. If you were around back in the days of Marathon 1, I guarantee you this will send chills down your spine.
Thursday November 11th
Trevor Covert, an MGL staffer and frequent poster to agm/agm2, has interviewed project leaders Christopher Barrett and James Trevett of Bungie's upcoming Chimera add-on.
In this interview (which is two pages long plus screenshots) casts a little light on the plot of Chimera, as well as some of the new multiplayer features. Check it out!
Warning: if you don't want to know any information about Chimera until it comes out, don't read this interview -- some of the plot details ARE discussed.
On the other hand, if you DO want more Chimera information, check out Bungie's Chimera site.
Tuesday November 9th
Goodness gracious, I almost forgot Bungie's Chimera site!
Check out chimera.bungie.com and take a gander at what looks to be the heppest thing since Pathways Into Darkness. Wow!
(Thanks to KVLtv for bringing these new sites to my attention.)
Forrest (Myth@Bungie.org's Senior VP of tru7h) sends in this wake-up call:
Acrappa says 'i have filmz' is the first film site since 40oz. Not true!
I HAV FILMZ 2, CRAPPA! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! [ahem] Er, yeah.
Of course, if you have the IQ of a flaming bottle of dwarven liquor, you should realize that this is just a PR shamelessly disguised as an attack.
Monday November 8th
Remember 40 oz Films? We haven't had a Myth films page like this ever since its demise... until now. In an effort to bring back the joy of sharing films, I've created "i have films", a page dedicated to Myth films. So far there are only a handful of films available, but there will be more as time goes on. Look for weekly updates of the craziest, funniest, and downright strangest Myth films around. What are you waiting for? Head over to http://network.myther.com/filmz/ right now! Go!Mmm...40 oz. films...
Hey, sounds good to me! Head on over!
Sunday November 7th
Moridin writes concerning another tournament: the fabled Major League Myth tourney. Here is his PR:
Registration for MLM Season 2 is now open! MLM is a 32 team league for Myth 2: Soulblighter. All games are played on Friday nights, at 10:00pm Eastern.You heard the man. Go!
If you have a group of 3 or more, then you have enough for a team. Registration will only remain open until the spots are filled, so don't delay!
Swing by the MLM website at http://townhall.clanplaid.net/presents/mlm to sign up. Also be sure to swing by our forum!
Rudnir MoG announces the Millenium Tourney:
...the Y2K Millennium 2000 Tournament! This tournament will decide which is the best order of the millennium! Show your order pride and enter now! Go to http://millennium.ancrik.com.Lot of tourneys this season. If you're a tourney buff, sign up!
Saturday November 6th
Hey, it's just 20 bucks, too! (Thank you, Harry.)
Friday November 5th
As you can see, our news is catching up. A day or two of downtime can do that for you. ;)
Those guys over at Horsepants send us this sad news:
Due to repeated problems with development, the current Horsepants project, "The Day of the Beast" has been cancelled.Check out the Horspants website here.
The project encountered numerous problems in development which were causing the Myth II engine to either crash or loose synchronization with other network players. These problems were a direct opposition to our goal with this project: to create large armies, huge explosions, and giant units. Without these traits, the plug-in was not, in our minds, innovative enough to warrant further development. Therefore this project has been shelved indefinitely.
Although it is unlikely that this project will ever be completed, it is possible that, if enough interest is shown, a plug-in adding only the "Ultima" (beast) unit to the Myth II tags is possible.
Horsepants has, however, been working on another project since before the development of the beast. This project, a total conversion, is currently only in the conceptual stages. However, with the cancellation of "Day of the Beast", we have decided to begin development. We are sure this will please the Myth community even more than "the Beast" would have. However, to prevent confusion, we make no comment about the specifics of this plug-in. Information regarding it will be available "Soon?"
Carch sends us this (somewhat belated) PR:
The venerable internet gaming ladder, Case's Ladder, now has a new league for Myth 2 players. Carch's Myth 2 Ladder allows you to test your mettle against other Myth players in singles and doubles matches.You heard him! Bring it on!
Case's Ladder uses a simple and time-tested ranking system. The Myth 2 Ladder offers players a new kind of head to head competition that bungie.net rank does not afford. Myth 2 Ladder players will also be able to compete in special co-op, singles and doubles tournaments.
Not only that, but Myth 2 Ladder members earn "ladderbux" just for participating. Just about everything you do as a Myth 2 Ladder member earns you ladderbux. Ladderbux can be redeemed at Case's Ladder store for games, accessories, and merchandise.
All you need to sign up is an email address and a burning desire to claw your way to the top of the Myth 2 Ladder! Bring it on!
Myth II: Soulblighter won Macworld's yearly Game Hall of Fame awards for Best Real-Time Strategy Game.
That is all.
More news will follow. Thank you.