News Archives - December 2010

Shogun 2 Articles Forum Now open

by | 12/30/2010 8:39 AM

Ever wanted to write an article, but all the good topics were taken? Well, your problems are over (at least for now).

We hereby announce the opening of the Shogun 2 Article Forum. This forum will host articles for our new and upcoming heaven for Total War: Shogun 2.

Got an urge to write? Follow it, and drop an article into the new forum.

Reminder: all articles that make it onto the Main Site (when it goes up) count towards a custom title.

A Cherub Turns in his Wings

by | 12/28/2010 13:08 PM

One of our beloved cherubs has clipped his wings and returned them to the Heavens, in order to resume the life of a mortal man.

Andalus, our most worthy poet, has moved on.

You may wish him well in this scroll.

We all wish him well along whatever path he chooses to take.

Thanks for all the service over the years. You shall be missed.

XI Awards- Voting closes TODAY

by | 12/22/2010 0:31 AM

Yes, today.

When Wednesday closes, so do our voting threads.

Thus, if you want to vote and have not yet done so, do it today!

Have a wonderful holiday season, and make sure you vote so that our nominees may also receive a nice little extra this season.

XI Awards- Voting closes soon

by | 12/20/2010 0:52 AM

That's right. Voting will close on Wednesday 22 December 2010. It has been open for almost three weeks now, and several of the races are pretty close. So do your bit and vote, if you have not yet done so!

Presentations of the awards will be on 15 January 2011.

A New Skald Emerges

by | 12/7/2010 4:01 AM

The Guild of the Skalds has spoken.

Welcome our newest member, the Apprentice Storyteller GeneralKickass, for his enthralling tale of the famous Battle of Ilipa, where Publius Cornelius Scipio ended the Carthaginian domination of Iberia forever.

His tale met all criteria of quality and completeness, though there was a debate concerning the length. That debate abruptly ended when he added his post-battle annotations. Thus he fulfilled all requirements, and was thus granted membership to the Guild.

Welcome, GeneralKickass. And we hope to read more tales of glory from thy worthy pen.

Shogun 2 Multiplayer Details

by | 12/3/2010 2:18 AM

Finally! Details have surfaced about Shogun 2: Total War's multiplayer via an overview from IGN.

Every achievement in Shogun 2, single player or otherwise, unlocks a piece of armour for your multiplayer general. Players who then go into the multiplayer to play dress-up will find themselves looking at a simplified paper map of Japan, with their general represented by a token. Hovering the cursor over all the map, they'll see that each conquered province unlocks a unit type, or some other bonus. It's only when you attack a province that the game goes off and finds you an opponent. This is Shogun 2's multiplayer renovation - trying to give the multiplayer battles a lite version of the single player's dramatic context. And that's not all.

For the full story click Total War: Shogun 2 - Big in Japan.

I have to say I didn't see this coming but I'm very pleasantly surprised. Sounds like multiplayer will finally get the sense of context that I've always found lacking in previous games. Plus, you'll be unlocking new items and skills and whatnot as you progress so it won't get old to soon I think.

What about you guys? Like it? Share your thoughts.

New Poll Opened

by | 12/1/2010 4:36 AM

It is the Kalends of December, and thus our former poll has stood for two months. It is time for its term to end and another to pick up the title of Open Poll.

Look to the right. There is the poll.

XI Awards Voting is Now Open

by | 12/1/2010 4:35 AM

The Voting Booths are now open.

Please cast your votes in the appropriate scrolls:
Roman Awards
Medieval Awards
Red Lion Tavern Awards
Empire and Napoleon Awards

and let's not forget the entire community:
Community Awards

Voting will close on or about 22 December 2010.