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January 21st  -  RR the Unmasker

RR really has been busy today folks. He did a Higgins type phonemic analysis on Onionjon to unmask him (well done, old chap, we knew this site could not be bereft of awards for too much longer). Not only that, but he has set up a chat schedule. Yep, that's right, all the fans will know when one of the Angels or Cherubim will be waiting for you to have a chat with them. About what? Well, CIII or Pharaoh or anything really. It's a free Internet. :-) The schedule will be up by Sunday but don't let that stop you from visiting the Chat room now. Good chance one of us and some fans are lounging about there as you read this.

Naturally, RR had lots of time left and he posted a useful bit of info for those of you kind enough to send in housing strategies: "Ok, we have quite a lot of people who come to the forum and post messages showing housing layouts that have been successful for them. However, it is usually quite hard to see them properly, owing to the font we use to display the messages.

So, if you want to make it clearer, then use the following little piece of html:
First, you'll have to change the { to < and the } to > ok, here we go:

{font face="courier"}housing layout here{/font}

Then, your layouts will look like this:

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For a better explanation of the html, look at the source code (in the edit menu in IE). Easy, huh?" Check out the forum posting and replies here.

Angel Alexander I

January 20th  -  Healthy, Clean Citizens

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Need a bath? We've got one waiting for you in the Buildings section (Health Buildings subsection) lovingly maintained by Angel JB.

Sorry about this, but I love this composed shot of the pyramids by Mats. Man, even in negative it looks wonderful!

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Chat is really starting to take off now. We will have a 'schedule' up for you soon.

Hey, don't forget our big sister sites have some cool happenings as well. Age of Kings is regularly treated to unique, in-depth treatises on major aspects of the game by one of the development staff members! Also, Age of Empires reports an interview with the main web dude at Ensemble Studios and much more!

Angel Alexander I

January 19th  -  Peaceful Pixels

Our Michelangelo of HGS sites, Angel b:real, is warming up for his tour de force at the Pharaoh site soon to be launched by designing a new CIII Strat subsection logo that you can just walk right through, peacefully or a-kickin'.

Just to keep you in the mood, ogle this:

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Now wouldn't you like to have your people dedicated to you like the ones that built the pyramids at Giza? Well, ok, so you had to coerce them...a lot. But that is why you are a Pharaoh! Don't those shapes rising out of the sand piercing the grainy blue sky look mythical, almost science 'fictional' like something out of Dune? Well, this is an actual picture taken by Mats O. Arvendal. That sure is one heck of a photograph!

Be sure to join us for a chat now and again. Just follow the quick link at the top left of this page. Also, don't forget those cool building strategy layouts.

Angel Alexander I

January 18th  -  MAJOR NEWS! Pharaoh Site to open soon!

 

Pharaoh Heaven

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After frenzied preparations and a deluge of e-mails, the Caesar III Heaven Dream Team are proud to announce the imminent opening of the sequel to CIII H: Pharaoh Heaven! There are still some matters to be attended to but required permissions have been granted and we felt we should share this with you as soon as it was a sure thing. As soon as the server has been geared towards handling the site for this exciting new game and new pixels and characters can be slapped onto html pages, the site will be opened and it will be announced right here!

Of course the release of the game this Fall means that events will not be as fast-paced as they now are at CIII Heaven. However, we are certain that we shall be able to keep you entertained with lots of goodies till the release--and I don't just mean eye candy either. We are very, very pleased with the announcement of Pharaoh which promises to surpass even the achievements of Caesar III. A game so popular it has already sold 400,000 units! We are sure Pharaoh will better this and Pharaoh Heaven will be dedicated to assisting in this goal and, of course, in giving you the latest insights as they become known to us. How can we be so sure that the game and the site will be blockbusters? Because the same team that developed CIII and the same team that created CIII Heaven are the same teams working on Pharaoh.

Naturally, we will be maintaining the CIII Heaven site for a long, long time and only four of the original team have been selected to initiate Pharaoh Heaven: Draco, Reckless Rodent, b:real and myself. We will be getting contributions from others at the CIII Heaven site right from the beginning and these contributions will become more frequent as Pharaoh goes beta.

Angel Alexander I

January 17th  -  More on the Sequel to CIII!

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I don't know about you, but I love graphics! Especially the mysterious atmosphere of the new Pharaoh art. If those pixels are anything to go by, this game is going to win a lot of prizes and a lot of favour. The CIII Heaven Dream Team are all very excited about this swift announcement of the follow-up to CIII. In fact, Jon Payne tells us that development on Pharaoh started a few months ago and this must be why it can be both excellent and out this Fall. Ancient history books a little dusty? Need to see what today's ruins looked like in the Egypt of old? Treat yourself and click on the image below.

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Have you tried our chat facility yet? I've spoken to some of you already in chats and I would like to speak to more of you. I think it is a lot of fun and an easy way to answer some of the more 'involved' questions about CIII. Although we will be announcing visits by CIII Heaven Angels, Cherubs and possibly 'guests' quite soon, we do drop by quite regularly so you don't have to wait for the announcement to be made to enter the chat room. Cya there!

Mention must be made of two forum postings that have broken through the C barrier. The age of Caesar players would seem to be fast becoming an all-time favourite with you forum frequenters. However, it is still outpaced by the Story Time thread started by Lion Tamer. Drop by and weave a bit of your plot into the tale.

Angel Alexander I

January 16th  -  A Chat Room!

Well, after yesterday's news about Pharaoh, there's yet more exciting stuff here at C3H today.  Everyone's favourite Angelic Rodent has managed to set up a chat room on the site:)  You can find it here.  I'll be there for an hour or so at 5pm GMT - that's 12pmEST for those of you in the States - to answer general questions about C3H and the chat room.  Expect to see sometime soon a schedule being posted by myself to detail  times when Angels and Cherubs will be on hand to help you with your problems.
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There have been loads of site updates this morning - I've posted into the Strategy Section some building layouts that Cherub Monty's Monkey sent me this morning.  Also to be updated this morning is the Archives section - check it out to see what you've missed over the past week.

So, with all these momentous events occuring today, what were people of the past coming to terms with today?  Well, in 1547, the people of Russia were celebrating the coronation of Tzar Ivan IV (the Terrible in later life).  In the US in 1920, time was being called for the last time for 13 years as the 18th Amendment (Prohibition) came into effect.  Meanwhile, on this day in 1982, full diplomatic relations were established between the UK and the Vatican, after over 400 years of hostility.

Angel Reckless Rodent

January 15th  -  New Game From Impressions and  Reckless Rodent hits 1000+ Posts!

Whoa!!  The big news of the day is that Impressions Software (besides just launching their very own web site) has announced the next big game in their "City Building Series," set to be released sometime next Fall:  

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The following is an excerpt from the Pharaoh web site:

"Pharaoh is set in ancient Egypt during the period when the great pyramids were built. This city simulation game allows players to create majestic Egyptian cities, build large monuments and farm at the mercy of the Nile River."

Hop on over to the site and add your suggestions to its forum!

Shifting gears, Angel Reckless Rodent has surpassed 1000 forum posts!  Woo-Hoo!  Way to be there for the fans Reck!

Thread of the Day: Dragon2's: Proposal for competitive city building.   Add your thoughts to what kind of contests Heaven can run for you.

Angel "Proconsul" Draco