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November 7 - CIII   News Flash and all Roads Lead to CIII Heaven!
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Yet another review of CIII is up at Game Pen. It is the most balanced review I have seen and it is well worth the read. Seems like the reviewer started out not really liking the game (imagine that!) but in the end this is what he has to say: "...the game is a supremely addictive, insanely deep, yet manageable and vivid re-creation of Roman life." Sounds like a converted soul to me. Check out the final story and the rating.

Draco Dude is using his 'noggin' this morning and is asking you frequenters of the forum to tell him how you would like the rapidly expanding FAQs section organized. Well, that should make us hit 2000 forum posts before the weekend's over. You are also invited to share your thoughts on how you would like map tips in the Downloads section set up. Little bit of visitor/site interaction there for you. Speak out an ye shall be heard by going to Draco's post in the Forum and telling us what you think!

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And just because we think the design process should be fun too, keep contributions like the following commin': "I brought C3 to the office, and now my boss has poor access to labor." Courtesy of QuintusArius, humourist quintessential. And remember folks, don't try this at home...or on trains for that matter.

Angel Alexander I

November 6 - CIII   The Dangers of Playing CIII in Public

Forum rules at CIII! It not only provides you with masses of information, and keeps two of our Cherubs quite busy, it is extremely entertaining too as Chris' 'Caesar on the Train' post proves. Seems that ole Chris here thought he could get in a bit of CIII gaming on his way in to the office. This is a little piece of the conversation with a very excited passenger that ensued: 

" 'What's that person?"
a market lady
"What do they do?"
they bring food to my houses
"What's that building?"
the senate
"What does it do?"
it helps collect taxes.
"Ooh!~ That house is on fire!"
the prefect will take care of it.
"The what?"
the prefect, right there, he's like a soldier.
"Why don't the people help that soldier put the fire out?'

Oh yeah, CIII can be so confusing! I think she actually raises a good point here. Dash over to the forums to read the rest of this very funny post and the huge response it has elicited so far.

As you may have noticed, maintenance of the CIII pages is still ongoing and we would like to inform you that we are also looking into the best way to present the forum to you. We'll keep you informed of developments.

Angel Alexander I

November 5 - CIII   Polish and Innovation

The two Angels have been busy today. Angel SpineMan has been systematically updating pages with the new site layout and some very advanced HTML code. However, the busiest of the two has been Angel Pengo. He has updated Pengo's Guide in the Strategy Section and has made it ever so much more navigable.

To top it off, the links section has been totally redone both with regard to content and layout. Here you can quite literally get a very good picture of what the other sites have on offer due to an ingenious and innovative use of displays. Well done Pengo!

Angel Alexander I

November 4 - CIII   Prosperous Times in the Forum

Thanks to you, our visitors, the forum posts now number 1000! Many new posts are added every day. Today, for example, there is information from Draco on how to calculate your prosperity (I always wonder about that too) the possibility of more than one Academy and Xena and Hercules. Poor Draco will have to work hard to keep up with so much bustling activity. CIII, the site where all roads lead to the forum. 

Angel Alexander I

November 3 - CIII   More Units!
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This time Cherub JB has provided two more units and an update of three existing units. Have a peek in the Units sections and enjoy JB's humorous descriptions.

It seems that our Settlers 3 site is announcing the advent of a demo. Rush over there to get the details of this marvelous news.

The majestic mystery continues at our Majesty site although some of its characters are totally lacking in grace.

Whatever else you do, make sure you check out the new railroad baron over at our central news and games info site: GODS

Angel Alexander I

November 2 - CIII   Layout and Navigation Bar Changes for FAQs
Yes indeed Cherub Draco came, saw and conquered those 1000 forum entries! Most people would find it a daunting task to cull all the useful and kiewl information from the exchanges posted there. But not ole drastic Draco! He just whipped up another 20 FAQs. So we all agreed with you, our visitors, that it was high time to give this guy his own section. Ladies and Gentlemen, behold the FAQs section. The info section is a little sparse right now but it won't be for long.

Also, there is yet another review of Caesar III from Gamesmania that gives the game a very solid 8 out of 10 marks. You can tell the reviewer really enjoyed the game but had his share of troubles: "In essence, I found Caesar III to be a really fun game. Maybe 'addicting' is more the word. Whatever the case may be, I just couldn’t seem to tear myself away from my little plebs and prefects. The difficulty of maintaining my city’s profit while still growing was enough to keep me in a sweat, but not impossibly so."

As Angel b:real was working on it anyway, he decided to spruce up the  navigation bar too. Let us know what you think of the new Black Chancery font used.

Don't forget to pay a visit to other Heaven's Gaming Sites recently set up: Settlers 3 Heaven and Majesty Heaven, both sites that offer a great deal of information on these games including lively forums and marvelous eye candy.

Angel Alexander I

November 1, 12 PM - CIII   New Cherub and A Promotion
Allow me to introduce our latest addition to the wonderful CIII team: Cherub Draco. Yes, that's right, the same man who gave us the informative FAQs list. Draco tells me his name derives from that Athenian politician of ancient times who was wont to advocate Draconian measures. Well, the only Draconian part of our Draco is the length of his FAQs. they really take no prisoners.

As there is some room at the top of CIII, I also decided to make Pengo's Halloween an extra happy one, if they do that sort of barbaric thing down under: he will henceforth be known as Angel Pengo! Although he will be second in command at the CIII site, he will of course continue to provide material for the Buildings and Links sections and the one and only Pengo guide.

Congrats to both of you gentlemen. Please join me in giving these guys a well-deserved hand.

Angel Alexander I