For the historically interested among you, here's a collection of news from days gone past:
July 7th, 1999
The Arcomage page is back! It has been updated with MMMcV's guide (thanks for letting us use it, BTW : )), and can normally be found as a section on the FAQs page. But the biggest (literally) news of today is that we have compiled a complete list of Monsters! We couldn't fit it in the ordinary tables of this site, which is why it'll open in a new browser window. Normally, you'll find it by going to the main Lists page. And we have a new Editorial up! This one's by visitor Lord Ardyn - Go read it and post your opinions on it in the Tavern! Also, the Skills, Potions, Quests, Party Creation, Sneaky Tips and Travel pages has been updated. Thanks again to all of our kind visitors who sends us corrections and additions : )
July 4th, 1999
The Area Maps section has been updated. It now holds maps of Erathia, Tularean Forest, Deyja and Bracada Desert. We'll be updating and adding more during the week. Oh, and there's a new quite thorough review at Games Weekly, awarding it a fair 8 out of 10. The Travel page has been updated. It seems we had missed Avlee's Ship schedule. It should be fixed now. Other than the traditional adding of a few more teachers to the Skills page, that's it for today ; )
July 2nd, 1999
Take a look at English MM7 distributor Ubisoft's "Create a Monster" competition! Come up with the best idea for a MM8 monster! Details on how to enter are found here. Stay tuned for major site updates during the next week : )
June 30th, 1999
There are a couple of new reviews out there, Gamecenter's - giving it a decent 7 out of 10 - and one from one of our favorite online mags, The Adrenaline Vault, which is decidedly positive and ends up in a 4 out of 5 star rating. And since it's in many ways related to the MM7 universe, we thought that you might find Computer Games Online's preview of the HoMM3 expansion pack, Armageddon's Blade, interesting.
June 30th, 1999
OK! Quite a lot of new stuff today! First and foremost, we have rearranged the HELP! menu. Now, you'll find a list of Quests, different FAQs (of which only the Game FAQ is online yet, though). Brand new page under the Characters heading also - Party Creation.You are encouraged to look the new material over and e-mail us your comments. But that's not all...the Skills page is updated again - the blanks are getting fewer and fewer! And we have added Charles Tyson's MM7Keys add-on to the Files page. Go check it out! Oh, and we have corrected some misinformation on promotions on the Classes page. Thanks to visitors wert and Roger Sivertsen for the heads up! : ) Finally, the Scores page is up and running - linking to the #m&m7 page.
June 29th, 1999
We'll be updating and revising a lot of sections later today - you can look forward to a new list of quests, for instance. Until then you should check out the new reviews at Gamer's Central - by our old friend I.B. Chance - and at GamePower, who awards it 3˝ out of 4 bolts of lightning. Also, especially for our Scandinavian visitors, we have recieved word that RollespilCentralen has posted a lengthy review of MM7. The full piece (in Danish) can be found here. Thanks again to all of you who visit our site and send us feedback and material. You're the ones who make it worthwhile : )
June 28th, 1999
Three new reviews today: Game Over's piece, giving the game a decent 79%, ESCMag's review, awarding it a similar 8 out of 10, and finally FiringSquad's rather interesting piece, ending up in a 4 out of 5 rating. We found all these mentioned over at the excellent Vault Network.
June 27th, 1999
The Travel page is online! Find it under the Maps heading - not completely logical, we know, but bear with us ; ). Also, the Skills page is updated again, with info from both André Pietsch and TELP member Bri. Beware - it's biiiig! Finally, Bones has come with an idea for a very cool Help System, which we have now started. You're invited to take a look, although it's still in "beta" ; ). We'll keep you posted as it evolves.
June 25th, 1999
We're all still very busy playing the game, so we hope you'll forgive us for not updating as fast as we would like to. We're planning put up a lot of new material over the weekend, including that Travel schedule you've all been asking for ; ). Until then we suggest you pass time by reading Gamespot's review. It's an altogether decent piece of reviewing (although not written by our favorite Gamespotter, Desslock), giving the game a solid 8.3 out of 10. Read the full piece here. For lengthier player opinions we suggest you check out this week's RPG Therapy from Gamepen's Craig A. Schaeffer. Stay tuned.
June 24th, 1999
It just dawned on us that we haven't yet forwarded the saddest possible news: Bill Iburg aka Lord Brinne, known by many a MM gamer from the 3DO boards, passed away recently. A couple of sites have been put up to honor his memory (here and here). It appears that the people of 3DO have decided to include him in MMVIII, and there's a petition here to have his tombstone raised in Ultima Ascension. We hope you'll support these initiatives.
June 24th, 1999
Let's start today's news by saying thanks to all the visitors who sends us helpful corrections, suggestions and contributions - and nice words ; ). It's very much appreciated! We would like to remind our guests that the Tavern is open for asking and answering questions about the game, as we currently rarely have the time (or knowledge, for that matter) to answer such questions by e-mail. We hope you understand. Now, for today's updates: The Potions page has been updated once again. It should be - dare we say it - complete now ; ). Thanks to visitors Lan Doan, Randawl, Peter McAdam, Moa, Goh Yu Tak Benjamin and G.H. for contributing. A big thanks also to visitor André Pietsch of SCAI GmbH who contributed heavily to the new content on the Skills page. It now hold X,Y coordinates and altoghether more detailed info than before. We still have some blanks though, and you're welcome to help us fill them out by e-mailing us. Thanks also to Geppetto and Randawl who contributed to the list.
June 22nd, 1999
Whew, this game is good! We're playing day and night (mostly nights, AAMOF) to be able to provide you with qualified information...speaking of which you should know that we're currently revising the map of Emerald Island to include a couple of more points of interest. Hopefully, the new version will be ready for tomorrow. Oh, and we have added yet another site to our Links page, The Tower of Dreams. The site's in Polish, but contains maps and lists that can also be useful for the non-Polish ; ). And the Potions list just keeps growing! A most kind visitor, Beth, has informed us that we forgot to list the Yellow Gem reagent. It should be added now.
June 21st, 1999
Today's the day of our visitors! We have corrected an error on the Potions page. It seems we had given an incorrect recipe for Pure Luck. Thanks to visitor Flamestrike for noticing! Various additions made to the Skills page, which is nearing completion. Thanks to visitor Misk for the input! And the mysterious well on Emerald Island (#10 on the map) has been reported to give 1000 GP to really poor adventures. Thanks to Tommy Lindquist for the info! If you have details on just how poor you have to be or how many times it'll work, please drop us a line. And another visitor, Darren, has informed us that the Island's healer will also train Unarmed and Dodging skills. Thanks again! Goh Yu Tak Benjamin has sent us info on a new reagent called Dragon's Eye which has been added to the Potions page. And last but not least we've recieved info on a new full-featured Editor, designed specifically for MM7. Thanks, Jack. Files page updated accordingly.
June 20th, 1999
Our first map of Emerald Isle is online! Also, we have updated the World Map page. Go take a look! Oh, and we passed 10,000 hits yesterday (and it seems we passed 11,000 today ; )). Thanks to all of you for dropping by!
June 19th, 1999
There's a couple of new reviews out there: IGN PC posted their review yesterday, giving the game a solid 7.7 score. They conclude:
June 18th, 1999
Lotsa news today! The list of NPCs is updated again, this time we've added quite a few new entries. The Arcomage page is updated with playing tips. We've added a new page called Magic Soul to the Links page. If you haven't done so already, be sure to check out the 3 new reviews from Next-Generation Online, Gaming-Age and u-games. It's safe to say that opinions vary greatly, with these reviews giving the game everything from B+ to 5%! Visitor "Finesse" Philip Abelanet has been added to the Thanks page. We've posted some trainers on the Skills page. The list is not done yet, we're still working on it. Also, there's now links for the two available MM7 editors at the Files page. Whew! ; )
June 17th, 1999
We promised you some site updates, right? Well, now it's after midnight here, so...The list of Potions is now online, complete with printer-friendly version. Thanks to visitor Jason Ballew for input to the Potion Guide. The list of NPCs is updated with new NPC, the cunning Burglar. Thanks to visitor Carl D. Willis-Ford for the info! A couple of new sites have been added to the Links page: Eric's MM page and Vodreaux's MM7 Board. St0rmcat has contacted us to let us know that he has given his MM6 Editor "MM6 View" an overhaul, so that it now works even better with MM7 - it will now also let you edit your MM7 save games, for instance! Because of all this, the program is now called MM7 View (surprise!) and can be downloaded here. We'll update the Files page shortly. We'll bring you more updates a.s.a.p.
June 16th, 1999
The first dedicated MM7 Editor is in the works over at Wintergrp.com. Read more about it right here. We hope to be able to upload some updates to various pages later today. See you then ; )
June 15th, 1999
A hearty welcome to Professa' Dibbs, who has joined T.E.L.P. PD will primarily contribute to the Strategy section. Thanks goes out to visitor Philip Abelanet, who reports that St0rmcat's MM6View editor works with MM7! He's even sent us a complete list of potions, found using this handy tool. Thanks! The first review of MM7 has been posted at Digital Entertainment Online. The short review comes down pretty hard on the graphics, and end up giving the game a rather lukewarm score of 78%. You can read the full review here. Other than that the info is pouring in, and we're trying hard to keep up (thanks to all of our visitors who are writing to us, we *will* get back to you ; )). Stay tuned for more updates in the next couple of days.
June 14th, 1999
Our first Editorial is up! This one is by TELP-member Bones, but everybody is welcome to e-mail us their contributions. New site: Our resident MM6 Grandmaster, JOhn, has put up his MM7 Grandmaster-to-be page, ver. 0.1, including his first impressions and a Beginner's Guide. Also, Destination MM7 is back online! Poor Aerius had some problems with his ISP, but everything should be back to normal now.
June 12th, 1999
New NPC section! We've put up a list of all the NPCs we've met in Erathia so far (normally found under the Lists heading), and given you the opportunity to sort the info in different ways. Go check it out! Also, we've revised our Links page. It now holds short comments on all the links, as well as "Must-see" banners on those you absolutely cannot afford to miss. And as if that wasn't enough, we've added the rules of the great game-in-game, Arcomage.
June 11th, 1999
Ken "Delekhan" Liang has posted his initial impressions of MM7 over at Desslock's RPG News (don't be fooled by the URL, it's not the final review). He seems very satisfied with it, and mentions the improved graphics, Arcomage, the music, and cutscenes as particularly impressive. Sam Schlansky of 3DNews also posted his initial impressions. They're not quite as rosy as Delekhan's, but they contain some interesting notes on potential hardware problems. Read the article here.
June 10th, 1999
We've been looking out for initial impressions from the people who rushed out and bought the game yesterday (we, the members of T.E.L.P., haven't been fortunate enough to lay their hands on our own copies yet). It seems to have made a very positive impression on most people - the new automap features seem to be a big hit in particular - even though some people *have* reported unexplained crashes. We'll of course bring you more info in the next couple of days. Oh, and our friends Troy and Pierre have been very quick, and you can already find a couple of quest descriptions and maps at their site, Magic Grounds. Oh, oh we nearly forgot! We'll introduce you to a new member of T.E.L.P. very soon! Stay tuned! : )
June 8th, 1999
Oh, happy day! The day of RELEASE is finally here! MM7 should be available today in the U.S. - the rest of the world has to wait a little longer, of course. Again, we refer you to 3DO's list of international distributors to find out when it hits your country. Check out the brand new Official Press Release from 3DO!
June 7th, 1999
With everyone waiting anxiously for the official release tomorrow, nothing much is going on. But you should take note that the excellent MM7 site called Destination MM7 is temporarily out of order. Aerius, who runs the place, reports that he's having some serious trouble with his webhost, but says that he hopes things are back on track in time for the release. We're crossing our fingers, Aerius! ; )
June 6th, 1999
Today, the initial stats for all the 4 avaliable races were posted by a visitor at the 3DO Community. Even though the info is unconfirmed, we thought you might like to see it anyway - so we put it up on the Races page. Also, info on which classes can reach the level of Grandmaster in particular skills is beginning to surface. On the Classes page, we've put up what we've been able to find on the subject.
June 4th, 1999
We've spotted a new MM7 preview at Computer Games Online. It features a couple of new screenshots as well as an interesting, if a little brief, discussion of the new level system. Go read it! Oh, and we have split up the Old News into two sections, and made a specific section for Really Old News ; )
June 3rd, 1999
Check out the above banner for ordering MM7 at Chips and Bits. We thought it would be a good idea to give you the opportunity to order the game online and at the same time enabling us to make some contests in the future. You'll have to wait and see what the contests will be about, and the size of the prizes will depend solely on how many of you, our distinguished visitors, will use this feature. But we like giving away big prizes, so place your order now!
June 2nd, 1999
We have added a Combat Section! In it, Bones describes what we can expect from MM7's combat system, and how it is likely to differ from that of MM6. This is a must-read for all of us who take our MM-gaming seriously... and who doesn't? ; )
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