The Summer Writing Competition 2014, hosted by the TWC Scriptorium team has entered into the final week for submissions. The competition offers really cool prizes in form of medals for winners, and reputation points for the runner-ups. The last date of submission is September 30. For full information about the competition, the rules, and submissions can be found in the official thread here.
There are many opinions on Rome II and Total War generally. The question is what's yours? alQamar and fellow partners in crime have unleashed a new Total War community survey off the back of a very successful first survey many months ago. What do you want to see changed? What do you like about Rome II? What don't you like about Rome II? What can be improved? What are your feelings on Total War multiplayer? What should be the next game in the series?
Your opinion makes a difference and nearly 5000 give their insight in the first survey. That's a record to beat and what you say could have a real impact on the Total War series. Wait no longer and get involved right now!
In the map of the Statue of Zeus there was a massive and bloody battle and from it arose the champion of the Rome II Elimination Tournament.
THE CALEDONIAN (Reptilicus)
Rome is now celebrating his victory and as Champion, He has also won a Intel i7 CPU 4770k,
a gold medal and reps. Sobchack and GoTW Kubee will be rewarded a silver and bronze medal and reps for their successful wins!
The Battle of Amon Sul is a Total War machinima video by xHolyCrusader. It's based on the Divide & Conquer submod for Third Age:Total War on the Medieval Kingdoms: Total War engine. Check out other examples of xHolyCrusader's work in the link below.
DarrenTotalWar brings you the first battle of the TWC Olympics Rome II elimination tournament in his very own fight against LegendOfTotalWar. Darren takes an in depth look at both armies, the terrain and what mistakes were made in this epic first battle featuring close up action, zoomed out tactical insight and some interesting moves on both sides. Discuss about the battle in the link below.
The TWC Olympics : Rome 2 Elimination tournament got on its way yesterday and already we've had some surprising results. With the first stage now finished only 8 remain. Who will become the winner in TWC's first ever Olympic Rome 2 Elimination Tournament? Check out the results in the image above or in the link below.
Sign-ups for this years TWC Olympics - including the Rome II Knockout tournament are now under way. Games begin on the week of Monday the 28th of July with sign-up open between now and Saturday the 26th of July. Rome II isn't the only game on offer - Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Chess, Mount and Blade, Wargame: Red Dragon and the Risk-esque Warlight are some of the other events.
Players of all skills are welcome to join the fun and games. The only question is do you have game? Do you have the courage?
From Rome: Total War to Shogun 2, Darth Vader is a name as synonymous to Total War modding as it is to the Death Star. Ultimate General: Gettysburg is a new and very addictive Steam Early Access game designed by none other than Darth Vader - the TW modding legend himself. Command thousands of Union or Confederate troops in this very neat Tactical Battle Simulator at the crucial Battle of Gettysburg.
Total War Center is very pleased to announce the opening of a new discussion forum for Game-Labs - the developers behind the much talked about new title. The forum is awash with useful information on this cool game from the TW modding maestro, so be sure not to delay in checking it out! You can even catch some of the game developers such as Darth and husserlTW in the forum too!
Total War Center wouldn't exist if it weren't for volunteers sharing their affection or loathing for Total War with the masses. If you have your opinions on Total War like we do, want your voice heard by the entire community, while learning some useful and cool skills in the process, then perhaps joining our very merry Total War Center staff team is for you!
Total War Feature / News Writers
TWC would be nothing without Total War and we're looking for those who can or would be willing to learn how to take a topic on Total War - such as the recent Hannibal of the Gates DLC, and create entertaining and informative articles surrounding them. You don't necessarily need past experience as we will give you all the guidance needed to create great and superbly written articles.
If longer articles or features aren't your thing, we also are always happy to have an extra hand writing shorter news posts both on the TWC frontpage, Twitter and Facebook. So if you're a social media guru or want to learn the ins and outs of bringing fresh content to an audience then please drop us a line on the forum.
If you're interested in any of the roles above or you think you have something different or unique to bring to Total War Center staff generally, we'd love to hear from you.
The Wise Coffin has started on a series of AARS that will cover various points throughout history by using mods with the Total War series, the whole AAR has been broken into two sections of CE and BCE. The first campaign AAR has been finished with the use of the Gods & Generals mod for Rome: Total war. His next campaign AAR will be with the Trojan Wars with the use of the Aristeia mod.
Total War Center is pleased to announce that we will be giving more support to Paradox's Crusader Kings 2. You can check out the new sub-forum here, At the moment we are particularly interested in jump-starting on any modding projects you want to start on, whether its big or small. If you are interested in modding CK2, please feel free to start your own mod in this thread here. Additionally, if you feel really enthusiastic you can also join the CK2 sub-forum Development Team by applying to the following group.
It's time for Total War Center to decide who has been the best of the rest in the forum community this past year with the start of the Annual TWC Site Awards. Who has made you laugh on TWC this year? Who stands above the bloodied corpses of the many who dared to debate them? Is there a user that has helped you out in a tough spot this year?
The TWC Member Awards starts with the nomination period where you can put forward the names of the people you think should be options the community can vote on. With the prestige and prizes of funky forum medal images on the line, you can't afford not to nominate can you? Of course you can't, get to it!
The nominations will close Sunday 16th of March with voting starting soon after that.
The Westeros: Total War Gaming Staff team, has recently announced the final level of the Tag Team Tourney Hotseat Championship. The first, second and third Tag Tournaments are almost over, and the winning teams from the first levels, will now face each other in the Finale: to find which one is the "Best Westeros Pair"! It is almost time for the teams to face each other, and fight for 25 rep, a medal, and infinite glory!
Total War Center's Gaming Staff has recently announced the new tournament, War of the Worlds, an epic Hotseat which will determine once and for all which is the BEST Hotseat community of Total War Center! The three biggest and most vibrant Hotseat Communitites of Total War Center, The Main Area Forum, The Westeros Forum and The Third Age Total War Forum will compete against each other in a Hotseat to prove which one is the best! The time has now come to start the nominations and let each Hotseat Communit pick their 2 most talented and experienced players to represent their team, be sure to check out the rules and sign up before the nominations are closed!
After an array of games that were put up for nominations by the public, in 11 unique categories, it's now time to see your category winners and best game of the year 2013. Be sure to leave some feedback and discuss the results in the link below.
After an array of games that have been put up for nominations by the public, in 11 unique categories, it's now time for the voting
to commence. With a deadline of the 22nd Of January it's time for you to vote for your winner!
As 2013 comes to a close, any respecting gamer is naturally considering what the best games were in the last calendar year. In preparation for a special edition of the Gamers' Gazette, nominate your best games of the last year now! Help the community decide definitively what the best-of-rest last year have been. Was Grand Theft Auto V your 2013 pièce de résistance? Did you get endless citations in Papers Please? Or were the likes of The Stanley Parable, Bioshock Infinite, Super Mario 3D World, and Saints Row IV your best-of-the-rest in 2013? Check out the forum and nominate now!
In the true spirit of Christmas, Total War Center is having a lottery giveaway with 10 $20 Steam Wallet vouchers up for grabs. All you have to do is head over to this thread to read the rules and post to enter. The winners will then be selected at random on December 29th.
From everyone at Total War Center, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!