Do you want to be a balance tester?

The balance testing team is looking for reinforcements! If you want to help testing upcoming balance patches, you can apply now!

To apply, write a short application message to keyser and me per forum message. Depending on the number of applicants, we’ll close the application period in 1-2 weeks.


  • No rating requirement
  • You are an active 1v1 player.
  • You are motivated to reach out to other team members to organize and play at least a few test-games per week
  • You are a good observer and can formulate your observations as objective feedback
  • Bonus points if you also play teamgames, like sandboxing, are 1500+ rated or if you have other qualities that make you a good tester that you point out yourself in your application.


Roos and Drop Bears Tourny #5 – 28th of May

You joining? You better be joining! I’m watching you! XD

Time and date:
Saturday the 28th of May, 9am BST(Britsh Summer Time-GMT)- to name some cities:
8pm Auckland
6pm Brisbane/Sydney/Canberra/Melb time
5pm Tokyo
4pm Perth, Beijing
Check your timezone

Challonge page 
Note: if your challonge name is different to your in game name please advice in the thread below. If you can’t make a challonge account for whatever reason, post in the thread and you’ll be manually added.

This is a tournament for all the australian, asian, nz, pacific region and others that find it hard to wake up for the european/american based tournaments but all who are awake at the time are welcome! 
There is no rank limit. Just join in and have fun! I try to add and change up the map pool every tournament!

You need to be in the tournament channel 15 minutes prior to the start of the tournament type “/join #RoosAndDropBears” to join the tournament channel
You must be signed up in the challonge page to participate – if you have issues with challonge, let me know in this thread and I’ll manually add you
This will be a double elimination 1v1 tournament with the default settings
Read the rest of the rules here

Remember this is just for fun and it’s good practice. Don’t worry about your rating, everyone starts somewhere! 
Who doesn’t like an underdog? ^.^

First prize: Tourney winner avatar and $10AUD
Second prize: Face of a faction avatar
Third prize: Logo of a faction avatar

Map pool
Red Rocks
Frozen Dreams
Hexagonian Drylands
Moji Island Clutch >Advance Wars< 2v2
Veil of Stars V3
Williamson’s Bridge 
TAG Voi Vittu v2
High Noon
Blasted Rock

<3 Violet Ania

3652 desync hotfix

We’ve released a hotfix to 3652 that should mitigate the desync issues people have been seeing. Please keep reporting in the tech support forum if you’re still seeing desyncs.




Short Term Ladder Map Rotation

Hi everyone. The next short term map rotation is online! In two weeks, half of the other maps will be replaced in the long term rotation, you can give your feedback on the forums. Until then, enjoy playing three new maps!



theta passage
cobalt valley (it’s 10×10 i count it as 5×5 anyway)
Cloud Kingdom LE (short rotation)

open palms
syrtis major
twin rivers
eye of the storm
Red Rocks (short rotation)

Selkie Isle (short rotation)
the bermuda locket
roanoke abyss

FAF Coding School

Most of us always wanted to contribute to FAF but lack the coding skills to do so. Especially for those people, Softly(Softles) will be hosting a FAF coding school where he will explain how to start contributing. There is absolutely no coding skill required!

There will be a dedicated chat room for all participants, where you can learn and ask questions. Sheeo will be present where he can so don’t miss out! speed2 will also be there, to help out anyone interested in making scripted maps and working on ingame tutorials.

Topics that we will be covering:

  • Basic coding
  • How the server works and the logic behind it
  • How to set up your own development environment on your pc
  • How to make and test changes

This session will be hosted on the upcoming Saturday, for the entire day, starting 9 am GMT. To join, simply type /join #FAF_Dev_School into the aeolus chat!

We are looking forward to seeing you there to make the difference for our beloved community, please spread this to any motivated friends you know to maximize the profit of Softly and our other developers’ devoted time. See you soon!