Boy, if all you do around is talking at very least learn to express yourself correctly without ingoring the basics of etiquette. And if you don't - at least don't run around crying after you get offended by a someone behaving the same way as you do.
Archers and Huntresses had a new ability that increased their armor by 3 for some time, I think it was 30 seconds. Hippogryphs had an ability that increased their attack speed for some time and new units were a green dragon instead of chimaera and a new druid unit, it had an AoE heal, it could give extra armor to friendly units and Rejuvenation. Maybe there were some other changes too, but I can't remember now.
Yes I can help you after New Years. It's a rather time consuming process so what you can do now is choose a tileset and decide a mine layout. This means draw a box and place 2.5 mines per player in a configuration you like. So for 12 players you'll place 30 mines. My maps are designed for sea units so if your races don't use them then it will be easier. I use NewGen WE so you can mix tiles if you like.
Still working on the 7th chapter though the 8th already has the terrain on work. Its on hold for the most part since Im pretty busy with my schedules at the university plus my band's gigs. I'll release it though so dont worry. If I dont finish it, I might hand it over to someone else though.