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Why are they making DLC for a 15+ year old game? Why not just

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Why are they making DLC for a 15+ year old game?
Why not just make a proper AoE4 using the theme that ensemble originally planned?
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>dont fix what isnt broken.
MS understood that
ubisoft didnt and thats why heroes fans have to suffer while AOE fans get a good game
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>>315601167
>Microsoft continue to make a new AoE
Im sure they learned a lot of great ideas from AoE Online :^)
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>>315601167
>using the theme that ensemble originally planned?
wat
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>>315601263

>MS understood that
>What is age of empires online

Sure.
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I think AoE4 might happen soon, but right now they want to milk those HD editions they made.
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>they making
Didn't they just take a community-made campaign and made it official?
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>>315601167
WE WUZ KINGS N KWEENS MUFUGGA
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>>315601505
africa was planned for the original AOE2 but they never got to make it, they found the files again and decided to finish it
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>>315601594
Good for them.
Ubi just fucking lost the sources of HoMM III expansions.
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OOOGA BOOGA WHERE DA GOLD PILES AT


>>315601167
>Why are they making DLC for a 15+ year old game?

Why is new content something bad?
you realize you can revert instantly to the old data sets instantly in the game menu

>Why not just make a proper AoE4 using the theme that ensemble originally planned?
people like AoE2 already
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>>315601327
this was in the AoE3 collectors edition book that came with
Each game was supposed to be in a time period picking up after a short time gap after the previous game.
>AoE1 started at caveman times ended at the height of ancient civilisations
>AOE2 covers basically the entire medieval era
>AoE3 covers the colonisation of america and ends during the industrial revolution with shit like steamtrains and such
>by this theme AoE 4 was probably going to cover both world wars to modern time
>AoE5 was going to be set in the future
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>>315601167
>Why are they making DLC for a 15+ year old game?
Why not? Postal 2 did it. And AoEII is the last AoE game anyone liked.
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>>315601947
AoE4 when?
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>>315602035
Yeah but postal 2 is a sort of known indie game made by noname Devs.
Age of Empires is owned by microsoft and was one of the biggest and most poplular RTS series
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Because it would probably be shit if they made another one. Ensemble is dead, and no one in this modern day knows how to make a good RTS. It's very possible they are using AoE2 to learn and prepare for an AoE4, but for now they are just doing w/e.
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>>315601167
Why the fuck not, that's your answer

I just finished playing it, it's buggy as fuck and couldnt get a single game without crashing

I give it a week or 2 to let the devs fix this
I'm hope this will go on, they will end right.

I must believe
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Did they even fix the problems with memory leaks/net code yet?
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Reminder that AoE3 is the best
desu baka senpai
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>>315601947

you know that particularly spammed page around here is made up right?
it is a fake made by the magazine
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>>315603061

I have to say the online feels better than previous times, like you can lure a boar without fearing your villager will get another 2 attacks before it moves to the TC
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rebalance of sea battles is pretty nice. Hopefully it ends the Galley spam.
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>>315602410
Speaking of, Running with Scissors, the studio that made Postal 2, has been around since 1996 and in that time, they've released two games. Plus the aforementioned DLC. What the fuck have they been doing this entire time? If they're not making/selling anything, then the company is presumably not making any money, so how does the studio even operate? Who pays the bills, or the employees? Are they even a real dev studio, or a bunch of people who work at other studios and then came together on a lark to make Postal 2 DLC?
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>>315601947
Didn't 5 turn into halo?
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>>315603423
Are you saying that image if the the post you replied to is fake? I have that art book he's talking about and it's real. It was always just a concept, just to tease their plans for the following games.
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Have they done any balance adjustments with any of the AoE2 online patches or expansions?
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>>315601167

>Red Alert 2 will never get the same support and get another expansion
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>one dressed as a dirty arab
>one as your average christian king with the skintone to boot
>one is wearing a fucking broom on his head
DAS RITE NIGGUH

REEL AFRICAN PRIDE AND ORIGINAL CULTURE NOT INFLUENCED BY WHITEY
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>>315601947
Nobody wants WWII and future AoE. I wish they redo ancient world in AoE4.
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>>315601167
The series has been made to death, mostly just shitty IOS/Android versions, that is what they're focusing on right now.
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>>315606989
>tfw you'll never get another amazing expansion like Yuri's revenge.

I loved the story mode in RA2 more than most games i've played. If any game needed updating it is that, the engine could only handle a certain amount of units before it slowed down to an unplayable amount.
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>>315601947
We need the American domination patch.
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Because fuck the goyim.
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>>315607290
>WWII AoE
Already have Company of Heroes, why bother?
>Future AoE
Might be cool, like a faster, not shit version of Beyond Earth.
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>>315607214
The "average christian king" guy is presumably a portugese, one of the civs added with this.
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>>315601717
>Ubi just fucking lost the sources of HoMM III expansions.
For what it's worth it might've been 3DO that lost them. 3DO was as bad as Ubi is now back in its heyday.
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>>315608116
>Might be cool, like a faster, not shit version of Beyond Earth.

You mean Empire Earth.

>Try to post
>Captcha extends into infinty and is unsolvable.
>Log into Gmail, get through captcha.
>Receive a ban notification for a post I haven't made which expired in August.
An Hiro, Hiro.
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>>315607560
America wasn't discovered until what... the 1600s? AoE2 ends around 1400, so you're still 200 years too early. AoE2 should just never, ever involve America, period.
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>>315612298
It already does though
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>>315612446
I was responding to >>315607560 though you are also technically right. I guess what I should really have said was... AoE2 America should only be the natives, nothing more. Especially since AoE3 already covers the period of American settlement.
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>>315607290
You know the laser trooper cheat for AoE1? That's what a future AoE would be like.
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Empires Apart is pretty much going to be AoE 4

http://empiresapart.net/
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>>315601167
Because it was a bunch of modders who got hired by Microsoft.
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>>315604180
Maybe they've been doing contract work for other larger studios, or perhaps even non-vidya work.
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>>315612930
That looks like shit.
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>>315613272
yeah i couldn't really find a good screenshot and i'm not bothering screenshoting a yt video

here you go if anyone is interested:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4TJEjulDlo
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>>315601167
1) Ensemble doesn't exist anymore
2) Making half-assed expansion is cheaper than making entirely new game, M$ doesn't want to invest in something that won't sell on Xcock
3) Microsoft probably isn't interested in anything that isn't Gears or Halo at this point either.
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>>315612298
>America wasn't discovered until what... the 1600s?

1491.

The Aztecs and Mayans are already in the game.
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Who's left? This is a good albeit slim selection, and that last expansion was padded with literally who's.
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>>315601332
i liked aoe online
it had nice co op
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>>315614128
Then we must look to the only ones left
ayy lmao
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>>315602809
deactivate the workshop mods, asswipe, they obviously won't be compatible at first
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>>315613790
That looks like shit.
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>>315612930
>AoE4

Remember how jawdropping AoE 3 was at the time?
How revolutionary AoE 2 was?
How original AoE was?
How unique AoM was?

Yeah, this here is just a shoddy attempt at replicating AoE 2 in full 3D while cutting so many corners they're already past a perfect circle.
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>>315614734
of course it does, it's really early alpha
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>>315614882
I don't really like the general style, but maybe if they flesh it out, eh..
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>>315614982
if you're talking about the graphical style, then i have to disapoint you, they're gonna stick with it. I like it though, it's really simple which is great for a complex RTS with lots of units and buildings on screen.
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>>315614761
of course I'm not talking about a literal AoE4, it's a game mainly for AoE 2 and AoM multiplayer community, it kind of combines the gameplay of the two while trying to make playstyles less predictable.

Also better fucking netcode which is a godsent, since aoe 2 on either voobly, gameranger or HD has humongous amounts of lag, even in 1v1.
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>>315612930
>Actually wanting your game to remind people of Godus
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Are there any viable civilizations left for a final AoE expansion?

All I can think of is the Khmer Empire of south east Asia. I'd be keen to see these guys just for the architecture, which is among the sexiest in the world. Plus, they might be the first to have a unique monk unit.

Can you think of any other neglected civs?
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>>315604180
It's not really a typical game studio. It's just some guys with other jobs
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>>315601167
Because devs are jews and making new games costs too much money
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>>315604967
>i preordered halo wars
>the only way to win online is to worthog rush
>preorder bonus was a faster worthog

>capcha pops up right offscreen
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>>315616938
Normans

There's probably others if you go by Huns and Goths, as in civs who historically never made it into the irl castle age.
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>>315601167
>Why are they making DLC for a 15+ year old game?
They aren't, the DLC is only for the HD version and it started as a mod.
>Why not just make a proper AoE4 using the theme that ensemble originally planned?
Because ensemble studios is DEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAD
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>>315601167

>get an e-mail saying AoM is on sale
>it isn't

Fucking Steam.
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