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Age of Empires

Last posted Apr 20, 2013 at 09:39PM EDT. Added Apr 08, 2013 at 01:31PM EDT
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As some of you may know AoEII HD came out this weekend on Steam. Now I’m looking for more people to play with/discuss the game with.

Add me on steam, maybe?

Question you should answer: What is the best civilization and why?

Last edited Apr 08, 2013 at 01:36PM EDT
Apr 08, 2013 at 01:31PM EDT
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It's a me! Leox wrote:

Persians, because elephants.

Yes those elephants are badass, I will agree with you there.

Apr 08, 2013 at 02:07PM EDT
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I have it, but damn I haven’t played in forever. I need some practice bad. I’m gonna add you.

Apr 08, 2013 at 02:15PM EDT
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Huns are the best, because there is no need to waste land, resources, or time on houses. Plus, their unique unit, the Tarkan, is a beast at taking down buildings, making it what I like to call a “siege cavalry.” Also, cavalry archers cost less, and stable units are produced faster. These features combined make it much easier to rapidly produce a large and flexible, highly mobile force to respond quickly and effectively to a wide variety of issues over large distances.

If you’re friends with Morgan and we play a game together I’ll add you on Steam.

Apr 08, 2013 at 02:38PM EDT
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Also Good Game Syndic!
Still tried so hard to get after Chris.
And does anyone know the perks on being Korean?

Apr 08, 2013 at 02:52PM EDT
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Ann Hiro wrote:

Also Good Game Syndic!
Still tried so hard to get after Chris.
And does anyone know the perks on being Korean?

You did well for having someone rape your village as much as Syndic did

Apr 08, 2013 at 02:54PM EDT
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I think I still have the original disc. Good times, good times

Apr 08, 2013 at 02:58PM EDT

Bill Clinton wrote:

I think I still have the original disc. Good times, good times

I know I have the original disc, but online multiplayer lobbies? I’m so down.

Apr 08, 2013 at 03:40PM EDT
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The goths have a very cheap infantry, ten more of max population than other civ and your units are practically inmune to archers.

They can’t build walls, but there’s nothing perfect.

Apr 08, 2013 at 03:58PM EDT
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Boy oh boy, the number of people that have this game and are willing to play with me is growing so much! I’m so excited to play

Apr 08, 2013 at 04:36PM EDT
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Ann Hiro wrote:

Also Good Game Syndic!
Still tried so hard to get after Chris.
And does anyone know the perks on being Korean?

also here is some info on koreans

Apr 08, 2013 at 04:44PM EDT
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Morgan (aka yandere) and I will be playing a game with any peeps that want to in about ten minutes! Friend her and send her a message about it to get invited.

Apr 08, 2013 at 06:17PM EDT
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Zee. Oh. Em. Gee. The best RTS Microsoft ever made is making a modern comeback!? Why didn’t anyone tell me about this!

I absolutely must get my dirty mitts on this game this instant! BUY! OBTAIN! COLLECT! ACQUIRE! HOARD!

And yes, I’ll be joining anyone else here that gets it

I haven’t played AoEII in years though, I’ll be terrible at it. I hope the Teutons are still bawse. I used to love playing as them. Teutonic knights were badass

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Apr 08, 2013 at 08:02PM EDT
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(damn you edit limit)

Alright, I have it installed now. I’m going to enjoy this.

Let me know if we get a game set up. My steam name is Blue Screen (of Death) (Not to be confused with all the other BSOD’s on steam. Damn, why does everyone want to be me? Also I apparently have a hatedom on Steam? Nice)

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Apr 08, 2013 at 09:14PM EDT
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Fine, I guess I might as well get around to installing my copy. I am a bit of a veteran of Age of Empires 3 so I should know what I am doing in this game.

My steam name is “Tim The Enchanter”, feel free to invite me to a match.

Apr 08, 2013 at 09:32PM EDT
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I have not played it in years and I miss the campaigns and the messing around I had on that game, it was the best I like it, I love the taunts, cheats and what ever else I have not listed that is in the game then and now.

As for favorite Civilization, I really did not experimented I love them all and their unique designs!

Apr 08, 2013 at 09:43PM EDT
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Ric Tesla wrote:

I have not played it in years and I miss the campaigns and the messing around I had on that game, it was the best I like it, I love the taunts, cheats and what ever else I have not listed that is in the game then and now.

As for favorite Civilization, I really did not experimented I love them all and their unique designs!

That part about messing around reminds me of how I always experimented on the Custom Scenario. I’d pit, for example, 30 archers against 20 knights, or perhaps 10 elephants and 5 trebuchets against 50 knights on horseback and just watch the outcome. I remember that I always had to set up trees around the battle area because there was always this one stupid jerk unit who would run off so you wouldn’t be able to find him after all the other units were defeated.

Of course, I spent a great deal of time on the actual gameplay (mostly me and a couple of other CPU vs CPU) and the campaigns.

Good times…

Apr 08, 2013 at 10:54PM EDT
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I remember playing Age of Empires and use this cheat code:

BIG DADDY 4EVER

Apr 08, 2013 at 11:12PM EDT
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HOW DO YOU TURN THIS ON

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Apr 08, 2013 at 11:16PM EDT
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I just managed to get a game going with Tim.

First attempt at starting a game ended in a desync but a second game ran okay. We played on the same team (managed the same town) as vikings and completely stomped 4 standard bots.

Good to know I can still do that.

I want to arrange another practice match like that, this time against harder bots (and also with our own towns. Having both players run the same town was a little confusing)

Setting up a game is very easy. They added a feature where you can invite people straight from your steam friend list.

So as long as we have each other on Steam we can have ourselves a real-time KYM Nation RP.

Apr 08, 2013 at 11:48PM EDT
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So I’d forgotten just how much fun the Japanese were. I played a random map and got one without any water, so I didn’t get to use the fishing boat bonuses, but the samurai, infantry, and Trebuchet buffs are great. I think they had been my main civilization.

Apr 09, 2013 at 12:52AM EDT
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Twilitlord wrote:

So I’d forgotten just how much fun the Japanese were. I played a random map and got one without any water, so I didn’t get to use the fishing boat bonuses, but the samurai, infantry, and Trebuchet buffs are great. I think they had been my main civilization.

Yes the Japanese are very good in the beginning, good civ imo to start with on a land/water map

dat samurai

Apr 09, 2013 at 06:58AM EDT
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I think we should try getting a game going tonight maybe around 5-6 pm eastern time? :)
It’d be super cool if everyone could join

Apr 09, 2013 at 06:59AM EDT
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Japanese are great if you like massive armies. They can amass a shitload of samurai very, very quickly. The Hit&Run trebuchet are fun too.


@Yandere

I think we should try getting a game going tonight maybe around 5-6 pm eastern time? :)

I’m going to bed pretty soon so if 5-6pm est is anytime in the next 10 hours, I’ll probably miss it


IMPORTANT NOTE

If anyone is having problems with crippling low frame rate or constant lag, try setting AoK HD.exe to windows 95 compatibility mode. That won’t get rid of the lag but it should reduce it by 90%

You can do this by navigating to: Steam > steamapps > common > Age2HD.

Then find AoK HD.exe > properties > compatibility > Run this program in compatibility mode > Win95/ME

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Apr 09, 2013 at 08:01AM EDT
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Moargun wrote:

I think we should try getting a game going tonight maybe around 5-6 pm eastern time? :)
It’d be super cool if everyone could join

5pm Eastern DT (NYC, Toronto) April 9 is:

10pm London, UK Apr 9 | BST
2pm Vancouver, BC, Canada Apr 9 | PDT
1am Moscow, Russia Apr 10 | MSK
5am Perth, Australia (W) Apr 10 | AWST
7am Sydney, Australia (E) Apr 10 | AEST

Last edited Apr 09, 2013 at 10:16AM EDT
Apr 09, 2013 at 10:07AM EDT
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@time schedule

That would make it about 10am, my time. I’d have to set my alarm for 6 hours from now.

I’ll be sleeping way longer than that, goodnight.

Apr 09, 2013 at 11:00AM EDT
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Had a couple more GG’s with Wxsdas and Penzoid. We gotta get more people in on this,

I really hope they release a patch soon though, this game has a lot of bugs.

If you get another bug where the game crashes every time someone invites you to play: Try deleting the appcache folder in Steam then tell Steam to verify the application cache.

Apr 10, 2013 at 12:45AM EDT
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Moargun wrote:

We could all play this weekend, right?

Why not?

Apr 10, 2013 at 07:24AM EDT
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Wsxdas, The Last Kramabender wrote:

I’m good for Saturday if everyone else is.

Blue Screen (of Death) wrote:

Sunday noon is clear for me (which will be saturday night for you guys)

Looks like Saturday is working out for everyone so far!
Eeeeee :D

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Apr 10, 2013 at 11:06AM EDT
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Blue Screen (of Death) wrote:

So are we still doing this tomorrow? Who’s on board?

I’m in!
awyee

Apr 13, 2013 at 10:39AM EDT
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I need to figure out where I stand and I only beaten 2 PCs on standard (which is not saying much, especially when just one archer of mine destroyed a city center on his own which caused an enemy to forfeit and I did not even know it).
Relevant:

And I am curious of how good are Vikings in AoE2.

Last edited Apr 13, 2013 at 05:09PM EDT
Apr 13, 2013 at 04:54PM EDT
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Wsxdas, The Last Kramabender wrote:

When do we do this?

I’m ready any time, I just thought we should wait for bsod

Apr 13, 2013 at 05:16PM EDT
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OMG I WON!

Well…no…not really. This is what happens when your internet disconnects not more than 5 minutes into the game. Not sure what it was that collapsed my entire internet or if it was related to the game but it was bad enough that Tim went down with me. Maybe the game disconnected him too because he was allied to me.

The game continued without us.

Damn, would have been a good game

Also Sui (Kilroy), YOU KILLED MY SCOUT! Leave my damn scouts alone, he was set to no-attack mode so what did he ever do to you?

Last edited Apr 13, 2013 at 11:21PM EDT
Apr 13, 2013 at 11:19PM EDT
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We should really play this again when everyone’s internet isn’t being a butt


Also why is everyone so great at this game ; ^; I suck so much compared to you all, baaww

Apr 14, 2013 at 12:02AM EDT
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