Um everything Paketep said except for the swearing Also you forgot thanks for also killing the Zone. It was the best community building system ever and I bought games if they worked with the Zone. It was a huge missed opportunity. To bad it worked great for community and had a ton of issues with stability. (Hmmmm sounds like Windows an why I run Linux)
Ensemble's patching system really lost me as a customer over the years, but AoE were my favorite online game ever.