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Age Of Empires Online Details

There are new Age Of Empires Online details on Gamasutra where they explain the business model of the upcoming MMORTS game, supplementing the info in the Age of Empires Online FAQ. The game will be free-to-play, and will feature persistent civilizations that can be cultivated over time. Players will also be able to purchase Premium Civilization upgrades to unlock all of a civilization's abilities at once, including special "star techs" abilities on its tech tree. The game will also offer sales of cosmetic vanity items and microtransaction "booster" packs, offering new quests or gameplay types. Prices for these microtransactions and premium upgrades have not been revealed yet.

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11. Re: Age Of Empires Online Details Jan 25, 2011, 21:55 UConnBBall
 
I'm laughing at myself with Monkey maker MONEY maker

Also didn't fit their vision of making money with video games on Windows? The PC side scares me. If they didn't have Windows gaming and another company did they would spend billions on taking over. They are the super power and they are don't use it for any advantage.
 
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10. Re: Age Of Empires Online Details Jan 25, 2011, 16:55 StingingVelvet
 
UConnBBall wrote on Jan 25, 2011, 15:25:
That studio was a monkey maker and they still killed it.

Because it didn't match their new vision.
 
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9. Re: Age Of Empires Online Details Jan 25, 2011, 16:16 bhcompy
 
UConnBBall wrote on Jan 25, 2011, 15:25:
Um Microsoft killed the community when it killed The Zone.

Then

Microsoft killed it when it Killed Ensemble Studios.

That studio was a monkey maker and they still killed it. Also their stupid patching since Rise of Rome has always been one frustrating endeavor. I will jump in when it comes out just to see if old friends might show up but who knows.

-UConnBBall

Big ol' fat THIS.

Also, RIP Digital Anvil and FASA Studio
 
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8. Re: Age Of Empires Online Details Jan 25, 2011, 15:25 UConnBBall
 
Um Microsoft killed the community when it killed The Zone.

Then

Microsoft killed it when it Killed Ensemble Studios.

That studio was a monkey maker and they still killed it. Also their stupid patching since Rise of Rome has always been one frustrating endeavor. I will jump in when it comes out just to see if old friends might show up but who knows.

-UConnBBall
 
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7. Re: Age Of Empires Online Details Jan 25, 2011, 14:27 Endo
 
As a long-time AOE2 player, this looks pretty intriguing to me. And at the low price of Free, I'm pretty sure I'll be trying it out.  
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6. Re: Age Of Empires Online Details Jan 25, 2011, 13:38 Zadig
 
This immediately seemed like a bad idea but the video shows that it's actually a really bad idea.

It's a shame since Age of Empires and Rise of Nations were a lot of fun, but those series appear to be dead now.
 
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5. Re: Age Of Empires Online Details Jan 25, 2011, 13:13 Wallshadows
 
Hahaha I guess it's just me then!

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4. Re: Age Of Empires Online Details Jan 25, 2011, 13:09 Halo
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jan 25, 2011, 11:47:
Speaking of MMOs, is it just me or is the RIFT website no longer working?

http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/http://www.riftgame.com/en/
 
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3. Re: Age Of Empires Online Details Jan 25, 2011, 11:47 Wallshadows
 
Speaking of MMOs, is it just me or is the RIFT website no longer working?  
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2. Re: Age Of Empires Online Details Jan 25, 2011, 10:08 StingingVelvet
 
Paketep wrote on Jan 25, 2011, 10:01:
Another franchise destroyed by Microsoft.

Fucking great.

This is them supporting the PC! Woo-hoo! PC support!

(Kill me).
 
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1. Re: Age Of Empires Online Details Jan 25, 2011, 10:01 Paketep
 
Another franchise destroyed by Microsoft.

Fucking great.
 
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