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Game News Age of Empires II HD: New Patch and Expansion announced

Discussion in 'TCancer News & Content Comments' started by Whisky, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. Make America Great Again Whisky The Solution

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    Tags: Age of Empires II; HD

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    Age of Empires II has received a new patch today. Most of the fixes are minor under the hood patches and changes.

    Another thing of note is that Windows XP support is hereafter cancelled for their patches.

    Oh, and I guess this is important too:



    No details have been revealed yet aside from there being new civilizations and campaigns.
     
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  2. Make America Great Again Whisky The Solution

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    Thanks to Ulminati for pointing this out.
     
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  3. Angthoron Prestigious Gentleman RPG Codex Staff

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    RPG land: "New RPG coming out!" "New indie RPG!" "Another shitty RPG!" "RPG with action and alien animu!"
    Strategy & tactics: "...Well a new patch is out for a HD remake of a decade-old game?"
     
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  4. covr Cipher

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    Also expansion, for a fucking great decade-old game. Imagine a new patch and add-on for Nox/Arcanum/M&M 7, etc. Codex would covered itself with cum and tears of joy.
     
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  5. dibens as seen on shoutbox Patron

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    How about they patch the fucking online multiplayer lag, those assholes. :argh:
     
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  6. With puking and shitting hatred for milking their favorite game, you mean?
     
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  7. Make America Great Again Brotherman Bill Arcane

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    The forgotten isn't really played so much, so my aoe2 playing friend tells me. I'm sceptical :<

    The biggest problem with aoe2 is the super dated engine. The frames per second or whatever is horrendous, so micro is downright painful.

    That and I wish someone would patch it so that sword infantry becomes useful :<
     
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  8. catfood AGAIN

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    Infantry being useless is one of the cornerstones of AOE, though. If you take that away what are we left with?
     
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  9. Zboj Lamignat Arcane

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    Eh? I thought that some factions are actually not half bad with champion spam, like fully upgraded Aztecs for example.
     
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  10. Ulminati Kamelåså! Patron

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    Better than hearing about how Eugen stopped givign us wargame to make Act of Aggression... :negative:
     
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  11. Angthoron Prestigious Gentleman RPG Codex Staff

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    Act of Eugenics.
     
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  12. Matt with a full stop at the end Arcane Patron

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    What I like about this is Microsoft have basically held up their hands and said, "Yeah, we can't do better and we know this has fans, so we're giving fans more of what they want."

    This is a good precedent. Instead of remakes and shitty sequels, fans can get expansions. I can see how this will work for properties like AoE that don't constantly change owners.
     
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  13. Make America Great Again Brotherman Bill Arcane

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    Goths, yes, but they use huskarls. Aztecs are, as far as I know, a t3 civ. Champion spam may work, never seen it, but it is countered by archers, scorpions, horse archers and I'm sure there's more.
     
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  14. Zboj Lamignat Arcane

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    They have 21 attack afair, so it's quite a punch for the price, but it's true that many games don't reach imperial age.
     
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  15. Make America Great Again ERYFKRAD Arcane Patron

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    Wololos, of course.
     
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  16. Make America Great Again The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    Ever Huskarl spam someone?

    Loved hearing the guy swear all sort of profanities in portuguese when he realized his archers were raining feathers on my never-ending huskarl horde. Then he tried knights, but that was why I had some spearmen amongst the huskarl, and I could build never-ending huskarl from barracks anyway. Only thing that could've dented me was lots of mangonels, teutonic knight horde (slow as fuck, tough like a tank) or war elephants (the only thing tougher and slower than Teuton knights). Also catapharacts I think.
     
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  17. Angthoron Prestigious Gentleman RPG Codex Staff

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    AoE 2 needs an Amazons expansion to showcase strong women throughout history. It could have units like FEMEN Cleric, who would WOLOLO patriarchy units to turn into staunch allies of feminism.
     
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  18. Quatlo Arcane

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    Why did you put this image in my head, is there nothing sacred for you? Even AoE2?
     
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    The Teutonic Knight horde is essentially like a tsunami, headed straight for your Town Center.
     
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  20. Angthoron Prestigious Gentleman RPG Codex Staff

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    Pretty much nope.
     
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  21. Make America Great Again Brotherman Bill Arcane

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    Sadly, this is another strategy that falls apart in multiplayer. Mangonels and onagers counters it too hard, and with micro so does archers.
     
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    You're ruining the joke.
     
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  23. dibens as seen on shoutbox Patron

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    Wut. Aztecs are among the strongest civs in the game, lah. They have the best dark age rush due to extra starting gold, increased villager carry capacity is actually a huge economy bonus, and they get both siege onagers and siege rams which in combination with op Aztec infantry makes them a scary late game force. They also get badass monks which can help against knights. You see them being played in pro games all the time, especially by pocket players in team games.

    Champions might seem shit, but they have few uses here and there. They only cost 20 gold, allowing you to amass them easily (for every 4 archers you get 9 champions). They are great at killing trash units and a cheap counter to eagle warriors. Just put them in a ram and let loose on the enemy base. Jap, Aztec and Slav champions with their infantry attack bonuses are downright scary.
     
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    Samurai also hit crazy fast.
     
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  25. Make America Great Again The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    I don't mind old games getting new expansions, as long as its by people who knows what they're doing. Is AoE II HD still shit?

    Only thing sucky about Goths is that they can't build fortifications worth shit, and I LOVE my walls and gates and castles and towers and cannon-towers and multi-layered walls with mangonel kill-zones and trebuchet counter-artillery.

    Got attacked like that by AI or multi once. Got rekt because I was preparing to do something else, not to fight the man-tank horde of doom.

    I love the last Barbarossa scenario, because after enjoying infantry superiority, we get to fight the one thing that out-tanks Teutoknights: War Elephants. I'm pretty sure that's no accident.

    Did I mention you're on a timer? Oh yeah :troll:

    Love War Elephants too. Takes forever to come, but combine them with some quick cav/camel groups for killing ranged harassers, and monks for healing, and stuff just dies. Thum-Thump, Thum-Thump, over and over. I think they also have splash damage, so infantry just dies near them. Good thing the AI is too dumb to escort them properly, or the Mongol Campaign would be unwinnable.

    Also, am I the only one who loves Spain and their Conquistadors? Cavalry gunpowder, available from the Castle Age, get Missionaries to run together with them. Its like horse archers with guns.
     
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