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#1 13 years ago

Well, most of you have probably asked that question many times. So I made this little something to introduce to you the world of 'Decks' , which somehow manage to confuse you all. This new feature will finally add a new level of strategy to the Age series. So I haven't elaborated on that idea enough, you say? Well, here goes. There are 8 races in AOE3; Dutch, English, Russians, Ottomans, Spanish, Portugeuse, Germans, and of course the French. These civilizations all have their very own 'Home Cities' (then again, which race doesn't have a main area of settlement? roll%20eyes%20%28sarcastic%29.gif) Before the game, you are asked to create a deck of 'cards' or upgrades your Home City ships to you when you reach a certain age. You are allowed 20 cards (upgrades) in your 'Deck' You can create a maximum of 8-12 decks, choosing many different upgrades from a list. Choose wisely though, a single card can mean the difference between winning and losing. We are yet to see more of the feature but it seems to add more strategy to the game rather than amassing as many units as possible and attacking your opponent. Expect this feature to turn the tide of many battles. I won't stop here, with the introduction to 'Decks'. More new features in the game: -Changing wind patterns. This is mostly noticeable when using ships. When sailing against the wind, expect to see slower ship speeds. -Units with ragdolls. A great improvement over animated deaths. Age 3 uses the Half Life 2 'Havok' engine to simulate...well..deaths...and stuff like that. -Graphics Well, everyone knows about this one. But who's seen graphics like this for an RTS game?!!?! -ESO 2 New improved system to play online will certainly enhance play with new features such as Quick Play, and Clan Tag system. More to come soon!




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#2 13 years ago

oh that sounds great! a very interesting way to play the game; havent heard about anything like it before, really.

do you have unit lists for the civilizations? special units at least?




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#3 13 years ago

Just the special units, I'm afraid. :( Spanish-Pikeman Brits-Musketeer French-Cuirassier Portugeuse-Dragoon Dutch-Skirmisher Germans-Dopplesoldner Russians-Grenadier Ottomans-Janissary I think there are more but those are the only ones released publicly.




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#4 13 years ago

Well.. the British should have Red coats.. the French should stay with what they have, Ottomans stay... Germans stay... Spainish.... something else. The rest of them, the Unique Units do suck. Anyway the game will Certanly rock though.




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#5 13 years ago
JedihunterWell.. the British should have Red coats.. the French should stay with what they have, Ottomans stay... Germans stay... Spainish.... something else. The rest of them, the Unique Units do suck. Anyway the game will Certanly rock though.

There are definitely more units in the game and each civilization having their own distinct differences like the ottomans being able to produce villagers for free, but at a very slow rate. :lookaround:




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#6 13 years ago

As long as everything is balanced well, as it seems to. I can already see myself playing as the British. :p




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#7 13 years ago

British or German for me. it's gunna be awesome. i will prolly buy a better chip of RAM and a better video card for CoD2 and this.




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#8 13 years ago

New Video Card- Most likely More Ram- Probable Civilization-Dutch. Dutch Navy was super strong. :)




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#9 13 years ago

I've always been a land person myself. Are ambushes possible like in Total War? Like hiding your forces in the bushes/trees, then attacking an unsuspecting opponent with them. If that's possible I just saw my defensive options increase tenfold!




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#10 13 years ago

Most likely. :D. Let's hope for that feature to be integrated aswell.