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No games, no matter how great, are forever immortal. As a computer game in a rapidly advancing video game industry, Age of Empires III has been gradually losing its once insurmountable technological edge and gameplay innovations, and most sadly, its community. As you all can tell, this site's community has shrank dramatically over the past two years. The forum is basically deserted, despite several revival attempts. File, news, and PotD submissions have been decreasing over the past year. Jeff Mills, the Filefront Network manager, has informed me that AoE3 Files is using up a disproportionate amount of Filefront server resources relative to its community size. So it is with great sadness that I must announce the closure of AoE3 Files at the end of this month.
I would like to thank all of the devoted fans of Age of Empires III and Age of Mythology for continuing to visit the site through the years. I would also like to thank all of you who submitted files and PotD's to AoE3 Files. Your files and pictures are the cornerstone of any Filefront site. But all games come and go, and Age of Empires III has served its place as one the greatest real-time strategy game since 2005. With the impending closure of Ensemble Studios, this site will not be expecting an Age of Empires IV or an Age of Mythology 2.
As a last request to the devoted fans of Age of Empires III, I would like to challenge all of you to provide the best picture of the day possible for the site once it is archived. Once the site closes, no changes or uploads will be added to the site, but the picture of the day will be locked into place. I know you will upload a great potd for this site.
However, on a more positive note, you HAVE NOT SEEN THE END OF SULEYMANEISENHOWER! That's right, I am not leaving my job quite yet. I have appealed to Jeff Mills to start an Empire: Total War Files for the upcoming strategy game which will trump every historical RTS out there! In the event that my request is refused, you will see me on one of the current Filefront sites, perhaps Far Cry 2. But I will never forget the pleasure of managing AoE3 Files.
Age of Empires III Head Site Manager
P.S. Ever wondered where I got my username from? Suleiman the Magnificent is my favorite Turkish sultan. I spell it with a y because I think it looks better. :D Eisenhower is also one of my favorite generals and presidents of the United States. Also, my username on Age of Empires III is Eisenhower. Look me up. I'm not a noob. :rock:
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