Age of Empires III

Age of Empires III picks up where Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings® left off, as players become one of eight European powers exploring, colonizing, and conquering the New World. Age of Empires III...

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Age of Empires III Robot Entertainment Taking Over the Age of Empires Community

From Robot Entertainment: Hello everyone. My name is Aloysius and I'm the Community Manager for Robot Entertainment. We are going to be handling Age of Empires 3 customer support, community, forums and the online multiplayer component, ESO. There are no planned changes in the level of support for Age of Empires 3. You'll still be able to buy the gam...

 

Age of Empires III MrMilo's World Cyber Games Report

MrMilo just got back from the World Cyber Games and he was kind enough to write up a report about his experiences. If you ever wondered what it would be like to go to one of these large professional gaming events, this is your chance for an inside look. Here is a quote from his WCG experience: I arrived on Friday morning, along with Raghav (that’s Parfa...

 

Age of Empires III Guide to Deccan map (from Heaven Games)

Colonel_UGMO has created a map specific guide to Deccan, one of the maps in The Asian Dynasties expansion. He has included screenshots of different map setups and a list of optimal gameplay strategies. Here is an excerpt: Resources: Food: Near your town you will get a herd of hunts, 2 Elephants, Berries and 2 Buffalo. The hunts don't all run when yo...

 

Age of Empires III UNIT DOCUMENT UPDATED using Cyclohexane's Unit Chart

Ever looked at the "Units" section on AoE3 File's left menu? If you have, then you surely remember seeing, well, nothing. Age of Empires III Files recommends using Cyclohexane's unit chart for reference. It contains every detail of all units in AoE3, including name, cost, line of sight, hand attack, attack speed, and every other value. Cyclohexane even used...

 

Age of Empires III Tapir Witches Contest Winners!

Quoted from MosheLevi: The Tapir Witch Contest has been concluded and now it is time to announce the winners. First I would like to congratulate KevTheGreat for figuring out how to defeat the Tapir Witches. Per his choice KevTheGreat won Rise of Legends and Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War. His prizes were already shipped to him. The following is the...

 

Age of Empires III "Tapir Witch" Challenge/Contest with Prizes!

Moshe Levi at HeavenGames has created a custom scenario that he is using for a contest. Yes, real prizes will be involved! The Story (Fictional) Legend has it about a strange land in the new world where Gold and other resources fall from the sky. Many armies went on a quest to find this strange rich land but none of them has returned. It is beli...

 

Age of Empires III Milo's No Villager Russia Rush

Mr.Milo has created a multiplayer-viable strategy that lets players rush (as Russia) while using minimal villagers. Here is a quote: Get Ready to Attack! There are a bunch of things you have to do right as you hit the second age. First, don’t train any villagers! Next, task vils around your town center to the wood crates from your politician. As soon...

 

Age of Empires III Parfait on Spying

Expert gamer Parfait has put together another VOD (voice-over demo) on RTS Professional, this time on the value and methods of spying on your opponent. His demo includes two recorded games, including one of iamgrunt, the winner of last year's World Cyber Games championship for Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs. Here it is: http://www.rtsprofessional.com/g...

 

Age of Empires III Mr. Milo's Iroquois Option Strategy

Mr.Milo has written up another strategy article, this time using the Iroquois who can field a versatile force. He also includes another voice over demo (VOD) that shows him using this strategy against another player. The VOD can be found right here on filefront: http://files.filefront.com/Iroquois+Option+Strategy+oavi/;9976887;/fileinfo.html Here's a quo...

 

Age of Empires III Exclusive Wacko Interview

GameReplays.org has provided an exclusive interview with Wacko, the main balance tester for Age of Empires 3. Here is a quote: GameReplays: Most of the people know that you’re doing something with balance, but they have no idea what exactly it is you're doing. Before your trip to the Ensemble Studios headquarters, and before you accepted this job, you m...

 

Age of Empires III Gordon Farrel: Solo

Long time Age of Empires players will likely recognize the name Gordon Farrel from the great single player scenarios and campaigns that he crafted for Age II, many of which are still available for download at Age of Kings Heaven. Gordon went on to design scenarios for games such as Empire Earth and recently started a blog discussing the art of single player...

 

Age of Empires III AoE3 Quick Reference Guides Updated

Cyclohexane has compiled statistics for units, buildings, technologies, and more for Age III, The WarChiefs, and now The Asian Dynasties. If you're interested in comparing and analyzing the hard game stats, you'll want to check these out. This Guide answers all of the common questions and a few you never thought to ask. In general, I tried to group the...

 

Age of Empires III Two More Strategic Objectives Maps Released!

Two more further strategic objectives maps have been released! Keep in mind that any of the four strategic objectives maps (Battle of the Bay, Islands, Cryptic Lakes, and Stronghold) may be used to enter the contest. You may submit an entry for any or all of these maps on moderate and/or hard difficulty. That means you can have a total of up to eight entries...

 

Age of Empires III Strategic Objectives: Part II

New Game Type with New Features As most of you already know, the “Strategic Objectives” scenarios offer new features. 1. Players can capture and re-capture neutral buildings (guarded by guardians) that are scattered around the map and receive economic/military bonuses from them. 2. Players can capture Great Cannons and use them to construct Fixe...

 

Age of Empires III HeavenGames interview with Brian Reynolds

HeavenGames has released an exclusive interview with Brian Reynolds, designer of Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties. Respecting the HG "exclusive" status, I decided not to release the interview on AoE3 files right after it was published on HG, but here it is: HeavenGames: First off, can you please tell us a bit about yourself and what you do at Big...