Andy P

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Andy P last won the day on November 29 2018

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  1. Andy P

    A goodbye.

    Take care, Clyder!
  2. Andy P

    A Thank You From SGI

    What a sad end to the forum. Thanks, everyone!
  3. Andy P

    Join 20+ alliances on Discord

    It’s so sad to see the life boats circling to pick up passengers. I hope I’ll see you all in another AoE game Soon.
  4. Andy P

    Community Changes

    Empress was lying to us! She just liked us because they paid her to. The horror! The outrage!
  5. Andy P

    Moat in action

    Yes, you guys never had a chance to consider a moat. That must be it.
  6. Andy P

    Festival Tree

    Mod edit: don’t be nasty to our Panda. She’s not making decisions to pull the plug. She’s just the messenger.
  7. Andy P

    Festival Tree

    You need to be a little more pushy at the office. I have a nerd closet of AoE holy relics.
  8. Andy P

    Festival Tree

    Panda, you need a T-shirt. Sometimes AoE swag is all that we have at the end.
  9. Andy P

    Free Gold!

    Saying this game is pay to win is only partly right. You also have to sell your sanity.
  10. Andy P

    It takes a village

    But there is so much to talk about, such as the confirmation of no more content and our impending death.
  11. Those alliance wars ideas were wonderful. I always wondered though whether the Devs ever anticipated or even knew the degree of diplomacy and metastrategies the competitive alliances ended up bringing into the game. As an example, I think PM had something like 14 or so alliances at one point. That was like 600+ players in an organization. My god, we were chatting 24 hours a day, rotating around to visit and gladhand each other and our allies. Holding a run to the top took a lot of manpower. And that’s before any of us even began to actually siege a castle. Weirdly deep game. And the game itself didn’t even support any of these necessary communication mechanics. This was pre-discord, so we were using Facebook messenger. And Nexting for an hour to find a match is such an enormous insult, it’s amazing anyone even cares to try. The alliance race becomes less about finding 49 great players and more about finding any 49 people who are willing to torture themselves for two weeks. Addicts being rewarded for going on a reckless two-week bender with other addicts. And of course if you pull it out at the end, you don’t even get a statue for posterity. If you are lucky, you get a screenshot. I hope the alliance leaderboard travels with us to AoE4. It didn’t matter whether we were sieging or playing tic tac toe, it was just flat out fun to compete in this game against other teams. And man, did we make some great friends.
  12. AoE is 20-years-old and doing great. AoE4 is in development, as are several other titles. They just are shuttering AoECS. It’s sad, but that’s the reality of games as services. It feels rotten, for sure.
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