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Posted: Jun 1st 2011 10:08AM jealouspirate said

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I've been following this a bit, it's actually looks like some fun and I plan to give it a go. It's not what I'd really call an MMO, but that doesn't really matter.

I'd probably cough up some money for a new civilization too, since neither Greece nor Egypt really tickle my fancy.

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 10:31AM SnarlingWolf said

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Yes, people will appreciate buying a retail box that then simply has instructions to go to a website and download a pay to win game.

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 10:36AM stoyer said

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I stopped playing because wipe. Closed beta is ok but I don't like wipe after open beta.

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 4:58PM Daemodand said

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@stoyer An open beta with no wipe is a launch.
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Posted: Jun 1st 2011 10:46AM Rayko said

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Prime example of a genre abusing the MMO tag. What part of Massively Multi-player don't you people understand ?

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 11:15AM Lenn said

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@Rayko It's an RTS with MMORPG elements. Nowhere are they saying "look at us, we're an MMORPG!"
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Posted: Jun 1st 2011 11:15AM Kitanishi said

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@Rayko

hm, let's see

Is it massive? Sure it is.
Is it multiplayer? Sure it is.
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Posted: Jun 1st 2011 7:29PM Rayko said

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@Lenn

Like wise no where did I claim they called themselves a RPG
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Posted: Jun 1st 2011 7:32PM Rayko said

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@Kitanishi

Massively means hundreds if not thousands of people. There are no RTS games like that hence ...it isn't a MMORTS. It is a ORTS.
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Posted: Jun 1st 2011 7:35PM Rayko said

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@Rayko

I love people voting down factual statements. Massively is not a small handful of people playing a game online together; by that flawed logic any game played online is MMO. MMO hearts, MMO Poker. Use some common sense.
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Posted: Jun 1st 2011 10:48AM Ocho said

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I might give it a go. It looks fun. :)

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 11:10AM Keen and Graev said

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As long as people understand there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING AT ALL MMO about this game then they will enjoy it for what it is: A fun multiplayer game.

ZERO and I really mean ZERO MMO in Age of Empires Online. I fully expect Massively to cover Diablo 3 which comes closer to being MMO than Age of Empires Online.

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 12:06PM tk421242 said

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I have yet to get a chance to play this, is the multiplayer actual real time multiplayer or is it 'visit your friends empire' such as a facebook title?

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 12:50PM jealouspirate said

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@tk421242

The multiplayer is basically identical to any RTS. No different at all than the way you'd play multiplayer on older AoE games.

The only real 'persistent' thing about it is your Capital City, which is a private instanced hometown where you can upgrade some things. That is visitable, but cannot be attacked.

It's basically just like any RTS online except this has a fancier lobby.
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Posted: Jun 1st 2011 10:28PM Bladerunner83 said

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Pro: Its Age of Empires online!

Con: It's not realistic like its predecessors, it's a cartoon. Rated E for everyone 10+ (Mild Violence), really? They couldn't push it to teen?

Posted: Jun 2nd 2011 2:12AM Xpress0 said

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I was looking forward to this getting a console release as well. Sad to see it being PC-only for now.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 11:20PM mattwo said

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Smells of ebony....the game!

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