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« on: July 08, 2010, 03:02:41 PM »

from ex-Age of Empire developers comes a new RTS called Spartan.  not much details available since it's apparently NDA breakers letting the cat out of the bag, but if they could re-create the Age of Empires then it will be good.
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2010, 03:30:13 PM »

Perhaps SC2 will spark another RTS Age, where the PC game shelves are full of games by desperate developers trying to get on the RTS Gravy Train (ala much of the late 1990s). I swear back in around 1999, I couldn't turn in any direction in a PC games section without some anonymous new RTS sticking in my face.

I still don't know why Relic's RTSs like Company of Heroes and Warhammer don't sell in anything like RTS heyday numbers. WWII and Warhammer exhaustion? Too-high system requirements? Not appealing enough to the Korean RTS competitive-fanatic market?  icon_razz

Robot has a staff page (Bruce Shelly isn't part of it fwiw -- Wiki indicates he's consulting with UbiSoft on a new Settlers game):
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2010, 12:15:28 PM »

Its in Alpha testing right now, not saying how I know that  ninja
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2010, 03:11:12 PM »

Perhaps I'm just typing into the wind but for the love of jeebus, whoever is alpha testing, don't let them drop frakkin formations.

They promised me frakkin formations in Age of Empires III, and I saw an early dev build where riflemen would stay in line formation and such. It was going to make combat much more tactical. In the final product units still formed a loose gaggle and it was all about whose blob was bigger (or beating the "rock" blob with the "paper" blob).

Seems to me Spartan and the time period it is set in would have rely even more on formations. Wasn't staying in a phalanx the secret to Spartan successes in battle? If it becomes another blobfest then there is nothing to set it apart from the rest of the RTS crowd and I will just skip it.
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2010, 11:29:40 PM »

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on't let them drop frakkin formations.

I'm a big fan of "frakkin" formations. The wife also loves them. They are particularly necessary in groups of 3 or more.  icon_razz

This looks intriguing, but a little cartoony from the early stuff. Hopefully this will be as serious as the previous "Ages of..."
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2010, 02:38:30 AM »

Wow...that's awesome news and quite a surprise that MS will produce it. My only regret, and I brace myself to be flamed, is that they're not also bringing it to 360 with the quality they delivered in Halo Wars.  ninja
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2010, 04:08:44 AM »

Quote from: kronovan on July 10, 2010, 02:38:30 AM

Wow...that's awesome news and quite a surprise that MS will produce it. My only regret, and I brace myself to be flamed, is that they're not also bringing it to 360 with the quality they delivered in Halo Wars.  ninja

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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2010, 07:08:22 AM »

Quote from: kronovan on July 10, 2010, 02:38:30 AM

Wow...that's awesome news and quite a surprise that MS will produce it. My only regret, and I brace myself to be flamed, is that they're not also bringing it to 360 with the quality they delivered in Halo Wars.  ninja

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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2010, 04:37:57 AM »

Quote from: baelthazar on July 10, 2010, 07:08:22 AM

Quote from: kronovan on July 10, 2010, 02:38:30 AM

Wow...that's awesome news and quite a surprise that MS will produce it. My only regret, and I brace myself to be flamed, is that they're not also bringing it to 360 with the quality they delivered in Halo Wars.  ninja

LTP n00b, QQ more why don't you!

 ninja

that's the best you can do?  sorry, you're not going to Hollywood.
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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2010, 02:44:51 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on July 13, 2010, 04:37:57 AM

Quote from: baelthazar on July 10, 2010, 07:08:22 AM

Quote from: kronovan on July 10, 2010, 02:38:30 AM

Wow...that's awesome news and quite a surprise that MS will produce it. My only regret, and I brace myself to be flamed, is that they're not also bringing it to 360 with the quality they delivered in Halo Wars.  ninja

LTP n00b, QQ more why don't you!

 ninja

that's the best you can do?  sorry, you're not going to Hollywood.

OK I know what LTP n00b is, but what is 'QQ'? On 2nd thought, maybe I don't want to know.
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« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2010, 02:51:36 PM »

Quote from: kronovan on July 13, 2010, 02:44:51 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 13, 2010, 04:37:57 AM

Quote from: baelthazar on July 10, 2010, 07:08:22 AM

Quote from: kronovan on July 10, 2010, 02:38:30 AM

Wow...that's awesome news and quite a surprise that MS will produce it. My only regret, and I brace myself to be flamed, is that they're not also bringing it to 360 with the quality they delivered in Halo Wars.  ninja

LTP n00b, QQ more why don't you!

 ninja

that's the best you can do?  sorry, you're not going to Hollywood.

OK I know what LTP n00b is, but what is 'QQ'? On 2nd thought, maybe I don't want to know.
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QQ  Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2010, 03:02:27 PM »

Closed beta signups have started.

http://www.ageofempiresonline.com/
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« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2010, 08:27:55 PM »

This is a big week for us. Watch for us at gamescom as we show the world the game you've been experiencing for the past few months. Come check out our new website, ageofempiresonline.com. And let your friends know—encourage anyone who's interested to sign up for the Closed Beta today.

Hey go sign up
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« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2010, 12:29:53 AM »

Quote from: drifter on August 17, 2010, 08:27:55 PM

This is a big week for us. Watch for us at gamescom as we show the world the game you've been experiencing for the past few months. Come check out our new website, ageofempiresonline.com. And let your friends know—encourage anyone who's interested to sign up for the Closed Beta today.

Hey go sign up

Looks like someone might have possibly been in the alpha..    ninja2
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« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2010, 12:31:35 AM »

Who What Where?  ninja
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« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2011, 08:38:55 AM »

it's official, it's Greeks vs Egyptians.

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« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2011, 05:57:53 PM »

last chance to get in the beta for this: https://twitter.com/#!/ageofempires/status/66034615541972992

sounds like anyone who signs up gets in.
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