I just removed the "Image added by ..." text from thumbnails, as I think it looks better without.
Currently the wiki views are increasing quickly (now 441.2 thousand per week, about half a few weeks ago) to large amounts.
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Microsoft have announced the release of an Age of Empires II HD Edition. Re-imagined by Hidden Path Entertainment, this release is limited to Steam users. It becomes available for all non-pre-purchasers on 9 April, 2013 and costs $19.99 USD.
The (partial) remake features graphical enhancements, widescreen support, Steam Workshop integration, Achievements, more multiplayer options and netcode improvements.
A Comparison (From PC Gamer)
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 Pro Steam 900x600 minimum display resolution Direct X 9.0c+ GPU 1.2GHz CPU 1GB RAM 2GB HDD
Minimum System Requirements:
The Steam store page:
Details, FAQs and developer diaries:
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My Favorite is:Thor,Oranos,Ra,ZeusRead more >
My favor is: Rusia & JapaneseRead more >
I come from Viet Nam nice to meet everyone.Read more >
This game is in need of a remake, as LAN capabilities are getting harder to get around as new technologies come on old ones are being put aside such as the graphics, I know there is Gameranger and Voobly online, but this surely cant last forever without change? Smoke :)Read more >
Recently there has been a bunch of activity regarding Age of Empires II: The Forgotten Empires and the creation of seperate pages for the new civilizations. However well made it is the expansion is still fan-made so they do not warrant their own pages. None of the civilizations introduced in other mods have their own pages and I do not see why Forgotten Empires is so special that they warrant this extra attention. I am open to discussion on the issue so feel free to express any thoughts on it.Read more >
I've been looking through the categories list lately, and I found something of an issue: reduntant categories.
For example, theres a Category:Naval Units, a Category:Navy, and a Category:Ships.
(There are also unique ship categories for every game, and a warship category, but those are not necessarily redundant).
Since the "Navy" category contains more pages and subcategories, I'm thinking of changing the ones in the other categories to that one, but I was interested in hearing what other people think.
In addition; on the list of "Wanted" pages, two of the ones most linked to are "Asian Villager" and "Native Villager", mainly because they're in the AoEIII unit navbox. A question; do you think those need their own pages? I was considering makin…Read more >
Since the last year, it was announced that some good developers were working on a new expansion, which is going to see the light this December.
The most important thing is that it adds (yes, it adds, not replaces) 5 new civilizations: Incas, Indians, Italians, Magyars and Slavs, which I think that justice has been made for all of them.
Another good thing is that now all civs get a second Unique Technology, just like Goths did. Also, new units, wonders and techs are added.
In addition, many unbalances from AoC are corrected and the numerous bugs (like the relic bug or the monk speed bug) are fixed, and the AI is improved.
Other features are the 1920*1440 resolution and the +50 population limit.
What do you think about this new expansion?Read more >
Does anyone wonder if the wiki should have a schedule to have it's members play multiplayer games together everynow and then?Read more >
I will spend more time editing AOE wiki than GTA wiki right now I think.Read more >
This is my first blog post so please help me. Which of the member in Black family you like the most please vote or say in the comment box.Read more >
I decided to try AoEO again since it has been patched quite a bit. You still have to pay for the premium civilization upgrade if you want to equip the best gear, use advisors, etc. The free game though is still pretty entertaining and you can get quite far without having to pay a cent.
The learning curve for someone coming into the game from AoE3 is very small, I am level 10 now as the Egyptians and I am having little difficulty with the quests using only a few pieces of equipment (Egyptians have the strongest economy and thus make an excellent rush/spam civ). All in all the improvements are solid.
If anybody else is playing let me know and I will add you as a friend, for anyone just starting out I have a bit of a primer below.
- Greek: A turtl…
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The Unction card was first made available to the Spanish in The WarChiefs, since then it has gained a fierce reputation in Treaty and Deathmatch games. The following images are a visual record of the power of Spanish unction artillery.
Icon Description Age Level
Now your missionaries boost the attack of nearby soldiers. 2 40
The first image represents only the unction aura bonus, subsequent images display building upgrades plus any relevant home city cards available pre-imperial, the last image represents post imperial units with all upgrades (excluding possible minor civilization upgrades and treasures). Keep in mind that all Spanish artillery and ships also have +12 L.O.S. due to TEAM Inquisition and the church improvements. Petards and monitors a…
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For a little while I thought his list had went offline, but I found a post browsing the archives at the official AoE3 forums that mentioned it coming back online. So for those of you who may have thought the list gone for good, here you go.
When using the list as a reference for making edits, only use the Robot Entertainment 1.02 unit list and the card list and building list under Ensemble Studios 1.00 (buildings may have different stats due to patches, but putting the original stats is better than having an empty infobox). Do not use fan patch information on the wiki pages or link directly to fan patches in official articles, mention the links on the talk pages if you feel you must point out the mods.
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Well, something glitchy is happening to me everytime I play with the Indians. It isn't bad actually, I think it's good instead.
The first time something strange happened was when I received 3 Settler wagons out of nowhere; the second time I just received the shipment of the mangoes and all my elephants upgraded to honored level.
The third time there was only 1 card recently available, I just clicked on this card and instantly another one was ready too. The fourth time a message saying that I received a shipment which is gonna make me a discount of every upgrade appeared (as if I were playing with Japanese and sent the Industrial Age card of the discount).
The last time, just a few days ago, I just selected the card of the Howdah and the Mansa…Read more >
What do you think will be the next installment in the Age of Empires series? Personally, I'm hoping for some historical progression myself; Age of Empires Online didn't particularly interest me. Industrial Revolution period anyone? Perhaps World War I? Remember to vote!
~More importantly, please note that new pages should be created the with the naming convention of: Musketeer (Age of Empires III), not Age of Empires III:Musketeer. Repeatedly doing so may result in a warning from the wiki's admins.
That's all folks. Have a prosperous and productive day!
Here's to hoping anyway.Read more >
My goal in the AoE wiki is:
- Making it easy to navigate
- Improve stub pages
- Add history
- Delivering good work
It annoys me to no end that there are no faction pages on this Wiki! This is now my campaign of sorts! Rally to me, troops! (Preferably Huns or Teutons)Read more >
Hello... I'm not sure what to write on here. Great wiki.Read more >
Greetings AoE Wikians!
Due to intense dispute on whether elite unit pages should be deleted or merged throughout this wiki community, I have created a section where you can voice your opinion about this situation. The Polls section are located at the left side of the Age of Empires Wiki Home Page. Please voice your opinion as soon as possible. After a few months, the results will be set in stone and the final verdict cannot be changed. We will decide whether or not we will delete elite pages thereafter. Of course, this decision cannot be made without your support.
~Thank you for reading and have a wonderful holiday!~Read more >
Im just doing a little editing making this wiki a little bit better.Read more >
Greetings to all AoE Wikians!
Hey, are you an expert at wiki coding? If so, you can really help out this wiki by creating a step by step instructions manual page on specific wiki codings. This page is intended to help us identify specific techniques such as coloring and coding skills that is required to improve the main page of this wiki since it can only used in source mode. This may seem simple, but at this point, no one in this wiki is an expert at wiki codings that is active here 24/7. If you know someone that can create & understand these wiki codes, feel free to ask a administrator or bureaucrat from another wiki to help the Age of Empires series wiki.
Thanks again for reading and your productive editing!Read more >
Now every myth unit has a picture, this wikia is even more complete.Read more >
I have added pictures to every god on this wikia. Age of Empires Wiki is looking more complete.Read more >
Am I black (negative emotions) or am I white (positive emotions) or am I neither? Remember this wisdom.Read more >
Moved from my user page, so that hopefully more people will read my ideas.
- Unify pages
- Example: Elephant and Market have been unified
- Why? So you don't have to go to Elephant (Age of Empires) and Age of Empires III:Elephant or Age of Mythology:Market, Market (Age of Empires), Age of Empires II:Market and Age of Empires III:Market.
- Why not? Berry Bush has information on the three games. Lets remove the clutter and confusion, folks!
- Example: Elephant and Market have been unified
- Remove unnessessary titles
- Examples: Age of Empires II:Bearded Axe, Age of Empires
- Why? Becase such information can be conveyed in the article and the category.
- Examples: Age of Empires II:Bearded Axe, Age of Empires II:Berserkergang
- Unify pages
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Well...I don't blog. I'm just doing this for the points, which can be earned with little effort. But I'm working on this wiki alongside my own for an AOK mod as a side project.
After doing a good amount of scrounging around the wiki, I've noticed something come up mulitple times that I'm various curious about: should unique units have separate "Elite" pages? For example, the Teutonic Knight has its own page, alongside the Elite Teutonic Knight page (which, I must point out is extremely bare to the bone and empty). On the other hand, the Tarkan has no "Elite" version page, and instead consists only of the one page, which provides (a little) information on both units in general. So my question is, should "Elite" units have their own pages, or should they be merged into a single page that comprises both the base unit and its upgraded, elite counterpart? Feedback is greatly appreciated! The Jovar 04:07, July 14, 2011 (…Read more >
The title says it all.Read more >
Hello AoE Wikians!
Today on Age of Empires wiki, we have successfully created 1776 articles and pages. 1776 is not an ordinary number, it is a very special one. It is the year when this nation is founded by our founding fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence in the Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Thanks to you and your hard work, the wiki continues to exist under extraordinary circumstances. With your contribution, this wiki continues to be a success!Read more >
The beginning is the most important part of the work. -Plato
- Finish the Planning phase, with all users interested.
- Create policies, and guidelines with formats and structures and subpages for each type of article.
- Create Article Management Templates.
- Deleting policy
- User Pages policy
- Copyright policy
- Guidelines (MoS)
- Units & Buildings
- Other Articles
- Rename Age of Empires and Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome articles.
- Create Tech Tree Templates for Age of Empires & The Rise of Rome Civilizations.
- Create Navboxes for , , .
- Create consolidated infoboxes: , , , , drawing elements from current infoboxes.
- Upload News from the Age World (Current Events, Announcements, etc.), make use of community corner to keep users update…
What is everyones favourite Age of Empires game?Read more >
Hello AoE Wikians!
I have a new project in mind, but let me put you in context a little bit before explaining this project. A few days ago Aj visited me in the AoE Online Wiki and ask me if we could merge the both wikis to create a consolidated one. I have still my thoughts about that, so for near future it is out of the question, but not yet totally discarded. When I came here to check how the wiki was doing I encountered with a lot of issues, that should be resolved even before I considered to merge, so I decided to star out a new project.
The Project as you may see in the tittle is called Revolution, it is a remembrance of the Americas independence reflected in Age of Empires III. Why is it called that way? Well mainly because it is a com…Read more >
I just logged on onto this wiki at 6/10/2011 and found out that either someone or something added a bug/glitch to this wiki. When I log in, the profile picture is not visible when visit a user page.Read more >
Most of the comments I found in the Wiki contain irrevelent information about the game and some of them I believe contains spam...Read more >
The Russians are my favorite civilization. They can train groups of infantry, like 10 Strelets, or 5 musketeers, or 3 settlers at a time. Its faster and it costs less resources in the long run. The key to the Russians is overwhelming your opponent with numbers, so I'd recommend a huge group of Strelets and a backup group of Cosacks. Cosacks are actually very powerful when upgraded, overpowering Hussars and Uhlans. Thats is they're upgraded of course. The blockhouses are also very useful, saving wood by only having to pay for a Barracks, but getting a Blockhouse that is a Barracks and an Outpost combined. They also start out with more resources than other civilizations. Using their Oprichniks effectively is also a key to winning. Oprichniks…Read more >
Could I please be in the STAFF/ADMIN? Please!Read more >
The following are some old numbers I got from in-game testing I did with Unction in Treaty games following the release of Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties. As you can clearly see from the results the Spanish are quite capable of hiding behind their artillery.
- Culverin (Unction Aura Only, No Upgrades)
Damage: 65.2 damage (260.8 vs. Artillery, 32.6 vs. Cavalry/Light Infantry, 652 vs. Ships)
Cost: 100 Wood, 400 Coin
- Falconet (Unction Aura,No Upgrades)
Damage: 163 (489 vs. Infantry(same vs. ships), 326 vs. Buildings, 81.5 vs. Arrow Knights)
Cost: 100 Wood, 400 Gold
- Culverin (Unction Aura, All Upgrades)
Damage: 114 damage (456 vs. Artillery, 57 vs. Cavalry/Ligh…
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What's YOUR favorite quote that one of the Age of Mythology Campaign characters said at some point in the cinematics or gameplay? Share them here!Read more >
This past week has seen some major changes for the Age of Empires Series Wiki. First of all, we got a new skin and main page, and now it looks like the Age of Mythology Wiki will be merging into this one.
Once the merge is complete, the Age of Mythology content will count for one third of our articles, with over 500 articles of AoM content. These pages will be focused on by a new group of administrators, the Age of Mythology Administrators. Since Halogod35 is the only active administrator on the old Age of Mythology Wiki, he will be the first Age of Mythology Administrator.
That is all that has happened so far; now lets move on to what will still be happening.
First of all, the logo is going to change. It will be more focused on the…Read more >
The Age of Empires Wiki is proud to present her new and totally awesome new page redesign,the resdesign includes a very special new main page, that has all the features of the past articles, with a little twitch for the News section, they are blog posts that can be comented, voted and discussed. And new Main Page sections are coming, before you notice they will be here.
In oder tweaks we made, you should notice that everything is covered in red, because red is the Color of War, and the blood that enemy units spill, after a long day victory. And that's why the Skin was given a new aspect, if you are unable to see these changes reload your explorer (Ctrl+F5). and be sure to tick Let the admins override my skin choice. on Skin section of Prefer…Read more >
To all of those editors who do not know, this wiki does fully support Age of Mythology content. Yes, there is an Age of Mythology wiki, but this wiki is for all of the AoE series, which includes AoM. If you wish to create a page about AoM, go right ahead.
In related news, I will be trying to be officially partnered with the Age of Mythology Wiki soon, making the transfer of information easier.
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There is talk of a new Age of Empires IV, however, nothing has yet been confirmed.
Just a message to anyone out there telling their friends about the cool new AoE game ;)Read more >
i have now got a account on golden sun realms forumRead more >
I've been over a year here alredy and I havent added too much. But I add everything everytime I find myself not having anything better to do and/or when I everytime stumble here again :)
Peace out. ~EroRead more >