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Topic Subject:01/21/02 New Weekly Age of Mythology Screenshots
ES_Archangel
Immortal
posted 21 January 2002 01:38 AM EDT (US)         
Now Available.

Just turned Midnight in Dallas, so It's Monday and the New AOM Screenshots are up.


http://www.ensemblestudios.com/aom/news.shtml or direct link
http://www.ensemblestudios.com/aom/screenpages/content29_lg.shtml

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ES_Swinger
Mortal
posted 21 January 2002 01:46 AM EDT (US)     1 / 33       
I like this SS series Archangel-excellent use of the 4 shots. And let the speculation begin.

-Swinger

ES_Archangel
Immortal
posted 21 January 2002 01:52 AM EDT (US)     2 / 33       
Nice shots by Karen "Scout" Sparks.


And Swinger one of these night, I will be the last ES'er to post in a forum!

Immhotep
Mortal
posted 21 January 2002 02:16 AM EDT (US)     3 / 33       
Hehe not if I'm here ArchAngel!
Immhotep
Mortal
posted 21 January 2002 02:17 AM EDT (US)     4 / 33       
Btw, too bad for those who went to bed early hehe
Zen
Ghost
(id: Angel Zen)
posted 21 January 2002 02:18 AM EDT (US)     5 / 33       
Ok... now... sweetdreams

Zen
Zen
Ghost
(id: Angel Zen)
posted 21 January 2002 02:20 AM EDT (US)     6 / 33       
Hrm... guess the monkey's too smart to be lured by the Call

Zen
Thunder
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posted 21 January 2002 02:34 AM EDT (US)     7 / 33       
It's the Tarzan call GP. ....hey ya, where's cheetah?

[This message has been edited by Thunder (edited 01-21-2002 @ 02:36 AM).]

Immhotep
Mortal
posted 21 January 2002 02:45 AM EDT (US)     8 / 33       
You know guys...I think I can probably make a Lion King campaign in AOM

Seriously, I think this SS series features the god power that summons wild animals to an area where the power is cast. It can be really beneficial (edible animals come to you)...or it can be a curse (your villagers become the edible animals ).

(Hmmm, what are those Walruses doing on dry land? Must be one powerful GP )

Last_Knight
Mortal
posted 21 January 2002 03:10 AM EDT (US)     9 / 33       
Female villies
They look like they're playing with the deadly hyenas (maybe they're taming them? or fighting them with a toothbrush?).

hyenas, lions, walruses, Antilopes, Zebras, wolves, Giraffes... and a mysterious rock in the middle, what is it? s God-power that brings all the animals on the map to a certain spot?



The Last Knight
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[This message has been edited by Last_Knight (edited 01-21-2002 @ 03:58 AM).]

Aok_yobbo
Mortal
posted 21 January 2002 06:39 AM EDT (US)     10 / 33       
Not that anyone cares, but a friend of mine wanted his mouse pointer as that hammer that comes up every time you move your mouse over one of the screenshots. Ive got it now, and im wondering if anyone else would like it?

I also made a totally Aom theme, with sounds icons, and stuff which i downloaded of lots of aom sites. First is this leagal, and second if it is leagal, does anyone want it?

[This message has been edited by Aok_yobbo (edited 01-21-2002 @ 06:42 AM).]

Real
Mortal
posted 21 January 2002 08:23 AM EDT (US)     11 / 33       
To the shots: Cool! I think this stone will come outta the ground when you click there to cause the god power.

The lions look a bit too big imo.There should also be female ones I think.

The wolves look cool.

The walruses look cool, but not on dry land.

The girafes must look cool when animated.

The villagers are female? Didn't realize it, am gonna relook the shots to see.

Btw.: Now it's completely sure that you can't walk in woods.

I think there should only come the animals which are typical for the map's clima etc., here for example no zebras, lions, girafes or hyenas.

And I don't like that the whole antilope behind that trees is white, it looks.... ugly.


Where's paradise?...............AoM is....In war there're only loosers!
Paradise is in your heart - ..gonna come! Love is the soul's blood!
open your heart and you'll be in paradise!..There's no uncertainty, there's only hope!
What's the difference between a raven?...What's yellow and hangs in a tree?
Nothing...its legs are both equal, all about the right one!...=> A blue couch!
Real may say he leaves...but be sure, he'll come back!

[This message has been edited by Real (edited 01-21-2002 @ 08:24 AM).]

vladimir87
Mortal
posted 21 January 2002 08:59 AM EDT (US)     12 / 33       
Wow, thanks Ensemble...

Now this is really awesome... That's more food then I would need to feudal AND castle with... This would definately be one of the god powers I would use in the first age, as meteors no doubt would not be available... I hope...

Alright theres a mist surrounding the rock in the first shot... Is this the god power initiation? And is there a reason its getting cast on a rock? I mean, theres a pic of an antelope on the rock, really small, but is that whats making the power come? Does the god power have to be drawn to the rock, as its a special rune with a animal pic on it? Could you cast it anywhere, I would not think so as then the ppl would cast it near the granery. They seem rather to be building a granery near the rock... OR is the rock just for show?

It musn't be a fast process, as the animals take the whole time the villager needs to build the structure to arrive...

How big do you think its radius is?

Thanks ES,

-Vladimir87

And what are the cat like things in front of the trees
? cats, or wolves or what?

InsaneCow
Mortal
posted 21 January 2002 09:57 AM EDT (US)     13 / 33       
In the first screeny, I believe that the "mist" is not mist, but dust from either the rock rising from the ground, or the rock falling from the sky (rising is more likely, IMO). Also in the first screeny, the little ruin on the stone looks more like a stick figure running somewhere than an antelope. Maybe its because of the dust, I don't know.

There is new granary art, and yes, the villies are women, look at the skirts

I am doubting whether this is a god power or not, because I think the rock is the main factor of how this power is cast. I don't believe that just any rock would do, if you tried to use this god power.

Maybe once you find this rock, a divine light comes down and empowers the rock with out using favor. Maybe it is like a relic, except with powers. There are 3 of them throughout the map, but each one has a different divine power. I don't know any mythological base n this, but I really don't think this is a god power.


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Real
Mortal
posted 21 January 2002 10:09 AM EDT (US)     14 / 33       
But as you see it comes outta the ground!

Where's paradise?...............AoM is....In war there're only loosers!
Paradise is in your heart - ..gonna come! Love is the soul's blood!
open your heart and you'll be in paradise!..There's no uncertainty, there's only hope!
What's the difference between a raven?...What's yellow and hangs in a tree?
Nothing...its legs are both equal, all about the right one!...=> A blue couch!
Real may say he leaves...but be sure, he'll come back!
InsaneCow
Mortal
posted 21 January 2002 10:12 AM EDT (US)     15 / 33       
Well, now that you point out my own contradiction, I guess it is a god power.

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IV1066
Mortal
posted 21 January 2002 10:25 AM EDT (US)     16 / 33       
Such pretty animals, how am I going to bring myself to hunt them? It's awesome how the animals can looks around with their heads and not move their bodies.

Hehehe... this would be fun to cast in the middle of the enemy town in a gold-rush kinda map, ie, one full of wolves and such.

Quote:

It musn't be a fast process, as the animals take the whole time the villager needs to build the structure to arrive...

Not necessarily. All the animals might've gotten there earlier, but ES waited until the granary was done to take the next screenshot. We really dunno how much time elapsed.

shelper
HG Alumnus
(id: Smileyshelper)
posted 21 January 2002 11:07 AM EDT (US)     17 / 33       
fantastic screens ES great job

HG opens up a gaia units section and ES shows off their new god power.

kinda makes you wonder...


It's like watching a flock of clown-like apes trying to navigate a ship, even though the ship has in fact been stranded on some kind of reef for about 7 years and none of the apes have noticed it yet. -Drahnier on OD moderation.

[This message has been edited by Smileyshelper (edited 01-21-2002 @ 11:10 AM).]

Foe_Hammer
Mortal
posted 21 January 2002 11:15 AM EDT (US)     18 / 33       
i too think the animals behind the tree showing up as white is really ugly...i would rather have the old AOK way with just he colored outline then that white blob

I come from under the hill , and under the hill and over the hills my paths have led. And through the air. I am he that walks unseen. I am the clue-finder, the web-cutter, the stinging fly.I was chosen for the lucky number.
I am he that buries his friends alive and drowns them and draws them alive again from the water. I came from the end of a bag, but no bag went over me. I am the friend of bears and the guest of eagles. I am Ringwinner and Luckwearer; and I am Barrel-rider


Bronze_Giant 7
Mortal
posted 21 January 2002 11:27 AM EDT (US)     19 / 33       
Looks like it has no affect on animals. OMG TONS OF ANIMALS COMIN' DIS WAY FORUMERS, VIPS, ANGELS, AND EVERYBODY ELSE RUUUUUUUUUUUUUN! YAAAAAAAA! (waches as one forumer runs into a cave while another gets stepped all over) KEEP ON RUNNIN LETS SEEIF WE CAN FIND SOME MUs OR SUTTIN TO HELP US (bronzie and some other forumers run up a tree while all da others keep on running.)

THE STONG, THE CUNNING, THE: BRONZE GIANT!!! the smart forumer cause when da stampede is comin he doesnt defend other forumers he runs up a tree.
Dark Age warrior
Mortal
posted 21 January 2002 11:42 AM EDT (US)     20 / 33       
DAW grabs his bow and arrows and fires, bringing down a zebra.DAW runs as he realises that lion is chasing him.

*DAW calls down meteors on stampede*
*Stampede is flattened*

There, thats the end of that!

*Forumers cheer and yell for DAW*

I am famous!

shelper
HG Alumnus
(id: Smileyshelper)
posted 21 January 2002 11:48 AM EDT (US)     21 / 33       
*didnt cheer*

It's like watching a flock of clown-like apes trying to navigate a ship, even though the ship has in fact been stranded on some kind of reef for about 7 years and none of the apes have noticed it yet. -Drahnier on OD moderation.
aoe2bug
Mortal
posted 21 January 2002 01:01 PM EDT (US)     22 / 33       
**keeps running, anyway**

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Taipanicos
Mortal
posted 21 January 2002 01:53 PM EDT (US)     23 / 33       
**Hiding behind a daisy**

I agree that the outlining in AoK was a far better way to indicate units behind obstacles. Imagine a whole battalion of swordsmen behind the trees: half of the wood would be white ... uah!

If you switch through the screenies a little faster you're almost able to see the monolith break through the surface and create the shining circles in the second one which then slowly fade out. Looks beautiful!

What's the radius of this GP? Would be nice to know, how the animals behave after the effect has worn off - will they stay or will they return to their starting points (like boars in AoK if you tried to lure them to far away from their spawning point)?


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GNon
Mortal
posted 21 January 2002 01:54 PM EDT (US)     24 / 33       
I believe it came from the sky, (god's live up not down, well except a few... Hades, Anubis, etc... but i think this would come from an 'up' god)

it hit's the ground dust is spred, then the rock emits the call... within 2-3 minutes the call is strong and animals come to the rock (date stamp in lower left corner)

The walrusi could have come from near by water which shows the strength of the power

There is a male villie there too, the one who builds the granary

You are Bilbo Baggins!!!!!!!


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HG Alumnus
posted 21 January 2002 02:15 PM EDT (US)     25 / 33       
Look at the third shot, the building villager's left arm. It looks like it's broken or something. Probably look better animated thought.

Perhaps ES have changed the features of "The Great Hunt"? Otherwise, this must be another godpower.

Alexandergreat3
Mortal
posted 21 January 2002 05:08 PM EDT (US)     26 / 33       
Very nice SS .


Quoted from Last Knight:

Female Villies


Quoted from InsaneCow:

and yes, the villies are women, look at the skirts

Guys... stop staring at the ladies - they've got works to do .

[This message has been edited by Alexandergreat3 (edited 01-21-2002 @ 05:10 PM).]

Stone_Giant
Mortal
posted 21 January 2002 05:27 PM EDT (US)     27 / 33       
Last_Knights and InsaneCows games......


Oh - and I suppose I should mention something about the KICK A$S picks

Stone_Giant

InsaneCow
Mortal
posted 21 January 2002 05:32 PM EDT (US)     28 / 33       
Alex:
Not if they are surrounded by a bunch of hungry animals. Maybe they need some rescuin'.
*Puts on cape and flies off to help lady villies*

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SoR_Anarchy
Mortal
posted 21 January 2002 05:34 PM EDT (US)     29 / 33       
Man that little rock is going to make hunting alot easier. It's a great idea because hunting is one of the most micro and time consuming things in aok. Great screenies. Thaks ES.

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Azzie
Hero
(id: Aztec Emperor)
posted 21 January 2002 06:10 PM EDT (US)     30 / 33       
It seems that it's a GP...It seems that the Rock wasn't there to begin with...and it just starts popping up.

if you notice the time, it goes from 7:56, all the way to 15:00... it seems to take the animals a while to get there... I'm positive it's a GP...at first I thought it might be a "ruins" type thing, it stays in one spot the whole game but can be controled by different players.

the question is: it can't cost too much favor, or nobody would use it... (most likely a 1st age GP)

ES is going to be my doom!

First, I can't control a navy, cause everytime I see the water I stop. Now I can't hunt animals either!! dang it!
imagine:

*calls GP*
*watches animals come up*
wooow...
*animals sit there*
*azzie sits and watches*
*the "you are defeated!" message flashes up*
what the heck?!?

ARGH!!

InsaneCow
Mortal
posted 21 January 2002 06:16 PM EDT (US)     31 / 33       
Archangel's exact words on the official website:

Quote:

One of my favorite mythological god powers. Plus, as requested by some of our fans, this god power definitely shows off some of the wildlife in Age of Mythology.


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SchmucK
Mortal
posted 22 January 2002 06:29 AM EDT (US)     32 / 33       
Eeeek! Soo pweeety

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Real
Mortal
posted 23 January 2002 10:57 AM EDT (US)     33 / 33       
Who else thinks that the lion is much too big?

I do.

Hope they'll change it.


Where's paradise?...............AoM is....In war there're only loosers!
Paradise is in your heart - ..gonna come! Love is the soul's blood!
open your heart and you'll be in paradise!..There's no uncertainty, there's only hope!
What's the difference between a raven?...What's yellow and hangs in a tree?
Nothing...its legs are both equal, all about the right one!...=> A blue couch!
Real may say he leaves...but be sure, he'll come back!
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