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Topic Subject:AoM Cheats... What do they really mean, and where do they come from?
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posted 21 November 2010 04:31 PM EDT (US)         
Ok, so I thought it would be fun for newbies and pros alike who need to use cheats often for either aid in scenario designing or just using them for fun to be able to have some actual knowledge of how the AoM cheats got their name, and where they came from. Also, when I mention "pro" im reffering to pro players and pro designers. It's the same with noobs.

Age of Mythology Cheats in alphabetical order:

ATM OF EREBUS
This gives you 1000 gold. Noobs would enjoy using it in a competition game, but pros can use it for playtesting scenarios. We know atm means "at the moment", but it is not reffering to this acronym. It also stands for "Asynchronous Transfer Mode", which is something to do with cells. What this is Really stading for is "Automated Teller Machine".
This a computerised telecommunications device that provides the clients of a financial institution with access to financial transactions in a public space without the need for a cashier, human clerk or bank teller. Yes, I did get that from Wikipedia . The cheat gives you 1000 gold, which is kind of like what you get from an atm machine, except it's not free. I'm sure most have you have had familiarization with atms. You may see them on tv nowadays. They're in many stores and shops. Did you guys know there's some in erebus too?

BAWK BAWK BOOM
This is just a plain fun cheat, sometimes used in multiplayer scenarios. This is used to represent the effects of using the chicken meteor godpower, a power you can get from this cheat. The term was used in the story of "Ratty's Ghost", and another forum on the web: http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=124561
But, with the exampales shown, was this term Just used generally? The bawk bawk boom factor has shown up in many video games out there. Others say it's just a way of how the meat producers combine chemicals in with there chicken feed to make them bigger. And more say its just a way to get rid of your extra chickens ... blow 'em up! But all in all, its just a funny thing to say when on the subject of chickens and chemicals/explosives. AoM made it popular.

CONSIDER THE INTERNET
This term could have been derived from the classic question, "Consider the interrelatedness of everything in the cosmos as it is expressed in many indigenous religions. How do you think the importance of these relationships developed? What spiritual purpose do you think they serve for indigenous people?" Or, on a more common note, it's reffering to the sometimes unpredictable speed of the internet, and thus this cheat makes your units slower. This cheat is almost never used. A fun cheat.

CHANNEL SURFING
Pretty much as is. It's a way to surf through a campaign (like surfing through channels on your tv) without completing certain scenarios. Noobs and pros alike use this cheat but have some different reasons for it.

DIVINE INTERVENTION
This is reffering to the act of the gods coming to our aids by "interevenly divinly." After all, the gods Are divine, aren't they? This cheat restores your used god powers, and is mostly used for playtesting and other purposes like this.

ENGINEERED GRAIN
-is genetically modified grain that farmers who work for major food companies feed to their animals to fatten them. In this case, it is used in AoM to fatten animals and cause them to contain more food. Not a very popular cheat, and not used very often.

FEAR THE FORAGE
Completely an AoM original. This cheat gives you a god power that you can target on berry bushes to turn them into walking berry bushes, similar to the walking trees godpower. It's basically a way of saying "fear the forage... they'll destroy you." This is a rarely used cheat. If anything, used for fun.

GOATUNHEIM
Derived from the norse world named "Jotunheim." Yes, jotunheim may be a random map, but its real identity is that it's one of the nine worlds of norse mythology. From the history of the Fire giant unit: "...Muspellheim was one of the "middle levels" of the Nine Worlds, along with Midgard and Jotunheim." From the history of the Frost giant unit: "They lived in the realm of Jotunheim, one of the Nine Worlds of Norse mythology, along with Muspellheim and Midgard. Jotunheim was the land of giants...". There is a Well like the well of urd that leads to this world as well. From the history of the Well of Urd: "All three wells lead to the realms of Asgard, Jotunheim, and Niflheim, which are located deep in the underworld." This power/cheat has nothing to do with jotunheim. It was just a play on words. You'll never find pros using this cheat, unless they're map-making. It's rarely used as it is.

IN DARKEST NIGHT
This particular cheat has Many references. It had been used as the title of songs and books. Here are some links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darkest_Night
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman:_In_Darkest_Knight
http://www.barryekopetz.com/lol/symph/darknight.htm
http://www.amazon.com/Darkest-Night-Justice-League/dp/055348771X
http://www.amazon.com/Darkest-Night-Lords-Underworld-Book/dp/0373772467
http://www.pine-net.com/~joanbab/darkest.htm
As you can see, this is like a cliche. This cheat cycles through the most common types of lighting in AoM. (Dusk, dawn, morning, night, etc.) This is another rarely used cheat.

ISIS HEAR MY PLEA
This was said by Amanra in scenario 14 from "The Fall of the Trident." The scenario itself is named "Isis, hear my plea." An AoM original. This cheat gives you all the heros from the fall of the trident campaign. Cool cheat if you wanna have some fun.

I WANT TEH MONKEYS!!!1!
This is basically a noobish way of saying you want alot of monkeys. The "teh" is supposed to be the word "the", and the "1" in the middle of the exclamation points is supposed to be a typo while hitting the "!" button several times. An AoM original. When this cheat is used, YOU GET ALOT OF MONKEYS!!!1! Very noobish.

JUNK FOOD NIGHT
Used to represent the craving and the action of eating junk food at night. A popular term. Use this and you'll get 1000 food. This can be used for playtesting and other similar purposes. Noobs like to use it to cheat, obviously. It's probably a noobs favorite rescource cheat.

LAY OF THE LAND
Another popular idiom. It has been used as a title, and is sometimes used in the regular world. Use this cheat and the map will be revealed for you. However, fog of war will still be on. Used for both playtesting and noobs.

LETS GO! NOW!
An AoM original. Use this to speed up your game. Used for playtesting and noobs.

L33T SUPA H4X0R
A hackers term. Leetspeak was an alternate language derived from the english language to hide hacker's websites, so they cannot be searched with regular keywords. Yes, there was a whole language invented by hackers substituting english, just because they were hackers. A kind of code you would say. l33t supa h4x0r means "Elite Super Hacker." This code increases the rate of constrution, training, and gathering to almost instant. Used for playtesting and for noobs.

MOUNT OLYMPUS
This is considered the home of the gods. Here is a link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Olympus
This power gives you full favor. Favor can only come from the gods, and thus, the cheat is named this. Used for playtesting and for noobs.

MR. MONDAY
A popular name. Used as a title, or just for fun. Use this if you want a game with a computer that's harder than the titan level. Used by pros. Never by noobs.

O CANADA
The starting phrase of the canadian national anthem. Noobish cheat. Use this and you'll get a canadian lazer bear.

PANDORAS BOX
From the story in mythology where pandora opened a chest/box that released evil upon the world. It has been the title of books and movies. Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandora's_box
It is also the name of a relic in AoM. The relic will make your myth units train faster. The cheat itself will cycle through random godpowers (except the atlantean ones). Sometimes used by scenario creators and widely used by noobs.

RED TIDE
A phenomenon in nature. Here a link for more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_tide
This cheat turns all water red, and is rarely ever used.

SET ASCENDANT
The word "ascendant" has many meanings. Here is a link:
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ascendant Most likely used to refer to the dominant power of having all animals revealed on the map, which is what this cheat is good for. Another link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ascendant This is a noobish cheat.

THRILL OF VICTORY
Feel the thrill of victory and win the scenario.This term is used by ABC's Wide World of Sports: "Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sport... the thrill of victory... and the agony of defeat... the human drama of athletic competition... This is ABC's Wide World of Sports!" Like many other cheat terms, it has also been used as a title. All in all, it's really just a regular term. Use this cheat and you'll win. Used mostly by noobs.

TINES OF POWER
An AoM original. The "tines" are reffering to the tines on the fork that the forkboy holds. You can get him by using this cheat. He's also very powerful. Used by noobs.

TROJAN HORSE FOR SALE
Anybody wanna buy a trojan horse? The trojan horse was used to sneak into troy's base, and is seen in the fall of the trident campaign. The trojan horse was made entirely of wood, which is why this cheat gives you 1000 wood. Used by both pros and noobs.

UNCERTAINTY AND DOUBT
Taken from the saying "Fear, uncertainty, and doubt." Here is more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear,_uncertainty_and_doubt
A somewhat popular saying. Use this cheat after lay of the land to put the map back to normal. Rarely used.

WRATH OF THE GODS
Used as a title. Use this power to have the enemy feel the wrath of the gods by granting you 9999 uses of the Tornado, Earthquake, Lightning, and Meteor god powers. Used by both.

WUV WOO
-from "I wuv woo (vewy mush)", another, childish or perhaps dogish way of saying "I love you (very much)." Supposed to be cute. Used in Halo Wars as the name of a skull. Another common saying. Use this cheat and you'll get a flying purple hippo that spits out hearts as its attack. Used by noobs and perhaps by pros because of its speed.

Age of Mythology The Titan Cheats in alphabetical order:

ATLANTIS REBORN
An event, and a title. Used for fun. Use this to get the heros from the new atlantis campaign.

BARKBARKBARKBARKBARK
Reffering to the nonstop barking that dogs can sometimes exhibit. When interneters want to express this, the chanting can go on and on. Use this and get a powerful dog named Bella. Used by noobs.

RESET BUTTON
Oops! Someone hit the reset button! This is reffering to the reset button that is found on eletronic devices. Use this cheat to cause all the buildings on the map to become unbuilt. Rarely used. A fun cheat.

TINFOIL HAT
A type of hat made from tin foil. Here is a link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin_foil_hat Use this cheat and ownership of all units on the map are randomized. Among the most rarely used cheats.

TITANOMACHY
A titan war before human civilization. More information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanomachy Use this and you'll get a titan for free. Oh yeah, great for starting a war. Very noobish cheat.

ZENOS PARADOX http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeno's_paradoxes. Some ridiculous theory or law that had to do with motion. Sorry, I hate science. But anyway, use this and its like you're using pandoras box, except atlantean godpowers are included. Sometimes used.

If you want a list of all the AoM cheats, check them out here: http://aom.heavengames.com/gameinfo/cheats

Remember, this thread was not made to encourage the use of cheats, but to simply provide some backround information. If you notice any typos, missing cheats, or misinformation please let me know. And by the way, don't even ask why I did this. I was mad bored.

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[This message has been edited by Aom Expert (edited 11-21-2010 @ 04:36 PM).]

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Lupus
Sage
posted 21 November 2010 06:29 PM EDT (US)     1 / 30       
Oh, this brings me back to the days when I couldn't possibly win without cheating.

By the way, I thought RED TIDE referred to the Egyptian plague, when the Nile turned into blood. Would make more sense in a mythological game.

ENGINEERED GRAIN...?? Never heard it before. It's for those who feel too guilty when using junk food night, but still needs that extra boost of food??

[This message has been edited by Lupus (edited 11-21-2010 @ 06:38 PM).]

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That AoM Guy
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posted 21 November 2010 06:56 PM EDT (US)     2 / 30       
crap. forgot about that (red tide). thanks.

yeah lol. i guess so.

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Eurotool
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posted 21 November 2010 07:05 PM EDT (US)     3 / 30       
Zenos Paradox... I thought it was about Zeno the Arcus (you can see it in Atlantis Reborn's first scenario, he is beeing grounded by the Sergeant)
You said you hate science... Do you like history ?

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posted 21 November 2010 07:39 PM EDT (US)     4 / 30       
lol yeah that too. I wonder if he's the same zeno... I'll have to look into that. Yeah, history's alright.

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Majic Dodo
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posted 21 November 2010 07:59 PM EDT (US)     5 / 30       
The only ones Ive ever heard of were the resource ones(which are great for playtesting scenarios), wuv woo, bawk bawk boom, red tide, and fear the forage. But some of these would really help with playtesting. I usually have to put in weird triggers to do some of this for testing,

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posted 21 November 2010 08:19 PM EDT (US)     6 / 30       
Wait, I'm confused... the cheats you listed aren't the rescource ones, and the majority of them don't help with playtesting.

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Eurotool
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posted 21 November 2010 08:40 PM EDT (US)     7 / 30       
...the cheats you listed aren't the rescource ones, and the majority of them don't help with playtesting.
Majic Dodo put a "," after "the resource ones", but the parenthesis may had confused you.

...the resource ones(which are great for playtesting scenarios), wuv woo, ...
...wuv woo, bawk bawk boom, red tide, and fear the forage. But some of these would really help with playtesting.
Mmh... nothe only ones "really helpful" are the resources one and wuv woo. What would-you do with red tide ???

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That AoM Guy
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posted 21 November 2010 08:45 PM EDT (US)     8 / 30       
No that still doesn't make sense. The rescource cheats are atm of erebus, junk food night, mount olympus, and trojan horse for sale.

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Eurotool
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posted 21 November 2010 08:49 PM EDT (US)     9 / 30       
No, he is saying an ENUMERATION ... B)
eg: cars(red an blue), tractors, bicycles...

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posted 21 November 2010 08:51 PM EDT (US)     10 / 30       
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Majic Dodo
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posted 21 November 2010 10:12 PM EDT (US)     11 / 30       
WOAH! sorry about all this confusion...

Eurotool was right for most of it, but I didnt mean that the ones I listed were good for playtesting... I meant that some of the ones you listed would work good for playtesting

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posted 21 November 2010 10:26 PM EDT (US)     12 / 30       
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posted 22 November 2010 04:07 AM EDT (US)     13 / 30       
Interesting. Nottud once made a map that used TINFOIL hat every 10 minutes, was pretty funny .

I've always wondered, when cheats are on online can you just do THRILL OF VICTORY?

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posted 22 November 2010 08:25 AM EDT (US)     14 / 30       
You did a very nice work, and I didn't know some of these.

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posted 22 November 2010 01:20 PM EDT (US)     15 / 30       
UNCERTAINTY AND DOUBT
Never knew that one

Oh, Yeebie, yes it is possible, but it wont give you a won note at the stats :P
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posted 22 November 2010 04:20 PM EDT (US)     16 / 30       
ZOnos Paradox is one of my favourites when it comes to background story.

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Izello
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posted 01 December 2010 05:49 AM EDT (US)     17 / 30       
UNCERTAINTY AND DOUBT
Probably the reason why people don't buy new comps and stuff
anyway,how did you know all of this stuff?
EDIT:This means Fear of the forage buying computers .

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buppy
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posted 01 December 2010 11:50 AM EDT (US)     18 / 30       
He just googled them.

I don't see the point to this - if you don't know what any of this means then it isn't very hard to google it - but then again they are pretty obvious.

Fixes:

CONSIDER THE INTERNET:
I believe this is being sympathetic to the internet, as slower game = less lag

DIVINE INTERVENTION:
What the hell is "interevenly divinly"?
Divine intervention is not aid, it is anything that divine-beings do that affects non-divine things.

MR MONDAY:
This is because everyone hates mondays. Mondays are hard.

SET ASCENDANT:
The player is the ascendant of set - you have set's powers, and "you are set"

TINFOIL HAT:
So enemy can't read your thoughts and control you

ZENOS PARADOX:
I'm guessing the singular "paradox" is referring to the one that states between 2 points there are infinately many points. Pretty commonly known.

[This message has been edited by Mr Pubby8 (edited 12-01-2010 @ 12:04 PM).]

BSU_DoLhades
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posted 01 December 2010 01:37 PM EDT (US)     19 / 30       
MR MONDAY:
This is because everyone hates mondays. Mondays are hard.
all agree?

When i wake up on mondays im half asleep and cant do anything, guess thats why they made that cheat - to annoy anyone whos playing on a monday

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posted 01 December 2010 08:30 PM EDT (US)     20 / 30       
Pubby that's very smart, I must admit. Should I replace some of the info?

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posted 18 December 2010 00:05 AM EDT (US)     21 / 30       
Yes

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Eurotool
Hero
posted 19 December 2010 06:51 PM EDT (US)     22 / 30       
Why don't we put a link here: http://aom.heavengames.com/gameinfo/cheats to this thread ?

nottud
Mortal
posted 26 December 2010 08:14 AM EDT (US)     23 / 30       
Interesting. Nottud once made a map that used TINFOIL hat every 10 minutes, was pretty funny .
Yea I think you are referring to the forest madness RM? That has an event that randomizes the ownership of untis at one point.

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posted 26 December 2010 05:26 PM EDT (US)     24 / 30       
I figured WUV WOO should at least have mention of the legendary pre-release lore of the Flying Purple Hippo Cult, the Hissing Roaches, and the Nile Penguins.
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posted 02 January 2011 10:27 PM EDT (US)     25 / 30       
Just wonderful, got a good laugh out of this
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posted 04 January 2011 05:25 AM EDT (US)     26 / 30       
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posted 21 November 2015 05:31 PM EDT (US)     27 / 30       
O the vanity...

But this is good stuff.

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posted 21 November 2015 06:14 PM EDT (US)     28 / 30       
You really like thread necromancy, don't you

And RIP Izello

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posted 23 November 2015 04:35 PM EDT (US)     29 / 30       
hhahah great thread!!! those Ensemble Studios guys were so smart really.
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posted 24 November 2015 03:30 PM EDT (US)     30 / 30       
WUV WOO... Dafuq... ))))
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