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Topic Subject:The Alpha package.
Enishi
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posted 12 July 2002 05:35 PM EDT (US)         
I've gotten the Alpha letter, and am beyond excited. But I am really a bit unsure as what the Alpha includes. I've gathered so far


All Nine Civs
2 Maps
Up to four players per game


Do we get relics, or AI players to fight against? Any info on what we will have to work with in the alpha would be greatly appreciated.

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Imperialarc
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posted 12 July 2002 05:58 PM EDT (US)     1 / 16       
No mention of AI but I honestly doubt there will be. Not sure of relics. No further details at this time yet.

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Evil Dragon
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posted 12 July 2002 06:26 PM EDT (US)     2 / 16       
I agree.

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Wagamuffin
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posted 12 July 2002 06:30 PM EDT (US)     3 / 16       
I think there might just be AI, but I bet you would still have to play over internet (so as to stop ppl from copying them and using pirate versions of the alpha)

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deadlydentures
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posted 12 July 2002 06:33 PM EDT (US)     4 / 16       
i doubt there will be an AI

I think that was one of the reasons they delayed it to later this year. It just isn't done yet.


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posted 12 July 2002 07:38 PM EDT (US)     5 / 16       
We'll get relics probably (almost certainly), since they'll be in regular multiplayer games. But no AI, that's because it's a multiplayer test, it's kind of easy to forget that's all it is.

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posted 12 July 2002 07:40 PM EDT (US)     6 / 16       
i doubt we'll have Computer players, i hope we get DM.

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petard_rusher
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posted 12 July 2002 08:48 PM EDT (US)     7 / 16       
I wish I knew what "2 maps" meant.... cause that could be 2 premade maps or 2 random maps, I'd guess the later for long term online play but you never know. No AI most likely.
Cloudchaser_Eagle
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posted 12 July 2002 10:22 PM EDT (US)     8 / 16       
On the top of my wishlist is DM, complete civ stuff (ie all ages and deities accessible), and *maybe* an AI... I wouldn't mind not having an AI, but having one might be nice whilst I get used to the interface.

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Age0fMythology
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posted 12 July 2002 10:27 PM EDT (US)     9 / 16       
i think that the 2 maps mean this...

1 DM
1 RM
Cloudchaser_Eagle
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posted 12 July 2002 10:28 PM EDT (US)     10 / 16       
The maps don't decide the type of game (if our definitions of map are the same-- they very well might not be).

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Engiskhan
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posted 12 July 2002 10:33 PM EDT (US)     11 / 16       
I'm gonna say that it will include enough maps as is needed to balance out the game. This should mean more than two. Since the alpha's purpose is no longer just a server stress test and is now extended to include some balancing issues, wouldn't more maps types be required? I'll bet you that we'll get relics and we'll get many map types too. Probably everything except the single player campaign and the scenario editor.
petard_rusher
Mortal
posted 12 July 2002 10:54 PM EDT (US)     12 / 16       
I hate to call you to optimistic after the civ fiasco Engishkan but I bet there will be lots of stuff they leave out, like the ability to play with more than 4 people, AI, most RMS (to balance all you really need is a land map, water map, and land/water map; and no matter wut they say the primary purpose her eis not balance), of course AI, scns, editor and all things single player will be left out as well.
Enishi
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posted 13 July 2002 09:33 PM EDT (US)     13 / 16       
I hope all ages are available to us. And I think they will be.

How can they determine results on balancing without data on the fourth age?

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posted 14 July 2002 06:32 AM EDT (US)     14 / 16       
All ages will be there...Archangel said so when the Alpha was first announced.
petard_rusher
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posted 14 July 2002 07:41 AM EDT (US)     15 / 16       
"On the top of my wishlist is DM"

Heh I'm afraid that DM never really has been that important to ES, they balance RM and sorta let DM slide.

PS: That comment was not to diss DM just saying why I don't think it will be in the alpha.

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The_Avenger772
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posted 14 July 2002 07:46 AM EDT (US)     16 / 16       
so that's why i see the Indomitable Korean Wall in Zone. It has bombard towers. In a skirmish pattern. WIth trebuchets. And siege onagers. And bombard cannons. And war wagons. Lots of them. Have you ever tried taking them on with 200 longbowmen? Have you? I didn't. I'm not stupid. But my friend did. He cried. A lot.

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all right. it was me. IT WAS ME! *sob*

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