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The Successor - Act Two: Initiation

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Version: The Conquerors 1.0c
Style: Mix
Number of scenarios: 2

*** This scenario received the awards for Best Gameplay, Best Story, Best Score and was named "Release of the year" in the AOKH Game of the Year Awards of 2013 ***

It was the year 1369. Four years had passed since Krall, formerly known as The Successor, had been crowned as king of Ravenia in the never-ending cheers of Kron citizens, after the demise of the evil Fanarian governor Willan. However, only half of his father's land was now free from invaders and war. The other half of Ravenia, the Sylvanian province, was still under Tugai dominion and Sylvanians suffered every day at the hands of the brutal barbarians from the steppes...

VERY IMPORTANT: To experience the game as it was meant to be played, make sure you have the files from Act One in your installed folder, because the sound files found there are used extensively in this second installment. They are very important, especially for the cinematic moments, so please take the time to include them! You'll find act one available for download >>>HERE<<<

In order to install Act Two, copy the .cpx file in the campaign folder of your Age of Empires II the Conquerors root folder, and the sound files in the sound/scenario folder.

The recommended settings for playing this game are: a resolution of at least 1024x768, normal speed, music off. Using other settings might ruin the game experience. While playing, make sure you always have "chat to everyone" selected in the taunts section. It is vital for the taunt-based moves to work later in the game.

1) A much stronger emphasis on the RPG aspect. You'll control one unit most of the time, improving his skills, stats and equipment throughout the game. In addition to that, the usual fixed force battles, puzzles, etc.
2) The game contains two scenarios. The first is playable and the second is a cinematic. The total gameplay time is over 6 hours (probably a lot more depnding on how much you enjoy exploring). There are around 1900 triggers in total.
3) A huge map featuring improved map design compared to Act One, including an updated and playable version of the city of Hansbrok (rated 4.7).
4) A storyline that builds up on the First Act and sets the stage for the Final one. Old and new characters, non-linear narrative with lots of twists and turns, lots of cutscenes.
5) Tons of side features and easter eggs. Remarkable interactivity (for AOK standards) in terms of character improvement: improving stats through exploration and quests, economy system, levelling up that changes character's appearance/equipment, learning useful skills and special moves. Almost every single NPC in the game (there's lots of them) will talk to you.
6) An extensive and immersive soundtrack in the vein of the previous Act.

CREDITS are to be found in the readme file. A special thank you goes to Excelsior, Shieldwolf23 and Khan Ivayl, for their contribution to shaping the game, and to Blackforest Studios for their support and for being awesome in general.

Thanks for downloading. Please comment and review, I am always looking for feedback :)

UPDATED 31.03.2013 fixing some bugs and balance issues. Related to the change view bug - there's nothing I can do about it, your best bet is to reload and try again, close all other applications running in the background or play on a more contemporary machine. With a pentium I3 processor and 4gb of RAM, I've never encountered any crashes while testing. Can't guarantee for anything lower than that.
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Chennai2 Best scenario I have ever played
It had been a while since act 2 has been released hope you still haven't given up .

The story has been extraordinary.
I am having dreams about what's going to happen in final act .
Will vallar kill krall or will vallar rule slyvania while krall rules donaria or something completely different can't wait to know

Take your time. And good luck.can't wait for act3

HUEHUEHUE panel, loved the campaign. Just finished it. Are you still working on ACT III? If you are then i imagine real life is getting in your way since it has been 4 years. Really hope you release ACT III very soon! :)
Wailan Waillace Four years without playing AoE2 and I still remember this campaign (Acts 1 & 2) fondly as the most fun I ever had with the game.

I have faith Act 3 will come, in due time, to conclude this masterpiece.
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"I have faith Act 3 will come, in due time, to conclude this masterpiece."

It's hard to say if I'll ever muster the time and motivation for it, but I do check this comment section from time to time and the positive feedback that you guys are giving me is surely making it more likely.
alex74alex I've just finished part two, and it was amazing! I love the more RPG-like fights and leveling.

I hope that it's going to be finished soon. It's been six years after all!

Can't wait to play the third part. Hope you find the motivation to finish it. It'd be such a shame to leave a wonderful campaign discontinued.
Official Reviewer
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It will be finished.

Don't know when, but it will :)
Tomiles After those few years downloaded it once more and played it again and i have to say its as great as i remembered it, i know its been already more than 6 years but im still hoping for part III @panel you did a great job i really liked the story, maybe some day you will tell us how it all ended ;)
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THanks Tomiles, I appreciate it.

"maybe some day you will tell us how it all ended ;)"

You will have to play Act 3 and see for yourself :)
Soon, I hope.
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