GameSpot ’99 Superchat (Pg 2)

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Published on 03-13-2017; updated on 03-13-2017
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KillMe@ES> unless i get there first

plasticbrain@ES> How would you remember which wall segment
are guys in?

KillMe@ES> how can you remember which tower guys are in?

+holzmeister> 🙂

plasticbrain@ES> There is more wall segments than towers

KillMe@ES> trib is kinda like always.

KillMe@ES> oh, so you spend time blding walls, huh?

KillMe@ES> check the screenshots for the resources. I
don’t know which techs we can/t talk about

+SCGekko> Phalanx

Phalanx2> Hey guys. I live over in Fort Worth which is only
about 30 mins from yall. I talked to Sean Wolff and he said come
on over and you guys could give me a tour and show me some aok
stuff. He already emailed me directions and info. Offer still
good? Thanx

KillMe@ES> ask sean 🙂 blackmail always works

+SCGekko> yeah…new screen shots are out or will be out
soon… look for clues 🙂

Phalanx2> k cool drive on over and ask for sean or

KillMe@ES> did anyone notice that Chris Rippy wrote his
name in the dirt in the AoE scenarios?

KillMe@ES> i’d call/mail sean first

Phalanx2> k

+SCGekko> sorry about the bump there phalanx… all

Aloha_Mokupuni> ok this is one VERY important question that
is used in every game no matter what anyone says…… This
feature is sacred to me and will only answer if you can answer
fully…… (ok answering any bit will do)………….I want to
know about……TAUNTS!

Aloha_Mokupuni> new ones old ones and how many?

KillMe@ES> we have a huge directory of taunts we can’t
ship with AoK!

KillMe@ES> I’m not sure which new taunts will be added for

Aloha_Mokupuni> alright well Im a taunt fan so ……

+SCGekko> heheh… or use on sundays in some States i would

Aloha_Mokupuni> make em good!

KillMe@ES> hey, if it’s on FOX, it’s in our taunt
directory 🙂

+SCGekko> hehehe

Aloha_Mokupuni> 😛

+SCGekko> thanks Moku 🙂

Aloha_Mokupuni> alright cya’s

TKD9> Well I have been celebrating my birthday and missed
the most of this disscussion and Bruce so don’t nag at me if my
questions have been asked. Will the gates have a choice for
opening and closing automaticly or will they be just controlled
by you?…

KillMe@ES> auto

+SCGekko> Washizu will be the final question of the

TKD9> Can they be taken over too?GA

KillMe@ES> it was real annoying to babysit

KillMe@ES> they can be destroyed

TKD9> And what are the tents?

TKD9> ga

KillMe@ES> they are eye candy from the scenario editor,
right now

+SCGekko> and I suspect the log of the cha twill be posted
in numerous locations TKD… you can catch up on what was covered

KillMe@ES> t-9 and counting

Servantlife> Can you build castles in any age, or only in
ceartain ages? Will your ‘huge directory’ of taunts be available
for download? Are bowman really really powerful, or is it more
balanced? –Seth

+SCGekko> Servant…GA

KillMe@ES> castles are available in the late ages.

plasticbrain@ES> Archers are more balanced. We found a way
to tone them down.

plasticbrain@ES> A very original never seen before

KillMe@ES> Our huge directory of taunts is pretty much
copyright infringement 🙂

Royster@ES> Meaning we will not distribute them.

+SCGekko> expect AoK heaven to have a few taunts i would

Someone Said> Are you going to do anything with AoE after
AoK is released? New add-ons or civs? Are you going to have any
new defenses against elephants? And you didn’t answer my question
about what the Vikings superunit will be! 🙂 Longboat or

KillMe@ES> The viking superunit is still in flux, so I
can’t answer, since there’s not an answer. *whew*

+SCGekko> go tapdance KillMe 🙂

+SCGekko> you ought to run for Prez…

KillMe@ES> We’ll probably move forward after AoK is

AoEH_Archaic> How will age progression be presented? Will
it be the same as AoE/RoR (2 buildings and resource limit met),
or will it be a more gradual update, brought about through new
tech upgrades and such? Btw, i love the old egyptian temple…!

KillMe@ES> I’ve got enough to do 🙂

+SCGekko> LOL

KillMe@ES> Age progression is essentially like AoE

+SCGekko> thanks Arch…

plasticbrain@ES> We don’t want AoK to feel like completely
different game.

jihad_abady> Hey! kewl, ok,anAoK FTP site,there was a
picture calledCovert Image,and it was like 30 mb,where is that
gonna be used,is it the cover?also, this might have already been
asked, when is the release for
aok?- check it out!

jihad_abady> oh, and BTW, Jihad Is my real name, hehe 🙂
And U guys are like Gods! You should make some Cheats characters
with your faces or something to kill everyone, that would be

plasticbrain@ES> There is my face on that baby in RoR.

plasticbrain@ES> Just kidding.

+SCGekko> yikes!

KillMe@ES> haven’t seen the box art, yet

+SCGekko> and earlier Bruce said “Fall”

AOEH_Omnivac> Earlier during the chat, Bruce Shelley
mentionned that each civilizations would have a wonder. Was this
a mistake… Is it a wonder for a building set (like AoE/RoR) or
a wonder for EACH civ?

KillMe@ES> per building set

+SCGekko> thanks omni…

KillMe@ES> every civ can bld a wonder

AOEH_Omnivac> Ok thanks :^)

KillMe@ES> later, man!

MK_GoldenShadow> Will there be a technology tree foldout
chart like in AoE and a big thick instruction book? What is the
fifth resourse and what is it for? Will the queues, like in RoR
be able to be disabled? Will you still be able to do Rushes such
as the chariot rush?..

MK_GoldenShadow> MK_clan is the best! at and my page at

KillMe@ES> haven’t seen the box stuff, yet – that’s

KillMe@ES> there’s only 4 resources – not counting the
blood of the infidels who oppose me

KillMe@ES> you can still rush, but it depends on the skill
of the player and the civ

+SCGekko> man…KillMe is a little hopped up on the
Mountain Dew tonight…LOL

+SCGekko> Marcoon…ga

KillMe@ES> hey, it’s 9:30, man

Marcoon> Are there any berries or any other type of plant
you can eat? I am sorry I am a hungry man! Maybe it’s natural!
(hehee) GA

+SCGekko> 2 more questions… and that is it…

KillMe@ES> it’s similar to AoE, but different

Lords_Jerec> hey Guys ..bin waitting allnight to talk:)
well i have a couple of questions 1st what is the process you
guys go though making a big game like this or any game ..2nd how
long does it take you to make a game like this and what equpment
do you use to make .

Lords_Jerec> this games

Lords_Jerec> the resson im asdking is

Lords_Jerec> i make games

Lords_Jerec> and i was wondering

Lords_Jerec> how hard it was to make games like AOE

KillMe@ES> 1. a lot of painful company meetings to make
sure we take everyones input into account

KillMe@ES> 2. it takes 18 months (or more) to make a full
game, a few months for an X pack. That’s pretty much industry

+SCGekko> Washizu… you get the final question… better
make it good…LOL 🙂

Royster@ES> We tend to use the Flux-capacitor alot in
order to do our historical research.

AOEH_washizu> Hey guys, wish I could have been here for the
whole thing. One question: Will there be multiplayer campaigns or
will random map/deathmatch/scenarios be the only options for

KillMe@ES> Making games isn’t hard, make them fun is. It’s
all about gameplay, and gameplay’s why you need everyone’s

KillMe@ES> there’s currently only sp campaigns

+SCGekko> gameplay is where it’s at folks… that’s what
has made AOE and ROR so popular for so long…

plasticbrain@ES> With random map generator multiplayer
campaigns were not too popular

KillMe@ES> thanks for coming, everyong!

Royster@ES> Thanks everyone. You all are great!

+SCGekko> OK everyone… thanks for coming out… and
thanks ES guys for sticking around… have fun!

plasticbrain@ES> Time for that developers party 🙂

+SCGekko> we will try to do this again soon 🙂

plasticbrain@ES> bye

+SCGekko> and AOEH Archaic got bumped…he says “thanks

+Bambino33> have a good night everyone

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