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Old March 17th, 2016, 08:11 PM
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I took a bit of a break from working on the Civilization 3 computer game to play some Ages of Empires 2. I forgot that if you set the population to 200, the AI goes insane with building workers, and gets up into the 70s with them. As I am much more the build everything and get every tech, and then build the Wonder to see how it looks, this does cause some problems.

The odd thing is that if you set the population control to 125, the AI rarely builds more than a dozen or so workers. I think that the most I ever built, including fishing boats using fish traps, is 43.

I do like the game, as it is not too bad when it comes to history, and some of the Wonders are great examples of graphics. It does or did come with the best manual I have ever seen for a computer game.
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It's a decent game. I prefer original AOE / ROR, or AOM (with Titans). A good game series.
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It's a decent game. I prefer original AOE / ROR, or AOM (with Titans). A good game series.
I have all of those, and I have fun with the Titan expansion for Age of Mythology when I can get the AI to build its Titan on an Island where it can not get to me while I build my Wonder. I actually like to build the Wonders as I like the graphics. Against that, when I play Age of Empires 3, there are times when I am really out to annihilate the AI. I have modified that just a "bit".
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For Age of Mythology, I finally built the Greek and Egyptian Wonders to see what they are, as I have previously built the Norse Wonders. I do tend to be partial to the Norse, although when ti comes to Favor, they are the hardest of the civilizations to play.

Greek Wonders: Zeus=Statute of Zeus, Poseidon=Great Amphitheater, Hades=Temple (not the Parthenon, might be Delphi)

Egyptian Wonders: Ra=Great Pyramid, Isis=The Great Sphinx, Set=The Ramesseum.

Still need to build the Norse so I know which God builds what.
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After three more games of Age of Mythology, I have the Norse Wonders linked to the correct God.

Thor: the Tree Yggdrasil, the ash Tree of Life

Odin: Valhalla, which makes a lot of sense

Loki: the ship Skidbladnir, that can hold all of the Norse gods and their items, yet can be folded small enough to fit into your pocket. That would be very handy as a survival item.
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Age of Empires is something i have been playing for years and not yet got bored
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I have yet to get bored as well.
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This has got to be one of my favorite games of all time. The lay out and game play is about as addictive as it gets!!!
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And there's a new expansion for AoE (I used to play this far too much!)

http://www.forgottenempires.net/
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And there's a new expansion for AoE (I used to play this far too much!)

http://www.forgottenempires.net/
Thanks for the update. I will need to check this out.
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