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AU_Andy_Ewok
09-30-2002, 01:48 PM
just post up some funny screenshots and short description :)

http://www.auswgb.netfirms.com/scr033.JPG

20 minute tech4. Never seen it done quicker :D

http://www.auswgb.netfirms.com/scr031.JPG

Nearly a three hour game. Funny score :O

http://www.auswgb.netfirms.com/scr034.JPG

Being an Air Cruiser whore :P

http://www.auswgb.netfirms.com/scr025.JPG

AT-AT Whore :P

http://www.auswgb.netfirms.com/scr035.JPG

Gungans Assult mechs :D

AU_Andy_Ewok
10-01-2002, 11:36 AM
Guess this wasn't a good idea :(

thajason
10-03-2002, 03:02 AM
hehe I thought it was pretty cool. Great job on the t4 in 20 minutes.

KhaleeLah
10-03-2002, 09:57 AM
I just want to know what you were thrashing on newbies for.. lmao :D j/k

I saw you beat giantcorn (good job, he always stomps on me)

and yeah, lotsa nerf maps make for some amaaaaaazing tech times. I was so ticked last week. I was going for an under 12 min. T3 which would've been my fastest ever, and the zone lagged everybody out of the game. (it's amazing what you can do when you have 30+ nerfs)

I call at-at whoring "giving the at-at enima" hehehe It's extrememly hard to stop 30-40 at-ats massed together and you know your playing people below your skill if you're able to mass that many.

KL

AU_Andy_Ewok
10-03-2002, 12:09 PM
Gets a bit boring waiting around for an RM game with some one who is a challenge so just go in any game i find if they're are newbs then i just boom to t4 :) 12 min t3 is very fast :o I think 11th Fool got 10:30 or something close on MFO.

KhaleeLah
10-03-2002, 01:04 PM
I agree that RM games are harder and harder to find. Hate to think what it will be like when AoM finally comes out.

I'm on almost every night after 8:00 CST if you want to get a game on... last time we played it ended up being a draw if I remember correctly.

KL
zn: _KhaleeLahFB__, +Softsnow

AU_Andy_Ewok
10-03-2002, 01:21 PM
Who cares about CC when we can be playing AoM :D Should be a top class game. I look for you next time i can get a game Kl. Don't get much chances now but our last game was a blast except that lag :(

KhaleeLah
10-03-2002, 01:51 PM
if you are an alpha tester for AoM I will personally hunt you down and kill you!! ;P

Less than a month to go before the big switch... although I will still play GB religiously..


KL

pbguy1211
10-03-2002, 01:56 PM
any reason in particular i cant seem to see those?

and sometimes you have to noob thrash... expecially when all those games are scenarios, and the only rm is a rookie game.
if it is, you either mass a rush, OR... make a HUGE suped up t4 army and obliterate the hell out of them. i actually air cruisered the hell out of some dude last week after i put 3 forts in behind his base and had about 40 rebel repeaters attack his anti air first.
it wasnt pretty :p

thajason
10-03-2002, 02:21 PM
Just curious what is AoM? I am assuming another RTS. Does it use the same engine? I know I am just full of questions. :)

KhaleeLah
10-03-2002, 02:37 PM
Age of Mythology

http://www.ageofmythology.com

AU_Andy_Ewok
10-03-2002, 03:13 PM
I thinl it's a bandwidth problem :(

Age of Mythology is the latest creation from Ensemble studious (Aoe/ Aok etc) and is a new 3d game engine out early Novemeber. It's set very far in the past and is based around the god of the Norse, Egypatians and greeks.

thajason
10-03-2002, 04:04 PM
AoM looks awesome. I defiantly will be buying it when it comes out. I just hope they can keep it balanced with the different options to advance civs. That will add a huge amount of testing for something like that when they already have 9 civs to worry about. It is a good thing they are signing up 200 beta testers.

AU_Andy_Ewok
10-03-2002, 04:49 PM
lol you're a little off the pace thajason. The 200 beta tester where about 6 months ago. Since then there have been 10,000 people alpha testing the game and another set of public beta testers :p

thajason
10-03-2002, 05:02 PM
hehe Yet again I was out of the loop. Cool I am glad they are testing this puppy to this degree. I love all the AoX games. These have always been the RTS games that last longest on my play list. With all the command and conquor (SP), War Craft, etc .. I get very bored with them. Sorry about taking the thread way off topic.

Sithmaster_821
10-04-2002, 09:26 PM
*sees brag opening*

I AM an AoM alpha tester (dont kill me kill simwiz, hes one too) and it is by far the most addictive game ive played. Even with one map (we had two, but the other sucked) and lag from hell, im still experiencing AoM wothdrawal.

If you want, i can answer any questions you may have (NDA permitting). A good site with info out the yingyang isAOMH (http://aom.heavengames.com)

I liked Odin and Set the best. Set's animal conversion lets you scout with a deer and bring all of your food to one central area. Odins ravens kick @$$ and his heal over time thing rocks (imagine everyone is a beserk). Anubis is the best minor god. His favor tech means MU's and MT's come quicker, and w/ feet of the jackal, anubites are the most cost effective all around best MU (and you get them in the second age). The game is tons better than SWGB (alot of problems are fixed) and, because it is so different, it takes abotu three games to get the AoM mindset and start really liking the game. The three cultures are so different it takes like a game to switch back and forth. And the major gods, even without the minor gods, are still more unique than any of the four sides in WC3. Thajason, if longetivity is what you want, then thats wht you get. This game could easily be played and enjoyed for four years or more. I played as four civs total during the alpha (Isis, Set, Ra, Odin) and never went near the greeks, so simwiz (a hades fan) can answer your greek problems. In my opinion, all the gods were balaced except Thor who seemed lacking, but they've since changed thor so he gets dwarves instead of gatherers in the beginning. The also might have changed set so he starts with a hyena and gets animals after age advancement, but upon looking at a recent screenie, it looks like they just gave him better slingers (im still crossing my fingers)

darthfergie
10-05-2002, 01:59 AM
*Starts beating down evil AoM tester*

Oh well...I don't mind really...I'm into super strats right now like Europa Universalis II, Pacific Theater Operations II, and Romance Of The Three Kingdoms VII

Sithmaster_821
10-06-2002, 07:38 PM
*laughs as simwiz is beat down*

Believe me the game rocks. But ive been following it since april 2001, so could be slightly biased. Maybe if simwiz wouldnt mind posting his thoughts on the game...

AU_Andy_Ewok
10-07-2002, 12:47 PM
I've been following it for ages too Sith, didn't get the Alpha :( I do hope it lives up to it's potential and that ES don't rush it. Some of my Clan mates have said the game could be crap or great depending on the adjustments they make. Would you agree with that?

Sithmaster_821
10-07-2002, 09:55 PM
I found the game quite balanced, especially for a alpha build. The only problems i found were the thing with thor (hes all dwarf bonuses), and possibly some minor gods being too weak (Freyja, Bast, maybe Njord on land maps), and some myth units were all to great, but such things have been fixed. Its gonna be a great game, it just takes a little while to get used to. There are many a good AoK player who gives up on the game because it isnt like AoK. If you look at it from an AoK perspective is does get boring. Thats probably whats happening to your clan members. I was away on vacation when the alpha's where shipped. By the time i got back, simwiz had already given up on the game. But i showed it to him from the other angle, and he became addicted. Also, many "good" players refrain from using MUs, GPs, and MTs, simply because they arent like AoK, and right there alot of the game is lost.

Oh yeah, about ES rushing it, the game was initially scheduled for release last febraury, but es kept on delaying it so that new ideas could be implemented and the game could be tweaked finitely so that exact balance could be reached.

MadrixTF
10-14-2002, 10:14 AM
Well, i can't see the images either - it says image file exceeds 256Kb, whatever that means???

:confused:

As for AoM - it sounds great and i hope it has as good gameplay (or better than) SWGB, because the graphics look brilliant!!!

Does anyone know what the minimum requirements for AoM will be?

simwiz2
10-14-2002, 01:20 PM
Originally posted by Sithmaster_821
By the time i got back, simwiz had already given up on the game. But i showed it to him from the other angle, and he became addicted.

You are an idiot. After playing some 1v1's, I stopped playing because, guess what? Tribes 2 came. Since I was 9 years old playing Mission Think, I had had to put up with computers that make your little brother's 1990 black & white mac look good. Finally I got a good computer, so I decided to get the game I had wanted since it came out but at its release couldn't run it on my 166 mHz celeron Acer (makes your "new" pentium 1 look good also). It came, I played it on my new p4, I had a lot of fun. And I know it will make you cry since it belittles your precious favorite game, but Tribes 2 is way more fun than the AoM alpha. When you came back I obviously wanted to play AoM again, since 2v2's are a lot more fun when allied with someone you know. It is only your arrogance that convinces you that you have 'gotten past others' narrow mindedness to show them what a great game AoM is.' It is time to give that pointless charade a rest.

For the record, you have not shown me anything, you are not as smart as your swollen head would lead you to believe, and you are NOT someone who leads other people to 'overcome their simple mindedness and try something from another angle' or however you would choose to put it.

Poor Sith. I think I just shattered his ego...

simwiz2
10-14-2002, 01:34 PM
Originally posted by MadrixTF
Does anyone know what the minimum requirements for AoM will be?

I believe it is a Pentium 2 or 3 and 128 or so RAM, and a 16 mb 3d video card, probably not much more than 1 gb of drive space.

All I know for sure is that it runs like crap on Sith's Pentium 1. :)

AU_Andy_Ewok
10-14-2002, 01:41 PM
System Requirements:
Computer/Processor: P2 450
Peripheral: MS mouse or compatible pointing device
Miscellaneous: Optional 56K modem connection
Operating System: Win98/2000/XP
Memory: 128 MB of memory
Drive: CD-ROM (2)
Display: 16MB 3D video card
Hard Disk: 1.5 GB of HD space

Sithmaster_821
10-14-2002, 07:45 PM
You are an idiot. After playing some 1v1's, I stopped playing because, guess what? Tribes 2 came. Since I was 9 years old playing Mission Think, I had had to put up with computers that make your little brother's 1990 black & white mac look good. Finally I got a good computer, so I decided to get the game I had wanted since it came out but at its release couldn't run it on my 166 mHz celeron Acer (makes your "new" pentium 1 look good also). It came, I played it on my new p4, I had a lot of fun. And I know it will make you cry since it belittles your precious favorite game, but Tribes 2 is way more fun than the AoM alpha. When you came back I obviously wanted to play AoM again, since 2v2's are a lot more fun when allied with someone you know. It is only your arrogance that convinces you that you have 'gotten past others' narrow mindedness to show them what a great game AoM is.' It is time to give that pointless charade a rest.

If you call playing the civs/minor gods that were the hottest, then holing up behind your walls until late mythic and coming out finally with catapults and preists galore actually playing the game. And you told me that you stopped playing th game because it was boring. In reality, it just was boring because you were thoroughly clueless, plaing the game like a chicken with its head cut off runs around a barn (:) i like that analogy). If you argue that no you actually knew exactly what you were doing, i be forced to remind you that you said that MUs suck because the can be beaten by preists and that ballistas suck because 10 catapult kill them in one hit and that gps suck because they dont do much when you randomly click them on the map and that Isis is the best civ because she is the only female one:D

Sithmaster_821
10-14-2002, 07:49 PM
Since this is a screenshot sharing thread and it has turned towards AoM, look at these picks made using the AoM beta's scen editor:)

http://www.villagephotos.com/viewpubimage.asp?id_=830912&selected=93939
http://www.villagephotos.com/viewpubimage.asp?id_=830913&selected=93939
http://www.villagephotos.com/viewpubimage.asp?id_=834100&selected=93939
http://www.villagephotos.com/viewpubimage.asp?id_=834113&selected=93939
http://www.villagephotos.com/viewpubimage.asp?id_=839426&selected=93939
http://www.villagephotos.com/viewpubimage.asp?id_=839969&selected=93939
EDIT: More:
http://www.villagephotos.com/viewpubimage.asp?id_=866175&selected=93939

The spooky forest one is currently my backround.

simwiz2
10-14-2002, 10:55 PM
Originally posted by Sithmaster_821


(1) If you call playing the civs/minor gods that were the hottest, then (2) holing up behind your walls until late mythic and coming out finally with catapults and preists galore actually playing the game. (3) And you told me that you stopped playing th game because it was boring. (4) In reality, it just was boring because you were thoroughly clueless, plaing the game like a chicken with its head cut off runs around a barn (:) i like that analogy). (5) If you argue that no you actually knew exactly what you were doing, i be forced to remind you that you said that MUs suck because the can be beaten by preists and that (6) ballistas suck because 10 catapult kill them in one hit and that (7) gps suck because they dont do much when you randomly click them on the map and that (8) Isis is the best civ because she is the only female one:D

1 - I never picked a civ based on who was the hottest. After playing the game awhile I joked the picture of Aphrodite was kinda hot, and you agreed, so I really don't see the problem. After all the picture was so ovbiously designed to look hot, anyone who looks at it once you will know what I mean.

2 - Wait, was that the game where your pentium 1 made it lag like hell and when the dust cleared your army was dead and mine was still standing? Do "priests and cats" include units such as spearmen, axemen, chariots, camels, and slingers? And it was not under either of our towers, so either I had a good army and it beat you or you truly suck and got beaten by an army of preists and cats. So either you are a liar or a pathetic n00b. You pick one. :)

3 - I didn't tell you anything even close to that. I said I stopped playing because I had been playing T2 instead. The fact that every single AoM game would get lag from hell at the end, become completely unplayable, and therefore boring, didn't help increase the "fun factor" much. It seemed there was not a single person besides me on ESO with a decent computer to play the game on.

4 - Yep, I was so clueless I beat you in our 1v1. Why do you insist on claiming that someone who can beat you sucks? I can beat you in GB 1v1, so you decide to say that I turtle, I can beat you in AoM 1v1, so you say I am clueless. You are pathetically overcompetetive and do not have the ability to lose gracefully. Sure, when you win you say "GG", but when you lose, it's always "Will it's all your fault your DSL lagged" or "Boo hoo I couldn't move my units because of the lag that's why you won." Btw both of those contradict each other, if YOU were the only one who couldn't move your units then it must be YOUR fault the game is lagging. So buy a computer and shut up. :p

5 - I said, a few days into the game, that I found MU's easy to counter. That was probably because the people using them against me had no clue what they were doing and would send one or two against my army which was backed up by 8-10 priests. So the fact that I was beating them easily gave me that opinion. As the alpha was out longer and people learned how to use them, naturally they were not as easy to counter.

6 - :lol: Where the hell did you get this warped quote from? I said "Ballistas are not as good as catapults because catapults have higher attack, illustrated clearly by the fact that 3 cats can kill a ballista in one hit yet it takes many ballista hits to kill one cat." And since it is a well-known fact that cats are the most powerful long-range siege in the game, you are, once again, proven wrong. Just like Windu and his forlorn Gunship idea.

7 - Actually I think that the whole concept of GP's is stupid. Then again, I also think the whole concept of mythology in general is stupid, but despite all that the game seems like it is going to be good gameplay-wise, and I am not closed-minded enough to hate a game because of a mythology concept. Gameplay > everything else.

8 - Actually, despite the fact that it is none of your business, the reason I tried Isis first was because I saw some interesting-looking GP's and MU's. I tried them and liked them better than those from the other civs that I had tried (though I still think the concept is stupid) so Isis became my earliest favorite civ.


I am still confused as to what you are trying to accomplish with all this slander. Unlike talking where you may just say something for the hell of it, posts take time to type and I assume are well thought-through for most people. So here are my three theories:

1) You have way too much free time and you use post-writing to pass the boring hours

2) You are trying to make yourself look good by making me seem bad

3) You are obnoxious and want to irritate me

If it is 1, then you really should see a psychologist or something. If it is 2, then it makes sense, but you should be aware that it is largely ineffective on an online forum. All it accomplishes is makes you look like a 2 year old. If it is 3, then congratulations, it worked! You have annoyed me. You have gotten me to waste countless hours typing replies to absolute stupidities! Are you happy now?

MadrixTF
10-15-2002, 06:22 AM
Now, now, boys, lets keep the flame-wars down to a minimum please?

Sith, thanks for the screenshots of AoM - it looks great, i also checked out the Tech-Tree and it looks as if it will be at least as good Gameplay as AoE - What is your opinion on Gameplay in AoM?

I love the Mythology theme and i will certainly be getting a copy as soon as it comes out - i believe it is being released on the 31 October???

AU_Andy_Ewok
10-15-2002, 11:37 AM
Sith you get Alpha and Beta :( I kept refreshing for ages and still nevr got it :(

simwiz2
10-15-2002, 04:34 PM
Sith was supposed to get the "sneak preview" game but he may have typed in the wrong address, because he still doesn't have it. :lol: :lol: :lol:

It's like winning the lottery and dropping the ticket in the fireplace... poor Sith.

Sithmaster_821
10-16-2002, 06:51 PM
Simwiz the correct answer would be 3) Im obnoxious and want to irritate you:D
Sith was supposed to get the "sneak preview" game but he may have typed in the wrong address, because he still doesn't have it.
Im an idiot, what would you expect?

Madrix, the gameplay is quite good. The starting towers help scout your surrounding area, and, if upgraded to watch towers, stop very early scouts. But they fall easily to more than 5 infantry (i know ive been both on the giving and recieving end of rushes), so they dont prevent a rush. The game tends to be more intense, and less rush through the ages. Despite the god powers and myht units and new units, the only age you should rush to is classical (which is 100 food cheaper than in SWGB). Classical seems more like t3 in SWGB because most of the unit lines are available and all come from cheap to build buildings (all herioc only units come from the fortress equivalents). The maps are more random than AoK, and tend to have more resourses cloer to home. The costly but infinite farms and fattening herd animals emphisize hunting early and then moving on to other food sources. If you like Mythology, then your in seventh heaven.The myth units and god powers are quite balanced, and very fun to use. Here are my persoanl favs, going by age:

Classical
Myth units:
1. Anubite-they kill early armies, are the cheapest unit in the game, and their speed and special makes them excellent raiders.
2. Minators-Their special even though it isnt instant kill like a cyclops, it still strong, and they fair much better vs units/heroes
3. Eihanjar(i never can spell the name right)-Think of a teutonic knight in classical, plus the ability to add 50% to surrounding unit's attack momentarily with a blown on its horn.
God Powers:
1. Healing Spring-I think that simwiz will agree that there is nothing more annoying than a person with a healing srping in the middle of their town/foward base. And there is nothing more rewarding than taking it from them (i captured a healing spring from the enemy with my pharoh alone:D)
2. Plague of Serpents-Instant army that lasts forever, altough cant be controlled. Very helpful and decides battles.
3. Undermine-Turtle crusher and takes out forward/defending towers quite nicely plus it severly damages tcs

Heroic
Myth Units:
1. Battle Boar-These babies disperse armies, destroy buildings, and absorb damage like a b@*%# (and, in the alpha they ruined your enemies graphics:mad: )
2. Mountain Giant-Walking fortress thats walks all over your fortress
3. Petchotos-Long rnage and high attack, these crocs are snipers in disguise
God Powers:
1. Bronze-The armor rating that this god power gives is unbelievable. Human units become practically invincable
2. Anscestors-Like plague of serpents, but you get control of these mummies, who are quite powerful, but only for a short time
3. Underworld Transport-One of the most versatile god powers, instant movment=instant fun

Mythic
Myth Units:
1. Colluess-Unbelievable armor, kills a house in two hits, eats trees to regain health, and high hp. Need i say more?
2. Mummy-Better than medusa because you get a free unit with your extra kill
3. Pheniox-Hits from the sky. If your enemy has no archers, you can spell his fate with your flames
God Powers:
1. Fimbulwinter-The ultimate econ/town crusher. Wolves are very strong and it reveals entrie enemy town. And, as added pluses, you dont need LOS and all ranged buildings cant fire. Now you can waltz right under the turtles nose.
2. Nidhogg-See pheniox but add like 1200 hp and 20 attack. Too bad you only get one, so aviod ranged heros.
3. Tornado-amaging to both units and buildings. Toto, I dont think were in Kansas any more.

MadrixTF
10-17-2002, 07:41 AM
It certainly does sound great, but what about the release date? Is it 31 October 2002???

simwiz2
10-17-2002, 05:18 PM
Originally posted by Sithmaster_821
(and, in the alpha they ruined your enemies graphics:mad: )


They never ruined my graphics :)

I guess it shows the superiority of a GeForce 4 over a GeForce 2, and a Pentium 4 over a Pentium 1. :p

Undermine-Turtle crusher and takes out forward/defending towers quite nicely plus it severly damages tcs

How many times do I have to tell you you did all of 200 damage to the TC with thousands of HP, Undermine is not good against TC's!

Your "strategy" for crushing his econ by eliminating his TC with a single GP did not work. I wonder why. Balance maybe?

Sithmaster_821
10-17-2002, 11:14 PM
Probably, but it was still fun:D

Sithmaster_821
10-17-2002, 11:33 PM
Madrix, gameplay is a pretty broad topic. If you specify your question, i can give you a much more specified answer. I just said what i thought you were looking for. The game does come out on the 31st. Halloween will be fun this year!!!

Side note:
In Heroic Myth Units, the hydra and scarab are also quite good and in Mythic God Powers, so are the Meteor, Son of Osiris, and Lightning Storm. Just couldnt fit them all:D

Sithmaster_821
10-18-2002, 06:52 PM
I know i have three posts in a row, but i just want to give links to some cool new screenshots, made by fans with the beta:
http://aom.rtsgamer.com/gallery/Beta-Screens/Hades_Waterfall?full=1
http://aom.rtsgamer.com/gallery/Beta-Screens/Norse_Battle_2?full=1

And i want ot tell you if you see The Two Towers, Red Dragon, or Die Another Day in a Loews theater, you will also see this cool trailer:
http://mediaviewer.ign.com/ignMediaPage.jsp?media_id=1603743&object_id=15972&channel_id=59&page_title=Age+of+Mythology+Trailer&adString=network%3Dign%26site%3Dpchubviewer&return_url=http%3A%2F%2Fpc.ign.com%2Fobjects%2F015 %2F015972.html
Hit right click to save to see the movie.

simwiz2
10-19-2002, 03:07 PM
Originally posted by Sithmaster_821
1. Healing Spring-I think that simwiz will agree that there is nothing more annoying than a person with a healing srping in the middle of their town/foward base. And there is nothing more rewarding than taking it from them (i captured a healing spring from the enemy with my pharoh alone:D)

I remember that game when we played against someone who didn't realize it could be captured, and plopped it down where there was no defense at all. Then his ally forgot to use team chat and said "you know they can capture that right?"

Then the ally kamikazeed his army into my army and fortress in a desperate attempt to kill the pertrobolis that was removing his town. Ignoring the arrows and spears from my army he focused his fire on the pertrobolis, lost about 40 units, and when he had it down to 1 hp and still had 5+ units firing on it he cast his only bolt GP on it, not realizing he only needed one more arrow to kill it! :lol: (the would-be-fatal arrow was in the air and halfway to the target :)) While he was concentrating all his force on one pertrobolis Sith's portable rams+army took out the town.

That sure was a fun game.

...Only 12 more days till I get AoM! :)

Sithmaster_821
10-19-2002, 03:21 PM
What game was this? (i apologise, my memory is failing me). I was refering to a majority of our games where Norse players would plop healing springs in the middle of their town/forward base and fluctuate units through them. And how about that time i killed that Norse army that placed a healing spring in my town with my pharoh alone (my army was routed enroute to save simwiz), and then proceed to kill an amry of slingers and anscetors with only that same pharoh and an Anubite (plus a few spears).

Sithmaster_821
10-19-2002, 03:52 PM
Oops, just reread your post and remembered. The warstory game, right?

Sithmaster_821
10-19-2002, 04:56 PM
More screens again by beta testers:
http://aom.rtsgamer.com/gallery/Beta-Screens/screen18?full=1
http://aom.rtsgamer.com/gallery/Beta-Screens/Frost_Giants?full=1
http://aom.rtsgamer.com/gallery/Beta-Screens/Water_Battle?full=1
http://aom.rtsgamer.com/gallery/Beta-Screens/Norse_Dock_Dawn?full=1 http://aom.rtsgamer.com/gallery/Beta-Screens/Big_Waterfall?full=1
http://aom.rtsgamer.com/gallery/Beta-Screens/Egyptian_Sea?full=1
There from the same site as before just didnt see them. I got only the best