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Darth Groovy
05-10-2003, 02:48 PM
Anyone here play AOM?

I bought this game back in October, but due to work and shcool, was only able to play online with Tyrion about 3 or 4 times. Now that I am out for the semester, and have a fancy new laptop, I can even fire it up at work and finally sit down and play this damn thing.

If you are into to RTS games, which I adore, this is the game of games. Age of Mythology mostly follows the same pattern as Galactic Battlegrounds, and Age of Empires II, but only has four resources you need to obtain, that being food, gold, wood, and favor. Favor is earned by having a preist pray to a statue that you build, very easy...

You choose a God based on mytholical culture. You can be Zues, Thor, Odin, Poseidon, Hades, or the Egyptian Gods; Ra, Isis, or Set.

The Egyptians always intrigued me the most, you have powers like meteor showers, shifting sands, mummies, locusts, serpants, and my new favorite... The Leviathan, a mystical sea creature that can both chomp ships, and transport armies across the sea for attack. I tell you, the myth units in this game steel the show, every time...

Not sure how many of you are into this, but I would love to know, because I PLAN to play this alot this summer. And just so you know, Tyrion does not play around.... he is definitely the one you want on YOUR team. He really knows how to strengthen his offense and keep his defense secure.

Anyways, I was just curious if there were any AOM players out there, and I would like to hook up with you if possible. My username is Darth Groovy, what else... and I plan to be playing alot this summer now that school is out.

Thrackan Solo
05-10-2003, 03:11 PM
hey does it cost money per month to play on internet? And can it happen with a 56k modem

Jed
05-10-2003, 03:14 PM
Thrackan Solo, AOM does not cost any money per month to play online. It may be difficult with a 56k modem.

Groovy, my name on AOM is Jedi_220. I sorta forgot my password to my old account :D

Reborn Outcast
05-10-2003, 03:20 PM
Yea I have it but I never play online... just didn't seem worth it but I might get on now that I know some people are on... :D

Darth Groovy
05-10-2003, 03:27 PM
Originally posted by Thrackan Solo
hey does it cost money per month to play on internet? And can it happen with a 56k modem

No you don't have to pay per month to play online, not even with a 56K. I used to be 56K, and games like that I could still play online for no additional cost. AOM uses a defualt program that lets you easily connect, just log on and follow the simple instructions.

Jedi_220, you, Tyrion and myself need to hook up soon! :cool:

Thrackan Solo
05-10-2003, 03:39 PM
I might get that game probably soon. So if I do I'll tell you my name probably thrackan

PrimoSidone
05-10-2003, 04:10 PM
I played the demo. it looked pretty cool

Darth Groovy
05-10-2003, 04:13 PM
I skipped the demo, and just went and bought the game. I have to say that on some machines, you may have to adjust the graphics to a lower level to have consistant gameplay. I ran into that on two different machines now.

StormHammer
05-10-2003, 05:24 PM
I've got AoM, but haven't had a chance to play it extensively yet. I've had a few good skirmishes against the computer, though. :) Don't know if I'll get around to playing online - I'm still playing JO online mostly.

Acrylic
05-10-2003, 05:45 PM
I really gotta get it, I heard its good. But...money is an issue. I'm trying to save up.....for another game. :p

zoidburg
05-10-2003, 05:49 PM
hey i've played the game, it's fun. the demo is cool also.

use the codes to get the chicken metior shower, or the flying, purple hippo, they're fun.

Kstar__2
05-10-2003, 06:10 PM
i have it, but i can't plam multiplayer, it get's stuck everytime i press the damn button:mad:

WolfmanNCSU
05-10-2003, 06:15 PM
I love that game. I bought it on release day, unknowingly. I just walked into the store and looked at the display boxes. I asked the clerk when this game was going to be released and he told me, today - right now. I was surprized and just decided to buy it, since I have and love the other games in the series.

I have not had a lot of time to play it, just a few campaign missions, but since school is just about done and the outage a work is half over, I will have more time to play all my games.

PrimoSidone
05-10-2003, 07:05 PM
When AoM was released it was and is still one of the best strategy game around these days... but compared to generals...........

Samuel Dravis
05-10-2003, 07:16 PM
AOM is a great game...I played the demo, and that was really good (no bugs or anything) and then I bought the collector's edition for $20 USD :D

I like being the norse best, because those Ulfsarks just kick butt.

Acrylic
05-10-2003, 11:42 PM
Hehehe! I *got* the game today. ;)

I really like it so far, but how can I join online games?

TheJackal
05-11-2003, 12:21 AM
i played that game.

Its fun i guess. The only problem i had with it is that its nothing really new. I didn't get too excited playing multiplayer so I didn't keep it installed for long.

I dunno... there was just something about the game that disapointed me. I guess after playing Empire Earth with the possibly HUGE (and I MEAN HUGE) armies the fun and attacking the PC/friend isnt as fun which the limited size you have in AOM.

Reborn Outcast
05-11-2003, 01:05 AM
I played Empire Earth once and it was the worst game I have ever played. I can't put my finger on why but it just was. :D

ET Warrior
05-11-2003, 03:09 AM
I bought that game two months ago, and i've never played it. For some reason my computer in the last couple months have decided that it hates new programs, and won't run them. I won't get to play until the 24th of the month when I get my new computer for graduatin! :(

TheJackal
05-11-2003, 12:14 PM
I liked EmpireEarth only because of the Multiplayer.

The multiplayer was HORRIBLE. But i think its very fun in MP. You build a huge empire. Start from say the stone age and end up with ww2, modern or even the future (you can set the limit in the server game setting)

I find it fun when you play with a friend, allied or ennemy, because of the shear size of the assaults we make.

Darth Groovy
05-11-2003, 02:12 PM
I thought about Empire Earth, but most of the reviews I read said it was a horrible game. A great idea, but too chaotic in game play.

I think what would interest me more, is just a streight WWII game using the AOM format.

ET Warrior
05-11-2003, 03:00 PM
Empire Earth was WAY to much for me to try and remember. The way that every unit has a counter-unit is a neat idea, but once you get past the stone age and there are like, 7 different types of units, i could NEVER remember what beat what, so my armies would get trashed fast. the Age of Empires series is waaaay better.

Darth Groovy
05-11-2003, 03:06 PM
Originally posted by ET Warrior
Empire Earth was WAY to much for me to try and remember. The way that every unit has a counter-unit is a neat idea, but once you get past the stone age and there are like, 7 different types of units, i could NEVER remember what beat what, so my armies would get trashed fast. the Age of Empires series is waaaay better.

I think one of the things that works so well with Age Of Mythology, is that they simplified resource gathering, so that you can concentrate on the real fun, which is God powers, and slaughtering your opponents. Food, wood, favor, and gold. That is all you need. In Age Of Empires you had to mine stone too, which seemed like a pain in the ass sometimes. Also, if you plant farms, your crops don't expire, like in the others. You can advance through the ages rather quickly. A typical round of random map AOM can take me about 2 hours depending on the map size.

Then there is Galactic Battlegrounds, which is wicked cool, but your crops expire, and WTF are Nova Krystals
anyways?:confused: A round of GB can take up to about 4 hours for me, just too harvest all the damned resources I need. Not saying I don't like GB, but AOM is the best in the that genre so far IMO.

ET Warrior
05-11-2003, 04:41 PM
Farms don't expire?!?! SWEET! The conquerors you could que farm re-seedings, but sometimes it'd run out in the middle of battle when you don't have time to go back and re-plant all of your stupid farms, but you need to keep the food comin so you can keep the troops rolling......


I'm soooo excited for the 25th when i'll finally be able to play it......

Darth Groovy
05-12-2003, 01:24 PM
Originally posted by ET Warrior
Farms don't expire?!?! SWEET! The conquerors you could que farm re-seedings, but sometimes it'd run out in the middle of battle when you don't have time to go back and re-plant all of your stupid farms, but you need to keep the food comin so you can keep the troops rolling......


I'm soooo excited for the 25th when i'll finally be able to play it......

Look me up when it happens, and we'll play a match or two.:cool: