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DarthMaulUK 01-03-2005 10:32 AM

early game info
 
Once I have sorted out these forums (what a pain!) I will be uploading some game information.

The screenshots I have seen look amazing and this is really set to become the first RTS of its kind to offer ground and space battles in 3-d!

DMUK

DK_Viceroy 01-03-2005 10:59 AM

Just a question what was actually wrong with the other ones?

DarthMaulUK 01-03-2005 11:01 AM

Nothing wrong with Galactic Battles.com forums. With the arrival of the new game, it seems a better idea to introduce new forums. However, GB.com will become the new RTS central for the LFN Network


DMUK

DK_Viceroy 01-03-2005 11:06 AM

so the wait for a new site is over then? :p

Nokill 01-03-2005 12:20 PM

where are the screens :|

Jan Gaarni 01-03-2005 12:28 PM

Patience, patience. :)

LucasArts have't even gone out with a press release on it yet as far as I've seen. ;)

In the meanwhile though, here's the cover of the Febuary issue of PC Zone UK (thanks to Pad for pointing it out ;) )

DarthMaulUK 01-03-2005 03:17 PM

I have screenshots from PC ZONE mag, but until i get my hands on a decent scanner - they wont be any good.

However, rest assured, Empire At War is shaping up to be the BEST RTS OF ALL TIME!

Screens are amazing and by the weekend, i will have an early preview and once Lucasarts are back at work after Xmas, I will be after screens and much much more.

GB.com WILL be the BEST place for the latest news for the new game!

DMUK

Darth Windu 01-03-2005 04:33 PM

DMUK - the best RTS of all time with Two sides? I think not.

Com Raven 01-03-2005 04:46 PM

C&C: two sides, yet widely regarded as a masterpiece. Same for Red Alert.

Warcraft 1 and 2: Two factions, yet widely regarded as masterpieces.

So please stop spamming every thread about there only being to sides!

Joeİ 01-03-2005 05:37 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Darth Windu
DMUK - the best RTS of all time with Two sides? I think not.
do not see things in black and white:p

this is what i have been waiting for....

Nokill 01-04-2005 12:20 AM

we will see how it looks and all one's you get thescreen up from DarthMaulUK and then we can judge the game!

Darth Windu 01-04-2005 12:55 AM

Raven - i've never played Warcraft, but remember that the C&C seies is very old, so they probably couldnt put any more than two civs in. Also, i'm not spamming every thread, i've only posted in this one.

Com Raven 01-04-2005 01:08 AM

They already had 3 factions in Dune 2, but then just made two for C&C.

If a game ha only two factions, but they are really differentiated and balanced, then I'd take that every day over several much too similar races!

Evil Dark Jedi 01-04-2005 01:10 AM

I dont care how many sides there are. Only as long if the game is good or not. :p

Cant wait for the screenies.

Nairb Notneb 01-04-2005 01:52 AM

Well, Rebellion onlyhad two civ's (Empire and Rebels) and it was a well balanced game and lots of fun to play. It was easily customized and it replayability was excellent. I still play it and its an old game. This smacks of a great game. I think alot of people here are just upset because much of their speculations were incorrect, but hey, that's ok folks. Just because we were all basically creating a GB 2 and PetroG has gone on and made a brand new game doesn't mean that it will be bad.

I am glad that they are creating something different. I think that it is about time that LA has its hands on a new engine and not something that they borrowed from somewhere else. It will be great when other games will have on the box "made from the Empire at War RTS engine" on it.

Pad 01-04-2005 02:15 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Jan Gaarni
(thanks to Pad for pointing it out ;) )
Thank leXX for that pic, she´s that other no good supermod. :D

Com Raven 01-04-2005 04:03 AM

Ah right, leXX lives in London, right? ;)

Pad 01-04-2005 04:11 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Com Raven
Ah right, leXX lives in London, right? ;)
That is correct ;)

Jan Gaarni 01-04-2005 04:37 AM

You mean the one we never see much of any more? :D
What was her name again. :p


The little I've heard of this game, this is how I see it:

In one hand: Rebellion
In the other: Galactic Battlegrounds
Now put your hands together. :D

Mex 01-04-2005 04:58 AM

I can't wait for some game info and screenshots. Hopefully this will be the Star Wars RTS we've all been waiting for.

Com Raven 01-04-2005 05:17 AM

Yeah, time for some of you brits to grab a copy and get the scanners running :)

Nairb Notneb 01-04-2005 06:19 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Jan Gaarni
The little I've heard of this game, this is how I see it:

In one hand: Rebellion
In the other: Galactic Battlegrounds
Now put your hands together. :D

From what I'm reading I would agree, with a little bit more of a reflection on Rebellion. Rebellion rocked!!

I can't wait for the space battles. A full on strategy based space conflict will be great.

Ch1cago88 01-04-2005 09:24 AM

Lets see some screens, theirs gatta be one person with the mag and a scanner out there.

shadyshaun 01-04-2005 09:34 AM

What mag is it in cause I live in the uk and I'll buy it and post screens.

Pad 01-04-2005 09:42 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by shadyshaun
What mag is it in cause I live in the uk and I'll buy it and post screens.
PC ZONE ;)

Com Raven 01-04-2005 10:28 AM

Is the mag already out, or is it just for subscribers so far?

Raxor 01-04-2005 10:30 AM

might have to buy this months then

Nokill 01-04-2005 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Com Raven
Is the mag already out, or is it just for subscribers so far?
it says feb 2005 so i think its going to be next month bevore it comes :p

Com Raven 01-04-2005 04:12 PM

Nope, people already got it. That is after all how we came to know any detailsm about it.

saberhagen 01-05-2005 02:00 AM

This is already looking like a very ambitious game. afaik no-one has tried to combine space and ground battles in this way before. I think if they tried to add more than 2 civs it would get overambitious and there would be less chance of it being good.

Jan Gaarni 01-05-2005 02:26 AM

Imperium Galactica II had this type of game play, where it combined space battles with ground battles, but that one also had micro-managing of planets so the population could grow and thrive, building up your ground forces and spacefleet, develop new technology, weapons, and military hardware (aswell as civilian advances).

I always hoped Rebellion would become sorta like that one, but allas it didn't reach that high. None the less, Rebellion was a fun game which I spent many, many hours on. :)

Nokill 01-05-2005 05:32 AM

here for the ppl ho can read realy small letters ;)

http://www.collectinghq.com/im/0005004.jpg

and can't anyone yust post some vage pictures of the ingame?

Com Raven 01-05-2005 06:08 AM

Yeah, I can't believe this. Usually it takes like 10 min after a mag is out for scans to hit the web!

Nokill 01-05-2005 06:46 AM

yes and this is a week later and stil nothing :mad:

Jan Gaarni 01-05-2005 07:43 AM

Well, I've looked thru many stores that sell PC mags, but I can't seem to find it.

It might come out tomorrow here though, that's when Narvesen (which holds alot of different mags from all over the world here in Norway) get's their mags (usually) where I live.

*crosses fingers*

Fishflesh 01-05-2005 08:11 AM

to bad thay wont sell Pczone in my country, but it will be posted somwere on the web anyway.

Com Raven 01-05-2005 08:39 AM

Yah, but I am not known for my patience ;)

Darth Straker 01-05-2005 09:45 AM

Take it easy dudes, the game is sure going to be good.

Fishflesh 01-05-2005 11:15 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Darth Straker
Take it easy dudes, the game is sure going to be good.
well if you look at BFME im not so sure...a online game sould never last more then 3 hours , BFME can be endless.
if you look at just the technical part its realy a medium game, and not perfectly ballanced either.

i hope those guys will realy make empire at war a great game but to say that this game will be good for sure... i have my doubts about that.

but anyway...i'ts starwars :D

Nokill 01-05-2005 07:52 PM

* can't wait anymore going realy wild now smackin whit PIE's! all around the house O_o *


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