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Topic Subject:RoR Patch News
Thinker42
Clubman
posted 11-15-99 06:16 PM ET (US)         
Here is the latest info about the promised patch for RoR from an ES person:
quote:

A new Patch for both AOE and ROR will be released shortly, it's in final
testing.

It should put an end to the cheating problem. It contains every anti-cheat
from AOK and then some more.

Many bugs have been fixed.

Multiplayer Game Launching is much improved

The "." key from AOK is now included in AOE and ROR.

Please hang in there,

--
-Matt Pritchard
Ensemble Studios: Graphics Engine and Optimization Specialist
Age of Empires, Rise of Rome, Age of Empires ][:Age of Kings, and ???


Woohoo!

[This message has been edited by Thinker42 (edited 11-15-99).]

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mulan98
Clubman
posted 11-16-99 04:20 AM ET (US)     1 / 24       
Aight!

borgboy12
Clubman
posted 11-16-99 06:05 AM ET (US)     2 / 24       
Even though I don't play ROR much, woohoo!

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Piranha
Clubman
posted 11-16-99 03:20 PM ET (US)     3 / 24       
WOOOHOOOOO GR8 NEWS FINALLY!

I think RoR might have some rating changes, such as 2000 rated people disappearing, or quitting.

Sarmis Zeke
Clubman
posted 11-16-99 04:09 PM ET (US)     4 / 24       
LOL!!

Everywhere I go Thinker is posting about tha patch.

Hey Thinker,
you've made the "patch" a quest haven't you. Do you dream about the patch?

LOL!!

Actually it's good to have someone keeping up with it. Good news about the "cycle" button.

When you gonna play me some AOK Thinker??

Thinker42
Clubman
posted 11-16-99 04:30 PM ET (US)     5 / 24       
Zeke, yes it is a personal quest.
I would love to play AoK with/against you anytime. I just never seem to be on when you are. If you see me on zm me, I will play. Wednesday and thursday nights are the best for me because I am out of town at a location where I have a T1 connection and nothing else to do.
Tenaciti
Clubman
posted 11-16-99 05:48 PM ET (US)     6 / 24       
YIPPIEEEEEEEEEEEEE and new features too!!!! oh im so happy, thank you for posting this Thinker, was it on the ES news?? im gonna go to the ES the site now, wow the aok "." also!! i was just playoing a ror game and wished for the lazy vill feature "." thanks again Thinker
SINGH23
Clubman
posted 11-17-99 11:21 AM ET (US)     7 / 24       
the patch release date ?
thankz thinker

late

FlyCat
Clubman
posted 11-17-99 11:29 AM ET (US)     8 / 24       
Great news Thinker. I'm glad someone is keeping after them to make sure this patch is actually made. If anyone, I would have guessed it would be you!!!

One thing though...

YOU CAVED!!!

You didn't expect me to let that go by, did ya? <g>

Sorry, but I had to rub it in a little...

Talk later,

Fly

Thinker42
Clubman
posted 11-17-99 02:05 PM ET (US)     9 / 24       
I got this from a post in the microsoft ageofempires newsgroup. Matt Pritchard has started posting there and also in the new microsoft ageofkings newsgroup. I don't know any time frame other than Matt's "in final testing".

Yes I caved. However, I will blame all the friends who kept telling me "No I'm not playing RoR right now. You got to get AoK - it is great!"

[This message has been edited by Thinker42 (edited 11-17-99).]

FlyCat
Clubman
posted 11-17-99 03:33 PM ET (US)     10 / 24       
Who me???
Thinker42
Clubman
posted 11-17-99 06:40 PM ET (US)     11 / 24       
Hmmmm, can't remember.
Tenaciti
Clubman
posted 11-18-99 04:56 AM ET (US)     12 / 24       
hi "A newsgroup is where this ES statement was posted" thank you for telling me Thinker.

A newsgroup is new to me, how do i find it? is there a url you could post for me please. Thanks and I am so gratefull to all the people who kept complaining to ES and microsoft to patch aoe and ror. It worked! consumer complaints work, yippieeeeee

Thinker42
Clubman
posted 11-18-99 11:57 AM ET (US)     13 / 24       
I use outlook express newsreader to access the microsoft newsgroups. Server name is msnews.microsoft.com - newsgroup names are microsoft.public.ageofempires and microsoft.public.games.ageofkings. There are web sites that will allow you access to newsgroups - deja.com is one - but I don't like the interface.
Thing1
Inactive
posted 11-18-99 05:23 PM ET (US)     14 / 24       
Hey, that's cool, what is the "." feature? can someone explain it and how it works? Thanks a bunch.
Thinker42
Clubman
posted 11-18-99 06:23 PM ET (US)     15 / 24       
Idle villager button - you press it and the screen focuses on an idle vill. Put him to work and press it again and the next one comes up. Good way to keep them all busy with taking too much time away from the battle ground.
BINGFA
Clubman
posted 11-19-99 05:22 AM ET (US)     16 / 24       
I will believe it when I see it.
Tenaciti
Clubman
posted 11-19-99 06:22 AM ET (US)     17 / 24       
hey Bingfa, ES may make the mistake (IMO) of hiding secrets,slow to fix their games,lack of timely news statements, non-response to complaints, ect. ect.,

however one thing ES has never,ever done is lied. I wish ES would have a regular update on exactly what each patch will include and an rough release date. We can count on them to release a patch

p/s thank you for the news group info Thinker.

[This message has been edited by Tenaciti (edited 11-19-99).]

Tenaciti
Clubman
posted 11-19-99 09:02 AM ET (US)     18 / 24       
i can't get my outlook express to configure i want to go see the aoe newsgroup!! i hate being such a idiot with my computer ahhhhhhhh I have to work on it later, no time now i hope ES does something to hittite in ror or with the new balance..hittite will be the powerhouse...aahhhhhhhhh**runs from computer**
Thinker42
Clubman
posted 11-19-99 10:01 AM ET (US)     19 / 24       
If you added a new news account then you should be able to check the properties. On the server tab make sure you have entered the server as msnews.microsoft.com and that the "This server requires me to log on" box is unchecked. On the Advanced tab make sure the port # is 119 and the secure connection box is unchecked. This is about it, not much else that can go wrong. On the general tab, what ever you have in the User Name field will be shown as your posting name. Once you have checked this stuff then right click on the news account and select newsgroups. A list of all microsoft newsgroups should appear. Search for the age ones and click subscribe. Good Luck
borgboy12
Clubman
posted 11-19-99 02:52 PM ET (US)     20 / 24       
My email proggie doesn't support news groups (yes, I have Outlook 2k, but it is too slow for me)

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BenAtLarge
Inactive
posted 11-20-99 11:15 AM ET (US)     21 / 24       
hey borgboy, try deja.com for reading newsgroups.

I think the "balancing" just introduced more problems though. The mino fboats still cost -30%, what did they do about that--seems like mino is the new top boom civ. Also Hittite has way too many upgradable superunits+their late bronze can kill anyone except mace...take away their Iron SP techs or something. Also that +4 range on warships is bad...I don't really know what to do with their late bronze, especially since now the speed gap between fast civs like Shang/Phoe and slow civs like Hittite has been toned down. It just seems like Hittite and Minoan just got a lot stronger, and Phoe just got a lot, lot weaker than either of those two. And then we still have the probs with palmy, greek, carth...

And I hope they are doing something about assy/yam in AoE. The number of all assy games played in the aoe rooms is just sickening. Making shang and phoe even worse in AoE makes the yassy problem even worse.

[This message has been edited by BenAtLarge (edited 11-20-99).]

Tenaciti
Clubman
posted 11-20-99 04:09 PM ET (US)     22 / 24       
I'm just happy there will be a patch I had to use the deja.com for the newsgroups because i have some weird problem with outlook that i don't even care to spend valuable game time on. The newsgroups are so interesting, i like this new place to surf

imo the time to debate any balance issues with ES/MS was MONTHS ago when we were all screaming for a patch, ES action,MS action.....sorry to say this but you balance debaters are just wrong to complain about whats wrong with the patch now at this "in final testing phase"

imo you are too late and i wish more gamers especially the experts stuck with complaining/emailing/pushing ES/MS in the right direction and continued the debates about balance with ES. I respect why experts moved on to other things(they said things like, "who cares about that old game" or "ES will never patch""im bored with ror") but they (experts at balance issues) did move on so this patch is the best we are gonna get now (imo)

p/s mrfixit and gx do have excellent "how to balance" writups so HOPEFULLY ES used this info..

Thinker42
Clubman
posted 11-20-99 07:22 PM ET (US)     23 / 24       
Sebsoft asked what would be done about Hittite and Matt came back with the answer that given the limited time and resourses they decided to concentrate on the boom civs advantage. They would liked to have fixed all the balance problems but it just wasn't going to happen. I agree Tenaciti, I'm just glad they are doing a patch. All I had hoped for was bug fixing and anti-cheat, any features or balancing is just icing on the cake.
BenAtLarge
Inactive
posted 11-20-99 09:13 PM ET (US)     24 / 24       
Yeah, the fact that the patch is actually coming out is great news. While smufing today I've gotten nuked/dropped by trainer 3 times in 6 games ...and I was winning in all 3...

PS Do you know if the Shang/Phoe changes are going to effect AoE as well, where booming is usually not the way to go?

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