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Topic Subject:AoE/RoR or AoK?
Emperor Mojo
Inactive
posted 12-21-99 02:03 PM ET (US)         
recently i finally bought Age of Empires Gold. But before that i was really thinking to go for Gold or AoK. Finally i decided to go with Gold. did i make a mistake? should i have bought Age of Kings instead?
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Sarmis Zeke
Clubman
posted 12-21-99 02:36 PM ET (US)     1 / 14       
Yes.


Just playing. Only you can answer that question. Do you enjoy playing what you have??

Thinker42
Clubman
posted 12-21-99 03:28 PM ET (US)     2 / 14       
AoE/RoR is still a great game. If you want to play online the quality of players is very low with lots of cheating. But having said that, IMHO AoE is an simpler game so learning it first makes picking up AoK easier. Even those of us who mostly play AoK had a great time playing RoR for months and years.
Emperor Mojo
Inactive
posted 12-22-99 00:43 AM ET (US)     3 / 14       
i really enjoy playing RoR so i guess i made the right decision. although i'll probably buy AoK later on. thanks for the advice.
btw does AoK deliver more of the same stuff as RoR? Anything way better or worse about it?
Joyful_Water
Inactive
posted 12-22-99 04:24 AM ET (US)     4 / 14       

I recently bought the AOE/ROR gold too, but I don't regret it except the amount of time I spend playing it - too much. I've got the AOK demo and I'm just learning about it,
but for what it's worth here's a few first impressions I have about AOK:

Good: The AI gameplay is far better but still not perfect,
but makes single player games much more challenging and rewarding (if you get it right).

Good: A lot of improvements have been made to gameplay such as being able to queue different types of units from the same building, having an idle villager button to show those villagers which are slacking a bit and being able to see combat or economic versions of the mini-map.

Good: Garrisoning. Most units can garrison inside a tower, TC or Castle to protect against early rushes.

Bad: The units look at little bland and take a while to get used to. The graphics are impressive with scaled up buildings, but sometimes it looks messy if there are a lot of units and buildings on screen.

Bad: Games take quite a bit longer.

Bad: Many people seem to be having techical problems trying to play it - see the AOK forum at http:\\ageofkings.com

Check out some recent computer mags in your area cos this seems to be a time when they include the free demo of AOK.

Have fun.

Joyful_Water.

FanatiC KaBaN
Clubman
posted 12-22-99 07:17 PM ET (US)     5 / 14       
I think RoR is a very good game, it is simple and fast. AoK requires fast computers and it is more complicated. Both games are good, but it was probably better to get RoR first.
apocalypse77
Clubman
posted 12-22-99 07:57 PM ET (US)     6 / 14       
Better to get AoE first...otherwise RoR is useless.
FanatiC_FataL
Clubman
posted 12-22-99 10:01 PM ET (US)     7 / 14       
LONG LIVE ROR IT IS THE BOMB IT IS THE PHATEST GAME U WILL EVER PLAY.
Emperor Mojo
Inactive
posted 12-22-99 10:17 PM ET (US)     8 / 14       
thanks for all the info on AoK. sounds good but i'll be playing RoR for a while first.
Thinker42
Clubman
posted 12-22-99 11:31 PM ET (US)     9 / 14       
Apoc, you didn't happen to notice in the original message that he said he already bought AOE Gold. The gold package has both AOE and ROR.
borgboy12
Clubman
posted 12-23-99 01:24 AM ET (US)     10 / 14       
Thinker, you gotta think more, your slackin Kabby said you oughta buy ROR first, not gold
apocalypse77
Clubman
posted 12-23-99 01:01 PM ET (US)     11 / 14       
Thank you oh HTML scribe of the Kingdom of Sarcasm. Just making fun of Kabby.
Thinker42
Clubman
posted 12-23-99 01:03 PM ET (US)     12 / 14       
No borgboy, Kabby agreed it WAS better to have gotten ROR first. (Past tense!) He was answering the original question and since ROR is part of Gold and the original question was "Did I do right getting Gold first before AOK?", Kaban said yes.

[This message has been edited by Thinker42 (edited 12-23-99).]

borgboy12
Clubman
posted 12-24-99 00:28 AM ET (US)     13 / 14       
Doh! I almost forgot !!!

Apoc appointed me "HTML scribe of the Kingdom of Sarcasm"

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Last_Knight
Clubman
posted 12-24-99 04:25 PM ET (US)     14 / 14       
Personally, I know a few people who didn't have AoE but really like AoK. I would buy AoK and ignore the AoE-gold's existence. (I didn't play RoR since I have AoK)

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