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Topic Subject:The Spirituality of the Game
Kelcin
Clubman
posted 11-30-12 10:24 PM ET (US)         
Anybody ever notice that in Age of Empires, you're a tribal god?
"As the guiding spirit of a Stone Age tribe, you must build the greatest civilization on earth..."

And when a priest converts a unit to his religion, the unit joins your side, implying that joining your tribe is joining your religion.

Took me a while to realize
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Fisk
Champion of AoEH
(id: Fruktfisk)
posted 12-01-12 05:31 AM ET (US)     1 / 15       
Is that the text from the back of the game box? The subject of how the players relation to his "tribe" was envisioned is quite an interesting one. I think the perception of the player as a god gradually changed into the idea of a ruler as the development of the game series progressed.

//The warrior of Isola

"I lack quotes that demonstrate Humor Intelligence or anything about me."

Pineapplefish
Cleidopus gloriamaris

[This message has been edited by Dubstepfisk (edited 12-01-2012 @ 05:31 AM).]

dom0601
Clubman
posted 12-01-12 11:20 AM ET (US)     2 / 15       
It's on the back of the gold edition box, if that's what he's referring to. It makes sense though, as you have no terrestrial presence in the game, and you either control and build units, or design levels.
local boi
Clubman
(id: dragon14)
posted 12-04-12 00:09 AM ET (US)     3 / 15       
ill stick with being a player. After all, i don't call myself a guiding spirit or any nonsense when playing checkers (or football, or volleyball for that matter).

USA
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chab
Clubman
posted 12-04-12 12:27 PM ET (US)     4 / 15       
That's why you get so get much units converted by your opponents :-p

You certainly don't play Macedonians :-p
Kelcin
Clubman
posted 12-10-12 10:40 AM ET (US)     5 / 15       
But you know, I've never been able to tell my entire football team to fight to the death, and they actually do it...
You certainly don't play Macedonians :-p
Very good point ;D
Alexastor
AoEO Seraph
(id: Kastor)
posted 12-12-12 04:19 PM ET (US)     6 / 15       
But the RoR campaigns see you in the role of a commander. After you lost a scenario, you'll be used a Trireme's ram or something after all.
dom0601
Clubman
posted 12-12-12 04:33 PM ET (US)     7 / 15       
As fruktfisk stated, it may have been a concept seen in development that you're a guiding spirit. It also makes sense seeing as how the player has no presence in the game itself, but only in the Roman campaigns (they break the fourth wall)

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chab
Clubman
posted 12-13-12 01:52 PM ET (US)     8 / 15       
But the RoR campaigns see you in the role of a commander. After you lost a scenario, you'll be used a Trireme's ram or something after all.
Not if you lost against hittites !
dom0601
Clubman
posted 12-13-12 02:36 PM ET (US)     9 / 15       
Lol. If only Romans fought the Hittites in the campaign.

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Suppiluliuma
AoEH Seraph
posted 12-14-12 01:29 PM ET (US)     10 / 15       
But they do, well 'in part'. In the last scenario of Pax Romana, 'coming of the huns', the huns are represented by the Hittites
dom0601
Clubman
posted 12-14-12 02:22 PM ET (US)     11 / 15       
In the campaign's eyes, you fight a new "civilization" called the Huns.

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Suppiluliuma
AoEH Seraph
posted 12-15-12 10:48 PM ET (US)     12 / 15       
lol, well of course. that's why it is called 'Coming of the HUNS'.

The hittites civilization disappeared 5 centuries before the founding of Rome.
Fisk
Champion of AoEH
(id: Fruktfisk)
posted 12-16-12 05:26 AM ET (US)     13 / 15       
Considering their strong Iron Age and awesome HHA's, Hittites probably make more sense as Huns than Hittites.

//The warrior of Isola

"I lack quotes that demonstrate Humor Intelligence or anything about me."

Pineapplefish
Cleidopus gloriamaris
dom0601
Clubman
posted 12-16-12 08:56 AM ET (US)     14 / 15       
I couldn't tell that it was about the Huns from the title, thanks Suppiluliuma.

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Suppiluliuma
AoEH Seraph
posted 12-17-12 12:38 PM ET (US)     15 / 15       
Considering their strong Iron Age and awesome HHA's, Hittites probably make more sense as Huns than Hittites.
Indeed, however I would feel uneasy to know they had a decent navy and great deffensive stuctures, for a group of, apparently, centroasiatic nomads.
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