After finding out that AoE was abandonware, I quickly installed it and played my first few matches against an AI. Long story short, I'm garbage. So I take a look at the scenario editor, and just go with it, I make a rough sketch of Europe and North Africa, place some civs down in roughly the right spot, and add some win conditions.
N O T E :
I don't know ANYTHING about balancing or historical accuracy. For all I know, these civs are hundreds or thousands of years apart, so please forgive me if it's the worst map ever, it's my first map, and I could use some criticism. Please give me some pointers, veteran players, I could use it so my next scenario isn't horrible. Thanks.