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PhatFish
Mr. Beta
posted 10-16-16 01:24 PM ET (US)         
We asked you which kind of architecture set you would like to see being used in a possible new expansion. The Indian and Northern architecture were constantly head to head and leading the poll, and the difference is only one single vote. With a total of 80 votes cast, final result is:

Northern (26%, 21 Votes)
Indian (25%, 20 Votes)
Meso-American (16%, 13 Votes)
African (14%, 11 Votes)
Nomadic (13%, 10 Votes)
Polynesian (6%, 5 Votes)

This poll was a little shorter than the usual 2-3 month period, since we want to make a start with this new expansion pack. Thanks to all who voted.

For the next poll, tell us which patch version you use for the game. It can be 1.0b, 1.0c, the UPatch, or in case you're not playing patched at all, unpatched. Vote!



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Suppiluliuma
AoEH Seraph
posted 10-23-16 07:20 AM ET (US)     1 / 8       
Northern is so widely used in videogames and popular culture that I find it kinda boring :P of course considering most visitors to the forum are from Western Europe and North America it shouldn't be surprising, as they identify better with that culture.

[This message has been edited by Suppiluliuma (edited 10-23-2016 @ 07:20 AM).]

EpiC_Anonymous
Scout
(id: SeH_Mystical)
posted 10-23-16 08:03 PM ET (US)     2 / 8       
i agree,

for example personally i have no interest at all in this new expansion of adding indian civilizations, thats just me personally though. i do play online though in voobly so i dont really change or add much of anything unless im making scenarios in my VM.

i wish them the best but i would have much preferred a northern or nomad addition other than Indians really.

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PhatFish
Mr. Beta
posted 10-26-16 07:58 AM ET (US)     3 / 8       
I'd say any kind of real expansion is welcome. As I proposed we could probably add a few small Northern like knick knacks



Fisk
Champion of AoEH
(id: Fruktfisk)
posted 10-29-16 05:23 AM ET (US)     4 / 8       
Well, considering the original game is geared towards the dawn of civilisation, I think an Indian architecture set makes a lot of sense. I welcome the decision.

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EpiC_Anonymous
Scout
(id: SeH_Mystical)
posted 10-29-16 09:40 PM ET (US)     5 / 8       
i mean anything is welcome sure, but i personally have no interest in a Indian addition, it sucked in the new AOC expansion to, i hate them there as well. id prefer something that honestly feels more ror and aoe to me. and personally a indian based addition just doesnt feel right to me personally so ill more than likely just remain to opt out of playing it. not to be rude about it, but i simply have no interest in it personally. i feel something more nomadic or barbarian based civilizations would feel better imo.

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Jan dc
Clubman
(id: Den cekke)
posted 10-30-16 03:16 AM ET (US)     6 / 8       
not to be rude about it
Yeah not doing a great job there.
Suppiluliuma
AoEH Seraph
posted 10-30-16 09:13 AM ET (US)     7 / 8       
Gentlemen, keep it polite please. Getting misunderstood in internet requires almost nothing to happen!

Everyone has different preferences, we have to respect that but let's keep this objective and polite.

The game is called Age of Empires and the idea is to play with different civilizations to 'build empires' in the period between the last Ice age and the 5th century AD. It is a fantasy game based on actual history.

But these are the facts: Nomad cultures didn't develop empires until the Huns at the 5th century AD (was it really an empire or was it just Attila using a fancy name?). Before that (and of course afterwards) the nomadic cultures did play very important roles in mankind's history but did they really develop civilizations?.

The case of the nordic cultures is similar. The Celtic and Germanic peoples had complex cultures even in ancient times. But actual civilization development by northern Europeans happened only very late during and after the Western Roman Empire's history and begun mostly because of acquisition of former Roman lands and cities.

The cultures of both the different nomadic groups and the nordic peoples are very rich and like any other human group, they have interesting histories independently of anyone's personal preferences, but they don't seem to fit the 'Empire building' theme, in ancient and classical times, while Indian civilizations do.

On the other hand ES got several cultures in AoE that could be considered civilization builders but that I wouldn't call Empire builders (Minoans, Phoenicians, if considered different from Carthaginians, Ancient Choson, Yamato)
There's also the case of Greeks and Sumerians which were mostly city state builders. They are definitively civilizations, but would you consider Alexander's Empire Greek even if he is considered Macedonian? Most modern Greeks would say that Alexander was Greek, but ancient Greeks didn't think the same (until maybe later in history?) Same goes to Sargon's empire. He was Akkadian, not actually Sumerian, but let's face it, the Semitic (like the Akkadians) and Sumerian cultures had been mixing for centuries and they had blended significantly by Sargon's time.

[This message has been edited by Suppiluliuma (edited 10-30-2016 @ 09:18 AM).]

Epd999
Scout
posted 11-07-16 08:41 PM ET (US)     8 / 8       
At least we've finally got round to doing an expansion.

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