posted 05-04-22 10:36 AM ET (US)   
Do you understand the title of this newspost? ... Maybe if you read the words aloud? They should sound familiar to you now. Still don't ring a bell? Let me explain:

Villagers secretly hate the Mouse Pointer. It is like a mosquito or buzzing fly hovering above them, and often even lands onto them. When the latter occurs, the villager notices it, becomes agitated and thinks to himself: "Get away, I like standing here doing absolutely nothing!" But, like all the other villagers, he can't say that - for a very good reason - so instead mutters nonsensical words like a young infant. He knows his time of hanging around and being lazy is up, for the Mouse Pointer is the Commander. The One Chieftain. The Supreme Ruler. A divine God-like entity, that makes the most important decisions in the whole world, including life and death. With one simple Mouse Click, it is done. Powerless to stop the All-Powerful (but annoying) Mouse Pointer, he humbly yells "Abadacus!" cowering in fear before it...

If you haven't guessed already, this post is about villager speech. Specifically, about which one is your personal favorite in the game! Cast your vote in our new poll on the right of this news post! You can choose from a staggering 20 choices (and yes, they are all in the game and official Villager Speech).

If you don't remember them, here's a nice and funny video with all the AoE sound effects. At 3:48 minutes you can hear villager speech:

And the previous poll is therefore concluded, where we asked you: Why do you visit AoEH? The number one reason should be quite obvious even without a poll. Here are the results:

- Nostalgic reasons (29%, 54 Votes)

- Custom Campaigns (16%, 30 Votes)

- Game info (civs, unit stats, etc.) (13%, 25 Votes)

- Mods (13%, 24 Votes)
- Learning about AoE History (11%, 20 Votes)

- Meeting other AoE1 fans (9%, 16 Votes)
- Strategy guides (6%, 12 Votes)
- Other (4%, 7 Votes)

Nearly 100 votes were cast, and we thank you for that! Nostalgia is king, especially if you played AoE/RoR in your childhood days, and AoEH is still the number one place to relive those precious memories. And, remember that we host the largest amount of custom and unique campaigns for you to play, and guides/info to help you, as well as many other AoE related things - all freely enjoyable, to heighten that nostalgia.

Don't forget to cast your vote in the new poll!