Hey all, since the beta is over now we have closed down the beta specific forums. Don't freak out if you can't see it, it's not a glitch:)

Cheers,
jennywaboom
Hey all!

We've just implemented a new version of our old forum ranks!

The new "Idle Villager" rank has some slightly limited abilities here in the forums, and they cannot post discussions or do things like post links or set a signature on their posts. When you have commented 3 times you'll reach the rank of "Scout Cavalry" and gain all the usual posting abilities! This is to help combat spam, and should not affect most of you, as you have likely already posted more than 5 times and have a higher rank:)

Check out the list of ranks here: https://forums.ageofempires.com/discussion/15139/forum-rank-system/p1?new=1

Age of Empires II HD Patch 5.5 is now in Open Beta! - Age of Empires

AoE Community TeamAoE Community Team Member, Administrator admin
edited July 2017 in News and Announcements

imageAge of Empires II HD Patch 5.5 is now in Open Beta! - Age of Empires

Patch 5.5 is ready for Open Beta! Thank you for your ongoing support and participation as it is fundamental in ensuring that builds are stable and ready for Live release. In this Open Beta we have implemented password protected lobbies, improved performance and addressed some additional community issues. We are looking forward to hearing from … Continued

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  • Kingwolf256Kingwolf256 Member, Insider ✭Idle Villager✭

    Lobby And Server System Needs Changes
    1- Lobby's Should have the option to invite your friends to play.
    2- One Player Should be considered as a host, and all other players connect to the host, just like a server. This hybrid hosting system would be more beneficial than using peer to peer technology.
    3- Further Down the Line introduce Dedicated Servers, which players host themselves and join via the lobby. The Lobby would have to be modified a bit for this to work.
    4- The Dedicated Server should have some options such as, if the owner allows, anyone can join and play in the server, or if the owner of the server chooses, he can only allow games to be played if he is included in the game , a semi public server. Or A completely private server with a password, that only the owner and the people he authenticates get access. The lobby room is still visible in the public lobby in all these senarios.

  • HellenicSpringHellenicSpring Member, Insider ✭Scout Cavalry✭
    edited July 2017

    5- Voice acting should be added to all
    The Forgotten campaigns, both for the intro and in-game storylines.

  • NumericSugar44NumericSugar44 Member, Insider ✭Idle Villager✭

    I've been experiencing some bad IA or behavior with units that Original game (and Conquerors) did not have. When starting any match and exploring the map, using chains of commands, if the unit can't go further to the location assigned, it won't go to next location and get stuck. This didn't happen in the original release... I'm not sure how to explain it better but hope the team could make tests with the units behavior.

    Also, if there's no Internet, when starting standard match, I choose always Random map. But, the next time I want to start another game, it shows the last scenario I played ("Mongolia", "Islands", for example) and need to choose again "Random"... It's (again) something that didn't happen in AoE II (not HD). Greetings and I hope this can help everyone.

  • homertino2homertino2 Member ✭Idle Villager✭

    I kindly request an update that allows users to zoom in and out using the scroll wheel on the mouse. Lots of users play on a 2560 x 1440 resolution and it would be awesome to see more of the map in the main window.

  • KuotingKuoting Member, Insider ✭Idle Villager✭

    @Elite Cataphract said:
    5- Voice acting should be added to all
    The Forgotten campaigns, both for the intro and in-game storylines.

    And don't forget to add background music to all the dlcs (The Forgotten, African Kindom, Rise of Raja) campaigns. The old campaigns have both voice acting and music in the intros.

  • KingDarBojaKingDarBoja ColombiaMember, Insider ✭Crossbowman✭

    @Kuoting said:

    @Elite Cataphract said:
    5- Voice acting should be added to all
    The Forgotten campaigns, both for the intro and in-game storylines.

    And don't forget to add background music to all the dlcs (The Forgotten, African Kindom, Rise of Raja) campaigns. The old campaigns have both voice acting and music in the intros.

    And fix pathfinding please! Just finished all FE xpack campaigns and they have terrible pathfinding x.x even more tan MP games.

  • Cash86Cash86 Member, Insider ✭Idle Villager✭

    PLEASE FIX the DESYNCING problems. People are abusing this to disconnect from games they are losing, causing all players to lose ELO whilst they gain ELO. Out of the last 10 games I've played, I have only been able to finish 2.

  • PheeraohPheeraoh Member, Insider ✭Idle Villager✭

    is this steam version?

  • KingDarBojaKingDarBoja ColombiaMember, Insider ✭Crossbowman✭

    @Pheeraoh said:
    is this steam version?

    Of course, it is AOE 2 HD Patch.

  • PianoSand978782PianoSand978782 Member, Insider ✭Idle Villager✭

    Please fix desyncing and patch release timeline.

    4K support #MakeAOE2GreatAgain

    Add support for higher res. Fix networking and multiplayer. Optimize for low and high end systems

    When will patch go live?

  • KingDarBojaKingDarBoja ColombiaMember, Insider ✭Crossbowman✭

    What you mean for 4K support? The AOE II HD Edition can be played in higher res but the only disavantage is the zoom, because higher resolution means farthest camera. However there is a steam mod at workshop that helps Windows 10 players to fix this issue.

  • FrostedPdiddyFrostedPdiddy Member, Insider ✭Idle Villager✭

    I hope they add culture skins for the standard units in the game. How am I playing as the mayans and I have european armored infantry fighting for me.

  • FetandreyFetandrey EverywhereMember, Insider ✭Ox Cart✭

    @FrostedPdiddy said:
    I hope they add culture skins for the standard units in the game. How am I playing as the mayans and I have european armored infantry fighting for me.

    This! So much this! Please fix this in AoE II:DE!

  • MununezMununez Member ✭Idle Villager✭

    I agree with FrostedPdiddy Mayans should not have the same armor style as a Teuton.

  • MununezMununez Member ✭Idle Villager✭

    Where can i play the AoE2 beta?

  • HellenicSpringHellenicSpring Member, Insider ✭Scout Cavalry✭

    @Mununez said:
    Where can i play the AoE2 beta?

    You have to play it on steam.

  • ExtinctBell4619ExtinctBell4619 Member, Insider ✭Idle Villager✭

    Ok I have Beta 5.5 and I'm a fresh starter, When I attempt to play on standard AI with 3 opponets, or if I create in Single player a game againist 1 AI get totally trounced. Now judging from the Lets Play Tutors, this shouldn't be happening, I should even be able to play againist the AI set to the next setting up. But the AI is flat running over me. Has something changed in the Tutor due to your changes in the AI over the coruse of Beta 5.x. I can't learn a thing when its so hard it just runs over me. Sorry to all you highly skilled players but I'm not one of you yet.

  • BdelloidDuke187BdelloidDuke187 Member, Insider ✭Idle Villager✭

    i cant access the beta

    please help

  • ScrewyTag131745ScrewyTag131745 Member, Insider ✭Idle Villager✭

    can any1 give me the download link for the patch ?

  • EagerestMouse25EagerestMouse25 Member, Insider ✭Idle Villager✭

    Esta genia el parche

  • VeiledHickory95VeiledHickory95 Member ✭Idle Villager✭

    Balance improvements are not reflected on the Tech Tree for Spanish language. Please fix it!

    Las mejoras en el balance no se ven reflejadas en Árbol de Tecnologías para el idioma español. Por favor corríjanlo!

    Thanks, gracias!

  • VeiledHickory95VeiledHickory95 Member ✭Idle Villager✭

    Another translation error for Spanish :smile:

    When creating a new Multiplayer Game:

  • VociferousArc85VociferousArc85 Member, Insider ✭Idle Villager✭

    people keep abusing of desync error, i thought already has been fixed with the patch

  • sSiBeRi4nsSiBeRi4n Member, Insider ✭Idle Villager✭

    I bought the AOE II HD at steam, and it is the worst thing ever!!

    You can't even change the IN GAME RESOLUTION!! (at least I was not able to find a way in the game)

    $20,00 for that? I payed $14,99 on counter strike GO that is the top 3 game while age is top 40 on steam and AOE II HD has no friends interactive, game rooms or stuff like voobly provides for free.

    My monitor is 4k, so in game chat the letters are so small that I cant even read! Thats crazy! (my old age of empires gold edition with the voobly patch is able to select any resolution I want and the game looks almost the same as the HD version and runs perfect on full HD resolution 1920x1080.

    The worst is: I cant get my money back cause I have 3hours of game play (4 onlyne matches) and steam police is max 2hours.

    That is why microsoft is always behind and running to get near their competitors sales like the game "world of warcraft" but microsoft dont get even close, they just want to make money, we all know money is the goal, but cant be the focus, money must be a consequence of a great work, miscrosoft needs to step foward and put the quality and costumer satisfaction first, and is not by using cheap improvements and technology that microsoft will get the gammers attention. (money will be consequence of a great job, and that is what they need to do on the DEFINITIVE edition and thats why I am here to help like all the ppl subscribed in here. (notice that DEFINITIVE EDITION is a strong statement, there is no turning back after that, microsoft needs to do a great job!)

  • MannedLeopard58MannedLeopard58 Member, Insider ✭Ox Cart✭
    edited January 18

    @Kingwolf256 said:
    Lobby And Server System Needs Changes
    1- Lobby's Should have the option to invite your friends to play.
    2- One Player Should be considered as a host, and all other players connect to the host, just like a server. This hybrid hosting system would be more beneficial than using peer to peer technology.
    3- Further Down the Line introduce Dedicated Servers, which players host themselves and join via the lobby. The Lobby would have to be modified a bit for this to work.
    4- The Dedicated Server should have some options such as, if the owner allows, anyone can join and play in the server, or if the owner of the server chooses, he can only allow games to be played if he is included in the game , a semi public server. Or A completely private server with a password, that only the owner and the people he authenticates get access. The lobby room is still visible in the public lobby in all these senarios.

    This. I really hope that they will do something like this in the future. Very needed right now.

    EDIT:

    hi @jennywaboom , I would like to observe that aoe.net is a quite different site than most of people here might associate with the name.. when we click on the link, it redirects to a completelly unrelated website to AoE stuff. I think there was a typo when you wrote it. Just a quick heads up :)

  • HelpedRain85759HelpedRain85759 SpainMember, Insider ✭Scout Cavalry✭

    @VeiledHickory95 said:
    Another translation error for Spanish :smile:

    When creating a new Multiplayer Game:

    Muchas gracias! ni me había dado cuenta del bilinguismo!
    (quick translation: thanks)

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