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:)
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
Cortana : The snooping Big Sister
I have seen some changes in the advertisement. First I noticed 04 july I was getting special offers advertisement. Now its playing especially Strategy games ads and gaming accessories for i7 processors. I sense Cortana has transferred the system config and software userdata to Big Data Firms. One day I bet its going to be a problem and big headache.