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:)
Just signed up for an Age of Empires account to discuss upcoming developments on the forums. Excited about the Age of Empires Definitive Edition, although I wish it was coming to STEAM.
Also, I'm hoping to see some of these new features in AoE Definitive come to AoE 2 HD. Especially the Zoom feature.