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#181

Welcome everyone :slight_smile:


#182

@HaiCinderella said:
I thank you for you’re great job and that your bring back aoe back in the future.
You and all of the Community make the Game great :slight_smile:

This is awesome to hear. Is it coming out for the one too?


#183

@FLOCKofMIDGETS said:

@HaiCinderella said:
I thank you for you’re great job and that your bring back aoe back in the future.
You and all of the Community make the Game great :slight_smile:

This is awesome to hear. Is it coming out for the one too?

If you mean xbox one, unfortunately, it is pc exclusive


#184

uhuuuuuuuuuuuu


#185

Age of Empires was my childhood, the giant is back


#186

Thanks Andy! Looking forward to help out with the new game! \o/


#187

@“Andy P” said:
Hi everyone.

Monday’s announcement of Age of Empires: Definitive Edition has drawn quite a crowd around here. We’ve got thousands of new lurkers and hundreds of new posters. It’s awesome.

I want to give everyone some bearings on who is who and what is what:

This is the official forum for Age of Empires. Until just recently, it contained the forum for the mobile/PC tower defense game, Age of Empires: Castle Siege. [The Castle Siege forum now lives separately](https://forums.castlesiegegame.com/ "Age of Empires: Castle Siege forum “The Castle Siege forum now lives separately”), though many of us are active both places.

On the whole, everyone does a terrific job of keeping this community at least one or two notches above the normal nasty internet anonymous squabbling and trolling garbage. Please remember we are all here simply to discuss a video game and that there are actual human beings behind every post.

As this is the official forum, you will see a few Microsoft folks around. I don’t want to speak for them, but by way of very short introductions (and at risk of forgetting someone):

@Robeyone is our Emperor. He’s the head producer of the series and a great guy. As a video game developer, his job is to develop video games. So he visits the forum, but tends to be quiet and stay up in his tower, looking wisely on the crowd below. We should have a special badge for people who can actually elicit a quoted response from our Emperor.

@jennywaboom and @Plus2Joe are Microsoft’s Community Managers – the staff in charge of this forum. They are the folks who handle support issues, forum questions, etc.

Underneath these guys are five of us Volunteer Community Moderators. We are just regular players from around the world. We each just kinda hung out on the forum for a while and eventually were asked to help out. We are: @AnotherRiddle, @Chuggles22, @InflamedNut2, @“Wicked Wulf”, and me, @“Andy P”. We VCMs try to balance being both fans of the series and forum cops. Meanwhile, we are also bouncing around between this forum and the Age of Empires: Castle Siege forum.

Then there is @dariakus. He was our Emperor right before robeyone. dariakus no longer works on the series, so he isn’t here in any official capacity. But it’s super cool to have AoE alumni around, and he obviously knows a lot more than he may let on.

The forum rules can be found here. A few more noteworthy ones: Don’t use profanity – there are kids around. Don’t try to turn the forum into a courthouse – don’t publicly accuse people of cheating or other things, don’t use the forum as a platform to fight with moderators about our moderator actions (or inactions). Use private message to report bad behavior. If you don’t like what a VCM says or does, feel very welcome to report us to our bosses, @Plus2Joe and @jennywaboom.

You can certainly still complain publicly about the game and stuff like that. That’s much of why this forum exists. Just don’t be nasty about it.

Finally, with Monday’s announcement came brand new forum software. Everyone is still getting used to it. So expect weird things. To that extent, please report weird forum issues here. Our very own @rhrmn is doing god’s work keeping a change order list over there.

Anyways, welcome, and be excellent to each other.

-Andy


#188

Age of Empires 2 was the first AoE game I played and it was awsome! :slight_smile:


#189

thought i was going to be able to download the beta… what am i missing?


#190

@TRUD3UC3 said:
thought i was going to be able to download the beta… what am i missing?

It’s closed beta - So wait till you get a survey in the mail (check spam folders - it’s sent on Fridays) and hope you get selected after that.


#191

sweet, thanks. me too


#192

i played the original and loved it. the trailer looks great, im super stoked.


#193

Hi


#194

Hi, TinglyDragoon69. We’ve been expecting you.


#195

@“Andy P” said:

@Raw1812 said:
Andy, are you the same Andy I remember from the AOEO forums?? Those were the good old days haha

My boy, raw! You still living the pura vida en la playa?

Obviously xD


#196

I Have sign me in day 1. but stil no beta key. i am really disappointed it.


#197

I played the original and love it to this day. I hope the definitive edition will be just as good <3


#198

I’m kind of new here, although I got already some time around here, but I still don’t know who to contact to ask for support. I’ve sent a message for you regarding a problem @“Andy P” but there was no response for three days… Are you the right person? Sorry for nagging you about that, but I can’t find the “Support Board” of this forum…

I also sent the same message to @jennywaboom , as you can check on the recipients of the PM.

All the best,


#199

@MannedLeopard58, I added the Microsoft team to your message. They can help you. It’s still like 8:20 a.m. there time and I know they are quite busy these days, but I expect they will help you out.


#200

@“Andy P” said:
@MannedLeopard58, I added the Microsoft team to your message. They can help you. It’s still like 8:20 a.m. there time and I know they are quite busy these days, but I expect they will help you out.

Thanks for helping me! Sorry nagging to you about that, but I was kind of lost