Microsoft, give a definitive edition, we deserve one too!


#21

@PCS70 said:
Maybe it’s the ‘unannounced project’ of Relic Entertainment? o:)

As long as skybox is not involved at least there is a small chance it wont suck.


#22

@smitske They took over development from Ensemble Studio right after the Titans expansion release correct?

Ensemble knows this franchise best of all, but they are limited with the quality of the hired programmers too. Older engines and code you didn’t write are a nightmare to work with for any developer. One bugfix can introduce 5 new bugs you didn’t think of and so on.

Programming is an art and like with real artists only a select group of programmers are able to deliver masterpieces.


#23

@PCS70 said:
@smitske They took over development from Ensemble Studio right after the Titans expansion release correct?

Ensemble knows this franchise best of all, but they are limited with the quality of the hired programmers too. Older engines and code you didn’t write are a nightmare to work with for any developer. One bugfix can introduce 5 new bugs you didn’t think of and so on.

Programming is an art and like with real artists only a select group of programmers are able to deliver masterpieces.

No they made the bad EE version and the absolutely horrendous TOTD “dlc” and refuse to fix it.
I am a programmer so I am well aware of the possible issues, that however does not change the disgraceful result they have brought and and the sheer negligence and lack of responsibility of skybox labs if you mess up you live up to it and make it right, you don’t act like nothing happened.


#24

@smitske said:

@PCS70 said:
@smitske They took over development from Ensemble Studio right after the Titans expansion release correct?

Ensemble knows this franchise best of all, but they are limited with the quality of the hired programmers too. Older engines and code you didn’t write are a nightmare to work with for any developer. One bugfix can introduce 5 new bugs you didn’t think of and so on.

Programming is an art and like with real artists only a select group of programmers are able to deliver masterpieces.

No they made the bad EE version and the absolutely horrendous TOTD “dlc” and refuse to fix it.
I am a programmer so I am well aware of the possible issues, that however does not change the disgraceful result they have brought and and the sheer negligence and lack of responsibility of skybox labs if you mess up you live up to it and make it right, you don’t act like nothing happened.

I got it somewhere in my Steam collection but didn’t play it (yet). I do like AOM Titans of that series and think that was a well finished game at the time of release.

My all time AOE favorites are now AOE 0 (Project Celeste), 2 (HD), 1 DE, 3 and in that specific order.


#25

@PCS70 said:

@smitske said:

@PCS70 said:
@smitske They took over development from Ensemble Studio right after the Titans expansion release correct?

Ensemble knows this franchise best of all, but they are limited with the quality of the hired programmers too. Older engines and code you didn’t write are a nightmare to work with for any developer. One bugfix can introduce 5 new bugs you didn’t think of and so on.

Programming is an art and like with real artists only a select group of programmers are able to deliver masterpieces.

No they made the bad EE version and the absolutely horrendous TOTD “dlc” and refuse to fix it.
I am a programmer so I am well aware of the possible issues, that however does not change the disgraceful result they have brought and and the sheer negligence and lack of responsibility of skybox labs if you mess up you live up to it and make it right, you don’t act like nothing happened.

I got it somewhere in my Steam collection but didn’t play it (yet). I do like AOM Titans of that series and think that was a well finished game at the time of release.

My all time AOE favorites are now AOE 0 (Project Celeste), 2 (HD), 1 DE, 3 and in that specific order.

The DLC I am talking about is not the titans.


#26

AOM TT is by far my most played game of all time. I loved that game, even after my disk got scratched and half the sound files were corrupted. Microsoft needs to do it justice.


#27

@CaptClockobob said:
AOM TT is by far my most played game of all time. I loved that game, even after my disk got scratched and half the sound files were corrupted. Microsoft needs to do it justice.

You have AoM EE.


#28

@Augustusman said:

@CaptClockobob said:
AOM TT is by far my most played game of all time. I loved that game, even after my disk got scratched and half the sound files were corrupted. Microsoft needs to do it justice.

You have AoM EE.

He said do it justice, not butcher it.
AoM EE was just butchering the original for a quick buck by people who did not have the drive and skills to do the game justice.


#29

@smitske said:

@Augustusman said:

@CaptClockobob said:
AOM TT is by far my most played game of all time. I loved that game, even after my disk got scratched and half the sound files were corrupted. Microsoft needs to do it justice.

You have AoM EE.

He said do it justice, not butcher it.
AoM EE was just butchering the original for a quick buck by people who did not have the drive and skills to do the game justice.

I was sarcastic.


#30

AOM EE is all we’ll get unless they have a surprise AOM announcement at E3 or Gamescom which I highly doubt.


#31

AoMEE WILL get an update soon anyway, it’s just a question of finding a dev team, since FE is working on AoE2DE and AoE3DE, aswell as Skybox working on Halo with 343 (Double trouble lol)

Though AoMEE won’t be getting balance, or major content updates, probably because MS Studios doesn’t want to sink more work then is needed with a programmer-only team.