Greetings, Wololo Warriors!
It’s time once again to step up and show your wololo spirit in our monthly contest!
But first, the winners from last month! Everyone in this community has their own reasons for loving AoE, and last month we asked you to show us some of your favorite memories of the games! As always we got a bunch of great entries, thanks for sharing the good times everybody! We can only pick 5 winners though, so here they are:
“We used to play AoEII over the LAN, and I had the reputation to resurrect after being almost killed. Usually they came hunting for me by sending some scouts and keeping an eye on the minimap.”
“So I chose blue, which goes great with the water. When I noticed the 2 other remaining players fighting I quickly built a bunch of barracks and started making champions. When only 1 enemy was left I had a massive army, so cursing followed .”
“One of my favourite memories from Age of Empires were the big battles vs Hard AI at 3v3 matches. I don’t have any screenshot of those battles since I forgot them in my old computer but recently I played the Dracula campaign and there was a big battle that resembles pretty much what I like of AI: They don’t stop figthing until the very end and have smart army compositions.
Everytime I tried to counter their army composition while the other AI players were figthing at the oposite side of map (usually black forest map) they come and destroy pretty much of my army with a non-stopping wave of units that keep countering my own army composition. No matter what I go, they always find a way to counter pikeman with archers, archers with skirmisher and a lot of cavalry. At the heat of battle, I went into trash army with lot of buildings (10 barracks, 12 archery range) to stop them and push with some few trebuchet into enemy castles in a attmept to snipe the king (yes, Regicide) but ended in a terrible loss since my AI partners got owned at the time I was holding against the others AI.”
“Pretty much what Dracula campaign is all about, fighting until the end (but this time I won Muahahaha!)”
“One of my favourite memories from Age of Empires was way back in 2004 when my sister created this ‘enemy converting machine’, which I later tweaked to suit my game-play. To use it, one must lure a troop of an enemy’s army into the gated compound where the monks can safely convert the enemy troops, giving you free armies! Bear in mind that bloodshed may occur between the converted and unconverted units, though.
I’d usually place these ‘machines’ in front of my town/ as my front gate in the “Arena” map. It was super cool when I was six years old and I used them all the time. However, I stopped using them as much when I grow older due to impracticality and it being unsuitable with my game-play.
(The above image is a recreation. I didn’t screenshot things when I was six, unfortunately.)”
“My favorite recent memory is one of my villagers randomly catching fire for a short time when playing a quest in Age of Empires Online. The screenshot below was borrowed from @MuhsinTpd. Other players had villagers which went up in purple smoke and some buildings in our capital cities would randomly be on fire. It was something special which occurred at random and you really needed to look closely to catch it when it happened to you. That is part of the reason I fondly remember Age of Empires Online.”
“(Image recreated in HD)
“Pope and the Antipope”
I remember playing, back in 2007, the 3rd mission of Barbarossa campaign and thinking, “Am I supposed to win with just some monks?” I didn’t think about converting green villagers and I set sail straight to Milan. Through some clever micro I managed to get into the city and win in just a few minutes. Then I heard that it was supposed to be harder, doing all building-converting-from-green stuff.”
Congrats to all the winners, and thanks to everyone who participated!
On to this months contest! I don’t know about all of you, but generally when I play AoE my towns end up a bit of a jumbled mess in my rush to get things up and running, and they are probably no fun at all for my villagers to live in. That’s why for this months contest we’d like you to build a town in any AoE game that you would actually like to live in! It can be anything from a sprawling kingdom, to a cute little hamlet, just have fun with it!
Your entry MUST include an image and must relate to an Age of Empires game (or an illustration having to do with one). You may also include a written portion explaining your entry that may be no more than 600 characters in length (not including spaces); if your entry includes non-English words, you must provide an accurate English translation of those words in your written portion.
We’ll pick our five favorites, and the winners will each be able to choose two of the below prizes! We’ll reach out to the winners via private message on forums.ageofempires.com, so keep an eye on your inbox! Submissions must be appropriate, and must be submitted in the forum discussion thread here before 5:00 PM PDT on August 30th, 2017. You can find the full official rules here.
Good luck everyone!