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United States of America illusioNtEk
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17 Apr 2016, 04:55

I posted this back in 2014 here

http://forums.ageofempires.com/topic/17 ... ed/?page=2

A little bird told me

that Microsoft is very happy with the sales AOE3 is still able to generate.

Because of this, management will further support ESO for AOE3 Online Gameplay beyond 2015 (which was the scheduled date to terminate it)

Microsoft has put together a team (who we are now starting to hear about) to update the current ESO servers which are rather old by today's standards. Servers seem to be built in 2003.

At the moment Microsoft is not able to start production on AoE4..... However management is very aware if the demand for it and will soon hear about it before 2020



Whos laughing now?

AoE4 in 2020.... get rdy :)
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17 Apr 2016, 06:07

Well it really had no positive impact of my experience when playing the game. I don't even see the big deal with this server upgrade.
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17 Apr 2016, 08:02

The server 'upgrade' has done a very good job of downgrading the ESO2 experience thus far. When they're down half the time you want to play... nobody is laughing.
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17 Apr 2016, 08:03

Aizamk wrote:The server 'upgrade' has done a very good job of downgrading the ESO2 experience thus far. When they're down half the time you want to play... nobody is laughing.
Venividivici_w: i heard h20 signed up last minute. Prob waited for roby not signing up so he wouldnt get smashed again

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17 Apr 2016, 09:45

If aoe4 is anything like the server "upgrade" they might aswell relaunch aoeo.

What is your source though? I mean I can claim that microsoft is never going to make a new aoe game and be just as right.

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17 Apr 2016, 12:23

It's particularly disadvantageous for the scene when the servers — either on purpose or not — or down at the weekends, when a lot of casual, Sunday players turn up to play a game or two. We've already seen a lot of complaining about the servers from newer members of ESOC.
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17 Apr 2016, 13:25

Do you have the proof and/or sources I asked you for back then?
My first post, circa March 2015 :blush:
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17 Apr 2016, 13:53

No one is laughing, you made a lucky guess, aoe4 isn't coming, you're full of shit
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17 Apr 2016, 14:41

Well no the thing about new servers doesn't even have to be a lucky guess. The OP's so-called clairvoyant post was in 2014... but those who've been around long enough will know that Microsoft was trialling new servers as far back as 2013, they just didn't act on it as much as they did this time around.

http://forum.agecommunity.com/forums/th ... 04922.aspx

The beta testing back then was even less well received than now because everyone got the Invalid IP Address error when they tried to play on them.

It's just mildly annoying to me when people claim something and don't produce any evidence backing things up anyway. I was annoyed when I read that post on the aoe forums back then, and I'm annoyed when reading it again right now.

/aizrant
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17 Apr 2016, 14:54

That's what you get for gloating, OP.
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17 Apr 2016, 15:04

Aizamk wrote:Well no the thing about new servers doesn't even have to be a lucky guess. The OP's so-called clairvoyant post was in 2014... but those who've been around long enough will know that Microsoft was trialling new servers as far back as 2013, they just didn't act on it as much as they did this time around.

http://forum.agecommunity.com/forums/th ... 04922.aspx

The beta testing back then was even less well received than now because everyone got the Invalid IP Address error when they tried to play on them.

It's just mildly annoying to me when people claim something and don't produce any evidence backing things up anyway. I was annoyed when I read that post on the aoe forums back then, and I'm annoyed when reading it again right now.

/aizrant


Well if there really was an insider he wouldn't want to/be able to produce evidence anyway
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17 Apr 2016, 15:05

hard to annoy aiz as well. I know how to do it now though, so this post has worked
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17 Apr 2016, 15:14

There actually might be a reason for downtime, I mean they maybe intentional, look when MS launched the game back in 05 it was a new game and crowd was high, so for that time high capacity servers maybe installed, but simply assuming MS would invest same amount nowadays is wrong because aoe 3 doesn't just generate enough revenue and they got many other projects to work on as well, maybe the new server's aren't designed to handle much load and are in downtime for this particular reason so that they gradually are brought to their full potential thus increasing their life, that being said spending a few thousand bucks on decent quality servers shouldn't be a hole in the pocket for MS. But since the online support far exceeds the scheduled end date we can't really complain I believe.
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17 Apr 2016, 15:46

fuck microsoft
BAE
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17 Apr 2016, 16:46

Aoe4, only if Blizzard will buy AGE. Microsoft still sucks, they wasn't able to exploit Age when it was active and booming, let alone now that AGE'S SAGA is dead, LOL, SC2 ARE OWNING.
LOL, a stupid game where you will be bored soon to play it (all the time the same), is alive since 2009 and being the most played videogames on the time.
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17 Apr 2016, 16:50

I heard durians go on sale next week at wholefoofds @aizamk
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17 Apr 2016, 16:56

Actually aoe3 is still being sold quite a lot if the steam sales are any accurate.

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17 Apr 2016, 18:24

umeu wrote:I heard durians go on sale next week at wholefoofds @aizamk

Lol
Venividivici_w: i heard h20 signed up last minute. Prob waited for roby not signing up so he wouldnt get smashed again

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17 Apr 2016, 18:52

It's a safe asssumption because in 2020 probably no one will remember your predictions.
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26 Apr 2016, 06:16

Papist wrote:Do you have the proof and/or sources I asked you for back then?

Everything has to be so anal with you all the time lmao
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24 Aug 2017, 00:09

Told you guys :)

I have some inside news but can't tell anyone or my friend could get into trouble.

I Know 2020 is years away but it will be here in no time. :)
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24 Aug 2017, 00:09

I never saw such a bad topic title. (dont take it personal) :biggrin:
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24 Aug 2017, 00:12

Mameluke wrote:I never saw such a bad topic title. (dont take it personal) :biggrin:

Heh! ^_^

I might of been drunk posting that
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24 Aug 2017, 00:17

pecelot wrote:It's particularly disadvantageous for the scene when the servers — either on purpose or not — or down at the weekends, when a lot of casual, Sunday players turn up to play a game or two. We've already seen a lot of complaining about the servers from newer members of ESOC.

The FTJ problem is so large that it puts so many people off. It's such a shame to see newer members leave. It probably leads to more bias that it is a bad game with bad features - simply due to the fact that they haven't played it as much.
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24 Aug 2017, 00:36

The servers probably went from 'xeon's to core i5 chips or older amd opterons. This would explain the clear downgrade in performance. Of course, they couldve just gotten RGB lighting for the servers and called that an "upgrade"

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