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Version 3.0 will have aircraft
yes....And it is amazing
Update has been released. Get the new version on steam FOR FREE Store.steampowered.com
Steam patch 1 can be expected any time now, with a number of important crash fixes, optimisation improvements, and now we are proud to announce things that will come with the second patch:
Some more integration into steam itself, in the form of both Achievements, and some brand new features which Valve have personally helped us to implement.
So, for you, our dedicated, unrelenting community, We present you:
Empires will, in the next version, receive a variety of hat unlocks, that will enable you to fit out your classes with their own unique touch. To complement this, we will be adding new player models for each class, which our modellers (Smithy and Mayama) have been hard at work on for several months. A minority of hats will be unlockable via achievements, however most of them will be purchasable from our very own Hat store. We have chosen not to include hat drops, crafting or trading, as we feel this may promote idling.
But we're not there yet. As it stands, we have just a small selection of hats. However, based off the huge support and contributions we've had to the voting for achievements (many of which we've used), we have decided to let you, the community, submit your hat ideas, for our modellers to create.
"Source = empiresmod.com"
There has always been single player mode.....It's call start your own server and do what ever you want :P
Plus don't forget to add them to favorites.
PS. The new version of Empire is looking amazing. The Update should bring back some old players and defiantly bring in new ones.
People still play. Mostly weekends. The devs are releasing an update soon and that should bring back some old players.
What I said was "it's n secret Trickster and other Devs don't like Americans" Nothing about conspiring. They openly admit their dislike for Americans. I also never said all devs. Their is a few I respect. "Empty, and Beerdude" I also have no vendetta.
Complete, Are you really suggesting that a server that is fully populated would shut down due to 2-3 people ??? Are you that retarded ? There is only enough people to populate 1 server during peak times. 1-3 hrs a day. I am sure Viper owners are a little ****** with the shady tactics Epic pulled to steal population. PS. No viper = no US servers. So not just I was wronged but all US and Canadian players have been wronged.
Unless you count the Viper server that shut down due to a lac of population. Only populated server is in the UK and ran by the person that has done the most damage to this mod.
1. Log out of steam.
2. Close steam
3. Open task manager and make sure it is closed
4. Delete ClientRegistry.blob and userdata
5. restart your computer
6. start steam and log in.
If that fails go to steam settings then download + cloud. Pick a different download region.
No...Getting new people is not the problem......keeping them is. New people try Empires every day. They just don't stick around. So like I said. Maybe if the Devs would do their job and release an update then old players would come back and play more. Then new people would get a chance to see how great Empires is. Currently devs are doing more harm then good by doing nothing. Get off your power trip, stop being lazy , and release an update. It's been about a year since the last one. "not counting steam release"
I am most likely the person that plays Empires the most. About 60 hrs + every week. So your saying that people shouldn't expect developers to develop the game the they are the developers of ??? HMMM....that is kind of weird. Why are they still even considered Empires developers then ? By test you mean crash sessions right ??? 1. Map loads 2.select class 3. SERVER CRASH.....opps forgot to select a team first :P The only Dev that I have seen get anything done is Empty."BTW great Nuke particles Empty" You kind of contradict your self Lordz. You say population is fine but then you blame the reason for no update is a lack of testers ???
I don't want it dead. I would love to have full servers 24/7. But that takes devs pushing out updates + new maps " not crap like minigames that kills the server population every time".
Make it easy for all new people. B4 you download check "http://www.game-monitor.com/GameSearch/empires2/Teamplay.html" A 3rd party server tracker that tells the truth about server population. Feel free to click all the servers and see the average population. Also you can see in the middle of this page that the last update was 9 months ago and that was just the steam release. So am I wrong or is moddb and www.game-monitor.com Wrong ? No updates and very little population.
WOW...A few rounds that had 1 server populated....I must be wrong then. So 9 months of no updates and 1 some what populated server...That is isn't a dead mod ??? What is your definition of dead then ? So I guess the devs goal is to have a none updated game that has 1 half full server maybe twice a week. If that is the goal then great job. Sucks for us that play the game but what ever. I guess all the other mods like dods, gmod, and so on had it wrong with all of the updates and full servers. A half full server twice a week hmm...seems like a crappy goal but great idea Grantrithor
Normally yes "When people download mods, the player base of those mods, increase. EXCEPT WHEN THE SERVERS ARE DEAD. You need people playing the mod to get the new people to keep playing. 5 vs 5 with all new people...hmm don't think they will be able to full understand how great Empires is when they have no clue how to do anything. but wtf ever Lordz It's nice that you and others can find so much time stating how not dead this mod but how much do you play Empires ?
Most of the time you get 1 chance with new people. For them to download the game now to find empty servers is fullish. Instead tell the truth right now the mod is dead. When an update is released and all the old members come back. Then ask people to try Empires. Yes people have jobs and school the next day so that means they can play other games but not Empires ??? Other mods and games keep full servers 24/7 and some day maybe Empires will also but for now it is dead. It's a shame but TRUE. Unlike mrdie I play Empires 1416.8 hrs since the steam release and god only knows how many hrs b4. It is a great mod but if I had downloaded it with the severs being as dead as they are now I would have deleted it and moved onto something else.
As much as I do love Empires....I love Moddb more. It is what brought me to Empires and other great mods. My comments are not aimed at being hateful just truthful. As I have stated NOT 1 update has been released since being on steam. The servers are almost always lightly populated 1:53am eastern time and Empires servers are dead. only 2 AFK people on the server. No updates + no players = DEAD MOD. Sorry if you think this is hateful but it is the truth.Also my comments are not to have people avoid downloading this great mod but to inform them of the current status of the mod & to preserve the integrity of Moddb.
If you want more positive comments then release an update and get the servers populated.
Beerdude you seem to know what your doing and Empty seems to be pushing his stuff out. But the others.....The problem is leadership, All the devs do their own thing and that leads to nothing getting done. Since steam release there has been NO update.
Don't get me wrong. I love Empires but I am not going to spread lies on forums to promote it. The mod is basically dead. Around certain times it will peak to about 30 people playing but most of the time it is more around 15. Then at night it drops to 0-8. So grantrithor You say don't listen to me...K. Don't listen to me check the facts. http://www.game-monitor.com/empires2_GameServer/188.8.131.52:27105/VIPER_Empires-All_WelcomeModelsTurboChutes.html
Players:40 / 54 (average: 11.6)
30 people total playing a mod is pretty much a A DEAD MOD.Out of the whole world 30 people are playing. That is also counting AFK people in spec.
No...I am one of the people that flame new players......f*ucking steam noobs....I hate the so much.
Don't waist your time. This mod is almost dead. Only 1 serve populated and it rarely ever gets full.
The hostile community is just following the example the devs and clan leaders like Trickster set. When you have an ignorant A-hole in charge you can't expect the community to treat new people all warm and fuzzy. Its just simple logic Sh*t runs down hill. Dev/ admin treats player like sh*t = Player treats new player like sh*t.
Great game....too bad it is almost a dead mod. Thanks mostly to the DEVS. Thank you empires developers...you killed the best game that has ever been made.