Brings the triumph and turmoil of some of history's greatest Asian civilizations to stunning life. Wielding the symbolic power of immense Wonders of the world, lead the armies of China, India or Japan in a struggle for dominance against the European powers, or against each other. Crush opponents with ranks of new military units, such as the Chinese Flame Thrower, the Indian Siege Elephant, or the fierce Japanese Shogun. Or play the role of master diplomat, and befriend your allies at the Consulate, biding your time and building a force of foreign weaponry that will topple your enemies. In Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties, players use the might of the East to bring the world to its knees.
When building the Polynesians, the team decided to try out a lot of new concepts - some of which worked, and some of which we’re still trying to figure out. We wanted to give you an overview of how each of these new concepts work as well as a peek behind-the-scenes at how we built those features. And there’s no better place to start than with the Maori system of Aging Up: the Voyage.
The Polynesian culture in real life was established by seafarers hopping from island to island, travelling further than any of their ancestors had done before and charting new territory. In much the same way, the Polynesian culture advances by sending its explorer to undiscovered destinations and returning with new units and resources. Much like the Latin Americans, Polynesian age-up options have varying costs and times, but instead of paying a higher cost for a quicker age-up, you’ll be paying a higher cost and time to receive a much greater reward.
Age-up options are based around distance from the Maori Homecity of Parihaka. In Age I, your options will be limited. You can take a short voyage to the South Island of New Zealand for a low price, but in return you’ll receive no benefits. If instead you’d like to voyage further, your explorer can voyage west to Australia’s east coast, or north to resource-rich Fiji. But be careful! Choosing an option in Age I locks it in future ages, so you may miss out on a greater benefit from visiting later. Since you’re outfitting a boat for travel, Polynesian age-ups cost Food and Wood, and will only cost Coin if you’re travelling a very long distance. There’s a wide variety of gifts to receive from your new trading partner, from a few Sheep to a mine full of diamonds, an invasive herd of rabbits or even a pet Killer Whale!
As you advance in age, more destinations will become available, including the Chatham Islands, Tasmania, even South Africa, and one hidden destination you’ll only find if you travel far enough. Some voyages can be expensive and time-consuming, but your explorer will always return with some resources from the new destination, and occasionally he’ll be followed by more gifts from your new trading partner in the form of free shipments! These extra shipments will come in handy, as the Polynesians also have access to some double-cost shipments, that cost twice as much as a normal shipment in return for even larger rewards.
Age of Empires 3: Unleashed Reloaded v1.0124b major update is finally live accompanied with a Grand set of new features and gameplay improvements! Read...
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A moderate scenario where you command French Forces under Jean Bart and Minister Colbert against British and Dutch Enemies. You have 50 minutes to win!
These maps are made by Dany, aka dhplante, and are for Asian Dynasties. Each Map contains: Additional Mines, 4-5 Town Centers, 4-5 Towers, 3-4 Dock Wagons...
Named after the Age of Empires I Cheatcode, this AI is a drastic improvement of the Lamer Major and the Helot Major. It trains 4 unit types, and now builds...
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