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Old 12-03-2007, 01:59 AM   #1
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Empires 2.0

Has to be one of the most fun mods i have ever played

empiresmod.com

Came out about 3 days ago and about 20+ servers with 30+ ppl on each

Be sure to read the manual before you even go CLOSE to pressing the connect button (seriously, its a must)

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Old 12-03-2007, 04:55 AM   #2
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So... what kind of mod is it, exactly? I'm too lazy to bother reading the website.
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Old 12-03-2007, 08:43 AM   #3
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Empires is a revolutionary mod currently in development for Half-Life 2. It'll be combining the genres of first-person shooter and real-time strategy. Two key players will be present in each game, one player per team will be the commander, playing the game from a top down perspective with the ability to construct bases and give orders to his team, and all remaining players will be soldiers, playing the game from a first person perspective either on foot or in an aircraft or vehicle. The commander can choose to control his team with an iron fist, restrict his team's purchasing ability for buying upgrades and vehicles, and punish anyone who disobeys, or he can be completely nonchalant and allow his team to do what they like with no fear of reprimand. Ultimately, it is up to the commander to determine his team's strategy which will inevitably determine whether his team is victorious. There will be many forms of help when taking on the seemingly monumental task of being the commander. In-game help and NPC characters will offer advice and keep the commander aware of events on the battlefield.

As a normal player, it is up to you to follow your commander's orders and do the grunt work of piloting tanks and bombers in order to destroy the enemy team. If, however, the commander is not acting in the team's best interest, he can be voted out just as easily as he was voted into the position in the first place. It is wise to follow the commander and perform tasks that furthers your team's mission, or you might be the one receiving punishment in the form of guard duty.

As the game progresses, upgrades will be available in many forms to players. Normal players can be promoted in rank and given command of a squad of infantry (consisting of either human players or bots or a combination of both), given custom abilities such as the scout's ability to hide almost completely from enemy sight, and given upgraded attributes such as improved weapon handling. Upgrades will also become available to vehicles and aircraft in the form of improved weapons, ammo, armor, and engines.

Maps will consist of large roaming areas like those common in Battlefield 1942 with plenty of room for aircraft to maneuver and smaller maps which mainly focus on infantry combat. Maps can either be played individually or strung together in the form of a campaign which will progress the storyline and culminate in a sweeter victory or even more bitter defeat.
In short: a mix between FPS and RTS
The mod really is good fun, but like bingo-bango said, be sure to read the manual first.
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Old 12-03-2007, 01:06 PM   #4
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Has to be the most fun mod i have ever played

Oi! watch it!







Trailer looks cool though - dl'ing it.
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Old 12-03-2007, 01:28 PM   #5
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Old 12-03-2007, 04:36 PM   #6
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I played it, and played Engi. Wow, bad mistake. So I swapped to scout, couldn't do anything...so swap to the other two, and I die with them too. I've still got the game installed, but meh...not that great imho.
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Old 12-03-2007, 07:00 PM   #7
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it's enemy territory source
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it's enemy territory source
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Enemy territory didn't require you to read trough a whole freakn' manual, and was actualy FUN to play...
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Old 12-03-2007, 10:55 PM   #9
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WRAUNG

Enemy territory didn't require you to read trough a whole freakn' manual, and was actualy FUN to play...
My prior experience with ET didn't get in the way of playing Empires without reading the manual. It plays like it, there's no denying it. It's getting too much 'groundbreaking' credit imo though and the game still feels quite dull and sluggish. Why do I constipate when I die? Where are the shots coming from? Why is it such a drag to walk a long distance from spawn to finally reach the other end of a camping spot to die on?
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Trailer looks cool though - dl'ing it.
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Old 12-06-2007, 01:52 PM   #12
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Oi! watch it!

Trailer looks cool though - dl'ing it.

Oi! watch it!


Trailer looks cool though - dl'ing it.





What exactly did you fix other than less spacing?
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i played this, it feelted pretty close to natural selection for moments, but like more slow, except for the tanks, with those things is fun to play and everyone was telling me if i was imitating the accent of the players on purpose (the voices like "i need cover fire") but i just speak like that cos im from another country lol
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