AoM & AoT Stats Error
The installation of Internet Explorer 7 has resulted in a large number of Age of Mythology and Titans players seeing the Error connecting to ESO stats server message when they logged in. Until now, the only fix for this has been uninstalling IE7. Today we have released an updated DLL file that will resolve this error. See this forum post for more information: AOM and AOT Stats Error
Age of Empires III and WarChiefs players have not experienced this problem so do not need this file.
More From Bruce...
There are a couple of new blog updates from Designer Bruce Shelley that may be of interest to you. He has information on the long awaited Age of Empires III board game and a new random map that will soon be released for The WarChiefs called Ozarks! Stop by EnsembleStudios.com for more.
Welcome To WaCkO
Donnie "WaCkO" Thompson joined the Ensemble Studios team in January as a balance tester. You may recognize his name from our Warrior's Path tournament last year in which he was one of the finalists invited here to Ensemble Studios to play The WarChiefs before it hit the shelves. Most recently Donnie has been working on balance recommendations for our upcoming patches for Age of Empires III and The WarChiefs.
ESO Server Maintenance 02/20
The ESO servers are going to be taken offline for regularly scheduled maintenance on 02/20 at 1:00pm GMT (7:00am CST). Server down time is expected to be approximately 15 minutes.
Thank you for your patience as we strive to improve your online experience.
Moving Bruce's Blog
Those of you who have read Bruce Shelley's blog over at the official Age of Empires III website over the last year or so will now find it at EnsembleStudios.com. Bruce began the blog covering the development of Age of Empires III and then The WarChiefs. With the announcement of Halo Wars, Bruce has been covering a wider scope of topics, such as the general goings on at the Studios. Check out Bruce's latest updates: http://www.ensemblestudios.com/blogs/Default.aspx
With the end of the ladder season coming up, we will be paying special attention to point traders over the next couple of weeks. Quite a number of players were banned in the last ladder season for this form of cheating and we will continue to have a zero tolerance policy toward point traders.
We will also be doing a round of bannings for players who attempt to extort ESO account passwords from other players, or otherwise attempt to gain control of another player's account, as well as anyone who uses hacks or cheats.
Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs is amongst the nominees announced for the 10th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards. WarChiefs was recognized in the category of Computer Game of the Year! Members of the Academy will be voting to choose the winners and the awards will be handed out on February 8th at the D.I.C.E Summit conference in Las Vegas.