Archive 2.2008


power rating ladderLadder Season

The medals for the ladder season will be handed out today, congratulations to those of you who made it to the top! The new ladders are going online now, and we're trying a shorter season this time, just two months long.

For the next round of ladders we're going to try some possible changes that might include adding in some new ladders and removing the civilization specific ladders. The civ specific ladders are fairly easily gamed despite our repeated bannings of players for abusing the system. Let us know what you think of these changes.

02/27/08


itburnsusDeathmatch Bannings

The ladder season is ending and we will be removing point traders and other nefarious players so that those of you who worked hard for your medals will be awarded.

Those of you who play Deathmatch games in Asian Dynasties likely know that there is a bug that allows the Asian civilizations to be able to break the rules and advance to the fifth age. Players who are reported to age3.abuse@ensemblestudios.com for exploiting this will be removed from the ladders and if they continue to use it they will be banned. Screenshots or recorded games will be required, so make sure you take them and attach them to your e-mail.

02/26/08


Bruce_ShelleyBlogging Bruce

More blog updates from Ensemble Studios designer Bruce Shelley as he talks of an Age of Mythology AI study, a day in the life of Age III design lead Greg "DeathShrimp" Street, and more.

Bruce's Blog | 02/19/08


updateNightScr3aM Wins Smackdown Invitational

Congratulations to NightScr3aM on winning Age Sanctuary's Smackdown invitational tournament earlier this month. As is the Smackdown tradition, the game settings were a little different. The settings for this event were fast speed, five cards in your deck for each age and only the Portuguese, British, and German civilizations were available to be used. NaturePhoenix and Jidba rounded out the top three players.

Age Sanctuary | 02/18/08


workESO Server Maintenance 2/12

The ESO servers are going to be taken offline for regularly scheduled maintenance on 2/12 at 1:00pm GMT (7:00am CST). Server down time is expected to be approximately 2 hours.

Thank you for your patience as we strive to improve your online experience.

02/11/08


Oh it's on!ESL Clan Ladder

Thanks to the guys at Age Sanctuary for the heads up on the Electronic Sports League's new clan war ladder for The Asian Dynasties. The competition is open to clans all over the world, so gather your team! Check the rules here for settings and map selection, and best of luck!

ESL League Sign-up | 02/04/08