Heaven's Ladder Re-Opens
The team at AOE3 Heaven has opened their ladder for games once again! There is talk of arranging for day tournaments and prizes in addition to the regular ladder games that will be played. Playing ladder games can be a great way to improve your skill level and learn from other players. Have fun!
Multiplayer Scenario Support Coming
In Bruce's latest blog he touches on the topics of Mulitplayer Scenario Support that is being added in upcoming patches for Age of Empires III and The WarChiefs. This much anticipated feature will add new depth to the game as well as give fans the ability to make mod and tournament maps! Bruce also delves into the lastest HaloWars developments, life at Ensemble Studios, and a Native American art exhibit in Chicago.
As always, visit our blogs section at EnsembleStudios.com for the latest updates from Ensemble Studios game designer Bruce Shelley.
This is a reminder that anyone found point-trading will be both banned and removed from the ladders for the current season. This effort is part of keeping an aggressive stance against anyone that degrades the online play experience of ESO. We would like to remind everyone that we will continue to monitor the ESO servers for malicious players and remove them from online play.
New Forums Live
Our new forums are now live! Existing users can log in with the same username and password that they used in our previous forums. All of your old posts, debates, and rants are still there so feel free to jump in and pick up where you left off.
Forums | 04/18/07
New Forums Rollout
We are beginning the switch over to a new set of forums tomorrow which will look very similar to our old forums, complete with all of the current posts that you've all made. The new forums offer a number of improved features for users such as polls, private messaging, and the ability to hide blocks of forums that you don't wish to see. We hope to make this transition as seamless as possible for you all. Users will be able to log in with the same username and password as the old forum, at which time you'll be prompted to upgrade your forum account by setting a new password.
The transition to our new forums will result in a period of down time for our forums. We hope that this will not last more than 48 hours, but we'll keep you posted on our progress.
Mac Age III Demo
A demo version of Age of Empires III for the Mac is now available for download. The demo allows you to play as two of the game's civilizations, and gives you a look at the start of the campaign, much like the PC demo did. It is a 419MB download, available from Macgamefiles.com.
Source - Macworld | 04/04/07
For the past few weeks, here at Ensemble Studios, we have been banning any users that hack and cheat in online play. We are keeping an aggressive stance against anyone that degrades the experience of our community in ESO. We would like to remind everyone that we will continue to monitor the ESO servers for malicious players and remove them from online play.