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  Superman returns! - Official News
  Posted by: Riot on 01-23-2007 @ 10:56 - Source: AgeCommunity
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Okay... it's not really superman but he might as well be. Sandy Peterson is back and bigger than ever ready to answer your questions away.

Here is just some of the big batch of questions recently answered;

) Do you guys balance the game to the average person or for the experts?
A our goal is to to balance it for both. We realize this is difficult. In the cases where we find it impossible, we lean towards the expert.

2) What happened to the Old Coot? Did the Blacks ever find out who he was?
A presumably hes still alive. No.

3) What bonuses were you going to give the Incas?
A they didnt get far enough in the design to get specific bonuses.

4) Why didn't you inlclude something like an elephant mercenary?
A there was a lot of discussion about elephants, and a few people here in ES championed them, but in the end I thought they were just too silly in an American setting. Yes I know we have other silly things, but thats no excuse for one more.

5) Isn't it a bit offensive perceiving the Russians as cheap and expendable?
A I thought they were numerous and effective in battle.

6) Why are the native navies so OP?
A to make them fun to play

7) are you aware that canoes (100 wood) can fish just like fishing boats (100 wood), but they can also transport and attack, so what is the point in building fishing boats?
A Fishing boats are far better at fishing than canoes.

8) if there was an aoe set in ww2, do you think some of the incredibly nasty things (the death camps) be included in the game?
A personally I think it would be highly offensive NOT to face up to the fact that these nasty things existed. I have no interest in whitewashing **** Germany or Imperial Japan. However, I would not have concentration camps be something that players had to build in-game, just like I would not give a Japanese player a bonus for instigating the Nanking Massacre. For one thing, I cant see how these horrors benefited their nations militaries. But there could be a (single-player) scenario in which you liberated a camp, for instance.

9) Have you played, or are you playing, Gears of War?
A I like it.

10) The Tartar Loyalist is the royal guard calv archer for the russians, but weren't the tartar with the ottomens?
A not the Tartar Loyalists.

11) Please, please, please tell me that you can't be serious about considering nerfing the dutch!!!
A dude, calm down. The question was IF we nerfed the Dutch. Not that were going to do so.

12) did you know that the unit from the castel of the celts civ. IS VERY POPULAR?
A Yeah I knew the Woad Raider was a nice unit. Its one reason for the existence of the Redoleroes and Coyote Men in AgeIII because fast infantry are fun.

13) More troops yes or no?
A you mean in Iraq? We have two choices there: give up or try to win. If it is physically possible to win, then I think we are morally obligated to try to do so, which could conceivably mean more troops.

14) Have you been to MGM studion in LA?
A yep

15) Are you just saying that or do you honestly believe that they were not?
A I honestly believe that the Inca were less important, less powerful, and less interesting than the Aztecs. I also realize that this is totally a subjective judgment on my part so theres no point in trying to convince you.

16) Can't there be more than 8 civs, especially considering that you could pretty much map out the units and all that?
A civs are getting harder to do and more complicated with each Age game. They have pretty much reached a career high with TWC, in which we have civs that not only play very differently from each other (Sioux & German are as disparate as any civs in AoM), but we create large home cities. If we tried to keep these principles in a future version of AoK, it seems like it would be hard to have more than 8 civs.

17) what do you prefer more for the next AOE in the sieres, back to the Acient or Medieval times or to ww1, ww2 time period?
A both are interesting to me, but since Ive already worked on ancient & medieval RTS games and Im a big WW1, WW2 buff Id slightly prefer the latter.

18) I just want to know if you guys have made any progress on the people purposely pulling plug problem or the lame lag that results from only 4000 people or less being in the server at any given time.
A The online team is of course looking at both with careful calculation as to how to fix them. They are both esoteric programming problems so I have no personal understanding of what steps would be needed, but I have confidence in those guys.

19) ithink Celts would be better than the scots and Danes,
A Scots ARE Celts

20) I want to ask something about the technical problems your programmers have encountered
A you are asking the wrong guy.

Why not check out the rest here! or even ask a question yourself.

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