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  •  12-22-2010, 1:05 PM 905469
    Aloysius Aloysius is not online. Last active: 12-10-2013, 4:46 PM
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    Subject: Microsoft Games Colonizes AgeCommunity
    Hello Everyone,

    I have some important news for all Age of Empires/Mythology fans.  As of today, Microsoft Games will be taking over administration of AgeCommunity.com and Robot Entertainment will continue to operate ESO for the time being.

    Ryz0n is the new admin from Microsoft Games and will be taking over all of my previous duties here on AgeComm.  He’ll be handling tech support in that forum, as well as moderating and answering other questions.

     Please welcome him.

    -Aloysius

  •  12-22-2010, 1:24 PM 905477 in reply to 905469
    zorc17 zorc17 is not online. Last active: 11 Feb 2014, 3:12 PM
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    Subject: Re: Microsoft Games Colonizes AgeCommunity
    Aloysius:
    Hello Everyone,

    I have some important news for all Age of Empires/Mythology fans.  As of today, Microsoft Games will be taking over administration of AgeCommunity.com and Robot Entertainment will continue to operate ESO for the time being.

    Ryz0r is the new admin from Microsoft Games and will be taking over all of my previous duties here on AgeComm.  He’ll be handling tech support in that forum, as well as moderating and answering other questions.

     Please welcome him.

    -Aloysius

    So? let me get this straight. you're leaveing and Rys0r is the new mod of agecomm?

    also RE is giveing aoe3 to microsoft? only? and RE is gonna give ESO to micro osft games in the future?


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  •  12-22-2010, 1:30 PM 905479 in reply to 905469
    Ryz0n Ryz0n is not online. Last active: 01-19-2014, 12:36 PM
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    Subject: Re: Microsoft Games Colonizes AgeCommunity

    Hey everyone,

    As Aloysius mentioned –the folks here at MGS are transitioning into supporting the AOE community.  Along those lines, I’ll be working on forum administration, account support, and generally keeping everything running as well as possible.  Our goal, as we move through the transition period, is to make the user experience change very little and have the service chug along without any issues into the foreseeable future. I’ll be coming up to speed and working with Robot on the community, server issues, and support for the titles. 

    I know many of you have been in the community contributing for years, and change brings opportunities and new challenges to the table.  Please don’t hesitate to give me a yell if there’s anything I can do to help; it’s what I’m here for.  Still, though it may be the holiday season; I’m not Santa.  Anyone who was banned previously – I don’t have ‘get out of jail free’ cards to hand out. 

    A brief background about me; I’ve been doing administrative work on forums for the better part of a decade, with over 6 years of that game industry related.  I’m an avid gamer across a variety of titles; mostly PC and Xbox based.  For the more serious gamers out there, you’ll be happy to know I do have a competitive background – personally playing Halo PC, Quake 4, and PGR3 in tournaments; even managing several teams across multiple games.  While I’m a far cry from competitive when it comes to AOE, I find RTS titles thrilling to watch and certainly have no trouble following the action. I’m very excited to become a part of this community and look forward to interacting with everyone here. 

    Obviously part of the job is forum moderation, and I don’t think you’ll see any surprises here.   I’ll be working with Aloysius during the transition period for a bit and ideally you won’t notice much of a difference when it comes to administrative styles.  Again, feel free to shoot me a message if you have any concerns. 

     

    All the best,

    -Ryz0n

  •  12-22-2010, 1:34 PM 905481 in reply to 905479
    zorc17 zorc17 is not online. Last active: 11 Feb 2014, 3:12 PM
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    Subject: Re: Microsoft Games Colonizes AgeCommunity
    Ryz0n:

    Hey everyone,

    As Aloysius mentioned –the folks here at MGS are transitioning into supporting the AOE community.  Along those lines, I’ll be working on forum administration, account support, and generally keeping everything running as well as possible.  Our goal, as we move through the transition period, is to make the user experience change very little and have the service chug along without any issues into the foreseeable future. I’ll be coming up to speed and working with Robot on the community, server issues, and support for the titles. 

    I know many of you have been in the community contributing for years, and change brings opportunities and new challenges to the table.  Please don’t hesitate to give me a yell if there’s anything I can do to help; it’s what I’m here for.  Still, though it may be the holiday season; I’m not Santa.  Anyone who was banned previously – I don’t have ‘get out of jail free’ cards to hand out. 

    A brief background about me; I’ve been doing administrative work on forums for the better part of a decade, with over 6 years of that game industry related.  I’m an avid gamer across a variety of titles; mostly PC and Xbox based.  For the more serious gamers out there, you’ll be happy to know I do have a competitive background – personally playing Halo PC, Quake 4, and PGR3 in tournaments; even managing several teams across multiple games.  While I’m a far cry from competitive when it comes to AOE, I find RTS titles thrilling to watch and certainly have no trouble following the action. I’m very excited to become a part of this community and look forward to interacting with everyone here. 

    Obviously part of the job is forum moderation, and I don’t think you’ll see any surprises here.   I’ll be working with Aloysius during the transition period for a bit and ideally you won’t notice much of a difference when it comes to administrative styles.  Again, feel free to shoot me a message if you have any concerns. 

     

    All the best,

    -Ryz0n

    Welcome to Agecomm!


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  •  12-22-2010, 1:52 PM 905482 in reply to 905481
    gs gs is not online. Last active: 29/01/2014, 11:43 PM
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    Subject: Re: Microsoft Games Colonizes AgeCommunity

    do you at least play aoe :(

    we haven't had a moderator on these forums that actually plays the game in a year

    !! wow we can delete our own posts now?? that's handy 


  •  12-22-2010, 1:58 PM 905483 in reply to 905482
    zorc17 zorc17 is not online. Last active: 11 Feb 2014, 3:12 PM
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    Subject: Re: Microsoft Games Colonizes AgeCommunity
    gs:

    do you at least play aoe :(

    we haven't had a moderator on these forums that actually plays the game in a year

    !! wow we can delete our own posts now?? that's handy 

    Woah.. no kidding i like this..

    yea do u play aoe?


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  •  12-22-2010, 2:08 PM 905484 in reply to 905482
    Ryz0n Ryz0n is not online. Last active: 01-19-2014, 12:36 PM
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    Subject: Re: Microsoft Games Colonizes AgeCommunity
    gs:

    do you at least play aoe :(

    we haven't had a moderator on these forums that actually plays the game in a year

    !! wow we can delete our own posts now?? that's handy 

    I prefer the PVE / Campaign side of the games, and have been through the story several times over the years.  Since my micro is hardly up to snuff to be competitive, I tend to have more fun doing the turtle + swarm....which pretty much never works out well in a PVP setting.  If you see me on eso though, the  best bet is that I'll just be making sure things are running smoothly - even here we sadly can't justify just playing games during the workday ;) 

  •  12-22-2010, 2:14 PM 905485 in reply to 905484
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    Subject: Re: Microsoft Games Colonizes AgeCommunity

    I hope Microsoft does better with this community website than the disaster when Microsoft took over HaloWars.com from Robot. Almost a year later and still the Halo Wars community is unhappy and left with a broken game, and a shut down community website.

    If Microsoft is continuing support for ESO, why is this change in administration necessary?


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  •  12-22-2010, 2:35 PM 905489 in reply to 905484
    zorc17 zorc17 is not online. Last active: 11 Feb 2014, 3:12 PM
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    Subject: Re: Microsoft Games Colonizes AgeCommunity
    Ryz0n:
    gs:

    do you at least play aoe :(

    we haven't had a moderator on these forums that actually plays the game in a year

    !! wow we can delete our own posts now?? that's handy 

    I prefer the PVE / Campaign side of the games, and have been through the story several times over the years.  Since my micro is hardly up to snuff to be competitive, I tend to have more fun doing the turtle + swarm....which pretty much never works out well in a PVP setting.  If you see me on eso though, the  best bet is that I'll just be making sure things are running smoothly - even here we sadly can't justify just playing games during the workday ;) 

    why not play at home.. man that would be a nice job.. do notta but play and test video games all day^^ wouldnt that be da life?

    Zorc17
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  •  12-22-2010, 3:21 PM 905496 in reply to 905489
    austinthebrutal austinthebrutal is not online. Last active: 03-13-2014, 10:14 PM
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    Subject: Re: Microsoft Games Colonizes AgeCommunity

    I hope this new moderator doesn't let the power go to his head like the last one we had.

     

    JK

     

    But seriously, don't ban me bro!


  •  12-22-2010, 3:31 PM 905497 in reply to 905485
    Ryz0n Ryz0n is not online. Last active: 01-19-2014, 12:36 PM
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    Subject: Re: Microsoft Games Colonizes AgeCommunity
    deanparkr:

    I hope Microsoft does better with this community website than the disaster when Microsoft took over HaloWars.com from Robot. Almost a year later and still the Halo Wars community is unhappy and left with a broken game, and a shut down community website.

    If Microsoft is continuing support for ESO, why is this change in administration necessary?

     deanparkr

    I have no direct insights in the halo wars transition or folks here at MGS behind it, and thus can't provide a comparitive analysis.  I'm not here to make any radical changes to agecomm, with any luck the switchover will be seemless from the community's perspective. 

     Robot has several projects they are working on, including the Age of Empires Online title, and this switch simply allows them to rearrange their resources into the most efficient configuration.  We want to make sure that the legacy age titles retain support while allowing Robot to be nible between projects.

     

     

    Zorc

    That job would be mostly descriptive of the game testing roles throughout the industry.  And as appealing as that sounds, bug testing can be a bit less exciting than it may sound at first.  Imagine playing the first campaign level 50 times during a day, knowing it'll break at least half of the time....and whenever it breaks you've got to document everything.  I'm not terribly envious of the playtesters.

     If you find a job just sittin around playing whatever released titles you feel like, don't let anyone pinch you because its probably just a dream. :p

     

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  •  12-22-2010, 3:57 PM 905503 in reply to 905497
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    Welcome to agecomm RyzOn!
  •  12-23-2010, 4:52 AM 905558 in reply to 905497
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    Subject: Re: Microsoft Games Colonizes AgeCommunity
    Ryz0n:
    deanparkr:

    I hope Microsoft does better with this community website than the disaster when Microsoft took over HaloWars.com from Robot. Almost a year later and still the Halo Wars community is unhappy and left with a broken game, and a shut down community website.

    If Microsoft is continuing support for ESO, why is this change in administration necessary?

    Zorc

    That job would be mostly descriptive of the game testing roles throughout the industry.  And as appealing as that sounds, bug testing can be a bit less exciting than it may sound at first.  Imagine playing the first campaign level 50 times during a day, knowing it'll break at least half of the time....and whenever it breaks you've got to document everything.  I'm not terribly envious of the playtesters.

     If you find a job just sittin around playing whatever released titles you feel like, don't let anyone pinch you because its probably just a dream. :p


    That's why we all want to become a balance tester Big Smile

    Also, you have the wrong motivation IMO, most people come to improve, you just want it to stay in the same rather bad way...

    Does this actually mean you now have the right to bring out new patches (only good thing possibly) ? 


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  •  12-23-2010, 5:35 AM 905565 in reply to 905482
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    Subject: Re: Microsoft Games Colonizes AgeCommunity

    i remember seeing Cosy on Fan patch once GoodSpeed, except he did a runner just when I was going to join  Wink

    Welcome though Ryz0n  :)

     

     


  •  12-23-2010, 8:12 AM 905580 in reply to 905565
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    Subject: Re: Microsoft Games Colonizes AgeCommunity

    Welcome to AgeComm. :)

     

    Man, I miss the times when mods used to play regularly. :) 


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