Age of Empires Online
- CPU: Dual Core 2GHz
- RAM: 1 GB (Windows XP) / 1.5 GB ( Vista / 7 32- bit) / 2.5 GB (Win 7 64 -bit)
- Hard disk: 5 GB
- Graphics: 128 MB with Shader Model 2 support
History of development
It was released on August 16, 2011. Originally the game was developed by Robot Entertainment. On 24 February 2011 it was announced that it was acquired by Gas Powered Games, the developer of Supreme Commander. The game is run by Microsoft. The development was stopped in early 2013.
Furthermore, it was announced by Microsoft that also the service of Age of Empires Online is finally set by the shutdown of Games for Windows Live on July 1, 2014. Since the August 22, 2013 it is no longer possible to free Basispiel buy so-called premium content to do so.
AoEO is a free-to -play game that can be downloaded for free via the online distribution platforms Games for Windows Live and Steam. Through various fee-based premium packages the game can be expanded. After the purchase, as are, for example, special items, more campaigns ( " quests" ) and units available. Available are these packages in the Games for Windows Live Marketplace and on Steam. In addition, the premium version of the Greeks is available as a retail version at retail. This includes a reference card for keyboard shortcuts, a limited edition poster and Advisor cards.
Age of Empires Online plays like its predecessor, but with typical MMO elements. Each player has his own city, he can continue to expand throughout the game. This represents the player and serves as the starting point for all adventures in AoEO. Each city is home to Quest NPCs that provide the player constantly with new tasks. By completed quests you get experience and other rewards. Unlike in the previous parts are not at the beginning of the game all the technologies and units. After reaching a certain number of points the player rises to a level ( "Level" ) and then in the palace distribute various skill points. The game level is determined, among other things, to what age you can ascend. With advanced ages and technologies, new units and buildings are available. In addition, one can from raw captured objects ( "Items" ) to manufacture and sell these to other players.
The players stand in the premium version more playable civilizations available.
Players can choose from several premium packages to choose from, which can be purchased in the game 's shop, on the Games for Windows Live website or on Steam. Players can choose from among other decorations for his capital and the additional package ( " add-on " ) The defense of Crete available; In this, the player must defend against waves of invaders. In addition, the respective civilizations are available as premium culture available. The player obtains access to better items, consultants, more space for the objects and the full technology tree.