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Expansion Soundtrack Preview & More news from the front!

February 27, 2015 -

In today’s journal Michiel van den Bos discusses the soundtrack for the upcoming expansion, and we a small update of little bits and pieces we’ve been working on. First, the Maestro in his own words: When starting work on this expansion, I had to keep three things in mind: Necromancer, Frostling and Tigran. Each race
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Dev Journal: Vassals and Enhanced Diplomacy

February 20, 2015 -

After the previous weeks saw some journals heavy on content, this week’s journals is about indepth underlying mechanics. Race Relations Relations are now tracked per race, making decisions about who you make war with much more important.  Declaring war on an Elven city might give you a quick conquest, but don’t expect your Elven citizens
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Dev Journal: Structures of Frost and Darkness

February 13, 2015 -

Today we take a look at a selection of new locations for the upcoming expansion. This set is associated with the cold north and the awakening of dark necromantic powers in the world of Athla. Necromancer’s Circle:  A site where forbidden rituals took place. Stop the undead from spawning and find necromantic artifacts. Protected by
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Upcoming Beta & Mac/Linux Update

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This is an announcement that we’ll have a public Steam Beta for the Update/Patch 1.5 in a couple of weeks. This free update will launch officially together with the upcoming expansion. It will be loaded with new features such as Diplomatic AI profiles, overhauled diplomatic relations and you’ll be able to test the awesome new
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Dev Journal: The Tigrans Part I

February 6, 2015 -

Yes – we have another race lined up for you for the upcoming expansion, and as many of you have already guessed that race is the Tigrans! These warmth loving cat people make for a great contrast with the Frostlings (we already have some cool terraforming maps in development)  Also with their Egyptian inspired culture,
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Grey Guard and Keeper of Peace Specializations

January 30, 2015 -

Hi there!  Because this new expansion is so big, we still have more development journals to bring you before we can announce it (and you can play it ) . There’ll be a video, name, and full feature list presented at least a month before release.  Today we’ll be discussing the Grey Guard and Keeper
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Dev Journal: The return of PBEM multiplayer

January 23, 2015 -

We are bringing back the PBEM system, a classic turn-based game mode that offers you an option to experience AoW multiplayer in short brackets of time, in your free moments during the day. The new Multiplayer menu. The numerical symbol means there is one PBEM sessions turn waiting for you. As game developers who have
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Dev Journal: The new Leaders in 3D!

January 16, 2015 -

Hi there! In today’s Development Journal we’re taking a look at the new Leader 3D assets.  The art team has been hard at work on this for months, and is now nearly done creating all the race-class combos and an unprecedented set of extra customization options for the upcoming expansion.  Note You can click on
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Dev Journal: ShadowBorn Specialization

January 9, 2015 -

The upcoming DLC isn’t complete with new things to specialize your leader in. Today we reveal the Shadowborn specialization, which has its sinister skills distributed over Adept and Mastery levels. First a bit of Lore. [CAMPAIGN SPOILER] The secret society called Shadowborn have been integral in setting up the conflict between the Elven Court and
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Dev Journal: New Race Upgrade System

January 2, 2015 -

[Update 3 March '15] : Race Command has been extended to be part of a bigger system and renamed to Race Governance. It will be part of the upcoming expansion and not released with a free patch. Happy New Year!  Today we resume our Dev Journals,  this time it is one of the new mechanics
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