Age of Empires II: HD Edition

Age of Empires II: HD Edition

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Siddha Aug 12, 2013 @ 11:40am
Is it worth it?
If you already have the original game & expansion?
Is the upgrade well made and bug free & stable etc?

Are the online competitive players switching to HD?
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Bobmonkey07 Aug 12, 2013 @ 1:54pm 
It may be worth it, but I can't convince myself to buy it unless it drops at least to the price I can get the original for as its base price rather than sale price.
Biz Aug 12, 2013 @ 1:59pm 
it has bugs which the original does not

as for your other question, it depends

Steam is for playing against people
the other places are for playing against accounts
TheTemplars Aug 12, 2013 @ 2:10pm 
This place will be the only place to play cpompetiive multiplayer eventually, also this is the only place to play AOE2 HD, also its supported by microsoft and skybox aswell as AoFE developers whom are working on this daily.
-Dare Devil/x/ Aug 12, 2013 @ 2:52pm 
-It may have bugs the original does not.

-It may have fixes the original does not.

-Depends who you talk to.

-Overall I think it was worth the investment.

-You definitely should buy it.
Last edited by -Dare Devil/x/; Aug 12, 2013 @ 6:54pm
tangibleLime Aug 12, 2013 @ 6:45pm 
Don't buy it. Bugs, bugs, and more bugs. And the development team seems to just ignore them, or add more features that just make more bugs... to the point where I cannot honestly believe that this software is put through any sort of testing beyond "hey did that thing work?" "kinda". But don't worry, they are focusing on the important things--for example, they made the background of the unique units in the tech tree purple... truly a key point for the release notes.
Yossarian Aug 12, 2013 @ 7:37pm 
If you got the money on hand, go ahead, buy it. Or you could wait for a sale, but you really screwed up because it was like 50% or 75% off a few weeks ago.
At first i was quite critical of it, but that have improved many things since they originally released it.
The mods are nice and easy to use. There are always many willing players for online multiplayer. The graphics are mostly nice, and texture packs can make them even better.
Shinkichon Aug 12, 2013 @ 8:14pm 
Long story short: The gaming experience on (where you would play the original game) is still better, but HD seems to be catching up fast.
Last edited by Shinkichon; Aug 12, 2013 @ 8:15pm
Yossarian Aug 12, 2013 @ 8:41pm 
Originally posted by Genette:
Long story short: The gaming experience on (where you would play the original game) is still better, but HD seems to be catching up fast.
Voobly is overly competitive and it is hard to get a nice game going. I have spent up to an hour trying to fill a lobby on voobly and it rarely takes more than 10 minutes on steam.
And if you want voobly to work with full screen you have to pay for it anyway, much more than the hd edition if i recall.
Shinkichon Aug 12, 2013 @ 8:45pm 
Sunday evening there were some 2000 people playng AoC in the different lobbies. I'm hosting 4v4 Arabia games at 1600+ level most of the time and can't complain (meaning it takes longer on HD to get a balanced game).

The OP was also asking about the competitive community: Clearly no, not yet.

@Biz: "the other places are for playing against accounts"
for an educated person like yourself thats quite a one-dimensional statement. It might take a while to be able to know what to make of a player on voobly, but if you play people with less than 20 games on the respective account, then it's clearly the host's fault.
Last edited by Shinkichon; Aug 12, 2013 @ 8:55pm
Yossarian Aug 12, 2013 @ 9:12pm 
I found voobly very odd. It is extremely competitive and everyone is all about ranking and will only play with people of the right rank. They are very discriminatory and it is not a fun place to play games. The ranks are taken too seriously and people judge and make fun of others for having a low rank or for playing in new player's lobby.
Many people do try to mess with their ranks and it is hard to know what ranks to take seriously.
I was considered a noob on voobly and on the HD edition I kick everyone's♥♥♥♥♥unless everyone teams up against me, go figure.
Shinkichon Aug 12, 2013 @ 9:22pm 
Jack: that might be very true for the main lobbies of RM and CS. The New Players lobbies are more easy-going. And as I checked your voobly profile before, I think you won't be having too much fun in Medieval Siege - I have to concede.
Yossarian Aug 12, 2013 @ 9:58pm 
I think people go about this game all wrong, especially on voobly. It isn't supposed to be about team games, rushing and trying to get a high ranking, it is about strategy, diplomatic relations, struggles for resources and control, and building a succesful empire that will "stand the test of time".
I don't even bother with 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, and 4v4 games anymore. I play diplomcy games where alliances are made and alliances are broken, where empires rise and empires fall.
Biz Aug 12, 2013 @ 10:02pm 
i think you have confused civilization with age of empires
Shinkichon Aug 12, 2013 @ 11:42pm 
I always wondered how people brand "rush" a noob thing to do and then consider themselves strategical masterminds :S
Last edited by Shinkichon; Aug 13, 2013 @ 12:21am
TheTemplars Aug 13, 2013 @ 12:48am 
Should you buy the game?

In a nutshell, there are bugs yes and the game is very playable indeed and great fun!
All of the bugs mentioned still get posted on voobly forums daily meaning, you can't please everyone all the time.

Yes you should buy it, its well worth the money for the simple fact that, its official and very well supported. The steam worskshop is fantastic and with the correct mods installed it actually feels like an AoE4.

Fantastic leaderboard website and statistics.

It is very very cheap indeed and worth every penny in my opinion. There has never been a better time to start playing this great game again.

Patches are being released regular addressing known concearns.
Last edited by TheTemplars; Aug 13, 2013 @ 12:50am
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