Jinx wrote:I think for the majority of the boards on Paradox, you don't need to be a member to read them. Its just this specific Off Topic Board that needs it, which isn't great.
I actually didn't know Ageod was part of Paradox, thats pretty interesting. Too bad they hadn't stayed, they would likely have had a bigger budget to work with mayhaps.
No idea why. But I am pretty sure that in the past I could read RUS and RoP AARs in Paradox forum without being a member.
I do not know the internal details, but in short this is the story:
Ageod started as an independent company (BOA, AACW, NCP).
Then things went wrong, WW1, mainly PON?, and Paradox started to supervise Ageod, well probably the Studio was just bought.
There was a brief period of time when Pocus and PhilThib worked with the Paradox engine, and they were going to release a Napoleonic game (March of the Eagles).
But something happened, perhaps just that they did not want to use another engine, and Slitherine/Matrix finally controlled Ageod.
The irony is that now the new Slitherine engine is pretty similar to Paradox', or so seems to me, graphically at least, the same "giants" or "3D monsters" as I called them in its day.
Sorry pantsukki, this is completely off-topic