From my perspective, I just don't see how AJE could be anything other
than a Roman antiquity-based game! It's an era for which AGEod hasn't yet released an AGE game; and we're told that the game's scenarios will span vast periods of time. From the dawn of classical antiquity to the middle ages certainly fits the bill, wouldn't you agree? Furthermore, there's the implicit hint that we've been given, of a unifying language, across that gulf of time.
I can't think of anything comparable, with the possible exception of China. (Or Ethiopia.
What else could it be?
Whether I'm wrong or right, I just cannot wait
for the game, whatever it is! What PT has told us about the game reveals a totally new direction for AGEod, and the implications are just breath-taking!
Consider how PoN is AGEod's most complex game, to date. It took years
to develop. (Unless I'm mistaken, its development began in 2007.) This new
approach will enable a progressive layering and refinement of AJE that may someday make PoN pale, in comparison... even in all of its richness, depth, and beauty. And yet, we'll be playing it
while it's growing into something with a scope and depth unseen in AGEod games, before. Best of all, perhaps, it will all be done with the historical accuracy for which AGEod is renowned.
One of the many things which makes AGEod distinctive is the interaction between the company and the public. The company releases a great new game, and then that game is progressively refined by its fans through patches and mods. Those fans who volunteer to help tend to be people who love the game, have expertise in it, and have great ideas of how to make it even better. The company rewards this loyalty with unparalleled support. It is a graceful dance that we do, and its form is both elegant and beautiful. The results speak for themselves.
That is why I deeply believe that if this game succeeds, if it is well received, then our unique, productive, artistic
synergy of "AGEod and us" will create something that will be truly epic: a fine-tuned, historically correct epochal game of great depth and artistic beauty that is unlike anything in the history of wargames.
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PS "Thanks", unless
it's about a thousand years of nothing-but-Ethiopian carnage, OK?