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  1. Why so many Alpha stages?

    Before you guys fully hijack the topic: There was a time when I get a little bit irritated when people mock 0 A.D. as a "Forever Alpha" game. But given the trend that Rome 2 Total War started, no-one should mock the game for being an Honest Alpha.
  2. Empires Apart. now is Beta.

    I generally don't like bad omens, but the last month I checked the Empires Apart forums were at least active. Now it's filling up with un-moderated spam... even from last week. You have to wonder how they're gonna fix all this.
  3. Battle of the Game Engines

    There's an old SpringRTS thread that has one of the commenters saying, That comment referred to pyrogenesis around 2010. I don't know what they think of it now.
  4. Rome Legionary

    I'm not sure about unsheathing weapons with the Testudo, but I don't think you can really attack with a formation that's specifically designed against missile fire. Their vulnerability against Shock Cavalry against the Parthians might be an evidence for that, and can't use the anti-Cav formation that Lion showed. Love the maturing development of the animations, BTW.
  5. Rome Legionary

    Dang! I prefered the Mainz variation. That's the "variety" I'm looking for, though. Mainz, Fulham, and Pompeii were used roughly at the same time. But that's too arbitrary as players generally won't look up that close to see the difference anyway.
  6. Rome Legionary

    Take an example stance from this video. It might actually depend on the stance to show how long the gladius should be.
  7. Rome Legionary

    The gladius does look short. But given the condition (the gladius should be short enough to be hidden by the Shield when drawn back), it seems to be just right.
  8. Rome Legionary

    Regarding the idle and ready-to-fight animations. I've been watching the Metatron, and he's been harping that the Iconic Imperial Shield often rested on the shoulder, or at least on the side; its full weight is not being carried by the hand.
  9. 0 A.D. on YouTube

    So far, the differences I've seen presented revolves around: 1. Proprietary vs. Open Source 2. Loyal Fanbase vs. A Community of the RTS Genre
  10. ZeroEmpires already did a review of 0 A.D. (albeit very old). Resonance22 and ZeroEmpires are quite close friends, so I believe he knows that 0 A.D. exists. He just doesn't want to bother with it unless you might be willing to pay him to do it. And besides, like others said, it's too early. There are already concerns that the big youtubers are losing their enthusiasm for this game. Resonance22 might have a similar effect. Edit: In a homophonal note, Resonant (not Resonance22) just did a lively Review. He presented the game in the way of how I looked at 0 A.D. when I first saw it. It's quite refreshing, actually. I just hope that his videos can give the game enough publicity.
  11. 0 A.D. on YouTube

    Majority of comments are praising it. No sarcasm.
  12. 0 A.D. on YouTube

    A little shout-out to the devs. I didn't really think that the svn builds can actually be playable.
  13. Vox Populi - The Ultimate Balance Mod

    What's xp trickle? How does it work?
  14. Vox Populi - The Ultimate Balance Mod

    Can't download the file. It keeps saying that I don't have access to it.
  15. Empires Apart. now is Beta.

    Everytime the devs are silent, I gauge the progress by how active the forums are. So far, things are looking up. How is the beta going?