I got my gold marketing copy today, probably way later than everyone else being as I’m in Europe, and I was wondering if any of you guys want to play it online? I’m in the UK, though, and so won’t be on much later than midnight GMT (7pm EST), so I’m hoping some of you will be wanting to play during the afternoon :D.
Roma, the largest empire in Europe at the time fell to the English in a single turn. Terrified of the British Scourge, the Germans and Spanish declared war immediately, only to be swept away by the British King’s cunning Bonus Card play. Europe now belonged to the British Empire, and the longbowmen of the Isles turned their attentions westward…to the New World.
I am so not looking forward to playing this game multiplayer on anything less than broadband. I’m sure all the insider types have broadband, but has anyone played it on dial-up? Does it at least make an attempt to not suck up all the bandwidth and spit it back in your face?
I might just have to get broadband for this game. I think I’m with AIM, who needs food when there is entertainment to be had?
I generally find RTS games are the most forgiving for the bandwidth restricted. I played many online games with my old 56k, and found I was only really comfortable with RTS, although TBS games were obviously fine. I’ve got 1mb broadband now, so I can’t say specifically whether RoN plays ok or not, but I’ve not heard any complaints from the beta testers, so I imagine it is just as good as AoC, which was perfectly acceptable.