How does the free-to-play End of Nations actually play?

Title How does the free-to-play End of Nations actually play?
Author Tom Chick
Posted in Games
When February 29, 2012

After spending some time with an early build of End of Nations, I can safely say that it's a bit early to conclude much about how it plays. That last phase of unit balance and interface polish does a lot to a real time strategy game..

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So where does the "persistence" lie in this game? Is there one ginormous map, with thousands of RTS battles going on around it? Or is it something like individual battles with chatrooms a la StarCraft and a persistent general/army to level up?

Because the former sounds like something truly cool, and the latter -- which all reports from said press event make it sound like, probably because that's all the press got to see -- make it sound a little lame.

At least the art direction looks a million times better than that of Rise of Immortals