Rise of Nations: Is the Conquer the World mode randomized?

Are the starting positions, resources, battle maps, etc., randomized so the game plays differently every time? I’m only talking about the Conquer the World portion; I know the skirmish games can be random.

No, CtW is not randomized. For instance, there will always be salt in Saudi Arabia, whales in Japan, and a supply center in Germany. What is ‘random’ is the way nations expand and fight.



Thanks for the reply. When you attack an adjacent territory, is a random map generated on the fly or are all the battle maps predetermined?

Maps are generated on the fly. I believe they’re also generated according to the location (i.e. desert maps in Arabia, jungle on the Amazon basin, etc.).