Age of Empires Online adding Babylon, another booster

Age of Empires Online is adding a Babylonian civilization and the Fertile Crescent booster pack later this month.

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Age of Empires Online is adding another pro civilization and a booster pack later this month as downloadable content. The Babylon civilization and Fertile Crescent booster pack are due August 16, for 900 and 450 Empire Points, respectively.

Eurogamer reports that the Babylonian civilization is focused on money-making prowess and can build a strong economy quickly. To this end, it adds an Ox Cart as a mobile storehouse, letting you deposit resources easier without rebuilding several storehouses.

In terms of military strength, the Babylonians can use a Seige Tower, which fires ranged arrows while hiding the units inside. Shield Bearers can withstand shield damage but are vulnerable to anti-infantry melee, and Lancers are anti-infantry cavalry with the ability to close gaps quickly. The culture also comes with a Ziggurat (to more from Age one to two), Gardens (to raise research and unit production speed). They can also build clay walls.

The Fertile Crescent booster adds 30 new quests for users level 20 and over, and repeatable scaling quests up to level 40. It also adds AI-controlled co-op quests in case none of your friends are around at the time.

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    August 9, 2012 2:45 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Age of Empires Online adding Babylon, another booster.

    Age of Empires Online is adding a Babylonian civilization and the Fertile Crescent booster pack later this month.

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      August 9, 2012 4:01 PM

      I apologize for my stupidity, but what kind of game is AoEO anyway? Is it at all playable as a single player RTS?

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        August 9, 2012 4:03 PM

        Mostly. There are some very hard missions that are recommended co-op, and a few PvP and co-op achievements. Other than that, you can keep to yourself most of the time. I actually got in when the getting was good for paid DLC, instead of this empire points crap.

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        August 9, 2012 4:10 PM

        absolutely, and its pretty fun too :D

        http://store.steampowered.com/app/105430

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        August 9, 2012 4:12 PM

        Yeah, you can play SP for a LOT of the game, and then pull in Co-op players for >80% of the missions too.

        As an AOE game, I feel that it pulls a fair amount from each game in the franchise, and has a cutesy art style as well.

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          August 9, 2012 4:13 PM

          Disclaimer: You're going to want to look at each civilization and figure out what you want to play...and then get the "Premium" version of that civ. However, I think it's well worth it and it is fairly cheap for what was over 60 hours (I only got the Celtic civ).

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            August 9, 2012 4:20 PM

            I thought all the extra civs were free now? do you have to earn them or something?

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              August 9, 2012 4:21 PM

              If they've changed something since early this year, I'm not aware of it. My disclaimer might be outdated.

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                August 9, 2012 4:43 PM

                Yes, you have to buy them with in-game "Empire Points", now. Which is why I said above about buying the Civs when you still could.

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                  August 9, 2012 4:44 PM

                  And by buy them, I meant with MS points before they converted the currency and tech tree systems.

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      August 9, 2012 4:13 PM

      What we really is need is an Age of Empires IV :(

      I played the shit out of RoR, AoE, AoE2, AoM, AoE3 etc etc...ugh miss those games.
      Way better than Starcraft in my world.