History VideoGame / RiseOfNations

24th Mar '17 5:08:29 PM Gosicrystal
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* LostForever: Once a wonder is built, nobody else can build it and others who were also building it (but didn't complete it first) lose all their progress. Also once a wonder is destroyed, it cannot be rebuilt by anyone. See GameBreaker above for problems with this.



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* PermanentlyMissableContent: Once a wonder is built, nobody else can build it and others who were also building it (but didn't complete it first) lose all their progress. Also, once a wonder is destroyed, it cannot be rebuilt by anyone.
16th Mar '17 8:19:56 AM amitakartok
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* SchmuckBait: During the pacification of Greece in the Alexander campaign, upon defeating Thebes and Athens, your advisors remark that Sparta looks quite beefy and may not be worth the effort. They instead recommend that you make peace with them and doing so will end the mission immediately. If you choose to fight, they reiterate that this isn't a good idea and a few minutes later, the game asks if you ''really'' want to go ahead with it, even giving you a "don't say we didn't warn you" if you insist. Thing is, if you listen to your advisors and choose peace, then every single battle ''for the rest of the campaign'' will see whatever enemy you're fighting getting Spartan reinforcements just a few minutes into the battle, with the game explicitly rubbing it into your face every single time that ''"perhaps it was a mistake not to crush them earlier"''.
22nd Nov '16 8:32:53 PM zarpaulus
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* NuclearNullifier: The SDI (Strategic Defense Initiative) renders the builder unable to be attacked by nukes. However, it also sets the Nuclear Winter Counter to 1.
8th Nov '16 2:47:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* AmericaIsStillAColony: In the "New Wold" campaign, the players can deviate from history quite heavily, including the European colonial powers (especially Britain) keeping the United States from gaining independence.
15th Aug '16 9:52:38 PM NightShade96
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* EarlyBirdBoss: In the Alexander campaign, if you consider attacking the Perains before uniting Greece, your advisors will warn you that it "will bring the might of the Persian Empire down upon us", and suggest you unite Greece first.
* EasyLevelTrick: In Conquer the World mode weaker territories can be seized using only your starting troops, ingoring base building entirely.

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* EarlyBirdBoss: In the Alexander campaign, if you consider attacking the Perains Persians before uniting Greece, your advisors will warn you that it "will bring the might of the Persian Empire down upon us", and suggest you unite Greece first.
* EasyLevelTrick: In the Conquer the World mode mode, weaker territories can be seized using only your starting troops, ingoring ignoring base building entirely.



* GarrisonableStructures: Cities can raise an alarm to take cover, at which time citizens will garrison themselves in a nearby city, tower or fort and use guns or bows to defend themselves. Scholars generate the Knowledge resource when garrisoned in a University, and can be moved from one to the next. Oil platforms require a worker to garrison him/herself inside to function. Almost every military building can also be garrisoned to some heal units at a faster rate then others (barracks for infantry, stables/auto plants for cavalry/tanks and siege factories/factories for artillery and supply wagons) some simply hold units (airbases, missile silos) while others just get an increase in firepower (towers, forts and cites).

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* GarrisonableStructures: Cities can raise an alarm to take cover, at which time citizens will garrison themselves in a nearby city, tower or fort and use guns or bows to defend themselves. Scholars generate the Knowledge resource when garrisoned in a University, and can be moved from one to the next. Oil platforms require a worker to garrison him/herself inside to function. Almost every military building can also be garrisoned to some heal units at a faster rate then than others (barracks for infantry, stables/auto plants for cavalry/tanks and siege factories/factories for artillery and supply wagons) wagons), some simply hold units (airbases, missile silos) silos), while others just get an increase in firepower (towers, forts and cites).



** Averted for units of the same category. More advanced units are almost guaranteed to be superior to their less technological versions, eventually leading to CurbStompBattle situations in your favor if you're moved up the tech tree enough...Except for naval units, which inexplicably gain relatively minor increases in stats, even into the transition from [[WoodenShipsAndIronMen wooden]] to metal ships.
** However, played straight for hard counters if the circumstances are right. You can still have the situation where a spearman beats a tank, because Heavy Infantry is the hard counter to Heavy Cavalry. On the other hand, motorized vehicles are [[RealityEnsues more likely to gun down any approaching spearman]] before they get the chance.

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** Averted for units of the same category. More advanced units are almost guaranteed to be superior to their less technological versions, eventually leading to CurbStompBattle situations in your favor if you're moved up the tech tree enough...Except except for naval units, which inexplicably gain relatively minor increases in stats, even into with the transition from [[WoodenShipsAndIronMen wooden]] to metal ships.
** However, played straight for hard counters if the circumstances are right. You can still have the situation where a spearman beats a tank, because Heavy Infantry is the hard counter to Heavy Cavalry. On the other hand, motorized vehicles are [[RealityEnsues more likely to gun down any approaching spearman]] spearmen]] before they get the chance.
10th Jul '16 1:38:23 AM NightShade96
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On April 28, 2004, Big Huge Games released the ''Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots'' expansion, featuring new civilizations, campaigns, and game mechanics. Later that year, a Gold edition of ''Rise of Nations'' was released, which included both the original and the expansion. In 2006, a SpiritualSuccessor, ''Rise of Nations: VideoGame/RiseOfLegends'' was released, but instead of a historical game, ''Rise of Legends'' turned more towards fantasy elements (similarly to what VideoGame/AgeOfMythology was to VideoGame/AgeOfEmpires), creating a world where fantasy and technology coexisted. ''Rise of Nations: Extended Edition'' was released on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} on June 12 2014, featuring both the original and expansion pack with enhanced graphics, Twitch integration, and reworked multiplayer. With this causing a revival of the games fan base and fan sites, the game is more popular than it has been for years.

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On April 28, 2004, Big Huge Games released the ''Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots'' expansion, featuring new civilizations, campaigns, and game mechanics. Later that year, a Gold edition of ''Rise of Nations'' was released, which included both the original and the expansion. In 2006, a SpiritualSuccessor, ''Rise of Nations: VideoGame/RiseOfLegends'' was released, but instead of a historical game, ''Rise of Legends'' turned more towards fantasy elements (similarly to what VideoGame/AgeOfMythology was to VideoGame/AgeOfEmpires), creating a world where fantasy and technology coexisted. ''Rise of Nations: Extended Edition'' was released on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} on June 12 2014, featuring both the original and expansion pack with enhanced graphics, Twitch integration, and reworked multiplayer. With this causing a revival of the games game's fan base and fan sites, the game is more popular than it has been for years.
4th Jul '16 7:00:59 PM FGHIK
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On April 28, 2004, Big Huge Games released the ''Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots'' expansion, featuring new civilizations, campaigns, and game mechanics. Later that year, a Gold edition of ''Rise of Nations'' was released, which included both the original and the expansion. In 2006, a SpiritualSuccessor, ''Rise of Nations: VideoGame/RiseOfLegends'' was released, but instead of a historical game, ''Rise of Legends'' turned more towards fantasy elements, creating a world where fantasy and technology coexisted. ''Rise of Nations: Extended Edition'' was released on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} on June 12 2014, featuring both the original and expansion pack with enhanced graphics, Twitch integration, and reworked multiplayer. With this causing a revival of the games fan base and fan sites, the game is more popular than it has been for years.

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On April 28, 2004, Big Huge Games released the ''Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots'' expansion, featuring new civilizations, campaigns, and game mechanics. Later that year, a Gold edition of ''Rise of Nations'' was released, which included both the original and the expansion. In 2006, a SpiritualSuccessor, ''Rise of Nations: VideoGame/RiseOfLegends'' was released, but instead of a historical game, ''Rise of Legends'' turned more towards fantasy elements, elements (similarly to what VideoGame/AgeOfMythology was to VideoGame/AgeOfEmpires), creating a world where fantasy and technology coexisted. ''Rise of Nations: Extended Edition'' was released on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} on June 12 2014, featuring both the original and expansion pack with enhanced graphics, Twitch integration, and reworked multiplayer. With this causing a revival of the games fan base and fan sites, the game is more popular than it has been for years.
2nd Jul '16 11:26:02 AM FGHIK
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** Interestingly, the Napoleon campaign alludes to this happening offscreen as well as onscreen (like winning the Battle of Leipzig and the Invasion of Russia), if you pay attention to the Wonders you control. Assuming you do well enough, you're given wonders from Southeast Asia (French Indochina being formed decades early) and Mexico (French victory in the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_intervention_in_Mexico Franco-Mexican War]]).

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** In the New world campaign, it's possible for any of the european nations, the native tribes, or the United States to conquer both North and South America.
** Interestingly, the Napoleon campaign alludes to this happening offscreen as well as onscreen (like winning the Battle of Leipzig and the Invasion of Russia), if you pay attention to the Wonders you control. Assuming you do well enough, you're given wonders from Southeast Asia (French Indochina being formed decades early) and Mexico (French victory in the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_intervention_in_Mexico Franco-Mexican War]]). You can also choose whether to sell the United States the Louisiana territory.
30th Jun '16 2:27:23 AM LtFedora
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* CapitalOffensive: Taking an enemy capital activates a countdown timer, which ends the game once it expires unless the city is retaken. If the capital is the last unoccupied city, the game instantly ends.
20th Jun '16 2:30:54 PM FGHIK
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On April 28, 2004, Big Huge Games released ''Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots''. Later that year, a Gold edition of ''Rise of Nations'' was released, which included both the original and the expansion. In 2006, a SpiritualSuccessor, ''Rise of Nations: VideoGame/RiseOfLegends'' was released, but instead of a historical game, ''Rise of Legends'' turned more towards fantasy elements, creating a world where fantasy and technology coexisted. ''Rise of Nations: Extended Edition'' was released on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} on June 12 2014, featuring both the original and expansion pack with enhanced graphics, Twitch integration, and reworked multiplayer. With this causing a revival of the games fan base and fan sites, the game is more popular than it has been for years.

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On April 28, 2004, Big Huge Games released the ''Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots''.Patriots'' expansion, featuring new civilizations, campaigns, and game mechanics. Later that year, a Gold edition of ''Rise of Nations'' was released, which included both the original and the expansion. In 2006, a SpiritualSuccessor, ''Rise of Nations: VideoGame/RiseOfLegends'' was released, but instead of a historical game, ''Rise of Legends'' turned more towards fantasy elements, creating a world where fantasy and technology coexisted. ''Rise of Nations: Extended Edition'' was released on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} on June 12 2014, featuring both the original and expansion pack with enhanced graphics, Twitch integration, and reworked multiplayer. With this causing a revival of the games fan base and fan sites, the game is more popular than it has been for years.
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