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About The Game

  • Rise of Nations is a real-time strategy (RTS) computer game originally developed by Big Huge Games and published by Microsoft Studios on May 20, 2003. The game was updated and re-released on Steam with the Thrones & Patriots expansion as 'Rise of Nations: Extended Edition' on June 12, 2014.
  • There are over 200 different units in the game.
  • There are 18 different nations in the original Rise of Nations. The Thrones and Patriots expansion adds 6 more, therefore bringing the total to up 24.
  • Each nation has a unique power that provides them with certain tactical and/or economical advantages.
  • There are 8 different ages in Rise of Nations. Each age unlocks new building and unit types.
  • The game has 17 unique wonders that each provide special bonuses when built.
  • Rise of Nations employs the concept of 'territory'.
  • Citizens don't remain idle after creation, but pursue an open building, repairing or harvesting task.
  • Infantry units spawn in groups of 3.

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From the dawn of man, the sea has been both his greatest friend and his greatest enemy. It provides food in the form of fish, and it provides protection by creating a natural barrier between two landmasses, however, it also consumes lives as the unfortunate individuals fall victim to the ever-hungry clutches of the sea. Long has man dreamt of controlling and using the sea to his advantage, because then one of the two most powerful elements of this world would have become his ally. Today, we still cannot control the sea, but we can make it do some of our bidding, as it carries our ships from shore to shore. The Navy is... (more...)

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A troop of Assyrian slingers ca. 701 BCE from the Lachish Relief.

The simplicity in design, portable size and ease of procuring projectiles made the sling one of the most practical and long-lasting weapons in history. Since ancient times, shepherds from all over the world used slings to tend their flocks by launching a stone close to a straying animal, preventing them from going to an undesired direction, and the weapon became associated with the profession. It was also commonly used to hunt small game. The simplicity of the sling also mean that it saw combat quite often. The oldest-known surviving slings, radiocarbon dated to ca. 2500 BCE were recovered from South American archaeological sites on the coast of Peru. Since slings were made of biodegradable materials however, it's difficult to find slings in the archaeological record, and their use goes way back; The first illustration of a slinger is found on the site of Çatalhöyük in Southern Anatolia, dated ca. 7000 BCE. (more...)


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The United Allies were made to preserve humankind and colonize new planets. These people have colonized the planet Yora and are beginning to... (more...)

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Three Aircraft Carriers launching a couple of Fighter Bombers.

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