Age of Empires Online Halloween City

Age of Empires Online: Spooky Puppies


It’s the spookiest time of the year, when patches pop out of nowhere to ambush us with tons of new in-game content. Josh and Greg jump into the new quest pack, civilization, vanity items, and features and quickly pick sides in the what-part-should-you-buy-first holy war. Which side will prevail when they fight to the death to defend their choice between the Norse civilization and Northern Invasion map pack?

Setup

  • Norse is a new civ: pro, no new quests. Just get the civ. 900 EP
  • Northern Invasion is new quest pack. Over 20 unique quests, some unique rewards.

Tactics

Age of Empires Online Halloween Norse
Buy Norse: Josh – 900 EP

  • Very first task as a Norse is to slaughter an entire town of wimpy Celtic spearmen, then use full army to destroy 3 of their entire towns — it’s glorious
  • Throwing Axemen: remember from AoE2 — just as fun
  • Dogs: brand new and so much fun to harrass with. FEAST FIDO!
    • I had 24 within my first four minutes of playing Norse. They killed everyone
    • THEY CARRY HEAVY SPEARS — not even LIGHT ONES
  • Rhapsode: This dude plays a guitar with a beer mug attached to that — how rock and roll is that
  • Seer’s Ravens: amazing for planning your armies in PVE or PVP — wish it had timer though
  • Raiders: Crazy fast horses with +400% dmg vs villagers
  • Ulfhedin: Spearmen that move crazy fast and drop on all fours stabbing like mofos — they’re basically animals.
  • Everything about these guys is epic: Their “ram” is a dude lugging a giant boulder on a chain.
    • And you can upgrade him to hit people with it! The boulder just flattens anything.

Age of Empires Online Halloween Quest Pack
Buy Quest Pack: Greg- 450 EP

  • First off it is half the price of a civ at 450 EP with over 20 unique missions
  • You can use ANY of your current civs at ANY level.
  • You get to control a Hero Unit named Vemundr
    • He is the first Hero unit in the game that you can upgrade on the fly, he also has special
      abilities you can activate that make him INVINCIBLE.
  • No need to manage 4 different resources, gold is all you need to worry about.
  • All new game mode
    • Like Battlefield you get points by controlling outposts, you gain gold by controlling treasuries, you use the gold to create more troops.
  • You can play against the Norse and use your priests to convert their units, so you get to control any of the new units without buying the pack.
  • If you enjoyed the camel races in the egyptian a new form is back, run as fast as you can a a series of walls and reach the end zone before your competor
  • IT’S HALF THE PRICE
  • It can be done solo but has an awesome co-op mode.
  • IT’S HALF THE PRICE
  • You can use the remainder of what you would have spent on the new civ to spend on the awesome new vanity items or city consumables.
  • IT’S HALF THE PRICE

Age of Empires Online Halloween Store

Compromise? Vanity Gear for all
Favorite vanity gear piece + unit:
Greg: Pumpkin head on villager
Josh: Halloween weapon on axe-type people, turns into scythe

More to agree on: City consumables way too expensive?
We’re BFFs at this point: quest stats rule

Tips

  • If you get Norse…. play PvP and rush like a crazy person
  • If you get the pack…. learn how to use the gold
  • If you PvP (a quick rundown of the changes made in the balance)
    • Raiding caravans is easier
    • Guard towers are better
    • Priest conversion is much harder
    • Rams are better
    • Ballsitae dont kill buildings as well
    • Greeks buffed, Persians even, Egypt nerfed, Celts buffed, Babs buffed

Us:

Greg is an entertainer extraordinaire, gondolier and PC Gamer contributor. Josh is a game designer at SOE and former editor for PC Gamer and the Official World of Warcraft Magazine.

Feedback

Email us: RushTactics@outlook.com.
Talk with us on Twitter: @jaugustine and @greghenninger.
Join us in-game: Greg is “Dev117” Josh is “TheGameDiplomat” .

Special thanks to Josiah Pang for making our logo, Jason Shaw for the music, and all the community that helped us improve our strategy on the forums.

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