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(Originally posted on: 07-16-02 12:57:25 PM)
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Out of curiosity, who here (If any) has signed up and apparently recieved a confirmation e-mail for the Age of Mythology Alpha?

And who has the Alpha now?

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I've been selected as a VIP, though my Alpha is in the mail.i'm a serial-killer :)
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Reply 1 of 21 (Originally posted on: 07-16-02 01:04:03 PM)
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Sunshine, I was selected as a VIP.
And through the window in the wall
Comes streaming in on sunlight wings
A million bright ambassadors of morning - Pink Floyd
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Reply 2 of 21 (Originally posted on: 07-16-02 01:40:22 PM)
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I got VIP too. I can't frickin' wait!! OMG this game looks ahsum!!
Defy me at your peril.

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Reply 3 of 21 (Originally posted on: 07-16-02 01:43:14 PM)
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The what what what what?? I'm obviously not cool enough.
How much can YOU handle?
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Reply 4 of 21 (Originally posted on: 07-16-02 03:41:26 PM)
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Bah...i forgot to sign up...

are you confused yet?
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Reply 5 of 21 (Originally posted on: 07-16-02 04:28:31 PM)
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I didn't get itMAGUSMAGUSMAGUSMAGUS
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Reply 6 of 21 (Originally posted on: 07-17-02 03:18:29 AM)
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i signed up but no mail yet.
You gave up on me along time ago
I can't say I blame you
But I'm better now having a good time
Being selfish, and drunken, and vulgar, and lazy
Bless me dark father I have sinned, I've done it before and I'll do it again
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Reply 7 of 21 (Originally posted on: 07-17-02 08:26:51 AM)
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I didn't know they were having sign ups..or I would have. *cries*


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Reply 8 of 21 (Originally posted on: 07-17-02 06:11:42 PM)
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I got in. Unfortunately I'm on vacation in late July-early August. Bah.
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Reply 9 of 21 (Originally posted on: 07-17-02 06:33:12 PM)
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NNY, I trust that you know where you can get the alpha version if you don't get selected :p
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Reply 10 of 21 (Originally posted on: 07-17-02 09:41:41 PM)
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Since I'm lazy, I'll say same as NNY.
*is Greek, nonetheless*
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Reply 11 of 21 (Originally posted on: 07-23-02 04:46:57 AM)
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I didn't sign up, but I got the VIP-invitation i'm a serial-killer :)
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Reply 12 of 21 (Originally posted on: 07-23-02 07:32:15 AM)
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NNY, I trust that you know where you can get the alpha version if you don't get selected


Of course, whether you can actually play it depends on whether people work out how to enable direct connection to bypass the ES online servers...
One day, I'll actually think of something worthwhile to put here.
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Reply 13 of 21 (Originally posted on: 07-23-02 10:50:32 AM)
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TSD, it would be a hacker's job to write a bypasser.
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Reply 14 of 21 (Originally posted on: 07-23-02 11:14:41 AM)
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Alright, replace 'whether' with 'how long and whether it'll actually be worth getting.

The Warcraft 3 beta was easy to get. You didn't need to play against someone to get something out of it (you could just go creeping, or put on one of those shitty AI's) and there were several large servers other than battlenet. I don't think AoM is quite the same, it's got a smaller fanbase, and unless someone is going to set up a large alternative server (I have a feeling that the cracks will be to enable IP games, not to create private servers, cos AoM is like AoK and doesn't have server based play...) it'll be hard to actually play anyone if you can find it.

Short of it: aom alpha not equal to warcraft 3 beta.
One day, I'll actually think of something worthwhile to put here.
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Reply 15 of 21 (Originally posted on: 07-23-02 11:26:31 AM)
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Quoted from TSD:
I have a feeling that the cracks will be to enable IP games, not to create private servers, cos AoM is like AoK and doesn't have server based play...
Who said anything about private servers ?
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Reply 16 of 21 (Originally posted on: 07-23-02 12:48:47 PM)
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He was making a reference to the fact that if a "Warez" Alpha does start popping up, instead of creating hacks to allow you to play on ES's servers, the cracks will allow you to create your own IP games.
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Reply 17 of 21 (Originally posted on: 07-23-02 02:16:54 PM)
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I got both VIP and selected as one ofthe 10,000. The VIP email didn't come but I got the "random" one so i didn't care.
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Reply 18 of 21 (Originally posted on: 07-23-02 03:52:40 PM)
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Quoted from antpocas:
Quoted from TSD:
I have a feeling that the cracks will be to enable IP games, not to create private servers, cos AoM is like AoK and doesn't have server based play...
Who said anything about private servers ?
The only practical way to play the alpha illegally would be to have private servers where you can meet other people with your same situation. This made it very easy with WC3 for people to play multiplayer, even though Battlenet required a cd key. IP games, you need to know someone. Private servers that word gets around about, so you could log on and play without knowing anyone else who has the alpha..

In short, if the results of cracking the alpha only result in enabling direct connection, (IE, letting you play IP games) I doubt ES will have much to worry about, because not many people will be interested in acquiring the alpha. Hell, the alpha files are apparently already leaked, but no one has done anything with them so far.

Hmm.

Never mind, I'm rambling about an irrelevant point. Personally I'd hope that the AoM alpha doesn't end up like WC3, where blizzard ended up with 30 to 40 000 odd 'testers' they never intend to have...if I wasn't in it, I'd wait for the full game. Don't see why other people can't be the same.
One day, I'll actually think of something worthwhile to put here.
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Reply 19 of 21 (Originally posted on: 07-24-02 03:16:57 PM)
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signed up, didn't get it.
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Reply 20 of 21 (Originally posted on: 07-30-02 03:24:06 PM)
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I signed up and got in!
God, Do I suck!
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Reply 21 of 21 (Originally posted on: 07-30-02 07:40:11 PM)
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I got VIP
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