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#4002592 - 08/29/14 08:36 PM New Emperor's Edition for Rome 2 announced--free if you own the current game.  
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I posted this in Panzer's poll thread, but thought it deserved a separate announcement

Just today, Creative Assembly announced a new Rome 2 Emperor's Edition with a new mini-Augustus campaign plus a reworked political system and civil war mechanic along with additional playable factions and units.

The good thing is that all of this will be a free upgrade if one already owns the game. Consequently, if you spot a sale on the current game and buy it, the new edition will be a free upgrade when released.

Here's a link:

Emperor's Edition


Cheers


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#4002703 - 08/30/14 03:29 AM Re: New Emperor's Edition for Rome 2 announced--free if you own the current game. [Re: Forward Observer]  
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This is definitely great news!


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#4002830 - 08/30/14 02:36 PM Re: New Emperor's Edition for Rome 2 announced--free if you own the current game. [Re: Forward Observer]  
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Sounds like the Politics/Civil War will now work similar to the way it was in their earlier games, which is good news. I can't understand why they dropped it in Rome 2. This should make me want to give it another try.


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#4002961 - 08/30/14 07:00 PM Re: New Emperor's Edition for Rome 2 announced--free if you own the current game. [Re: Forward Observer]  
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So the alpha phase is over and we are in beta? Be ready to release soon, oh no wait...


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#4003074 - 08/31/14 02:21 AM Re: New Emperor's Edition for Rome 2 announced--free if you own the current game. [Re: Mace71]  
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Originally Posted By: Mace71
So the alpha phase is over and we are in beta? Be ready to release soon, oh no wait...


There's no denying that the game has had issues since release and it's the first TW game in history to get some really harsh negative reviews from gaming journalists because of it.

It's taken 14 patches and almost a year for the developers just get the siege A.I. to actually use siege equipment and not resort to throwing holiday sparklers at bronze shielded gates in an effort to burn them down.

The other main complaints have been new game play mechanics that the old time fans hate such as the horrid political system and the late game civil war that results in 14 or more full stacks of high level armies instantly spawning around your capital. Along with a new campaign, these last two issues are supposedly being addressed in the new edition with a revamped political/diplomatic system and civil wars that will result from your own generals revolting and trying to seize power if you don;t keep them under control.

While the developers have never really come out and apologized for the poor initial state Rome 2, this new announcement makes it seem like they are doing their best to repair the damage and restore some faith in the franchise.

I guess only time will tell.

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#4003116 - 08/31/14 04:17 AM Re: New Emperor's Edition for Rome 2 announced--free if you own the current game. [Re: Forward Observer]  
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They also need to fix the problem of shattered retreating units being able to outrun your confident and victorious units that are trying to chase them down.


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#4003150 - 08/31/14 06:19 AM Re: New Emperor's Edition for Rome 2 announced--free if you own the current game. [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
They also need to fix the problem of shattered retreating units being able to outrun your confident and victorious units that are trying to chase them down.


That's what your cavalry is for. They can't outrun horses.


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#4003232 - 08/31/14 02:33 PM Re: New Emperor's Edition for Rome 2 announced--free if you own the current game. [Re: Forward Observer]  
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Good news for sure, it looks like we are finally getting the Rome 2 that we expected.

However, for Creative Assembly I think the damage may very well have been done. Whatever the next TW game is you can be sure most people will give it a very wide berth on release..... which may have a knock on effect when it comes to patches and expansions being developed.

#4003275 - 08/31/14 04:26 PM Re: New Emperor's Edition for Rome 2 announced--free if you own the current game. [Re: Forward Observer]  
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I will never pre-order one of their games again. It was obvious they were looking at taking this to consoles or why would they take a perfect interface and change it so drastically for Rome 2? Everything in R2 could be done with a controller.


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#4003354 - 08/31/14 07:31 PM Re: New Emperor's Edition for Rome 2 announced--free if you own the current game. [Re: Mace71]  
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Originally Posted By: Mace71
I will never pre-order one of their games again.


I sworn the same. Alien- Isolation is putting that vow on an ACME rocket and it's prepping a match for igniting the thing.

Soooo hard to resist.


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#4003409 - 08/31/14 09:42 PM Re: New Emperor's Edition for Rome 2 announced--free if you own the current game. [Re: Forward Observer]  
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I haven't bought a new game in a while and have been trying the alternative demo of games, playing once and uninstalling as they are bad. Saving myself lots of money.


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#4003475 - 09/01/14 12:00 AM Re: New Emperor's Edition for Rome 2 announced--free if you own the current game. [Re: Mace71]  
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Originally Posted By: Mace71
I haven't bought a new game in a while and have been trying the alternative demo of games, playing once and uninstalling as they are bad. Saving myself lots of money.



See what you did there. winkngrin

Hard to argue...


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#4003619 - 09/01/14 02:37 PM Re: New Emperor's Edition for Rome 2 announced--free if you own the current game. [Re: Forward Observer]  
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Head's up beta EE edition is now live


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#4003814 - 09/02/14 12:41 AM Re: New Emperor's Edition for Rome 2 announced--free if you own the current game. [Re: Mace71]  
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Originally Posted By: Mace71
I will never pre-order one of their games again. It was obvious they were looking at taking this to consoles or why would they take a perfect interface and change it so drastically for Rome 2? Everything in R2 could be done with a controller.


Well isn't the next one supposed to be pure fantasy anyway? I would give that a wide berth regardless.

#4003892 - 09/02/14 08:09 AM Re: New Emperor's Edition for Rome 2 announced--free if you own the current game. [Re: Forward Observer]  
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Creative Assembly got a license to develop Warhammer stuff from Games Workshop earlier this year, but they haven't announced what the next Total War title will be.

I'm wondering if they'll develop a new engine as Warscape has so far been played 4, won 1, drawn 1, lost 2.

#4003893 - 09/02/14 08:15 AM Re: New Emperor's Edition for Rome 2 announced--free if you own the current game. [Re: Pielstick]  
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Originally Posted By: Pielstick
Creative Assembly got a license to develop Warhammer stuff from Games Workshop earlier this year, but they haven't announced what the next Total War title will be.


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#4004243 - 09/03/14 02:30 AM Re: New Emperor's Edition for Rome 2 announced--free if you own the current game. [Re: Forward Observer]  
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I hope they do a total war in the warhammer fantasy world.


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#4004295 - 09/03/14 06:58 AM Re: New Emperor's Edition for Rome 2 announced--free if you own the current game. [Re: Forward Observer]  
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Well, there's some MOD for Medieval total war 2 that are RAD! You get lord of the rings mod, Warhammer mod, even a ROME mod! Yep, Rome total war in Medieval 2 graphics!


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#4004317 - 09/03/14 08:58 AM Re: New Emperor's Edition for Rome 2 announced--free if you own the current game. [Re: Allaire]  
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Originally Posted By: Allaire
I hope they do a total war in the warhammer fantasy world.


that is their next game

#4004322 - 09/03/14 09:12 AM Re: New Emperor's Edition for Rome 2 announced--free if you own the current game. [Re: Forward Observer]  
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