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September 13, 2016

Age of Conquest IV – Boot Loot Competition (2016)

Filed under: Announcement,Business — Tags: , , , — noblemaster @ 14:25

Starting October 1, we will hold our 1. Boot Loot Competition giving out a 1 Liter Glass Boot to the tournament winner. The tournament is open and FREE to enter for everyone.

Boot Loot Competition (2016)

Boot Loot Competition (2016)

The competition is played as single elimination tournament. Players are seeded based on their rating. Matches are played with a maximum of 32 players per game. The top player of each game advances to the next round. The prize is given out to the winner of the final round. The glass boot will have a custom engraving reflecting the tournament victory. A shipping address will have to be provided by the winner of the competition. We will do international shipping.

The tournament prize is sponsored by Petrikov Alexander (Petraa76). We thank him for his generous donation!

Tournament Map

Tournament Map

How to Join

  • Install: Age of Conquest IV (available on PC, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS)
  • Register and/or Login, then go to Multiplayer
  • Open the Longhaul room (daily turns).
  • Join the Boot Loot 2016 competition (via Join a Game).

Tournament Setup

  • Map & Scenario: Medieval Europe, Tournament (32) Scenario
  • Setup: 24h/turn, WEGO-Fast, 40 turns max. per game.
  • Start Date: October 1, 2016

Rules & Regulations:

  • By signing up, you agree to the tournament setup as stated above (subject to change). Badmouthing other players in the tournament, including the eventual tournament winner, will get your account banned or disabled. If you don’t agree with the setup (we are the ones that set it up, not the players), don’t participate.
  • Game rules and regulations as available in the game’s manual (Help & Info section) are in effect unless stated otherwise.
  • Players that are found cheating, will be barred from winning the prize. Using multiple accounts is not permitted. Multiple people using the same device is not permitted. Contact the moderators team if you are living in a household sharing a single internet connection with other members that also participate in the tournament. The moderators team will make the final decision if you are allowed to participate or not. Participating without prior consent will get your account(s) disabled. The moderators’ decision cannot be challenged.
  • The tournament is currently limited to a maximum of 10000 players. If the tournament is full, we will either (a) add another tournament leg or (b) start the tournament early.
  • If there is a tie for 1. place in the final game, we will decide who will win the prize. If there is a tie for 1. place during qualification and elimination rounds, the system will place the player that is listed first in the standings table into the next round.
  • If we are experiencing technical problems or there is cheating going on, it is possible that some players will get a (slight) disadvantage. The tournament will not be altered for those players and the tournament will go on as if nothing had happened. Recourse will not be granted. Please enter your actions early if you can. For more serious problems, we reserve the right to re-setup the tournament and start from the beginning (or somewhere in-between).
  • The tournament winner has to provide a valid shipping address for delivery of the prize, a 1L Glass Boot. Failure to do so will make the prize go to the 2. place finisher and so on. If no one in the final round was willing or able to provide a valid shipping address, we will decided what to do with the prize. Please note, although we do international delivery, we cannot guarantee to ship to every single corner of the world. It might not be possible to ship the prize to war zones or remote locations such as Antarctica. Also, we cannot guarantee to have it arrive in one piece, although it should be properly packaged. If it is covered by shipping insurance, we will organize re-delivery. Both shipping costs and import tax will be pre-paid by us so you will receive the prize for free (unless import taxes cannot be covered by us).
  • Players that are not permitted to participate and/or receive the price, due to law and regulations in their location of residence, are excluded from the competition. Also, make sure to follow the minimum age requirements before downloading and playing the game.
  • Questions will be officially answered in the comment section below only.
  • If you encounter technical problems, post your problem(s) in the official forums. If you encounter bad language or believe some players are cheating, use the [Report] button in the game to notify the moderators team. Please supply screenshots and proper proof in writing. We reserve the right to ignore insufficient reports. Providing false reports can get your account closed.
  • Rules are subject to change. Please note, we will do all in our power to keep the tournament fair for everyone participating. However, it is possible that we have to change the rules in order to do so.
  • By signing up to the tournament, you agree to the rules as stated above. Any recourse to courts of law is excluded.

Please contact us if you are interested in sponsoring a tournament in the future. You will cover the prize plus shipping costs (international shipping). In return we can promote your company and/or website via Twitter, Facebook, blog and forums. We are open for negotiation. As a general reference, the prize as shown above is in the range of USD 100.- (prize + international shipping worst-case). Thank you :-D

March 30, 2016

History of Age of Conquest: from I to IV

Filed under: Development,Miscellaneous — Tags: , — noblemaster @ 01:49

Age of Conquest has been originally released on May 17, 2000. The game has gone to numerous revisions over time. Below a screenshots depicting the various changes.

Emperor (Atari ST)

Not sure if this belongs here, but probably the very first implementation started with “Emperor”, a single player game for Atari ST.

Emperor (Atari ST Screenshot)

Emperor (Atari ST Screenshot)

Aevum Obscurum I

The first installment of the game was released under the name Aevum Obscurum (Dark Ages) and supported ONLINE-play only across PC, Mac & Linux. Release data was May 17, 2000.

Age of Conquest I (Screenshot 1)

Age of Conquest I (Screenshot 1)

Age of Conquest I (Screenshot 2)

Age of Conquest I (Screenshot 2)

Aevum Obscurum II (Experimental/3D)

An experimental version of Aevum Obscurum II was produced but never released.

Age of Conquest II in 3D (Screenshot 1)

Age of Conquest II in 3D (Screenshot 1)

Age of Conquest II in 3D (Screenshot 2)

Age of Conquest II in 3D (Screenshot 2)

Aevum Obscurum II

The next installment of Aevum Obscurum went live going back to 2D-maps.

Age of Conquest II (Screenshot 1)

Age of Conquest II (Screenshot 1)

Aevum Obscurum II (Updated)

An updated version of Aevum Obscurum II was produced with improved graphics & player avatars.

Age of Conquest II (Screenshot 2)

Age of Conquest II (Screenshot 2)

Age of Conquest III

A resign and port to Android/iOS was implemented featuring much improved graphics. The name was changed to “Age of Conquest”.

Age of Conquest III (Screenshot)

Age of Conquest III (Screenshot)

Age of Conquest IV

The latest release featuring single player and full cross-platform multiplayer game-play across PC, Mac, Linux, iOS & Android.

Age of Conquest IV (Screenshot 1)

Age of Conquest IV (Screenshot 1)

Age of Conquest IV (Screenshot 2)

Age of Conquest IV (Screenshot 2)

April 26, 2013

May of Conquest – Starting May 1

Filed under: Announcement,Business — Tags: , , , , , — Travis @ 16:32

May of Conquest is here again to celebrate another year of Age of Conquest, a Risk-like turn-based strategy game. Age of Conquest allows players to compete on various maps, including but not limited to Europe, America, Asia and a World Map. May of Conquest is the celebration of Age of Conquest which hosts many tournaments allowing players to compete for fantastic prizes. Age of Conquest supports cross-platform multiplayer on Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Android.

Age of Conquest

Age of Conquest

For this year’s prizes we have a total of 9 Membership Upgrades, 2 Noble Master Apparels and 2 Drinkwares. The tournaments are absolutely free to join and a good opportunity to gain a membership upgrade. Don’t want to join all the tournaments? Unsure which tournaments give which prizes? Check out the full details at our festival’s page.

 
 

SPONSORS

 
This year we have three well known players from Age of Conquest sponsoring the various tournaments including Petraa76, KingHowardII, and Jacob719.

Petra76

KingHoward

Jacob719

In addition, four clans have banded together to offer sponsorships as well:  Rosek, KingSlayers and Excelsior.

Clan Rosek

Clan KingSlayers

Clan Excelsior

Thanks as well go to the tournament organizers: KingHowardII, ImLagging, and fodder :-)

 

April 25, 2012

May of Conquest – It’s Here!

Filed under: Announcement,Business — Tags: , , , — Travis @ 14:06

Age of Conquest is a Risk-like turn-based strategy game with players from all over the world. Playable on maps such as Europe, Asia, the Americas, the World, fantasy maps and many more! The game is available for all major operating systems including Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Android and iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad).

Age of Conquest started 11 years ago on May 17, 2001 and has come a long way since. To celebrate the anniversary, May of Conquest was created which is a series of tournaments allowing players to compete for various prizes. The tournaments will be starting April 29, and before long we will announce the 34 happy winners! Let’s look at some last minute statistics…

Most amount of players in one tournament: 43 in the 1st May Day Tournament

Least amount of players in one tournament: Tied at 10 in the 2nd Eastern Blitz Tournament and 2nd Western Blitz Tournament

Average amount of participants in each tournament: 19

Map most being played on: tied between World Map, Europe, and North America maps

Best prize (based solely on my opinion): A Stein (mug) of course!

There is still time to join! Whether you are a veteran or a new player, we urge you to join and fight to claim your prize. The tournaments are free to join, so you have nothing to lose but all to gain.

We give thanks again to our organizers, King_HowardII, fodder, and ImLagging. Also to our sponsors, Droid Review Central, Droid Gamers, ImLagging, Mercer, KievRus, KingHowardII, and the Kingslayers Clan.

Good Luck to All!

Festival Details

March 9, 2012

May Of Conquest – Ready To Go (May 2012)

Filed under: Announcement,Business — Tags: , , , — Travis @ 07:35

Age of Conquest is a Risk-like turn-based strategy game that players from all over the world compete in. Playable on various maps including Europe, Asia, North America, even The World! The game is available for all major operating systems including Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Android and iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad).

Age of Conquest started many years ago and has come a long way. To celebrate each year, May of Conquest has been created which is a series of tournaments allowing players to compete for various prizes. With our final sponsors added, the tournament is ready to commence. But we are a long way from finding out our many victors. We have a grand total of 33 tournaments and prizes ranging from extended account membership to your very own Noble Master Games apparel and more. The tournaments are free to join. The tournaments start April 29.

There are many people to thank, let’s start with those who set it up. KingHowardII (aka KH), fodder, and ImLagging all worked on defining and setting up the entire festival. Over the course of several months they discussed every aspect in how things should be run, and the final result is excellent.

We also like to Thank our Sponsors

Age of Conquest has become widely popular on Android devices. Droid Gamers and Droid Review Central have each sponsored a 6 month extended membership tournament. We are happy to have them on board!

Droid Gamers

Droid Review Central

But we also have some players who have sponsored tournaments. ImLagging introduced me to Age of Conquest long ago! Mercer is a well-known and long time player of Age of Conquest. KievRus, honorable and fierce player. KingHoward has been active and helpful in the community for many years.

KingSlayers Clan has many strong and capable players in it’s ranks. Also of course, our very own Noble Master Games!

King Slayers

Noble Master Games

Don’t forget, the tournaments are absolutely free to join, so it is a good opportunity to gain a membership upgrade. Don’t want to join every tournament? Unsure which tournaments give which prizes? Check out the full details here http://www.ageofconquest.com/festival.html