On this day you have fought in your tenth online battle! Let the town bell ring and the villagers rest from their labors that they may toast your good health and leadership. There will be many battles ahead, some victories, some defeats - but always lessons. Cheers and congratulations to you on this auspicious day!
Today is a day of great celebration! You have fought your one thousandth battle against online opponents. Order a feast! Make a toast to those who have defeated you as honorable teachers, make a toast to those foes you have defeated, and most of all a toast to your friends and allies who have supported you in your many campaigns.
When you are ready to take on the unexpected you are ready to take on the world. The Random map challenge is for any who are ready for attack or defense by land or sea and to defend against those who would threaten your empire. Fight on!
You are master of the random map - from the thrill of exploration, to the skillful deployment of your villages, to the razing of the enemy and driving them from your borders. Master of continents and oceans, your leadership is the stuff of song and legend!
Now that you have played twenty games at turbo you probably have a feel for the pace and challenges. Focus on pushing your early attacks even earlier to surprise your enemy and interrupt their build momentum.
Each legendary leader has something to teach you, a tactic, a strategy, or an attitude - when you have fought their battles and studied their history you are taking steps to becoming a legendary leader yourself. Congratulations!
You have played fifty scenarios - Wonderful! Each conquered world reveals more lessons and more challenges ahead. All great leaders build their knowledge on the foundation of the stories of the legends that have gone before. Cheers to you!
Life is short and brutal but legend is timeless, if you can master the strategies of King of the Hill you will be better prepared to take on anything that life throws at you. You have battled the hill ten times, this will certainly not be the last.
For many, the Wonder Race is a good way to learn how to tune an economy and know the short path to the Wonder for any civilization. For you, the Wonder Race has its own appeal - a celebration of the empire builder’s art. Congratulations!
Wonder Defense is an excellent way for any leader to build their skills. If you are defending then you must build your forces and reinforce your defensive structures quickly or attack offensively to reduce your opponent’s strength. Attackers must be coordinated if they hope to succeed.
You have earned your first MVP award. The Most Valuable Player in an Age of Empires II battle has the highest total buildings razed and enemy units killed on the team. Aggressive attacks and thorough elimination of enemy buildings will increase your chances of earning additional MVPs. Congratulations!
You have been selected for the Most Valuable Player award twenty times. You have demonstrated great skill in battle, and surpassed that by outperforming the other generals in your allegiance. You are definitely a rising star in this elite group. Congratulations!
You have been selected for the Most Valuable Player award 100 times. You have demonstrated great skill in battle, and surpassed that by outperforming the other generals in your allegiance. You are definitely a rising star in this elite group. Congratulations!
You have faced the unknown! Playing against random opponents will expose you to a world’s worth of variety of units, tactics, and technologies. Study their strengths and weaknesses to become a great leader.
Sometimes to win battles you have to make hard choices and sacrifices. In this battle you lost 25 units to combat with the enemy. Sometimes an outdated unit can get a needed boost of speed or armor with the right technology. Get used to watching the alerts on your mini-map as well - a second attack is easy to miss once you are defending the first one. Use this tactic to your advantage as well.
Over one hundred of your units were lost in this battle - even with such great losses, if they were well used against the enemy you did the right thing. Get used to studying the battle stats after each match with an opponent - did you have the right complementary mix of units? Did you make your enemy pay for every one of your losses? Every unit sacrificed is an opportunity to learn about your opponent.
Two hundred of your units were lost in this conflict. Sadly, not every battle can be a sweeping victory where everyone returns to the feast table to boast of their skill. Sometimes, being a good general is about knowing when to throw everything against the enemy without reservation or hesitation. Today you know how that feels.
The communication of ideas and religion was a powerful force that changed empires in the Middle Ages. Your conquest of 20 enemies in a single battle shows great skill at deploying and protecting the priests.
You have constructed a wonder - a shining pinnacle of achievement for your civilization. It is a beacon of hope to people everywhere, and if defended - a legacy of that achievement to stand the test of time.
One Wonder is a pinnacle achievement for any ruler. You have constructed fifty Wonders of the World through your many campaigns through history. Clearly you are a master of building a strong economy and support structure. You are clearly a leader in the Age of Empires.
“We come here with no peaceful intent, but ready for battle, determined to avenge our wrongs and set our country free. Let your masters come and attack us: we are ready to meet them beard to beard.” - (1297) William Wallace
By studying the campaigns of Salah al Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub, or 'Saladin' as he was known to the crusaders, you can know that there are many aspects to the great heroes of the Middle Ages. The lessons of his campaigns will guide you in your other conquests.
His enemies know only the ruthlessness and speed of the great Khan’s conquests - but the greatest generals also know the tools of cooperation, alliance, and loyalty - these will serve you well in future campaigns.
Attila knew both great betrayal and great glory in his conquests against the Romans. Attila said: “It takes less courage to criticize the decisions of others than to stand by your own.” - Carry his example on to your other campaigns.
Throughout his conquests, El Cid was far more than a master at arms and noble, but was someone who could lead and unite the people. Even beyond his death, the legacy of his leadership was still more powerful than lesser rulers. Take his lessons with you on your own conquests.
By following along with Cuauhtémoc in the battles against Cortés you have used alliance building and subtlety in addition to your skills in battle. Skillful use of forces and alliances can overcome the greatest odds. Remember these lessons in your next conquest.
Through study of these diverse battles and leaders you have mastered skills that will be useful in all of your future conquests. Fight with the piety of Charles Martel, the bravery of Alp Arslan, and the calculating tactics of Hideyoshi to ensure success in your campaigns.
Congratulations! You have singly defeated Seven CPU opponents (at moderate difficulty or higher). World champions will often play against seven CPU opponents on Hard difficulty as a warm-up before tournaments.
You have dedicated yourself to bringing your civilization's religion to your foes. Very few generals have the patience and wisdom to manage the priest units so effectively as you have. This is indeed a day of celebration - you have converted one thousand opposing units in your career.
You have razed ten thousand buildings in your long and illustrious military career! You can unpack trebuchets in your sleep and you consider a dozen fire archers a pleasant introduction. You are a legend!
In your career you have lost over ten thousand buildings. Buildings, like miles spent on horseback are excruciating at first but just mark the passage of time before long. If you celebrate with a cake, just put one candle on it and start working on your next ten thousand.
Sure, generals say that every unit lost is mourned and every building razed is avenged - but after fifty thousand even the most obsessive counter gives up. You have seen civilizatons rise and fall endlessly - it is time to stop counting the buildings. Congratulations that you persevere, mighty leader.
By preordering Age of Empires II: HD Editionâ¢ you have demonstrated your superior strategic planning and advance preparation âhallmark qualities of a great leader. Now that your reputation is secure, give swift word to friends and allies to come and join you in the fight!
Through toil and perseverance, you have found a new home for Alaric's people, showing even mighty Rome that the Goths are a force to be reckoned with. Use your migratory skills and resilience to find a new home, recover, and succeed in your future aims even when the present looks bleak.
Vlad Dracula was a harsh, sometimes cruel ruler, but one could not argue the success of his methods. The only man of his time able to stand against the might of the Ottomans, Vlad showed that patriotism, charisma, and proper tactics could overcome all odds. Vlad also made a point to be strict but fair. Remember that advice when ruling your empire.
The Nautikos family valued its home greatly, and its family history and heritage instilled a drive in its heirs to bring glory to their house. Their exploits, though somewhat forgotten, are a source of pride to their descendants. That pride is a fine attribute, but it is best tempered with prudence and ethic. Take that advice on your future conquests.
Rising from a lowly soldier to Duke of Milan, Sforza did more than make his father’s spirit proud. Use the traits of military leadership and tactics that you have learned in this campaign to find success in your future battles, and remember that it is better to be feared than loved. - Machiavelli (The Prince 1513)
Orellana and his loyal followers faced more than their own fears and superstitions on their navigation of the Amazon. To overcome the adversity that stood in their way, they had to work as a unit and not as individuals. Remember those principles of unity and selflessness on your future campaigns.
The subject of veneration of many of his descendants, Prithviraj was shrewd, brave, honest, but also prone to emotion, taking many risks for the sake of love. Even in the sight of war and possible death, remember to enjoy your life to the fullest, for you only live once. A complete and moral life deserves the most remembrance.
Through your inquiry into the detail of some of the less-known but equally significant historical clashes of arms, you have shown that you are truly a master of the pen and the sword. Rule with the strength of the sons of Ragnar, the diplomatic aptitude of Khosrau Anushirvan, the steadfastness of Minamoto no Yoritomo, and the charisma of Osman Ghazi.
You have successfully completed all of the story campaigns of Age of Empires II: The Forgotten Expansion. Through your trials and successes in these clashes of arms, you surely have mastered all spheres of empire-building and rule, and are ready to start building your own legend. “Cattle die, kindred die, every man is mortal: But the good name never dies of one who has done well.” -Havamal (Poetic Edda 1220)
You have successfully completed all of the story campaigns of Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings and Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion. Successful leaders use many techniques to build their empires. Your careful study of the greatest of these men and women has given you new powers and abilities to build future empires.
You have successfully completed all of the story campaigns of Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion. Successful leaders use many techniques to build their empires. Your careful study of the greatest of these men and women has given you new powers and abilities to build future empires.