Browser-based grand strategy game Rise of Europe goes into beta
Posted: 24.08.2012 16:56 by Comments: 13
Co-producers Perfect World and Travian have announced that their browser-based grand strategy game, Rise of Europe, has gone into beta. The game resembles Europa Universalis with tactical combat, with other players as neighbors and potential enemies.

The game takes place during Renaissance-era Europe with such famous families as the Medici, Fuggers and Tudors in power. Players become members of one of these factions, and compete against other players as they try to develop their own cities.

Players interested in checking out the game can go to the English site here or the German site here.
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By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Aug 24, 2012
I don't really think a Browser setting would work great for me. That usually means I can't actually do things cause everything has cooldowns. I have EU IV for my strategy fix!.....eventually.....I might try this...
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Aug 25, 2012
I've tried a few of this kind if browser base games in the past and they never convinced me, that cooldown mechanic really is uninteresting. You do something and then have to wait for hours before you can do anything else.

I guess it's perfect for people that are looking for a really quick fix a few times a day but don't have the time to actually play games at that time.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Aug 25, 2012
Bloody Europe again. *sigh* There is a whole other side of the world don't you know?
By lichlord (SI Core) on Aug 26, 2012
i know right :/
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Aug 26, 2012
Might explain why games set in the Pacific are so popular - they're so damn rare. Good WWII games set in the Pacific Theatre used to be plentiful. Now they're scarce.
By lichlord (SI Core) on Aug 26, 2012
aye not much games in the WW2 era vs the japanese which also played their role in it...
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Aug 26, 2012
You guys are making things up, but we true Upyoureans aren't going to fall for it :).
By lichlord (SI Core) on Aug 26, 2012
i live in Belgium im raised and born in the Centre of Europe....
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Aug 26, 2012
Don't get me wrong, I come from the Pacific region but have always loved European history. Then I discovered, through my WWII history readings (hundreds of books by now) that I moved from the Western point of view in WW II in Europe, to the German, then the Russian. I fell in love with every book covering the struggle from each nation's point of view, France, Holland and Belgium included (the latter two begun by my interest in the Battle for Arnhem in Holland and the Ardennes Offensive for Belgium). Then I discovered the Pacific in my final year at Uni and wrote my final paper on Pearl Harbour, which I have just found after years of it being lost.
That paper, which really threw my American lecturer into a tailspin (this was 1983 remember) cast complete doubt on the belief of Pearl Harbour being a surprise attack for anyone but the personnel at Pearl and of course the general public. Then began my love affair with war in the Pacific, gradually becoming interested in Australia's role (we Aussies don't much like Australian History - it's bloody boring). Incredible stuff! So much so, I endured 6 moths of exams and studies to qualify to enter the Officer Candidate School for the Royal Australian Army Reserve (graduating as a full Lieutenant in the 2/14th Light Horse).
But I digress (hey, I'm almost 50 gimme a beak). The region is rich with history and a lot to do with the European Powers, fading empires and rising ones.
'nuff said. Class dismissed:)

PS. I am going to re-write that Pearl Harbour paper, as it is an old paper typed up using my dear old Olivetti. When I'm done, let me know and I'll see if I can publish it here. It's called "East Wind Rain", which will make sense when you read it.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Aug 27, 2012
That would be an interesting read, i've kinda felt that that attack was not a surprise as well but I never cared enough to do the proper research.

With the USA embargo Japan had only two choices, ending the war or expanding it. I don't think there was a single person in the world who actually believed they'd end it.
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Aug 27, 2012
herodotus, what do you think of the analysis about Australia in Guns, Germs and Steel?
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Aug 27, 2012
I'd love to read that paper of your Hero, be sure to let me know!
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Aug 27, 2012
Will do. Chief of Staff General George C. Marshall, when he finally could be reached and told of the attack (the one day he was out riding which he had never done before on a Sunday) faced his staff and tellingly said this:

"Gentlemen. This goes to the grave with us".

Uns, I have the book but unfortunately have not read it (so many books to read, and I bought yet more yesterday). I'll leaf through it and let you know.

I will get to work on re-writing, however you must realise the bibliography is from 1983 so some titles might no longer be available. The "Magic Intercepts" (the Japanese Code, like Enigma) should still be as they are a matter of public record. I spent hundreds of hours scouring those documents.