Golden Realms Expansion and v1.4 Released!

This joyous day sees the release of both the feature loaded Golden Realms Expansion and the free V1.4 update. Thanks to all our fans for making this possible, developing, expanding and tweaking a huge game like AoW3 would be impossible without your feedback! The expansion and patch will massively improve your Age of Wonders III Experience.  Here’s what you can expect:

Golden Realms greatly expands Age of Wonders III’s empire building mechanics and introduces bucket loads of new content. These new features are used in random maps, new scenarios and a new story campaign, where Halfling survivors settle in a distant land filled with danger and treasures never seen before.

New Content Includes:

  • The Halfling Race: The little folk are back, with new units, heroes and leaders. The jesters shoots fireworks which dazzle the enemy and the cleaver flinging brew brothers keep the Halfling armies fed while on the road. Halflings can be used with all classes and introduce the new Luck mechanic which allows them to dodge incoming attack while they’re in good spirits.Features-Allie
  • Golden Realms Campaign. In this three scenario campaign, you help the Halfling survivors of the Heartwood Massacre rebuild an empire in an exotic land and confront an ancient evil.
  • Exotic Map Locations: Capture the Naga Dwelling, home to serpentine queens and giant man-snakes, and discover new treasure sites such as the fabled Lost City to benefit your empire.
  • Over twenty new units: Encounter new exotic units such as the filth throwing Dread Monkeys, alluring Mermaids and the fearsome Glutton who can swallow whole regiments in one bite.
  • New Hero Items: The Golden Realms contain 50 new magical artifacts to discover and use. Wield the enigmatic Crystal Skull, or wear a stylish Witch Doctor’s Headdress to mix in with the locals.
  • Wild Magic Specialization: Unleash wild magic. Cause spontaneous mutations, warp equipment and turn orderly battles into a pandemonium where the lines of battle are violently warped.
  • Partisan Specialization: Use new skills for guerrilla warfare. Create concealed hide-outs and develop ambushing skills.
  • Two hand crafted scenarios: Playable single and multi-player these new stand-alone scenarios are built around the new features of the Golden Realms expansion.

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New Golden Realms Features:

  • Mystical City Upgrades: Arcane treasure sites located in your domain unlock new unique upgrades for your cities, making the location and specialization of your cities more important than ever. Building a city near a Crystal Tree unlocks the Enchanted Armory which reinforces your armored units.Features-Glutton
  • Empire Quests: Achieve empire building goals before your rivals to unlock unique rewards for your realm. This introduces a new type of indirect competition between players. Examples are the Eternal City: be the first to build a metropolis and get an awe-inspiring Monument of Prime Good and Evil, where the first player to achieve full good or full evil alignment has a party of champions the respective alignment join at no cost.
  • Seals of Power: A new King of the Hill style victory condition where players must capture and hold the dangerous Seals of Power structures in order to achieve victory. Don’t sit and hold back as broken seals attract extra-dimensional beings wanting to take the Seal back.
  • Defensive City Upgrades: Each race has a unique city defense to build. The Draconian’s Firestorm Pillar sets ablaze those who dare attack their city. Or the Bell Tower for the Humans which rallies the citizenry to shoot volleys at oncoming enemies.

Features-Banner2The new content and features mentioned above are integrated into the updated Random Map Generator.

Age of Wonders III: Golden Realms is the first premium expansion and incorporates feedback from the community. It will coincide with the V1.4 patch adding updated AI, balance, a new Spell Disjunction System, Steam Workshop and Cloud Saves for Steam Users.  Get it here:

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  • #123075

    Lennart Sas
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    #123076

    Wooopppeeeeee!

    www.grababrew.weebly.com/

    #123079

    LordTheRon
    Member

    Woohoo, congrats on another milestone guys!

    #123080

    Morty
    Member

    I can’t see the patch on GoG. Do I need to re-download and re-install the game?

    #123082

    Malay
    Member

    Huzzah!

    #123086

    ExNihil
    Member

    Mazal Tov!

    #123090

    jb
    Member

    Cool. Nice work.

    #123100

    Ulthorn
    Member

    Awesome! I gotta say, the price is even lower than the minimum I had in mind (I had 15 euros in mind MINIMUM). But I’m surprised and happy it’s even lower than that! 😀

    Respect for putting the work in this and keeping it quite cheap! ^^

    #123106

    Bob5
    Member

    Can we still continue games we started in patch 1.4 after upgrading to Golden Realms without messing up stuff?

    #123115

    Mr_Pete
    Member

    Re Morty September 18th 2014 18.15:

    I can’t see the patch on GoG. Do I need to re-download and re-install the game?

    Yes. The solution is to:

    1. Uninstall AoW3 (I copied all my saves in my Profile folder at Documents/My Games/AoW3 first)

    2. Download AoW3 installer from GoG (about 1.6GBs) & do fresh install.

    3. Download Golden Realms installer (and any additional content e.g. bonus from Deluxe edition) and install.

    4. Play until dawn! 🙂

    #123128

    Lennart Sas
    Keymaster

    @bob5

    Can we still continue games we started in patch 1.4 after upgrading to Golden Realms without

    Yep, should be fine!

    #123148

    Mourioche
    Member

    On GoG i see a setup age of wonder 2.2.0.11 tagged “new”
    So, all the game must be reinstalled ? Not “only” a patch ?

    And… i don’t see any DLC…

    #123149

    Gefeliciteerd!

    Biertjes tikken in Delft jongens 😉

    #123159

    GGDevil
    Member

    Already got it 🙂 I was surprised by the cheap price I rather expected about 15 bucks too. Awesome work guys! Now continue I want my necromancer 😉

    #123167

    Ericridge
    Member

    9.59$ I am surprised and here I thought it was gonna go for 30$.

    Will be playing golden realms tis afternoon or night. Gotta do stuff for now! XD Already installed it!

    #123174

    Gloweye
    Member

    Gonna play over 22 minutes. download times.

    #123175

    Ravenholme
    Member

    Playing the campaign now, and it’s great. The halflings are an excellent addition. Mythical City upgrades add some amazing wrinkles to the game, and and and… Yeah, just awesome work guys.

    Now that GR is out, would it be possible for in a later dev journal (after all of you take a well deserved break) to outline where you intend to go from here? I’m assuming more of these mini-expansions to later fund a big expansion, but it’d be nice to have an idea of where you intend to try and go from here. (Just put big disclaimers all over it saying that you only intend to do them if you can, and that these promises are non-binding or something if you’re worried about that)

    “I am Welcomed in the Home of Ravens and Other Scavengers in the Wake of Warriors, I am Friend to Carrion Crows and Wolves, I am Carry Me, and Kill with Me, and Die with Me Where the Road Ends; I am not the Honeyed Promise of Length of Life in Years to Come, I am the Iron Promise of Never Being a Slave.”

    #123178

    OLLY24
    Member

    Great work … Halflings are really fun to play. By my first look other features look wellespecially the mythical city upgrades. Going the way to have people been able to play together regardless if all have that DLC or not is a really good point too.
    Early availibility of the 1.4 Beta Patch was good to.
    Price of 11,99€ is more than just fair for that DLC.

    #123180

    Garresh
    Member

    Actually I kind of hope they stick to these “small” expansions, because each small addition has a high impact on overall customization and adds another strategic layer. In truth I’m not sure why this is considered a small expansion. It feels like a $25 expansion to me.

    #123184

    phillon
    Member

    Congratulations guys! Hope there is much more to come. AoW3 deserves it. Look at how great the Civ games were after the extra polish/content and expansions compared to vanilla. The price point is very fair as well, I was expecting higher! $15 to $20 is what I was expecting so $12 ($10 with special) is VERY fair for the amount of content in this expansion. Thank you for not being greedy; it shows the character of your studio and the respect to your fans.

    Also as an idea for future content: get in contact with Michael or the composer from AoW2 (he also did an amazing job in my opinion) for a handful of extra tunes to be added with the DLC, I would love some more themed music (for example for this expansion they could have created say three songs that have a halfling theme like “halfling march”). Just a thought, since often times with DLC new music is never added and thus neglected (and the wonderful atmospheric music of AoW has always been such a big part of the experience for me).

    I usually very seldom buy DLC, but I will support you guys, because I love this game and respect your studio (and believe you are also very passionate about your creation: AoW). Thanks again, and here is to more wonderful content and enhancements to AoW3!

    #123185

    Ravenholme
    Member

    Phillon, there are some new Michiel Van Den Boos tracks in this expansion, just so ya know!

    Speaking of which, Triumph, can we expect to see the new tracks released to Deluxe Edition owners?

    “I am Welcomed in the Home of Ravens and Other Scavengers in the Wake of Warriors, I am Friend to Carrion Crows and Wolves, I am Carry Me, and Kill with Me, and Die with Me Where the Road Ends; I am not the Honeyed Promise of Length of Life in Years to Come, I am the Iron Promise of Never Being a Slave.”

    #123189

    phillon
    Member

    @Raven

    Wow, that is great to hear and I echo your request: any way of us perhaps getting these tracks somehow Triumph? Can we extract these from the game folder somehow? I want my soundtrack folder to be complete!

    #123190

    elwin
    Member

    Hi. I want to congratulate for a great work. The patch was great, the simple modification of the power of the guard troops it was a ace.And the changes in the races, wow. Now the humans are a atractive race with the changes of near all is troops. I only play a little and the few I see is a tremendous improvement.
    Keep doing it. Good job.

    #123210

    marlowe221
    Member

    Congratulations to Triumph Studios!

    I haven’t had a chance to play the new content or patch changes yet but in a way it kind of doesn’t matter – I’m just happy to see a group of developers who stand by their game and keep working on it when they don’t have to (the free patches) and continue to put out quality content for the game at prices that are more than fair.

    I’ll buy the next one too.

    #123212

    psychicchris
    Member

    So i bought the golden realms expansion on steam. I also bought the base game on steam to. Whenever i start age of wonders i cant click the halflings campaign. Its not there. How do i fix this. Can anybody tell me how to fix this.

    #123215

    So i bought the golden realms expansion on steam. I also bought the base game on steam to. Whenever i start age of wonders i cant click the halflings campaign. Its not there. How do i fix this. Can anybody tell me how to fix this.

    My guess is that Golden Realms didn’t download fully before you started. Check your download queue to make sure there isn’t a pending update for AoW.

    If you turned off auto updating in Steam, then that might also cause Golden Realms not to download.

    #123217

    Xerberus86
    Member

    Actually I kind of hope they stick to these “small” expansions, because each small addition has a high impact on overall customization and adds another strategic layer. In truth I’m not sure why this is considered a small expansion. It feels like a $25 expansion to me.

    in terms of content it really is more of a dlc than a full blown expansion pack. the price is fair. you get a new race (7 new racial units), 13 empire quests aka wonders / achievements (x player got building y first, give him z…no biggie), around 50 new items (you can create items on your own via item forge), a couple new monsters, a couple new locations with special effects, a couple new spells, a new specialization (4 new skills / traits to research). its an accumulation of a dozen small content additions which are bundled into this dlc. seals of power (down-ticking points while holding a location), empire quests (which are really more like wonders / achievements which are obtained by meeting a certain criteria, much like steam-achievements just with ingame boni) and some new special locations (which were already in the base game, now just a couple more and more interesting) are really some nice additions and all, but honestly if they would ask more than 10-12€ for this or rather if they would ask 20-25€ for this then i wouldn’t even bother thinking about buying it.

    20-25€ (20 EUR are around 25 USD) would be 50% of the vanilla game price, so would this expansion pack increase the amount of features AND content by 50%? NO! i might be a bit reluctant towards the whole dlc ripoff-scheme many companies love to make, i personally don’t get for example why people buy for 3-5 € civs for civ5 which only add 2 new units which are really only slightly altered & reskinned units and every civ has only one minor unique trait. i guess compared to this golden realms is a huge addon, but if i would pay 50% of the base game price again then i would want an increase in terms of features & content by the same value.

    #123218

    psychicchris
    Member

    So i bought the golden realms expansion on steam. I also bought the base game on steam to. Whenever i start age of wonders i cant click the halflings campaign. Its not there. How do i fix this. Can anybody tell me how to fix this.

    My guess is that Golden Realms didn’t download fully before you started. Check your download queue to make sure there isn’t a pending update for AoW.

    If you turned off auto updating in Steam, then that might also cause Golden Realms not to download.

    I did check my download queue and there is nothing in it. Everything seems up to date when i launch it on steam. I even look at the build number when im in the game and its 1.4 and a bunch of other numbers. Also i dont have auto update turned off its always on. How would i redownload golden realms would i have to uninstall AoW3 completely then reinstall it?

    #123220

    I did check my download queue and there is nothing in it. Everything seems up to date when i launch it on steam. I even look at the build number when im in the game and its 1.4 and a bunch of other numbers. Also i dont have auto update turned off its always on. How would i redownload golden realms would i have to uninstall AoW3 completely then reinstall it?

    Is GR listed for you on the dlc tab?
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    #123222

    psychicchris
    Member

    Yeah its there and checked like in your picture. Do i have to click something when i start it for it to show up or something? It says when im in the game that its v1.427 build 13059

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