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Legacy applications and Age of Empires

Inheriting an application is like playing Age of Empires. When you start, your inventory is minimal, and you have no idea where you are or what you have got yourself into. Everything is black and unknown except the tiny patch of light where your town center is. You start exploring, send your troops to shed light on the darkness and your horizon expands. You find new resources and you setup mines to dig them up. You build your army and gradually get a pretty good picture of where everything is and where to look in case there is trouble.

Soon you start building confidence and you identify your enemies. You focus on the ones that are an immediate threat and you send the army that you have built to solve the problem. You make a plan and you execute it in steps. Finally, you conquer the whole land and emerge victorious. You are the emperor.



2 responses to “Legacy applications and Age of Empires”

  1. Gaurav Chhatbar says:

    How do you account for Cheat codes :) ?

  2. Vamsi Peri says:

    KT sessions :D

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