start your journey now, my lord

civonyWhile doing research for my previous post, I came across this ad on YouTube.  I have not clicked it, nor googled it yet, as I would like to first react to the ad itself, before diffusing my confusion with actual knowledge.

So, what are we looking at here?  It’s like, one part Civilizations, one part Castles, one part softcore porn?  Perhaps you build structures to fend off other players who are attempting to steal your hot young queen, who you just abducted from a neighboring monarch, and whose sexual favors you unlock by impressing her with your martial conquests?

Okay, let’s just look it up before things get out of hand.

Nope.  It’s just Age of Empires, but they couldn’t find someone to draw a half-naked scullery maid, so they put an ad on Craigs List.  I guess ads on Youtube are cheaper than I thought.  Waaaaay cheaper.