I'm Lurcolm! I'm from South Africa and I've been playing AoE III for.... A long time. I can't even remember when I started, but I've been a solid fan of this game, though I've been using less-than-legal methods of obtaining the game for a long time. Decided to cut clean of the ol' Jolly Roger three or so years ago, slowly building my list of games in my steam library to the actual list of games I've played.
Through some comment about AoE III on some AoE II thing I can't even remember, i discovered this "Wars of Liberty" mod, and honestly I loved it to bits. So much so that I decided to finally buy the game, and Boy was this a good idea!
My favourite faction is the Habsburgs, hands down. That followed by the Aztecs. I hope to be a very productive member of this community!