When Microsoft started working on AoE II DE, they promised us, that they would do anything to unite the community again. The bottom line is, Microsoft did the same, they were doing 18 years ago. They forced the community into their “in-game match making system” without any social gaming features or the ability to chat and interact with each other and even worse, they removed the ability to create LAN/IP games and “destroyed” all other community projects, including User Patch and Wololo Kingdoms. You can read the full story here.