Big Huge Games is inviting players to help test an upcoming patch for Rise of
Nations, the company's popular strategy game. The patch is to make some major additions to the game with the introduction of quickmatch to the company's multiplayer system and address multiplayer connectivity issues that some players have been experiencing. Big Huge Games has also added multiplayer support for mods, scenarios, and scripts, as well as balance changes to some nations and units.
umm, this is just a beta test for a patch, nothing major.

beta tester sign up- http://www.bighugegames.com/riseofnations/beta3_signup.html
game site- http://www.bighugegames.com