In Rise of Nations there is something called "Cannon Time" I've tried to find out what it means but haven't come across anything.

All I know is that it tries to activate when you hit the backspace button. What is Cannon Time?

Edit: What is it's use in RoN?

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Cannon time is bullet time but without the associated copyright infringements. It's essentially a toggle-able "slow motion" mode.

  • So what does it do in RON? - See Edit Commented Dec 13, 2014 at 1:34
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    You might add that it only applies to multiplayer. You can't use canon time in single player, nor do you need to, because in single player you can alter play-speed or pause the game at will. Commented Jan 15, 2017 at 8:56

Because usually players pause the screen and make actions since RoN being a RTS, it is difficult to keep track of several things at once. Slow motion mode essentially is like a pause and it is my view that the developers at RoN want us to use this mode instead of pausing because the game music resets everytime I pause whereas doesn't happen with this mode.

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