Auf der offiziellen Imperator Website ist neben ein paar frischen Screenshots, ein interessanter Artikel von Marc Jacobs erschienen. In diesem berichtet der Präsident von Mythic Entertainment von den Wendepunkten der Weltgeschichte. Selbst Einstein hat gesagt, das manchmal nur sehr wenig gefehlt hat, um unsere Gegenwart komplett zu verändern. Imperator Online greift dieses Prinzip auf. Im Sci-Fi Titel ist die Welt der Römer nie untergegangen und die Gegenwart profitiert nun vom kulturellen und technischen Wissen der antiken Zivilisation. Ein interessanter Schauplatz, der Lanzen durch Laserwaffen ersetzt.
In 14 AD (Tiberius became the Emperor of Rome after the death of Octavian (later known as Augustus). In 17 AD, concerned about the security of his position as Emperor, Tiberius had his adopted son Germanicus removed from the head of the army in the Rhine, and sent out to the Eastern end of the Empire. This lack of paternal gratitude was surprising, considering that among other services performed for his father, Germanicus had put down a mutiny among some of the legions at great risk to his own life and to that of his family (in a truly heroic and cool story we will explore at another time). However, Tiberius was afraid that the enormous popularity of Germanicus (both within the army as well as within Rome ? commoners and highborn alike loved the heroic deeds of Germanicus and the man was also a playwright!) combined with the Germanicus?s well-known Republican beliefs, were going to threaten his hold on the throne. In 19 AD, Germanicus died in Antioch under mysterious (even by Roman Imperial standards and that is saying something) circumstances. The tragic part of this story is that in actuality Germanicus posed no threat to Tiberius, as he was loyal to the Emperor both as his adopted father and as the ruler of Rome. The sudden death of Germanicus was mourned by the Romans; and the circumstances surrounding the young man?s death helped to blacken Tiberius\'s name.