A shame they didn't learn from the launch mistakes

At launch we had glaring problems with certain civs which killed the game. There were some annoying bugs, but it wasn’t the bugs - it was that civs like RUS were so insanely OP there was no reason to play anything else.

While that was bad, nothing is quite as bad as todays Xu

to put things into perspective, english would need its gold generating farm tech in fuedal to be as strong as xu.
But even then, english builds at half the speed, and its units are inferior.

Xu would still likely be the better civ…

In a couple weeks this game will die out entirely as people get bored of playing xu with no alternatives.