Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition - Hotfix 35584
Welcome, one and all, to the massive FEBRUARY UPDATE for Age of Empires II! It may be a short month, but we’ve taken advantage of every day to put together a package of changes and improvements to the game!
The unload hotkey doesnt work anymore with this new patch (except from units unloaded from a ram). This was very important. You use this a lot for example when you garrison villager in the TC and set a different waypoint, let’s say on a slayed boar, you use the unload hotkey for the vill to get out of the TC into the boar directly. My hotkey for that was Wheel Up, it ddoesn’t work anymore. And I have tried with other hotkeys as well instead of Wheel Up, it still doesnt work anymore.
Just a quick thing, this thread title says “Hotfix 35584” but I’m sure it means “Update 35584”, as this is about the whole new Feb patch and not just a hotfix, right?
As for the update, I’m extremely happy with all of it except that I think that now the Mongols will be the only civ that has a Steppe Lancer worth making. The Mongol Steppe Lancers and the Chinese Block Printings are the only changes that the Dev team have made that I have disagreed with (besides accidental bug introductions that got fixed later, of course).
AoE2 DE remains to be the best version of the best game ever
I say give the Turks elite skirm and/or pikemen (they don’t need halbs) but nerf their UU slightly (slightly!) so they’re less one dimensional. And ,yes, the Tartars need a buff.
But I also think that the Cumans aren’t very good anymore. Although, yes, the Tartars are even weaker.
I am happy with the Viet eco bonus but I’m not sure how strong it will actually be and if it will be enough of a buff for them. Time will tell. Same as the Goths really. Happy with the new bonus (I suggested it myself! (although that’s probably a coincidence)) for them too … but time will tell how good it is. Same with Teutons. It will be interesting to see how good the Vietnamese, Goths and Teutons are now. Love the bonuses. Will be interesting to test them out.
It’s not much of a nerf because it was only by 10%. + 40% faster hunt is still huge.
I’d be fine with them getting step lancers if their hunt bonus was recuded even more … but only if the Cumans and Tartars had Steppe Lancers worth making! As it stands Steppe Lancers are either still going to be over-nerfed and useless … or an already strong old civ will have useful step lancers but the two of the new civs won’t.