Hello, good day, and happy March, trailblazers! We’re back with new and wild frontiers for you to explore in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition!
This month’s release heralds a massive list of improvements to the game: with fixes and new features, tweaks to every playable civ in the game, and a ton of quality-of-life additions to keep things fresh!
Today’s (March 25) hotfix introduces several solutions to issues that cropped up since the major game update earlier this month. We’ve got more in the works for the next official update, but wanted to take an opportunity to get fixes shipped out for these issues sooner than later.
Also, something that I think hasn’t received enough credit is how detailed yet clear and beautifully presented all the balance changes and fixes are in the News page, similarly to other big esport titles.
That’s a huge plus. The team is aiming high!
The icon I marked on the screenshot is not able to identify it (maybe it’s a brand new civ unit not shown in Historical Battles).
I think Historical Battles is worth suggesting as this is a surprise egg - it can show us future new civs.
Berbers, Ethiopians, Somalis - who else can appear in the African DLC?
Tatars also don’t have to be a stupid idea. They can be part of the Asian DLC and appear alongside Persians, for example.
I hope what I wrote turns out to be true. It would also be nice to see the new European and American civs. Central European Empires and underrepresented South American natives - there was no South American playable civ before the Incas.
Somalis don’t make much sense for aoe3, although they would be a great for aoe2 - The Adal Empire disestablished in 1577, while the Ajuran Empire had no big events and were weakened shortly after the Ajuran-Portuguese wars. Somalis had their Golden Age, in the Medieval Ages. Both Ajuran and Adal are known as Medieval states.
Songhai are Medieval too, the empire had its zenith between 1464 and 1528, the precedessor was the Gao Empire. Moroccans conquered them, because Songhai didn’t use gunpowder and used Medieval weapons. Kanembu is similar, Medieval empire, but reached its zenith in the 1500s, similar to Burmese in aoe2
Kongolese make sense, because they fought the Portuguese in the 1600s and were a major power. Hausa and Yoruba are great as well.
Zulus, Ethiopians and Moroccans would be a great DLC, you won’t have 40 civs in aoe3 anyways