the game still seems to be very buggy. I just tried to play it with a few friends on a LAN party and we get disconnects randomly every like 30 minutes.
There are still some very important features missing or issues that need to be fixed:
- Fix all the crashes and instability.
- Invite system doesn’t work properly.
- Auto saves (also for MP) are very important.
- Reconnecting to a MP game after disconnects.
- Opportunity to safe the game once a player discs.
- LAN modus without connection to the internet (currently you get a notification that you can’t join games (even within the local network) without internet connection). Related to this point: if you start a game having internet connection and then unplug your local network from the internet you can still continue playing with your friends (within the local network) for several minutes until the game kicks you (so internally the game seems to check for internet connection every few minutes and kicks you in case there is no connection to the aoe servers). So again: just enable a LAN modus.
- There are some serious FPS issues. For example the game tells you that you have like 130 FPS but the game visibly laggs extremely; it’s not smooth at all in many multiplayer games, even if there is not much going on.
Fixes would be appreciated very much…