Certain cards cannot be obtained in Act II: Ice

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  • GAME BUILD #: 100.12.24632.0
  • OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 10

:arrow_forward: ISSUE EXPERIENCED


When choosing cards during Act II: Ice, there are a number of cards that cannot be obtained even when the prerequisites are met. They are:

  • Military Academy
    • Cavalry Combat (prerequisite Cavalry Hitpoints)
    • 2 Heavy Cannons (prerequisite 3 Mortars)
  • Cathedral
  • Manufacturing Plant
    • Exotic Hardwoods (prerequisite Sawmills)
    • Royal Mint (prerequisite Silversmith)
    • Medicine (no prerequisites)
  • Harbor
    • Mercenary Loyalty (prerequisite Hire Highland Mercenary Army)

:arrow_forward: FREQUENCY OF ISSUE

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  • 100% of the time (ALWAYS)

:arrow_forward: REPRODUCTION STEPS

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Here’s the steps to reproduce the issue:

  1. Complete the first mission of Act II: Ice
  2. On the Home City page, click “Choose Cards”
  3. Attempt to obtain any of the cards listed above (receiving the prerequisites first as necessary)

:arrow_forward: EXPECTED RESULT

:point_down: What was SUPPOSED to happen if the bug you encountered were not present?

The cards should be able to be obtained if the prerequisites are met.

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Cavalry Combat

2 Heavy Cannons

Advanced Trading Post

Heavy Fortifications

Exotic Hardwoods

Royal Mint


Mercenary Loyalty

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Not applicable; issue happens when selecting Home City cards between missions of Act II: Ice.

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During the campaign it seems the game still uses Home City Level as a prerequisite for certain cards. I noticed the same thing in Act I of the Warchiefs and Act III of the base campaign.

If that’s the case and the developers decide that they want to keep that restriction, I ask that the game inform the player. Perhaps when you highlight over the card you get a message saying “Your Home City must be Level 15 to unlock this card”.

So in that case the fix is either:

  • Remove the Home City level restrictions
  • Keep the level restrictions, but inform the player that they exist

This issue still occurs in Update 29715.

This issue still occurs in Update 14.43676. Certain cards are unavailable to unlock, and the player is not told why.

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