Summary: Make a contest for modders to create a new Asian Civilization. Add the new Civ to the official AoE3 DE by the end of 2020
I am truly impressed with the details put into the Swedes and Incas. They are two unique civs, I can’t imagine the amount of work put into them. For that, a big thank you.
However, we get one new european civ and one new native civ, there’s something missing right? I get that from the three cultures, Asians were the more complicated choice to create a new faction for. Artistically they demand a new set of units, skins for builings and new wonders. Conceptually, you will need to think about auras, temporary boosts, wonder effects, uniqueness gameplay, etc. That is more than what is required for europeans and natives. Again, I understad why they werent your favourite choice and that is why I am not asking you to break your head again to create a new civ -althou I really want to ask for it-.
So I propose instead that you organize a contest for modders to create a new Asian civ. Have you seen the amount of mods with new content for Age of Empires out there? You will surely get a lot of participants. This will not only make a ton of people happy, it will also get you more players from Asian countries (as a lot of peruvians are gonna buy the game only bc of the Incas), and above all be a good promoting tool. After all the testing is done from the community you will have new a balanced civilization to include in the offical DE. This will not take much time from your developears and you will make your always imposible to satisfy fans -myself included- be quiet for a while. You could offer a prize or even make it free -but I know MS has money-. Its up to you, it will only take a little effort from you, and you will involve modders too into the creation process, the community grows, etc, etc. Win-Win situation.
We could even get an update patch with the new Asian Civilization by the end of the year. You could also select an specific civilization (I mean fitted for the period of AoE3) for the contest, let’s say Persians, and chose the better version/representation of Persia from all the participants.
Please give AoE3 more love, because I think you dont plan to give us new content after DE ,
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