You are right. Its just that there is people (like me) that are starting to hate the way rated and matchmaking games work (but thats another topic) . Aoe 2 DE is amazing and the new balances and civs and new units and campaigns, they are all amazing. Also to be able to zoom in and out really helps me.
Now after the hype of the first months I am getting tired of the DE online. I would like it to be on voobly so I can make my own ranked lobbys as I wish.
Like it was the ‘old’ days but with all the cool things DE has.
There are also people who love MM. The main reasons for me to love MM:
Games are much more balanced (note: I play mostly 1v1)
There is much more variance in the maps i can play.
I get into a new game much quicker
First is was sceptical about MM too. Therefore i waited a long time to buy DE. Now i wish i bought the game at release. MM is just so much better. I know not everyone see this as a step forwards and also i see things to improve. I would love if the devs expand the functionality of MM so more players enjoy MM.
DE isnt meant to be another platform to play the game, but to united the community. So even if it is possible to get DE on Voobly, i hope they decide to no make such patch / mod.
This is completely true. So let us focus on uniting the community at DE by improving MM.
There has been talk for months that WK creators are working on a new WK version, that includes some of the DE features, but not everything.
At the very most you can hope for the QoL features and the new civs. The server based mutliplayer will of course not come to voobly, meaning you would also be back to 300+ ping games (or for me only playing against europeans).
The fact that other games are also badly developed doesn’t make a difference. Look at the update that allowed units to go through walls… that would easily have been noticed if they actually tested before release. Now Malay are still broken and it’s been nearly two weeks without an update despite being discovered hours after release. Things like this need to be immediately hotfixed. But that’s another topic tbh