Devs should pay more attention to AOE 3 D.E

I’m with OP: Age 2 DE at launch had a lot of features more than Age 3 DE, it was reworked completely; AGE 3 DE instead had some contents totally left untouched from the previous version, like campaigns, scenario editor. Its forum is pretty active, so a lot of people are waiting for new updates and dlc to play with. I love AGE 3 more than AGE 2, but i’m playing the second because has a lot of content.

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@anon63664082, the same isn’t true for AoE I, is it? It’s just a forgotten museum piece that will soon disappear.

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AoE2DE continued the work of AoE2HD.
AoE3 only had fan mods before.
AoE3DE was just released and it took over a year for AoE2DE to get a DLC. I expect it will take a year for AoE3DE too.
Why are they always threads about the devs ignoring the game popping up shortly before a bigger patch? Can’t people wait a bit more.

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Age2DE was totally reworked at launch, with four new civs, The Forgotten campaigns reworked, three totally new campaigns, new editor, while AGE3DE had very little new content: two new civs, some scenarios and revolutions reworked. I think they should have dropped the DE with a DLC, like they did with AGE2DE

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The Swedes and the Inca are way more interesting civilisations than any AoE2 civilisation can every be. The Inca have completely unique set of units and buildings and some mechanics that weren’t in AoE3 before.
The Swedes also have a new concept that was never done before with a Civilisation that has to use Mercs to get all unit types.

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And to add on to the topic of AoE I not getting any love, the DE was launched with everything the same as the original RoR expansion from 1998, they only updated the graphics and audio. No new civs, no new game mechanics and no new campaigns.

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Because it has been 2 weeks since they launch a patch that broke a lot of things, haven’t said a word about the game since then and didn’t even released a hotfix. Its not only that the game is not in a good state compared even to last build, but the lack of communication.

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I too would love to see more content for AOE3:DE, but to be completely honest, not for the prize of less content for AOE2 which I personally consider to be the better game.

I know it’s a fan mod, but you could check out Wars of Liberty which basically works as giant AOE3 expansion to the original version of the game:

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But we are talking about the game itself. Not mods… Because almost everyone plays multiplayer… But it’s raw. Not appealing to the eyes and as easy as AOE 2 DE MP matchmaking.

harsh truth:

AOE 1 never was seen as a high point of the series, it is in every way superseded by its successors. issue with AOE 1 is that to make it a fun game would require so many changes that it essentially isn’t the same game by the end, and by that point why not just make a modern game?

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Im obviously bias here but in my eyes aoe3 de has the best potential for a game rn since its a lovely age with cannon, guns and great naval potential and i’d love to see the game getting more eyes on it and more funding but thats not how life is so even if i dread watching my favourite game die its just out of our control, unless 15k+ daily players came in i just cant see the business potential…

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They are watching from the side, its just hard to make weekly patches since its a delicate thing, balance. Fx if they nerfed sweden the day after the chance of it being bad is 10 times greater than waiting a few weeks. Im not saying the balance is nearly fine since sweden and japs exist but its good to remember to give them time (except if its been 3+ weeks)

Here are my wishes of aoe3 de…I’ve sort of given up creating individual threads since I’ve seen other posters put them up and nothing has been done yet.

  • fix the little annoying things like pathing, explorer / vills not respinding sometimes when u tell it to do something etc…
  • miss my team games, I don’t really play it on DE cause it’s crap due to match making. Something has to be done to fix it.
  • friends feature. Like what is the point of it? I feel so alone when I’m playing DE compared to the original
  • observer mode is great when it works.

Even the ladder which they have said they fixed is still broken. I bet they are unaware it’s broken cause I doubt they check there work unless someone screams about it

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Pathing is by far the worst bug in the game, nothing is worse than losing games because you’re settlers walk around a house to the tc or your soldiers getting stuck in a clusterfuck of buildings

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Yes. We are suffering from numerous AOE3 issues, and these issues are not being resolved at all, even four months after the game was released.

Yes, balance is hard. Im not complaining about those changes, I expect them to come slower and have time to try them.

I am talking about things like broken anti aliasing since the last patch, broken pathing since the last patch, explorers or travoirs getting stuck while building trade posts and so on. Also, i really think the game was more stable in the last build. This are not balance changes, this are things that should have been fixed or at leas ADRESSED in the last 2 weeks, which they haven’t. As I said before, the issue is communication. I posted a thread about the anti aliasing issue and haven’t even got an answer from a mod, so I don’t know if when the next patch comes the game will still look worse than the 2005 version, as all units are blurry and awful from a distance and zooming in, and using other aa option makes things look pixetaled.

Yea, things like hunts and PATHING are gross i’ve lost countless games because of the troops getting stuck, going the wrong way etc.

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The pathing is more or less responsible for 50% of my ragequits

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Bad pathing also can crash the game or cause bad performance additionally to the game experience.

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This post is great with a lot of reasonable suggestions, those have detail figures and he explained why are some suggestion should be. Although it is impossible to follow ALL of his opinions, we still can see his enthusiasm to AOE3. Some of suggestions, for example (herding frequency too high, wall columns will refund, etc.) are complaint not under several times with different people, even this is related to game function not balance.

So what did Dev do? Put Sweden in balance patch everytime still messing up the game.

After 4 months, this is just simply consuming players’ enthusiasm, my friends are still playing remain from several groups to several people. This is fact and why also appeared “8 rounds all vs Sweden” this kind of topic.