I love AoE but there is ONE thing that always bugged me in EVERY AoE ever.
If you play on very easy, the enemy is basicly doing nothing. Building stuff here and there, creating a bit defense, never attacks you, lets you do whatever you’re up to.
That’s good, if you’re a bloody beginner, it’s your mode to go and there’s nothing wrong with that.
if you set the difficulty to easy, you’ll have a shocking surprise:
The enemy keeps attacking you already in the second age, with larger and larger forces.
and from that to middle difficulty, there isn’t much difference and higher up the enemy gets unlimited resources etc.
It goes from 0 - 70 in only one difficulty step.
I really suggest, that the enemy on easy start to attack in the 3rd, where you have your stable and archery built and are ready for a proper defense. I mean the difficulty “easy” should be for people who know now how the game basicly works.
It’s too early for attacks in the 2nd age, you don’t play on easy to struggle even to defend yourself a bit.
I can handle it now, but when I play online with others against bots and they get attacked, they’re lost. And I don’t have enough resources or soldiers to help them out, because I have to look for myself that time. A lot is going for your basic economy and defense in the second age, they have to take care of it, and I do too. Also it seems the AI enemy can happily build and create buildings and troops without caring for resources, when we, the human players, have to watch every single bit of food, wood, stone and gold.
So please, make the easy mode a smaller challenge for new players and let the enemy attack from the 3rd age instead of 2nd