Difficultly is way too hard

I’m a new player and I cannot beat any campaigns on the “Easy” difficulty. I am constantly bombarded every 3 mins with at least 5 units from the enemy and any ground I make destroying the buildings of theirs is just rebuilt the next time I make an attack. There has to be something wrong. What can I do to make my experience better?

Hi @Kadabr0, Which game are you playing and is there a specific campaign that you need help? Someone on the forums here may be able to provide you some tips.

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Which campaign are you referring to?
Which game is it? Age of Empires Definitive Edition or Age of Empires II (2013)?

I’m playing AOE:DE from Steam. It’s pretty much every campaign so far. The Egyptian one was alright, but even the first Greek campaign was completely unbeatable with my skill set at the moment.

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They messed it up and easy mode is harder than standard

the difficult on this game is borked. there is no reason for standard to be so extreme.

has nothing to do with your skills, they broke they game

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Thread is just a smidgen old at this point but it’s fresh enough I felt it didn’t warrant a second thread on the same topic.

Chiming in that the AI on AoE:DE’s campaign are just insane most of the time. Standard or Easy, it’s like they’re playing as if I set them to Hardest. From what I’ve gathered, I guess that is indeed the case? They’re always on Hardest no matter what difficulty you set them to?

I’ve counted, the AI in the second Greek campaign mission (Acropolis) sends 2 ~ 3 Scouts and Axemen every few minutes into my area, faster than I can replenish my forces.

Popping back in to say that the AI in the campaign is almost universally far too aggressive, and the Skirmish AI seems to be treated as Hardest even on Easy as well. There’s no way that an “Easy” AI can have 20 ~ 24 villagers and have expanded so far before the ten minute mark.

I see that AoE:DE is still getting some updates, but is the AI personality & difficulty a known issue or planned to be tweaked at any point? Or at the very, very least looked into and or acknowleding it but stating it’s not a priority fix at the moment?

The first greek scenarioalways is almost unbeatable. The ai is very weird sometimes in different mpas around campaing Rise of Rome 1 map “birth of rome” was hard but… Last time was a walk in the park.